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Re: [HOsteam] An existing poll has been modified, check it out.

John Hagen
 

I dunno how to fit this within your poll responses but I find that “smoke” is unrealistic and, from many reports of modelers much more experienced than me, something that dirties track. As stated smoke is something from the AF and Lionel set and has little place on a “scale” model, which is what this group’s emphasis is on.

A decent sound module is okay, good even, if used properly (i.e., at reasonable sound levels – many overdo it).

John Hagen

 

 

From: HOsteam@... [mailto:HOsteam@...]
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2015 3:41 PM
To: HOsteam@...
Subject: [HOsteam] An existing poll has been modified, check it out.

 

 

I find that some models/gauges have features that I don't find or utilize in HO Steam. After 60 years I still enjoy the smoke and chuff of American Flyer Steam. What about HO Steam Smoke and Chuff?

Created by: sp4149

1.       MTH (added by: hman195611766 . July 6, 2015)



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[HOsteam] An existing poll has been modified, check it out.

HOsteam@...
 

I find that some models/gauges have features that I don't find or utilize in HO Steam. After 60 years I still enjoy the smoke and chuff of American Flyer Steam. What about HO Steam Smoke and Chuff?
Created by: sp4149
  1. MTH (added by: hman195611766 . July 6, 2015)


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Re: [HOsteam] New poll for HOsteam

Victor Bitleris
 

I voted number 2, because I don't have any smoking models.  If they smoke, that usually means the motor or DCC Decoder is no more.  I do have a couple with sound, ie. chuff, bell, whistle, coupler clink, brake squeal, water injection, etc.  I do like those.  My favorite sound decoder is a TCS WOW, KA (KeepAlive).
Regards, Vic Bitleris Raleigh, NC


To: HOsteam@...
From: HOsteam@...
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 10:53:01 -0700
Subject: [HOsteam] New poll for HOsteam

 

Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the HOsteam group:
I find that some models/gauges have features that I don't find or utilize in HO Steam. After 60 years I still enjoy the smoke and chuff of American Flyer Steam. What about HO Steam Smoke and Chuff?
Created by: sp4149
  1. I don't like Smoke and Chuff in models
  2. I've never tried owning/operating an HO Steamer with smoke and/or chuff
  3. I like Smoke, but the options in HO are too limited
  4. My Favorite HO Smoke system is (Add Option for that brand)


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Re: [HOsteam] New poll for HOsteam

Roger T
 

Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the HOsteam group:
I find that some models/gauges have features that I don't find or utilize in HO Steam. After 60 years I still enjoy the smoke and chuff of American Flyer Steam. What about HO Steam Smoke and Chuff?
Created by: sp4149

I don't like Smoke and Chuff in models
I've never tried owning/operating an HO Steamer with smoke and/or chuff
I like Smoke, but the options in HO are too limited
My Favorite HO Smoke system is (Add Option for that brand)

+ Add Options

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Question '1' and '2' are ambiguous.

What is meant by "smoke and chuff"?

To me, "Smoke" means a smoke unit.

To me, "chuff" means a sound decoder.

No, I think "smoke" looks stupid.

Yes, I like sound decoders.

Please make the questions less ambiguous.

Cheers

Roger T.

Re: [HOsteam] New poll for HOsteam

Jon Miller
 

On 7/6/2015 10:53 AM, HOsteam@... wrote:

Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the HOsteam group:

    Smoke and sound are very different things, like apples and oranges.

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS

[HOsteam] New poll for HOsteam

HOsteam@...
 

Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the HOsteam group:
I find that some models/gauges have features that I don't find or utilize in HO Steam. After 60 years I still enjoy the smoke and chuff of American Flyer Steam. What about HO Steam Smoke and Chuff?
Created by: sp4149
  1. I don't like Smoke and Chuff in models
  2. I've never tried owning/operating an HO Steamer with smoke and/or chuff
  3. I like Smoke, but the options in HO are too limited
  4. My Favorite HO Smoke system is (Add Option for that brand)


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After Tax Day Sale

Ken Clark
 

All,
   For the next week I've discounted close to 150 models on my sales list up to 25%.

