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    I got myself some bending tools. To the left is a tool for wire e.g. to make handlebars, and to the left a tool for bending etched metal sheets.

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    Well, my COLA train has been making many trips in and out of Chicago (last month's purchase), so it is time to promote many of the other UP passenger cars to COSF status, as well as to improve their motive power from 1 to 4 E-2 a&b's. Received the 3D printed carbodies today, and the Microscale decals arrived yesterday. The next part won't be so easy. No, not the paint, but the chassis. I use the Kato E-5 "Silver Streak" locomotives with the truck frame skirts. Seemed fitting for that era.
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    Whoops... The VO1000 is useful for the layout; the others are just for fun.

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    The ALCo RS2 and RS3 are one of the best looking transition era diesels. The RS1 is a little boxy to me, but I love the curves on the RS2/3.
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    If preorders count, I have put three Southern HH SD40-2's from Scaletrains on the list. Dulux Gold of course.

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    I wanted one more Digitrax UT-4 throttle, but they're discontinued, so instead I got myself two UT-6 throttles.

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    Another day, another delivery.
    Two TEE coaches to complete my short Austrian branch "Blauer Enzian" consist.

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    Is the near one a 1st Klasse Schlafwagen? I thought I saw pillows through the windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Is the near one a 1st Klasse Schlafwagen? I thought I saw pillows through the windows.
    No, it's a bar coach. I don't recall the TEE system ever having sleepers. The TEE Blauer Enzian had a fairly long life, initially running between Hamburg and Munich (incidently hauled by the first E03 prototypes north of Nürnberg), but in 1969 it was extended to Klagenfurt in Austria as an ordinary express south of Munich. Then in 1970 it was upgraded to TEE all the way to Klagenfurt and split in Rosenheim with one branch going to Zell am See until 1975. That's where I took the picture below, sometime in the early 70s. The proper restaurant car stayed in the Klagenfurt branch of the train and the Zell branch had a bar coach. It's the first one after the locomotive in the picture.

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    @el Gato Gordo: If you were thinking of Trans Euro Night (TEN), then it was not part of the Trans Europ Express (TEE) network. It was a European pool of former CIWL and DSG sleepers that existed between 1971 and 1995. The individual European rail companies had varying numbers of the cars assigned to them, but they were used as a pool.
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    I was not thinking of any particular train, @SteamPower4ever. It just looked like pillows on beds that got me to wondering.

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    The Post female just delivered this today,a ScaleTrains 22C GTE Tender to go with my Con Cor veranda Turbin
    My first ScaleTrains Rivet Counter acquisition purchased at Hiawatha Hobbies
    This is by far the most money i have spent on a peice of rolling stock
    Overall im really impressed with the quality of the fit and finish and the fine detail on the tender.
    The only thing that i have a problem with is it has directional lights that only work on a DC layout.My Veranda Turbin has been Fit with a decoder and i run it on my DCC layout.
    Went to the ScaleTrains web page for the tender thinking i might find what to do to make it work for DCC but so far iv'e not found anything about that.Not a deal breaker but for the what i consider a very expensive peice of rolling stock i thout it would be DCC ready.
    So anywho here's some glamor shotz
    Thanks for lookin
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    And Lisa Douglas want to know, would anyone like some fresh made hotcakes?
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    I presume you already know not to place it on live DCC track. You would hate to burn out the bulbs.

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    As for me, I ordered a bunch of Preiserlings from DM Toys on July 8th. They left Frankfurt Flughafen on the 9th. Then the Odyssey begins!

    13th 9:48 am, processed through ISC New York.
    6:13 pm arrived Jamaica, NY, Regional Facility.
    14th, 3:41 am departed
    14th, 4:11 am Arrived Queens, NY, Regional Facility.
    14th, 4:12 am Departed
    14th, 9:42 am, Arrived Harrisburg, PA, Regional Facility.
    14th, 10:13 am, Departed
    14th, 11:57 am Arrived Lehigh Valley, PA, Regional Facility.
    15th, 10:55 am Departed
    15th, 12:35 am, Arrived Philadelphia, PA, Regional Facility.
    15th, 2:58 pm Departed.

    Now somewhere in transit to Colorado Springs, CO.

    I wonder how many more "Regional Facilities" my little people will tour between Philly and Colorado Springs?

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    The first thing i did is run it on the DCC track where i found the light not working
    I have another layout that i can switch between DC and DCC so i put it on that one powered up th DC put it in reverse and the light comes on.
    Im thinkin theres something i need to do to get it to work on DCC but i dont want to tear into it without knowing how it comes apart
    The ScaleTrains website has zero information about operation instructions or service for their products which i find sort of odd,or maybe i just am not looking in the right place.
    Im gonna give them a call Monday to see if they can clarify if the lights should work on DCC
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    Their giving your package the cooks tour Gordon.In 20, the post office sent my package that started in New Jersey to Miami Fl,then to Atlanta Georgia wher it took a loop going through three stops in Georgia,then back to Atlanta befor sending it to me in Southern indiana.FWIW the Post office has been spot on time for the last 18 months. Hiawatha Hobbies is in WI,I ordered the fuel tender Wed Morning and got it today so my luck is holding out with the P.O.

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    But Cook's Tours went belly up in September, 2019!?

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    Picked up some ConCor Amtrak 'Wave' Budd coaches. These may be the only way to easily get heritage fleet Amtrak cars in N scale? In prototype land, the dinning cars seem to have hung on a long time esp with Amfleet consists. But regardless of the real world, these cars do look nice. One is derailing on switch points so a little work to fix that, but overall these seem good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    But Cook's Tours went belly up in September, 2019!?
    Maybe USPS took over their operations?

    But back to topic: I put i a pre-order for a total of six Rapido NSC 73' Centerbeam cars, two NOKL, two BNSF, two TTX. Now to go ahead and build some building supply industry

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    Spruslayer- This might answer your question about your tender. I got this in an email back in June.

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