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Re: Kickstart Diorama of the Boston, Revere Beach, and Lynn RR

Russ Norris
 

Some of you know that a number of the Laconia coaches used on the BRB&L were sold to the East Broad Top Railroad, where many of them still reside.  A book on the BRB&L -- "Narrow Gauge to Boston" -- waspublished by Frank Kyper in 1910, and is available for $50 from the Friends of the East Broad Top (FEBT) Company Store.  Lots of great pictures and historical information.

Russ Norris

On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 5:01 PM Ed Tibbetts <tippytib@...> wrote:
I wanted to let fellow modelers know that I've begun a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a model of the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn RR to be installed in the Lynn Museum'  It can be found here http://kck.st/2yeJSCP for those interested.  Thank you.
Todd Gieg (toddgieg@...)


Re: Blackstone Stock Cars for sale

Climax@...
 

Do you ship to Kurgistan?

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Subject: [HOn3] Blackstone Stock Cars for sale

I have a bunch of new, never run stock cars for sale, both weathered and non-weathered.  Selling in blocks of four for $175 which includes free shipping.  PayPal "friend transfer" payment accepted.  Contact me at cdp48@....


Blackstone Stock Cars for sale

cdp48
 

I have a bunch of new, never run stock cars for sale, both weathered and non-weathered.  Selling in blocks of four for $175 which includes free shipping.  PayPal "friend transfer" payment accepted.  Contact me at cdp48@....


Re: HOn3 EBT coach kit

M2fq@...
 

Hi Rick read below highlighted and underlined

there is no number on it its a kit

and believe its already spoken for



Gary Kohler
m2fq@...
330-719-0264

In a message dated 11/8/2018 6:19:28 PM Eastern Standard Time, ebtmodeler@... writes:

Gary is it a kit or built up? What number is on it? 
Ric Case
EBT modeler
Hamilton Ohio
45011
1 513 375 7694



On Nov 8, 2018, at 3:31 PM, M2fq via Groups.Io <M2fq@...> wrote:

All

Have one East Broad Top coach kit. Body is resin

dont know a lot about it

has Hoffman brass parts

round house trucks

$30.00 plus $5.00 postage





Gary Kohler
330-719-0264


Re: Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems

Bill Nelson
 


On Nov 8, 2018, at 5:32 PM, Richard Johnson <killroy321@...> wrote:

Bill, curious how did you make the Pierce Arrow limo body?
Rich Johnson

www.RichardSJohnson.net

"Those who enjoy freedom must endeavor to preserve it."


"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms"
Thomas Jefferson



I  removed  the  bus  body,  used  a  razor  saw  to  cut  the  buss  body  off  just  behind  the  windshield,  preserving the  hood  and  windshield.   I  layered  up  styrene   shapes  to  build  the  Pierce  Arrow body.   That  was  before  I  had  a  good  digital  camera ,  so  I  don’t  have  a  lot  of  step  by  step  photos.

had  I  known  they  would  do  a  PA goose  later,  likely  I  wouldn’t  not  have  gone  through  the  trouble,  but  I  figured  it  was my  chance  to  have  a  goose,  and   I  personally  think  the  Bus  bodied  geese  are  uglier  than  homemade  sin,  and  too  late  for  my  era,  not  that  a  goose  belongs  in  eastern  TN.  in  1928



Montrose construction

Paul Buhrke
 

In the for what its worth department, I have uploaded photos of the current situation in Montrose.
Enough track is down for full operations so will see how that plays out.
The remaining missing pieces will be added as money, material and time permit.

--
Recreating the 14th. Subdivision
D&RGW Salida Division in 1929


Re: Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems

Richard Johnson
 

Bill, curious how did you make the Pierce Arrow limo body?
Rich Johnson

www.RichardSJohnson.net

"Those who enjoy freedom must endeavor to preserve it."


"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms"
Thomas Jefferson


From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of Bill Nelson <dgccandwrr@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2018 2:49:26 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems
 
bought  one  of  the  first  batch,  and  kit bashed  it  into  a  Pierce  Arrow  bodied  goose.  it has  always  been  flawless  on  my  DC  outfit.


