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    Default What are you buying this month? (May 2018)

    Hey all, you know what to do!



    As for myself, I've just ordered this:


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    It's just so pretty.

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    Its not N scale but a train is a train regardless of size!
    Been saving up for an MTH O scale BL2. Gonna be picking it up Saturday or Sunday! Super excited!
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    Back when I was a kid and just a couple years in N scale, I had the opportunity to drive with a friend from Denver to Sacramento to attend the 2nd N Scale Collector Convention. Since I was a kid, I couldn't afford the special run car being offered. I remember hoping to win the custom wood carrying case but it wasn't my day. So fast forward to modern times, I have called Sacramento my home for a couple decades and am a member of the Sacramento Free-moN club. In 2014 I coordinated the Freemo-N layout at the 23rd N Scale Collector show...which returned to Sacramento after 21 years! I received a special run convention car for this show but this week, I ran across a listing for one of the original special run cars from the 1994 show and had to snag it. Here's the new addition that I'm really excited to finally own!
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    Won a lot from Stout Auctions... First live auction I have won (I put in a bid on Ebay)...

    Uncertainty = high!

    Not sure what to do (apparently they will send me an invoice and do not take paypal -- hope shipping is not killer, I anticipated fees)... Pictures will follow...

    EDIT: They sent me an invoice. $17 shipping is a bit higher than even TrainZ but still a decent overall deal if the 3 locos I won turn out to run / be in good shape.
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    I won a large lot on ebay and one item it came with it seems unusual (at least I cannot find anything about it online other than a single Ebay sale).

    Anyone know about these covered hoppers that were made by InterMountain exclusively for Brooklyn Locomotive Works?

    Did get directed to this page although it does not tell me much -- http://www.blwnscale.com/blw-4750-placard-hoppers.htm

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    Are the walkways etched (but painted) metal? Also the couplers are non-operable a la Red Caboose Unimate, now Fox Valley? I got 4 of these at Amherst but Santa Fe. I think they are the same as yours. On two of mine, the wheels don't roll very well. Craftsmanship wise they are a step below today's rolling stock.

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    I ordered up the 300 sanding stick bucket from Micro Mark as well as a nibbler. My old sanding sticks were wearing out and I have my new Schnabel Car kit sitting on the workbench ready to go.
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    Bought a new camera Sony Alpha 68 ILCA and ordered a Sony 35mm Macro lens today, so I'm hoping my next photo's will be even better.

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    I had the lens sent to my work , it arrived shortly after I had left for the hospital ( nothing serious, my right ear has moist behind my eardrum ) so I still used the Fuji for the pics in this thread and the PPP Station thread.

    What I did have sent to my house was a haul of CMW vehicles , they were on sale at All American Trains in Kaarst Germany , can't have too many vehicles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    Anyone know about these covered hoppers that were made by InterMountain exclusively for Brooklyn Locomotive Works?
    Well, I can tell you -- and this is according to the description on the label -- that they are painted yellow with black lettering.

    Hey, at least IM was doing colorblind people a favor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Are the walkways etched (but painted) metal? Also the couplers are non-operable a la Red Caboose Unimate, now Fox Valley? I got 4 of these at Amherst but Santa Fe. I think they are the same as yours. On two of mine, the wheels don't roll very well. Craftsmanship wise they are a step below today's rolling stock
    Yep -- looks like that, painted metal etched walkways & static knuckles. Have not tried rolling them since I have not disturbed the factory air...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Well, I can tell you -- and this is according to the description on the label -- that they are painted yellow with black lettering. Hey, at least IM was doing colorblind people a favor!
    I can also say that I peeked behind the instructions and they are in English on both sides despite the prototype being in French on one side -- http://tracksidetreasure.blogspot.co...d-hoppers.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    I can also say that I peeked behind the instructions and they are in English on both sides despite the prototype being in French on one side -- http://tracksidetreasure.blogspot.co...d-hoppers.html
    Hey, that's just not right. Part of the appeal of these cars, like their Canadian cylindrical hopper cousins, is the bilingual lettering.

    Wonder if IM ever figured out they'd made a boo-boo.

    Wonder if there are three others out there in French only?
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    Micro Trains metal wheel sets. Lots of fiddly work ahead. Meanwhile, even more H0n3 rolling stock and locomotives, plus some HO structure kits. Any scale, any gauge! Pics if you want them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drbnc View Post
    Micro Trains metal wheel sets. Lots of fiddly work ahead. Meanwhile, even more H0n3 rolling stock and locomotives, plus some HO structure kits. Any scale, any gauge! Pics if you want them.
    If?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbnc View Post
    Meanwhile, even more H0n3 rolling stock and locomotives
    Moose -- I was disapointed I did not win this loco: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192526408351 (I came in 2nd place). Pretty sure that is this brass shay: https://www.brasstrains.com/classic/...B-Logging-Shay (I do not have any HOn3 but figured it would make a nice desk decoration once it was stripped and repaired -- and maybe good for occasional running).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    Moose -- I was disapointed I did not win this loco: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192526408351 (I came in 2nd place). Pretty sure that is this brass shay: https://www.brasstrains.com/classic/...B-Logging-Shay (I do not have any HOn3 but figured it would make a nice desk decoration once it was stripped and repaired -- and maybe good for occasional running).
    Ohhh, that would've been sweet. Moose disappointed for you.
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    An update to my purchases for this month.

    Another book:



    And five O scale coal cars; one Pola and four Weaver kit builds.







    The Union Pacific car will be a scratchbuilding aid to make a duplicate car to form a pair of Southern prototypes that were permanently lashed together.

    Those should make operations interesting.

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    @Moose2013

    Crappy cell pics incoming! Early images from the Radon Gulch & Tortilla Flats archives.

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