That AHM 2-8-4 was my first steam engine. My Mom called Peytons Hobby on Christmas Eve so they would stay open so she could buy it for me. She always waited till the last minute to shop at Christmass. It was $40.00 and that was like $400.00 back then. I think I was 15 at the time. It no longer runs, but it is in storage somewhere. Regards, John
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Post by burlington77 on Jul 14, 2019 21:47:51 GMT -5
This loco was purchased in the early 2000's when I got back into the hobby. My wife was out of town, so I was looking for things to do with my then 5 year old daughter. I had just set up a small layout on the table in the old living room, so I took her to Hobby Lobby to see what they had. Back then they still had a basic selection of model railroad items. We bought this Prairie and took it home to run. It runs okay, but if you want it to actually make smoke it has to have the power turned way up. Early on I figured out how to put a sandwich bag full of sand into a UP boxcar to pull behind it and make it work harder, thus smoking more. I don't run it much.
Post by The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave on Jul 15, 2019 8:24:18 GMT -5
Hey, Hey, Randy Fe. That sounds like a great idea. I'm not in any rush and that will save me a $5 bottle of paint to turn to stone at the Fogwerks! I am sure I can dredge up some more B&O rolling stock for a trade.
We'll have to start calling you The Obitron 2.0!
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JNXT 7707: At this rate you may take over the entire state of PA in 10 years or so
May 20, 2020 11:13:20 GMT -5
umpdan31: Sooner then that. We're on a mission!
May 20, 2020 21:20:46 GMT -5
umpdan31: JadeFog: i found a brand new in the box ConCor PRR mail car. Although the ones that I already have are all heavyweights with 6 wheel trucks, this one is a lightweight with 4 wheel trucks. I also picked up a few assorted couplers. Glad he was open again.
May 20, 2020 21:36:16 GMT -5
umpdan31: The mail car was 10 bucks. Not bad for a brand new car.
May 20, 2020 21:39:30 GMT -5
yardmaster54: Here in central Ohio it has done nothing but rain since Sunday. I'm starting to build an ark, does anyone have a motor for it.
May 21, 2020 13:46:55 GMT -5
Bull: Hang in there Yardmaster, I'm floating your way!
May 21, 2020 16:24:19 GMT -5
umpdan31: Jade Fog or anyone else interested in Penn Central rolling stock. Go to etsy.com. There is a small assortment of Penn Central freight cars for sale. Cattle cars, gondolas, cabooses, box cars. Check it out
May 26, 2020 19:32:22 GMT -5