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    I picked this up from an E-Bay store. I haven't seen them before so I figured I should grab it. I don't know much about these cars. I have only found one photo in the Conrail Color Guide from Morning Sun. I am not sure if it is for training Railroad Police, Local Police or both. I will just occasionally add it to a train and maybe drop it in Pittston Yard for a while. Cheers and stay safe. Maurice
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    Very interesting, @Maurice!

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    $6 freight cars are hard to pass up.

    Both are Atlas, just need coupler swaps.

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    From Zitnik, my LHS, 3 WS kits;


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    We just had a Kato CB&Q Silver Streak Zephyr set, Tsunami TSU KN1, and a couple of Kato 6 pack light kits delivered Friday. My wife expressed a lot of interest in this set, so, this is technically hers, not mine. She has fond memories of her late uncle's Lionel Burlington Corrugated trains, so, I got this for her to run around the layout. She loves it!

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    BLI Light Mikado. Runs well on my 2% grades and the sound is impressive. My track is pretty clean, but not perfect, and it seems to have no issues at all.

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    Moose purchased paint for brewery kiln roof:

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    This arrived at the doorstep today via the postgirl
    After reding the 060 decoder install thread i thought i would hve a go at it
    This is also my first Bachmann loco purchase,i was gunshy about Bachmann products from all the issues i have read about on the WWW but between the nscale.net thread and looking over what Spookshow covered about this one i pulled the trigger
    The Loco is a ebay find listed as used but it appears to have never been out of the box. All the paperwork,warrantee card and packaging was intact.
    Im running it as i write this and it a great performer,smoth slow creep,no derails going forward or backwards and i have pulled 6 cars with it and shows no problems at all
    Pluss it was $65 delivered to the door so im a happy enginneer.
    The Spectrum tender was listed as new old stock from a ebay hobby shop
    There was no paperwork or warranty cards but i dont know if their should be
    Otherwise it looks like newand was $35 delivered.
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    I bought some M2 screws for a project (that is yet to be revealed), and while I was checking out, the vendor site suggested some "how about ..." items, one of which was a cheap third hand with magnifier. I am not really pleased with my old one, so I dropped this one in the basket now that I was paying shipping anyway. The order arrived today and I'm quite surprised how sturdy it feels at that price.

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    More goodies!
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    The orange reefer and Conrail boxcar on the left are from Brooklyn Locomotive Works. It was a good deal I couldn't pass up. The Conrail boxcar on the Micro/Trains card was off E-Bay. When I first started in Model Railroading I built a lot of the HO-scale Athearn and Roundhouse "shake the box" kits and this kit too me back to that time. Some people say these are collector items but I think I will get more joy out of building it than trying to make a profit on it. The details are 55 gallon drums and small dumpsters from Microprints.
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    Moose needed something for to make roofing shingles and no wanna pay tens of dollars for commercial textured material, so da Mooses visited the local crafts store and picked up these textured paper sheets for less than $5.00.

    Sure, the don't have the exact imprinted look of roofing tiles or shingles of scratch building materials like you can get from MRR suppliers, but Moose plans on getting sooo nearsighted that it won't matter what they look like...


    Now to figure out how to best use these to make shingles...
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    Nothing to show yet but I just ordered a BLI Heavy Pacific from Model Train Stuff. They were $30 cheaper than everyone else plus they has a 10% off code (expired the 24th). I've been happy with my BLI Mike so I thought I would get the Pacific too. I got the undecorated version of the Pacific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Army-Gandydancer View Post
    ordered a BLI Heavy Pacific from Model Train Stuff
    Moose bid you good fortune with your BLI locomotive. The detail and sound should be most pleasant and if the Paragon 4 has finally brought reliable running, then you should be quite happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose bid you good fortune with your BLI locomotive. The detail and sound should be most pleasant and if the Paragon 4 has finally brought reliable running, then you should be quite happy.


    Steam rules!
    My BLI Mike is the Paragon 4 and I haven't had any issues with it. It crawls right through my craptastic Atlas code 80 snap switches at speed step 1 just fine. And yes I made sure that the Pacific is Paragon 4 also.
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    Dag'gum'it!

    Micro-Trains has a 30% off coupon for orders this weekend. Moose got to snooping through what Moose needs and, well, Moose was doing so well at keeping within train hobby budget until now...

    Photos and details when they arrive...
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    A new dinning car for the fleet from Intermountain / Centralia Car Shop
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    Very sleek!

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    Dang Memorial Day sales got me again. This time it was Train World. I really need to stop reading my emails.

    Train World has the BLI NW2 switchers with Paragon 4 for $169, but one of the UP NW2's is $149 plus the Memorial Day coupon for 10% off on top of that.

    I really need to stop buying stuff and concentrate on moving my reloading stuff so I can start building my layout benchwork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Army-Gandydancer View Post
    Memorial Day coupon for 10% off
    Moose ... must ... resist ... buying ... more...

    Those are good prices for BLI, plus the 10%. Happy switching! Now, if you'd just replace the disease'els with proper steam locomotives it would be a great purchase...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Now, if you'd just replace the disease'els with proper steam locomotives it would be a great purchase...
    HAHAHA At least the NW2 was used at the same time as the Pacific and Mikado steam engines so it won't look out of place like my GP40 does. The steamers might have to be relegated to the transportation museum and excursion line and the NW2 can be used in the Army Depot while still running the GP40 and 68" flat cars.

    When I was still in the Army, the DOD still used a lot of old/outdated switchers on a lot of bases since the track was not heavy enough for bigger locomotives.
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