Garden Railroad @ Kingsbury Elementary

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by 77railer, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. 77railer

    77railer Member

    Hi there gang,

    The first donation to the Garden Railroad Im working on at Kingsbury Elementary has arrived. The guys at sent a nice care package for the kids.
    It contained the following:

    1 MDC G2102 "Big Hustler" Missouri Pacific Switcher
    1 Bachmann Big Hauler Pennsylvania PRR #417
    1 17.5" MT Vernon Flatcar Kit by Circus Crafts (minus coupler and trucks)
    1 Model Power 3 Lite Traffic Signal
    1 Lion, Giraffe, Ape, Hippo, Horse, Sheep
    1 Sitting Engineer
    1 Scenery for your railroad book
    1 Maintaining and Repairing book

    My thanks go out to them and theirs. Hope everyone is doing well. Will send pics of the process once we get started. We are gonna have a fund raiser for the track which we hope to obtain from Aristo Craft if we get the funds.

  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    That was real nice of them to send that to you. At least it is a start for something that will turn out to be something everyone can enjoy. :D :D
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Cool!!!! Really Great!!
  4. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    your off and runnig Leroy, a very nice start you have there. Looking forward to the pix mate... have a good one... steve
  5. 77railer

    77railer Member

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Bachmann comes through once again. They sent us a spectrum power pack and a night before christmas train set. So with what I have recieved so far and what is on the way from mikey the only thing we are lacking is some elbow grease and some track. I can put the christmas train out during the month of december to add some holiday cheer to the garden :) If you dont support Bachmann I seariously suggest you start...they are definelty there for the little guys.

  6. 77railer

    77railer Member

    Well I setup the train from bachmann in the toy room to give it a test run and it runs perfect. The little switcher didnt work so last night I took it apart and fixed the electircal on it and whamo...shes a running...momma meeya,lol. While I had it apart I decided I didnt like the way it looked. The whole thing was bland I painted a little here and there...hope to get pics posted soon. First time Ive painted anything...was fun. More to come......
  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Watch out painting that large scale stuff. A friend who used to work at the local hobby shop thought he would earn some extra $$ doing custom painting. A guy hired him to paint a large scale box car, and it took so much paint he lost his shirt on the job. That ended his custom painting carreer!
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's why some of us use "Spray paint" and masking tape :)

    It's so strange to use "car" things on your railroad :) :) :) I shop just as much at a car parts store - as I do at the LHS :D :D

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