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    • December 5, 2017 11:13 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      End of an Era

      Last night, at a meeting of the Candlewood Valley Scenic Railway's Board of Director, it was decided to decommission the Cheesy Sound Car.  Built by the railroad in 2005 to serve the sound needs of various 1:29 locomotives, Cheesy has gone through a number of revisions over the years. One added battery r/c trail car functionality and the latest version supported multiple loco mounted speakers in addition to the on board Minimus 3.5 speaker.  Cheesy did it's job admirably over the last 12 years, however with last years sell off of all but one 1:29 locomotive, the railroad had lot of valuable resources tied up in an asset that was rarely used.

       

       

      Tonight Cheesy was stripped of all of it's electronics; a RailBoss Plus with external trigger board and a Phoenix 2K2 sound card.  The RPB will be used in out latest acquisition; saddle tank Porter #9, and the 2K2 will upgrade the sound in C-19 #8 from a Big Sound 97 to the programmable 2K2.  The 97 will be handed down to Porter #9.

       

      At some point in the future Cheesy will go back in service as a battery trail car, without sound, to service our last 1:29 loco, New Haven GP-9 #1224, utilizing an older RaliBoss board.  The goal of all this musical electronics is to put the best hardware in the most used locomotives and to support 2-train operation between all road and switch engines currently in service.

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    • December 6, 2017 7:03 AM EST
      • Easton , Massachusetts
         
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      So sad...

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    • December 6, 2017 9:16 AM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      RIP, there will be a long moment of silence .....

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 6, 2017 11:11 AM EST
      • Penacook, New Hampshire
         
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      Hi John, I look forward to the reincarnation of Cheesy.  This car makes the perfect battery car with its thick plastic shell.

      Don

    • December 6, 2017 7:12 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      John Caughey said:

      RIP, there will be a long moment of silence .....

      A very long moment - as in it will never chuff or rev up again. I shouldn't say never, but that's the current plan

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    • December 6, 2017 7:39 PM EST
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      Holy Cow!  This is the end of an era.  Bodies are rolling over in their graves.  Hell has frozen over.  Rooster is going to build a steam engine.  The World as we know it has stopped.  Say it isn't so.  Let me check my calendar, nope not April 1st.  Life does throw us curve balls, this will be hard to take.

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      Please keep us up to date on the new ideas.  I've anguished enough.

       

    • December 6, 2017 7:43 PM EST
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      Wait, Rooster DID build a steam engine

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    • December 6, 2017 9:16 PM EST
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      Jon Radder said:
      John Caughey said:

      RIP, there will be a long moment of silence .....

      A very long moment - as in it will never chuff or rev up again. I shouldn't say never, but that's the current plan

      Yeah ..

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    • December 8, 2017 7:37 AM EST
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      Jon Radder said:

      Wait, Rooster DID build a steam engine

      I thought of that as I hit the posting button, but then I got to thinking - he claims he built one and we've seen the finished project, but how do we know he built it.  No build log, no in progress photos and he does have that, well shall we say reputation.  Maybe he did, maybe he didn't?  You know his workshop is a hazardous waste zone and access is very limited.

    • December 8, 2017 12:49 PM EST
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      Ric Golding said:
      Jon Radder said:

      Wait, Rooster DID build a steam engine

      I thought of that as I hit the posting button, but then I got to thinking - he claims he built one and we've seen the finished project, but how do we know he built it.  No build log, no in progress photos and he does have that, well shall we say reputation.  Maybe he did, maybe he didn't?  You know his workshop is a hazardous waste zone and access is very limited.

      Same here.

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    • December 8, 2017 1:08 PM EST
      • Shawn carries, A Pruse 02B12,
         
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      Ric Golding said:

      Holy Cow!  This is the end of an era.  Bodies are rolling over in their graves.  Hell has frozen over.  Rooster is going to build a steam engine.  The World as we know it has stopped.  Say it isn't so.  Let me check my calendar, nope not April 1st.  Life does throw us curve balls, this will be hard to take.

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      Please keep us up to date on the new ideas.  I've anguished enough.

