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    Thought that I would ask, what is the oldest N scale engine that you still run regularly on your layout? Steam, diesel, electric let's hear what works for you. My oldest is a 1970s Concor/Kato first run 4-6-4, the one with coined wheels and metal running gear remotored with a Bachmann 2-8-0 motor by a kind man on the forum. Runs better now than when new.

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    I've got an Atlas/Roco GP-9 that I religiously maintain and run frequently.
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    I believe the first n-scale loco I bought was a atlas gp7. about 1975 or '76.

    in a welcome to e-bay sorta find... I think the oldest I have
    is a sekisui c50 with a motor in the tender.
    a marvel for 1965, the year I understand was when it was made.

    victor

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    I have a shovel-nosed Con-Cor/Kato 4-6-4 kludged up to look like C&NW E-4 that dates back to the 80's (if not the 70's) -



    Still runs great, but since I'm partial to DCC-Ready locos it's pretty much the only old one I have.

    -Mark

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    Con Cor Hudson’s for me too... one bullet nosed, one standard. They may not be up to today’s standard for appearance (e.g. no free-standing handrails) and they may move a lot faster than a rocket, but they NEVER derail and they seem to run forever. I recently had both of them upgraded to DCC and I have no regrets. I will never retire these models unless something catastrophic happens to them!

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    I have an Atlas/Kato GP35 and Life-Like BL2 for train show display running that date to 1992, apparently. For the home layout, the oldest power includes Kato E8s (1993) and Atlas (China) GP9s (1997). Anything older than that you all can keep for your nostalgia trips.

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