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Locomotive Breath

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Locomotive Breath
Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Monday, October 11, 2021 7:22 PM

Old Charlie stole the handle

and the train it won't stop

oh no way to slow down

-- Jethro Tull

bought my first Marx wind up....https://locomotivebreath.Shutterfly.com/

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Monday, October 11, 2021 11:22 PM

Swiss-Colorado-Lines

Old Charlie stole the handle

and the train it won't stop

oh no way to slow down

-- Jethro Tull

bought my first Marx wind up....https://locomotivebreath.Shutterfly.com/



  

Golly gee, I love me a good ol' Marx windup! Got a few, they're loads of fun. Just gotta be careful to check when buying, don't wanna spend too much on a non-runner!

Happy winding
-Ellie

"Unless bought from a known and trusted dealer who can vouch otherwise, assume every train for sale requires servicing before use"

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:07 AM

Thanks!

it's a fun little train to run!

But once you turn it loose, it's completely out of your hands......

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:55 PM

I got rid of most of my clockwork in my downsizing but I kept my commie!

And pulling a Lionel tender it can haul lightweight latch coupler cars.

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:10 AM

Great looking Commodore! These wind ups are less common than the electric versions, been wanting one for a while....

It's a whole separate experience.....

Paul

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Friday, September 16, 2022 4:39 PM

Since I've been retired, been able to work on the train room layout a lot, and probably have 2 15 minute operating sessions daily. Quite proud of the progress so far....

but it's a " work in progress "..

click on the " Locomotive Breath" link at the top of this thread to see the photos I have added to the share....

Paul

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Posted by pennytrains on Friday, September 16, 2022 6:14 PM

Looking great!  Bow

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Saturday, September 17, 2022 7:58 AM

Thank you! Of course, it will morph and change as time goes by, and ideas hit....

for me, this is not only a layout, but also a test bed for ideas as they come to me...

Paul

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