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    Okay, October. Frost on the pumpkin, etc.

    Challengers are here - 3985 oil burner ordered! Hopefully a better runner than my 4014. Also, got my @Metrolink Athearn Bombardier set and F59PHI w/sound, but forgot to order the cab car. Fixed that. And, yes, I was "that guy" who bid way, waaaay too much on the bay for the NM Rail Runner coach set, but it was a 'gotta have'. CSX Safety Train GE ES44AC plus decoder, and a couple of used Kodachrome SP units. Anybody interested in a lightly used Kato turntable with 2 roundhouses and a bunch of lead tracks? Need to pay for my other excesses. Or trade for something fun. PM me.

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    @drbnc

    Hmmm, if yer able to bid sooo much for the coach set, may Moose interest you in some lovely wee locomotives? Just head on over to the For Sale section and peruse the steam (and disease'els) on offer by Moose ... ... ... And Moose suppose you should check Absnuts locomotives too...

    P.S. Don't forget to post photos when the Challenger arrives.
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    Did and did. But I need more Kodachromes! Must be my fascination of living in the (my) past.

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    Wood. Oh and maybe some brackets.

    Even if the only thing I build is a staging yard then so be it. I need, ok want, to get my locos and rolling stock out of storage meant for transport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhn_plsn View Post
    Wood.
    Yes. This. Always buying more wood! This month I'll also be investing in some big ol' sheets of green/pink foam for terraforming my new modules.

    But there's always joy in buying things, especially when they come in the mail! 2 new locos just showed up at my door, a Kato SD40-2 in Maersk scheme, and a FVM fantasy GEVO in Seaboard swag. Gotta hand it to the manufacturers, these are some incredibly detailed and beautiful little beasts. I couldn't be happier with them!

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    "ordered" $85 worth of trees and scenery materials from Steve's hobby shop will get serious with scenery this winter.

    PS: someone NEEDS to buy Moose steamers before there's a stampede (or I bankrupt the V&A and buy them myselves)

    or i could sell some diesels... :yikes:

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    @zosimas

    Those steam locomotives are calling your name...

    Zos, come buy us. Zos, we need a place to run, Zos, where are you? Zos, save us from eternal storage. Zos, we're DC in a DCC world. Zos, if you don't save us, no one will. Zos, heeelp!

    Moose just say'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by drbnc View Post
    Also, got my @Metrolink Athearn Bombardier set and F59PHI w/sound . . .
    Awesome @drbnc! I waited over a year for Athearn to re-release their Metrolink bombardiers, and luckily, grabbed a few sets when MTS re-stocked. I also have two InterMountain SD40T-2 Kodachrome SP units and one Kodachrome SD45 Kato unit. Love 'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    @zosimas

    Those steam locomotives are calling your name...

    Zos, come buy us. Zos, we need a place to run, Zos, where are you? Zos, save us from eternal storage. Zos, we're DC in a DCC world. Zos, if you don't save us, no one will. Zos, heeelp!

    Moose just say'...
    well, like I said before, if they're still around by Thanksgiving maybe there will be a future for them on the V&A, but right now I'm a little behind on more important stuff (yes, I do sometimes have my priorities backward )

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    Trio of FVM GN hoppers arrived today.

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    Nice looking units, see-through walkways, etc. Gate detail on the bottom is a bit lacking but I don't see that as a show-stopper - I don't get under the cars that often.

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    The GN unit has separate logo panels... haven't looked closely at other hoppers to see if they also have this, but I'd imagine it's a road-specific detail. My scale shows they weigh slightly over NMRA RP for this length of car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samusi01 View Post
    Trio of FVM GN hoppers arrived today.
    So when did Fox Valley start making covered hoppers?
    Love that scheme.
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    Matt announced them back in August, I think. Not sure if this is a ground-up new FVM design or if it's something from the Red Caboose line.

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    Ah, that explains its.
    They are probably updated Red Caboose cars?
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    They were selling those hoppers for $5/each or 12 for $50 at Altoona. No box and no tucks. Only Erie Lackawana but different road numbers (not sure how many distinct numbers). Great for making them into runner if you have spare trucks lying around. They also had undecorated ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    They were selling those hoppers for $5/each or 12 for $50 at Altoona. No box and no tucks. Only Erie Lackawana but different road numbers (not sure how many distinct numbers). Great for making them into runner if you have spare trucks lying around. They also had undecorated ones.
    They are at Timonium this weekend. Still have plenty of them in plastic baggies.

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    Just threw about 2 C-notes at my railway! On lots of small items, rather than one big one.

    * one 86' Auto parts box car off eBay, for about $20 shipped

    * One DDF40AX 'what-if' cowl unit shell for my DD40
    For the above, as part of my MTS order, I also got:
    * BLMA 18" drop grab irons
    * BLMA modern loco rear view mirrors
    * BLMA 48" 'q' fan grill(x2)
    * Kato SDP40F air horn

    * One big-arsed Caterpillar dozer for either flatcar load or a construction site/farm site dio.

    * One compact fusion reactor prototype for either flatcar load or kitbashed into some nuclear powered steamer shenanigans

    I also picked up as part of my MTS order, aside from the detail parts:

    * Testors Mighty Mini airbrush set

    * Testors blue acrylic airbrush paint

    * Testors dried acrylic paint cleaner

    * WS med-green static grass

    * WS snow shaker
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    Sorry for duplicate thread -- moving my comment over here...

    Anyway, I bought an Atlas RS-11 for $8.83 (quite an old model with poor pictures on Ebay). Turned out that it was basically NIB -- motor and everything look new and it ran smooth and quiet right out of the box (although it was over-oiled so needed a bunch of cleaning). I had a chance to look carefully at it and realized how great these old Atlas units are (my only prior RS-11 was a NYC unit that had peeling yellow paint on railings which distracted me from quality).


    I happened to have a new Arnold U25C on my bench which has been heralded as "These models sport some of the finest paint and detailing ever rendered on an N scale diesel - thin window glazing with scale gaskets and wipers, numerous see-through and etched parts, scale MU cables and cut levers, and just about the skinniest handrails I've ever seen." (http://www.spookshow.net/loco/arnoldu25c.html).

    Wanted to share a comparison photo for all those that are ageist when it comes to locos... the details on the 30 year old RS-11 are pretty impressive (and railings are every bit as fine as on the Arnold unit).

    EDIT:
    So finally took the caliper to the railings on my locos -- new Arnold Locos (U25C and SW1) = .3mm (28 gauge wire) / Older Atlas RS-11 Loco = .4mm (26 gauge wire)

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    Well, this little gem came in the mail last week. It is a Fleischmann BR 101 e-Lok, DCC with sound. Runs & sounds great. The BR 101 is generally used for Inter City and Regiobahn passenger service, with a maximum speed of 220 kh (136 mph), so not really a high speed train like the ICE family (Inter City Express).


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    a bunch of nice big blue SD40-2s!
    Bla!

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    Got this nice little mixed lot for $10 shipped -- lots of odd ball items but will definitely extract $10 worth of value from it -- will probably try to sell the Ho Motors.

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