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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    From "across the pond," a Class 37 dis-dis-disease'el. A whaaaaaat?!
    Hattons? Sheffields? Who would sell a diseasel to ya?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drbnc View Post
    Hattons? Sheffields? Who would sell a diseasel to ya?
    Hattons ... They're supposed to send Moose a class 8F, y'know, a proper steam locomotive. But nooo, they send dirty smelly disease'el. The nerve!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Hattons ... They're supposed to send Moose a class 8F, y'know, a proper steam locomotive. But nooo, they send dirty smelly disease'el. The nerve
    Hmmm, Festus, the MT&P is takin' in a lot of that there furrin' railroad equipment -- funny lookin' steam, diesels with two fronts, strange accents -- t'ain't natural, I tell ya!

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    Spent a bit of my tax refund.
    First was at the local "Joann's" and one item from "Lowe's". The first three pretty cheap especially with a 20% off coupon. A pack of short brushes for applying weathering, a silver marker, and a nice set of putty knives. The "DryDex" was from "Lowe's" to experiment with for scenery for working on a small area. It works great but is expensive at $3.50 a tube. I like it for applying to a small area without having to mix up a batch of sculpta-mold or plaster.
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    Second online from M.B. Klein. The Model Power kit will donate parts to two different kitbashes that are in the future. The DPM kit is parts for a kitbash I am working on now. The M/T brake wheels are because I found a gondola missing one. Now I have extras if I lose any more. ME warehouse door for the same kitbash as the DPM kit.
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    Finally we have some Shapeways products and a book from Abe's Books. Two of the three Shapeways items are through RailNScale. Two different size dumpsters. They look great to me and can't wait to get them washed up and painted. The third item are more warehouse loading doors. The book was recommended in a video I watched on operations. I am hoping it will give me a better understanding of where my railroad is within the nation's rail network.
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    That SHOULD be it for this month. Good news/bad news is that the local online hobby shop that specialized in N scale closed up. The temptation to go over and pick a few things up, to say nothing of impulse buys while I was there is gone but so is the convenience. I can still get Woodland Scenics scenery supplies and paints from a couple local hobby shops but anything N-Scale has to be online or entail a 2.5 hour drive each way. As far as online shopping, shipping prices are really factoring in these days. A good price on a kit from dealer far away has to be compared to prices to closer dealers factoring in the higher shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Hmmm, Festus, the MT&P is takin' in a lot of that there furrin' railroad equipment -- funny lookin' steam, diesels with two fronts, strange accents -- t'ain't natural, I tell ya!
    Ahh, yu reckin' yu can say that again in English?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Hattons ... They're supposed to send Moose a class 8F, y'know, a proper steam locomotive. But nooo, they send dirty smelly disease'el.
    Is that class 37 fitted with sound? Those growlers really have a cool and distinct engine sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    Is that class 37 fitted with sound? Those growlers really have a cool and distinct engine sound.
    Moose wish! But no, couldn't find a sound decoder for it. Same thing regarding RS-1. Moose sad...
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    Received my Japanese freight trains from Japan. Some interesting tankers in here -- I assume that you are supposed to be able to walk from car to car on those roof walks on the front tankers (guess you need tighter coupling than Rapidos can give you or those little n-scale figures would have to be really effective jumpers).

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    Just purchased some 1 inch foam from Walmart. It was on the end of the aisle 2 rows from the catfood I was supposed to be buying. I'm going to cut it up and use it to keep my rolling stock from rolling in the box.
    Just got confirmation that my order from RSLaserKits was shipped. Brick and stone sheets this week and next paycheck I will get the roofing material for my planned scratchbuild.
    Any ideas on how to model large stone slabs? We are talking 20'x10'x5'. I'm thinking a real dense foam or maybe some balsa wood blocks with fine sand painted on.
    I shouldn't be spending anything since I just put $3600 on my credit card for pothole damage to the van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose wish! But no, couldn't find a sound decoder for it.
    Cheer up. Here's a few leads for you:

    - Coastal DCC - sound projects for ESU and Zimo decoders for various class 37s. Don't know the difference between 37/0, 37/4 and 37/9, though. Maybe some of the Brits here can help.
    - Hornby TTS decoder. Don't know the brand of your 37, but maybe.

    - ESU has the sound file for the 6 cyl Alco 539T of the RS-1 to be used with the LokSound v4 range of decoders. You'll need an ESU LokProgrammer to load the file, but maybe your friendly LHS can help you there. I have a LokProgrammer if all else should fail.
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    Have ordered the following this afternoon ... just couldn't resist it



    One of these to go with it:



    And, a new pair of Xuron Track Cutters ... no picture, sorry Moose
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    @SteamPower4ever

    Ack! Moose totally missed that, and of course Moose still trying to comprehend ESU's decoders & files ... Is it possible to download those Class 37 & RS-1 files into the ESU Select Micros using the LokProgrammer? If so, hmm, would it be possible to install a ESU Select Micro into the wee n scale Class 37 and the RS-1 without professional frame milling?

    Ohhh, you soooooo have Moose's hopes up!

    Oh, and Moose seems to recall that @Paul Schmidt offered to help with his LokProgrammer, sooo (insert big Moose smile here!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Is it possible to download those Class 37 & RS-1 files into the ESU Select Micros using the LokProgrammer?
    RS-1 yes, class 37 no(-ish).

    You need the actual sound file(s) to add to a ESU sound project for the LokProgrammer. Not saying it can't be made from scratch, but ESU doesn't have a class 37 project ready.
    Coastal DCC is probably your best bet here. I've seen incredible things done with an ESU decoder, but you need to know how to build a project.

    The RS-1 should be good to go, however. Just install the ESU decoder in the loco and upload the project to it with the LokProgrammer.
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    Picked up a Model Power, Mogul 2-6-0 with DCC & Sound. I think this will make a nice addition to the layout.




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    JohnE,

    Don't mean to rain on your parade but I bought one of those for my wife's layout and it only lasted 20 minutes before the decoder shorted or burnt out. I may have just been unlucky but hope yours works better than mine did. I replaced mine with a Bachmann 2-6-0 and haven't had any problems with it so far.

    Sorry mate
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    No worries Tony... thanks for passing on the info. I've been so fortunate with no issues with my purchases so far. So if this one goes ker-phlooey, I'll chalk it up to experience, find a fix and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Don't mean to rain on your parade but I bought one of those for my wife's layout and it only lasted 20 minutes before the decoder shorted or burnt out.
    Hmmm, doesn't it come with a lifetime warranty -- even if lifetime is less than that of your typical dragonfly?

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    Yep your right about the warranty I think. I just sent it back to Klein's and they sent me the Bachmann which, coincidentally, was cheaper. I tend to steer clear of Bachmann and the, shall I say, cheaper brands but it seems they are the only ones who still make small steamers so the options are pretty limited. I wish Kato or one of the up market manufacturers would come out with some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Oh, and Moose seems to recall that @Paul Schmidt offered to help with his LokProgrammer, sooo (insert big Moose smile here!)
    Just PM'd your Moose-ness!

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    Just ordered some "dirt" from AR&M and a Super Trees starter kit in the best scale ever.
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