Aug 17, 2015
If you want to send it my way... I will not be saying "No." PM me when you're ready. JMS
Hi Tom and John,
Its been a busy week for me. I'm starting vacation this coming week and had to get work done before being off. I plan to redo the strips on her and send her to Tom first. It will go out this week. Tom, if you don't mond when you get done, just send to John. John, I would be honored to have one of your tags on her when she returns to Gavilon grain in the future.
Thanks guys, have a great weekend. I'll let you know when she ships.
Hello Tom & John,
178603 shipped today on USPS first class to Grand Junction. Tom, if you would be so kind and send her on to John when you are finished. John, please send your shipping address to Tom when you can.
Tom, I will PM you the tracking number tonight.
I look forward to seeing her pictures!
Sure will Dale,
Just need the info I need to get it to him.
Tracking showed it expected delivery as today, must be in a RIP track somewhere didn't make it. But that's OK I gotta work anyway. Will let you know when it arrives.
Good deal Tom. Thanks for letting me know.
Got here today, but in pieces Will get in the RIP's and back in service soon.
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Ouch. Handle with care did not apply here.
Understatement of the year "Wow". At least it looks like it's all there. Sending these out reminds me of when the boys were little and we flw model rockets, when one got lost or damaged we talked about how we could just put them on the shelf and look at them, or we could go do what they were designed for. The designed for option always prevailed. If I could not afford to loose it or have it damaged, I could leave it on the shelf. I made them to have fun with. Part of the fun is sharing with you guys. So, I will keep doing it over time.
Have fun with it Tom, if it too bad
It looks like the extra weights came loose. In shipping, basically, they were thrown back and forth inside the car until it separated the shell from the floor. JMS
No Worries it's all good and back in service. Good old Athearn Blue Box stuff was made to be handled and abused to a point. Nothing broke, just came loose. I am glad you didn't glue the bottom to the top .
Will get it out and rolling around soon.
Here it is rolling along on a westbound headed for the main yard to be put on a local headed for Quanah to the Hootch Brewery.
Nice set of photos! Really like the bridge. Is that last unit a SD70? If so, looks good in the Frisco paint! JMS
Nice Tom!!!!! Glad to see it back on the rails!
Yes it is John, That spartan cab SD70 is the newest power at the present time, and thanks for the comments, I model the Frisco like it was never merged, so you will see SLSF, or many other roads around this outfit LOL. That bridge was scratch-built by my late friend, I went on a 1400 mile round trip to get it and some other stuff he left me. I ended up doing major surgery and rerouted a main line to fit it in to the MRR. I was honored to do it, he taught me so much.
I have a UBL caboose on the shelf I was given in 1976 by a friend who got me interested in railroading, I also have a
Skiatook Henryetta and Indian Terrirory "the railroad that never abbreviates" boxcar he did. He passed many years ago.
UBL meaning Utah Belt? If so, it should certainly be quite a nice keepsake.
Love all the articles I have read on the UB. I like how he always keeps it modern day. JMS
Actually it stood for Utica Belt Line his own private line. I also bought my first Athearn locomotive then a SF SW1500.
It still runs. I keep thinking I will remotor it, add DCC and run it on the POC. This was around 1976/77.
Finally the train got to town with the WAMX 178603, along with TBX 82015, here is arrives in GJ gets switched over the hump, classified and placed in a block headed for Quanah.
The Quanah switcher is spotting the car at the Hootch Brewery.
Had a blast with these cars, got them spotted, will pull them soon and get them boxed up, and on their way.
Thanks for stopping by.