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    Sticky: New Intermountain SD40-2. Unboxing at the shop,...

    New Intermountain SD40-2. Unboxing at the shop, first run.

    https://youtu.be/1EabUpFdA7U
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    Sticky: I'll get one more jab in.......the O scale...

    I'll get one more jab in.......the O scale ditchlights. :) Sorry, had to do it.

    Honestly the Athearn is a much better version in HO. MTH is still a tinplate company at heart and scale dimentions...
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    Sticky: You have to consider that the Kato's came out...

    You have to consider that the Kato's came out about a few years before the MTH model. Kato based their model on what was rolling off the assembly line a year before that. The Kato ACE's are over 4...
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    Sticky: Why is it that the N scale loco blows away the...

    Why is it that the N scale loco blows away the MTH HO loco in almost all details? Not only the underframe detail above the tank but the trucks on the MTH are one dimensional.

    Sorry my angst for...
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    Sticky: It's going to take a decoder no matter what. But...

    It's going to take a decoder no matter what. But at least with the motor gone it makes the install much easier and cheaper becuase you can hide a DZ125 or similar in the motor cavity. Just hook it up...
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    Sticky: Clean it up, get it running nice and sell it. I...

    Clean it up, get it running nice and sell it. I think the going rate for a good running K4 is around $60 right now. Pretty close to what you can pick up a Model Power Pacific for.
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    Sticky: I have to agree. The K4 is not the best starting...

    I have to agree. The K4 is not the best starting point for the N&W kitbash. A Model Power or old Rivarossi Pacific would work much better.
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    Sticky: Any shop that orders from Walthers can get them...

    Any shop that orders from Walthers can get them for you. Walthers carries or can get anything that is on the microscale website. I'm not sure if that is a problem up north or not. If it is, there are...
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    Sticky: My results are completely the opposite. I have...

    My results are completely the opposite. I have two AB sets and they pull like nobody's business. All 4 run well together and are amazingly speed matched for out of the box, no tweaking. They are...
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    Sticky: I think my ER/Bachmann RF16's are some of the...

    I think my ER/Bachmann RF16's are some of the best running loco's I have. They are geared the way a loco is supposed to be and the gear noise adds a character to the loco's that match their heritage....
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    Sticky: Thanks, It was supposed to be a quick weekend...

    Thanks,
    It was supposed to be a quick weekend project of moving the boiler to line it up properly with steam chests, and make a better imitation I-1. A couple of months later it was remotored,...
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    Sticky: Some in progress shots that might help. All the...

    Some in progress shots that might help. All the details were scratch built from styene and brass tubing.

    http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/2211/Tender_Contruction_5.jpg...
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    Sticky: Eric, Time to start hacking..... ...

    Eric,
    Time to start hacking.....

    http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/2211/Paint_on_Scene_5.jpg

    Get those boilers lined up. The H8 or H10 is something I have been wanting to do also...
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    Sticky: Thanks, but I don't see any SP loco... :)... ...

    Thanks, but I don't see any SP loco... :)...

    CEFX 9500....

    http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/1767/CEFXSD45R_39_Finished_Engineer_Nose.jpg

    The real thing....
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    Sticky: New to this forum but these have been done a...

    New to this forum but these have been done a while.....

    Steam:

    http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/1204/S-1_Final_Shots_5.JPG
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