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As mentioned in another post, New Year's Resolution #231 is to properly format my
threads under one heading. So I'll retrieve that last three, there are about 300 and
climbing, all told. From now on I will post all new Armadilloville subjects under this
one heading, like everyone else.

Guns 'n' Butter
https://youtu.be/9Wgo_YnDHGE

Another Day, Another Dillo
https://youtu.be/e0h377xJ0Ms

Dillo Daze
https://youtu.be/91vlbPaCjUY

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Tyco Picklemania Set

A spoof on the old Tyco model train commercials.

https://youtu.be/OBlO1uodosI

Tour Time: Armadilloville

https://youtu.be/m_tlUqBQIrM

Featuring the awesome model train art of Anderson Paint Shops.

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Thanks again for showing us the entertaining videos Jeff. Well done.
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Entertaining as always Jeff.


Deserves another view.



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Great video, Chops! Any plans on the other busses?
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I got two of three working, but not reliably well. If can’t get th3m up to speed, will as a parts lot.
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I got two of three working, but not reliably well. If can’t get th3m up to speed, will as a parts lot.

Originally posted by Chops124-April 07 2021: 1:13:30 PM



Ah

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Love those old buses!
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Days of Grace in Armodilloville

https://youtu.be/16Uw4dwPI6I


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Another fun video Jeff.


Deserves a repeat showing.

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This has been another Chops Production

Awesome, Chops - loved the billboard car string!

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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys.

A video about the tendency we all have to sometimes be drawn into the
human circus.

https://youtu.be/T9PmMl_xuIg
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So I pulled the Mike off the shelf for some more heavy lifting. She does the job, that is for sure. I could consider
cutting her hoose,but the question lingers, what will pull they heavy freighs? Gotta sleep on this.

Diamonds are For Never

https://youtu.be/wAOMiKseN5Q

Using a simple layered pair of ovals, the stakes are quickly raised to keep two trains in motion, keeping on schedule, and dispatcher has t0 be on his or her toes while keeping half an eye on bus and trolley services humming in the back ground.

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Great videos and train action on Armadilloville, Chops!

"Not my Circus, Not my Monkeys" - a great point to always remember to do what you love to do, and not let others effect you.

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." - Matthew 5:16

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quote:
Great videos and train action on Armadilloville, Chops!

"Not my Circus, Not my Monkeys" - a great point to always remember to do what you love to do, and not let others effect you.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 20 2021 :  10:16:07 PM



Thank you, captain obvious
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Love the bus! See the Matchbox Fiat #56 in there and the newer Red and white Matchbox Caddy ambulance. Lot's of neat things in the ville!
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Hey, who you callin' Captain Obvious?? I'M Captain Obvious! The capacity to get
sucked in to the vortex of humanity's confusion knows no bounds.

BTW, I sold off the three buses for $150 on eBay, for a tidy profit. They were cute and all,
but not good runners and I don't have the time or patience to tinker with them to get them
to work right. Now I got some mad money to buy some more cool train stuff. Not sure what,
but RP is like a blood hound finding the cool bargains!

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Sadly, I am out of things to buy. Got all I will ever need except for ground cover detailing items. I still find myself wanting to bid on stuff that I already have! It's an illness!
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Sadly, I am out of things to buy. Got all I will ever need except for ground cover detailing items. I still find myself wanting to bid on stuff that I already have! It's an illness!

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oh just wait until this Sunday, Walty
Getting 2 rare accessories hehe
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I never liked the Tyco line or other, of accessories. I even as a kid thought they look much more toyish, than the train pieces. I own none...
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Great videos and train action on Armadilloville, Chops!

"Not my Circus, Not my Monkeys" - a great point to always remember to do what you love to do, and not let others effect you.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 20 2021 :  10:16:07 PM



Thank you, captain obvious

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3-April 20 2021: 10:25:30 PM



It's a true statement.

If by Captain Obvious, you were referring to the fact that I quit being a part of a Discord chat group where supposed friends chastised me for now owning 8 different Mantua Pacific steam locomotives, comparing me to a hoarder and one who buys all the milk at a grocery store so others can't have any, than you are correct. I don't need or want that drama. Model trains are just model trains - and in some respects, they can be an investment. But nothing that deserves attacking others. Sadly, others feel differently. So be it.

