Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 45

Thread: What Are You Buying This Month? (December 2021)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Spring, TX, USA
    Posts
    517
    Thanks
    1,588
    Thanked 2,159 Times in 351 Posts
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default What Are You Buying This Month? (December 2021)

    A pair of sound-equipped Rapido CP Rail GMD FP9As showed up in the mail yesterday to complete my set of "The Canadian". I had ordered numbers 1406 and 1409, but somebody at Rapido mistakenly put #1413 in a #1409 case. No complaints though as both look, run, and sound great. Now I just need to build a layout so I can run the whole consist. Speaking of building layouts, I have also bought some supplies to rebuild our small Christmas layout.





  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Zombietopia, Washington
    Posts
    7,111
    Thanks
    25,290
    Thanked 17,997 Times in 4,947 Posts
    Mentioned
    669 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Ultimate Anti-Virum Mask!

    Post human deliver this today, the ultimate anti-virum mask!

    1_TheUltimateAntiVirumMask_20211203_133815.jpg

    Due to colder, wetter weather and inadequate ventilation in Moose's available spray painting and soldering areas (due to reallocation of Moose's former work areas to "other priorities!), Moose has started to invest in alternative methods for painting & soldering projects ... Step one is to protect against fumes @ the moose muzzle, hence recent purchase above. Step two is to build or purchase a paint booth that could double as a soldering station (to whisk off those offensive soldering fumes)...
    = > ÷

    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)


    "Beware the Train of Thought that Carries no Freight..." "Reading is for morons who can't understand pictures..."

    Click Here to See Moose's Layout Thread


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO, US of A
    Posts
    3,910
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    12,666
    Thanked 8,688 Times in 2,651 Posts
    Mentioned
    162 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Uh oh. Size medium, not size moose!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Zombietopia, Washington
    Posts
    7,111
    Thanks
    25,290
    Thanked 17,997 Times in 4,947 Posts
    Mentioned
    669 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Uh oh. Size medium, not size moose!
    Actually, given the way these work on da mooses, size medium is perfect! Ummm, or at least Mrs Moose says sooo...

    = > ÷

    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)


    "Beware the Train of Thought that Carries no Freight..." "Reading is for morons who can't understand pictures..."

    Click Here to See Moose's Layout Thread

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Moose2013 For This Useful Post:


  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    South Mississippi, USA
    Posts
    846
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    6,043
    Thanked 2,309 Times in 523 Posts
    Mentioned
    65 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    This will make an perfect Silver Streak consist!!! A little bit of modification to paint AM Road on the sides. I do believe that one or two of the cars that are offered from Rapido is the same one that was in the movie.
    Cheers!
    Clayton

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to MoPac For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    6,168
    Thanks
    10,234
    Thanked 13,337 Times in 3,784 Posts
    Mentioned
    294 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    My old roommate always wanted to make this train.
    Circus City decals makes this decal set in HO.

    https://circusdecals.ecwid.com/AMRoa...ale-p106430924

    The Little Rock Line blog


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin

    Support the natural selection process, remove the warning labels....

  9. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Allen H. For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Spring, TX, USA
    Posts
    517
    Thanks
    1,588
    Thanked 2,159 Times in 351 Posts
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MoPac View Post
    This will make an perfect Silver Streak consist!!! A little bit of modification to paint AM Road on the sides. I do believe that one or two of the cars that are offered from Rapido is the same one that was in the movie.
    Not quite perfect as 4070 was an FP7 and had 5" nose stripes. Rapido made units with the 5" nose stripes that would probably be a reasonable stand-in though.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to gareth_14 For This Useful Post:


  12. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    South Mississippi, USA
    Posts
    846
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    6,043
    Thanked 2,309 Times in 523 Posts
    Mentioned
    65 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gareth_14 View Post
    Not quite perfect as 4070 was an FP7 and had 5" nose stripes. Rapido made units with the 5" nose stripes that would probably be a reasonable stand-in though.
    Yes, I wish that they would make some FP7’s in Nscale. I forgot what two coaches are available for the silver streak. Although Rapido would blow up their sales in both HO and N scale,if they did offer the whole Sliver Streak consist.

