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    Moose purchased these to use as lamp shades for a "some day" lighting project, and received the handy-dandy magnifier for free!

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    I attended a train show in Allentown, PA today. I actually managed to resist the temptation to purchase any freight cars. I was only looking for one car and nobody had it. Searched through a lot of trays of cars. The only dealer I bought from was the Tool guy. I got a paint shaker, a really tiny paint brush, some spare blades and a screwdriver with built-in light. I was hoping to use the driver as an uncoupling tool but it is too wide to fit between the cars. The lighted uncoupling tool from Micro Mark is made for HO and a little pricey. Cheers and stay safe all. Maurice
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    Mr & Mrs Moose went to first MRR swap meet in nearly two years, and brought home these lovelies:

    Three 50 foot flatcars, the top one is SP&S and will remain as-is, each of the other two will be bashed into something different - bwaaa! (insert evil moose laugh here). Good deal at $8 each!
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    And could not pass up this horribly oversized boxcar, to be repurposed for a "some day" diorama. Could not pass it up at $3!
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    Last week I went to a small train show in Evansville, Indiana. There really wasn't any N scale there so I ended up buying a book on Railroads in Indiana, and a pair of SCL GP7 numberboards.

    Today, there was another show in Louisville..and I bought a bit more there. Being annoyed with overtime and work in general will make me do that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    ...and a screwdriver with built-in light. I was hoping to use the driver as an uncoupling tool but it is too wide to fit between the cars.
    Can you grind down the tip(s) a bit to fit?

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    The size of the tip isn't the problem. The tips are interchangeable and a small enough one is included. If the tips were longer it would work. This photo should explain it. Sorry for the quality, I was holding the phone in one hand and the screwdriver in the other.
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    Buying spree (sort of...)

    One set of these: https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/kato...x-1-8-car-set/ (hope our collective order still got one before they went out of stock, there were two available
    Some king pins for one of my Atlas tank cars. Stupid me had bought all the different Micro Trains ones only to realize it's not just about the hole in the car but also about the hole in the truck, so now a 12-pack of Atlas king pins is on its way.

    And parts and pieces for another 50 of my wiFreds: https://newheiko.github.io/wiFred/do...review0001.jpg - hope we can get to the first "WiFi only" Fremo americaN meeting next year

    Not everything available, though - some switches will be delivered mid of December, the silver potentiometer knob may come back in stock by end of November...

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    I pre-ordered this from Reynaulds. Fleischmann claims it will be available in 4th quarter 2021.

    https://www.reynaulds.com/products/F...nn/746072.aspx

    Also a two car expansion set, for a five car train. Five cars is the extent of my Bahnsteige (station platforms).

    This is a slightly modified reissue of their earlier ICE-T, so there shouldn't be any unforeseen delays in production. Well, we will see. Even before Covid I have had to wait years beyond the announced release dates for pre-orders from Kato and Trix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    I pre-ordered this from Reynaulds. Fleischmann claims it will be available in 4th quarter 2021.

    https://www.reynaulds.com/products/F...nn/746072.aspx

    Also a two car expansion set, for a five car train. Five cars is the extent of my Bahnsteig (station platforms).

    This is a slightly modified reissue of their earlier ICE-T, so there shouldn't be any unforeseen delays in production. Well, we will see. Even before Covid I have had to wait years beyond the announced release dates for pre-orders from Kato and Trix.
    My BR044s were one Q late and the BR043 was on schedule, so I'd expect 21Q4 or maybe 22Q1. Fleischmann did not announce any news this fall due to the ww general supply situation, so they are focusing on getting the already announced items done and out the door.
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    It's not AMTK 108, but AMTK 60, 169 and 46 arrived today! Still searching for Kato 176-6026 AMTK 80 and Kato 176-6031 AMTK 160.

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    They look sharp!

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    Hooray! I FINALLY found a caboose model that I have been looking for since the about 2017. The problem was that it was only run by Atlas in August 2015. I scoured shows and used dealers for years, going through trays and trays of cars. I finally I found it online at "The N-Scale Division" this past 11/14/2021 and received it today 11/17/2021, which is amazing considering it is in the next State and the way the U.S. Postal System has been running lately. One problem is they have a minimum online order of $25, so at $17.56, it was not enough. I found a covered hopper that should be useful and added that to the order. When I went to photograph the cars for here I noticed one other minor problem. One of the couplers on the caboose is missing the air-hose/trip pin. I only use hand uncoupling using a Rix-pick, so it is not a big deal. I have been trying to curb my car buying as I have way too many now, but I made exception for this caboose, which I have wanted a while and two others. I have pre-ordered a Atlas Snow Plow in the Delaware Lackawanna (GVT) scheme and an Atlas caboose in an Air Products scheme. The second photo shows the matching Atlas Alco C420.
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    A few more arrivals:


    (The arrow on this image is from Insta...I just saved it from there to repost. It's non-clickable.)

    The hopper is part of Micro-Trains' CSX Family Tree Series. It is car #2 in the set. I went back and ordered car #1 last night as the site I buy from was starting to run low. Curiously, Athearn has also produced this same roadnumber/car in their Primed for Grime series. Not the first instance where I have the same freight car(roadnumber and all) from two different manufacturers! The BNSF boxcars are from Atlas, and the CSX GEVO is of course Kato. It was the eighth and final CSX one I needed. Now I can go track down the others....

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    Moose finally move out of the stone age and purchased modern high-tech uncouplers for da layout!


    And they work pretty darn well...

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    They're kinda pricey to just have a few laying around da layout, but Mrs Moose figures that da Mooses can come up with other uses for any excess...
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    En garde!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
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    Maybe we can get Moose to buy a diesel next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimRacin14 View Post
    Maybe we can get Moose to buy a diesel next.
    That would be "No!"
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    I received my Broadway Limited Imports paragon 4 Missouri Pacific SD40-2’s today!! I will be doing a comparison between the Intermountain version.

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    I picked up some electronic items for remote DCC mini status panels I'm in the process of building.

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