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As promised are my two latest aquisitions. A Con-Cor U.P. SD-24. A new set of handrails, glazing and parts from a tyco sd-24 (air tanks and horns).

And the completed diesel.


Next is still awork in progress. Needs new side handrails. My DT&I GP-20 that someone modified into a high nose with an sd-24 (possibly atlas. concor) cab.

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Wow! I still can't get over how good that kitbashed high-nose GP20 looks.....
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Man I wish I would've bought that DT&I unit...
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That looks like factory mint. Awesome job.
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Thanks Robert it was another fun project.
A-A-RON thanks for not outbidding me, it was the only thing I won out of 9 that day.
Chops124 it actually came out better than expected, when I received it the back of the cab was filled in with cardboard and painted over it now has been filled with Vallejo as are the other gaps.
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Found these oldies in the back of the closet. The NAR was my first attempt at black decals with not so great results.



Finally found wire for the handrails, though not a match for tyco wire according to other websites it is to scale (.015) for HO scale.
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Never heard of the NAR. DTI looks amazing.
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Thanks Chops. Yeah NAR operated from 1929 until 1981 operated jointly by canadian national and canadian pacific. It is now defunked and mostly abandoned.
Here are two more saves. A red box BN gp-20 where someone did a bad paint job trying to fix the long hood, luckily I came across a dynamic brake which covers it totally. The black paint was really easy to replicate.

And you take two damaged reading diesels take the back from one and graft it onto the other.


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Outstanding.
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the tracks to Dawson City still are used!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Alberta_Railways
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Great saves!
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the tracks to Dawson City still are used!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Alberta_Railways

Originally posted by microbusss - October 12 2021 :  6:43:39 PM



Yes sections of the NAR track are still in use, some have been abandoned. However as stated when CN bought out the NAR "Northern alberta railways" ceased to exist.
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Forgot to add my Model Power FA shell with the parts from a damaged Tyco RF-16. The front coupler a kitbash.
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PacMan! Sweet!
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Nice paint and decal work. Do you use a dull coat over the decals...???
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Sorry chops124 but that is the way the shell came. I just added the internals and cut slots through the shell for the power torque drive. Usually when i do my own customs i spray the paint then semi-gloss coat, add the decals and then it is either dull coat or gloss coat. Here is a better look at what i did.

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this is how BN did their GP-20s

Pic stiolen from Flickr
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Thanks MICROBUSSS but i have yet to see a manufacturer produce a perfect replica of a diesel for the hobby.
Tyco/Mantua are no exception. Just finished with my coke old time caboose, received the final parts yesterday.
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https://www.bing.com/videos/riverview/relatedvideo?q=id+like+to+buy+the+world+a+coke+youtube&mid=0580F37579B35C2658650580F37579B35C265865&FORM=VIRE

A fabulous restore, Hoarder. I do find that Coke campaign rather ironic as I survey the
state of union, these days. In the '70's we youngsters thought we had solved the
bigger problems of society, only to later find we had opened a can of Pandora worms,
and no way to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
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A fabulous restore, Hoarder. I do find that Coke campaign rather ironic as I survey the state of union, these days. In the '70's we youngsters thought we had solved the bigger problems of society, only to later find we had opened a can of Pandora worms, and no way to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
Originally posted by Chops124 - January 05 2024 :  11:55:48 PM


Add metaphors. Mix thoroughly.

Now, if you had a bunch of people drinking Coke and singing about harmony, someone would be protesting the corn sugar.

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https://www.bing.com/videos/riverview/relatedvideo?q=id+like+to+buy+the+world+a+coke+youtube&mid=0580F37579B35C2658650580F37579B35C265865&FORM=VIRE

A fabulous restore, Hoarder. I do find that Coke campaign rather ironic as I survey the
state of union, these days. In the '70's we youngsters thought we had solved the
bigger problems of society, only to later find we had opened a can of Pandora worms,
and no way to put the toothpaste back in the tube.

Originally posted by Chops124 - January 05 2024 :  11:55:48 PM


yeah but if you wanna collect something
collect OTHER soda pop brands
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Yeah, but if you wanna collect something collect OTHER soda pop brands.
Originally posted by microbusss - January 06 2024 :  12:57:45 PM


One car is not a collection, but it's pop and not Coke:

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https://www.bing.com/videos/riverview/relatedvideo?q=id+like+to+buy+the+world+a+coke+youtube&mid=0580F37579B35C2658650580F37579B35C265865&FORM=VIRE

A fabulous restore, Hoarder. I do find that Coke campaign rather ironic as I survey the
state of union, these days. In the '70's we youngsters thought we had solved the
bigger problems of society, only to later find we had opened a can of Pandora worms,
and no way to put the toothpaste back in the tube.

