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    • May 20, 2019 9:50 AM EDT
    • First session is over...  Was a wonderful weekend...  Had about 24 folks..

       

      Weather for the most part cooperated...  However, most folks had a shower on Sunday afternoon during the downpour..

       

      Hopefully, pictures will be forthcoming..

    • May 16, 2019 3:04 PM EDT
    • Have fun, Matt, and don't let Andy's math confuse you....................

    • May 16, 2019 2:41 PM EDT
    • I'll see if I can sneak in on saturday when Andy isn't looking. 

    • May 16, 2019 9:00 AM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:

      I'd rather be there than cutting my Dad's grass....................

      Holy Crapp how old is your Dad !

       

    • May 16, 2019 8:44 AM EDT
    • I'd rather be there than cutting my Dad's grass....................

    • May 16, 2019 8:19 AM EDT
    • Today and a wake up and the BSOPS begins for the year.  Looks like good weather.

    • May 15, 2019 3:02 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:
      Andy Clarke said:
      Steve Featherkile said:

      Sigh.  Again, I will have to send regrets.

      Awwww, Steve, again???  You're only a hop, skip and a jump away....  hehehe     

      Does Steve hop, skip or jump? I know as I have gotten older, I tend to do less of those things.

      Last I heard all he does is root around with a stick...

    • May 15, 2019 2:58 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:
      Steve Featherkile said:

      Sigh.  Again, I will have to send regrets.

      Awwww, Steve, again???  You're only a hop, skip and a jump away....  hehehe     

      Does Steve hop, skip or jump? I know as I have gotten older, I tend to do less of those things.

    • May 15, 2019 2:46 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:
      Steve Featherkile said:

      Sigh.  Again, I will have to send regrets.

      Awwww, Steve, again???  You're only a hop, skip and a jump away....  hehehe     

      He's waiting for October - the "good" weather. 

    • May 15, 2019 10:46 AM EDT
    • Steve Featherkile said:

      Sigh.  Again, I will have to send regrets.

      Awwww, Steve, again???  You're only a hop, skip and a jump away....  hehehe     

    • May 15, 2019 9:15 AM EDT
    • Sigh.  Again, I will have to send regrets.

    • May 14, 2019 7:27 AM EDT
    • Plan is to get the camper down there Friday AM.  Setup and be there for Friday Ops/Maintenance in afternoon.  Leave for appointment and granddaughter's graduation by 3.  Back some time in evening after family gathering and be available for breakfast on Saturday morning.  Jan is going to stay at house Friday night with family that is coming in from out of town and be there by Noon Saturday.  Looks like great weather and the start of a great year of Bluestone Southern Ops.

    • May 14, 2019 12:03 AM EDT
    • Weather looks to be in the mid-80's Fri-Sat and Sun...  Chance of rain Sat night and Sunday morning..

       

      Would appreciate an RSVP, but one is not required..   

    • May 13, 2019 10:50 PM EDT
    •     My bride and I will be there on Saturday. Sunday we we will be at our granddaughter"s graduation party .  Dale

    • May 13, 2019 9:54 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

      Welcome to LSC Dana even if it is a month old welcome!

      You mean 13 month. Look at the date of his post as was pointed out by Greg.

    • May 13, 2019 8:33 PM EDT
    • Welcome to LSC Dana even if it is a month old welcome!

    • May 13, 2019 6:10 PM EDT
    • Thomas White said:

      Dana - If the motor block swap approach doesn't work well, you may need to replace one or more of the locos' motor blocks.  Replacement motor blocks for these LGB F7A units.  LGB F7B units don't come with motor blocks so apparently you installed one or two motor blocks into it as I did for a customer.  You can find the replacement F7A motor blocks at many large scale hobby stores, such as www.OnlyTrains.com has a good price for about $110 each.

      Tom

      The ALCO FA1 & FB1 are Aristo-Craft products, so "...these LGB F7A units. LGB F7B units..." would not seem pertain.
       

      The following information may be of help:

       

      Aristo has/had 2 basic versions of motor blocks:
       
      The old one is illustrated below.

      [img]https://elmassian.com/images/stories/motivepower/aristo/fa_lowered_kadee_ted/AristoFA1openCktPowerPickupLeadFixComposite.jpg[/img]

       
      See "Remedying factory flaws" within vignette (article), and then Scroll down to "Open circuit / intermittent Truck power pickups" showing the older type Aristo motor block.

       

      The newer ball bearing type is illustrated below.

      [img]https://elmassian.com/images/stories/motivepower/aristo/old_trucks/ted/AristoLateProductionFA1FB1motorBlockInterfacing.jpg[/img]

      See vignette: "Upgrading Aristo-Craft Loco Motor Blocks from Sleeve to Ball Bearing"

       

      -Ted

       

    • May 13, 2019 3:40 PM EDT
    • ;-)

       

      The good news is the replacement blocks can be bought... lucky for us that Bachmann decided to revive the eggliner!

       

      Greg

    • May 12, 2019 3:23 PM EDT
    • Greg Elmassian said:

      Tom, you do realize this is over a year old, and the OP only posted a total of 3 times all on this thread?

       

      Anyway, you can buy replacement motor blocks from Bachmann, through many different dealers. Much better idea in my opinion, bolts right in, matches exactly speed and size.

       

      Greg

       

      Greg - Okay, I misread the date on the posting, I thought it was April 2019........sometimes happens when I speed read these forums!

      Tom

       

    • May 12, 2019 2:49 PM EDT
    • Tom, you do realize this is over a year old, and the OP only posted a total of 3 times all on this thread?

       

      Anyway, you can buy replacement motor blocks from Bachmann, through many different dealers. Much better idea in my opinion, bolts right in, matches exactly speed and size.

       

      Greg