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johno



Joined: 23 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject: Me, retirement and some switching. Reply with quote

With retirement looming and a need to get my loft tidy for the annual gas boiler servicing I moved my box to discover my MTI,s dating back to the 1990's.
Like most bpeople I dabbled in starting a layout , built a few then sold everything including the rolling stock. Tonight I started to read MTI and have discover a layout Chris built a few years ago called "south street switching zone. Now it's a layout I could build with minimum effort but having had little success with settrack points I would like to use Peco code 75i Msybe American loco's and boxcars won't stall,n it

I am on the lookout for a cheap loco and rolling stock. Hopefully I will get some photos for its construction shortly.REGARDS

JOHNO
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Blackcloud Railways



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
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Location: Sandbach UK

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Athearn's old "blue box" models appear regularly on Fleabay, they're not as detailed as newer models but still excellent when compared to some UK models, also good runners and robust enough to stand use without bits falling off.
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alastairq



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Location: the land that time forgot

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's how I re-started 40 years ago..........Athearn SW switcher, and any old fright stock I could lay my hands on.

I never cared that some Athearn roadswitchers had over-wide hoods.....rarely looked at them end on...rather not get poked in the eye with a Kadee dropper.
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