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bob kaplan

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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2014, 10:20:39 PM »

Ed, I am about 3 hrs. from Rochester....
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bob kaplan

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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2014, 10:21:47 PM »

Thank you, Chuck.
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Chuck N

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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2014, 10:52:38 PM »

Bob:

Hope you can make contact with fellow LARGE SCALERS in upstate New York.  Take it from me, having local contacts, sure beats going it alone. 

There are too many mistakes out there that we have made.  How will you know if you have an original problem or one most of us have made if you can't communicate with locals?

Chuck
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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2014, 01:37:14 AM »

There's a very active group in Rochester (Genesee G Gaugers), and also one in the Syracuse area. There are some folks up towards Albany as well, though I don't know if they've got their own active garden RR society or just piggyback on the Syracuse group. (I moved from the Rochester area 12 years ago, so it's been a while.) Northern NY (Adirondacks, Watertown, etc.) things get a little slimmer, but there are a few folks around. There's a very active group in Vermont as well. If you're on the Southern Tier, there's Lantz's train shop in Horseheads, and a few other folks in that neck of the woods.

Later,

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bob kaplan

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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2014, 10:45:28 AM »

Thanks for the info Kevin.   I find the EAST BROADTOP fascinating too.  Just for the heck of it.....my model RR...is called, THE WEST NARROW BOTTOM.  Never been to the EBT but seen lots of pics....thanks to the net..and own most of the videos.  The pictures of the RR associated buildings are usually very haunting.   Too bad they have not been able to run steam for the last couple of years.  Would really like to make it down there some day.
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scottychaos


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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2014, 03:43:35 PM »

Bob,
not sure what part of upstate you are in, but here are the clubs:

Genesee G Gauge Railway Society - Rochester area Garden RR club.
https://sites.google.com/site/1991gggrs/

Central NY Large-Scale Railway Society - Syracuse area Garden RR club.
http://www.cnylsrs.com/

Western NY Garden Railway Society - Buffalo area Garden RR club.
http://wnygrs.com/

Southern Tier Garden Railway Society - Binghamton area Garden RR club.
http://www.ray-taylor.com/stgrs/

Not sure if there is Albany one..there might be.


Im in Rochester..im a member of the GGGRS.
I have three Bachmann engines with the gear concern, One connie and two Spectrum moguls..
Only one of the three has a split gear so far, one of the moguls..but my Connie hasn't run yet!
its been on the workbench being 'bashed..its been cut up heavily, so I cant return it to Bachmann now! Wink

Im planning to buy three gears and do all three locomotives at once..
One Mogul needs a gear, the Connie is already in pieces, so might as well do it while its already apart, rather than waiting for it to fail on its own..
and while im on a roll, I will just do the other Mogul too..these are probably the only three of these particular "gear problem" models I will ever own.

My club is always looking for members to demo or present something at club meetings..
I was considering seeing if other club members need gears too, and making a club activity out of it..
get several people together to do it all at once..share the pain/fun..
If I get that together, you are welcome to come along! Smiley

Scot
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Chuck N

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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2014, 05:18:30 PM »

Thanks Scot, that's the kind of response I hoped Bob would get. 

Chuck
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