    General Motors Diesel Canada (GMD) FP7A #4070 built in 1952
    General Motors Diesel Canada (GMD) FP7A #4067 built in 1952

    First car – #613 baggage/crew dormitory
    Second car – “Burton Manor” Sleeper
    Third car – “Elgin Manor” Sleeper
    Fourth car – #118 Coach
    Fifth car – “Wascana” Dining car
    Sixth car – “Drummond Manor” Sleeper
    Seventh car – #108 Coach
    Eighth car – “Kokanee Park” Dome observation car
    Cheers!
    Clayton

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MoPac For This Useful Post:


  14. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Northwest Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    625
    Blog Entries
    6
    Thanks
    2,738
    Thanked 2,140 Times in 487 Posts
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Technically ordered in November but arrived yesterday.

    IMAG2518-20211205-233205701.jpg

    Tamiya masking tapes in 1mm, 2mm, 3mm and 6mm widths.

    Now to learn how to use this stuff
    - Gary R.

    President & CEO
    Pinnacle & Western Railroad

    I don't always stop for trains, but when ... oh wait!, Yes I do.

  15. The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to Gary Rowan For This Useful Post:


  16. #10
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Spring, TX, USA
    Posts
    517
    Thanks
    1,588
    Thanked 2,159 Times in 351 Posts
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MoPac View Post
    Yes, I wish that they would make some FP7’s in Nscale. I forgot what two coaches are available for the silver streak. Although Rapido would blow up their sales in both HO and N scale,if they did offer the whole Sliver Streak consist.

    General Motors Diesel Canada (GMD) FP7A #4070 built in 1952
    General Motors Diesel Canada (GMD) FP7A #4067 built in 1952

    First car – #613 baggage/crew dormitory
    Second car – “Burton Manor” Sleeper
    Third car – “Elgin Manor” Sleeper
    Fourth car – #118 Coach
    Fifth car – “Wascana” Dining car
    Sixth car – “Drummond Manor” Sleeper
    Seventh car – #108 Coach
    Eighth car – “Kokanee Park” Dome observation car
    Coach #108 and Burton Manor are in one of the 10-car Action Red sets and and Elgin Manor is in the other. The three-car add-on sets are unnumbered and include decals for Coach #118 and Drummond Manor. Funnily enough, the FP9 is so similar to the FP7 that Rapido are using a picture of an FP7, VIA Rail #1403, on their FP9 page (https://rapidotrains.com/products/n-...scale-gmd-fp9a).

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to gareth_14 For This Useful Post:


  18. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Posts
    3,306
    Thanks
    1,599
    Thanked 3,943 Times in 1,224 Posts
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Just heard that my preorders for four ScaleTrains Gunderson Multi-Max autoracks are shipping this week! Woo-hoo!


    Metro Red Ln (Metro Red Line)
    Under the streets of Los Angeles

  19. The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to MetroRedLn For This Useful Post:


  20. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Northwest Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    625
    Blog Entries
    6
    Thanks
    2,738
    Thanked 2,140 Times in 487 Posts
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    - Gary R.

    President & CEO
    Pinnacle & Western Railroad

    I don't always stop for trains, but when ... oh wait!, Yes I do.

  21. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Gary Rowan For This Useful Post:


  22. #13
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,364
    Thanks
    4,589
    Thanked 6,325 Times in 1,011 Posts
    Mentioned
    49 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I expect to return to my modules in a not too distant future (like the upcoming holidays) and start laying some track, so in preparation various items are trickling in, such as a thousand tiny track nails

    nScale.net: Elsewhere Yard
    nScale.net: AT&SF West Valley Division (abandoned)
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SteamPower4ever

    Failure is always an option.
    - Adam Savage

  23. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to SteamPower4ever For This Useful Post:


  24. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    South Mississippi, USA
    Posts
    846
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    6,043
    Thanked 2,309 Times in 523 Posts
    Mentioned
    65 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Just received these two custom paint PA-1’s in the mail today! I was shocked on the details of what this seller has created! Next step is to add a decoder to them both. Yes, I also won the Missouri Pacific pocket knife too.


    4C3F810E-55A9-4075-90C4-775E1881C2AD.jpgB5AA49BF-4336-41E9-B4B5-F4ABB990758C.jpg5B097926-C632-4455-8179-DAB012E36BD0.jpgD525B0F1-C12B-4369-B529-42BD91EC54DF.jpg7118269D-4C26-4D5A-8575-10A924ECED95.jpg
    Cheers!
    Clayton

  25. The Following 14 Users Say Thank You to MoPac For This Useful Post:


  26. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    York UK
    Posts
    184
    Thanks
    171
    Thanked 697 Times in 112 Posts
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Bit of a complicated month.

    I ordered Brock Kerchner and Wes Reminder's book a while back and it arrived 3 weeks ago, "Conrail Business & Research trains, The special equipment fleet" which spurred me on to start my own business equipment, decided on car #20 [the technical services car] first, so drew it up and placed my order on Shapeways, as of now production nearly finished so I should have it by the end of the week.

