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    The LMS Garratts were all coal fired as LMS was a...

    The LMS Garratts were all coal fired as LMS was a major coal hauler and the Garratts were mostly used on coal trains although they had revolving cylindrical coal bunkers that at first glance look...
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    I'd forgotten all about this thread because my...

    I'd forgotten all about this thread because my two ABBA sets of BLI Santa Fe F3s and F7s are still running perfectly and have bumped my Kato passenger Fs to the 'standby' drawer.
  3. I was hoping this might only be an error on the...

    I was hoping this might only be an error on the artwork that would be caught before production started but my Kodachrome GP39-2 was waiting for me when I arrived back from vaction today and the 'SF'...
  4. Like you I am holding back my verdict on the...

    Like you I am holding back my verdict on the couplers until I give them a good work out at the next club meeting but I'm leaning towards a thumbs down. All four of my cars have couplers that are very...
  5. That's what Japanese N scale modellers do. The...

    That's what Japanese N scale modellers do. The fact that the Japanese rail system is primarily electrified doesn't stop them.
  6. I suppose that's why Con-Cor was able to sell Gas...

    I suppose that's why Con-Cor was able to sell Gas Turbines and U50s in practically every roadname you could think of and Big Boys sell so well even though they only ran over a rather small portion of...
  7. The thing I noticed about Minatur Wunderland when...

    The thing I noticed about Minatur Wunderland when I visited a couple of years ago was that although the European sections of the layout were very prototypical looking, and in some cases accurate...
  8. That is why my British and Japanese modelling...

    That is why my British and Japanese modelling (where the situation is much the same as the UK) leans mainly towards the steam/diesel transition period of the 1960s.
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    I use a brand called Faskolor that I picked up at...

    I use a brand called Faskolor that I picked up at a local hobby shop that caters to the model car crowd.
    http://www.parmapse.com/fas1.html
  10. Thread: A & B units

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    Yes, Santa Fe's FTs were originally ABBA sets but...

    Yes, Santa Fe's FTs were originally ABBA sets but the railroad almost immediately ordered extra B units to make up ABBB sets. Santa Fe by the way ordered its FTs from the start with couplers instead...
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    After a few years Santa Fe's F3s and F7s had been...

    After a few years Santa Fe's F3s and F7s had been shopped so many times and interchangeable parts like radiator fan housings had been swapped around so often it is hard to tell one from the other...
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    I've installed decoders in a few British...

    I've installed decoders in a few British locomotives. They make it easy don't they? Especially when you consider that they are made by Bachmann and you wonder why they can't do the same with their US...
  13. Although I am Australian I model mainly U.S. and...

    Although I am Australian I model mainly U.S. and Japanese with a little bit of British and what ever else take my fancy but I don't have any Australian models, not because of the expense but because...
  14. Thread: Tomix motors

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    Hobby Search has a large listing of Tomix parts....

    Hobby Search has a large listing of Tomix parts.
    http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/590/0/1
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    I have to report I just placed an order for three...

    I have to report I just placed an order for three locomotives and was offered three different USPS shipping rates to Australia to choose from so all is good there again.

    It still took me a while...
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    The other way to look at this is that they had a...

    The other way to look at this is that they had a year to get the new site working before they switched.

    Maybe I'm looking at it from a customer's point of view rather than a internet...
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    Myself and other club members have gotten orders...

    Myself and other club members have gotten orders from Hattons delivered to Australia in 4-5 days at about half the postage charged by the USPS, never more than about the equivalent of $10 airmail....
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    Sounding like a classic case of "if it ain't...

    Sounding like a classic case of "if it ain't broke don't fix it". So the old site was a bit slow at times, no big deal if it takes me a minute or two longer to order my model trains.

    I hadn't...
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    Clearing cache and cookies still doesn't allow me...

    Clearing cache and cookies still doesn't allow me to see new items in stock so I can order them before they sell out, in fact the EMD demonstrator reefer has now moved up to 5th car on the MTL page...
  20. See post #9 of this thread.

    See post #9 of this thread.
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    Deleted (duplicated my previous post).

    Deleted (duplicated my previous post).
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    This is Micro-Trains freight cars sorted by...

    This is Micro-Trains freight cars sorted by 'newest first' as I get it at the moment. ...
  23. This is correct and if you have connected the...

    This is correct and if you have connected the motor to them there is a very good chance you have fried your decoder and the other problems like the light issues could be because of this.

    If you...
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    I'll second that, you used to be able to see...

    I'll second that, you used to be able to see instantly if they had an item in stock as you scrolled through the 'what's new' page.

    The 'what's new' page itself is no longer there anyway, sorting...
  25. It depends, sometimes we pay up to twice as much...

    It depends, sometimes we pay up to twice as much down here.

    But it doesn't matter if you can't get them. They are still out of stock at Klein's but they are still listed so they may get more stock...
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