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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

  1. Hardcoaler

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    It'll be interesting to learn more about the choice of jazz musician Vince Guaraldi for the soundtrack. His excellence shall forever be tied to the show. My Dad went out and bought the LP.
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    Seriously? It looks like it went into a kitchen garbage disposal.

    The AI description reads "Its Power Type is DC and Control System is Analog, ensuring a smooth and reliable operation. This is being sold as is and has not been tested." So there you have it.
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  3. BoxcabE50

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    Well, if it had the rest of its parts, might be worth 7.77. Where do they come up with these prices? Before, during or after smoking wacky tabacky?
     
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  4. umtrr-author

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    The first Christmas music I listen to when I turn it on for the season. In fact, it's on now.

    From the Wikipedians: "In 1963, while searching for music to accompany a planned Peanuts documentary entitled A Boy Named Charlie Brown, television producer Lee Mendelson heard "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" on the radio while driving across the Golden Gate Bridge." ("Cast" was Guaraldi's surprise pop chart hit.) The documentary didn't happen, but A Charlie Brown Christmas did, and we know the rest.
     
  5. JMaurer1

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    Waa wa waa waa wa wa waaa! Darn it, I got old and now only speak in waa's
     
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  6. umtrr-author

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    I'll just leave this right here...

     
  7. JMaurer1

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    Yes, that...
     
  8. Massey

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    And for an additional $15.99 you can get an Allstate insurance plan for it. What a steal!
     
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  9. JMaurer1

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    I wonder if the insurance would cover the already existing damage...?
     
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  10. BoxcabE50

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  11. umtrr-author

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    Since we were talking about this... good grief, some copyright infringement going on here... CBChristmas.jpg
     
  12. Doug Gosha

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    Six years after the original airing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas", a couple of my friends and I learned to play Guaraldi's theme while we were in college. One of the friends could play the organ solo from "Light my fire" perfectly on his Farfisa.

    Doug
     
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  14. umtrr-author

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    It's back from July 1977, when Kadee Micro-Trains (the company hadn't split into its current separate firms) still sold versions of its freight cars with Rapido couplers. I think this is the first car of the body style, in fact. Still doesn't quite justify the price, but I've seen worse: the "high auction value" is $53.10 in my beat copy 1993 edition of the Sootsman Guide...
     
  15. Hardcoaler

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    Yep, I hadn’t converted to M-T couplers at that time, so had quite a few Rapido equipped M-T/Kadee cars. That was also around the time that M-T/Kadee announced that N Scale production would likely stop. Me, along with thousands of others no doubt, placed orders direct with M-T/Kadee as a last chance grab. Soon thereafter M-T/Kadee changed their mind, raised prices and stayed the course.
     
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  16. DeaconKC

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  17. umtrr-author

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    How much love?



    (Sorry, couldn't resist...)
     
  18. Doug Gosha

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    Hmm, I somehow missed that Kadee announced N scale production would likely cease. Missed or have forgotten, either just as likely.

    :D

    Doug
     
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  19. umtrr-author

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    It was right around the time that Kadee did their Bicentennial Cars, if I recall correctly. That would be 1976, when the entire output of Micro-Trains was only 34 releases, of which 14 were the Bicentennial Cars and the "USA 200" caboose, after 60 releases in 1975. Output rebounded to 63 releases in 1977. This doesn't count Special Runs, but there weren't that many in those years. SOURCE: The MTL database download from their site.
     
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    Time for another exciting episode of Which Railroad Is It? Brought to you by "Great Condition"!

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