       

       

      Perhaps Hell has not frozen over but your skull sure has Ric. Put the crack pipe down now and maybe you will remember what you wrote in this thread.

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/16185/cvrr-utility-17?page=1

       

      Ric please read this out loud ......I am sofa king stew ped

       

       

       

      This post was edited by " Rooster " at December 8, 2017 1:12 PM EST
    • December 8, 2017 1:10 PM EST
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      Jon Radder said:
      John Caughey said:

      RIP, there will be a long moment of silence .....

      A very long moment - as in it will never chuff or rev up again. I shouldn't say never, but that's the current plan

      Aaahhh so that means I have very RARE pictures now!

    • December 8, 2017 2:25 PM EST
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      " Rooster " said:
      Ric Golding said:

      Holy Cow!  This is the end of an era.  Bodies are rolling over in their graves.  Hell has frozen over.  Rooster is going to build a steam engine.  The World as we know it has stopped.  Say it isn't so.  Let me check my calendar, nope not April 1st.  Life does throw us curve balls, this will be hard to take.

      .

      Please keep us up to date on the new ideas.  I've anguished enough.

      Perhaps Hell has not frozen over but your skull sure has Ric. Put the crack pipe down now and maybe you will remember what you wrote in this thread.

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/16185/cvrr-utility-17?page=1

      Ric please read this out loud ......I am sofa king stew ped

       13 pages is barely a "respectable" build log...

      Man, I had forgotten that one...

      A very cool locomotive.  I was fortunate to be able to see it in person. 

       

      This post was edited by Bruce Chandler at December 8, 2017 3:57 PM EST
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    • December 8, 2017 5:36 PM EST
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    • December 8, 2017 5:44 PM EST
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      Joe Zullo said:

      Great shot of a couple of great models.

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    • December 8, 2017 5:45 PM EST
      • Right here 'X', Pa
         
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      Bruce Chandler said:
      " Rooster " said:
      Ric Golding said:

      Holy Cow!  This is the end of an era.  Bodies are rolling over in their graves.  Hell has frozen over.  Rooster is going to build a steam engine.  The World as we know it has stopped.  Say it isn't so.  Let me check my calendar, nope not April 1st.  Life does throw us curve balls, this will be hard to take.

      .

      Please keep us up to date on the new ideas.  I've anguished enough.

      Perhaps Hell has not frozen over but your skull sure has Ric. Put the crack pipe down now and maybe you will remember what you wrote in this thread.

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/16185/cvrr-utility-17?page=1

      Ric please read this out loud ......I am sofa king stew ped

       13 pages is barely a "respectable" build log...

      Man, I had forgotten that one...

      A very cool locomotive.  I was fortunate to be able to see it in person. 

       

      Respectable build log or not, for a powered boxcar aficionado he stumped quite a few of the steam power freaks on this the only site he posts on. And I am willing to bet others from out side this site took ganders and looked in awe when the videos were released. 

    • December 8, 2017 7:04 PM EST
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      Ya see what you started Ric. Now you done got Jon's thread all jacked up! I'm beginning to wonder if dad ain't telling us the truth about when he trips and falls? It's becoming clear that you DO push him which isn't right. What's next "saab"otaging the golf cart?

    • December 8, 2017 7:09 PM EST
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      HUGE GRIN!

      I knew I could get him going!  YES!  I remember your "Build Log" and your unique sources of inventory.  And yes, I have seen this unit in person at the "Alcove", but I'm not sure about the "Drag and Brag"?

      I wonder if his blood pressure will be back to normal by bedtime?

      Sleep well my friend, you do have friends here!

       

       

       

    • December 8, 2017 8:17 PM EST
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      Ric Golding said:

      HUGE GRIN!

      I knew I could get him going!  YES!  I remember your "Build Log" and your unique sources of inventory.  And yes, I have seen this unit in person at the "Alcove", but I'm not sure about the "Drag and Brag"?

      I wonder if his blood pressure will be back to normal by bedtime?

      Sleep well my friend, you do have friends here!

       

       

       

      Not buying it !

      I'm personally thinking you are just trying to cover up a thread jack that has become all your,ewe're  fault !

      Pretty soon we could easily have 13 pages of NON Build Thread!

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