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  1. gjslsffan

    27,000 and 3,000 gal Tetraethyl lead tankers size comparison

    He did some of the best detail modeling I ever saw. RIP Bobby. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/thebrunswicknews/name/robert-pitts-obituary?id=33956850
  2. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Thats a few of those CF7's. Didnt they used to have hoards of those thing on a train?
  3. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Thanks Borris.
  4. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Thanks for the input. HHMM hadnt really consider that yet, I suppose anything from a couple GP7's to GP60's
  5. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Thank You.
  6. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Thank you. Still have a couple more cars to add, i would like to find a troop sleeper too.
  7. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Thank You! Yes that thread is black, I couldnt find the color I was looking for, so just used what was in the kit.
  8. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    I guess there needs to be Derrick for this Derrick work train. This is a Tichy 120 ton crane, I did modify some of the build, as I added a hand brake, by Calscale, and a few small ladder segments to the sides. There is a very close resemblance to this derrick at the Moffat County RR museum in...
  9. gjslsffan

    FOR SALE: D&RGW PA locos by Proto 2000

    Is this for the shells or shells+chassis/drives? They are nice looking for sure. Wish I could use them. I bet those things rode like a dream with those trucks under them.
  10. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Thanks for all the likes and comments on that L-131 guys I do appreciate it. Beautiful day here in Grand Junction, I slept thru almost all of it. Maybe get some time to enjoy tomorrow, supposed to be 60+ deg. I hope to get out to the train barn for a while, maybe open the doors and get some...
  11. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    I sure hope things turn around for the better for you and your wife soon.
  12. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Looks like you got all the good out of heating element Willie.
  13. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Hate to hear that.
  14. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    This is a D&RGW L-131 a Brass locomotive that I painted and weathered up just a little. The model pulled 50 cars up a 1.5% grade. It did struggle but pulled its heart out. So many steam locos under perform here. Some wont even stretch the drawbars out in the yard. This one astounded me. A great...
  15. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Hey Sherrel Here is a set of SL-SF SD38's doing the deed, well HO scale anyways. Sherrel, I spent a few months building 4 of the 4 SL-SF SD38-2's. Dont make me take more pictures! Well, I have 2 left, sold the others...
  16. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    Hate to hear that, I hope she gets better real soon.
  17. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    SDL39 what a unique locomotive. I like the looks, it's all about that axle loading. I bet they had a respectable tractive effort as well.
  18. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    I like that logic..
  19. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    The heat sink on mine look different. They were very common around here for DC throttles a few years back. To keep away from all the wiring I ended up with 6 of the Aristo wireless controllers, but we still use tethered throttles for yard jobs. I am a dinosaur still using DC no plans at this...
  20. gjslsffan

    Running Bear's March 2022 Coffee Shop

    I have 4 maybe 5 of the Innovator 2000's, I like it better than the 3000, I didnt know they made a 3500. The 2000 wasnt quite so busy with all the gadgets on the throttle. We got some 20' tele cords replaced one end with a wall plug and we had long reach walk around cabs. Still using one in the...




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