Locomotive of the Day

thetramp Apr 7, 2013

  1. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    I don't think I posted in this thread yet. Here is my old, original version Rivarossi Kraus-Maffei from the early sixties:

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    And here is my little old cheap Rivarossi 0-4-0T from about the same era:

    Riv0-4-0 on track.jpg

    Doug
     
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  2. thetramp

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    Here is my Casey Jones steamer pulling it's consist.

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  3. thetramp

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    This little switcher runs but is a rubber band drive and does not run to well - it is jerky. At one time you could buy a kit to replace the rubber band drive and make it a direct drive. Don't think you can get those anymore.

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  4. Doug Gosha

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    Ah, the Athearn "Hustler".

    BTW, your "Casey Jones" 4-6-0, above, was made by Liliput in Austria. I have the same loco, Lettered for the Pennsy and in its original Liliput box. My late older brother got it as a gift in the early sixties.

    Doug
     
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  5. thetramp

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    My AHM Great Northern Engine

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    This is the only Lionel engine that I have. It runs ok but not as good as my Athearn engines.

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    One of my old Tyco units. These units run ok but I am not a fan of the pancake motors. To me, they are not easy to work on.

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  8. dti406

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    Tyco made a lot of junk but never an FM C-Liner model, that is an AHM C-Liner, again another poor running model, the later Life Like models put it to shame. I got rid of mine at a garage sale after getting my Life Like units.

    Rick Jesionowski
     
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  9. thetramp

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    You are correct sir. I went look at it again -- my bad, I thought it was a Tyco unit.
     
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  10. thetramp

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    An Athearn SOO Line locomotive.

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  11. Mike VE2TRV

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    Bet it sounds like a coffee grinder. Cox had some identical ones back in the 70s, made by Athearn. A similar GP35 was among my 1974 Christmas presents. The grand opening:

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    A couple of years ago I found an identical one for my nostalgia fleet.

    Man, I had a lot of hair... :ROFLMAO:
     
  12. thetramp

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    This locomotive does not run so I was going to use it as an attraction in a park but the flood came and that idea went out with the tide.

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    I wanted to show this M K T shell and frame that I acquired a few years ago. It is a GP7, I think, shell and I often trade with the SP shell on that GP frame. One day I will find the running gear for this shell & frame.

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  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    It's a GP7, for sure. Looks like Athearn.

    I like the way its weathered and worn. It looks like it works hard to earn its keep.
     
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    I bought this Athearn Southern Pacific GP7 locomotive in 1967 when I was just getting started in HO. To this day, it still runs great.

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    I have this Tyco Locomotive I think I got from The Salvation Army. Maybe $1. It is older than dirt but runs fairly well and it is heavy.

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    A Rock Island Locomotive.

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