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    Default What are you buying this month (August 2017) ?

    As my planned modular layout (yard) may be set in a European context, European models are now on the radar.
    On the German eBay where I roam, the prices are a bit steeper than when buying US models, but good deals can still be found.

    I keep with passenger trains and pick the ones I like - for whatever reason.
    I got my hands on a couple of Hobbytrain E10.12/BR112 "BŁgelfalt" (iron crease) locomotives. These are my all time favourite German electrics.
    The E10 (crappy picture off eBay) is beige/blue, which calls for a consist of early Rheingold coaches eventually.




    The BR112 is beige/red, which of course calls for a consist of TEE coaches.




    The European passenger coach market is a nightmare, as many models have been manufactured for a very long time. I have no experience picking the good ones yet, but I did find a listing I could not pass:
    A lot of 6 IC coaches with the cool red/pink livery used by DB from 1987 to 1998. I've always liked that livery. Three coaches by Trix and three by Fleischmann.



    The listing had the option to suggest a price which I did, and it was accepted immediately. That tells me that even though the price was way down, maybe I overpaid anyway?
    The coaches are described as having missing couplers, but apart from that - as far as I can see from the picture, the bodies look nice and all the trucks and wheels are there. Let's see when they arrive if I really found a bargain or if I've bought a bunch of dogs.

    Edit: Two dogs which may be used for spares. Others partly need couplers but otherwise nice. In summary an OK buy.

    And these coaches call for an "orient red" BR103.



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    I am worried that my tastes are going up market... can't believe I am buying relatively recent Katos / Atlas'... (Santa Fe was for a trade). Love the demonstrator units...

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    @McNamee Disease'els?! Moose thought you said you moved up market?
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    So far alternator and battery, and before the end of the month a radiator and catalytic converter.

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    Shapeways N Scale DDF40X. Also Gold Medal Railings, Stirrups, & Windshield Wipers. Need Scale Link Mimi 13 20mm sq. 0.125 mesh bar wide screens. I already have ten BLWA 48" Fans, and a Bachmann DD40AX DCC mechanism. Definitely Alaska Railroad (waiting on eye operation due to head injury).

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    Shapeways N Scale DDF40X. Also Gold Medal Railings, Stirrups, & Windshield Wipers. Need Scale Link Mimi 13 20mm sq. 0.125 mesh bar wide screens. I already have ten BLWA 48" Fans, and a Bachmann DD40AX DCC mechanism. Definitely Alaska Railroad (waiting on eye operation due to head injury). Really check which unit you purchase. This on is 177 mm long to fit Bachmann frame. They have others (different version of Metra loco) that are only 170 mm long. Received Shapeways shell this afternoon. Very nice detail. I will either have to drill hole in cab roof for stupid blinking light, or eliminate it from circuit board.

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    Accumulated the necessary parts to complete my project. Waiting on one more Gold Medal Engine Detail Kit. Stuff adds up, but enough junk for several locomotives.

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    Hoping for a UR92 at the train show.

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    A water heater and some bumpers so my rolling stock won't roll too far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    @McNamee Disease'els?! Moose thought you said you moved up market?
    OK Moose - for you, some recent steam engine purchases. The 2-8-0 is an MDC (it was a great deal but is missing the drive shafts - everything seems to work fine though motor turns quietly and drivers turn smoothly with a screwdriver so I just need a drive shaft). Also very pleased the "Bachmann and unknown" units turned out to be a Model Power 2-6-0 and a Kato C11 as I thought / hoped (and both run nicely). The gold unit is an unpowered Arnold that has gears so can maybe be re-powered (shell is actually metal and I could not resist at the bargain price it sold for) -- looks like others for sale with same model number are powered I think. Otherwise I will display on desk or make into a gold necklace

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    Quote Originally Posted by McNamee View Post
    The gold unit is an unpowered Arnold
    That would be a German class 93, also known as the Prussian class T14. Arnold katalog #2713 - one of a series of gilded locomotives that Arnold made.
    From what I can see on the web, it may actually be 24 carat gold, but if you've ever seen leaf gold raw, you'll know it's literally only a few atoms thick, so it doesn't really have much value.

    Interesting that it has gears
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    Interesting that it has gears
    I think it was maybe originally powered - I love these European tank locomotives and this one has great detail. I have another powered one but have not had time to open up and compare.

    Thanks for link to the collection - pretty cool. They also had a gilded electric loco but I came in 2nd on that one.

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    I think it's more likely they used parts already in production and just didn't fit the motors for the "gold" series models.
    You could probably just fit a motor and be good to go, but if you have the powered version, you can of course just compare the two as you said yourself.

    For the record, there's currently one listed on eBay - with the original box - at 69 Euro.
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    Received a used Atlas CSX C40-8 with DCC (NCE) installed from the factory. I already had CNW and NS shells (same C40-8) so now I can swap shells for this foreign power on my railroad. 3-for-1 deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shastarails View Post
    Received a used Atlas CSX C40-8 with DCC (NCE) installed from the factory. I already had CNW and NS shells (same C40-8) so now I can swap shells for this foreign power on my railroad. 3-for-1 deal!
    Moose see no photographic proof. Must not have happened. :MooseAngry:
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    Went to the local Game Farm, near the Tahoma & Pacific Railroad yard, and purchased a Moose Caboose. I guess they had no more need for the useless old fella, but as a humanitarian, I could not see them putting it down. Not sure what to feed it?

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    @CHUCKGEO Guinness... No moose can turn down a pint of Guinness...
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    I've not been in here in a long while, so I've a few months of purchases to catch up on.

    So...

    Intermountain SD40-2 in Southern tuxedo paint with DCC sound
    A runner pack of 6 Fox Valley Silverside coal gondolas
    Five boxes of Tichy Trains assorted Windows and doors (80 pcs per box)
    Some plastruct stairs and railings
    A Peco code 55 Y-turnout
    J L Innovative Woody's Tavern
    J L Innovative Labosky's Auto Repair
    Bar Mills Mooney's Plumbing Supplies
    Bar Mills Billings' Bakery
    And a pair of Torri Laser single track truss bridges.

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    So I just spotted an Arnold (new) Penn Central U25c on US ebay for $44, plus $20 shipping and guaranteed "no customs charges".

    So yeah, I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielb View Post
    So I just spotted an Arnold (new) Penn Central U25c on US ebay for $44, plus $20 shipping and guaranteed "no customs charges". So yeah, I bought it.
    There were a few vendors selling tons of these recently -- like dozens every few days. I am not sure if there were some big wholesale discounts or something.

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/Locomotives...&_ssn=rslstore

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    I think - THINK - that Hornby have ceased their US Arnold range, so maybe they are selling off stock to recoup as much cash as they can.

    They have been in financial trouble for a while (possibly because all their crap is way overpriced).

    On a related note, isn't there all that talk of the model train companies having earnings down and such like that - if it's true, maybe we'll end up having to actually scratchbuild things again, like folk did in the 1940's - 1970's?

    Wouldn't that be a nice change?

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