The downsizing continues

John Moore Feb 1, 2016

  1. John Moore

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    Spent this weekend packing the materials for the future layout once the move is done. And since my major scratch building days are behind me next is to cull a lot of my parts both structural and locomotive parts.
    Already have a good home for them so that part is out of the way. Also culled most of my larger passenger fleet since I will only be running a few of the shorter passenger cars.

    My next big culling is my locomotive fleet that has become surplus and I am going to start with all of my older stuff that won't run on my tighter designed radiuses staying with my little 4 axle switchers that will become the mainstay of a much reduced fleet. So starting in the next week I am going to be putting most of my Alco fleet of FAs along with some steam that is no longer available on Swap meet. Then the newer stuff a mix of Atlas and some Kato. I am probably going to offer the FA as sets.
     
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    I'm would be very surprised if there is not a lot of interest in what you'll list. Good luck! :)
     
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    Provided the folks are interested in the Hill Lines. SP&S, GN, and CB&Q.
     
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    What brand and version of FAs are you offering? If Lifelike do they have plastic or metal frames? Would you sell an A-A set?
     
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    Everything I have is Lifelike as far as the FAs go. I have yet to start sorting them out and taking photos since they are still in storage. The bulk is the LL FA-1 but there are a few FA-2s but in the case of the FA-2s the Bs are powered. When I get everything together I will list it on Swap Meet and announce it here.
     
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    How do I get in touch with you to buy the Lot 4 set?
     
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    Check your PM I sent you a reply this AM.
     
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    Well the first batch of locos was shipped out last week however I'm still awaiting to receive funds for a small lot remaining to be shipped out to the west coast. The 2nd batch of locos is now just waiting to be posted on Swap Meet. Have finalized my roster of what I will keep and will have enough locomotives to have either an all steam or all diesel roster depending on what I want to run on a given day.

    When the dust settled this is what remained.
    Turtle Creek Central Steam Roster​

    4 Atlas Shays 2 truck oil fired.
    2 Class A Climax oil fired.
    1 0-6-6-0 Mallet oil fired.
    1 Atlas 4-4-0 oil fired.
    2 Atlas 2-6-0 oil fired.
    1 Athearn 2-8-0 oil fired.
    2 Bmann 2-8-0 oil fired.
    Total 15 locomotives.
    Turtle Creek Diesel Roster​

    5 Bmann 44 tonners.
    2 Bmann 70 tonners.
    3 LL SW-9.
    1 LL SW-8.
    1 Atlas/Kato RS-11
    1 Kato RS-1.
    3 Kato RS-3.

    Total 16 Diesel Units

    14 Caboose units.

    Considering my downsized layout plans far more still than what I actually need, even double heading some trains.
     
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    These leave you the option of rotating a few on and off the layout, for variety. One or two could in the shop for overhaul, paint, etc.
     
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    I have in the parts box a couple of complete chassis including frame with pickups for the SWs so I can keep them going for awhile. Also have a spare couple of chassis and motors for the RS units. And currently parts are available for the 44 and 70 tonners. So in good shape for the diesels.

    The rod engines are the ones I really don't have many parts for but my geared steam is mostly new and the Class As have Bmann 44 and 70 tonners for mechanism and there should be some parts support for the Shays. Add to the fact that I have about twice as many locos as I will need and I should be set for the rest of my modeling years.
     
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    Unless some manufacturer comes out with a "must have" type of item? :)
     
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    Well a three trucked Shay, a factory produced Class A, or Class B, or C Climax, or a Heisler. Can't see getting motivated to buy anything else.
     
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    The downsizing is going well and I want to thank the folks who have already given a new home to some of my motive power at their engine facility and on their home rails. Have a lot on my plate right now with the impending move that gets closer day by day. So if I am a little slow to get back to some folks it is because I am busier than the proverbial one legged rooster, multi tasking. Just yesterday we managed to get about 10 boxes packed, some to go with us and some to go with the movers. The train stuff definitely goes with us.

    I'll probably leave the current crop of offerings up on Swap Meet about two weeks then take it down. What is left of it will go to a consignment and estate seller. The last offering will then go on Swap Meet which will be my excess steam collection.
     
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    Hopefully I'll be able to help you with some of that excess steam. My budget can't even cover those CB&Q Fs right now :(

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    Waiting on the steam ...:sneaky:
     
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    Besides severely reducing my diesel inventory I reduced the motive power for the Turtle Creek again. When the dust settled there I came down from 31 locos on the roster to 23.

    The new and smaller roster consists of the following.


    Turtle Creek Central Steam Roster​

    4 Atlas Shays 2 truck oil fired.
    2 Class A Climax oil fired.
    1 0-6-6-0 Mallet oil fired.
    1 Atlas 4-4-0 oil fired.
    2 Atlas 2-6-0 oil fired.
    1 Athearn 2-8-0 oil fired.

    Total 11 locomotives.
    Turtle Creek Diesel Roster​

    5 Bmann 44 tonners.
    4 Bmann 70 tonners.
    1 LL SW-9.
    1 LL SW-8.
    1 Kato RS-1.

    Total 12 Diesel Units

    I can run all steam operations, or all diesel, or do a mix. This pretty much sorts it out finally and if some of the steam dies it won't be replaced. I have enough diesel in storage or parts such as motors and truck assemblies to repair or replace much of the fleet.
     
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