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    • June 1, 2021 12:38 PM EDT
      • Peoria, NW of Phoenix, Arizona
         
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      Some new(to me) stuff

      a fellow club member is selling off most of his outdoor stuff and I got a few things the other day

      First off was a nice station, I may redo it into something else, but its in pretty good shape

      second is the auto shop. the left side broke when I moved it after I got home , clean up and re glue it back on

      and these 2 buildings, which are a little sunburnt but easy to fix up and maybe repaint

      and the original reason for the visit, was to buy this brand new , only taken out to swap couplers and add metal wheels, center flow hopper. I may go back if its still available as he has a NW-2 I would like to have. now to get them fixed and decide what to do with them

      Big question is do I keep the train station a train station and start looking for passenger cars, or make it something else. Decisions, decisions!!

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      The Babs River Railway

      We can do that, but its gonna cost you... a lot more

       

    • June 1, 2021 2:16 PM EDT
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      Pete,

      Nice LGB ATSF 3 bay hopper car. Thanks  for posting it.

      It looks like you use Aristo-Craft knuckle couplers?

      I found one like that, too, so I could not resist showing it.

      As you probably know, I have been using body mount Kadee centerset couplers fitted in 3-D printed "CamPac" coupler boxes that I designed in concert with Colin Camarillo - available on his website.

       



      Installation guide on Colin's website

       

      -Ted

    • June 1, 2021 5:23 PM EDT
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      Ted that’s how it came, I have seen The CamPac box you worked so hard to develop. I will be ordering a set from Colin, thanks for making it available.

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      The Babs River Railway

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    • June 1, 2021 11:11 PM EDT
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      Yanno, a few old passenger stations have been turned into residential homes, 

      stores, or even historical museums, so don't feel that you need to purchase

      passenger cars just because you have a passenger station.....

       

      Just my 2 cents worth..           

    • June 2, 2021 3:47 AM EDT
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      I say use it as excuse to add passenger service!

    • June 2, 2021 10:44 AM EDT
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      Andy , I am weighing all options, as I already have a warbonnet F3 , but i am used to seeing them pull freight so .. Besides decent passenger cars are rather spendy compared to more freight cars

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      The Babs River Railway

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    • June 7, 2021 1:28 PM EDT
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      I'm with Eric. Get at least three passenger cars.

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    • June 7, 2021 8:05 PM EDT
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      Pete Lassen said:

      Andy , I am weighing all options, as I already have a warbonnet F3 , but i am used to seeing them pull freight so .. Besides decent passenger cars are rather spendy compared to more freight cars

      Pete, maybe a cheaper idea would be to buy some of the Bachmann passenger coaches and pull them with the F-3 as a Museum Railfan or tourist run..   

      Use the station as the pickup and drop off point...  Scatter some RR equipment around the station....   

    • June 7, 2021 8:08 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke said:

       

      Just my 2 cents worth..           

       

       

       

      We don't care ! I want the $20 you owe me with interest !

    • June 8, 2021 3:10 PM EDT
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      Rooster said:
      Andy Clarke said:

       

      Just my 2 cents worth..           

       

       

       

      We don't care ! I want the $20 you owe me with interest !

      Basically son, I have no interest in the $20 bucks I DON'T owe you.....                

    • June 8, 2021 3:56 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke said:
      Pete Lassen said:

      Andy , I am weighing all options, as I already have a warbonnet F3 , but i am used to seeing them pull freight so .. Besides decent passenger cars are rather spendy compared to more freight cars

      Pete, maybe a cheaper idea would be to buy some of the Bachmann passenger coaches and pull them with the F-3 as a Museum Railfan or tourist run..   

      Use the station as the pickup and drop off point...  Scatter some RR equipment around the station....   

      It worked for my first layout!

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