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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: New Product Announcement! on: May 31, 2020, 12:46:17 PM
Back about 1950 I went to the  Frisco roundhouse in Oklahoma City.  I walked in and here was 5 or 6  Frisco decapods.  They were overhauling them.  I thought why are they doing all that work on these.  It turn out that they were selling them to mining company in Northeast ok, and southeast Ks.
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ turnout replacement parts on: May 26, 2020, 12:41:32 PM
I don't know, to me that is as clear as mud.  What part do you need replaced?
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: HMinky on: May 19, 2020, 12:47:28 PM
THANK YOU to all those who have visited here, at Harold Minkwitz's Pacificcoastairlinerr.com – I know my husband Harold loved sharing his ideas on 'the hobby', and it is with great sorrow that I announce his death on March 26, 2020. His creative, often non-traditional ideas (one example: “fake fur grass”) will remain on this website for another year. I know he would have wanted that.

During this time, I will also be making an inventory of his many trains, enormous collection of tools, books and magazines to offer for sale. It may be a while before anything is ready for new homes though; there are 30-plus years of “stuff” down in the basement.

If there are any specific items you might be interested in, in the meantime, please let me know and I can provide photos via e-mail.

My contact information is:

Eleanor Minkwitz e-mail: the_minkys2@verizon.net
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Which couplers do you prefer? on: May 16, 2020, 11:31:54 PM
Well my guess is I have 25 cars and they all have X couplers and I don't want to change.   Over the years I have changed couplers 4 or 5 times.  It was just part of the game.  THere may some day be a better coupler than KD but I will not change again.
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: In case you get tired of “mountain” railroads on: May 12, 2020, 10:29:04 PM
KCS in southeastern OK. BNSF south of Davis.  All of Ok. is not flat.
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Broke n guage F 7 Life Like chassis on: May 04, 2020, 08:55:34 PM
Well I live just north of you Bville
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Broke n guage F 7 Life Like chassis on: April 30, 2020, 09:59:51 PM
athomehobby is that a Frisco 4-8-4?
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Another engine not working!!! on: April 28, 2020, 08:23:44 PM
The only locomotive I have with a pancake motor, which I don't run anymore. It would not run, I could just flip the spring that holds the brushes, and it would take off and run.


9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: F9 loco chugging but not rolling. on: April 27, 2020, 03:10:06 PM
The only mainline railroad near Westville, Arkansas is the Union Pacific.  Coal trains can and do have just about any railroad units.
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Postwar New Haven Video on: April 24, 2020, 09:20:10 PM
well they had one hopper car covered with a trap that should have been out of service.  I couldn't read the first letter -ex 15162
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Very interesting film on: April 20, 2020, 11:25:08 PM
When I was a kid I never saw a diesel until I was almost 12 years old.  The train I was on had a diesel until we got to Oklahoma City.  I didn't see another one until after the war.  Places like Steam town is a good place to see what steam was like.  They run steam locomotives but they don't really work steam locomotives. 
they don't pull 80-90 car trains or run 80 or 90 MPH. 
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Recommendation on: April 09, 2020, 11:47:52 PM
There a layout plans that allow you to start small and then to add on to make a bigger layout
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Things that make you go "Hmmmmm.." on: March 25, 2020, 05:08:46 PM
Well maybe the Scenic Express product is safe to eat and the Bachmann product is not.  If you eat the Bachmann trees you may get cancer.
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Question about Bachmann Couplers and coupler Pockets on: March 15, 2020, 03:18:10 PM
Just go with the Kadee coupler with pockets and be done with it.


15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Acquiring Locos inside Roundhouse on: March 13, 2020, 08:31:55 PM
In side of roundhouses was a big blackboard.  on this blackboard was a line for each track.  On this line was written information on needed repairs that needed to be made.  So you do the same thing.  If you only have 6 locomotive you just assign to a track and that is it. 
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