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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Some second hand Danish MZ locos have emigrated to Australia, eas coast in New South Wales
    Yep, those were some of the series III locos, which - although they were easily recognizable - looked almost like the series I and II but were more powerful. The prime mover was the same EMD645E3, but the series III engine had 20 cylinders instead of 16 which upped the power from 3300 to 3900 hp.
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    Hi,

    Ordered several streetlights and trees & Coconut Palms, Peel & Stick LED lamps, and Aledeco 12-pack low voltage T type wire connectors from Amazon yesterday. Should arrive next week. Also ordered a Pegasus Area 52 U.F.O. 1/72nd scale and a Proses Snap & Glue Magnetic Clamp Set from Micro-Mark yesterday. The UFO should come soon but the Clamp may come later (back order). Now back to watching Star Trek on Roku. -Dennis
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    Just a small amount of money spent today at LHS.
    An Atlas flatcar in Conrail colors ( seriously need to do a purge get rid of some cars) and some modeling putty. I have previously used Testor's putty and decided to try this Brand.
    Cheers all and stay safe!
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    Bulkhead flats from Prairie Shadows ...$159.00 for six...your choice of number and railroad....

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    Well, I do have to say one thing about the COVID ... It's enabled me to go to 2 trains shows this year. Normally, this time of year, I'm working 7 days a week.

    Anyways, went to a train show this morning:

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    The best find was the Atlas 3 bay Ortner hopper for $10 and I snagged the rest of the cars for $5 per car or less.
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    Bought 3 of these coil cars for a steel related industry I'm planning. They weren't cheap but I appreciate the detail.

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    I got some 5000K Barrina LED strip lights to try out on part of my layout (thanks to the advice I got on here). The pics are just with a camera phone that wants to correct the image but the new LED's are MUCH brighter than the standard ceiling light LED bulbs that I got now and it looks like a nice bright afternoon rather than yellow and dim like the 1st photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intarsiabox View Post
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    I got some 5000K Barrina LED strip lights to try out on part of my layout (thanks to the advice I got on here). The pics are just with a camera phone that wants to correct the image but the new LED's are MUCH brighter than the standard ceiling light LED bulbs that I got now and it looks like a nice bright afternoon rather than yellow and dim like the 1st photo.
    I did the same for my garage and ordered more for the model railroads lighting needs. In a 20'x22.5' garage I will have 20 4' light bars for general lighting and four to light up the lower level of the layout.

    This month I may just buy some plywood for the railroad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhn_plsn View Post
    I did the same for my garage and ordered more for the model railroads lighting needs. In a 20'x22.5' garage I will have 20 4' light bars for general lighting and four to light up the lower level of the layout.

    This month I may just buy some plywood for the railroad.
    They look really good on the layout, now I have to buy a bunch more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    And then one of the German US-themed hobby stores had a Kato Easter special that I couldn't resist. Two BNSF SD70Ace will find their way to me to balance out the GEVOs and -9s I'm running and drag it a little closer into the present.
    Here they are



    Along with a bunch of MTL magnematic couplers, 1015s and 2004s. And some BLMA car stops fell into the cart, too...

    And most probably this week I'll be able to pick up that other huge shipment from customs. They got my money around Friday, now they have to process the payment

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    s-l1600.jpgOrdered these Friday April 9th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wentzeljr View Post
    Ordered these Friday April 9th.
    Nice!! I'd be interested to see how they turn out. Also your opinion on building them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    And most probably this week I'll be able to pick up that other huge shipment from customs.
    Here we have it

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    A bunch of new cars (among them my now newest car, repaint 2018-12...)


    Road signs and little building projects:


    Fences, stairs and helpers for track cleaning:


    Scenery materials:


    ...and the next side track: A searchlight signal kit:


    Now to get off the buying spree (my credit card has earned some rest) and into building and weathering...
    Heiko


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    My locomotive collection consists of mainly Kato and Atlas engines. I was looking for another modern locomotive that came with DCC and sound preinstalled. I found this Broadway Limited engine that fit the bill...

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    I was a bit hesitant on this engine as I have read mixed reviews on BLI. I wish I would have followed my gut and passed on this engine. It ran for about 15 minutes when it started slowing down. I took it off the track and was surprised at how hot it was. I tried running it this morning and it wouldnít move. The motor just squealed loudly.

    I have opened a ticket with BLI. Iím guessing that this engine is going to be taking a trip to the shop (wherever that is located). I have read that BLI is quite good on fixing their locomotives when they get sent in for warranty work. I hope this is true.

    I also have a Scaletrains locomotive on its way to my railroad. Iím hoping I have better luck with it.
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    @African Pirate: I've had an identical experience with BLI 3 wheeled truck diesels (gradually slowed down, runs super hot). I didn't want to fuss with the first one and returned it DOA. The second one I ordered is better, though will need some tweaking. Really wanted the Norfolk Southern horse logo though, so had limited options on manufacturer.

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    @jrathfon. I’m glad your second one is working ok.

    I spoke to Otter Valley Railroad (dealer) this morning. They had another one in stock and are sending it to me. Happy with that. BLI also got back to me and said if the dealer couldn’t help me that they would fix it under warranty. I was happy with there response as well. Glad I don’t have to send it for warranty though. Saves me about 3 months and $$$ for shipping.
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    Found this neat shell on ebay, should have it next week.

    Received it last night and stuck it on a chassis. Though you all might like to see it.
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    Just got billed for this pre-order https://www.broadway-limited.com/595...1-1-1-1-1.aspx

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    Ordered these on Monday night received them today. The NYC & NP boxcars in the 1st pic are MTL. Everything else is Atlas.

    Now I can start retiring some of the Bachmann stuff from the 70's.

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    The wife gave me to go ahead to get some of my wish list items

    - Broadway Limited PRR T1 Duplex steam loco
    - Broadway Limited P70 lighted passenger cars without AC (set of 4)
    - Republic Locomotive Works - wood building kits (Mill Creek Coal and Coke Tipple #2, McCabe water tank, McCabe Oil Tank) https://www.republiclocomotiveworks.com/index.php
    - Hunterline 170' Howe Truss Bridge kit and Timber Framed Pier (plan on duplicating this style of bridge and piers in a few areas of layout to make 3 of my 5 bridges) https://hunterline.com/t/n-scale-kits
    - Walthers control switches (and related components) to automate all my turn outs.
    - Woodland Scenics plug n play lights (wall mounted and street lamps)and components to light up a few buildings, been wanting to try this out.

    Now I am looking forward to all the fun stuff I get to build over the coming months
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