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My LOTW will be my fairly new addition, a Tyco Rock Island 0-6-0 steam engine. I'm quite impressed how Tyco managed to incorporate the wheelsets and drivers directly onto the powertorque motor. It's makes for a very hard unit to work on, but I still find it impressive. I believe this unit means I have all the Tyco R.I. locomotives (minus the Mehano F7 but I don't really care about that really). I just love my Rock Island locomotives...

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Those spoked wheels are literally just plastic inserts glued on lol

I'd still prefer a regular Mantua big six.

Here's my Mantua General, with all the extra details!



Read more about it in my projects thread

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Great stuff! Once again, I never knew Tyco did an
0-6-0, much less in Rock Island.

I love the white walls on the pilot truck, Blax, did you
do that? That is an elegant touch.
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Yep, I love myself some white walls!

If you look up pics of a stock general you can compare the two and see what details I have added.

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My LOTW is a Rivarossi Pennsylvania Railroad 2-8-8-2 from the 1960's or 1970's. I got this at a train show a few months before this whole COVID thing started up for around $150 bundled up with a Rivarossi Santa Fe 0-8-0. After some regular maintenance and running in, she's a fairly good runner.However, unlike most versions of this model I've seen, she has no pickups in the tender. The tender wheels are all plastic!Despite this, though, I like it quite a bit.


-Steve

"A lot of modellers out there who go to the train shows see these broken H0 stuff and go 'This is useless.' when in reality, it can still be used for modelling whether it's as a prop on your layout or a cool project to make something old new again."
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Very cool! Does the 0-8-0 have the booster truck?
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Welp...gotta break the steam theme this week...

My LOTW offering is the Canadiana Alco C430 by Tyco, of course!! A big shout-out to DaCheez for buying this from that Canadian Antique Shop and shipping it across the border to me - truly appreciate it. This C430 is MINT, however, the pinion gear has slipped off the drive shaft. Should be an interesting restoration, so stay tuned!


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quote:
Very cool! Does the 0-8-0 have the booster truck?

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3 - August 02 2020 :  9:01:40 PM

No, it doesn't. Rivarossi didn't add a booster truck until the 90's, and mine was made (according to the box and paperwork it came with) in 1983.

-Steve

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Very cool! Does the 0-8-0 have the booster truck?

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3 - August 02 2020 :  9:01:40 PM

No, it doesn't. Rivarossi didn't add a booster truck until the 90's, and mine was made (according to the box and paperwork it came with) in 1983.

Originally posted by kovacste000 - August 03 2020 :  02:04:36 AM



Darn! The booster truck is so cool!

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DaCheez
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quote:
Welp...gotta break the steam theme this week...

My LOTW offering is the Canadiana Alco C430 by Tyco, of course!! A big shout-out to DaCheez for buying this from that Canadian Antique Shop and shipping it across the border to me - truly appreciate it. This C430 is MINT, however, the pinion gear has slipped off the drive shaft. Should be an interesting restoration, so stay tuned!

Originally posted by RP model railroads - August 02 2020 :  9:34:00 PM



Looking good RP! You can really see the shine in that photo.
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My LOTW is the Canadians Shark in progress. It took
about an hour of careful carving to release the fuel
tank from the chassis, the prior owner having
super glued it in. This only cost me two Exacto
blades and a small bit of thumb. Upon trying to fit
the Model Power chassis, it was found to be exactly
1 mm too large, requiring it to be sawed down. This
is like sawing through a jail bar using thread.
So, just use you iagination
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just arived!
Tyco Santa Fe from Windscarredfaith!


jealous?

MO to be sent today
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just arived!
Tyco Santa Fe from Windscarredfaith!


Yay!!!! I'm so glad that you received it! The photos you took look amazing!
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Nice!
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just arived!
Tyco Santa Fe from Windscarredfaith!


Yay!!!! I'm so glad that you received it! The photos you took look amazing!

Originally posted by Windscarredfaith - August 06 2020 :  3:56:07 PM


MO sent hehe
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jealous?
Originally posted by microbusss - August 06 2020 :  11:38:15 AM


Not personally, but I must warn you that there are foreign powers and stateless actors who have used modern satellite technology to locate the famed dumpster cam:


Should you hear helicopters hovering over your home, one night, guard your windows against commandoes, in black clothing and helmets, launching a surgical strike to capture your coveted Santa Fe F7A.

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LOLOL Scshaggy! Google Maps is the ultimate spy weapon.

Nice, busss! Congrats.

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jealous?
Originally posted by microbusss - August 06 2020 :  11:38:15 AM


Not personally, but I must warn you that there are foreign powers and stateless actors who have used modern satellite technology to locate the famed dumpster cam:


Should you hear helicopters hovering over your home, one night, guard your windows against commandoes, in black clothing and helmets, launching a surgical strike to capture your coveted Santa Fe F7A.

Originally posted by scsshaggy - August 06 2020 :  5:11:45 PM


yer funny
thats when I was throwing stuff out to the truck in the yard
you can see the table set out there
nothing important was tossed out that I can't replace later I promise
no trains or toys luckily

EDIT: moving next door soon so dumpster will go with me hehe

Edited by - microbusss on August 06 2020 6:32:12 PM
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