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    a little test track is born

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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.
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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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    As previously promised (threatened?), my online order came today. Wasn't expecting it to be here so soon..that's always nice.


    Just need one more MP36(?) to complete the VRE "set"... unless the starter set(the one with track and a power pack) has another engine and some cars with different road numbers I don't know about.

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    Decoder for my MTL crud, pictured here in the yard whilst a general freight sails by on the main.

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