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    • November 6, 2018 7:59 AM EST
      • Your Host in Littleton, MA
         
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      Chile John was a unique character, and we chatted on the phone often.  I rode the CTS with him twice, both times getting a running commentary on every rock, road crossing, culvert, bridge, and building.  It is one of my most prized memories.  

       

      I can give some history on that flat car, and its prototype.  The CTS rebuilt the prototype around 2000, and I took extensive photos and measurements of it at the time.  I built this car as a gift to CJ since he had a hand in the CTS from the beginning, and gave it to him in October 2003.  I signed it on the bottom.  I'm glad its still out there, I had wondered what happened to it until Matt emailed me a few days ago.  I hope it goes to a good home.

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    • November 6, 2018 2:02 PM EST
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      Mine.

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      These Bachmann connies are great but you gotta hit'em jusssst rightttt!

       

    • November 6, 2018 11:14 PM EST
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      The Turnouts are Outback turnouts and those particular ones , though accurate in gauge, were samples. I can tell by the tails of each one that they were a little short and later units were much longer after the frog. Still miss CJ very much.

       

    • November 7, 2018 12:52 PM EST
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      Hiya Grant!  Long time no see.

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    • November 7, 2018 1:25 PM EST
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      Hi Boss. Still around. Visit every day.

    • November 7, 2018 1:57 PM EST
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      Ditto what Bob said..............

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      "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --Martin Luther King Jr

    • November 7, 2018 3:56 PM EST
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      Hi Grant,

      Thanks for the response. I remember you and your turnouts, and John always spoke highly of you.

       

      Cheers,

      Matt

    • November 12, 2018 10:08 PM EST
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      Hey Matt 

       

      Please check your messages. 

       

       

      Thanks,

      Matt

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