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Pure Tyco is a determined effort to capture a slice of Americana.
It is a pleasure to watch and admire. Nowhere, anywhere, have
I seen a more complete (still in progress) collection of Tyco, and
the stuff actually runs, there are no Shelf Queens. Nat'l Museum
of Tyco, baby, it's under construction and coming on real!
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Great videos and train action on Armadilloville, Chops!

"Not my Circus, Not my Monkeys" - a great point to always remember to do what you love to do, and not let others effect you.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 20 2021 :  10:16:07 PM



Thank you, captain obvious

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3-April 20 2021: 10:25:30 PM



It's a true statement.

If by Captain Obvious, you were referring to the fact that I quit being a part of a Discord chat group where supposed friends chastised me for now owning 8 different Mantua Pacific steam locomotives, comparing me to a hoarder and one who buys all the milk at a grocery store so others can't have any, than you are correct. I don't need or want that drama. Model trains are just model trains - and in some respects, they can be an investment. But nothing that deserves attacking others. Sadly, others feel differently. So be it.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 21 2021 :  8:56:18 PM



You obviously are still looking for attention as you specifically explained the quote which we all knew and understood. If you didnt want any 'drama' or a reaction out of me you wouldnt have said anything.
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Great videos and train action on Armadilloville, Chops!

"Not my Circus, Not my Monkeys" - a great point to always remember to do what you love to do, and not let others effect you.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 20 2021 :  10:16:07 PM



Thank you, captain obvious

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3-April 20 2021: 10:25:30 PM



It's a true statement.

If by Captain Obvious, you were referring to the fact that I quit being a part of a Discord chat group where supposed friends chastised me for now owning 8 different Mantua Pacific steam locomotives, comparing me to a hoarder and one who buys all the milk at a grocery store so others can't have any, than you are correct. I don't need or want that drama. Model trains are just model trains - and in some respects, they can be an investment. But nothing that deserves attacking others. Sadly, others feel differently. So be it.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 21 2021 :  8:56:18 PM



You obviously are still looking for attention as you specifically explained the quote which we all knew and understood. If you didnt want any 'drama' or a reaction out of me you wouldnt have said anything.

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3-April 21 2021: 10:15:35 PM



Nope. I wasn't trying to start anything. I just agreed with the quote and expressed it as such.

Any other interpretation is free, but what matters is what I meant by what I said, not what others choose to read.

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Great videos and train action on Armadilloville, Chops!

"Not my Circus, Not my Monkeys" - a great point to always remember to do what you love to do, and not let others effect you.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 20 2021 :  10:16:07 PM



Thank you, captain obvious

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3-April 20 2021: 10:25:30 PM



It's a true statement.

If by Captain Obvious, you were referring to the fact that I quit being a part of a Discord chat group where supposed friends chastised me for now owning 8 different Mantua Pacific steam locomotives, comparing me to a hoarder and one who buys all the milk at a grocery store so others can't have any, than you are correct. I don't need or want that drama. Model trains are just model trains - and in some respects, they can be an investment. But nothing that deserves attacking others. Sadly, others feel differently. So be it.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 21 2021 :  8:56:18 PM



You obviously are still looking for attention as you specifically explained the quote which we all knew and understood. If you didnt want any 'drama' or a reaction out of me you wouldnt have said anything.

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3-April 21 2021: 10:15:35 PM



Nope. I wasn't trying to start anything. I just agreed with the quote and expressed it as such.

Any other interpretation is free, but what matters is what I meant by what I said, not what others choose to read.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 21 2021 :  10:18:39 PM



Nobody intimidates rob from RP model railroads!
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This is Chops' thread for his layout updates. Rather disrespectful to bash me here, don't you think?
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This is Chops' thread for his layout updates. Rather disrespectful to bash me here, don't you think?

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 21 2021 :  10:28:20 PM



Then how about you stop lurking on the ancient forum from 2000 waiting for my next reply, be a big boy, and dm me
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This is Chops' thread for his layout updates. Rather disrespectful to bash me here, don't you think?

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 21 2021 :  10:28:20 PM



Then how about you stop lurking on the ancient forum from 2000 waiting for my next reply, be a big boy, and dm me

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3-April 21 2021: 10:31:21 PM



LOL, look at who is lurking on "the ancient forum from 2000" to attack. Ok.

