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J. S. Bach

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  1. Or Corfu. Crete is probably too far west; plus, I was there and the backround just does not look right for Crete.
  2. I prefer the original in this case; the color balance seems to be more appropriate for the scene.
  3. If you are referring to my LMS brake van, it is a plastic car.
  4. I agree on the depleted U. I do, now, see the weights under the glue.
  5. Here it is: I am not sure what those two glue piles are/were for. I bought this with the idea of converting it to a trolley work motor but like it too much as it is so it stays an LMS brake van.
  6. Hmmm, Did the title of this thread change? I thought that the original title had something to do with steam in "third world/underdeveloped" countries. Maybe I mis-read it but that is what I was basing my original NO! post on. Tourist lines are such a minimal factor in emissions; world-wide cow farts are probably more serious.
  7. Hmmm, a strange cardboard box arrived in the mail today. From England? I wonder what it could be? So open it up and make my day: A 1:43.5 O scale GREEN GWR pannier: Isn't this just beautiful! The running gear: On a serious note, I had planned on a black one as I had plans for re-lettering and "Americanizing"; lose the buffers and link couplers and install KD couplers, I will still install the KDs at some future date or maybe build up an adapter car. This is a used one with DCC and was significantly less expensive than a new one without DCC. I will eventually swap out the DCC board with the blanking board (included). I have this (unidentified) brake van(?) that I got at a US train show and may use it: So what if it is LMS! Seriously, can anyone identify this; kit-built or ready-to-run and manufacturer? TIA. Note: The efficiency of the Royal Mail and the US Post Office is to be congratulated: I ordered this from Hatton's on 09sep21 and received it today 15sep21! Seven days door-to-door, that is a record for me; the shortest before was thirteen days on a private sale.
  8. It was already mentioned but I will add what I should have in the original post. Steam is way too labor intensive! One of the prime reasons that Diesels took over so rapidly. Czech out the New York Central's Niagara (4-8-4) class. Built in the late 1940s (48, I think), gone by the mid 1950s; and they were just about the most efficient steamers built.
  9. I wish that product were available over here, I would cut the top off just above the label and install it on a depressed-center flat (or maybe a gondola); just like this rubber ducky: EDIT: It might be the as company seems to be in Canada and offer free shipping to "our US customers"; 13.00( USD) for 300ml. The ingredients: "Ingredients: Aqua, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Tocopherol, p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Sulfate, Denatonium Benzoate, CI 47005, CI 42051, parfum." I first read that Detonateium! They also makes a product called Bimbosan: https://www.hollehippos.com/collections/bimbosan
  10. Note that when a stereopticon card is inserted in the viewer, the image is seen as 3-D. Remember the View Master? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View-Master
  11. I am not sure about that, I have seen stereopticon views of the canal under construction; a whole series of them, maybe over a hundred. I did not buy any as I had no interest in them at the time. An example of a stereopticon view, although not of the canal: Czech out that crazy trolley trackage beneath the el!
  12. Yes, I would definitely say that is the end-of-track!
  13. I had a box of various audio specialty connectors/adapters for over 25 years, one day I tossed the whole bunch, about a shoebox full. Two weeks (about) later........you guessed it, I had to buy one!
  14. This is all of the link that you need, the rest including and after the "?" is superfluous bravo sierra.
  15. I read it as wedding umbrellas; even worse!!
  16. I suspect that even I know to whom you are referring!
  17. I have seen a lot of that over here, too; even from auction houses that specialize in toy trains! The absolute würst that I ever saw was an EMD F7 with a coal tender attached!
  18. I was actually looking at the Dapol (O scale that I forgot to mention above) black ones (Hatton's) but saw the GWR one as a uspre-owned one "DCC fitted" and it was a better price than a new one without DCC so I went for it. The real problem (for me, anyway) will not be the color but the removal (neatly) of the buffers and link couplings and replacement with KD knuckles (Buckeyes?). When my pre-ordered Dapol Class 66 Freightliner (Powerhaul, although I would have preferred the original Freightliner color scheme; GBRf blue was a close second, BTW) arrives sometime this decade (I hope ), the same thing will happen to it. Plus, a major mechanical modification to the drive: connecting both motors' armature shafts together with a link (probably a rod) with a light flywheel that way both motors WILL turn at exactly the same speed without the unnecessary complications of useless (and maybe irreplaceable at some point in time) electronics. I have never liked the "China drive" using two separate motors (usually vertically mounted) that depend on those electronics.
  19. I NEED HELP!!!! I just ordered a pannier! GWR Green!! I need help!
  20. My version of a single: It is a model of Southern Pacific's C. P. Huntington; still in existence at a museum in California.
  21. I don't know, I prefer something with a little more heft :
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