There are Eighteen Logging and lumber RR models scattered though this list.

Prices start at $75 and go up to $299.  Models list and terms at web page below:


The list starts with the lowest price item, all items of the same price are grouped by road name.

Hopefully I have something for you. 

Kenneth R. Clark
P.O. Box 212454
Chula Vista, CA 91921

Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

Larry Blanchard
 

On 03/27/2015 05:54 PM, Bob Macklin macklinbob@... [HOsteam] wrote:


Larry,
Where is the Yahoo "small-layout-design" group?
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/small-layout-design/info

Over 5000 members at last count.

Join the group and check out the files section. Lots of layout designs.

One hint. The web interface is, IMHO, not very good. When you sign up, set your preferences to receive individual emails. You can post the same way. Then you only need toe web interface to look at the files and photos and to occasionally remind Yahoo that you're still alive.

--
Where have all the flowers gone? Pete Seeger 1919-2014

Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

Bob Macklin <macklinbob@...>
 


Larry,
 
Where is the Yahoo "small-layout-design" group?
 
Thanks,
Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

 

On 03/27/2015 02:59 PM, Bob Macklin macklinbob@... [HOsteam] wrote:
> I'm going to do a 2'X4' switching layout for now. I like doing the
> scenery.
> Bob Macklin
> Seattle, Wa

Bob, are you familiar with the Yahoo "small-layout-design" group? Might
be a good place to visit if not. Also, have you checked this out:

http://www.carendt.com/

--
Where have all the flowers gone? Pete Seeger 1919-2014


Posted by: Larry Blanchard

Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

Bob Macklin <macklinbob@...>
 

Ken,
 
Thanks for your comments.
 
I favor Campbell's kits for structures. And I do plan on building some Labelle cars.
 
I had a good collection on Labelle cars in the stuff I sold 15 years ago. I did like them. I was surprised they are still in business. But I get the impression it is with a new owner.
 
I use the Roundhouse Old Time locomotives and the 36' trussrod cars to simulate narrow gauge type stuff but on normal HO track.
 
I did get the wood for the module today and will try and start on it this weekend.
 
But the local hobby shops don't stock much I am interested in. I'll have to buy most of my supplies on-line.
 
Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

 

Bob, 

With your smaller area you miight want to look at Quallity over quantity. Look at some of the resin kits available 

Westerfield

Amesville shops

Funaro and Camerlengo

plus laser kits or even older kits like Labelle.

Ken Martin
 

Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

Larry Blanchard
 

On 03/27/2015 02:59 PM, Bob Macklin macklinbob@... [HOsteam] wrote:
I'm going to do a 2'X4' switching layout for now. I like doing the scenery.
Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa
Bob, are you familiar with the Yahoo "small-layout-design" group? Might be a good place to visit if not. Also, have you checked this out:

http://www.carendt.com/

--
Where have all the flowers gone? Pete Seeger 1919-2014

Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

Ken Martin
 

Bob, 

With your smaller area you miight want to look at Quallity over quantity. Look at some of the resin kits available 

Westerfield

Amesville shops

Funaro and Camerlengo

plus laser kits or even older kits like Labelle.

Ken Martin


On Mar 26, 2015, at 11:21 PM, macklinbob@... [HOsteam] wrote:

When I moved to Seattle, 15 years ago I sold all my HO train stuff on eBay.

I am 80 now and have walking problems so I decided to try working on trains again.

What I did previouly was to build Roundhouse Old Timers in the image of Narrow Gauge. These are the 36ft trussrod cars and old time steam locomotives.

I wss surprised to find out that Roundhous was long gone but eBay has been my friend. There seems to be a good good supply ot Roundhouse items on eBay. But you need to be ready to repair some of them.

I grew up with the Southern Pacific in the San Francisco area. The Western Pacific was the other railroad. These were in the days of STEAM!

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa.. 

Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

Bob Macklin <macklinbob@...>
 


So far I am doing OK with the stuff I can get off eBay.
 
