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916  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New Arrivals on: October 07, 2015, 10:21:30 PM
Is there a plan to offer a sound value Frisco 2-8-2?  On the Frisco engine, Is the headlight number plate in the Frisco "coonskin" shape?  Can't tell from the photos.
917  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New Arrivals on: October 07, 2015, 05:09:06 PM
Yardmaster, can you tell us the names of the three whistle choices in the 2-8-2 sound package?  I'm pretty  sure that one will be the B&O three chime.
918  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Vanderbilt Tenders on: October 06, 2015, 05:47:57 PM
Those 2-10-2s look ex wabash.
919  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: My upcoming layout! the Ayr, Dundas, and St Catherines Railway Company on: September 30, 2015, 07:19:36 PM
Sedfred my first layout when I was your age was two 2x8 s in an L shape.  I imagined them to be two towns at both ends of a branch line.  Each end had a runaround track, a 2 track yard, two industrial set outs, and a team track. One end also had a two track engine terminal.

After 40 years, I started my second layout, my present one.  It is two of those els, with almost the same track plan,  each in an adjacent room, with a connecting section that goes through the wall.  Except now my layout is 15" wide.

You can get a lot of railroad on a narrow shelf.

920  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 29, 2015, 04:58:58 PM
Roger contact me by PM
921  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 28, 2015, 10:12:41 PM
I'll take the 2-10-0 engine if you want the tender.
922  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 27, 2015, 11:17:17 PM
About the seperately sold  tenders, it appears that you can build one by purchasing all the parts separately.  You have to look at the parts list page and check against the exploded drawings.
923  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 27, 2015, 11:12:48 PM
Sedfred, mine are all DCC with sound.  With the Soundtraxx decoders, there are about 4 CVs  you can adjust that let the engine crawl like an ant. 

The new ones with sound will have "sound value" decoders, but all those crawl-capability CV's are in the mogul sound value system.  The 4-6-0 mechanism, if not changed, will be very smooth. 

All I do is switch with mine, because all I run is local freights.  It will pull 8 or 9 cars up my 2 percent grade.

DCC ready, can't say.  I do have a DC only one that I've never run, waiting on a decoder install. 
924  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Magnet with Brakeman on: September 27, 2015, 11:18:49 AM
you worked for the railroad in Meridian MS and didn't know it was the home of Jimmie Rodgers? Shocked. You didn't ever go to the Jimmie Rodgers museum, see all of Jimmie's (and Hank Snow's) cool stuff, and see the Meridian and Bigbee 2-8-0 outside?

Mercy sakes! I do declare!  I'm about to get the vapors! 

I yodeled for the ladies in the museum and they gave me a logo ball cap.
925  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 27, 2015, 11:11:32 AM
Sedfred I think you can relax.  The consolidation and the mogul have been around for a long time.  The last time those 4-6-0s were available, they lasted 3 or 4 years.

I don't think it will be too long before you can enjoy a scene like this on your layout.

926  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 26, 2015, 05:07:06 PM
I hope this does not violate the code of conduct.  I read it and it does not appear to.
927  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Magnet with Brakeman on: September 26, 2015, 01:39:16 PM
Jimmy was the "Singing Brakeman."

Although, years ago there was a story about him around the railroad in Meridian MS .  The train crew would get called and  someone might ask if Rodgers was in the crew.  If he was, another would say..."well you ain't gonna get much work outa him, better get an extra man." Shocked Cheesy
928  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 26, 2015, 01:34:12 PM
Make sure you get the ones you want with or without sound. They come both ways.

I'm getting two.  The ATSF one comes with sound.  I get Santa Fe steam engines and take the "F" out of the "ATSF" on the cab to make it an "Arkansas, Texas & Southern" engine for one of my lines.  I've already done that with the mogul and a decapod.

The T&P one, which I also want, comes without sound.  I want to see one before I buy.  It has a greenish boiler as per TP practice, but it's got to be right or I won't get it. It is numbered 316, as per a preserved TP 4-6-0 you can see on you tube, but it isn't completely prototypical.  If I get it I'm putting the new Econonami decoder in, it has much better whistles than most of the current Tsunami sound decoders.

Sedfred I think this bodes well for expecting reissue of other former Spectrum engines.  I'll bet the 63" driver ten wheeler comes around again.  The decapod may take awhile because, uncharacteristic for Bachmann steam engines, it had mechanical design flaws that need correction.
929  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 26, 2015, 09:36:48 AM
There oughta be enough ,Sedfred, while they are around.  You can already back order them at some of the discount houses.  The place I saw had the sound value model at $239.  That's pretty good for a quality steam engine with sound. 

Remember that it used to be a Spectrum model.  The detail will better than the mogul it it hasn't changed.

These were very popular engines when they were offered before.  So there ought to be a pretty good run of them made.  That also means that when the end comes they will go very quickly just like before.

Start saving now.  You won't be sorry.  I have 3 of them operating and one waiting for a decoder.
930  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann ho steamers on: September 25, 2015, 06:25:40 PM
Those engines have been offered multiple times by other vendors.  If we MUST have another articulated engine, it would be great to have any of several WW l period compound mallets.
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