I saw this at Zientek today. Tested it out and it seems to runs smooth and the metal bits look nice and shiny. I'm NOT a steam guy, but he says it would have run into the 50's and I've got enough 40' boxcars to run a nice consist. Further, this is marked for Indiana Harbor Belt which puts it right in with my Chicago area short lines theme.
No price on it, but he says it's $25. Should I pick it up next time? anything to know in particular about this model of loco?
It's a Rivarossi IHB 0-8-0 transfer locomotive with booster truck on the tender. The asking price is a bargain, with value around double that.
Yeah that is a bargain for sure. Sometimes you might find one in the $35-$38 range on ebay, but then you'll have to add another $10 for shipping. Those are nice locos.
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Post by itsmecantyousee on Jan 11, 2019 14:47:20 GMT -5
hmm, let's see. Calculating: Time from Niagara Falls to Chicago, find whatever "Zientec" is, introduce myself as "Karl", and if that fails, introduce myself as "Karl's friend", offer to pay $75.00 CASH and slip away out the back and speed back home. Oh darn it, today is Yoga day! Dang, always a day late and a dollar short.
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776
JNXT 7707: Sounds like a great weekend, Karl.
Nov 15, 2019 10:33:21 GMT -5
mph: Be on the lookout...another Flamingo got away!!
Nov 15, 2019 18:29:05 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Oh no....say it's not so....the horror....
Nov 15, 2019 19:05:34 GMT -5
yardmaster54: A map of WV from the 50's & 60's, must of had 2 roads. One going north and south and one going east & west.
Nov 15, 2019 19:39:49 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Living in DFW, I'd pay money to live in a state with just 2 roads!
Nov 15, 2019 20:08:42 GMT -5
yardmaster54: Jerry when you lived in WV did you ever visit the Cass scenic railroad?
Nov 17, 2019 20:50:26 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Yes I did, YM. Rode it many times, strting as a kid back in the 60s all the way up to when I took my future bride on it in 2007. I am hoping to ride it again in the fall of 2020 if all goes to plan! Have you ever rode it?
Nov 17, 2019 21:31:54 GMT -5
mph: I've heard from an anonymous high-ranking government official that we should expect a Flamingo sighting today!
Nov 18, 2019 8:04:40 GMT -5
oldtimer52: Oh goodie. I just got a recipe for a garlic and butter roasted, stuffed flamingo. Just in time for Thanksgiving.
Nov 18, 2019 11:48:16 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Mmmmm....sign me up for that, OT!
Nov 18, 2019 12:07:30 GMT -5
The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave: But you'll have to substitute a duck for the flamingo, unless you live out a few inches further than the long arm of the law (at least here in the States).
Nov 18, 2019 13:55:29 GMT -5
wks: I believe eating flamingo meat would be sacrilege at least on this forum.
Nov 18, 2019 20:38:20 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: The prohibition has historically been waived for Thanksgiving
Nov 18, 2019 23:14:48 GMT -5
rbturner: Just sitting here. Lost control of the clicker somehow. Watching Hallmark movie #3,528. Someone shoot me now. Someone please post some train stuff.
Nov 19, 2019 12:12:21 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Has the couple had their breakup yet?
Nov 19, 2019 13:30:30 GMT -5
The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave: That sounds like dangerous and painful territory, Randy. I'll know your pain at Thanksgiving when the in-laws' TVs don't change from the Hallmark channel.
Nov 19, 2019 13:33:37 GMT -5
yardmaster54: No I have not Jerry. I hope to some day though.
Nov 19, 2019 18:30:35 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: If you go, take the train all the way up to the top of Bald Knob. In the fall, the colors are incredible. I think it was around the first week of October when I was last there - of course the leaves peak at different times.
Nov 19, 2019 18:57:31 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Let's see...looking at the time, Randy must be on Hallmark Movie #3,534
Nov 19, 2019 20:20:45 GMT -5