Locomotive of the Day

thetramp Apr 7, 2013

  1. thetramp

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    Picture out of the past. An AHM SOO locomotive. AHM Engine.jpg
     
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  2. Chops

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    Tyco Switcher. Some unknown artist did the custom paint. Runs not half bad for junke.
     
  3. Uncle peanut butter

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    This was a gift from my Uncle Gary aka uncle peanut butter.
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  4. Mike VE2TRV

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    That's a pretty one!:love:

    I like your Uncle Gary.
     
  5. RGW1

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    painted a up Milw SW12 dummy Athearn switcher. #624 yes I know it is wrong number but inline on detail sheet so the number would be straight. Also recycled a TYCO 2-8-0.

     
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  6. Espee_SacNorthern_CPLT

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    Camio Placerville and Lake Tahoe at Placerville Ca. On my old layout... Screenshot_20220116-160757_Photos.jpg
     
  7. RGW1

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    Still working on the engine , but rebuilding / kit bash of the TYCO 2-8-0 in to a 2-6-2 .
     
  8. Chops

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    Fabulous videos of fabulous locomotives.
     
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  9. thetramp

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    A small locomotive but runs fairly well.
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    Another AHM engine in my stash. It runs pretty good.

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    Runs very good with tender pick up.
     

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  12. thetramp

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    Bought this Tyco engine at a Houston train show. Seller had a bunch of non working engines at $2 each. He let me bring this one to a table in the front where you could test if the engines powered up. I had it tested and the light came on but would not move so I bought it. Brought it home, cleaned it up and oiled it and it was a runner, Tyco Santa Fe Engine.JPG
     
  13. Shortround

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    Kind of gives me thoughts of bringing a power source with me. A nice simple one was displayed on here recently. I have all it takes plus a 12V battery pack.
     
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  14. GP30

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    An older Atlas ALCO C424 with the Kato drive that I painted for my KY&N. This was number 464 until the locomotive roster was reorganized and it became 3306.

    Displayed on a wood trestle that was part of a Division challenge over the winter.

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  15. thetramp

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    Shortround, you can bring a 9v battery with wires attached for a quick power check.
     
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  16. Mike VE2TRV

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    A 9V battery's terminals can touch both sides of an HO axle as is - I just checked it out. Of course, there has to be pickup on both sides.

    Next train show, I'm pocketing a 9V battery!:cool:
     
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  17. Shortround

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    I have a rechargeable 12V battery pack to take along. Along with the rheostat and contact strips. The battery pack is a stack of rechargeable AAAs and a little piece of N/HO track would work as well. In a purse with other usables.
    The big thing missing is the Swap Meets.
     
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  18. thetramp

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    Don't know where I picked this locomotive up but it did not run that well. Just used it on a staging siding more or less for looks. I have the caboose that goes with it somewhere. I normally stay away from these Tyco engines as I don't really like the way the run and for me, they are hard to work on.

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    When I retired from work, I was teaching the new guy to do my job and I found out he was a model railroad guy. I came back from lunch one day and he said a package came for me and I told him I did not order anything. I opened it up and is was a Kato EMD SD9043 locomotive he ordered for me. I was blown away.

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  20. thetramp

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    I think I picked this up at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. It barely runs. I think will use it for parts or just put it on a siding. I think I also have the caboose for it.

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