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...comparing me to a hoarder and one who buys all the milk at a grocery store so others can't have any, than you are correct. I don't need or want that drama. Model trains are just model trains - and in some respects, they can be an investment. But nothing that deserves attacking others. Sadly, others feel differently. So be it.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - April 21 2021 :  8:56:18 PM



You realize that was a metaphor for how buying up everything for yourself will ruin supply and demand and the experience for other people right? What are you going to do with EIGHT of the exact same train? They're not even different numbers and you said you didn't even plan on using half of them for stuff. I can understand 2 or 3 if it's a coincidence, but eight? Other people could be missing out on a chance to have a UP one, but you're the dude who's hogging all of them.

By bringing up how there was drama, you're starting it up again - rather ironic if you ask me. if you don't mention it, it doesn't exist. We would've never even known about those pacifics if you didn't ever bring them up.

If model trains are just model trains, what's so appealing about what you collect? You said it yourself, they're just model trains, it doesn't even matter what they are. Why do you even need 8 of these pacifics when you could get something modern and respectable, something modern Bachmann or Broadway Limited, something the NMRA considers a decent engine by today's standards? Why this piece anyways? If it doesn't even matter what it is, why not just sell everything and go get a car or fix your house?

You still denied criticism and said that you can do whatever you want, in fact you simply left the group when we asked you how large your collection was when we openly shared our own collection sizes - it's almost like you didn't want to hear about how your money could be useful somewhere else!

So apparently we aren't allowed to question things either - I'm sensing a bit of saltiness here. Why not be open to criticism? It helps us grow and improve - you seem to be stuck in your ways. I apologize for trying to help you, I was only trying to be a good friend and you seem to dislike me because you didn't even want to take my advice.
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I understood the metaphor and I disagree on the following point. To be clear, I only had 3 Union Pacific 4-6-2's, one of which I kept as is, since I wanted one for my collection, the other ended up being customized, and the last one needs work and is missing things. The last Pacific did not have a tender, so my plan is to find a different tender for it in the future.

I never intended to bring up the Pacifics in our private group to create drama in the first place. I was literally just sharing what came in the mail that day.....with the caption "future projects." I don't understand how that created all of this, but things tend to snowball.

Why did I buy those specific locomotives? Because I wanted them for my collection. I am not really a big fan of modern locomotives anyways..

I left the group not because I didn't want to share my collection size number, I left the group after I reanalyzed everything that had happened and realized that in the end, it wasn't worth it to have to justify why I like to buy a certain type of train to those who would prefer not to do that. There is nothing wrong with your preferences and really nothing wrong with mine.

I accept criticism. I would not be on YouTube, Instagram, or even here, if I didn't want to be criticized. Constructive criticism is beneficial, but de-structive criticism is not.

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https://youtu.be/94xQLUjz48w

Bumped an older video.

"A Boston and Maine Holiday."

And another from the engineer's POV:

https://youtu.be/QA3w_cwPNXI

And one of my faves: "New Train Service to Armodilloville"

https://youtu.be/yf2e9xTf5nc

The name was suggested by El Rojo Grande, the Varney Aero Train
was a gift from WKS. Many of the buildings were bought from RP
Model Trains. A-A-Ron had not yet turned up on the scene yet.

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Sadly, I am out of things to buy. Got all I will ever need except for ground cover detailing items. I still find myself wanting to bid on stuff that I already have! It's an illness!

Originally posted by walt - April 21 2021 :  4:49:43 PM


oh just wait until this Sunday, Walty
Getting 2 rare accessories hehe

Originally posted by microbusss - April 21 2021 :  4:55:08 PM


2 things arrived Fri
posted in AOTW hehe
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Saw the photo, ... I didn't get excited as I already knew. I don't have interest in every little thing that all companies produce. The signal bridge was OK as I have the Tyco one whit no where to use it. The light house, I don't know. Since none of us have an ocean on our layout.
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Well, I have an ocean all right...it's just not water...

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Saw the photo, ... I didn't get excited as I already knew. I don't have interest in every little thing that all companies produce. The signal bridge was OK as I have the Tyco one whit no where to use it. The light house, I don't know. Since none of us have an ocean on our layout.

Originally posted by walt - April 29 2021 :  12:32:21 PM


ever heard of INLAND lighthouses?
well Nebraska has TWO!
& we have a Navy too
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Great video - that wreck crane was no match for the armadillo.
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Thank you for bumping my post, I have this odd sense that you are
like one of the only people that look at them!! You might recall it was
you who brought this particular MoW to my attention on Evil Bay.

