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Post  rsv1cox Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:33 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Post  NEW222 Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:13 am

I know I talked to you yesterday, but Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. Along with a safe and happy holiday! The train set up is real appealing eye candy. Great job, and thanks for taking the time to both do it and show it off.
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Post  getback Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:41 am

Nice touch with the Cox Engines Babe Bee .049 Santa Babe Bee .049
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Post  Dave P. Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:19 pm

Bob, that's beautiful. Really brings out the twelve year old boy in me.

Thanks for that and Merry Christmas!
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Post  David S Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:43 pm

Great Christmas photo! I love the Cox engines with the model train!
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Post  Kim Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:30 am

VERY Classy!!!!  

Good job and Merry Christmas to Bob...and everybody else!!!!
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Post  fredvon4 Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:57 pm

Bob
I hate to ask cuz obviously Cox Engines will not be to scale....but yer buildings are a tad small fer that engine eh?

I am sorry brother, I love you, but thinking I might help you spend a few hundred more.....

I sure wish I could remember name ---but quite too many miles northwest of you, on Ohio side is a very cool hobby store

I am gonna google fu and google earth the hell out of it.....several years ago christmas time I zoomed from Weirton over to Steubenville then up the river 20 miles to find probably the last serious hobby shop I have been in over the last 4 decades....magical place fer me......grands not so much....
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Post  rsv1cox Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:55 pm

@fredvon4 wrote:Bob
I hate to ask cuz obviously Cox Engines will not be to scale....but yer buildings are a tad small fer that engine eh?

I am sorry brother, I love you, but thinking I might help you spend a few hundred more.....

I sure wish I could remember name ---but quite too many miles northwest of you, on Ohio side is a very cool hobby store

I am gonna google fu and google earth the hell out of it.....several years ago christmas time I zoomed from Weirton over to Steubenville then up the river 20 miles to find probably the last serious hobby shop I have been in over the last 4 decades....magical place fer me......grands not so much....

It's the locomotive that is out-scale Fred, probably 1/4 larger that it should be when compared to a similar model. But it makes up for it in tractability and performance. It's a smooth easy runner with a nice low speed crawl. Just bought another one NIB to put away while I run this one. They sell passenger cars for it as well, I just think they are over-priced. I'll snap a picture showing the difference.

I may have directed you to this site before. Lionel stacked to the ceiling. I go in and buy HO from his junk boxes.

https://www.mariostrains.com/

Daughter-in-law gave me a vintage Cox fuel can half full for Christmas. Gotta love DIL's like that.

Bob

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Post  rsv1cox Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:05 pm

Snapped a picture Fred, both are 2-6-0's only the Christmas Express is HON3, N standing for "narrow gauge" used on old spur railroads. Both are still 1:87.

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Post  Oldenginerod Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:40 pm

I have some memory that "OO" and "HO" run on the same gauge track but are different scale. Not sure if "OO" is common in the U.S.
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Post  rsv1cox Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:28 am

Totally unfamiliar with 00 Rod.

Fred probably meant the Cox engines were out of scale with the buildings. Anymore I'm thinking Engine = Locomotives. Will correct that notion next Spring. Smile
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Post  Oldenginerod Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:32 pm

@rsv1cox wrote:Totally unfamiliar with 00 Rod.

Fred probably meant the Cox engines were out of scale with the buildings. Anymore I'm thinking Engine = Locomotives.  Will correct that notion next Spring.  Smile

OO is 1:76 as opposed to HO at 1:87
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:38 am

Yes,  My error.  These are On3O not HOn3.  But the scale looks more S scale (1:64) than O (1:48).  Maybe it's my eyesight.  No matter, it runs on HO scale track.  

Bought another one on ebay NIB for $48.  Will put it away and run the one I have.  Also bought a Bachmann HO Hawthorne Village F7 in B&O trim.  Nice heft and runs better than most from creepy crawl to full speed.  Nice paint and an occupied cab.  By coincidence a B unit for it came with some other rolling stock I received yesterday.

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Post  getback Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:03 am

Nice is the B&O can pull in rev. I like the Thomas Kinkade stuff didn't know there were trains too . i have some of his mugs there beautiful painting of landscapes and old houses , wolfs and other things . Christmas Tree


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Post  rsv1cox Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:05 am

Thanks Eric, Thomas Kinkade "Painter of light." He does some good stuff.

My daughter-in-law collects and displays Mort Kunstler's prints. He does fantastic paintings of Civil War scenes.

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Post  NEW222 Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:23 pm

Sure is some sharp and fancy looking trains there. While I do like the looks of the old style (pictured in its styrofoam bed), I really like the looks of the ones like the grey one pictured below it. They almost look 'futuristic' and fast to me in a wierd sort of way.
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