Originally posted by Chops124 - January 05 2024 :  11:55:48 PM



Nice blast from the past, I remember. The one thing never learned though is that solutions come from the people not politicians. Just take a look At what happened with the Notre dame cathedral.
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Yeah, but if you wanna collect something collect OTHER soda pop brands.
Originally posted by microbusss - January 06 2024 :  12:57:45 PM


One car is not a collection, but it's pop and not Coke:


Originally posted by scsshaggy - January 06 2024 :  7:21:51 PM



Hey if I can get a rootbeer for 5 cents. You can call it what you want soda, pop. cola, coke or sugar water. :)
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Another save. Been trying to find the 5050 bobber in good condition for a while. Finally found and repaired one. Still have to find the two missing screws that hold on the shell. But good enough for now, I'll find them eventually.
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Finally finished my Burlington route conversion to Tyco/Mantua MU-2 motor. The internals are stock parts . The shell an old Arhearn GP9 I had. Took some modification to the interior of the front end so the motor could swivel but the dremel took care of that easily. The tank and weight are kitbash (made in slovenia) with air tank parts from a sprue set off of ebay.

Here it is in comparison to my Athearn U.P. GP9 with Athearn drive.
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I don't think I've ever seen an Athearn converted to Tyco running gear, usually it's the other way around. Looks good though, and the MU-2 motors are smooth pullers.
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I don't think I've ever seen an Athearn converted to Tyco running gear, usually it's the other way around. Looks good though, and the MU-2 motors are smooth pullers.

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Thanks but I am a tyco/mantua fanatic. Do you want to guess which one runs better than the other? Fact is working on athearn is a pain and just try to find parts for older frames and gear boxes or trying to afford a modern frame for old shell that will fit.
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I'll tell you what I'd like to get
well aside the Tyco Post Office w/ US Mail unloading boxcar, cattle crossing & disaster crossing hehe
is that one loco with UP yellow but it has ATSF on it instead

Anyway love all the kitbashes in here
Hope to find some this summer with odd railroad names on them
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that the one I want! *drooools*
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I'll tell you what I'd like to get
well aside the Tyco Post Office w/ US Mail unloading boxcar, cattle crossing & disaster crossing hehe
is that one loco with UP yellow but it has ATSF on it instead

Anyway love all the kitbashes in here
Hope to find some this summer with odd railroad names on them

Originally posted by microbusss - February 13 2024 :  7:39:35 PM



Speaking of odd. I collected for a while other peoples customs some good some not so good. Here is a Tyco miami southern i purchased. Did not have to repair anything but a cracked wheel.

Sorry rbturner for some reason I can not see IMGUR files.
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Miami Southern!!! That's a treat.

I lived for a spell in the Permian Basin. Home to the Pecos Valley Southern. It appeared
their reason for existence was shuttling about fracking sand on really, really decrepit
rails at 2 mph. The west end of this half abandoned town is a lattice of track work
weaving in and out of abandoned lots and buildings. Must have been quite something
back in the day. I gather onions and cantaloupe were a big export product, and it
apparently went by rail.
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I don't think I've ever seen an Athearn converted to Tyco running gear, usually it's the other way around. Looks good though, and the MU-2 motors are smooth pullers.

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Thanks but I am a tyco/mantua fanatic. Do you want to guess which one runs better than the other? Fact is working on athearn is a pain and just try to find parts for older frames and gear boxes or trying to afford a modern frame for old shell that will fit.

Originally posted by 430Hoarder - February 13 2024 :  3:01:31 PM



Oh, you don't have to explain it to me. I understand the obsession! I'll admit one of my favourite runners is an Athearn F7 pair, but in my defense the A-unit uses a re-motored Hi-F drive. Smooth operation and nothing to do but oil bearings, and change rubber bands.

The Miami Southern is a cool find! I have a few custom pieces in my collection done by others as well.
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Oh, you don't have to explain it to me. I understand the obsession! I'll admit one of my favourite runners is an Athearn F7 pair, but in my defense the A-unit uses a re-motored Hi-F drive. Smooth operation and nothing to do but oil bearings, and change rubber bands.

Know exactly what your talking about with the HI-F drive i have one and it runs great. But may i make a suggestion. Stop using rubber bands, i found out that you can use rubber traction tires from a steam loco to replace rubber bands. They last longer and do not loosen and slip. Sorry i don't have the stock number on hand it has been a long while since i changed them. Have a look on ebay.

Chops124 neat info and if i did not have over 2 dozen works in progress i would make a PVS diesel.


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I use cheap hair elastics. The pack I found fits great and you'd never guess it was a band drive unless you flipped it over. Those same bands also fit a Varney belt drive and provide excellent operation.
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I use cheap hair elastics. The pack I found fits great and you'd never guess it was a band drive unless you flipped it over. Those same bands also fit a Varney belt drive and provide excellent operation.

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Never thought of using hair elastics. But if you want to try traction tires I pulled my atsf hi-f out of the catacombs and the tire is Marklin #7152. All these years and it still works with the originals.
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Good to know! The hair elastics I'm using do dry out eventually, maybe every year or two. They work well for a while though, and when the unit inevitably throws a band it's a good excuse to tear the thing down and oil all the bearings.
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Wow! I still can't get over how good that kitbashed high-nose GP20 looks.....

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I use cheap hair elastics. The pack I found fits great and you'd never guess it was a band drive unless you flipped it over. Those same bands also fit a Varney belt drive and provide excellent operation.

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I used Goody's Hair Bands for a while, a dollar buys a lifetime supply, but I soon found they deteriorate
after only a few hours of use. The Caltron, or whatever it was called, provided much needed durability.
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