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    An a few more...


    A pair of SD-35's
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    And for nostalgia a Postage Stamp F3 that I bought new in 69-70.
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    I also have a lot of first genertion diesels I couldn't part with as I regressed back to the steam age. Most of them have good memories so I couldn't part with them. The C&NW E7 is waiting for a paint job to something a little more "local".
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    Quote Originally Posted by absnut View Post
    I also have a lot of first genertion diesels I couldn't part with as I regressed back to the steam age. Most of them have good memories so I couldn't part with them. The C&NW E7 is waiting for a paint job to something a little more "local".
    YES!!! I see a Pennsy unit made it pretty far north! Beware, PRR motive power has a sneaky way of multiplying.

    I hope one of these days Walthers will re-release the BL-2. That was a popular model and I wouldn't mind running a B&M version.

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    Yeah, ya gotta have a BL2 if you're going to run B&M commuter service! I bought the GG-1 because I just "had to have it" but it usually takes up shelf space as I rarely use it..... it's difficult to convince people for lack of overhead, I installed (and cleverly hid) outside third rail.
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    The postage stamp engine is a minitrix F9A, surely the most popular n scale engine of all time. All number 510. I have about a dozen of them, and twice that many shells. They are still respectable engines, in my opinion.

    the SF one was my first ever N scale , c.1968, and it still runs fine.
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    Here I go showing my ignorance, but why are they called postage stamp?

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    This thread might shed some light;
    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...tage-Stamp-Set

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    Thanks Aussie. The city of St. Barbara on the layout is based on Pottsville, PA. They are the home of Yuengling Beer (I'm having one right now!). St. Barbara is the home of Dingaling Beer.
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    So, is any silver and red loco of that style referred to as postage stamp? Or just those particular ones that were produced and marketed as such? Very interesting! Thanks!

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    Ron,
    That was a brand name. Aurora Postage Stamp Series. Probably named that because of the small size of N scale. They also sold building, bridges, cars, and other accessories under that Postage Stamp name.
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    Fascinating thread, guys. Since my major interest is unusual and cool engines, I wish I had something to contribute. But all I've got (so far ) is my Brunswick GG1 and my 500 Shinkansen.

    I'm currently looking for a Graham Farish LMS Jubilee 'Trafalgar' (crimson), but they're exceptionally scarce, at least on the internet. If anyone has a contact in England that could look for one, I'd like to know
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    I think I recognize one of your F units. I believe it is an F3 not an F7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russtrnmn View Post
    Jazz,
    I think I recognize one of your F units. I believe it is an F3 not an F7.
    Rats!! I do have trouble with the F units!
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    JadeMatrix, here's a shop that says they have it in stock. 82.95GBP, which would be about 129.92USD. They ship worldwide, but didn't list the shipping cost to the U.S.
    http://quantrum.co.uk/redbankmodels/...ar-p-2378.html
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    Thanks Jimmi - That's a great website! They even have the "War-Baby" I've been hunting down :

    http://quantrum.co.uk/redbankmodels/...ass-p-807.html

    JadeMatrix - I'm sure you probably check it regularly, but just in case you don't, check here from time to time (especially the international sellers section):

    http://toys.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nk....c0.m270.l1313

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmi View Post
    JadeMatrix, here's a shop that says they have it in stock. 82.95GBP, which would be about 129.92USD. They ship worldwide, but didn't list the shipping cost to the U.S.
    http://quantrum.co.uk/redbankmodels/...ar-p-2378.html
    Well, based on experience I'll send them an email just to make sure. Out of three other places I've already tried, one had it erroneously marked as in stock, one never answered my email, and another never answered my emails and quietly removed it from the 'in stock' listing.
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    JadeMatrix - I'm sure you probably check it regularly, but just in case you don't, check here from time to time (especially the international sellers section):

    http://toys.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nk....c0.m270.l1313
    Yeah, I have an RSS feed set up to monitor 'LMS Jubilee' auctions of any kind on ebay. Mostly postcards, and when an engine comes up, it's either an (older) Peco N Jubilee or a Graham Farish or Mainline in OO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REM37411 View Post
    So, is any silver and red loco of that style referred to as postage stamp? Or just those particular ones that were produced and marketed as such? Very interesting! Thanks!
    what? no. look, we'll start from over the beginning.

    Minitrix was a german model builder. they built these F9A models and lots of others by the thousands 1967-1987 or so.
    Aurora was an American toy company that packaged and sold minitrix (and other brands of trains) in the 60s, pioneering N scale in "postage stamp" themed boxed sets. Aurora also sold alot of other toys and hobbies including some 1/72 scale tank model kits i really dug.

    the Sanfa Fe railroad made the F units famous from 1939 onward with their red and silver war-bonnet paintsheme on matched A-B-B-A sets at the front of their famous passenger trains.

    The SF scheme was one of about a dozen Minitrix provided on their model, along with PRR, PC, B&O, etc.

    lots of other model makers have since done F units. ConCor had an F3 , Bachmann had an F9, still do I guess , etc. all of them do the SF warbonnet scheme, as well as many others.

    hope this is helpful

    read about n gauge model locomotives here :http://www.visi.com/~spookshow/locos.html

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    Exactly Eliphaz!
    I have/had two sets of them, the F9 and I believe a 0-6-0 that I dearly loved. I use a number of the box cars today.. I probably have 6 or 8 houses, a factory, an engine house plus several other buildings stored away.
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    Thank you Eliphaz, I understand now! Very cool subject!

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    Hey Jimmi, I'm sure you know that the brewery is still serviced by the RBMN! Their beer is my favorite too! I love the Dingaling take-off of the real thing!
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