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Scratch built K2 locomotive

toptrain2100
 

 Here is an early PRR K2 scratch build by ? ? ? ?. Was found at a North Eastern train show.
frank


Re: Southern Pacific Steam and Diesel locomotives

chuckdol
 

Probably that is a radio aerial.


On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 7:41 AM toptrain2100 via groups.io <toptrain2100=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I don't have enough to get any of your listed locos but I can add a photo of an old SP Atlantic. It is special because it was made by Rivarossi for sale by Lionel in their first HO catalog in 1957.
 
A picture was taken the day I got with other trains from the train show
.
This is the only locomotive I have ever seen that has a handrail continuing on the Cab roof.
.frank



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Chuck


Re: Southern Pacific Steam and Diesel locomotives

toptrain2100
 
Edited

I don't have enough to get any of your listed locos but I can add a photo of an old SP Atlantic. It is special because it was made by Rivarossi for sale by Lionel in their first HO catalog in 1957.
 
A picture was taken the day I got with other trains from the train show
.
This is the only locomotive I have ever seen that has a handrail continuing on the Cab roof.
.frank


Re: End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

Pete Steinmetz
 

Guys:

About Facebook.  Just stating a fact that there is more model train action than there is on Groups.io.  I'm not endorsing FB.   They are run and managed by a bunch of horses asses. I have managed to keep most of their BS off my feed, so FB modeling is an enjoyable experience for me.

If you don't like FB, no need to reply.

Happy modeling,

Pete Steinmetz


Re: End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

Wayne Long
 


On 10/15/2020 1:36 PM, Larry Blanchard via groups.io wrote:
On 10/14/20 5:43 PM, Pete Steinmetz wrote:

By the way, there is much more action on the Facebook model railroad groups than on the groups.io.

Personally, while those groups may be fine, Facebook is still one of the biggest enablers of misinformation ever invented.  I refuse to support them in any way, and encourage others to do the same.

How true!   They censor what they don't like.

Wayne


Re: End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

Larry Blanchard
 

On 10/14/20 5:43 PM, Pete Steinmetz wrote:

By the way, there is much more action on the Facebook model railroad groups than on the groups.io.

Personally, while those groups may be fine, Facebook is still one of the biggest enablers of misinformation ever invented.  I refuse to support them in any way, and encourage others to do the same.


Re: End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

Pete Steinmetz
 

Ed AKA Grandpa:

You are replying on Groups.io on your dreaded Google.  Hope your ID is still intact and nobody has stolen your identity or your first born.

By the way, there is much more action on the Facebook model railroad groups than on the groups.io.

Pete Steinmetz


Re: [RepowerAndRegear] [HO-Steam] End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

SP4149
 

Ed,

 After Dec 15th lists on groups.io will continue to send e-mail messages to members with valid e-mail addresses.  Because some mail providers have been flagging some groups.io list subscribers as spam generators or e-mail bouncers (mail not deliverable); groups.io is upgrading and adding a new mail server to increase the reliability of e-mail delivery.  Finally many of the YG  member  lists have fallen into the hands of spammers which has affected some of us who used the same e-mail addresses for lists on YG as well as groups.io.  After Dec 15th those compromised YG lists of members will disappear and that source of spam will be gone.

Other than increased reliability, groups.io list subscribers who get messages and digests via e-mails should see no disruption of service after Dec 15th.

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



On 2020-10-14 05:44, Ed via groups.io wrote:

Ken --

As you and several others have pointed out --some more kindly than others -- Groups.io remains unaffected. While I was aware (vaguely now remember ;) that you had shifted RePower Regear away from Yahoo Groups, somehow my tiny ferret brain was under the impression that .io was still a Yahoo entity and would thus no longer be available after Dec 15. I suppose my confusion may have arisen from the fact that while I have posted and replied sometimes after logging in to the group and threads, most of my reading and replying is via my Yahoo email account. Do I understand incorrectly that after Dec 15, group posts will no longer appear as eMails? If so, that's OK for me.

Anyway, glad to know these groups I find so valuable go on unaffected.

And many thanks for taking the trouble and time to set me straight!

All the best,
Ed


On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 06:58:33 PM EDT, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:
 
 

Ed,

My lists all transferred to goups.io from Yahoo Groups two years ago.   At that time I suspended message posting on the YG lists and all members continued to posting on the new lists on groups.io.

