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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2018, 10:30:34 PM »

My GE 45 ton finally arrived. It is BIG! I had some clearance issues to address. I runs great. I plan on leaving it track powered for the time being. I want to see about retro fitting Kadee couplers on it.  Grin

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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2018, 11:26:04 AM »

Hey Joe,

Glad you are enjoying your 45 tonner.  Definitely huge when placed next to an annie!!! 

Have fun,

Bill
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Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
Colorado & Kansas Railway Missouri Western Railway
Semi Official Historian; Bachmann Large Scale
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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2019, 10:01:50 AM »

Here is a video of it's first revenue run on Jan 1st...

https://youtu.be/evnHCGhBXW4
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charon
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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2019, 10:43:16 AM »

Excellent video, excellent layout.
Thanks, Joe;
Chuck
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2019, 01:15:16 PM »

She is running great!!!   Love those siderods. Nice layout!

Bill
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armorsmith


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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2019, 02:32:25 PM »

Joe, I highly recommend the Kadee 779 for this application. I would show pics of mine, but until I recover from Hurricane Michael, my trains are in storage. Good luck with this loco, it is a good runner, pulls well and is easy to maintain.

Bob C.
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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2019, 04:06:50 PM »

Hey Joe,

Glad you are enjoying your 45 tonner.  Definitely huge when placed next to an annie!!!  

Have fun,

Bill

You should see it next to one of my Bachmann Industrial Moguls. They are both 1:20.3 scale !!!!

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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2019, 09:58:29 AM »

Joe,

 I never ran mine with my Indie, but it definitely shows how small an Indie is!  One of the reasons I converted one of my 44 tonners to the Boxcab was because I did not like running it with my other trains because of the large size.   As much as I liked the results of the conversion, I felt the boxcab was still too large and so I rarely run it.   If I had thought things thru I should have reduced the width of the chassis, as well as the height.  I was not the first to do a boxcab conversion, and others did it much better than I did by cutting it down.  If I ever decide to convert my other 44 tonner to a boxcab, I will definitely reduce the height and width.

As always keep having fun!

Bill

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Colorado & Kansas Railway Missouri Western Railway
Semi Official Historian; Bachmann Large Scale
There are no dumb or stupid questions, just questions!
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