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My lovely wife gave me that Keystone brand Circus train.

I purchased myself 2 Aristo tankcars, 1 LGB Mogul that I made into my Christmas train, 2 LGB Christmas pasenger cars to go with my LGB Mogul, and a shorty Christmas car to go with one of the LGB small locos' I purchased at the show in Illinois, that I made into another Christmas train.

And do you all remember that LGB pub sign...well I should have bought it when it first came out as I paid a premium price for it on the bay.

All my train stuff, EXCEPT for the Keystone Circus train was bought on Ebay!

If anyone is looking for the same Keystone Circus train..DON'T BUY IT ON EBAY, go to the web site as it is $169 with free shipping.

What kills me is that some of the store sellers on Ebay ask a rediculous price for their wares, and the poor unsuspecting sufers are caught in their web!

I wonder what they are going to do with all their overpriced wares...that they could have made money on by being less greedy!

This is the web site to buy the Circus train at with free shipping at $169.

www.razordogdeals.com

Bubba
 

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I told my kids I wanted a couple of books: "Birth of California Narrow Gauge" about the Carter Bros and the economic impact of NG in CA, plus "Iron Horses", a large size photo book with some clear b&w photos of old locos and not-so-clear color pics. It has a pic of a 4-2-2 which apparently was a 4-2-4 buit looks as if it should have been a 4-4-0.
 

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Hi Guys,

The better half done good this year, I received a drop bottom gondola kit [P. Dippel kit] and six weeks ago we where at an auction and I was winning bider on an older Grisley combo lathe/ mill machine. this was brand new, sat in a factory in Allentown for 19 years in the org shipping crate.The auction house took it out of the crate to seel it. Included was an enco brand new 4 jaw chuck. Total cost for machine and chuck $ 160.00 bucks. Gerry told me at the time I was bidding that this would be part of my Christmas present from her.

I also bought a 4 inch rotary table to go with it, all in all a great Christmas.

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We had a bridge to be built out of scrap sq tubing by one of our group train guys. Be darn... it showed up Xmas day. It going in at Hillsdalle wye over Ouch creek. Its 8 &1/2 foot long on one frame. Very nice work. Sure is heavy....

Now have to get the wiring in for over head lights and walk ways boards put in.



http://www.mylargescale.com/1stclass/noelw/Hillsdale Bridge/Hillsdale bridge2.jpg

Another angle of the bridge setting on the set up area..

/1stclass/noelw/Hillsdale Bridge/Hillsdale bridge2.jpg

This is where it nice to have a Train group of guys that trade off our skill to each other. Thats why I spend a lot of time making animation for there stuff and elect. project that we get in very deep in to.. If it out there we will build it somehow.


Jerry.........Did you get any photos taken of your Xmas pig car and Log cab. kit??.




Ours was a Very nice Xmas day.

http://www.mylargescale.com/1stclass/noelw/Hillsdale Bridge/Hillsdale bridge2.jpg
 

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Jerry I got no choo choos except for the ones I bought myself. Santa said he brought me more than enough choo choos in my first childhood, so he brought me thermals so I can be a warm engineer while MUing my locos at work


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Friend Wife, Son on Christmas day helped me clear/repair more of the room the layout is going into. I plan to start building the first 'module' (it isn't a modular layout, will just be built in sections) right after the first of the year. Almost 2 yrs from when I discovered LS. Go me.


Les

I also bought me to me a back issue of NG&SLG, and promptly, same day, mislaid it w/o ever getting it out of the wrapper.
 

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From my wife and daughters: DVD "Johnny Cash, Ridin' the Rails," DVD "War Trains," and a mouse pad with a color image of my favorite train - the Reading Crusader. From my longtime pen pal in Fleet, Hampshire, England: the book Locomotives from the National Collection.

I prefer to purchase my own track, rolling stock, and motive power. Less out of place items that way. Even so, my collection is still fairly eclectic!

Best wishes,
David Meashey
 

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The wife bought me an undecorated but DCC w/sound equipped Bachmann 3 truck Shay.

I set up a big loopp of track in the living room and foyer. But now that Christmas is over she wants me to enlarge the loop to cover more of the downstairs. We have 2800 sq. ft downstairs so maybe a reall big loop of track, multi-room is in order. I have mixed LGB brass and the cheap Bachmann hollow track that I received in several Big Hauler train sets.
 

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Posted By Pete Thornton on 12/26/2008 8:47 AM
I told my kids I wanted a couple of books: "Birth of California Narrow Gauge" about the Carter Bros and the economic impact of NG in CA,





You have good kids. I got that for my birthday (from myself). One of the most comprehensive RR books ever written.
 
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