    Also bought a couple of plan books.

    I suppose I bought the BN E8 in a round about way, a fiend needed some laser cut boards drawing up so I ordered them along with my new corner board, post on last weekends modelling update. Anyway he got the boards 2 weeks ago and today waved this E8 under my nose, so I swapped the boards for the E8. Probably will make a good #4022 for the business train.

    Ooops just remembered bought a roll of cork for the corner board.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by 3rdboxcar; 11th Dec 2021 at 05:16 PM. Reason: Forgot something
    Alexander
    Currently building 8' x 8" switching layout progress here - https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...switching-plan and 12' freemo module.
    My Shapeways shop. http://www.shapeways.com/shops/boxcarmodels

  27. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to 3rdboxcar For This Useful Post:


  28. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    451
    Thanks
    1,229
    Thanked 920 Times in 249 Posts
    Mentioned
    44 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    From the Pinellas Park show last Saturday.

    From Brad at Tex-n-Rails an Atlas SD35 High Hood Central of Georgia, A FM shell, the new MT Micro-Mouse holiday car, and two old Heljan kits for bashing.





    And a book from a club member.


  29. The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to donzi For This Useful Post:


  30. #17
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,364
    Thanks
    4,589
    Thanked 6,325 Times in 1,011 Posts
    Mentioned
    49 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Today in the mail was three feedback modules from Digikeijs. Three more on the way from a different shop.
    They'll be used to receive signals from reflective IR sensors between the rails. More about that when I get around to it.

    nScale.net: Elsewhere Yard
    nScale.net: AT&SF West Valley Division (abandoned)
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SteamPower4ever

    Failure is always an option.
    - Adam Savage

  31. The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to SteamPower4ever For This Useful Post:


  32. #18
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    624
    Thanks
    2,165
    Thanked 2,891 Times in 471 Posts
    Mentioned
    85 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I have been very busy with work so have not gotten much done on the layout but when I did I have been frustrated by the performance of my Life-Like SW-9 and my Arnold SW-1. I didn't like the negative complaints I have heard on the BLI SW-7 but have heard good things about the Kato NW-2. I had to resort to Flea-bay, but managed to snag one for a fair price. I have only had time to make sure it runs. It will have it's paint stripped and get a coat of Conrail Blue, followed by the number 87 on the cab and "PNER" in small white letters on the hood, just like the prototype. If any of you are into Micro-Trains cars, you may have heard of the "Unofficial Micro-Trains Release Report" by George Irwin. He has been doing that report for 25 years now and decided to do a commemorative car, by M/T of course. It is a completely inappropriate car type for my time period and is, of course a fictious scheme, but I wanted one. It will go in a display case on the wall in the layout room. I had a little trouble photographing it due to the silver paint.
    Cheers all! Happy Holidays and stay safe. Maurice
    20211215_202753.jpg
    Attempting to apply the K.I.S.S. principle to Model Railroading.

  33. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Maurice For This Useful Post:


  34. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Bardstown,KY
    Posts
    897
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    182
    Thanked 3,844 Times in 674 Posts
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Third car of Micro-Trains' CSX Family Tree set and two Kato F7 A/B sets. I want to get the B&O set for sure, might swing the Milwaukee Road one, not sure yet.

  35. The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to SimRacin14 For This Useful Post:


  36. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    256
    Thanks
    1,289
    Thanked 1,005 Times in 172 Posts
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SimRacin14 View Post
    Third car of Micro-Trains' CSX Family Tree set and two Kato F7 A/B sets.
    Awesome to see the Kato F7A & F7B's. I preordered a UP A&B set in May, so it looks like they should show up any day now.
    ​Doug (dilley340)


Similar Threads

  1. What are you buying this month? October 2021
    By Tomahawk in forum General Rail Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 2nd Nov 2021, 12:50 AM
  2. What are you buying this month? (September 2021)
    By donzi in forum General Rail Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 8th Oct 2021, 01:58 PM
  3. What are you buying this month? (May 2021)
    By SteamPower4ever in forum General Rail Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 30th May 2021, 11:00 PM
  4. What are you buying this month, (April 2021)?
    By Maurice in forum General Rail Discussion
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 10th May 2021, 03:51 PM
  5. What are you buying this month (March 2021)
    By wombat457 in forum General Rail Discussion
    Replies: 82
    Last Post: 31st Mar 2021, 09:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •