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    Post person delivered these today. Yesss!

    Peco code 80 flex track for the turntable-to-pie house (kinda like a round house, but more pie shaped!) and a wee tower building kit for West Port...

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    DI / SP Woodchip cars
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    What showed up today:
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Bought, received, built and I have started the placement process:



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    If the inspection goes well, hopefully a train room with a house on top of it!
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    I noticed in the Walthers flyer there are Peco #8's on sale. Might have to grab four of them.

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    I am totally in the doghouse with my wife since I bought a couple of quite large lots in the last several days... Anyway the biggest lot came with 9 DCC locos as well as 70 freight cars, a DCC controller, 15 or so code 55 turnouts.

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    So for those of you that don't know me I am DC and have never run DCC (and don't plan to). Also the DCC controller that was in the lot did not have a power supply. However, the press to test the locos as soon as they came was a good impetuous to figure this all out. So I rigged up a power supply with my MRC Tech 4 260 DC Transformer, a DC Buck Converter (which I basically used as a voltmeter since I was able to set the MRC to a reliable 15-15.5 volts), and the Prodigy Express that came with the lot (actually that picture is before I setup a second piece of programming track). I wound up resetting all the addresses to 1 so I could test the locos (I could not figure out how to detect the addresses).

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    Anyway, all the locos turned out to be DCC and they all run. The Atlas SD-60M BNSF w/ Power Bar Logo has sound as well. The Life Like SD-7 had a tough trip (fell out of its box and bounced around a bit) so needs some servicing and one Atlas is making some ugly noise so needs some servicing. The others certainly need to be cleaned and re-lubed but I am going to sell them so will let the buyer do maintenance in their preferred ways. Locos are closer in below (although I did not include the close-up of the Bachmann 2-6-6-2 for some reason).

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    Moose receive package from post person this afternoon, yippee!

    Some kits & details for layout scenery:
    01 Showcase Minitures - Shop Tools 060817.jpg 02 Woodland Scenics - Farm Animals 060817.jpg 03 Osborn Model Kits - Weather Vanes 060817.jpg 04 RS Laser Kits - Wagons 060817.jpg

    LocoNet cables to hook up computer from different part of room, so can use JMRI, blah blah blah...
    05 Digitrax - 2 x LocoNet 16 ft Cables 060817.jpg

    And this, this, well, this weird contraption! Moose never thought would get one of these, but Mrs Moose thought it was cute and thanks to a big sale on these @ ModelTrainStuff, the layout shall have one too ... Might be on a competing railroad, as Moose no sure the MT&PRR would ever run such a thing...
    06 Spectrum - Doodlebug n Coach 060817 I.jpg

    Yep, Moose now have a noodlebug...
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    The horse drawn wagon takes quite a bit of patience Moose, have fun with it
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    Got this in today, an Athearn ford postal truck:


    Actually weighs a lot less than I expected but other than that I'm really happy with it
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    The horse drawn wagon takes quite a bit of patience Moose, have fun with it
    Moose suspected as much ... sooo, gonna leave those to Mrs Moose.
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    Wow, I-man! That truck sure is detailed! Looks fantastic.

    You sure have a good post-person, Moose! Mine hardly ever brings me such a bounty. Although Tom-the-postman does bring oversized packages up to the door (a half mile jaunt from the mailbox out on the road). This month it will be a static grass applicator, a miniature digital level, and a pile of Fleischmann 9545 Profi couplings.
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    I like that truck. Not buying anything. Still got a bunch of New Old Stock (no offense just joking) stuff.
    I need to check out my Atlas Shay. I'm old don't remember if I had one of the old time nScale members add DCC to or not.
    My hands shake a lot and eyes not so good. Can I check if it has a DCC decoder without opening it up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69Z28 View Post
    I like that truck. Not buying anything. Still got a bunch of New Old Stock (no offense just joking) stuff.
    I need to check out my Atlas Shay. I'm old don't remember if I had one of the old time nScale members add DCC to or not.
    My hands shake a lot and eyes not so good. Can I check if it has a DCC decoder without opening it up?
    See ya
    Ron
    Seems like you can put it on a DCC track and it will buzz if it is DC.

    p.s., there is a DCC shay for sale in a Facebook group for $170...

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    Yep I've got to find someone local with DCC and check it out.

    I'm gonna keep my Shay and my Southern green steamer.

    Now if they offer enough to pay off the house they go a deal
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    May or may not count for this month - pre-order Kato Olympian Hiawatha full meal deal!

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    okay... got more stuff in...

    Finally got this in after BLW messed up my order


    also got back three cars I sent out for weathering (that guy on ebay who charges $10 per car)


    also got my trainworx trailer in:


    and finally I got 300 N scale pallets in from shapeways
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    I didn't exactly buy this - my son gave it to me for my 69th birthday yesterday(no, I don't know why NSN doesn't say anything - never have).

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    Haven't started on it - may take a while - can only do fine modeling when my fingers are working. The instructions say average assembly time 10 -14 hours. On the company's forum there are people who say it has taken them up to 110 hours.

    Each part has to be cut out, smoothed and then coated with wax before assembly. Finished model is rubber band powered. I'll post progress when I can get started on it.

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    Happy Birthday Don! Out of curiosity, have you entered your birthday info on your profile? I know back in 2013, I went back to my profile and had to do something (don't remember what it was now) and NsN has started a birthday thread for me every year since.

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    Yup, even put it in the calendar last year.
    Perhaps @Bryan can look into this to determine the cause?
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    I scored some con-cor piggy back trailers from Facebook, arrived today as I came back with new bits for some scratch building and track to finish out an area I converted to allow better operation.

    With track laying, trailer painting/decaling and scratch building some new structures I've got plenty of fun stuff, more on Monday since MB Klein finally decided to ship my package.

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