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    Default What are you buying this month, (April 2021)?

    It's a new month! Let us know about your Model Railroad hobby purchases so we can be green with envy. LOL This thread is equal opportunity thread, Steam, Diesel and Electric power are all welcome here.
    Purchased last month but delivered this month. Air Products Inc. used to manufacturer these Cracking Towers (and other stuff) for the gas industry, in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, just outside Wilkes Barre. A couple times a year they would ship a large tower via rail to the Port of Philadelphia, PA for shipment overseas. I have to check whose cars they used as they didn't own any flat cars, just covered hoppers and tank cars. I am probably going to swap out the C&O cars for either Conrail, Delaware & Hudson or a leased line like TTX. Now if Atlas will just deliver on the Air Products caboose they promised, I will have a train!
    Cheers all and stay safe.
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    That is one cool set, @Maurice!

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    Tracksetta rail guide / jigs and Squadron filler putty.

    So exciting, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sultanoslack View Post
    Tracksetta rail guide / jigs
    That implies track laying in the near future! Exciting!

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    Hit the buy button already this morning. Kalmbach Publishing copy of 'The Model Railroader's Guide to Grain' new off Ebay. Should serve as a ideal reference companion to the CN boxcar with wood grain doors I plucked off Ebay back April 3rd. Not even a week into the month and the N-scale budget is already stretching.

    Also, Sharon talked me into buying her a 3-D printed small barn with corral for the horse ranch she is planning for the large loop. Oh, and a small string of N-scale horses to go with it. That, in turn, triggered a search and addition to the watch list of a Penn horse car for her 'Broadway Express'.

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    Multiple horses implies truckloads of hay and consequent meadow muffins and a composting manure pile. Unless you are modeling desert country where not even horse apples compost.

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    The subroadbed's down on my shelf layout, so I need to buy a bunch of turnouts, flex track, and cork. Present me is giving past me some dirty looks for making a plan with over a dozen switches.

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    According to shipment tracking, my local customs office has a parcel for me with some MTL High Cube boxcars, a bunch of details and a lot of scenery materials. We'll see when they'll notify me...

    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.

    Pictures when I get my hands on the stuff

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    This was a couple weeks ago but I forgot to post the picture. MB Klein was having a sale on UP stuff, 40% off as I remember. I didn’t really expect to see anything I wanted but looked anyway. I found these hoppers from Tangent, which are beautifully detailed, and when I saw that they were only $15 each, instead of one I got three! Click image for larger version. 

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    Can this be a wishlist thread, too?

    I want to buy some German locomotives. I'm in Canada. Have any of you BR / DB fans found good sources?
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    I will be buying some track and I just bought 7 1980s locomotives that are in different forms of repair for $30. Good find.

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    Ordered last month, but it arrived today - a Spanish class 333 diesel from HispatréN ... to be converted to a Danish class MZ series I (maroon livery) using a conversion kit from Shapeways and decals which both arrived a while ago.





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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    to be converted to a Danish class MZ series I (maroon livery)
    That is an interesting project. Looks good in the maroon livery. I look forward to following this conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    Can this be a wishlist thread, too?

    I want to buy some German locomotives. I'm in Canada. Have any of you BR / DB fans found good sources?
    Some of my favorite sources:

    Euro Rail Hobbies https://www.eurorailhobbies.com/inde...aa=N&aa=N&aa=N In British Columbia, website shows whether items are in stock.

    DM Toys https://www.dm-toys.de/en/index.html In Germany, but has extensive stock, and ships promptly. Anything on the website is actually in stock.

    Reynauld's Euro Imports: https://reynaulds.com/ In Illinois. Really good guys, but the website is terrible. Does not show whether anything is in stock, so my advice is to pick up the phone an ask before ordering.

    Eurolokshop: https://www.tee-usa.com/ New York State. You need to enter "N scale" in the search engine, otherwise you cannot always tell what scale you are seeing on the website. Does not indicate whether items are in stock, but will tell you right away if you are ordering. Another one to email or pick up the phone to inquire on availability.

    This ought to get you started.

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    @el Gato Gordo: Yes, it was a nice livery. It may be a while before I start the project, but now I have the parts
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    Woodland scenics concrete paint arrived today for Moose shipping warehouse. Not much point in a picture.
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    I joyfully recieved my long awaited pagoda kit for Akita Mountain

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    $70. for a paper kit but this is no 'normal' paper kit, Sankei make everything to the highest quality and 'oh' is it ever beautiful. I've had a peep in the box and it looks a joy to behold. Everything about it speaks of class, the packaging, the instructions (in Japanese) and the sheets of beautifully cut card. There are 8 A4 sheets of pre colored card to build what is only a small kit. 3"wide x 6" high. It says, sixteen hours to build. How am I going to find that kind of time ! You'll have to wait a while to see the results.

    Also in the parcel were three more paper cuts. A small shed, some lattice to make Japanese windows and some fencing for a little covered bridge that I have under construction. Fun times ahead for sure
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    The illustration looks exquisite! And exquisitely delicate to build. Slowly, carefully. I'll be watching with interest!

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    Wow, that looks pretty impressive. Suspect it will be slow and steady away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    to be converted to a Danish class MZ series I
    Some second hand Danish MZ locos have emigrated to Australia, east coast in New South Wales
    QUBE MZ 1440 / Moss Vale — Trainspo
    The Qubed MZ | 1432, sporting no expense spared Qube Logisti… | Flickr
    Independent Rail Australia ex DSB MZ Class Locomotives - PoathTV Australian Trains & Railways - YouTube
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