  I was planning on closing down and deleting the dormant lists on YG the end of the year.  This was to discourage attempts to resurrect the old list name instead of migrating to groups.io

Now I won't have to do that extra work as YG will be gone before the end of the year.


In the meantime groups.io is still going strong, expanding to a second mail server for enhanced service and to reduce the errant spam messaging.  My lists are free lists so still ne need yet for paid 

subscriptions and all the archives from the old YG list were transferred two years ago.  You responded on the new list, you are still good to go.  No change.


You will see consternation among those who clung to the corpse of the YG lists all this time.  They missed the chance to transfer to groups.io, actually several chances.  It seems to be a sign of the time that

no matter what the subject a large number refuse to believe, even after the fact.  A year after YG purged the archives, some YG faithful still think that they can be copied to a new list.


We're on groups.io, two years past the wailing at the YG demise.


ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



On 2020-10-13 14:23, Ed Triolo wrote:

Hi Ken --

I am sad to say that this means I will no longer be able to access this collective wisdom after Dec 15. It's a choice I make because of my firm opposition to Facebook and Google and all their spawn. I treasure my privacy -- shoveling against the tide -- in this era of Orwellian data harvesting, hacking vulnerability and cyber crime.

They say we can still "group" via Facebook groups or GMail groups but I don't do anything Google nor the evil Facebook. I browse via Firefox not Chrome or even Edge and I search via Duck Duck Go not Google. With my Firefox privacy settings set to stun and armed with Privacy Badger anti-tracking widget, I know I sound like a senile grandpa yelling at the kids to get off my lawn but if so, so be it.

I really do appreciate the tips, wisdom, ideas and good cheer that these groups have provided but now on a fixed income, I'm trying to cut subscriptions not add them these days.

With apologies for the rant and thanks for all your help, I will raise a glass of champagne to y'all on December 15!

God Bless,
Ed aka "Grandpa"
On Monday, October 12, 2020, 05:22:37 PM EDT, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:
 
 

Beginning December 15, 2020 the Yahoo Groups website will shut down and members will no longer be able to send or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. We've compiled a comprehensive FAQ here that includes alternative providers and information on how this will impact your group content.

Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities — we're proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities.

Sincerely,
The Yahoo Groups team

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



--
ken clark
HO and Sn42

--
ken clark
HO and Sn42


Re: End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

Ed
 

Ken --

As you and several others have pointed out --some more kindly than others -- Groups.io remains unaffected. While I was aware (vaguely now remember ;) that you had shifted RePower Regear away from Yahoo Groups, somehow my tiny ferret brain was under the impression that .io was still a Yahoo entity and would thus no longer be available after Dec 15. I suppose my confusion may have arisen from the fact that while I have posted and replied sometimes after logging in to the group and threads, most of my reading and replying is via my Yahoo email account. Do I understand incorrectly that after Dec 15, group posts will no longer appear as eMails? If so, that's OK for me.

Anyway, glad to know these groups I find so valuable go on unaffected.

And many thanks for taking the trouble and time to set me straight!

All the best,
Ed


On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 06:58:33 PM EDT, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:


Ed,

My lists all transferred to goups.io from Yahoo Groups two years ago.   At that time I suspended message posting on the YG lists and all members continued to posting on the new lists on groups.io.

  I was planning on closing down and deleting the dormant lists on YG the end of the year.  This was to discourage attempts to resurrect the old list name instead of migrating to groups.io

Now I won't have to do that extra work as YG will be gone before the end of the year.


In the meantime groups.io is still going strong, expanding to a second mail server for enhanced service and to reduce the errant spam messaging.  My lists are free lists so still ne need yet for paid 

subscriptions and all the archives from the old YG list were transferred two years ago.  You responded on the new list, you are still good to go.  No change.


You will see consternation among those who clung to the corpse of the YG lists all this time.  They missed the chance to transfer to groups.io, actually several chances.  It seems to be a sign of the time that

no matter what the subject a large number refuse to believe, even after the fact.  A year after YG purged the archives, some YG faithful still think that they can be copied to a new list.


We're on groups.io, two years past the wailing at the YG demise.


ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



On 2020-10-13 14:23, Ed Triolo wrote:

Hi Ken --

I am sad to say that this means I will no longer be able to access this collective wisdom after Dec 15. It's a choice I make because of my firm opposition to Facebook and Google and all their spawn. I treasure my privacy -- shoveling against the tide -- in this era of Orwellian data harvesting, hacking vulnerability and cyber crime.

