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    @ wombat457 Just so you know, the couplers are body mounted. Tight radius curves might be an issue...
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    Quote Originally Posted by drbnc View Post
    @ wombat457 Just so you know, the couplers are body mounted. Tight radius curves might be an issue...
    Thanks mate, my tightest radius is 14" so they should be good on that but that depends on your definition of "tight radius curves". If they wont handle 14" then my only option will be to change the trucks for ones with couplers, something I don't really want to do if I don't have to, or even if that can be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drbnc View Post
    @Metrolink What are those 2 in the front? Look like Intermountain tunnel motors, kinda like finding unicorns now.
    Yup! Those are two InterMountain SD40T-2s, followed by a Fox Valley Models' warbonnet GP60, and a Kato SD45 (purchased new, on sale for only $59 from MTS!). For one of the SD40T-2s, I won its shell on eBay for $19. I switched it with a Cotton Belt shell for the SD40T-2 I already had. The other SD40T-2 loco, I bought used, and paid top-dollar for it!
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    @wombat457 You should be fine on 14". Biggest issue I had was on single crossovers using #4 switches. The "s" swing was too tight, loosening the coupler box screws so the couplers could swing helped there.
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    Thanks mate and I am using #6 switches so hopefully wont have the issue you did either; however, if I do then I'll follow your suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metrolink View Post
    Yup! Those are two InterMountain SD40T-2s
    Found two used ! Ordered. The Holy Grail, eh? On to November buys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metrolink View Post
    Me too! (Not new, I just wanted to show off some of my recent Kodachrome acquisitions also!):

    http://studio460.com/images/SPSFX-3.jpg

    Oh, those are lovely....drool. Great photo as well what site are you using to host??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAndy View Post
    Oh, those are lovely....drool. Great photo as well what site are you using to host??
    Thanks! I have a hosting package at a major provider (HostGator) where I host all of posted photos. I'm transferring one of my website's domains to another registrar right now, so that site is currently offline; though, all of my images still show because they're in a folder under another domain.

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    I acquired 2 groups of buildings in October.

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    1. Pikestuff 541-8005 Multi purpose building.
    2. Glue to assemble the buildings with. Had this for a # of years.
    3. Model Power 1574 Army munitions depot.
    4. Heljan/Con-Cor Print shop/newspaper office.
    I like the glue because of the needle applicator.

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    1. Small house with carport & missing door/windows.
    2. Atlas 2847 Barb's Bungalow.
    3. Armco Guardhouse #335, not a kit, but used.
    4. House.
    5. Blair Line Shotgun house.
    6. Storage Facility.

    The above are all used except for the glue.

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    Finally found the photos from that day!
    I also added a couple of the N scale version running on our FreeMo-N layout that we setup last weekend at the Roseville, CA train show.
    That's a good idea about adding an N scale figure in the cab, I'll see about getting that done somehow.

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    Two questions, Shastarails. Will you post the pic of the original lok with your son in the window? Are you going to place a Boy Scout figure in the window?

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    Edit -- time warp - moved to November...
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