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    Quote Originally Posted by rhikdavis View Post
    Ordered a couple packs of Kato Straights to see what the fuss is all about. Frankly, I don't like the molded ballast, but what ya gonna do....Anywho, probably end up using the pieces on a diorama for photography.
    I have seen Unitrack ballasted by putting a thin, almost "single layer" on the molded ballast. If done with skill it looks very very effective!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhikdavis View Post
    Ordered a couple packs of Kato Straights to see what the fuss is all about. Frankly, I don't like the molded ballast, but what ya gonna do....Anywho, probably end up using the pieces on a diorama for photography.
    FWIW MBK got in some Kato flex, $49.99 for 10 sticks.

    I've already ordered,

    Kato N 21000 Flexible Track 808mm | ModelTrainStuff

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    If I'm totally honest with myself I already had all the locomotives I need for my layout. But when your operating scheme is based around only a couple of out of production models, it's wise to have a spare. Since a bargain on this guy came along, I had to jump on it. It's so pretty tho, it will be a shame to strip this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donzi View Post
    From Intermountain; parts to fix my ailing F3 and replenish my stash, engines, saddles, contact strips, fuel tanks, bearing blocks, thrust washers, donuts, frame spacers/coupler mounts.
    How long did you have to wait on your parts from IM???

    I've been waiting for over a year for parts that are to replace some zinc rot frames and shells (that were broke caused by the frames). Did get a email that they were mailed a couple of week ago, but haven't showed up yet.
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    Ordered last month, 4 weeks. But the first time I ordered it was about 6 weeks and that was just for some portholes. I'm planning on calling Monday to see if they have any frames left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donzi View Post
    Ordered last month, 4 weeks
    I just hope I get my parts in the next couple of days. Waiting for over a year is not good customer service.

    I have about 70 IM F units, 18 FT's, 12 tunnel motors and 3 cab forwards. I guess I need to make a yearly check of all the F units and check for Zinc rot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsup9000 View Post
    I have about 70 IM F units
    Yeah, I'm going through all mine. It's a shame as they were all good, strong, quiet runners, problem free up until this year.

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    Wrapping up the month I received a bunch of Danish signals from Mafen. They've been announced for a couple of years and I've been waiting for them since then. A couple of weeks ago they were released from the factory and available for preorder at my favorite online shop.
    Boy, are they beautiful !! ... etched brass with 3D printed masts. Well done, Mafen

    Some more items were added to the cart now that I was ordering anyway - a 3-stall engine house by Faller and two Lenz LS150 switch decoders.

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    Wow! Those signals are excellent!

    Addendum: your post sent me to DM Toys website to check out the SBB Mafen signals. Those are really complex and I would definitely need a great deal of study before I would know how and where to use them (and a winning lottery ticket!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Wow! Those signals are excellent!
    They are!
    I'd been looking at two other brands - some "home grown"-ish signals made by enthusiasts and a Swedish brand, which was okay, but the signals come with their own hardware system for control. I know some people who use it, but it's not what I want to do. Then these came along and they're simply at another level.
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    I went to what was advertised as a train show on November 12 in Cloverdale. It was mainly a vendor event as there were only two small layouts present. Purchased a new UP SD70ACe in the Katy heritage scheme for half price. In addition I picked up 20 pieces of Kato Unitrack R718-15 curved sections, a spatula set and a mini hemostat. As an added bonus, I also received at no extra charge Covid. Hence the late submission of acquisitions. I shared it with the wife a few days later. We're both back to normal now but for a few weeks we were pretty ill.
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    That's one purty loco. Almost worth getting covid.


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