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Colonel Mar 29, 2013

  1. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    Just picked this baby up at my LHS.

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  2. SDVike

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    I went to a train show in Cheyenne today and came home with these. I’m really excited about the Broadway Limited USEA Heavy Mikado as it’s my first DCC loco and has sound to boot. I don’t know much about Proto 1000 locomotives, but the F3 units are in the Great Northern scheme I want to collect. At $60, I figure I’m not to heavily invested.

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  3. mtaylor

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    Finished my locomotive roster for my future HO Twin Cities & Western Office Layout (now looking like operational in 2024, basement train room and O scale layout projects are scheduled ahead of this layout). Regardless, I went hunting online for the Atlas GP39-2 in road number 2301 as I already had 2300 but wanted this loco for a matching consist.

     
  4. Paul Liddiard

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    My latest acquisition, an Athearn/Roundhouse GP38-2 in the GNBC FARMRAIL scheme. Yeah I have some details to add....but I like it.
    The caboose is an old Athearn wide vision that I painted and decaled.
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  5. Paul Liddiard

    Paul Liddiard Staff Member

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    Well, this is the latest purchase, but with some details added. The plow, AC, Sinclair antenna, sunshades, horn, and MU hoses....
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  6. GP30

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    Plain Jane covered hoppers that aren’t $40 Atlas offerings seem to be a little hard to find. But I did score an Athearn car a few days ago.

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  7. James Fitch

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    Crazy price. Is it made out of plywood.
     
  9. Paul Liddiard

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    Ga-faw! Choking on laughter!
     
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  10. WPZephyrFan

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    I recently received this stunning Dapol Mogul in 00 Gauge. Most of my British locos are British Railways in black with the early crest. This one is in green with lining (pinstriping). I'm am very happy with it!

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  11. rch

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    I just added this Branchline Berwick boxcar to my collection. This is the first Branchline kit I've assembled and I am very pleased with it. I built the kit pretty much straight from the box, but I left off the crossover platforms so I can replace them with etched Plano parts and of course I swapped out the couplers. My kit was missing the weight so I installed 3 ounces of self-adhesive backed tire weights inside the body.

    All the added on detail parts including the ladders, handbrake wheel, stirrups, crossover supports and tack boards are molded in yellow plastic and unpainted, so I mixed some paint (Model Master Bright Yellow with MM Go Mango mixed in) to match the body color and touched those parts up. The other thing I painted was the roof. I shot it with Tamiya gloss aluminum then sprayed the entire car with Krylon 1311 matte clear.

    The kit comes with Accurail trucks and metal wheels on plastic axles which are OK, but I will probably replace them at some point if I can get a deal on a bunch of 70-ton ASF Ride Control trucks (I have loads of cars that need these).

    I will definitely be on the lookout for more of these Branchline kits. It was easy and fun to build and the result is a good looking smooth operating car.
     
  12. James Fitch

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    Nice looking railbox!
     
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  13. Paul Liddiard

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    Purchased this from eBay. For just $50.00.
    Was running it on the test track and realized it could be a stand in for the YAMPA VALLEY MAIL.
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  14. Bobby pitts

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    This Athearn SD90MAC H2 is my latest purchase! FB_IMG_16223004899010308~2.jpg
     
  15. WPZephyrFan

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    I decided to pick up an HO Scale BKTY box car from Athearn. I see so many of these cars around where I live, I figured that I need a few:

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  16. Bobby pitts

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  17. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If I recall correctly, wasn't "BKTY" an MKT family AAR designator? If so, interesting there are a lot still around, long after the merger.
     
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  18. WPZephyrFan

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    I think what UP has done is picked up some used cars and then added them to the "Katy" roster. I tried find something about this car and a site showed that many of the cars with the BKTY reporting marks weren't Katy cars in the beginning.
     
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  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Was just looking at the RailServe AAR list. It shows MKT as the owner of the BKTY reporting mark. Of course now UP ownership. There used to be other sites listing AAR mark histories, which those places now seem to be gone.
     
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  20. WPZephyrFan

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    And to add to that, today, down in UP's Fresno yard, I saw an ex Wisconsin Central boxcar with BKTY reporting marks. I wish that I could have stopped for a photo, but there's not much of a shoulder for a semi.
     

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