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Can you find the hidden villin who took over the irony horse?
Names have been changed at first glance to protect the paranoids... or was it single noids?
no crowds, no signs, no strikes, no violens, no rocks or other missiles thrown or launched into
the air... no hurt bodies, no casualtys [:D] but, there were demonstrators... no beaches, but a shark was sited (or is it cited, sighted, dunno)... there was some ALCOhaulic gold, nowhere near the water, but a U-Boat was caught in the nets, there was someone singing the "Sound of music... no d'oh! Ray! Me, but FA- a long, long, long... way to run and stumble... two project grades, one scored an "F", an "A", and a "B"... and finally, no floor cleaner, so a General Purpose powder with seven herbs and spices (but not a secrete recipe)...

ALL THIS, in this, a un-moving demonstration of up-hill horses, yet with-out whipes, er, whips...

and now, for something completely different...

the shark...


ALCOhaulic



the u-boat...



the three grades, or was it two?



FA: long, long, way, to, come...



finally, "floor pick-up" powder with added ingreediants...



and NOW, the uncle...



*************************************************




who's yor master?

Iz it PA?



OR, JUST SHORT OF THE JELLY?



Now, perhaps there is a mix of answers Diesel Locomotive six axles...
I am happy to employ the fireman... (video coming this week, MAY 13, 2008)






now, can you make the grade?

Detales later.

john, zebrails... whatever. I am experiencing a... post-life crisis... instead of AL, coholic bevvys, I buy models... rather, I railroad those pretty people from CamerasVille...

And now, something fourth-coming...
The true names:
Baldwin Locomotive Works CRF-16-4 #6000 by Bachman with DCC on Board
American Locomotive Company C628 #2 By Model Power
General Electric U-30-B #302 By Life-Like Proto 1000 sound and dcc
General Motors/Electro Motive F-3 #291A + 291B By Athearn Genesis sound and dcc x2
ALCO/GE FA-2's #1602A + 1602D By Life-Like Proto 1000
General Motors/ Electro Motive GP-7 #100 By Atlas (china)
Fairbanks Morse Train Master #4 by Atlas Gold Series
PA+PB Demo's by Proto 1000
ALCO RSD 15 a.k.a. DL601 by Broadway Limited Imports

*Please remember that most of these new locomotives have been purchased by my credit card, in case anyone is wondering why or how I got these when I owe $$ to a few of you.

AND, I have been purchasing these locomotives from "FACTORY DIRECT TRAINS" AND appropriately titled "TOY TRAIN HEAVEN"

Like I said, More coming!
Athearn GM MP-15AC Demo
True-Line Trains Fairbanks Morse 5 Axle C-liner Demo
ALCO S-1 #5 Demo
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I may also get the Athearn GP-35 Demo, as well as the LifeLike Proto 1000 RS 27 Demo's also from the Toy Train Heaven store.
Those interested, go to www.toytrainheaven.com put in the search box "DEMO." You will also find N-Scale 'demo's as well as the newer locomotives in HO Scale.
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enuf bragging, eh?
I STILL like the following line....

I don't have a one track mind. It depends on the turn-out.
"I love your catenary!"
Is that a power-trip or just another pick-up line?

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nice little lot of demos,really like the gp7,and the shark,2 more for me to look out for ken
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Hey John. Nice engines. I like the shark and the F-3's.

I also like your writing style. Very cool.

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thank you all.

I am being sincere when I speak about a certain crisis [V]. This April will prove to be a great struggling one for me personally [B)]. I need the support of my friends. Even those with who I am indebted to. I will return or make payments to those I owe $$ to... that is, when my train comes in, after it is imported by my ship that shall come in... no, not named the Titan...

Jokingly yet seriously, I visit my hobby shops as an alcoholic visits a liquor store [xx(] . The difference is, my liver will not be pickled, but I shall be lacking the funds to have proper fun... hmmm... that didn't sound right... I will edit this whole comment after next week is over... that is, if I am still of sound mind.

[:(]

I know, it may seem crazy. True, I haven't the money in the bank for these. But, if I look at it in a positive way, I am building my credit rating... yes, my credit card expenditures.

All you readers I wish to befriend, and to be your friend.
Thanks also to those who are connected to divine interpretation. (yes, you will know who you are, too.)

Truly, John [|)]

I don't have a one track mind. It depends on the turn-out.
"I love your catenary!"
Is that a power-trip or just another pick-up line?

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I have the gold Alco, beautiful engine...

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just arrived,have listed in lotw but just in case you do not go there heres my offering of the day so to speak ken

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Wow Ken, talking about gold.

Who is the manufacturer?

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hi mike all three are athearn the gold gm50 anniversaty is a limited edition ken
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This is a demo GE AC4400CW by Athearn.

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hi Hypoponera great loco another to add to wants ken
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hey Ken...

go to www.toytrainheaven.com and put "Demo" in the search.

oh, perhaps abstaining is the key thing, right?

PA/PB demo's, MP-15AC demos, ALCO RS...? demos, eventually FM 5 axle C-Liner demo coming in July... plenty of other demos there, too.

Mu ha ha ha!

John
jus' bein' silly! ( but it's true about toytrainheaven.com )

p.s. Y'all do have some nice loco's there. I'm quite attracted to the sky-blue paint scheme demo's.

I don't have a one track mind. It depends on the turn-out.
"I love your catenary!"
Is that a power-trip or just another pick-up line?

