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    Welcome @Railroader and @wilson. If you want, there is a new members thread where you can introduce yourself here: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...005#post577005 Not mandatory though. Once you get a few more posts you'll be able to post pictures, which is highly encouraged and enforced by our local Moose. That probably doesn't make sense yet, but it will...

    Also, Railroader, you mentioned planning a new layout. If you want input, I highly recommend starting a thread in this section of the forum: https://www.nscale.net/forums/forumd...n-amp-Planning There are several folks around here who are quite good at it, and they've certainly helped me.

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    Yep, welcome @Railroader and @wilson - everything that @OTFan said above
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    Moose receive special Xmas gift package from afar, and among all the kewl items inside where these two freight cars. Yeah!

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    Last month the big purchase was sheet rock. Yesterday I ordered - and it is already in the mail! - this little BR 111 e-Lok from Reynauld's:



    It is DCC equipped, so it just needs to be addressed and speed regulated. I'm planning to use it to pull this train:



    With luck I should have it on Monday.
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    Starting to plan for the hopefully not too distant future, a dozen Tortoises:

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    Moose went to the last LHS carrying MRR stuff in the area, hoping with hooves crossed, that Moose could find some decals with Baldwin builders plates...

    Moose bought these in hopes that the teenie tiny printing would harbour the Baldwin plates, but alas, upon returning to the moose lair and inspecting with magnifying moose headgear, no such luck - decals too new to carry any such thing...


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    Moose also picked this up. Moose no know yet if any of these fit pre-war era:

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    A new laptop computer seeing as the old one saw fit to up and die on me (taking most of my needed web addresses with it). After a week of trying to do stuff on my phone I'm finally back in business.
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    Found a complete A-B-B-A set of the hard-to-find Kato Santa Fe Yellowbonnets on ebay.


    I now have an extra F7 that I will probably sell.


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    I have restrained myself from buying anything n-scale for the last couple of months...

    But I walked into my LHS and saw the Kato Pullman Bi-levels in Metra paint and I had to have one.

    Here's the photos with two other Metra bilevels (Pay no attention to the curtains)

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    I will be very curious about how well those BR 44's pull. I have avoided the larger Fleischmann Dampfloks because of the tender drive. Is the tender well weighted?
    Getting back to you on this one, Gordon ... the 44s have arrived and they are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Running is silky smooth and silent, the sound is amazing and chuff per rev is very much right on the money. So much so that I wonder if it's hardware synced.
    I haven't weighed the tender, but yes, it seems heavy enough. An un-scientific test using a finger makes me confident that the pair will effortlessly haul the 50 car ore train that they are meant for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    Getting back to you on this one, Gordon ... the 44s have arrived and they are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Running is silky smooth and silent, the sound is amazing and chuff per rev is very much right on the money. So much so that I wonder if it's hardware synced.
    I haven't weighed the tender, but yes, it seems heavy enough. An un-scientific test using a finger makes me confident that the pair will effortlessly haul the 50 car ore train that they are meant for.

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    January is proving to be an expensive month. As I wasn't allowed to purchase anything before Christmas, I've made up for it in spades. In preparation for building a new layout I wanted some better tools. I opted for the Dewalt 20V Max brushless XR series line. Found some good deals up to 60% off between Home Depot and Amazon. The router and bits were just acquired Thursday so haven't seen any action yet. The rest of the tools and batteries were used this past week building a wrap around shelf in the man cave which lead to the first train run in the last 3 years. See this post https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...396#post577396 .
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    Bought 3 Tsunami2 sound decoders
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    2 X 884001 steam
    1 X 884005 Baldwin/other diesel

    Have some stuff coming from Top Hobby Trains too, like 5 Bachmann short USRA tenders and some structures...
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    Just ordered some containers from JTC.

    Modeling 76-80 is hard time to model in trailer/container traffic. Lots of changes in that 4yr window. JTC offered up some recent containers that fit the late 70s early 80s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    And a Metal Earth Crawler Crane, to see if I can make it something useable on the layout.
    This looks like it has some potential... Please let us know how it goes.
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    ebay finds that were actually worth buying, N-scale by Merten,PIC_0082.jpg
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    The past year or so has been pretty slow for new modern rolling stock and loco releases, but the intermodal game has been really strong, thanks to ScaleTrains, Jacksonville Terminal Company and Trainworx.

    Just got my recent order of Trainworx 53' XTRA trailers and Freightliner Cascadia cab, plus some new JTC ONE and Maersk Sealand 40' boxes:



    The Trainworx truck combo is lookin' good on the layout!




    Also got some of the latest ScaleTrains 53' containers (including the long-anticipated XPO Logistics white domestic boxes...this Union Pacific modeler is happy) earlier this month:


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    Photos not showing up for this moose...

    EDIT: Can see them now. That's a whole lotta shipping containers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
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    Photos not showing up for this moose... https://www.nscale.net/forums/mysmil...milie_2523.gif
    i was able to see the photos earlier (around 5pst) and now.

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    Picked these up on Monday after waiting 3 years for the pre order to actually be produced and delivered. Three are DC and the meatball is dual mode DC/DCC sound equipped. Spent the last three days breaking them in on the temporary oval.

    Two of the DC units are identical in speed. The third DC is slightly slower than the other two. They are all extremely fast to the point they make Kato engines look like slugs.

    The DCC unit on DC power runs more realistic and plays well with my Atlas MP15's. The sound is crisp. Throttle response good. I need to get the three DC units chipped so all 4 can run together when I pull out the DCS 50.

    The one thing I love about all 4 is how quiet the motors are. Even on full throttle. With the exception of the sound unit of course. The MP15's sound like tanks in comparison. Pocket book took a big hit, but I'm happy with the purchase.
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