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    • June 9, 2020 8:29 AM EDT
      • Fort Worth, Texas
         
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      LGB Rebuilds and back into G/Fn3 Scale

      Well this Corona virus thing has got me back into modeling in G/Fn3 railroading. This being my first post as I finally just got approved by the administrator the other day I though I might post a few of the engines I redid as they have been in their boxes for some 25 plus years with all the detail parts (both brass casting and plastic) still in their packages from that time also. Being and avid HOn3 modeler with the D&RGW as my first love I have always redone my G scale equipment in somewhat in the D&RGW NG fashion, but in my own railroad line the Ft. Worth & South-Western. I have redone around 20 plus G scale cars, both passenger and freight and all re-lettered for the F W & S W. I just finished these two LGB Moguls to look somewhat like there narrow gauge friends and I have all the rest of my G gauge rolling stock. I'm not a rivet counter in G scale, I guess I would say I'm in Stand Off Scale like the RC aircraft scale has. So here are the first two engines I did and a third mogul with be done to look somewhat life D&RGW 271 narrow gauge engine, it will be highly weathered as the first two I have not decided to weather as of now, but probably will in the future. I do not have a layout as of now, but do have some 300 feet of track and switches still in the original LGB boxes that is some 30 years old, I think it hasn't gone bad, still looks new. If I do a layout it will most likely be inside, at 75 I'm not too crazy about working at ground level and to build a garden RR is probably more work then I want to do at this age, plus when I can set in my A/C and Heated shop why would I want to deal with Texas weather. Happy to have found this forum and look forward to being involved with others in the large scale. Both engines are setup to add AirWire, battery power, and sound, all LGB electronics have been removed, and it's now just plug and play ready. John (trainman)

          

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    • June 9, 2020 8:46 AM EDT
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      Welcome John!

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    • June 9, 2020 9:05 AM EDT
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      Welcome aboard John, good looking engines.

    • June 9, 2020 9:29 AM EDT
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      Nice looking stable John and welcome aboard

    • June 9, 2020 9:52 AM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Welcome aboard!

      Too bad you didn't pick the El Paso and South Western, we could have had an interchange! I claim to model the line between Tucson and Douglas.

      I elevated my RR to keep me off my knees.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • June 9, 2020 10:09 AM EDT
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      Welcome to the club...    

    • June 9, 2020 12:44 PM EDT
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      Indoors on bench work is pretty convenient to wok on   If you don't have enough room for a continuous run (loop), a switching layout can be fun to build and operate.  I am a little of both indoor and outdoor, but the indoor seems to be getting more of my attention of late as it gets harder every year to get up from being down on my knees

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    • June 9, 2020 12:49 PM EDT
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      Gorgeous work, John!  My track and trains were in storage for 20+ years.  All but two locomotives worked fine, the latter were repairable, and the track proudly serves the Triple O!  I look forward to learning from your model building experience!

       

      Aloha,

      Eric

    • June 9, 2020 1:26 PM EDT
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      All are quite nice yet I'm going to play favorites and call 268 my favorite for its brightness.

    • June 9, 2020 4:15 PM EDT
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      After all that time in storage in the house all three engines ran fine, I did look at the gearing and put some new grease on them, the traction tires were totally rotted, so I got new ones from an online dealer. Thanks for the comments, I will try to join in from time to time.

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    • June 21, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

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      Welcome aboard! Those are some nice looking locos. 

      If you have the space, indoors is definitely easier.

    • June 21, 2020 11:58 AM EDT
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         John, gimme a call if you like and I'll walk you through how to post pictures here.

       

       

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    • June 21, 2020 3:45 PM EDT
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      Welcome to our site. Great models, keep posting your pics, a little complicated but doable

       

       

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