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    ATSF EMD E8m Kitbash from SP E9 (HO)

    I'd be totally satisfied with a result like this. Nice job. What manufacturer E6 donor shell? Where did you get the corrugated styrene? Which silver paint did you use? Brand & Part # for decal set used? I'm excited. I apologize for peppering you with questions. Great to see a nice finished...
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    ATSF EMD E8m Kitbash from SP E9 (HO)

    I'm a car guy also. My "Stingray". I've been doing auto body repair as a hobby since high school so Kit bashing model trains Is right up my alley. Let's see that Black Z28!😁
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    ATSF EMD E8m Kitbash from SP E9 (HO)

    Incredible work. I have been entertaining the idea of Kit bashing an E5. Either using an E6 shell or doing a crazy complicated build using the cheap and abundant Athearn BB F7 shell. Can you get "corrugated sheet " decals. I have seen the rivet decals and they look great. Shadow lines like the...
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    Comment by 'StingraySteve' in media 'Atlanta 1957'

    Wow I love the look of that station. Nice job with the covered stairways and platforms
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    Rivarossi A and B sets

    Oops wrong attachment. Tried to load a picture of the silver heavyweights
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    Rivarossi A and B sets

    Thanks Iron Horseman. I saw a video of an HO E6 Warbonnet pulling a string of silver heavyweights. Valley Flyer coaches? I thought it looked great but seems I remember a semi-streamlined locomotive similar to the Blue Goose maybe? Did Rivarossi (or other mfr) offer these as 85 footers? Are the...
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    Athearn rubber band driven motors

    Hilarious. I just scrolled down and saw 5 ads for big bags of Rubber Bands like Office Supply🤣
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    Athearn rubber band driven motors

    That's part of the cool factor. When I was 8 years old everybody I knew had a loop of track on a 4x8. Having a fast model train in the 3rd grade was like having a fast car in high school. The really cool guys had the turnouts and operating accessories. Saturday the Local Hobby Shop was packed...
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    Rivarossi A and B sets

    Got it. Thanks
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    Turntable to digitrax dcc unit

    Is it a 933-3171? If so did you assemble the kit yourself?
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    Athearn rubber band driven motors

    You can probably fix those old Athearns. Check out Youtube before you throw in the towel. A little cleaning and soldiering. Don't put any lube on unless you know what NOT to oil. I still have my old Blue Box Athearns I bought in the 1970s running. Some of them I bought used then. I think the...
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    Rivarossi A and B sets

    Years ago I saw an N scale Boxed set that came with 4 green heavyweights and a single Red and silver War Bonnet F unit as power. Looked cool then but now that I know steam was generated by the B units. Even in my consists of fictitious color schemes I like to Imagine they are mechanically...
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    Rivarossi A and B sets

    :rolleyes:Colin. I would love to read that 2001 Riverossi Catalog but the writing is microscopic and blurry when zoomed.
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    Rivarossi A and B sets

    I really love the E1 diesels. Did Santa Fe ever use them to pull the "Pullman green" heavyweights? I think that would look great with the Signal Red warbonnet scheme or maybe I'll custom paint and decal some "beater" Athearn F7 A & B units in Pullman green and delux gold. I grew up with TYCO...
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    train show ! brooklawn train show this Sunday march 21 , 2021

    Awsome! Wish I were there. Have fun all.
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    Rivarossi A and B sets

    Iron Horseman. Thanks for the Santa Fe Passenger train info. I do care! Steve
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    Rivarossi A and B sets

    Thanks so much Colin. Sorry for my delayed response. This is incredible! I have been looking every where for this info for years! Steve
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    Rivarossi A and B sets

    Anybody know how many HO scale passenger cars Rivarossi made as a complete set? I have 4 Santa Fe heavyweights and would like to aquire every version Rivarossi/AHM made. I have never seen an actual list of passenger car types. Just vague descriptions (" Set B , 4 car set, 6 car set...... Many...




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