They say we can still "group" via Facebook groups or GMail groups but I don't do anything Google nor the evil Facebook. I browse via Firefox not Chrome or even Edge and I search via Duck Duck Go not Google. With my Firefox privacy settings set to stun and armed with Privacy Badger anti-tracking widget, I know I sound like a senile grandpa yelling at the kids to get off my lawn but if so, so be it.

I really do appreciate the tips, wisdom, ideas and good cheer that these groups have provided but now on a fixed income, I'm trying to cut subscriptions not add them these days.

With apologies for the rant and thanks for all your help, I will raise a glass of champagne to y'all on December 15!

God Bless,
Ed aka "Grandpa"
On Monday, October 12, 2020, 05:22:37 PM EDT, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:
 
 

Beginning December 15, 2020 the Yahoo Groups website will shut down and members will no longer be able to send or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. We've compiled a comprehensive FAQ here that includes alternative providers and information on how this will impact your group content.

Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities — we're proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities.

Sincerely,
The Yahoo Groups team

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



--
ken clark
HO and Sn42


Re: End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

Doug Harris
 

On 14/10/2020 10:23, Ed via groups.io wrote:
Hi Ken --
I am sad to say that this means I will no longer be able to access this collective wisdom after Dec 15. It's a choice I make because of my firm opposition to Facebook and Google and all their spawn. I treasure my privacy -- shoveling against the tide -- in this era of Orwellian data harvesting, hacking vulnerability and cyber crime.
With apologies for the rant and thanks for all your help, I will raise a glass of champagne to y'all on December 15!
Ed aka "Grandpa"
Hi Ed and all.

This is somewhat off core, but very relevant to our members and groups.

I have the same real distaste for Faceache - wouldn't touch them with a sterilised teenager, but Google is a great, wide-field assistance and advisory on any topic you care to name. Very, very useful and ultra inexpensive.. And you can control them.

In fact in the number of years which I have been using them, they have never missed providing an answer for me, on anything. That was, until last night when I queried a Dave Brubeck concert in Germany around 1960 to find information on the person to whom the concert was apparently dedicated. They *admitted* that they could not find *any* information!

(I hitchhiked 200 miles to hear Dave in Wellington, New Zealand about 1962, and I actually shook hands with him after the concert! Sorry - but how's that's really off- topic!)

OK - back to my overnight train groups and emails.. And Thanks Auditor..

(Firefox is great, too..)

--
Cheers.
--------
Doug Harris
Cambridge, New Zealand


Re: End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

Larry Blanchard
 

On 10/13/20 2:23 PM, Ed via groups.io wrote:
I am sad to say that this means I will no longer be able to access this collective wisdom after Dec 15. It's a choice I make because of my firm opposition to Facebook and Google and all their spawn

Did you not see the possible choice of groups.io before you got your knickers in a twist ?  That's where most of my other Yahoo groups wound up.


Re: End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

SP4149
 

Ed,

My lists all transferred to goups.io from Yahoo Groups two years ago.   At that time I suspended message posting on the YG lists and all members continued to posting on the new lists on groups.io.

  I was planning on closing down and deleting the dormant lists on YG the end of the year.  This was to discourage attempts to resurrect the old list name instead of migrating to groups.io

Now I won't have to do that extra work as YG will be gone before the end of the year.


In the meantime groups.io is still going strong, expanding to a second mail server for enhanced service and to reduce the errant spam messaging.  My lists are free lists so still ne need yet for paid 

subscriptions and all the archives from the old YG list were transferred two years ago.  You responded on the new list, you are still good to go.  No change.


You will see consternation among those who clung to the corpse of the YG lists all this time.  They missed the chance to transfer to groups.io, actually several chances.  It seems to be a sign of the time that

no matter what the subject a large number refuse to believe, even after the fact.  A year after YG purged the archives, some YG faithful still think that they can be copied to a new list.


We're on groups.io, two years past the wailing at the YG demise.


ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



On 2020-10-13 14:23, Ed Triolo wrote:

Hi Ken --

I am sad to say that this means I will no longer be able to access this collective wisdom after Dec 15. It's a choice I make because of my firm opposition to Facebook and Google and all their spawn. I treasure my privacy -- shoveling against the tide -- in this era of Orwellian data harvesting, hacking vulnerability and cyber crime.

