What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. n2BNSF

    n2BNSF TrainBoard Member

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    Let me tell you about my latest purchase. I'm ready to start laying track on my new layout. I knew cork had been in short supply, so I was pleasantly surprised to find N scale cork roadbed available. What I was not aware of was supply problems with Atlas flextrack. You can't find code 80 flex by Atlas anywhere. I decided to switch to Peco since I use Peco switches anyway. Then I found it was short too, I suppose due to the shortage of Atlas. My LHS guy said he bought me the last 2 boxes (50 pieces) his supplier had available. What is going on with the track supply and when will it end?

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  2. spam1234

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    I just got a static grass spreader from Fifer with some Noch grass. off ebay I got a Dpm building and from a friend an rcs-2 kato with decoder! Jay
     
  3. gcav17

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    I recently purchased a rail-baron Hiawatha Hudson! This little engine is awesome! The only glitch is that the driver pin pops out once in awhile. It will need some body modification. Any one got ideas on this locomotive ?
     
  4. ATSF5078

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    Splurged on an Overland Models AC4460CW. Been wanting one for a long time and I doubt anybody will make a plastic one although I sure wish Kato would. First brass piece I've bought and it will look great leading my UP "junk" coal train.
     
  5. Keith

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    Got me 4 Shapeway N Scale Krauss Maffei shells.
    Delivering 2 to a friend today.
    A shot, showing the Shape way unit, compared to the Del Prado model.
    Body and fuel tank mounted on a first run Kato SD45 chassis.
    Mine needs a light primer coat though, so any extra details can be seen!

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    Not even close!!
    Maybe the addition of a few BLMA detail parts.
    And a Rio Grande single stripe paint job!
     
  6. nlaempire

    nlaempire TrainBoard Supporter

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    • 1 of : Kato N 1068702 Gallery Bi-Level Commuter 3-Unit Train Set, Chicago METRA
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    • 1 of : Kato N 1560942 Gallery Bi-Level Coach, Chicago Metra #6077

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    • 2 of : Kato N 1560960 Gallery Bi-Level Coach, Chicago METRA #6194
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    • 1 of : Kato N 1560961 Gallery Bi-Level Cab-Coach, Chicago METRA #8504
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    • 1 of : Kato N 1766121 MP36PH Chicago Metra #416
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    • 4 of : Kato N 800085 Black High Speed Truck with Coupler (2 pcs.)
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    • 1 of : Microscale MI-1 Micro Set Decal Solvent

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    • 2 of : Microscale N 60-0971 "Amfleet" and "Horizon" Passenger Cars 1996+
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    Earlier, I ordered 4 "Comet II" coach bodies from Island Model Works so I can model 4 Amtrak Horizon Fleet cars for my Hiawatha set:
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    The detail is much better than the photo shows. Just a little cleanup and I should be on my way. I'll be shopping for a few cheap donor passenger cars to get seats and whatnot. The trucks and decals above cover most of the rest of what I need. I guess it's time to purchase some airbrush equipment and get a catalog of paints ready. Again, I don't know where to begin but I'll start digging around here on TrainBoard as I'm sure there is some expert advice to be had.

    (I'd post a pic of the real-world coach but every one I find is copyright stamped)
     
  7. CNW 1518

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  8. Keith

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    Not N Scale though.
    Picked up an MTH 3 Rail Rio Grande GP35 this morning.
    Not even out of the box yet!
    Complete with full sound!
    Have the dummy unit ordered as well.
    Just no clue when it'll arrive.
    Photo perhaps, when unpacked.
     
  9. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    I just bought my first Micro-Trains box cars....got my fist Kato built locos in 1989...would have guessed that I would have bought from MT sooner than this....
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    I just ordered them from Fifer...and stole the pictures from there too :p
     
  10. NSseeker

    NSseeker TrainBoard Member

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    I bought a new house. I now have a bigger garage for a new layout. I have to organize everything, then I can get to work on planning. I have to find my given/ druthers list to see what I can fit in my new space. I'll get some pics up when I start working.
     
  11. Nick Lorusso

    Nick Lorusso TrainBoard Member

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    Just picked up an A/B set of IM WP FTs and a few pieces of WP rolling stock, also some trainworx trailers in GN & MP
     
  12. arbomambo

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    Just arrived!
    a Life Like E8 B unit painted for Santa Fe....
    I remember when these first were released; I was involved in N scale in Austin, TX and was modelling modern era...I remember being impressed with the split frame mechanism and performance but aghast at the shape of the bulldog nose on the cab units...the later released E7 units were better but still shaped a little funky (if I remember correctly, these E8's with the nicer split fram actually were released before the E6 and Alco DL109s...the E6's still have an earlier open frame mechanism with the old 'worm' and heavy grease).
    However they run beautifully together, the E8B can't suffer from the same mishape of the A unit, and the paint matches well with the E6's...
    Another odd thing is the way LL decided to body mount the Raqpido couplers on this one...very odd and cumbersome,,,and, although I applaud the attempt, it just doesn't look good at all...
    I've already used a spacer to mount a Unimate/Red Caboose 'low profile' coupler to mate perfectly between the E6 A and B unit. A etched stainless steel FARR vertical style slit grill is ordered from Plano Models (they manufacture one specifically for the LL units in addition to the ones they make for the Kato units..
    ...so this will also get the 'full' treatment:
    lift rings
    photoetched stirrups
    photoetched grills with simulated 'see through' openings in the carbody
    Flat Aluminum painted trucks
    I'm glad I found this on Ebay (quite cheaply I might add), I doubt we'll see another release of these LL E8 units (thank goodness because of the nose shape on the cab units) from Walthers, although I'd appreciate re-releases of the E6, DL-109's and the Erie Builts. Acquiring this one also saves me the expense of remotoring the E3's with Kato mechanisms to match my original plan to purchase a Kato E8B unit.
    Thanks for looking,
    Bruce
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  13. SD75I

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    Kato 9-44CW NS and life-like sw9/1200 BN
     
  14. Qtipeus

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    Just recently got in to N...but my most recent purchases were a Kato CSX SD70ACe, and the Kato Santa Fe Super Chief...found em both brand new on clearance from a huge store shrinking trains, to enlarge the RC section. Also grabbed a Kato Pacer Stack Train, and TTX stack train set, as well as the BNSF bethgon set.
     
  15. Keith

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    Due to arrive either tomorrow or Tuesday.
    Atlas MP15DC, Coors C998
    Special run for the NSC.
    Got the C997 MP15 shortly after the NSC convention in Denver. And to date, this one
    still has NEVER been run! On display, with matching caboose, and 4 Atlas Coors reefers.
     
  16. Shortline1976

    Shortline1976 New Member

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    I bought what must be a ton of BLMA parts, an Kato SD45 in Erie Lackawanna, Atlas GP-9 undecorated (will end up as B-unit between two CP Rail GP-9s) and two books about Penn Central and the Columbia Branch (runs between Centralia and Columbia,Mo.)...could be more but the money goes out soon^^
     
  17. chenxue

    chenxue TrainBoard Member

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    Some Unitrack and stuff from the harbor of ill repute, some more from Trainworld, this is just about starting from scratch because I'm working out of town for a few months and just had withdrawals
     
  18. chenxue

    chenxue TrainBoard Member

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    such as it is :)
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  19. Nick Lorusso

    Nick Lorusso TrainBoard Member

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    A micro-trains Western Pacific box car from 1993
     
  20. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    24 Pack of BLMA 33" wheel sets, Illinois Central Caboose and ordered my Kato CB&Q Zephyr set.
     

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