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    Default What are you buying this month? (July 2018)

    A few days into the month and seems like the June thread is still popular...

    I have actually been selling a bit on FB this month which makes me feel less guilty about my purchases... Promised my wife I would stick to an annual budget but already came very close to (or maybe over?) it halfway through the year...

    Anyway, still cannot resist a really good deal...

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    Spur of the moment buy off a Facebook group I joined yesterday. Guy who had these lived an hour away so I went and got them today.


    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.

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    That's purdy! And no shipping involved!

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    Not directly train related (again) but my lab power supply and other stuff came in today.

    An TENMA 72-2645 30V5A x 2, 5V3A x 1 (rebranded KORAD KA3305P), leads and clamps, solder and ESD protection leads and wristband.

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    Just placed an order for four more Kato coalporter sets... This going to be a very expensive month.

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    Although I didn't order them this month, the Optic Fibre Cabling did arrive this morning:



    Not quite what I was expecting but should be fun to play with
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    Out of curiosity did anyone on here happen to pick-up this lot (I'd be interested in trading for the NYC locos)?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-OF-80-N...-/273340681664

    It is funny, a recent post ranting about high prices made me wonder -- how often do I find really good deals on Ebay? I would guess I find really good deals around once every couple of weeks -- maybe monthly at worse (and decent deals more or less weekly or even a couple of times a week). Now I am open to mixed lots, repair locos, rolling stock with no cases, etc... so what I consider a good deal others may not.

    Out of curiosity I decided to look back through recent sales trying to figure out how many really good deals are out there (since I assume I miss most of them). I found the above lot that sold yesterday. That is an example close to a "really good deal" by my definition (80 train items including a couple of Atlas Trainmasters, a number of Life Like Locos, several old steam engines -- including uncommon MILW Pacific, some MTLs, etc... for around $215 shipped -- lots of older rolling stock and locos in there which some people will not like at all)... I was a bit disappointed I missed it

    Anyway, on a whim I emailed the seller to indicate my interest (in case the other deal fell through) and to indicate interest in buying other n-scale trains. The seller messaged me back that she had just listed another lot of PRR trains -- thanks to that message I was able to jump on that lot (couple of Kato GG1 locos in there which I have never been able to get for a reasonable price) and a bit later that she had listed a UP/MILW lot -- which I also picked up (couple of Erie Builts in there + a bunch more Kato locos also).

    So happy ending (although my paypal is traumatized) << actually looking back at the original deal and two deals I got and I think the PRR Lot and UP/MILW Lot are even better deals despite having far less rolling stock.

    Just wanted to point out that finding decent prices in this hobby it is not as simple as bidding on auction lots with dozens of other people or looking at the typical BIN lots with retail+ prices.

    Ah and I forgot about trying to count the super good deals since I was trying to buy a couple...
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    Oh man, The US Postal Santa came today. I now have 5 buildings, 2 switches and 2 ground throws to add to the layout. Currently working the cabin for the hill area
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    I just got some stuff from MB Klein. Has anyone else ordered from there recently? It came with plastic air bags instead of packing peanuts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwizard88 View Post
    I just got some stuff from MB Klein. Has anyone else ordered from there recently? It came with plastic air bags instead of packing peanuts!
    Yep, arrived today. As I was opening the box I said to the wife, "oh man, they pack with peanuts, ugh". I was very pleasantly surprised to see the air bags!!!

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    Have two orders with them now but haven't had anything from them for ages. Last stuff I got was peanuts packed and yep - they are an annoyance. Not that I order much from them any more but going to airbags is one move in the right direction. Will be interesting to see what my stuff turns up in.
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    Just ordered a couple of Sharp Conical tips from Hakko:

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwizard88 View Post
    I just got some stuff from MB Klein. Has anyone else ordered from there recently? It came with plastic air bags instead of packing peanuts!
    Quote Originally Posted by Olie View Post
    Yep, arrived today. As I was opening the box I said to the wife, "oh man, they pack with peanuts, ugh". I was very pleasantly surprised to see the air bags!!!
    I have ordered a lot from them but not recently. I actually save those peanuts because A) I might reuse them when I ship stuff and B) how do you throw them out as I want them to be recycled? Anyway, I have enough to make a Queen size mattress!

    Excellent they went airbags. I just pop them to let the air out and in the trash goes the bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    B) how do you throw them out as I want them to be recycled? Anyway, I have enough to make a Queen size mattress!

    Excellent they went airbags. I just pop them to let the air out and in the trash goes the bags.
    The local "UPS Store" will accept them. They dump them in their bin to re-use.
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    Yes, I save them for the local UPS store as well.
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    Awesome!!!!!! I didn't know that. Got some space to clear out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Excellent they went airbags. I just pop them to let the air out and in the trash goes the bags.
    I also pop them but they go into separate bags for plastic that are collected every 2 weeks for free. What I really would like is for everyone packing to use plain old newspapers or paper.
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    If you can find a place that recycles plastic bags, they may take those airbags too. There is a place near me that does. You can't put those in normal recycling because they clog the machinery they use to help sort it, but it can actually be recycled if done separately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    What I really would like is for everyone packing to use plain old newspapers or paper.
    Amen to that! Readily available, biodegradable and I think does just as good of a job.

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    I usually re-use the packing peanuts for items I ship out... though when I sent n scale items out I used bubble wrap covers from work that usually are for glass bottles, they work well for N scale stuff.

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