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    Coalporters arrived today:


    The SD80MAC I bought a few weeks ago has no trouble pulling 24 of them around a loop I have set up:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimRacin14 View Post
    The SD80MAC I bought a few weeks ago has no trouble pulling 24 of them around a loop I have set up
    Nice -- Snake chasing its tail

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    SimRacin ...

    Time to "expand" the layout
    Cheers Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    SimRacin ...

    Time to "expand" the layout
    I have the room... track purchases have not kept up with rolling stock/locomotive purchases however.

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    Just received my MT Trucks this morning and have ordered a 60 pack of MT 33" Metal Wheels. Hopefully I will have them sometime this week, fingers crossed.

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    Ordered:
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    Shoot -- paypal is almost depleted but looks like I [finally] picked up a NIB Atlas Shay in what looks to be a very nice lot of Atlas & other locos + MTL freight (too many "really good deals" lately)...

    Good thing Excel was really slow in processing some formulas this morning so I took a moment to check recent listings and this lot had been put up moments before... Hope my luck holds since this is a bit of a grab bag lot with only some of the locos and cars showing (I did really well in my last grab bag lot from same seller so fingers crossed & knock wood)... Pics to come...

    Better find some more stuff to sell...
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    Thanks to the recent thread How do you illuminate your layout? I have just placed an order for a string of programmable LEDs and an Arduino. Just what I needed, another expensive hobby... though, in all fairness, I stand a MUCH better chance of mastering the electronics to light my layout than I do of suddenly becoming a master painter to create my own artistic backdrops, so it probably has a big payoff in terms of layout quality.

    Also had to buy 5 additional passenger cars from an actual store, to fill out gaps in what I bought from several forum members and ebay sellers last month. May make good on my promise to moose for pictures once they come.

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    On the subject of packing materials -- I recently received a lot that was packed with with what seem to be napkins or some other small square synthetic material (although these do seem to be good lint-free cloths I am thinking about cleaning track or wheels with) and another packed with scrubs (you know loose fitting shirts used by hospital staff). I am not sure if these are supposed to be bonuses / gifts from seller or if they are just dirty laundry that was used as packing material...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    On the subject of packing materials -- I recently received a lot that was packed with with what seem to be napkins or some other small square synthetic material (although these do seem to be good lint-free cloths I am thinking about cleaning track or wheels with) and another packed with scrubs (you know loose fitting shirts used by hospital staff). I am not sure if these are supposed to be bonuses / gifts from seller or if they are just dirty laundry that was used as packing material...
    Oh my! Hope there are no dirty under garments included!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Oh my! Hope there are no dirty under garments included!
    That is a thing....
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ome/475580002/
    Note to self - do not search "dirty panties" the first page of google links are definitely not safe for work

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    Ok my mystery lot came in... I have not tested things yet but very nice score in my opinion... $155 shipped for all this...

    Definitely excited to get the Shay, the GE Demonstrator, & Acela unit!!! The Kato GG1 and MDC/Roundhouse Rio Grand 2-8-0 are really nice but I may sell them (too many Arnold GG1s -- but let me run the Kato to see what I think -- and I do not model Rio Grande)... Also happy to get a 70 tonner since I do not have any...

    I will likely sell the KCS Locos, RDC, & State Cars (sadly no rare States in there).

    EDIT: Everything runs... The KCS locos are Masterline and have factory DCC decoders installed.

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    That's a steal at $155. You can get $75-$100 just for the Kato GG-1 alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    That's a steal at $155. You can get $75-$100 just for the Kato GG-1 alone.
    Definitely up there among the best deals I have ever found...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    Ok my mystery lot came in...
    Wow, that is one great haul right there. Congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimRacin14 View Post
    The BNSF Coalporters are an older set (106-4608) and harder to find (I feel, anyway). The Super Chief set is also hard to find it seems.
    Oh, and congrats on the Super Chief and the coalporters too. Can't blame you for getting the additional coalporters.
    Really nice.

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    Ordered the third and final VRE MP36H I needed (#52) to complete that set, also ordered the third run of NS Kato Coalporters, I think they have only done three sets of NS (like CSX). Also ordered the V5? set which is the outer loop of track with the larger curve radius.

    Will have to decide what to go after next I guess. More coalporters or something else.

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    Only 'cos you asked (and yes, I realise it's a 'heresy'), but I have recently ordered and received an example of Wild West Scale Models HO-scale 10-Stamp Battery although I have gone to HO only because no-one makes such things in 'N'.

    Although it was somewhat expensive because of the current exchange rate, the kit arrived (intact) seven days after ordering and so far has been interesting to put together, although it is not perfect.

    It is however, a basis from which to start and, when suitably modified for the purpose, will ultimately appear at exhibitions with Te Kereru Mining and Investment Co. Ltd.

    If anyone is interested, I could post an image (or two) of the completed item.

    As I said, only 'cos you asked.

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    Finally got my Mobile Control 2 to use with my ECOS when ESU shipped a new production run to suppliers this week.
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    I also picked up two pre builds from Woodland Scenics I wanted, the windmill and post office.
    Like I mentioned somewhere before I’m beginning get to some get prebuilt buildings rather than build them (when I see good looking ones) because with my health and eyesight it will help me get moving with my layout if I don’t have to build all the structures with all those damn small parts. I’ll get them weathered up good soon.
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    Got these to do the road striping which I will document in my layout thread listed in my signature below.
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    When I see the Ecos mobile controller I just want to switch to Ecos, why can't the American brands come up with something great working AND cool looking. Everytime Digitrax brings out something new it probably works better but looks exactly the same as the older one , be it a controller or a command station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    When I see the Ecos mobile controller I just want to switch to Ecos, why can't the American brands come up with something great working AND cool looking. Everytime Digitrax brings out something new it probably works better but looks exactly the same as the older one , be it a controller or a command station.
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    My friend and I both have the same setup. He used to be in N scale but has since switched to HO.
    He had the ECOS first and when I saw it up close and personal I was really impressed so I switched from NCE for my home layout (still use NCE at my club because,, well,, that’s what they have.) I found it to be equal or close to and in some cases cheaper than other systems in price when options are added that are included with ECOS
    He then added “TrainController” and after I saw that working on his layout I was sold. See a pattern here.
    It was me that found the Mobile Control 2 though and I began researching it which made me realize that is exactly as you described “Cool Looking” and very, very useful.
    Besides being able to do and control everything (unlike phone apps) it allows me to make adjustments and fix conductivity issues without constantly running back to the main ECOS control box, that in itself makes it all worth it.
    The Control is Android based and has a full color touch screen with side buttons to literally make it a one handed control.

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