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    Had to take the daughter out for driving lessons... so we visited a local hobby shop. I wanted to get a Soo Line SD 40-2 from Intermountain but missed the offerings so I had to pay a little bit more. Got a CP Coil car as well.

    Picked up a set of Ratio Concrete walls and gates at the Southlands Train show.

    Tried to pay the Moose Tax but files won't upload.
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    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    SOUTHERN PASSENGER CARS!


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    This arrived yesterday. I bought it in September, but seeing as it arrived today, I'm classing it as an October purchase.

    It's a 1963 print, and cost me 2.50



    Should be fun!

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    I'm buying pretty much everything for the new layout, track, road bed, turnout motors, wire, toggle switches, as said, pretty much everything from scratch.
    Cheers Tony

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    I just ordered a Digitrax AR1 auto reverser, so I can get the wiring finished on my Wye and sort out the staging yard for my layout, which will feed off of one leg of the wye.

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    In addition to finally ordering all the Kato Unitrack pieces for my second double-mainline passenger loop so that I can finally start my mountain-building (with my new stock of Woodland Scenics' Shaper Sheet!), I also couldn't resist getting this lone Fox Valley Models' GP60B in BNSF Heritage I colors, my first 'B' unit acquisition ever (seller's photo). This should look pretty neat lashed up to my two FVM BNSF GP60s:



    I have over a dozen of Fox Valley Models' gorgeous GP60s since I think they're the best-detailed four-axle locos in N-scale. In 2018, I'll fill-out my six-axle livery with InterMountain SD40T-2s in Southern Pacific bloody-nose paint schemes (which I think are among the best-looking six-axle locos in N-scale!).

    Also ordered this IMEX trailer and a few more IMEX suburban houses. This one's a lot cheaper than Woodland Scenics' at only $8.99:

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    Grabbed a few more things off eBay last night.

    1x tub Bullfrog Snot

    1x Combo-Wombo Atlas N Turntable and Atlas Turntable Drive Motor

    1x Spectrum USRA Long tender

    Probably gonna drop the hammer on some goodies straight from Atlas, too. Some coupler bits for my Shay(I lost a screw back when I decoderized it and then ended up mounting the coupler itself to my LL 0-8-0) and an undec caboose more my style(They have them for 13.95!). Might toss a couple more things in that order, too, but the problem is there isn't much else on Atlas' site that's priced right and isn't another %*^()ing freightcar
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    The downside to having more freight cars than you'll ever need! :P

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    Ordered last week a Model Power Mikado 2-8-2 with Vanderbilt Oil Tender and sound. Hope the sound is OK. Plan to rename it to Chicago & Alton. Current Chicago to St. Louis Amtrak still uses the C&A route.

    Another thing ordered was Downtown Deco Morticians shop which will be placed near the cemetery in the village. Does Morticia Addams come with it? Should get both items on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielb View Post
    The downside to having more freight cars than you'll ever need! :P
    I'd probably buy a few of them if I had rails to put them on...undec boxcars go for about 14 bucks BNIB, most undecs are similar in price...alas, I'm already storing more of my rolling stock in a toolbox than on trackage as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennyC6 View Post
    I'd probably buy a few of them if I had rails to put them on...undec boxcars go for about 14 bucks BNIB, most undecs are similar in price...alas, I'm already storing more of my rolling stock in a toolbox than on trackage as it is.
    Oh I know, at last count I have about 300 freight cars for a 5'x3' layout!

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    Dan,

    Strewth mate, I don't have 10% of that amount of freight cars for 180' of track! Better start buying me thinks
    Cheers Tony

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    Default UP #2010 GE ES44AC- Boy Scouts of America - 100 Years of Scouting

    This month I received a project a long time in the making and I'm very excited to have it in hand.
    It's a Fox Valley Models GE ES44AC pieced together from different shells to get the proper headlight location and 4 window cab.
    It was a custom job a friend did for me. This locomotive has special significance because both my sons are Boy Scouts currently. They started as Cub Scouts in 1st grade and are on the path to Eagle Scout.
    A few years ago, my older son and I were railfanning one Saturday morning and what happened to be the lead locomotive? You guessed it, UP #2010! The train stopped in a siding in perfect light so I had my son stand so I could get him and the locomotive in a photo. As I did that, the engineer opened the window and asked if he wanted to come in the cab. He climbed aboard and I took a photo of him in the window. I'm grateful to that engineer for taking the time to give us a great memory. And now our family has the N scale version to further enjoy the mix of scouts and railfanning.
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    That is a particularly nice job and is a credit to the friend who did it for you. I really like the GEVO ES4400AC and have two of them from Kato. Plan on getting another 4 at this point. Would be interested to know what you think of the Fox Valley version though as the Kato's with DCC and Sound are hard to come by off the shelf.
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    @shastarails - That is one fine looking loco, and a wonderful story behind it. Congrats!
    N-joy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shastarails View Post
    This month I received a project a long time in the making and I'm very excited to have it in hand. It's a Fox Valley Models GE ES44AC pieced together from different shells to get the proper headlight location and 4 window cab. It was a custom job a friend did for me. This locomotive has special significance because both my sons are Boy Scouts currently. They started as Cub Scouts in 1st grade and are on the path to Eagle Scout. A few years ago, my older son and I were railfanning one Saturday morning and what happened to be the lead locomotive? You guessed it, UP #2010! The train stopped in a siding in perfect light so I had my son stand so I could get him and the locomotive in a photo. As I did that, the engineer opened the window and asked if he wanted to come in the cab. He climbed aboard and I took a photo of him in the window. I'm grateful to that engineer for taking the time to give us a great memory. And now our family has the N scale version to further enjoy the mix of scouts and railfanning.
    As an Eagle Scout, I always love seeing kids getting into / sticking with scouting... and now there may be girls in the Boy Scouts from what I have heard so the fall-off rate in teenage years might be lower.

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    Two questions, Shastarails. Will you post the pic of the original lok with your son in the window? Are you going to place a Boy Scout figure in the window?

    Enjoyed your story and photo.
    Cheers!
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    Found one of these on eBay, with load, for a reasonable price.

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