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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

  1. SVRailroader

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    That is definitely worth a chuckle. But as a freelancer, I'm tempted to place a bid on it. Who knows what sort of home-built blower a struggling railroad may have come up with? Sadly, I don't freelance the northeast, so I'd have to reletter it. Upside is that it's already a dummy (per the "Item Specifics", so grain of salt), so DCC wouldn't necessarily be an issue.
     
  2. logging loco

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    It must have erroneously been left off the roster when PC was dissolved.

    I seem to remember seeing this at Morrisville yard in Bucks County Pa. It was working the hump!
     
  3. Hardcoaler

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    This would have been more fun, equipped with a butane lighter.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. logging loco

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    What was this cars purpose??
    I'm assuming this was for deicing tunnel interiors.
     
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  7. John Moore

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    The jet nozzle was directional and It was tried in the yards. Not very successful.
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    That dummy unit needs some cleaning and has a broken coupler. Can't grade at C7. C6 at very best, even though the system was originally intended for tinplate models. This is a five dollar item, (or less), at most swap meets I have attended.
     
  9. Hardcoaler

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    Yep, a deicer. Gotta hand it to the NYC in its latter years for its creativity in this, Flexi-Van service and jet engines on the roof of an RDC.
     
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  10. TrainzLuvr

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    "...I bought this on an estate sale..."

    I read that as "I prey on unknowing widows and had paid them penny to a dollar for this item, which I now want to offload at a highest possible markup."

    "L@@K RARE !"
     
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  12. John Moore

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    The seller made me an offer of $205. My reply to him was that I had bought a much cheaper one. In fact a $175 cheaper one. This guy is in la-la land. The loco has a bad motor design and will not run and the only thing of value is the shell.
     
  13. BoxcabE50

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    I must have missed a very specific point in time- When was it that rusty, dusty and dirty became "like new"?
     
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  17. Shortround

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    Why did I stop shopping at eBay?? Years ago!
    Of course there are replacements. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    And displays. :p
     
  18. TrainzLuvr

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    Educate a n00b here - where are these replacements located?
     
  19. tehachapifan

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    If we could just go back to the eBay of 15 or 20 years ago, when there was lots of cool stuff on there and really good deals to be had.
     
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  20. Shortround

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    As well as little local newspapers. The big replacement is almost gone as well. So it's on the computer and on the street.
     

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