received word this week from Paris Junction Hobbies that his Alco RS decoder that died is being covered by Atlas's warranty. I have an earlier version of the GP7 without the dynamic brakes along with other Atlas locos which have always been good reliable runners.
Our latest car added to the layout is pictured to the right assembled from a Stewart Hobbies kit that I think the chief acquired at the recent Paris train show. It has been added to the gravel hopper consist although I think the Western Maryland Railroad was a coal hauling line.
PS 1 - I talked with Jim Long last night and yesterday's high in Myrtle Beach was 78F; tough to take, he sez. . . .
PS 2 - After spending over 2 hours replacing 3 coupler springs earlier today, you are reminded to couple up GENTLY to prevent the springs from flying out during the crash.