Headache relief!

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tburzio
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Headache relief!

Post by tburzio » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:08 am

Bought a pair of couplers from Railroad Warehouse today on EBay. Paid Paypal, got a UPS shipping notice within the hour. Ahhhhhhh, sweet relief!

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Re: Headache relief!

Post by steamin10 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:13 am

When you get those couplers, photo them and put them up here. I have several sets of diferent patterns I cannot mate and use. I will dispose of them.

I have 8 sets of matching couplers based on the Carlson design, now Cannonball. I have no desire to change.
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We have enough youth, how about a fountain of Smart. My computer beat me at chess, but not kickboxing
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Re: Headache relief!

Post by tburzio » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:26 am

Railroad Warehouse has an excellent web site, with pictures and everything! :mrgreen:

http://www.livesteam.com/couplers/Stain ... plers.html

I have two pairs of his couplers already. What a pleasure to operate! They've coupled with cars from all over, at meets up and down California to Oregon and across to Phoenix, and they have always managed to hold on no matter what. Even when we get a sticky guest car, all we do is leave their coupler closed and use the RR Warehouse coupler to grab tight. The couplers have a fine appearance, no pattern holes or roughness, and they have crisp markings and operate from above AND below.

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Re: Headache relief!

Post by ScaleModeler1974 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:29 am

I have two pairs of couplers from Tom Bee in Michigan......although I got them back in 1996 I still have yet to use them.
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Re: Headache relief!

Post by tburzio » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:43 am

I was just so happy with the buying experience. No months long fight to get hold of the vendor. No attempt to keep my money without sending the parts. Price list on line, with pictures! No extravagant tales made up to excuse delays. Just "here's my stuff, buy it and I'll ship the same MORNING!" Holy freejolies Batman!

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Re: Headache relief!

Post by steamin10 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:57 am

I dont think I have those, I have something else (sniff, BWAAaaa..) got a whole hanfull of 6 or 8 something elses that dont mate. (sniffle).

Ps. check your shorts, sounds like you peed you self.....
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We have enough youth, how about a fountain of Smart. My computer beat me at chess, but not kickboxing
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Re: Headache relief!

Post by tburzio » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:25 pm

steamin10 wrote:check your shorts, sounds like you peed you self.....
He heeee!!!!

Now, can any other vendor match Railroad Warehouse? Anyone? (insert sound of crickets chirping...)

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Re: Headache relief!

Post by rudd » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:26 pm

he's good, indeed. Placed my order, went out the next day. Nice website.

In fairness, Gene Allen has been very reliable thus far as well.

Edit, RR Supply Warehouse has outdone themselves! I received my second copy of the engineering handbook today, and I only ordered one!
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Re: Headache relief!

Post by Harlock » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:53 pm

I have railroad warehouse couplers on the Chloe, and his 1 1/2" top mount bell. Both are great. He makes nice stuff and provides good service online and on the phone.
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Re: Headache relief!

Post by Steven E. Kuhn » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:21 pm

Gene Allen has a prompt turn around time. I've ordered from him many times. Superscale has a quick turn around time too. But I ordered some Winton parts from Terry Welshans on the 8th of March and received them today the 14th. Very happy with the parts and service.

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Re: Headache relief!

Post by tburzio » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:37 am

Steven E. Kuhn wrote:Gene Allen has a prompt turn around time.
To qualify as a pain reliever, the supplier must have an online presence that includes good photographs and current prices. "Extra Strength" pain relievers also include an online purchase option.

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Re: Headache relief!

Post by FredR » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:00 pm

Maximum Strength would be that he is also a participating member here on Chaski :-)
tburzio wrote:
Steven E. Kuhn wrote:Gene Allen has a prompt turn around time.
To qualify as a pain reliever, the supplier must have an online presence that includes good photographs and current prices. "Extra Strength" pain relievers also include an online purchase option.

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