Thank you for that, this one is NOT going to be thinned with the herd. Ever.
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Saw the photo, ... I didn't get excited as I already knew. I don't have interest in every little thing that all companies produce. The signal bridge was OK as I have the Tyco one whit no where to use it. The light house, I don't know. Since none of us have an ocean on our layout.

Originally posted by walt - April 29 2021 :  12:32:21 PM


ever heard of INLAND lighthouses?
well Nebraska has TWO!
& we have a Navy too

Originally posted by microbusss - May 16 2021 :  7:56:29 PM



Well, you know, that really is amazing. I had no idea. Just like gov't to put TWO
lighthouses in Nebraska. What with Kam-Jo at the helm, we will probably have a
DOZEN before too long, along with a string of them along the southern border,
where I live, with a free refreshment stand (also called a "hospital") to guide
our South American pals to safety.

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Repeat performances of course.



Bumped an older video.

A Boston and Maine Holiday.

And another from the engineer's POV:



And one of my faves: "New Train Service to Armodilloville"



The name was suggested by El Rojo Grande, the Varney Aero Train
was a gift from WKS. Many of the buildings were bought from RP
Model Trains. A-A-Ron had not yet turned up on the scene yet.

Originally posted by Chops124 on April 29 2021at 10:50 AM.

Well done as always.

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Thank you, WKS, you are the other person who watches my videos!!
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Saw the photo, ... I didn't get excited as I already knew. I don't have interest in every little thing that all companies produce. The signal bridge was OK as I have the Tyco one whit no where to use it. The light house, I don't know. Since none of us have an ocean on our layout.

Originally posted by walt - April 29 2021 :  12:32:21 PM


ever heard of INLAND lighthouses?
well Nebraska has TWO!
& we have a Navy too

Originally posted by microbusss - May 16 2021 :  7:56:29 PM



Well, you know, that really is amazing. I had no idea. Just like gov't to put TWO
lighthouses in Nebraska. What with Kam-Jo at the helm, we will probably have a
DOZEN before too long, along with a string of them along the southern border,
where I live, with a free refreshment stand (also called a "hospital") to guide
our South American pals to safety.

Originally posted by Chops124 - May 17 2021 :  8:18:11 PM


actually the lighthouse here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Minatare_Lighthouse
was built by the CCC to simulate a lighthouse

other is in Gretna, NE
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/845

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Bumping my own thread, some more archival Tycomania. Neat little light house, Ben. A bud and me
keep talking about hooking up his trailer and doing a road trip to Nebraska. Lot of pretty towns I'd
like to see, having rolled through it maybe once or twice in my life. He's the same guy who got me into
this Tyco madness.

This is "Another Day, Another Dillo."

https://youtu.be/e0h377xJ0Ms

"Dillo Daze 1"

https://youtu.be/91vlbPaCjUY

One of my faves, "New Day, New Trouble. Armadilloville."

https://youtu.be/ptrj19xa2yo

"Tour Time in Armadilloville 2"

https://youtu.be/m_tlUqBQIrM

"Coffee Time in Armadilloville"

https://youtu.be/neLYYAeVJlM

Armadilloville Gravy Train

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Shock Control

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Very nice Jeff.
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I can't believe how much activity and fun you have crammed in there. Very cool. Very fun!
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Chops is very creative!
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A quick video feauturing the brilliant works of El Rojo Grande and the talented Anderson Paintshops Rushed into produtcion as it were.

"Shock Control"

RP's posting made me think of this!

https://youtu.be/4qkA1aT8ERI

Thanks, guys. It's a lot of fun. I rammed this one through on a short time budget after work. Tribute to
El Rojo Grande and the inestimable Anderson Paint Shops.
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Rules of the Road

Who takes presedence in a congested rail corridor? Passenger express or volatile Jade Fog and Uranium shipments?
Watch and learn.

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I forgot to mention that you have a pretty good running E-60 CP. In my experience that is quite rare. I like that irregular double diamond crossing. That will keep an operator on his toes so as not to have carnage.
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I get distracted whilst filming, and yep, pop goes the
weasel. I lucked out on that E 60. I hold my breath
every time I run it, and then only with a short consist.
I got the one working pinion gear in the whole of China.
The other version I gutted and replaced it with a BB
Athearn chassis cut in half.
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