Reader's Digest Makes N Scale Locos??

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Cannonball, May 23, 2007.

  1. nscaler711

    nscaler711 Member

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    once you have replaced the Horribly Oversized handrails with N-scale LL GP38's handrails they look better. but they still will not run :confused:
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    And you'd also have to overlook the lack of details as well.
  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Ya clean up the handrails with a fresh Exacto blade ,install some dummy knuckle couplers weather the h*ll out of them ( they are SP afterall) then put them in your deadline with some Model Power or Lifelike & Bachmann clunkers.(this is not a dig at either maker their bad ones are just cheaper to buy)

    Or put them on Ebay as rare collectables at a $10.00 starting bid and wonder why people are actually bidding on them.
  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I think you'd do better if you also say that you found them in your great-grandfather's attic this way and upped the starting bid to $50..:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Don't forget to refer to them as rare and vintage! :thumb:

    :D
  7. Pitchwife

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    And make sure that there aren't any "scratches" that would devalue them. sign1 sign1
  8. TrainNut

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    I had one of these things that I tried to modify for my 4 year old to play with. I found it in a garbage box at the club a while ago. The first thing I did was took out the dremel tool and modified the undercarriage so the trucks would swivel enough so he could push it around the curves. Then, we discovered that the couplers were pretty much useless and you could not hook ANYTHING up to it. I tried to find it just now so I could take a picture for ya'll but couldn't. My guess is it found its way to the trash can (again).
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    Lo'n'behold, I was looking through some boxes looking for a bridge and guess what I found??!!

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  10. Pitchwife

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    No offense TN, but MAN IS THAT UGLY! peasoup :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Everything else looks great though. :thumb: :thumb:
  11. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Wow.... That almost makes the old Life-Like locos seem realistic!

    :D
  12. nscaler711

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    i am doing some work to one of those...........il talk a little more about this later...............
  13. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    ooooohhhhhhh...... Secret Squirrel Stuff!
    :D
  14. nscaler711

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    no i was a little tired when i typed that.....also i dont know how to upload photos to this site
  15. nscaler711

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    SP GP40 #9725 No. 418 "High Speed"

    well i finally started working on the locomotives and here is a picture
    SP_9725_army - Hobby Photo Gallery - Zealot.com
    well a link at least
    anyways The top has been painted Camo....it has a New cab(from an GP38-2 LL) New trucks (LL Proto 1000 SW8 ) and i scrapped of the hand rails....it has no feul tank though(any one want to part with some GP38 items like oh say a fuel tank and some handrails?:mrgreen:)

    The bottom Loco is the original but with new handrails (GP38-2 LL junk line)
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    Looks like that was a fun project. Ever since I pulled mine out of the box for the picture above, it's been sitting in my yard. It looks okay from a distance but it could use a little of that TLC that you've given yours!
  18. nkp174

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    Don't you mean..That almost makes the old Life-Like locos seem, well life-like! :p
  19. stary

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    I have one of those that I keep as a decoration, on top of the TV sitting on a small length of straight track.