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    From the Plant City Train Show this morning, Armstrong’s book and an Atlas USA ore car.


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    I haven't posted here in a while so, on a recent visit out west I got a ICG Box car as a gift. I was surprised. Being in a train buying mood I went to a LHS. On the right is a $16 AT&SF MTL with metal wheels. Yes used but no problems. Magnetic uncoupling works too. Only the jewel box is beat up.
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    Attended a Train Show today in Scranton, PA and this is my "haul". I told myself I was only going to buy relatively cheap trailers. Three of the trailers are by an unknown manufacturer and the other is Micro/Trains. The two together were a steal at $5 for the pair. I found the other at a different table for $7 and the M/T was a good deal at $7 as well. The Amtrak car was an impulse buy at $15. I think it is Kato but not sure. It has M/T trucks and couplers. I am not sure what type of car it is but judging from the different size windows I don't think it is a standard coach. Does anyone know? Nice show several dealers carrying N-scale stuff and one dealer even had Z-scale! Cheers all and stay safe. Maurice
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    Paint - this is a test piece:



    As a lazy person, I'm trying to buy colors locally that match BNSF green (to close some rear numberboards that don't exist on the prototype and are gone from the model), BN green and BNSF yellow (for ditchlights).

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    @Maurice

    Judging from the windows on your Amtrak Car, I think it to be a diner, I'm unsure of manufacturer.
    Have a look at Trovestar;

    N Scale Model Trains Database (trovestar.com)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    I am not sure what type of car it is but judging from the different size windows I don't think it is a standard coach. Does anyone know?
    Couldn't say the (intended) car type, but it's likely a Model Power car, or from the same tooling that Model Power once sold:

    http://spookshow.net/passenger/mpcorr.html

    https://www.trovestar.com/generic/zoom.php?id=142660

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    I need another unbuilt structure on the pile like I need a hole in the head, yet here it is. Upon further inspection I don't like the 'false front'....probably get rid of that piece.

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    Use the false front as the start of another building or as a backdrop building.
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    Probably just needed 3 colors, but they were cheaper in bulk...$5 as opposed to $6....Blicks!!!
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    Kato released two more Amtrak 50th P42s #100(176-6035) and #161(176-6036). Their final three 50th P42s #108(176-6037), #160(176-6038) and #203(176-6039) are slated to arrive in November! Kato really knocked it out of the park on these. I cannot wait for the Kato ALC42s and Bachmann SC44s to hit the market this winter! I love the new charger locomotives. We rode behind #300 on the Empire Builder from Chicago to Portland earlier this year. Maybe this winter will also finally bring us the Atlas Amtrak Dash 8s!

    The arrival of these two felt like a good excuse to get all my Amtrak locomotives out. I'm going to be forced to model Amtrak's Chicago yard with all these P42s I have haha. I'm still missing P42s #188(V 106-6281), #127(V 176-6009), #28(V 176-6010), #194(V 176-6011), #80(Vb 176-6026), and #160(V Late 176-6031).
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    A couple of FleeceBay snags...Don't know why I feel obligated to purchase every Carnation car that comes down the pipe....I guess I have about a dozen....

    and Tropicana cars...and I don't even have plans for a orange juice facility.

    Need to do a head count, all my rolling stock has been in storage for over a year....Then I got gondola mixed up with hoppers and welll....now I got hoppers instead....No worries, they have their place..

    I guess I'm in model railroad mode....theres some other stuff coming....more Carnation cars? I forget....Anyway, MR mode is when my interest turns back to model railroading after a dry spell of not thinking about it. Usually occurs after a location change (we've moved....alot) and the stuff is boxed away and out of sight in storage...(out of mind)

    Anyway, I must have found some errant piece of structure instructions or a wayward MR magazine and it triggers me....I'll spend a few hundred bucks on more MR stuff I may likely never use. (Or so it seems)(I'm gonna use it, .)

    This state of mind goes on until the credit card statement shows up and I see that I've overdone it, again...never mind that I can hardly move around in my allotted living space. We live in faculty housing and it's like living in a submarine....I got one room and I have to sleep in there too.

    Needless to say it's getting pretty crowded with all the MR stuff. Of course I had to drag alllll my other MR stuff out of storage to take stock...so I got all the old on top of all the 'new'. It's a vicious cycle.

    Anyway, that's where I'm at, mentally. If I sound a little crazy it's because I am. And not a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhikdavis View Post
    Anyway, MR mode is when my interest turns back to model railroading after a dry spell of not thinking about it
    I too have hot and cold spells. The off-time usually starts when life happens and I get distracted or pre-occupied. It happens.
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    So far I bought a couple more PSX units and audible alarms for them to add to my mobile DCC set up. I will also add a couple more universal panels to my modules for those without duplex throttles. That may be it for this month.
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    What I've bought so far this month

    From Midwest Model Railroad
    50 packs of Micro Trains 00-90 screws (24 screws per pack)
    20 packs of Micro Trains 1026 couplers (for flats and gondolas)
    6 packs of 100 count Micro Trains medium flange wheels
    3 packs of Micro Trains 1015 med shank length

    Model Train Stuff
    HO scale BLI hybrid brass UP 9000 (4-12-2)
    4 packs of different Fine N-Scale loads


    From a local vendor
    8 Tsunami 2 TSU-1100 sound decoders

    From ebay
    23 Micro Train cars

    Amazon
    2 sheets of 1/32" lead
    about 30 packs of trees

    Been working on body mounting couplers and weighting cars the last 2 weeks. Have over 300 cars done and have another 300 to do. Most are Kadee/Micro Trains and easy to do. I'm disassembling the couplers from truck mounted couplers and mounting them into 3D printed coupler boxes.
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    I gave into weakness and got this Oriental brass consolidation off the 'Bay. Someone has shown this some love because it came lightly weathered, marker lights highlighted,
    an led fitted to the headlight assembly, and cab with figures. Pretty happy with it. Also I got notice that Signature Press was going out of business and was able to order
    Union Pacific in the L.A. Basin for 1/2 price today. I am going to miss them, they put out some high quality books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mg_thomastx View Post
    I gave into weakness and got this Oriental brass consolidation off the 'Bay.
    When I saw that my first thought was, "the Heber Creeper!"

    See, when I was a little boy we lived in Utah for a while, and I got to ride behind #618, colloquially known as the Heber Creeper. That was like 40+ years ago, mind you. But the scenic line is still in operation, and #618 is still around, though maybe needing some work. https://www.hebervalleyrr.org/steaml...ives/steam618/

    This model is not exactly that engine, though. At least, it's obvious to me that the tender's coal bunker is much taller on #618. Still, the model IS a UP 2-8-0 with a vandy tender, so it's rather close.

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    When I saw it, the Heber Creeper came to mind. And this model is probably close to 34-35 years old. The Pershing locomotive on the Texas State railroad also came to mind but I think it is a little smaller prototype. The big thing is, I have a weakness for steam locomotives and the steam era.

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    Nice haul, @rhikdavis! Now to see them hauled in a consist.....

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