Passengers or freight?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Woodie, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

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    Charlie, that L&N train looks super! I bet the passengers are admiring your architecture. It's worthy of note sir!

    Bob, those three axle coaches takes me back to my 70's decade of MR. I think Walthers sold these around that time. I also notice the IHC with vanderbuilt tender, did you ever get round to fitting a Kadee coupler on the front end? I managed to fit one.

    Errol
  2. bobrien

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    only HALF a family gromit???
    my idea of an express train family takeout would be the lot, plus the dog on the leash :D
  3. RI541

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    No the leash gets cought on a grab iron the poor mute probly kept up until the first switch stand:) :D :)

    I go bed now
  4. Bob Collins

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    Errol;

    I have the coupler as a "to do" item, but my plate is full right now and something like doing that means I need to have plenty of time to think the project through as well as do it. I will eventually get around to it. That is probably the, or at least one of the engines I will need to run as an analog as I can't imagine how I would get a decoder into it. Not equipped to put it in the tender, so......

    My grandkids bought me the Oscar and Piker for Christmas last year. The kids think they are a real scream.

    Bob

    Bob
  5. mrgooch

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    Have passengers waiting

    They will have to wait awhile. At least until my check clears and the new MDC overlands arrive.
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Bob,
    Seeing the Piker, and the Oscar, reminded me that at some time I want to couple up maybe five Pikers and an Oscar, and pull them with an A-B-A Hustler.
    Pete
  7. Bob Collins

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    Pete;

    I guess I'm not familiar with the A-B-A Hustler. Have you got a picture handy?

    Bob
  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Bob,
    No pictures, sorry. I haven't started kitbashing the Athearn "hustler" into a B unit yet.
    Pete
  9. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Hustler

    Bob: the Hustler is Athearn's 4 wheel shunter. Used to be a motor on a truck with rubber band drive. Model Railroader awarded it the booby prize in the speed category for 400+ scale miles an hour.

    Do they still make it?
  10. Bob Collins

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    David;

    I figured it had to be something like that, but I just couldn't come up with a picture in my mind of exactly what it might be. I know what you are talking about now. Thanks very much. Painted UPRR colors and pulling Oscar and Piker would be a real scream to look at

    :D :D :D

    Bob