Bill  Nelson,

Clarksville,TN



Re: HOn3 EBT coach kit

Ric Case
 

Gary is it a kit or built up? What number is on it? 
Ric Case
EBT modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
45011
1 513 375 7694


On Nov 8, 2018, at 3:31 PM, M2fq via Groups.Io <M2fq@...> wrote:

All

Have one East Broad Top coach kit. Body is resin

dont know a lot about it

has Hoffman brass parts

round house trucks

$30.00 plus $5.00 postage





Gary Kohler
330-719-0264


Re: Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems

Bill Nelson
 

bought one of the first batch, and kit bashed it into a Pierce Arrow bodied goose. it has always been flawless on my DC outfit.


Bill Nelson,

Clarksville,TN


HOn3 EBT coach kit

M2fq@...
 

All

Have one East Broad Top coach kit. Body is resin

dont know a lot about it

has Hoffman brass parts

round house trucks

$30.00 plus $5.00 postage





Gary Kohler
m2fq@...
330-719-0264


Re: Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems

Margie & Larry Galkowski
 

Sorry for the oddness of the question.
 As I stated I am new to HOn3 & I guess I was more concerned if there were issues to deal with & the fixes before I found one that was able to purchase.
Thanks again.
Larry


Re: Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems

Richard Johnson
 

You ask an open ended question that doesnt make sense.
One, the concor goose runs flawless. I have several.
Two, they convert to dcc easily if its not already equipped.
Three, you elude to some nagging issue with poor running, do you have one that wont gallop or are you making assumptions?
Other wise they run great right out of the box, unless you need to clean the wheels.
If you install an older tsunami inside they overheat.  The stock decoder does not.
Have fun
Regards all
Rich Johnson

www.RichardSJohnson.net

"Those who enjoy freedom must endeavor to preserve it."


"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms"
Thomas Jefferson


From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of Margie & Larry Galkowski <margielarrygalkowski@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:34:35 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems
 
Hi gang, I am kind of new on here, & into HOn3 been doing more looking & listening.
Is there anyone that has had issues with the Con Cor Galloping Goose that can share there fixes or tricks for good operations?
Thanks in advance.
Larry


Con Cor Galloping Goose Problems

Margie & Larry Galkowski
 

Hi gang, I am kind of new on here, & into HOn3 been doing more looking & listening.
Is there anyone that has had issues with the Con Cor Galloping Goose that can share there fixes or tricks for good operations?
Thanks in advance.
Larry


New HOn3 Buy/Sell/Trade Group

NarrowMinded1
 

I created a new HOn3 buy/sell/trade group on groups.io for people that prefer not to use Facebook.

https://groups.io/g/HOn3YardSale

Please feel free to join!
--
Nathan M. Kline
McConnellsburg, PA 17233


Re: MMI 2-8-2 vs Blackstone 2-8-2

Craig Symington
 

Hi All,

Great info.  I'm going to inject a few comments about the Blackstone motors.

Jeff Johnson (Blackstone), Jim Vail and myself spent a lot of time testing the replacement motors that were used in the second and later run K-27s and all the C-19s.  For a cheap Chinese motor, they are exceptionally good.  They are incredibly powerful and very smooth running.  The bonus is they are very small too.  They hold their own with the Mashima's and better motors IMO.  I have not found a can motor yet that is the same size and is as good as them.  I keep looking too!

After the over oiling problem of the first run K-27s, we tested the new motors extensively.  Blackstone couldn't afford another failure.   Jim and I had a handful of the plain motors without the Blackstone gear assembly.  We also had a K-27 that the factory retrofitted to use for our testing.  Both Jim and myself tried the motors in other models too.  They are EXCEPTIONAL and I've been looking for a source ever since.  I can't remember the exact details but Jim had a retrofitted loco run over 400 hours non-stop and the motor never showed any sign of failure.  I ran my test models a lot in normal operation and they ran extremely well.  Kadar used these motors extensively for other manufacturers. 