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my latest just need a chassis,ken
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Huh. I sort of knew and yet forgot about the mid-80's EMD Demo scheme. Looks very similar to what I drew up for the STC. Drat, I thought I was being original but maybe I had it in my subconscious. I'll have to get one sometime.

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Thought I would add the newest addition also.......





hope you all like...Garret

And the one that I want the most...not a demo, buy WOW what an engine.....


"Though amid all the smoking horror and diabolism of a sea-fight, SHARKS will be seen longingly gazing up to the ship's decks, like hungry dogs round a table where red meat is being carved, ready to bolt down every killed man that is tossed to them . . ." by Herman Melville
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what is it ken
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ken...prr centipede, DR12-8-1500/2 not sure who maded it, know it was from overseas, I believe it came out of japan...there was a place here that had three of them...they are all sold...talked to the guy and he say they may make a plastic shell version with same running gear...for a small price of 350.00 dollars...what a deal...garret
"Though amid all the smoking horror and diabolism of a sea-fight, SHARKS will be seen longingly gazing up to the ship's decks, like hungry dogs round a table where red meat is being carved, ready to bolt down every killed man that is tossed to them . . ." by Herman Melville
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sure is a monster,cheers for info ken
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quote:
what is it ken

Originally posted by catfordken - May 22 2008 : 9:09:46 PM



Ken,

Is that chassisless shell an SD40-2?

Puppyfang, Very nice! I love the color contrasts. Very sharp and crisp!
And all so very fine, thanks people.

John


p.s. The future for me seems to be a bit brighter. Following the month of June, I may be getting myself back into the black financially... (two weeks ago, I bounced my credit card.)
Thanks for all your help, patience, and support.

I don't have a one track mind. It depends on the turn-out.
"I love your catenary!"
Is that a power-trip or just another pick-up line?

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hi john yes its an sd40-2 but the new style,could convert to the blue box chassis,but it entails some work on both body and chassis,would sooner a new style chassis ken
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CAN ANYONE CONFIRM IF THIS SD40-2 IS A DEMO OR A LEASE LOCO,AGAIN ITS A NEW STYLE BODY KEN
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Looks like an ex-Soo Line unit that was returned to EMD either as a trade-in, or off-lease (without looking that unit up specifically I can't be sure). It's quite common to see lease units from both builders and equity companies still wearing the paint schemes of former owners.
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cheers gic,all imput helpful,this one is just for shelf,ken

athearn ready to run minus powertrain,a us ebayer has some if you want one email me

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Ken...where did you get the neat up...never saw one like that, any story behind that one...Garret
"Though amid all the smoking horror and diabolism of a sea-fight, SHARKS will be seen longingly gazing up to the ship's decks, like hungry dogs round a table where red meat is being carved, ready to bolt down every killed man that is tossed to them . . ." by Herman Melville
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Hey GIC:

If that were a SOO unit the rearward lower section of red would be rounded into a swoop ala covered wagon...

-Gareth

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OK, I stand corrected- SMARTASS! [^]

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Guilty as charged? [:D]

But, I'm a nice guy: In your defense, it looks like Soo Line simplified the swoop at some point, as photos of the same loco classes in both styles can be found.

But finally found Ken's loco... looks like I was correct, and his paint scheme is the transitional mode before EMD repainted it blue:

/tyco/forum/uploaded/GoingInCirclez/SOO%206309-1.jpg

"Notes : Built by EMD as Milwaukee Road #25 (7/1973). Acquired by SOO Line (1985) and renumbered to SOO #6309. Retired (7/1988). Sold to EMD Leasing, became EMDX #6309."

From http://www.mountainrailway.com/SOO%20Line%20Roster%20Archive/SOO%206300/SOO%206309.htm

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Great Job people!

I am quite impressed. This thread has lasted quite well.

MRC has what's called a "Black Box" tool. This tool, if you do not have DCC yet but have a few "sound-equipped" locomotives, will enable you to make use of the entire sound decoder if your loco's have the QSI sound system, also known as "Quantum QSI"... hmmm... Quantum Systems Intelligence?
These can be found in Proto 1000/2000 w/sound&dcc, Atlas Gold Series locomotives, and Broadway Limited Imports steam/diesel locomotives.
The cousin to BLI, PCM or Precision Craft Models, has the LokSound, Athearn Genesis locomotives has another sound system.

Perhaps, someone out there has used the "MRC Black Box" on their Athearn Genesis locomotives and got good results?

Beyond this topic, I will say that this is a great forum.
Demo, Demo's, Demonstrators...

more of your input is continually welcome.

Again, thank you all!

John

I don't have a one track mind. It depends on the turn-out.
"I love your catenary!"
Is that a power-trip or just another pick-up line?
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160274192993&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=006


Check out this old demo...

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Gorgeous models.
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I just had a thought while reading this
Was there ever a demonstration STEAM locomotive?
yeah crazy thought but am tired hehe
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Just a model but could have been painted for demonstration back in the day.





Lionel does show possibilities from time to time.

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I am glad you revived this "forgotten thread." I'd never seen it, nor any such
discussion like it before. Interesting question, were there steam demo's?

One of my favorite demo's was the Black Mariah. This thing was banged
together in the post war rush to compete in the emerging diesel market
by Alco. It had a surplus submarine motor and the rest of it was put up
in an awful hurry, and she flopped miserably as a demo. I believe it was
in Maine she threw a connecting rod, after numerous other mechanical
problems and that was the end of that.

Quietly shelved, it was replaced by the FA series.

I don't buy much these days, but if this one was available in HO I'd
step up to pay for it. Such an interesting history and an interesting
time, when steam was going the way of the buggy whip.


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