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Going back to my roots in G scale a bit on my layout

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Saturday, June 26, 2021 2:52 AM
MIke, I've been out of pocket of late. I always enjoy your posts and photos. This one hit home, as I, too, have an affinity for old LGB! Eric
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Posted by emdmike on Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:16 AM

Thanks John!   Mike

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Posted by York1 on Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:43 AM

Great pictures!  You've done a wonderful job with the railroad.

I apologize for being one of those who look, but seldom comment.  I appreciate your time and effort in sharing the photos.

York1 John       

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Posted by emdmike on Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:32 AM

Coming full circle can be very enjoyable and satisfiying.  Frank is very chunky and LGB also does an electric version in plastic, and the sister engine the Nicki S in plastic/electric.  They were a WWII field railway engine, so yes, very over built and chunky.   Thanks for the comments, atleast you reply, so many look and never comment. 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:05 PM

Mike,

great pictures! That Frank S is beefy and colorful engine. I really like it.

Like your setup!

Paul

I think also that I look at LGB now with a new sense of appreciation, and have come somewhat full circle in the hobby...

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Going back to my roots in G scale a bit on my layout
Posted by emdmike on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:42 PM

My roots in G scale began with a LGB starter set and grew from there with nearly 100% LGB other than buildings.  Even my first live steamer that I was actually able to run on my own railway was from LGB/Aster.   I have retrenched a bit to those early days, running a mix of USA and European LGB trains.  Now I still have a couple 1:29th diesels and rolling stock for them, and they come out to play once and awhile.  But my enjoyment is running LGB and my early live steamers in the form of the Frank S and the Pearse 0-4-0 that I have decided to keep as it suits the early LGB USA style rolling stock and reminds me of the Americanized Staniz locos, especially if you put a tender behind them.  I did some rework on the railway today as the temps are not in the 90's at the moment.  I put a jog in the track to allow my wood covered bridge to be put back in use, one side is nice and gentle, other side is a bit more harsh but I plan a rework on that as soon as some pieces of track are purchased.  I also adjusted the layout of my Becks Brewery to allow for a siding where I can set out some LGB Becks Bier cars once I buy a few.  A big thanks to Sam D. who swapped me a really nice Frank S for one of my other live steam engines.  I just needed to replace a few expired O rings on the Goodall valve to get her running on manual control.  I reworked the RC set up, but am waiting on a new receiver before I can get that going again.  Anyhow, here are the pics and a short video of Frank S making a run. 

 

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