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« Reply #720 on: Dec 18th, 2015, 7:15pm »
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I always liked that CB&Q paint scheme. The engines have a good shine to them,

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« Reply #721 on: Dec 20th, 2015, 7:02pm »
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I recently repaired my other ERIE E8 so here is a side by side. Technically there are three railroads represented here. ERIE, DL&W and EL.  The EL units are ex DL&W since they have the additional headlight.  Love those cab units...

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« Reply #722 on: Dec 21st, 2015, 10:23am »
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Nice -units you got there.
 Here are the Athearn F7ABA I have in CB&Q.
Athearn is on the outside with the black number boards. Mantua F7AA in the Center, and Varney F3 AB on the inside track.
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« Reply #723 on: Jan 8th, 2016, 7:24pm »
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I have been busy for the last few days with a very nice looking Balboa Union Pacific steam turbine. I've been experimenting with various adhesives to mount and insulate the motors from the metal floor of the model. Everything is coming along just fine. To much to explain. I'll just post a photo of it here. For as old as it is. The old paint looks almost new. When done, conversion to DCC if wanted, will be simple.
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« Reply #724 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 6:08pm »
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First time I have seen that one. The Paint does look good and the Silver trucks are classy. It would probably hate the curves on my layout though.  
 
At the opposite end of the spectrum I recently acquired two older Mantua 0-6-0 switchers, one in basic black and the other in Army green. A little cleaning and lube fixed the Army unit which is running smooth. The other needs much more and is in the "to be fixed" area.  
 
I really like these old heavy Mantua metal switchers.  
Frank - I believe you have a few of these in your collection?
 


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« Reply #725 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 9:13pm »
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I have one 0-6-0t by mantua that is complete and runs. I like the old Roundhouse 0-6-0t saddle tank locos. They have a older appearance.
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« Reply #726 on: Jan 14th, 2016, 2:46pm »
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I'm not familiar with Balboa. What types of engines did they make?

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on Jan 14th, 2016, 2:46pm, NEFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I'm not familiar with Balboa. What types of engines did they make?

 
Balboa Scale models made that locomotive #61 in 1971. It was a 4,500 HP unit. Factory painted and sold with and without the tender. They made brass locos and passenger sets, factory painted and brass finish. The model I posted is factory painted.  
 
A link to info on balboa;
 
http://www.brasstrains.com/BrassGuide/PDG/List/Balboa-Scale-Models/d65111


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« Reply #728 on: Jan 19th, 2016, 9:03am »
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My Roundhouse area yesterday. Photo 1
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« Reply #729 on: Jan 19th, 2016, 9:05am »
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My Roundhouse area yesterday. Photo 2
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« Reply #730 on: Jan 23rd, 2016, 10:15am »
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I always wanted one of those French styled double ended electrics or diesel locomotives. I got one recently. It is by a company named HOrnby acHO. The lettering I have done of its name is exactly how it is printed on their trains and boxes. This is a French train company. It runs on DC and can run on my old Atlas track and through my switches so It will stay in with my trains. I have 4 passenger cars also made by this company.
 It is missing a pantograph and the one on it is backwards. For now till I get some parts it will remain the same.


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« Reply #731 on: Feb 9th, 2016, 7:34am »
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Well a friend in England supprised me with the part, Pantograph, and I got it yesterday so I turned around the one that is on and installed the new one.
 Here is the HOrnby  acHO French Electric at Centerville station.
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 If you find this ; Thanks Kenny !


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« Reply #732 on: Apr 8th, 2016, 9:53pm »
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At the Montvale train show, this month, last Sunday, I got this Gilbert NYC Hudson 443. After a little work it is complete and running. On my other 443 I changed the drivers on it, so it is not a original one. This one is.
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« Reply #733 on: Apr 9th, 2016, 7:40am »
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My oldest Gilbert Hudson id #151. It is strangely numbered like the first and second one's released. They all have different cab numbers and Gilbert stock numbers. #151 has cab # 5318. I will be refinishing this locomotive when time allows. It is still as I got it. This locomotive has a smoking system in the tender.  
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« Reply #734 on: Apr 9th, 2016, 7:47am »
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This is my first Gilbert Hudson also numbered 443. I got it with bad drivers and had to replace them to keep it running. I used mantua drivers for the repair. It has a smoking unit in the locomotive boiler.
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My next Gilbert Hudson is #446. It is the only Hudson that has a whistle in it. The smoke unit is the same as 443 in the front part of the boiler. This is the only one I have in a original box.  
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The last complete one I have is #31005. It is of their newest design with larger drivers. Mine like most of the ones I have are well played with.
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I have another Gilbert Hudson with the loco being another 31005 type. I replaced the tender with a HObbyline one. I still have its original tender though the lettering on it is gone.
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PS still looking for Gilbert Hudsons lettered for Santa Fe , and the other one Wabash. I Have a good Wabash tender.


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« Reply #738 on: Apr 9th, 2016, 9:11am »
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This will make 7 photos I have added today. One I have posted before.
This one is a side by side look at the 2 American type camelbacks I kitbashed into a LVRR an a CRRofNJ models.
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« Reply #739 on: Apr 12th, 2016, 12:20pm »
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Wow it has been a long time since I've last posted. Here's what I've been up to.
 
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