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    Thread: Bluebell Railway
Post: RE: Bluebell Railway

That 4-4-2T is an especially interesting locomotive. I’m not familiar with a radial tank engine. The side tanks seem a bit small relative to the overall size of the engine. Now I’ve gotta do some res...
Off The Rails Real world trains 5 605 03-08-2021, 10:47 AM
    Thread: Value of Tomica World boxes
Post: RE: Value of Tomica World boxes

(02-22-2021, 03:24 AM)Super Wrote: OTR...is home!!! How have you been Buddy??? It’s been a weird past few weeks but thank God, family and home are intact, so that’s what really counts. My late fath...
Off The Rails Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 13 546 02-22-2021, 12:40 PM
    Thread: Value of Tomica World boxes
Post: RE: Value of Tomica World boxes

I think box collecting gives people an additional layer of “product history”. Well designed packaging is eye catching and stirs the imagination, of course but it can also tell a story about what’s ins...
Off The Rails Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 13 546 02-22-2021, 03:23 AM
    Thread: Hornby 2021 Product Range
Post: RE: Hornby 2021 Product Range

And now with this thread completely derailed (see what I did there?), back to the discussion of Hornby trains. Those Gresley P1/P3 class are freaking beautiful beasts. The Princess class are likewis...
Off The Rails OO Scale discussion 27 1,747 01-10-2021, 02:28 PM
    Thread: Hornby 2021 Product Range
Post: RE: Hornby 2021 Product Range

(01-10-2021, 12:56 PM)Super Wrote: :huh: :huh: :huh: My Land Line is AT&T??? Its been this way for years. Not Internet phone, not cable...an actual phone line to the Telephone pole...wow, a Tel...
Off The Rails OO Scale discussion 27 1,747 01-10-2021, 01:49 PM
    Thread: Hornby 2021 Product Range
Post: RE: Hornby 2021 Product Range

Man, I miss my Nokia flip phone(s)! You could kinda text on them, although it was fairly awkward. I’ve also found that not having a home land line is something of a handicap. I wish we could go back t...
Off The Rails OO Scale discussion 27 1,747 01-10-2021, 12:37 PM
    Thread: Hornby 2021 Product Range
Post: RE: Hornby 2021 Product Range

Actual Super, you’re wise for thinking this way. (I’m typing this out on my iPhone, BTW.) I’m sorry to say but we’ve become absolute slaves to these devices and the “services” they help provide. I’m...
Off The Rails OO Scale discussion 27 1,747 01-09-2021, 03:26 PM
    Thread: Hornby 2021 Product Range
Post: RE: Hornby 2021 Product Range

Okay, the “R. Fripp Mining” truck in the Valley Drifter set gave me a chuckle. There must be some King Crimson fans in the Hornby design studio. The kids’ line seems logical in light of Honrby losing...
Off The Rails OO Scale discussion 27 1,747 01-07-2021, 01:10 AM
    Thread: UPDATE: The End of the Christmas Catzilla layout
Post: RE: UPDATE: The End of the Christmas Catzilla layo...

Funny enough, my cats aren’t really fans of catnip!
Off The Rails General Forum 18 1,219 01-04-2021, 02:17 PM
    Thread: WooHoo Done Finished Over and Out 3
Post: RE: WooHoo Done Finished Over and Out 3

(01-04-2021, 11:59 AM)Super Wrote: Noooooo, then everyone will have one :dodgy: But they won’t have one like yours! ;)
Off The Rails Show Us What You Bought 8 727 01-04-2021, 01:18 PM
    Thread: UPDATE: The End of the Christmas Catzilla layout
Post: RE: UPDATE: The End of the Christmas Catzilla layo...

That’s all a rather melancholy and melodramatic way of saying goodbye to this year’s Christmas decorations. Wes pulled up the Trackmaster 1 tracks this past Wednesday and replaced them with Plarail tr...
Off The Rails General Forum 18 1,219 01-04-2021, 09:25 AM
    Thread: UPDATE: The End of the Christmas Catzilla layout
Post: RE: UPDATE: The End of the Christmas Catzilla layo...

A last, sad shot of the 2020 Christmas layout. Like the crappy year itself, this has staggered along with numerous wrecks and resets towards a future of wary uncertainty! :s [Image: https://i.postim...
Off The Rails General Forum 18 1,219 01-04-2021, 08:43 AM
    Thread: WooHoo Done Finished Over and Out 3
Post: RE: WooHoo Done Finished Over and Out 3

Nice find, Super! 882 is one I’d like to see come back to the Plarail line.
Off The Rails Show Us What You Bought 8 727 01-04-2021, 08:32 AM
    Thread: How to make a Plarail Narrow Gauge Train
Post: RE: How to make a Plarail Narrow Gauge Train

(01-01-2021, 06:21 AM)Super Wrote: "tracking down"...get it?  lol  [Image: http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/ani...oticon.gif] [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/B8THVyCQ/462-BA61-C...D279-C.jpg]
Off The Rails General Forum 20 1,588 01-02-2021, 10:38 AM
    Thread: How to make a Plarail Narrow Gauge Train
Post: RE: How to make a Plarail Narrow Gauge Train

Thanks Chris! That’s a big help in tracking down the history of that locomotive.
Off The Rails General Forum 20 1,588 01-01-2021, 05:04 AM
    Thread: How to make a Plarail Narrow Gauge Train
Post: RE: How to make a Plarail Narrow Gauge Train

Thanks for that link Chris! For those more familiar with Japanese railroading, any idea what this little critter is called? [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/V0ytZDcW/C604-C7-BD...CA51-D.jpg]
Off The Rails General Forum 20 1,588 01-01-2021, 12:11 AM
    Thread: Making an ED42 Custom
Post: RE: Making an ED42 Custom

Now THAT is a great looking model! Not only is the scratch building impressive but he managed to avoid the “hunting” (wobbling sideways) that you often see with Plarail engines and especially with cus...
Off The Rails General Forum 3 494 12-31-2020, 11:29 PM
    Thread: Trackmaster Neville Steal!
Post: RE: Trackmaster Neville Steal!

Very cool! I’ve always though Neville was a great looking, unique locomotive. Technically, I own one of these but it always seems to end up in my son’s collection!
Off The Rails Show Us What You Bought 4 463 12-31-2020, 10:50 PM
    Thread: Happy New Year!
Post: RE: Happy New Year!

Mr No, I appreciate you powering through. Your videos are a great source of comfort and enjoyment. I can fully understand the urge to cast aside those things you enjoy in times of immense difficulty. ...
Off The Rails General Forum 8 665 12-31-2020, 12:48 PM
    Thread: How to make a Plarail Narrow Gauge Train
Post: RE: How to make a Plarail Narrow Gauge Train

I’ll mention here that Tomy does a similar diesel “critter” in their TomyTec HO narrow gauge line. There are also a few brass models out there of the Kato Works 4 ton and Sakai Works 5 ton locomotive...
Off The Rails General Forum 20 1,588 12-30-2020, 11:43 PM