Any model train enthusiasts?

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  1. philo426

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    Came out great.That is a European steam loco perhaps Hornby or Basset Lowke..
     

     

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  2. 1970's Fan

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    Yes, furthest away is a Hornby “The Duke of Gloucester” and in front is the Bachmann. A Gresley V2 #60834. It’s nicely weathered. The Duke is a new one and starts off smoothly at slow speeds.
     
  3. philo426

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    Cool very nice locos indeed!
     
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  4. kpodolski

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    Great thread! I collect and run Marklin. I'm (very slowly) building a layout. Here are a few locos that I bought over the last year or so...

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  5. MannyE

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    What you REALLY should do is lay down a train set and place some plexiglass on top of it! Here it is... just waiting for that train!

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  6. 1970's Fan

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    Beautifully detailed locos!
     
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    Pics? May be interested
     
  9. sanford12

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    My layout but had to sell when we hit the road.
     
  10. restorer-john

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    Who has a layout that has a HiFi store in the main street?

    Maybe a superdetailed shop with vintage miniature speakers and stock on the shelves or in the windows. A few lit up signs, and, everything at 1970s prices!
     
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    No Hi-Fi store but It had a radio stastion (WEAK-AM) with slow blink light on the tower. WEAK was a fictional radio station from the Statler Brothers tune "Saturday Morning radio Show" with The old Roadhog and his Cadillac Cowboys. Really funny.
     
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  12. HarmanKardon

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    The S 2/6 (2 B 2) is in my opinion the most beautiful German steam engine - and Märklin did a very good job indeed!
     
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  13. philo426

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    Dudes I am kinda bummed,got out my Bowser 4-6-0 and discovered the cylinder block has Zinc pest! I smeard some epoxy on the cylinders to stabilize them while I track down a new cylinder block.The Bowser website does not list the part as available nor does the bay,they do have blocks for the E-6 Atlantic and the K-4 Pacific so I hope one of those will work..
     
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    I started with Treble-O-Lectric in 1962 (9 mm track) and graduated to N scale in 1967 and have been a model railroader ever since. I view my life interests in HiFi and model railroading equally.

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    Maybe a miniature white van selling miniature crappy speakers would be a cool piece??
     
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  18. MannyE

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    I am really wanting to trade in all my N Gauge for Z scale. I find the smaller they get the more fascinating they are. I can only imagine what an epic layout can be made in Z-Scale on a typical 4x8 platform. But I imagine the cost will be epic as well! Those little trains are expensive! But to me the smaller they get, the more they are like watches with complications.


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    I should also mention T-guage, which are so small you could set one up as part of your HO diorama.

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  19. kpodolski

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    My newest acquisition; Marklin 37212.

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  20. Northwinds

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    I finally sold off all my HO stuff, I think we have one set left somewhere besides the big G scale LGB that still is waiting to be put outside in the garden, been only 15 years putting it off LMAO!!!
     

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