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  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    There are a lot of nice cars that have been restored and a lot of "work in progress" units in the wings.

    This car and I go way back. The first time I ever visited the Austin Steam Train Association and rode the Hill Country Flyer in 1993, my dad and I rode on it. The owner of the car, the late Bert Dockall was aboard as car host and my dad and he hit it off real well.
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    This was the power on the train that day. It has been out of service for a long time now but one day they hope to have it back running again.
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Does your group have covered or enclosed storage?
     
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  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Nope. Would be nice if we did.
     
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  4. Randy Stahl

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    I really prefer N scale !
     

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  5. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    We don't need no stinkin' jack stands! :LOL: Man, that is one heck of a sling.
     
  6. Randy Stahl

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    Right out of my GF's underwear drawer.This little GP-9 is light work.
     
  7. Kurt Moose

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    :cautious:

    :ROFLMAO::D:p:LOL:
     
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  8. Kurt Moose

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    I like that F-unit, who's is it?
     
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    Its ours, its broken
     
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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Junk wheels, big time
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    Will it eventually be repaired? Or is it destined to be stripped and scrapped? :(
     
  13. Randy Stahl

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    I have a line on a replacement 567C engine and new 645E power packs in addition I have a source for new camshaft counterweights. At least the wheels are good..
     
  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    And there's another one of those "so that's what that's for!" moments. I like those.:)

    A little piece of information that will be indelibly etched in my memory.
     
  15. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    I have a real soft spot for F units. I used to see Milwaukee Road ones all the time, here in Austin, in the sixties. Some still had the maroon stripe scheme and others had the simplified all orange scheme.

    I still remember exactly how they sounded idling and revving up standing right next to them. Now, THAT was a rush!

    Doug
     
  16. HemiAdda2d

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    A big load sitting in Minot back in late May.
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    A different view at Soo Tower as the eastbound Northgate Local rolls past as rain threatens. A CP local waits in the background.
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    CP local J75 gets its turn to come east.
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  17. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Got a closer-up picture of it, I like that paint scheme.(y)
     
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  18. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    In the yard at Austin Steam Train Association. It's for sale if you want it.:whistle:;)
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  19. Randy Stahl

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    I can get as close as you would like.
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    Is it operational?
     
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