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    • December 11, 2008 11:44 AM EST

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      Just recieved my two Mallets that I pre-ordered some months ago.
      One is Little River Logging, whilst the second is undecorated
      Both are fitted with Eloksound decoders as I am DCC and use the Lenz system
      First time on here
      Been operating some time
      Graham
    • December 11, 2008 12:01 PM EST
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      We need pictures!

      Welcome to the looney bin, Graham!

      -Brian
    • December 11, 2008 12:30 PM EST

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      Hi Brian
      Im already a member of the Loonie Bin - Im a G Scale madder - if you know what I mean

      Pictures - Im working tonight, so with luck I`ll have time to take some photos tommorow.

      They look to be stunning locos, I run mine on hand laid track, like I say they are fitted with Sound decoders, so we shall see - but I`ll do some photos as soon as I can
      regards
      Graham
    • December 11, 2008 6:44 PM EST
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      Oooooooooh! We must have a full report!!!!!
    • December 12, 2008 10:16 PM EST

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      Welcome aboard, Graham!
    • December 18, 2008 4:13 PM EST
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      Graham forgot about us so I hijacked his pics from GscaleMad -

      -Brian
    • December 18, 2008 7:47 PM EST
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      Wow!!!!!!!
    • December 18, 2008 9:33 PM EST

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      Sure is a beauty!
    • December 19, 2008 9:39 AM EST
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      So for the Bash minded of us.........how hard is it to get the sidetanks off?
    • December 19, 2008 9:39 AM EST
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      Nice! Any idea how hard it is to remove the saddle tanks? I really want one with a full cab and tender.
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    • December 19, 2008 10:04 AM EST
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      Bob McCown said:
      Nice! Any idea how hard it is to remove the saddle tanks? I really want one with a full cab and tender.
      a good hammer can remove anything.........;)
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    • December 19, 2008 10:07 AM EST
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      Yes, but is the boiler shell beneath the tanks complete, or did they save on plastic.
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    • December 20, 2008 2:30 AM EST

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      Its amazing - I put my pics on G Scale Mad and suddenly they appear here !!
      Anyway - the side tanks, on both of mine it looks as though a couple of screws underneath once loosed make the saddle tanks come off easy.

      The building of this loco - for those who seem hard of hearing - or cant read - these locos are built simply off plans, the plans were made to try to build a loco same as this for the Biles Colman Logging Company - these Mallets never existed in the real world, and were also never Narrow Gauge !!

      So what you get is a Logging Mallet - in Narrow Gauge - which Bachmann has "given" us modellers to do what on earth we would like to do with it, to my mind is a lovely loco, to your mind it probably needs some fine adjustments !! In other words - Rule 8 applies
      best regards
      Graham
    • December 20, 2008 4:41 AM EST

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      Graham, Perhaps you'd like to post some pics yourself. We could always use more photos! ;)
      Graham Ash said:
      Its amazing - I put my pics on G Scale Mad and suddenly they appear here !! Anyway - the side tanks, on both of mine it looks as though a couple of screws underneath once loosed make the saddle tanks come off easy. The building of this loco - for those who seem hard of hearing - or cant read - these locos are built simply off plans, the plans were made to try to build a loco same as this for the Biles Colman Logging Company - these Mallets never existed in the real world, and were also never Narrow Gauge !! So what you get is a Logging Mallet - in Narrow Gauge - which Bachmann has "given" us modellers to do what on earth we would like to do with it, to my mind is a lovely loco, to your mind it probably needs some fine adjustments !! In other words - Rule 8 applies best regards Graham
    • December 20, 2008 6:02 AM EST

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      No Thanks David
      Graham
    • December 20, 2008 11:16 AM EST

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      Very well then Graham......
      Graham Ash said:
      No Thanks David Graham
    • December 20, 2008 11:22 AM EST

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      I get too much **** on here mate - not worth it
      Graham
    • December 20, 2008 11:22 AM EST
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      I'm picturing my spare Connie cab, removed saddle tanks, and a real tender.

      Hmm....
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    • December 20, 2008 12:58 PM EST
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      Bob, that sure looks better than what they made-it's ugly!
    • December 20, 2008 1:10 PM EST

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      Graham Ash said:
      I get too much **** on here mate - not worth it Graham
      Gee, How much **** can one get in 11 posts? BTW......I'd be proud to own one, much less two Mallet's. Ralph
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