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    Apr. 23, Drop In And Wish A Happy Birthday TO mushroom2

    Happy birthday Ed. Hope it was a good one.
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    7.5" Trains

    In the world of ridable model railroads, there are two common scales: 1" (meaning 1" to the foot or 1/12th full size) and 1.5" (1/8th full size). The smaller 1" scale trains run on 4 3/4" gauge track (rails are 4 3/4" apart), while the 1.5" trains are designed for 7 1/4" or 7 1/2" gauge track...
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    Lionel Files Chapter 11

    The early release of the Martha Stewart Prison Blue's Collection I'm sure. Sure to be a big item for the holidays.
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    If it was your Choice ?

    I hated these engines when modeling. They couldn't pull worth a hoot. After the motors went south, I pulled the motors, kept the wiring and put them in a yard at the far end on an isolated block. That way the unit's light always shone but it never left that spot.
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    Lionel Files Chapter 11

    Actually Willis, the jury on Oct 4th decided in favor of Mike's Train House. The judge gave little chance of appeal unless at a higher court on Oct 21st. This new development has me wondering, does Lionel intend not to appeal now or just file chapter 11, reorganize and then appeal at a later...
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    Lionel Files Chapter 11

    I'm the better looking of the two. :D Rob
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    Winter Arrived With a Vengence!

    Bob needs to get us some new smilies. Anyways, back to the subject. When the power fails around here for an extended period of time, you can see the neighbors dash to their garages for the kerosene heaters. Longest was 12 hours on a bitterly cold night.
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    Winter Arrived With a Vengence!

    Been there, done that but luckily I have boiler heat and need no electricity. I'm not ready for winter yet so keep it north please.
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    Lionel Files Chapter 11

    Lionel Hopefully they can recover, regroup and come out strong. The case that prompted the filing can be found here, MTH Sues Lionel
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    De-barker for my sawmill

    Nicely detailed. This sawmill definitely catches your eye.

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