What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    I am guessing mine is the way it is because it is missing parts inside. It is a DCC/Sound friendly model and there is no DCC or sound installed. I plan on putting a decoder in it eventually, and there will be a piece of lead where the speaker goes. I do mostly passenger operations, so converting my freight stuff over is not a huge concern at the moment. Plus with shows being cancelled there is no where really for me to run trains much.
     
  2. okane

    okane TrainBoard Supporter

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    I agree our club here in Windsor has been closed for some 2 months next week. Going to be great when this is all over.
     
  3. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    I just paid off my order to Micro-Trains Line for the supplemental planetary cars, and they even had a Neptune in stock for me to throw in as well. I should see that in a couple days :) . While on the phone they were saying that the cars are going to be released 2 per month!?!? That would be cool, to get them 2 per month, but the website still shows one per month, ending in June.
     
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  4. Massey

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    Here is a quickie video I made of the train tonight. I gave it a nice slow pass by the camera.



    Enjoy!
     
  5. okane

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    Beware of the latest eBay scam. I bought the wife jewellery for Valentine’s Day and I ended up with more trains in the package. o_O

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  6. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    So I bought some not train things for the trains. If you do what I do you will know what and why I got these.

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  7. Keith

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    Latest round of Trainworx DRGW a quads.
    Have all 12 numbers coming, eventually.
    Just gotta wait until I get paid so I can get
    mine paid for! A couple of weeks, maybe!
     
  8. okane

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    Man so much stuff sells out so quickly, mind-boggling!
     
  9. jlundy46

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    I bought Bachmann 4-8-4 from an on-line dealer that was listed as defective for an very attractive price. When it arrived I decided to test it to see what was wrong. What a surprise when it turned out to be an excellent runner and not even any "Bachmann Wobble". Turns out the defect was a crack in the clear case!
     
  10. okane

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    This week I have 7 Locos coming in, some MOW and perhaps a few Heinz and Railbox cars. The first two arrived this morning - 2 Kato DCC ES44AC CN Road numbers - 2898 and 2952. I'm going to need to sell some stuff off to pay these off. Building up my CN Locos and adding more partner power from CSX, BNSF and UP.

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  11. Calzephyr

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    Those DRGW quads and concurrently released 52' gondolas are very nice. I generally do not get these items with 'Action Road' motto and COTS stencil... but they were calling out to me... .
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  12. Calzephyr

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    Yeah... one would think that demand would be low due to economic issues. But it seems model railroaders might not be in that bad economic realm.

    I was not going to pre-order the announced (in Nov 2020) Kato post-war black GS4. But I finally ordered it since it may be 'short run'.

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  13. BigJake

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    I'm guessing the majority of model railroaders are retired like me (recently), and given the stock market performance (including the dip it took, but recovered quickly), our income/financial situation is at worst unimpaired, and at best quite improved.

    And since spending money on travel is not as much of an option, even more money for trains is available!

    Woo, woo!!!
     
  14. WPZephyrFan

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    "Get in the robot, Shinji!"
     
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  15. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Are you converting this to DCC, and if so what decoder is being used. I am not interested in lighting, just the power cars.
     
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  16. Massey

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    Well it showed up much faster than I was thinking it was going to. I now have a bullet train for 3 countries, France, Germany and now Japan. The box art is great, there are some stickers and detail parts to go inside and the train seems to be of good quality. I did have to pop the bodies on a couple of the cars back on but that was about it. It will find rail time prolly this weekend. Now I need a decoder!


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  17. WPZephyrFan

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    Once I get my layout up and running again (it's in storage while I search for new digs) I'll have to compare it to my Kato 500. As for decoders, I don't know if I will add DCC to it. None of my other Japanese is DCC, but I am buying new American N scale equipment that is. I maigh ask in the FB group that I'm in if anyone does know.
     
  18. Massey

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    Im going to guess you are referring to a Tomix FB group? I hate FB with a passion so I try to avoid using it whenever possible.
     
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  19. WPZephyrFan

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    No, this is just a Japanese model train group. There's a few model railroading and such on FB. That's about all I go on it for...and maybe family.
     
  20. Massey

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    I forgot to mention, but this came the other day. Now I have all the planets, just 4 more cars for this set to be complete.

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