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    Kicking off a new month and continuing a borderline shopping spree, a seller accepted my offer for a TEE livery BR103

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    Such a beautiful engine, would certainly be on my roster if I modeled Germany
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    Also got myself a Weller WS81 soldering set. Long time ago I bought a too cheap soldering station, and while it has gotten the jobs done along the way, I regretted from day one not buying a Weller. Now the old one is giving up the ghost - literally falling apart - and I have a reason to get what I should have bought all along.

    There's a lot of new digital soldering stations out there on the market these days, but I picked the analog WS81, which has served me well at work for decades. It's brand new, and I'm sure it will outlast me.

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    Da Mooses took the Sounder (commuter train) to Seattle yesterday. While at Pike Place Market, pick this up at newspaper stand...
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    My 2nd Shay and a couple of European Steam Engines (and token European switcher).

    Shays are always so expensive but this one was a decent deal at $90 shipped.

    The 0-10-0 Fleischmann had one driver pair that was super locked up -- not sure what got in there, maybe Loctite that someone put on the screw that was next to it? Anyway, liberal use of CRC 2-26, disconnecting driver set so I could spin it separate from the others, and more elbow grease than I usually like to apply to n-scale engines and I got it spinning freely and re-quartered.

    Green 0-8-0 runs nicely, Black 0-8-0 motor is having some significant issue (may have melted commutator or windings so not sure if I can bring the motor back to life or if this unit is destined to be a display unit until I randomly pickup a replacement motor).

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    The little Lima 4f that came w/ the other European Locos is having its shell stripped since it had a really bad paint job and I would rather start from scratch -- unless I get lucky and I can strip it down to original paint, seems like it might be slowly going that direction (was painted black and seems to be green under that). Tender-drive motor runs pretty well -- lightening speed -- considering it is an old Lima Pancake motor.

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    Shays are really nice, and I always liked the BR94 - your 0-10-0 steamer. I had one in H0 back in those days.
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    Try the Weller at 370 deg or there abouts , I find that to be the best temperature.
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    Another lot came in today -- an interesting lot of steel mill cars -- seems like enough cars here to make an impressive steel mill...

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    Train show. Got these cars and a few vehicles.

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    @Mobile One
    Wow, that's going to make a nice rake. What's going to be at the headend ? Photo ??
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    Amazon acquisition: a tablet mount. Came with two sizes of tablet holders (larger is pictured below empty, smaller with a tablet installed). Quite happy overall aside from the smaller being a bit fiddly to get clipped into the mount itself.

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    This one might seem familiar to many, as it was once part of the collection of one of our dear admins... who sold it to Moose2013 and has now been sold to me. For the price it was going for, I couldn't (correction: chose not to) refuse this beautiful custom model.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    Another lot came in today -- an interesting lot of steel mill cars -- seems like enough cars here to make an impressive steel mill...
    Debated if I would bid on those...
    Glad you got them.
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    Yep, Moose received another package in da post ... Moose don't wanna explain WHY this was ordered. It's a long and convoluted story...

    Oh, and it arrived with a broken draw-bar. The seller is sending a new one...

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    Just ordereed a CN FP9 in the G/Y/B passenger scheme from Intermountain! Been looking for this scheme for at least a year! They still have 5 in stock according to Glenn at IM if interested. Jim in Minnesota

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    Here is my first round of purchases for the month. Two 4-slot car card holders from Precision Design Co. Nice kits that go together easily. Just remember to clean the soot of the edges. Next we have a few goodies I got online. The wood grade crossing is for a retail lumberyard that has a dirt compound around their siding and has a wood crossing for their forklifts to get on both sides of the cars they are unloading. The GHQ forklift kit and the N-scale Architect Job Site Office are for a lumber distributor. The Lifelike Hotel kit is fodder for Brewery Kitbash I am building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
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    Wow, that's going to make a nice rake. What's going to be at the headend ? Photo ??
    I've got various engines. 911.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    The GHQ forklift kit
    I recently built one of those. It's a nice kit.
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    The plan is to scour the local model railway show this weekend, see what I can get for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Yep, Moose received another package in da post ... Moose don't wanna explain WHY this was ordered. It's a long and convoluted story...

    Oh, and it arrived with a broken draw-bar. The seller is sending a new one...

    1 - Graham-Farish Coronation Class Black 20190305_141807.jpg2 - Graham-Farish Coronation Class Black 20190305_141817.jpg3 - Graham-Farish Coronation Class Black 20190305_141609.jpg


    Nice. I have a Bullied Pacific, myself, with more purchases planned.
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