Better late than Never?

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:40 PM

Very nice Firelock..but...I shall counter with my own model railroad F unit saga.

Late 70's, throughout the 80's into the 90's I did a lot of kitbashing in N Scale and we had F units galore. Shells and well used F's, very inexpensive, were in abundance. I needed the side carbodies, roof details, fans and such and so on. So...I would saw off the 'heads', the cab. After a number of years I had a small box full of 'heads'. A nice assortment from the all the different roads. 

So one day I made a new junkyard on an N-Trak module. Sawed off cabs,,.weathered up a bit, a big old heapin' pile of heads. 

I called them fish heads and made a little sign 'fish heads for sale'. 

Always brought a smile to my face. Switched by a Rivarossi/Concor IHB 0-8-0. Revenge is best served cold and lethal. 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:26 PM

Miningman
I called them fish heads and made a little sign 'fish heads for sale'.  Always brought a smile to my face...

 

Revenge is best served cold and lethal. 

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:24 PM

Post of the Year candidate! 

Whoever recorded that song is proof that we are all going batty, but it's catchy and crazy fun. 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:29 PM

Miningman

So one day I made a new junkyard on an N-Trak module. Sawed off cabs,,.weathered up a bit, a big old heapin' pile of heads. 

I called them fish heads and made a little sign 'fish heads for sale'. 

Always brought a smile to my face. Switched by a Rivarossi/Concor IHB 0-8-0. Revenge is best served cold and lethal. 

A similar scene might just have happened in real life.

Did Northwestern Steel & Wire ever scrap diesel locomotives?

Love the song, reminds me of Gollum!

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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