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I made a legit plea to Spacemouse for the starter kit and it arrived today. I am sure it was in good shape when the postman arrived, but the dog got to the corners by the time I got home at 5 pm. All seemed to be in order.
My daughter turned 6 Wednesday and really likes trains. I am in an odd...
Gents (and ladies too),
I know that the fun folks at Walthers have been getting some suggestions for producing an NW5. If you are a GN or BN fan, these are a must-have item. Yes I know there were 3 others built besides the 10 for the GN. Anyway, Walthers has gotten a few emails about producing...
Language is German, but the pictures speak for themselves.
I now have my first locomotive. Not really my first, as I have had a few hundred in the past. It is my only current locomotive. An 0-4-0T.
Non powered model by Hobbyline, manufactured by John A. English & Co., Inc.-Morrisville, PA. The instruction sheet said it cost $0.98 back in the day. I...
My Oscar and Piker kits. These are the older Walthers models, which included lots of wooden and metal parts. I got them from my old friend who no longer models because of Alzheimers.
Being that the only tools and paints I also got from him, and I wanted to use what was on hand, I chose blue for...
What all was involved from Walthers?
I've figured out:
the beer can tank
What else was there?
I remember an old Walthers catalog showing the piker, oscar, and jailbox cars for sale, but that was 20 years ago.
I've been looking at small steam switchers and was wondering if this is a good one?
Any other suggestions for small locos? Was there not an EMD model 40 diesel model now?
This little guy is all metal with a metal frame. Any idea of what the manufacturer is and when it may have been made? HO scale.
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