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    Right, so my shopping spree was not quite over after all.

    Back in the 70s I was on a vacation in Austria with my parents, and - since apparently I was born with the train bug - I grabbed every chance I got to take train pictures with my dad's camera. I got a surprising variety of Austrian locomotives, but the holy grail (and a bit of a ghost) was the class 4010, which I believe was the flagship of the Austrian Federal Railways at the time.
    Our hotel was near one of the main lines, and I kept my eye open for what was passing, and one day I managed to catch a 4010 as it was leaving Bruck, the town where we were staying. Please excuse the picture quality - it's an old color slide that I've copied with my phone.



    Jägerndorfer is a fairly new Austrian manufacturer that has been flying under my radar until recently. As far as I can tell, they started a H0 series in 2011 and entered N scale in 2017 ... but dang, they're firing on all cylinders !!

    The 4010 - which is really a 6-unit set - was released in November and, well, I just couldn't resist. When they're sold out, they're gone for a while, and it's kind of an unusual set.






    That one alone qualified for free shipping, so I got myself a BR50 steamer as well. It's the lighter sister of the BR44 and this one is to be converted to a Danish class N, using the brass conversion kit I got from Shapeways a while ago.
    Again, they're available now, but once sold out, it may be a while before a decent BR50 will be available again.

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    Great looking set and steamer! The Trans Alpin Express colors are truly elegant.
    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    The Trans Alpin Express colors are truly elegant.
    Very much so. It's available with new ÖBB logo or new livery versions too, but I wanted the one I saw back then - with the old logo on the front.
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    This month I am buying a few more people for a remote lake scene on the layout. I have already posted the "FKK" signs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    I have already posted the "FKK" signs.
    OK, I'll bite -- what's the significance of FKK?

    Is the answer going to make me blush?
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    Knowing you, Paul, there will be no blushing. Google "German FKK. "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    OK, I'll bite -- what's the significance of FKK?

    Is the answer going to make me blush?
    Moose searched "FKK", and, well, all Moose gonna say is el Gordo Gato should be ashamed of himself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Knowing you, Paul, there will be no blushing. Google "German FKK. "
    Oh, it was surprising!
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    And both Faller and Noch make appropriate figures in N scale. And Moose, really, in N scale what's the big deal?
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    Without checking I'm assuming FKK = skinny dipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    And both Faller and Noch make appropriate figures in N scale. And Moose, really, in N scale what's the big deal?
    Moose knows, Moose just knows, that you're subjecting those poor n scale figures to the indignities of a high-powered microscope ... For shame, for shame...
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    FKK Frei Korper Kultur , Free Body Culture , lots of nudist beaches in Europe , especially France , Germany , Croatia , Netherlands, and most of the time they are open to the general public, not a big deal actually.
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    This month I ordered a Briggs RS27 conversion and I also picked up an SD90 to convert to an SD70ACu. I haven’t done a loco project in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    This month I am buying a few more people for a remote lake scene on the layout. I have already posted the "FKK" signs.
    A little fuzzy on the details here, Gordon. Will this be an au natural Alpine skiing scene?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    FKK Frei Korper Kultur , Free Body Culture , lots of nudist beaches in Europe , especially France , Germany , Croatia , Netherlands, and most of the time they are open to the general public, not a big deal actually.
    One of those things you learn from this hobby that you'd have not expected when you first thought, "trains are cool, I want one".
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    I just ordered 5 right & 5 left Peco long turnouts. Also ordered an SB5 booster and 3 UTP panels since I'm enlarging my layout. My Power Cab won't reach anymore.

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    Let us know what you think of the SB5 and how you set it up. I bought one years ago and never got around to using it but most likely will on my new layout.
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    This month I ordered two sound chips for my Prairie Shadows/Rapido FP-4 combination.
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    Moose is gonna be up to somethin' involving this wee XY table that arrived ever so recently...

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