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    Default What are you buying this month (March 2021)

    Just received my paint from Mega Hobby:

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    Default What are You Buying this Month? (March 2021)

    Moose picked this up magazine at Barns & Nobbs:
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    And some wood bits for scratch-building:
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    And then discovered that the post human delivered these goodies:
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    Note: The Milliput putty is actually for Mrs Moose...
    = >

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    ... And it turns out, another post human also had a package to deliver to Moose...

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    Most of these are for Moose's in-progress modifications to a roundhouse and a power house and a scratch built coal tower, sand tower and sand drying building ... Some of these are Horribly-Oversized items that Moose thought could come in handy for something. Who knows...
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    Now you'll know how to 'Create a cut down class 08'

    Tamya putty. Hmm, could that be for Mrs. Moose ?
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    These three Atlas trainman PS-2 covered hoppers came in the mail. Not bad for $43!
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    Got a few things. Some trainworx gondolas that are pretty awesome

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    Moose picked up a bottle of "Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over" non-permanent adhesive and a bunch of 4" zip ties.

    The adhesive will be used to adhere details to the layout that Moose may want to move around if/as needed. See this thread for more info.

    The zip ties will be used to tidy-up wiring under the layout, specifically when the roundhouse, turntable and nearby tracks are wired-up.

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    Purchased a variety pack of fork connectors for my bus lines off Amazon after discovering I didn't have the right sizes needed to hook up to my terminal strips.
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    I've been curbing the purchasing, but I did windup getting some gas and other trinkets from a not so local yokel. And yes that is a HO GP30. You see, I can explain and it isn't my fault. @rick773 is pressuring me to expand my model train options. Saying things like "you can see the details" and "HO is easier to work on". Okay he didn't say those thing. I'm just a sucker for GP30's


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrodtoo View Post
    I've been curbing the purchasing, but I did windup getting some gas and other trinkets from a not so local yokel. And yes that is a HO GP30. You see, I can explain and it isn't my fault. @rick773 is pressuring me to expand my model train options. Saying things like "you can see the details" and "HO is easier to work on". Okay he didn't say those thing. I'm just a sucker for GP30's


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    Don't let Mario kid you. If he really loved GP30s, he would also have taken 2204's sister 2218 and the Reading 5520!
    (And his other comments are pure blasphemy!)

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    Just two items from my LHS for a kit bashing project. And , no, I didn't switch scales. I needed some big pieces, and this HO kit has what I need. Cheers all! Maurice
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    Just fired off orders for some Arduino's, circuit boards, and connectors for my layout lighting project.
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    Finally received most of my first and last order from Blue Rail Hobbies. Never dealt with them before, and their "flat rate shipping" really made me think twice about buying from them. But they were the only shop I could find online that had the saw, tap set, and Tichy brakewheels all in stock. So I gave them a try. I tossed in some stripwood for a future project while I was at it since I was paying flat rate shipping anyway. And after a long delay, Post Office investigation, and several email exchanges, they apparently decided it was OK to send me only part of my order without telling me. So long story short, no brakewheeels. I did get a partial refund, but after experiencing overall customer service worse than the average ebay seller's, I see no reason for me to ever order from them again.
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    I bought some 4 oz paint bottles at the dollar store, because I've decided it's time for the epic battle with my old nemesis, The Airbrush. I have a fairly decent airbrush, a Paasche VL, and a small compressor that I purchased around 2006 or so. I tried it out - and tried and tried and tried - and was never able to get the hang of it. For fifteen years the little set has lurked in my attic, mocking and judging me every time I have to get out Christmas decorations or store boxes of junk, and I've decided that enough is enough. It's time to learn to do it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    Tichy brakewheels
    Perhaps it might be worth it to you to buy these directly from Tichy Trains. Moose's recent order was only $4.00 shipping and arrived in 2 days. Just a thought...
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    My credit card took a huge hit from @fifer - my preordered MTL boxcars are shipping, and whenever there's a shipment coming across the Atlantic, I'll always find stuff like scenery materials, details, stairways and the occasional car or building etc. to add to it. To the extent that I'm paying more than twice what I planned

    Though I'll sure be getting my money's worth, and at great service. We'll see when I can post pictures, depends on the logistics companies and customs, but hopefully in next month's thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick773 View Post
    Don't let Mario kid you. If he really loved GP30s, he would also have taken 2204's sister 2218 and the Reading 5520!
    Love is such a strong word Rick. Oh I do like GP30, but these are old Bachmann! Besides, the GP30's look better in a western paint scheme.
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    Just got these 3d printed wood barrels from an ebay seller. The seller calls them whiskey barrels, but my layout's little plastic Women's Temperance League will probably sing some little plastic hymns and say some little plastic prayers and the barrels will lead more upright little plastic lives as apple barrels.
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    Not that ship that @SteamPower4ever mentioned.

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    Purchased 3 packages of unpainted Preiser figures from a vendor in Germany. Postage was only slightly higher than what I would have paid for a package shipped from Alberta but the cost of the figures was significantly cheaper than anywhere in North America that I found. Now I have 365 little people needing an identity. This required another order be placed through Amazon which will arrive tomorrow "before 10 pm".
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