They say we can still "group" via Facebook groups or GMail groups but I don't do anything Google nor the evil Facebook. I browse via Firefox not Chrome or even Edge and I search via Duck Duck Go not Google. With my Firefox privacy settings set to stun and armed with Privacy Badger anti-tracking widget, I know I sound like a senile grandpa yelling at the kids to get off my lawn but if so, so be it.

I really do appreciate the tips, wisdom, ideas and good cheer that these groups have provided but now on a fixed income, I'm trying to cut subscriptions not add them these days.

With apologies for the rant and thanks for all your help, I will raise a glass of champagne to y'all on December 15!

God Bless,
Ed aka "Grandpa"
On Monday, October 12, 2020, 05:22:37 PM EDT, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:
 
 

Beginning December 15, 2020 the Yahoo Groups website will shut down and members will no longer be able to send or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. We've compiled a comprehensive FAQ here that includes alternative providers and information on how this will impact your group content.

Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities — we're proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities.

Sincerely,
The Yahoo Groups team

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



--
ken clark
HO and Sn42

--
ken clark
HO and Sn42


Re: End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

Ed
 

Hi Ken --

I am sad to say that this means I will no longer be able to access this collective wisdom after Dec 15. It's a choice I make because of my firm opposition to Facebook and Google and all their spawn. I treasure my privacy -- shoveling against the tide -- in this era of Orwellian data harvesting, hacking vulnerability and cyber crime.

They say we can still "group" via Facebook groups or GMail groups but I don't do anything Google nor the evil Facebook. I browse via Firefox not Chrome or even Edge and I search via Duck Duck Go not Google. With my Firefox privacy settings set to stun and armed with Privacy Badger anti-tracking widget, I know I sound like a senile grandpa yelling at the kids to get off my lawn but if so, so be it.

I really do appreciate the tips, wisdom, ideas and good cheer that these groups have provided but now on a fixed income, I'm trying to cut subscriptions not add them these days.

With apologies for the rant and thanks for all your help, I will raise a glass of champagne to y'all on December 15!

God Bless,
Ed aka "Grandpa"

On Monday, October 12, 2020, 05:22:37 PM EDT, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:


Beginning December 15, 2020 the Yahoo Groups website will shut down and members will no longer be able to send or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. We've compiled a comprehensive FAQ here that includes alternative providers and information on how this will impact your group content.

Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities — we're proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities.

Sincerely,
The Yahoo Groups team

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



--
ken clark
HO and Sn42


End of the Road for Yahoo Groups

SP4149
 

Beginning December 15, 2020 the Yahoo Groups website will shut down and members will no longer be able to send or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. We've compiled a comprehensive FAQ here that includes alternative providers and information on how this will impact your group content.

Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities — we're proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities.

Sincerely,
The Yahoo Groups team

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



--
ken clark
HO and Sn42


Re: [HOswap on IO] Southern Pacific Steam and Diesel locomotives - Rivet Counter, Scaletrains.com Tunnel Motors Sold

SP4149
 

Rivet Counter, Scaletrains.com Tunnel Motors Sold

  • Southern Pacific SD40T-2 8558 SXT31067 Scarlet & Gray '1980s Era' 
  • Southern Pacific SD40T-2 8320 SXT31059 Scarlet & Gray AS Delivered 

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



On 2020-10-09 19:37, SP4149 wrote:

I have begun to downsize some duplicate locos, Each model listed below is in excellent condition


Espee Flat Face cab forwards HO scale excellent condition, test run, for sale at $350 plus shipping.

 Broadway Limited AC-5s

  • Southern Pacific AC-5 #4120 flat face with Quantum Sound
  • Southern Pacific AC-5 FP unlettered flat face with Quantum Sound

MTH  AC-6s

  • Southern Pacific Lines AC-6 #4126  original flat face cab with Proto Sound 3
  • Southern Pacific Lines AC-6 #4144  modern bow face cab with Proto Sound 3

Athearn Genesis Diesels

  • Southern Pacific F7 A/B Passenger Set G1527, Black WIDOW paint $200 for both
  • - A unit #6202, B unit #8902

Rivet Counter, Scaletrains.com

  • Southern Pacific SD40T-2 8558 SXT31067 Scarlet & Gray '1980s Era' $145
  • Southern Pacific SD40T-2 8320 SXT31059 Scarlet & Gray AS Delivered $145

Buy a second loco get a 10% discount.  USPS Shipping at actual cost. 