I'm going to do a 2'X4' switching layout for now. I like doing the scenery.
 
Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 1:23 PM
Subject: RE: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

 

The old Roundhouse items that Athearns is making are all ready to run.  No more kits.
You could make a layout that folds up out of the way or that slides under a bed.
Small switching layouts are fun too and you can spend more time detailing them.
Bob D.


Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

Robert Deffinger
 

The old Roundhouse items that Athearns is making are all ready to run.  No more kits.
You could make a layout that folds up out of the way or that slides under a bed.
Small switching layouts are fun too and you can spend more time detailing them.
Bob D.


To: HOsteam@...
From: HOsteam@...
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:16:45 -0700
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

 

Hi Kenneth,
 
I did find out that Athern now owns Roundhouse but they appear to not be producing any Roundhouse products.
 
I live in a SMALL retirement closet so I am going to be limited to a small switching module.
 
When I moved to Seattle 15 years ago I sold my 40 year accumulation of HO stuff. 1700 items for $25K over a 5 year period. Now I wish I had some of it.
 
Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

 
Bob,
  A lot of people start over in the hobby, by changing gauge and/or scale, and never leave the hobby.  Since you left there has been renewed interest in On30, O narrow gauge on HO track.
Some very nice models have been produced as On3/On30  models with interchangeable wheelsets.  The biggest change is the overwhelming sift from kits to factory completed, ready to run
models.  Model Die Casting (Roundhouse) is part of Athearn now.  Check the Athearn website (http://www.athearn.com/) for Roundhouse items.

Welcome

Kenneth R. Clark



 
 

Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

Bob Macklin <macklinbob@...>
 


Hi Kenneth,
 
I did find out that Athern now owns Roundhouse but they appear to not be producing any Roundhouse products.
 
I live in a SMALL retirement closet so I am going to be limited to a small switching module.
 
When I moved to Seattle 15 years ago I sold my 40 year accumulation of HO stuff. 1700 items for $25K over a 5 year period. Now I wish I had some of it.
 
Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

 

Bob,

  A lot of people start over in the hobby, by changing gauge and/or scale, and never leave the hobby.  Since you left there has been renewed interest in On30, O narrow gauge on HO track.
Some very nice models have been produced as On3/On30  models with interchangeable wheelsets.  The biggest change is the overwhelming sift from kits to factory completed, ready to run
models.  Model Die Casting (Roundhouse) is part of Athearn now.  Check the Athearn website (http://www.athearn.com/) for Roundhouse items.

Welcome

Kenneth R. Clark



 
 

Re: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

Ken Clark
 

Bob,
  A lot of people start over in the hobby, by changing gauge and/or scale, and never leave the hobby.  Since you left there has been renewed interest in On30, O narrow gauge on HO track.
Some very nice models have been produced as On3/On30  models with interchangeable wheelsets.  The biggest change is the overwhelming sift from kits to factory completed, ready to run
models.  Model Die Casting (Roundhouse) is part of Athearn now.  Check the Athearn website (http://www.athearn.com/) for Roundhouse items.

Welcome

Kenneth R. Clark




-----Original Message-----
From: macklinbob@... [HOsteam]
To: HOsteam
Sent: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 11:21 pm
Subject: [HOsteam] Starting Over!

 
When I moved to Seattle, 15 years ago I sold all my HO train stuff on eBay.

I am 80 now and have walking problems so I decided to try working on trains again.

What I did previouly was to build Roundhouse Old Timers in the image of Narrow Gauge. These are the 36ft trussrod cars and old time steam locomotives.

I wss surprised to find out that Roundhous was long gone but eBay has been my friend. There seems to be a good good supply ot Roundhouse items on eBay. But you need to be ready to repair some of them.

I grew up with the Southern Pacific in the San Francisco area. The Western Pacific was the other railroad. These were in the days of STEAM!

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa..

Starting Over!

macklinbob@...
 

When I moved to Seattle, 15 years ago I sold all my HO train stuff on eBay.

