My mom probably bought this at a yard sale when i was a kid. I always had to take things apart. Well I broke the frame tightening the center screw to much. As an adult I worked in a machine shop with another model railroader. His motto was why buy a new one when we can fix it for three times the cost. So we machined a new frame out of steel. Old frame was caste. New frame also has bronze bushings for the axles. The fixture pictured was used to machine new side rods. Old rods had to much slop and spacing was wrong. Runs pretty good now.
That gentleman has since passed away. So this engine has a lot of sentimental value.
"why buy a new one when we can fix it for three times the cost."
I'm going to adopt that quote!
I might already be living by it. I messed up one of my bikes with rust by riding it in salt, and I just decided to get it fixed the other day despite the shop telling me a brand new one would be cheaper. I just can’t stand throwing something out if it can be fixed, especially if I’m the one who broke it!
-Peter. I am a teen loving tyco! Er, Tyco loving teen! You know what I mean.
A pair of Athearn GP9s, in the N&W "redbird" scheme - used to pull their passenger trains after dieselization. I never thought I would care for Geeps pulling a passenger consist, but this scheme is pretty classy.
The JNXT Family of Transportation Companies:
JNXT Railroad "The Weasel Route" BRTX Railroad "The Buzzard Route" P&S Railroad "Don't blame us, this isn't our equipment" The Buzzardly Shops "Your GOO Headquarters"
frankenstein: I'm worried about wks now..
Feb 21, 2020 17:52:37 GMT -5
wks: Be afraid. Be very afraid.😜🤪😺😀😆
Feb 21, 2020 23:04:38 GMT -5
wks: Some names to be painted:
Feb 21, 2020 23:06:30 GMT -5
wks: Ohio Fe Railroad
Feb 21, 2020 23:06:49 GMT -5
wks: Penntrak Railroad
Feb 21, 2020 23:07:33 GMT -5
wks: Santa Burlington Railroad🎅
Feb 21, 2020 23:09:00 GMT -5
wks: Penn Baltimore Railroad
Feb 21, 2020 23:12:00 GMT -5
wks: Contrak Railroad
Feb 21, 2020 23:12:37 GMT -5
wks: Probably more but have to go to bed for work tomorrow☹️
Feb 21, 2020 23:15:51 GMT -5
oldtimer52: How about "Santa Pee" Railroad??
Feb 22, 2020 1:11:00 GMT -5
The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave: I hear TK is boogieing up to Allentown already. I’ll be heading out soon. Flamingo tote IS riding shotgun! For practice I went to an antiques mall yesterday to hone my visual acuity to spot deals from 15 yards or more. Hello Allentown!
Feb 22, 2020 8:49:03 GMT -5
wks: See if they have any Penn Fe equipment there for your collection Dave.
Feb 22, 2020 13:29:43 GMT -5