Paypal accepted for a 3% fee

 

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



--
ken clark
HO and Sn42


Southern Pacific Steam and Diesel locomotives

SP4149
 

I have begun to downsize some duplicate locos, Each model listed below is in excellent condition


Espee Flat Face cab forwards HO scale excellent condition, test run, for sale at $350 plus shipping.

 Broadway Limited AC-5s

  • Southern Pacific AC-5 #4120 flat face with Quantum Sound
  • Southern Pacific AC-5 FP unlettered flat face with Quantum Sound

MTH  AC-6s

  • Southern Pacific Lines AC-6 #4126  original flat face cab with Proto Sound 3
  • Southern Pacific Lines AC-6 #4144  modern bow face cab with Proto Sound 3

Athearn Genesis Diesels

  • Southern Pacific F7 A/B Passenger Set G1527, Black WIDOW paint $200 for both
  • - A unit #6202, B unit #8902

Rivet Counter, Scaletrains.com

  • Southern Pacific SD40T-2 8558 SXT31067 Scarlet & Gray '1980s Era' $145
  • Southern Pacific SD40T-2 8320 SXT31059 Scarlet & Gray AS Delivered $145

Buy a second loco get a 10% discount.  USPS Shipping at actual cost. 

Paypal accepted for a 3% fee

 

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



--
ken clark
HO and Sn42


Resistance Soldering - Leftovers thoughts

SP4149
 

So far this year I made seventeen sales of Resistance soldering equipment, including several Hotip H-202 300 watt systems.

At this time I  no longer have any Hotip (PBL) 300 watt systems or newer Hotip H-101A Hotip 200 watt transformers.

I do have a couple of older brown label Hotip H-101A 200 watt transformers in excellent condition with footswitch $155

I have several Triton Hotlips Tweezers available, $50 w/o built-in switch $70 w/ on/off switch.  These need more than 3 volts to work well,

preferably 4-6 volts.

And some odds and ends, such as American Beauty/Wassco 100 watt Model 105-A-3 variable transformers for $60  and a Hotip H-101CD 100 watt transformer for $50.


Many Years ago I started with two Hotip H-101CDs wired in series to create a 200(?) watt unit. Bulky but it was half the price and more affordable.

I was asked by a fellow modeler if I knew if anyone had done the same with two H-101As to create a 400 watt unit in the same manner.

I have never seen that modification but a couple years back I purchased a Hotip New Style - H-505 400 watt unit.  It has two transformers inside one is a variable transformer;

it must not have been successful because the sales staff at Hotip/Contact Inc. never had heard of it but an engineer in the technical department remembered it.

Now I'm wondering if any of the creative types on the list have tried to combine two of the AB 100 watt units into a 'super, cheap' 200 watt unit.


For heavier power users I have AB/Wassco 500 watt and 1000 watt transformers starting at $300 and a variety of AB Heavy duty handpieces.

A Luma model 551 900 watt unit with 15 power settings, also $300.  A Luma Model 631 older 2500 watt unit (requires 20 amp circuit) also for $300

Procraft Electric Soldering Machine 1000 watt two leads, footswitch, no handpieces, untested $200


Shipping USPS Priority Mail based on actual package weight and destination address
Credit cards accepted thru Paypal with 3% fee added.

I send a Paypal invoice for records purposes,
you can pay by check or money order and deduct the 3% Paypal fee

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



--
ken clark
HO and Sn42


Re: Bass locomotive shells

roblmclear
 

They look like Santa Fe 2-8-0 bodies from the 1950 class, the tender is definitely Santa Fe.

Rob McLear
Aussie.


Bass locomotive shells

duncan Hilchie
 

Hi all,

I am a member of a model railway club and every so often we get donations of model railway equipment that we can't use, one such donation is a box of two brass steam locomotive shells and one die cast shell.  Is this something would be of interest anyone on this group?  Attached is a picture of the shells in question, if you are interested please contact me off list.

Duncan Hilchie


Re: Comparison Review of Resistance soldering handpieces

Larry Blanchard
 

On 8/21/20 5:51 PM, SP4149 wrote:

Another update on Resistance soldering equipment available for use by the model railroader.

What's this group's policy on advertising?  Something sent to 9 different groups at once surely qualifies as an ad.

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"Intelligence is an experiment that failed." G. B. Shaw