Terrible two's

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:43 PM

Irrational Rationalization:

making guilt free purchases possible.

That's how I roll....

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Posted by teledoc on Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:12 PM

Postwar Paul, If you are interested in understanding all the variation of Lionel’s “Torpedo” locos, Just do a Google search for “Lionel 027 Torpedoes- A Case Study”.  The first item will give you the link to Modeltrainforum, which has a lengthy thread, with many posts, explaining anything you need to know about the Lionel 1588, 1668, & 1688.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, April 26, 2019 10:20 AM

It's a bloody addiction, I tell 'ya!

Last Saturday we were in Lansdale PA visiting our niece Stephanie The Mad Violinist and I swung by Henning's Trains just out of curiosity and to kill some time.

I wasn't really  looking for anything  Whistling  but wound up purchasing a Lionel 80's vintage PRR streamline passenger set six-pack for $100.  Hey, too good to pass up, right?  AND they look great tied to the tail of my post-war 681 Pennsy Turbine!

At least it's cheaper than a drug addiction.  I think.  I wouldn't know.  I was never that stupid.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, April 26, 2019 6:17 PM

Me niether.  I had enough problems.  Wink

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, April 26, 2019 7:41 PM

teledoc

Postwar Paul, If you are interested in understanding all the variation of Lionel’s “Torpedo” locos, Just do a Google search for “Lionel 027 Torpedoes- A Case Study”.  The first item will give you the link to Modeltrainforum, which has a lengthy thread, with many posts, explaining anything you need to know about the Lionel 1588, 1668, & 1688.

 

The 1688 was an itch I had to scratch. I saw them a couple of times at train shows. Finally, I picked up this one at an antique store. She needed a lot of work, but  amazingly I am quite content with this one somewhat dinged up example.

It's the 2025, 2035, 681 engines that I can't seem to get enough of ! 

But, I will enjoy reading about their history, so Thank You for the tip !

I like the look of this engine, it is based on the 3768, a K-4 with the '36 version of streaming. One and only engine this way.

Paul

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, April 26, 2019 7:46 PM

Flintlock76

It's a bloody addiction, I tell 'ya!

Last Saturday I was in Lansdale PA visiting our niece Stephanie The Mad Violinist and swung by Henning's Trains just out of curiosity and to kill some time.

I wasn't really  looking for anything  Whistling  but wound up purchasing a Lionel 80's vintage PRR streamline passenger set six-pack for $100.  Hey, too good to pass up, right?

At least it's cheaper than a drug addiction.  I think.  I wouldn't know.  I was never that stupid.

 

Yes, it is an addiction !

That's why so many of the scenarios that R.T.  Put forth sounded so familiar to me !

I have rationalized purchases with every excuse in the book !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, April 26, 2019 7:53 PM

Penny Trains

Me niether.  I had enough problems.  Wink

 

This is the greatest hobby ! I get so realaxed running these trains ! Forget about work.

Isn't that what a hobby is supposed to do ?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, April 26, 2019 9:30 PM

A great hobby like toy trains makes you forget about everything,  at least for a while.

You're in your own world where everything makes sense.  At least most of the time.

There are  those occasional mystery short circuits....Crying  Angry  Bang Head

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:20 AM

Flintlock - Train addiction v. Drug addiction.  In 30 years of law enforcement, I've never encountered "death by toy choo-choo", even though I almost electrocuted myself on a couple of occassions.  Not to say that some fellas may have found themselves in Family Court for their "affliction".

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:34 PM

I hear 'ya fifedog!  I've had that "POP!" and "FLASH!" from the layout myself from time to time!

Nothing like a big electrical malfunction with accompanying sound effects to give you what we called in the Marines "A cold rush of s**t to the heart!"  Surprise

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:30 PM

fifedog
In 30 years of law enforcement, I've never encountered "death by toy choo-choo"

That brings up some interresting mental pictures based around TV police and detective shows!  Laugh

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:21 PM

Well, Bobby Baccala died in a train shop, but of course it wasn't the trains that killed him.

By the way, if anyone's seen that show did you notice the Santa Fe "Warbonnet" diesel on the store layout took a bullet as well?  You suppose David Chase, the originator of the "Sopranos" series is a steam freak?  Hmm

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