Only the first run K-27s had the oiling problem and the other motor.  All other runs of K-27s have the new motor and has been problem free as far as I know.  For a while, and maybe still, Blackstone had a retrofit motor assembly for the first run K-27s to make them identical to the later runs.  A long time ago I upgraded all of my first run K-27s and they run flawless.

Cheers!

Craig Symington.


Re: MMI 2-8-2 vs Blackstone 2-8-2

Mick Moignard
 

Pickup in Blackstone K-27s (and C-19s) is not actually all-wheel.  Yes, the loco picks up from both rails with all drivers, as the loco is split frame, but the tender picks up from the right rail with just the two wheels of the front truck and the left rail with just two wheels of the rear truck. Granted that is 6 wheels per rail rather than the 4 of the MMI.

I would say that while the Blackstone is Ready to Run (DC and DCC) the MMI is Ready to Tinker With, and of course is DC only in the box.   But as others have said, the Blackstone is better detailed per locomotive with the biggest defect being that none of them have rear sander lines, while  the MMI is generically detailed for the subclass (inboard/outboard valves) and they all have rear sander lines.  And as others have said, the MMI is the better runner of the two and pulls more - and has stainless steel driver tyres so the wheels don't get dirty like the Blackstones do.  

Mick
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Re: MMI 2-8-2 vs Blackstone 2-8-2

Mark Kasprowicz
 

I seem to recall having to lower the boiler and cab on the MMI because it rode too high (a bit like early Westside 27's). While the MMI version was not DCC equipped it did have a slot in the front of the boiler for a faily large decoder. At the end they were selling for $200.00 new from one dealer. A real bargain.

Mark K


Re: MMI 2-8-2 vs Blackstone 2-8-2

roundbell@...
 

The MMI weighs noticeably more and has a 5 pole  Mashima RM -1630 can motor which is much better than the Chinese 3 pole motor in the Blackstone. The side frame detail on the MMI is much finer but a couple bolt heads on the rear of the  sideframe hang a little low and need to be trimmed (easy). The tender trucks are far too tightly sprung to the floor, just put a .004" thick washer with a .020 hole ( NWSL ) on the tender mounting screw between the truck bolster and the big washer that is the tender bolster and the the trucks will walk over any track irregularities (they are equilized), maintain all wheel pickup and never derail.
        The Blackstone has a beautifully designed Kadee #714 coupler on the pilot , the MMI front coupler you have to work out and the Blackstone comes with the old style Tsunami with no current keeper. Since Blackstone is now suggesting you convert to a Tsunami 2 system, having the old sound is not nearly the selling feature it used to be if you are going to convert your K-27 to Tsunami 2 .
         I personally prefer the MMI (it will pull almost twice as many cars as the Blackstone) but I can do the few fixes that need doing, for those who can't do these simple fixes the Blackstone is the choice. It also doesn't have the motor failure problems the Blackstone has. Wayne LocoDoc Weiss

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The mmi weighs more and i recall with tests my mmi models pulled more up the hill than the blackstone. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Johnson <killroy321@...>
To: HOn3 <HOn3@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 5, 2018 4:56 pm
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The mmi weighs more and i recall with tests my mmi models pulled more up the hill than the blackstone. 

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From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of Doug Boudakian <dboudrrtrain@...>
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2018 3:51:38 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] MMI 2-8-2 vs Blackstone 2-8-2
 
In the K-27 HOn3 2-8-2 which has better performance and pulling power MMI or Blackstone?
Any experience with either model?

Doug Boudakian
dboudrrtrain@...




Re: MMI 2-8-2 vs Blackstone 2-8-2

Doug Boudakian <dboudrrtrain@...>
 

Group members,
Thank you all for your responses.
Doug Boudakian


Re: MMI 2-8-2 vs Blackstone 2-8-2

Steve Hatch
 

Some of the MMI k27's had physical problems such as the rear frame member hanging too low
and shorting on the track.   They also only have right/left power pickup and not all wheel pickup
like the Blackstones.
   They are built in the old standard way with no decoder.  So some of them required a bit
of tinkering to get them running.
-Steve Hatch

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