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    Just ordered the following Model Tech Details:

    1 X Cabinets with Positionable Doors
    2 X Industry Work Shelving and Benches
    1 X Parts Bin
    1 X 5 Set Fire Extinguishers

    Pictures when they arrive ... maybe
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwizard88 View Post
    Is it a decoder issue or build quality?
    Build - gears. There's a thread in the Diesel sub-forum...
    Radon Gulch & Tortilla Flats Railway - the 'Good Gas' line! - a minor division of the Santa Fe Southern Railway Co. "Dust, gas and a lot of rocky stuff...

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    Resubscribed to MR for two years and renewed my NMRA membership for a year. So that pretty much shot my wad for the month!

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    Took a chance on this lot -- "As Is condition", "Heavy run time", "some may need restoring to get to running condition" << all scary language...

    However, from what I can see they look to be in decent shape and I do not mind crazy gluing or even replacing a stirrup or ladder here or there... Also I am recently salvaging some MTL trucks and couplers from some sets so have enough to outfit the cars w/o trucks...

    Anyway, for $50 for 14-15 units though I could not pass up (usually a pair of Ortner rapid discharge hoppers would cost that much)...

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    Managed to pick up this beautiful Tomix Shinkansen for a relative bargain. Something I thought was really cool is it has 2 powered coaches, the headlamps have both White and Red depending on direction, and (I think) the coolest feature is the coupling system; it's Peg A in Hole B style but it has stiff wires in both sides like a Bachmann drawbar so effectively this thing has 60-wheel pickup! Each powered car has 1 wheel per truck with a traction tire.


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    Ok did not bother to post the Micro Machines lot with several trains and lots of track I bought cheap since it was just a toy for the kids. However, turns out to be the best money ever spent... We are struggling to potty train our 3-year old (he is very stubborn). Anyway, was planning to give these sets to him later but instead offered it as a bribe (bad parent) -- for every #1 on the potty he gets a freight car, for every #2 on the potty a locomotive... He now has a steam engine, stock car, ore car, flat car, and caboose... I am gonna run out of little trains but hopefully the habit will have formed...

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    Actually one of those is a sound car (really terrible but less common)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    Anyway, was planning to give these sets to him later but instead offered it as a bribe (bad parent) -- for every #1 on the potty he gets a freight car, for every #2 on the potty a locomotive...
    Hey, @Mac, you think you might talk to my wife about this idea, because I really need some more rolling stock!

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    @Mac - score! Great buy!
    Radon Gulch & Tortilla Flats Railway - the 'Good Gas' line! - a minor division of the Santa Fe Southern Railway Co. "Dust, gas and a lot of rocky stuff...

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    One other very good buy recently (and my wife tells me I am already over my annual budget for the year so better start selling stuff)... Got this all for $140 shipped... I may sell the Kato PRR A-B-A set to recoup some of the cost (they are in great shape but they are the old style -- heavier / better pulling power but more difficult to convert to DCC)... Little bonus was a pair of Caboose Throws that I have always wanted to try out...

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    In addition to diversifying my rolling stock collection (all MTLs) I have been wanting to get my hands on a Kato GP38-2... The GP38-2 is a 2nd run Kato unit from 1988 or so (with the dual flywheels mounted to brass gears). It runs quite nicely at moderate noise level but I need to take the top board and weight off to better oil the drive shaft... EDIT: opened it up and got it lubricated better -- nicely running and relatively quiet...

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    Ah also a bonus Con-Cor SD40-2 that needs to be assembled... come to think of it I did not even test the motors for that unit...
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    Aside for some lumber and hardware for an extension to my layout, I tried to keep costs low this month. So far, just this bunch. A boxcar and a gondola, three packs of micro brushes, some small fencing and weathering powders.
    Cheers.
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    Attempting to apply the K.I.S.S. principle to Model Railroading.

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    The stuff I need to automate a less-than-reliable spring switch on my dumper's kickback track arrived.
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    A brand new HVAC system for the house! Our's died Monday, and it's been a living H*LL for the last 5 days, between the heat & humidity! But, we survived!!! They got it in this morning.

    BTW - I asked the wife if she'd like to spend a few days in a hotel, till they could get the system replaced? She said, no. (I'm telling you, this woman can squeeze a penny so hard, it'll make Lincoln cry...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tred View Post
    She said, no.
    She'll remind you later when she wants something bright and shiny. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    She'll remind you later when she wants something bright and shiny. ...
    What else could she want? I bought her a NEW Toyota Camry LE last July. LOL It's bright and shinny.
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    Shoot -- get me off Ebay!!!!

    Looks like I just won a lot of NGI "Golden Brass Series" Hi-Level Passenger cars (at least that I what it looks like they are)...
    http://www.spookshow.net/passenger/ngidoubledeck.html / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hi-Level

    Nice looking details on these (not counting the bottom) and seem like a great deal for under $4 per car shipped.

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    Started working on collecting Kato N scale items:


    The coalporters were a deal where I put in a bid as a "Ah, what the hell" sorta thing, went to work, to found out I won them. I got them last week, they have Kadee couplers, but I may switch them back to Kato couplers as the SD80MAC pictured doesn't seem to like them and they derail frequently. I have a set of coalporters I can swap these out with. The SD80MAC I bought today at an LHS I haven't been to in 4 years. They have other items of interest to me so I don't think it will be another four years before I go back.

    Also have an online order coming, but I'll post that when it gets here.
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    The little woman and one daughter gave me some ebay cards so I bought a Digitrax sound decoder and added some for a reefer with sound for a freind. Now I need to decide what to put the decoder in. The Dash9 or SD45?
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