I am 80 now and have walking problems so I decided to try working on trains again.

What I did previouly was to build Roundhouse Old Timers in the image of Narrow Gauge. These are the 36ft trussrod cars and old time steam locomotives.

I wss surprised to find out that Roundhous was long gone but eBay has been my friend. There seems to be a good good supply ot Roundhouse items on eBay. But you need to be ready to repair some of them.

I grew up with the Southern Pacific in the San Francisco area. The Western Pacific was the other railroad. These were in the days of STEAM!

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa..


FS – UPDATE -- HO 4-6-6-4 RIVAROSSI CHALLENGER – PRICED TO SELL

dandrewscan
 


UPDATE:  Please note – I have been asked to clarify that the 4-6-6-4 offered here has RP25 Flanges on all wheels – not the old “pizza cutter” flanges of the older Rivarossi models.   This 4-6-6-4 is able to smoothly travel on Code 70 rail.  Thanks to those who asked for this clarification.  All other aspects of this offer to sell remain unchanged as shown below.

Good Day Folks – I have one HO Rivarossi 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Loco for sale as follows:

This is a Rivarossi 4-6-6-4 Challenger factory painted and lettered as Union Pacific #3716.  Unit is packed in its original factory red box and Styrofoam.  All details are intact and the unit is in almost new condition.  The locomotive has less than 1 hour of light running time on it and it runs smoothly.

If you would like a photo of the unit I will be pleased to email it to you.  Please send me your email offlist.

I checked on ebay -- comparable and even older 4-6-6-4 models are currently being shown at 125 US$ and higher plus delivery costs. 

My price for this loco is 95 US$ plus you will need to add actual shipping cost to your address. 

I am located in Eastern Canada.  Shipping Method, Tracking and Insurance is the buyer's choice and those costs are the buyer's responsibility to pay in full to the seller prior to shipment.  My experience is the Post Office is the cheapest method.

Prices are in US Dollars.  Payment is to be made by personal check mailed to me.  Sorry, I do not take PayPal.  I ship once your check clears my bank which usually only takes a few days.  Typical post office delivery from my location to Canada or the US 48 states is 5 business days.  Any applicable taxes or duties of any kind for delivery to your location are the buyer’s responsibility to pay in full to the relevant jurisdiction.

Please contact me directly with your interest and shipping address including ZIP or Postal Code at dandrews1@...

Thank you in advance for your interest in this sale opportunity.

Best Regards,  Doug Andrews

FS – HO 4-6-6-4 RIVAROSSI CHALLENGER STEAM LOCO – PRICED TO SELL

dandrewscan
 


Good Day Folks – I have one HO Rivarossi 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Loco for sale as follows:

This is a Rivarossi 4-6-6-4 Challenger factory painted and lettered as Union Pacific #3716.  Unit is packed in its original factory red box and Styrofoam.  All details are intact and the unit is in almost new condition.  The locomotive has less than 1 hour of light running time on it and it runs smoothly.

If you would like a photo of the unit I will be pleased to email it to you.  Please send me your email offlist.

I checked on ebay -- comparable and even older 4-6-6-4 models are currently being shown at 125 US$ and higher plus delivery costs. 

My price for this loco is 95 US$ plus you will need to add actual shipping cost to your address. 

I am located in Eastern Canada.  Shipping Method, Tracking and Insurance is the buyer's choice and those costs are the buyer's responsibility to pay in full to the seller prior to shipment.  My experience is the Post Office is the cheapest method.

Prices are in US Dollars.  Payment is to be made by personal check mailed to me.  Sorry, I do not take PayPal.  I ship once your check clears my bank which usually only takes a few days.  Typical post office delivery from my location to Canada or the US 48 states is 5 business days.  Any applicable taxes or duties of any kind for delivery to your location are the buyer’s responsibility to pay in full to the relevant jurisdiction.

Please contact me directly with your interest and shipping address including ZIP or Postal Code at dandrews1@...

Thank you in advance for your interest in this sale opportunity.

Best Regards,  Doug Andrews