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    Haven't spotted this yet so I figured I'd start the ball: decoders.

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    Due to issues with My Kato F7, I bought this to resolve the problem:

    Kato F3 with TCS DCC installed:



    The idea is to remove the Western Pacific shell and replace it with my custom painted Shell. That's the theory anyway.
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    Picked up a Maine Central GP38 and decoder, a few box cars and a bag of metal wheels.
    The wheels came from Train Life, super quality and the cost was reasonable.
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    T1. Hopefully.

    Edit: nevermind. Maybe in May...
    Thinking about transitioning from HO to N...

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    I have a UR90 and UP5 on the way to replace a couple UP3 throttle panels that drain loconet and have poor connectors. I also have a charger for my 9volt batteries and two snubbers on the way.
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    Moose had to replace Dremel, and Moose tain't gonna talk about it ... Oh, plus needed a cutter for milling frames ... And while Moose was at it, bought another type of sealer for the layout paint that is hopefully not glossy or satin-finishy...

    1 Dremel 4000 Replacement 20180407_151327.jpg 2 Dremel 9903 Tungsten Carbide Cutter for Milling Frames 20180407_151343.jpg 3 Sealer for Sealing Layout Paint 20180407_151414.jpg
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    19 pieces of Peco C80 , wanted a full box , but had to settle for what the LHS had . This should be close to what i need with the 10 i have on hand already . Trying to use only new track on this revision . Tho i do have a bunch salvaged from the tear down too . I went for the LHS over MB Klein for both my cork and track , spent a bit more , but wanted to show them some love

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    I’m hoping this is the month my Schnabel car kit is ready for me, as well as the BNSF ET44s with sound I have ordered. Otherwise I just need some little parts (weight mostly) for my Jordan Spreader projects.
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    On the 11th, I'll pick up some items from my favorite hobby shop (150 miles away). Got a new Walthers SW1200 and a set of 5 (actually a 3 pack and 2 singles) Atlas Hart ballast hoppers........and whatever else I come across that I can't live without.

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    Placed an order last night on MB Klein for several things I have been drooling over for awhile.

    These are just some pics from their website of the locomotives.

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    I have also ordered several of the Woodland Scenics "Just Plug" products.

    Inspired by NSkale's lighting work, I thought I would give these a try.
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    The first one is pretty!

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    It's a little different.

    Here is a shot of the actual locomotive.

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    I bought MobileOne's GN SD-7. Needing an Atlas SD-7/9 chassis that does not have the annoying habit of a spinning motor but not a spinning drive shaft to one truck in the other. (Unless someone knows of a permanent fix. I'd appreciate the tip. But l have become a bit leery of Atlas QC re: this particular issue over the years.)

    If this doesn't work, I'll buy a newest run SD-7/9. Or maybe a Life-Like unit. I like SD-7/9s too much.

    Nothing to be read into the GN livery -- those big SD-7/9s were more common in iron ore country than they were in the Pacific Northwest. But l have been toying with the idea of a spin-off shortline. ....
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    Icon7 Mostly track and roadbed!

    I'm just getting started on my layout, so I'm mostly buying track and roadbed! Just found this site recently and look forward to catching up.

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    Waiting for the Train Show on Sat. the 14th. Up Grand Rapids MI. area. Need some flex track, more cork, a few Peco turnouts(4 to 6). Then if I spot something I really like I will get it. My wife said I could spend some money since she did not give me a birthday gift.

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    Post human deliver package from SBS4DCC today. Yippee!

    1 Sugar Cube Speaker n Enclosure 20180409_144950.jpg A Sugar Cube speaker ... Ummm, Moose may have ordered the wrong size, this here's tiny!
    2 Accutrack II Speedometer 20180409_145026.jpg A device for proving steam locomotives are faster than disease'els...
    3 4 x DZ126 Decoders 20180409_145051.jpg A number of decoders for what ever strikes Moose's fancy!
    4 DZ126PS Decoder 20180409_145113.jpg An 8-pin decoder for a Life-Like 0-8-0...
    5 2 x TCS CN Decoders 20180409_145129.jpg A pair of TCS CN decoders for an Atlas RS-1 & an Atlas RS-3.

    Yeah, that's right. Disease'els are gettin' decoderized. Gotta make'em earn their keep!
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    So as you may have noticed I am looking for a couple of older free-weight-style Life Like PA units so I can add some V-Line Erie Built shells to them (the V-Line shells + PA unit combo is a compromise since Life Like Erie Builts sell for $150-$200+ for an A-B pair).

    Although I need the older model PA units, when I saw this lot that was billed as a "Life Like Powered PA/PB" pair (implies later generation units) I jumped on it since $35-$40 is a good deal for Life Like PA-PB splitframe locos and these are NYC my preferred line.

    I sometimes make a very quick decision when I see a listing that seems like a good deal (sometimes before I even look at the pictures carefully).

    So this is what I bought, anyone notice anything 'wrong' with the PA/PB units in these pictures:
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    EDIT: I updated description above to highlight that this was "billed" as a Life Like Powered PA/PB Unit... if that helps...
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    Have those trucks been replaced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiagaraRail View Post
    Have those trucks been replaced?
    More substantial than that... updated post above might make this more clear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Post human deliver package from SBS4DCC today. Yippee!

    1 Sugar Cube Speaker n Enclosure 20180409_144950.jpg A Sugar Cube speaker ... Ummm, Moose may have ordered the wrong size, this here's tiny!
    2 Accutrack II Speedometer 20180409_145026.jpg A device for proving steam locomotives are faster than disease'els...
    3 4 x DZ126 Decoders 20180409_145051.jpg A number of decoders for what ever strikes Moose's fancy!
    4 DZ126PS Decoder 20180409_145113.jpg An 8-pin decoder for a Life-Like 0-8-0...
    5 2 x TCS CN Decoders 20180409_145129.jpg A pair of TCS CN decoders for an Atlas RS-1 & an Atlas RS-3.

    Yeah, that's right. Disease'els are gettin' decoderized. Gotta make'em earn their keep! http://www.nscale.net/forums/mysmili...milie_1480.gif
    Great place to buy from and Bryan is a very nice guy err, human. Very knowledgeable and great to talk to.

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