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Author Topic: 2-6-6-2 Mallet Has Arrived  (Read 12804 times)
Jon D. Miller

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« on: December 19, 2008, 06:57:36 PM »

My dealer just called.  His order of Mallets arrived this afternoon.

I'm on the way out the door to pick one up for the CD&StL.  No doubt the shop crew will be standing by awaiting its arrival on the property.  Might be working late tonight. Wink

Will post a couple of pictures tomorrow.

Now Larry, Moe, and Curley along with the "Amen Choir" will have something to keep them busy, over the Holidays, as they "evaluate" the new locomoitve. That should be entertaining! Grin


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JD

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 10:54:41 PM »

Lucky you!!! I called my dealer and they are expecting them, but no show as of yet. It may not arive in time for christmas, but a belated christmas present is better than none.

Bruce
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Superheater

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 09:24:55 AM »

How fortuante for you, Jon.  You may very well be the only one in these United States to have one before the holiday, which of course one would expect might be a reward for all that "enthusiasm."

As to Larry Moe and Curley, you might check the definition of "Stooge" carefully before you go throwing it about, lest it hit too close to home.

Happy Holidays,

John Fitch
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Paul W.

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008, 09:50:33 AM »

JD,
That's great news! Can't wait to see the pics. Guess we know which of Santa's lists you are on this year  Grin
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tac

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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008, 10:32:59 AM »

Here in UK, a gentleman on gscalemad forum collected his two mallets last monday.

Makes a change to get things before you guys!

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Jon D. Miller

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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 05:13:18 PM »

First photos of the new Mallet at CD&StL's AJ Yard.





The new Mallet was operated for about two hours this afernoon.  Right out of the box, after lubrication, the 2-6-6-2 is a smooth runner.  Handled a thirteen car mixed consist with ease.


You know John, I really appreciate your admonishment.  Must be that as a member of the "Choir" you take exception. Wink


Don't think having one of the first 2-6-6-2 Mallets has anything to do with "enthusiasm."  Has more to do with having a pre standing order with my dealer and his distributor for any Bachmann Spectrum locomotive that is announced.  Two of the new 2-6-6-2 Mallets were delivered yesterdy by my dealer.


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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008, 10:14:56 PM »

that beast looks fantastic!!!!! Grin Grin ;Das you are one of the first,its great to see how much these will pull,once they do some runnig in ,as i say you dont grow up,just old,but lovely units make it all worthwhile,meery christmas to all,peter in ozzie... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 10:26:05 PM »

The engine looks great. Now I know what mine will look like, as I have the same version ordered as yours.

Bruce
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Paul W.

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2008, 01:22:42 PM »

JD,
Looks great! Can I assume you'll have it at York next Spring?Huh???
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2008, 10:11:25 PM »

Looks GREAT!!! Grin  Same version I'm thinking of getting, the "undec" with red-&-white trim, to get my own roadname lettering.  Not too concerned about getting one in time for Christmas - just sprang for another live-steam Shay ($$$$  Shocked ), so got to let the budget "recover" Wink a bit before springing for one of these beasts.  Sounds like it will pull comparable to the 3-tuck Shay (my current "tonnage champ"!  Grin ).

                                                                                                           Wink  Tom
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2008, 06:52:59 AM »

First photos of the new Mallet at CD&StL's AJ Yard.

One of the "Enthusiastic Children"    JD

Hi, nice looking equipment you got there buddy, I can tell we would get along just fine and dandy: PETA Packing Company, I'm loving it!  LOL!
 Grin
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2008, 10:37:34 AM »

Mine is on order woo! Sadly the little river logging roadname was out of stock in UK so I am importing from US ! cant wait for it to turn up
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Peter O

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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2008, 12:04:10 AM »

Could someone take a picture of the 2-6-6-2T with a Connie and /or Annie in the same shot? I'd like to see how large the loco is and whether it might be feasible to downsize it to 1:22.
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2008, 10:15:53 AM »

Could someone take a picture of the 2-6-6-2T with a Connie and /or Annie in the same shot? I'd like to see how large the loco is and whether it might be feasible to downsize it to 1:22.

If no one does before mine turns up ill take you a picture of my connie along side the mallet
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Loco Bill

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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2008, 11:17:13 AM »

A friend of mine got his last week. He  lives in St Louis.  I am visiting in Denver and as of yesterday they were on the shelves at Caboose Hobbies, and also Mizzel Trains.  I could have bought six of the beasts, alas I had no money i9n my pockets.

It is a beauty tho, and it was great to be able to look at is super close up next to a K-27.

Enjoy your new toys, boys Grin  and Merry Railroading!
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