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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed May 15, 2013 10:43 am

LVG1 wrote:
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CaTTwoman281 wrote:The plan is to have Zeke restored in time for the national train show, all we need is to figure out what size screws to get for Zeke's chassis.


Metric M2 screws. Those were used in all BTTB models.


But this isn't BTTB... :problem:


Correct. Zeke is a Zeuke locomotive, which predates BTTB.
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby LVG1 » Wed May 15, 2013 11:04 am

AngrySailor302 wrote:Correct. Zeke is a Zeuke locomotive, which predates BTTB.


There are different locomotives shown on your pictures.
On the pics of March 4 and May 7 it's also not Zeuke.
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed May 15, 2013 11:20 am

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AngrySailor302 wrote:Correct. Zeke is a Zeuke locomotive, which predates BTTB.


There are different locomotives shown on your pictures.
On the pics of March 4 and May 7 it's also not Zeuke.

At current time, there are four different locomotives in our "TT traveler's fleet", along with a fifth who posed for a few photos before being retired from the fleet.

Zeke, my first actual 1:120 TT scale locomotive (the first two TT locos I bought were a pair of Tri-Ang 0-6-0 "Jinty" locomotives, which are 1:100), did all of the early photographs, mainly in GA, TN, NC, PA, and CT.

Zeke was pulled from such duties when he fell apart at Steamtown USA due to the plastic screw that the person who owned him before me to replace both of the chassis screws being stripped out, and subsequently falling out.

Ernie and Bert are a HP Products E-7 A/B combo, used primarily for photos where their size comes in handy for locating them on pictures. Both are pulled from the program for a refit and repaint.

Lindsey is a Lindsay 0-4-0 docksider, and is the current pick for the program, due to the size and prototype, especially for the ease of posing, as well as the fact that we have a case for her that protects her during transit.

I have no interest in adding one of my BTTB locos to the mix as of yet. There is a strong chance that Lindsey will be phased (or at least supplanted )out soon for one of my surplus Lionel 1:120 models . I intend on taking my Lionel 1:120 "General" to Kennesaw, GA within the next few months to pose with the real "General".
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:55 pm

I recently had to make a trip to Ames, Iowa to retrieve Nicholle's truck, which had broken down during the move from North Dakota to Georgia. (The extreme cold last winter in ND damaged some of the engine control connectors and two of the eight coil packs). As usual, I made a few stops en route for more "TTraveling Locomotive" pictures:

Here is Lindsey with the USS Riverside NCC-1818 in Riverside, Iowa; which is the self proclaimed hometown of Captain James Tiberius Kirk.
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:28 pm

Yesterday we took a trip to the Southeastern Railroad Museum in Duluth, GA, mainly as a means to spend part of the day and to justify making a trip to Buford, Georgia to Trainmaster Hobbies to pick some supplies up, as it is one of the best model train shops in the Southeastern USA.

Here is their 4-4-0 "General II", which bears scant resemblance to the real "General":
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Here is Lindsey on the "General II's" connecting rod:
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Here is a Family Lines Caboose:
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Here is Lindsey in the aforementioned caboose's kitchen:
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Here is the inside of the Army Kitchen Car that is on display at the museum:
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"This is your brain on TT scale":
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Here is a Heisler geared locomotive on display inside their display shed:
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Can you see Lindsey?
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Closeup of the prior shot:
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:03 pm

"....brain on TT scale"

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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:33 pm

Here is a first (at least for us): a TT scale model being posed with it's exact prototype:

Here is our 1:120 Lionel model of the General, with the real General, at Kennesaw, GA.
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:18 am

Where in Kennesaw is that?
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:32 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Where in Kennesaw is that?

2829 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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Re: "Where the Hell is Zeke Now?"

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:57 pm

thx
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