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Keith Dec 14, 2017

  1. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    Think maybe it’s time to start a new purchase thread, for the O Gauge stuff.
    Better than adding it to the N Scale thread!

    Newest purchases include:

    MTH ABA set of Rio Grande F3’s.
    Exact reproduction of the original 1957 Lionel units.
    Got a pretty good deal on these!

    A pair of Atlas O 2 bay DRGW covered hoppers

    Lionel DRGW Cookie Box.

    Lionel Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil 40th Birthday boxcar

    2 Lionel bridges

    All of the above, from railroad club train show this past weekend, Dec 8-10.

    And now waiting on an MTH WIU - Wi-Fi Interface Unit
    Will allow me to run my trains via my iPad!
    Whether by a Home Wi-Fi network, or the built in MTH network.

    That’s gonna be a fun experiment when it arrives!
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  2. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

    Cool idea, Keith. These are my latest purchases from a train show December 2.

    K-line cop and robber scale size gondola.


    Lionel Erie cars. I was looking for an Erie caboose but got a good price on the 4 cars.


    And these 3 K-line boxcars.

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  3. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    Good finds Keith and I love your Erie equipment Joe. I have the similar 6517 Caboose like the one pictured below and I'm really glad that I kept it. It makes me smile as much today as it did 50 Years ago.

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  4. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

    The 6517 is a great caboose and could easily pass for an Erie caboose. I had a chance to buy one for a decent price at a train show a couple years ago and regret passing on it.
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  5. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

    I often feel that the scale centric qualities of model railroading are a pain. public posting is also down on TB. IMHO all of the "what's new" threads should be rolled into one thread for all scales.

    We should be embracing our hobby regardless of scale or location. That's just me. ;)
  6. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    My WIU Wi-Fi unit arrived Saturday!
    Took maybe 5 minutes to get connected.
    A bit longer to get things running, because
    I failed to connect to the MTH wi-fi, at first!
    Once I linked the ipdad and the WIU together, I
    was running an engine in a minute or so!

    Control of locomotives is MUCH better than the DCS remote, IMO.
    Speed control is incredible! et ipad down, a couple minutes later, I
    noticed my F3 set had creeped about 2 FEET, from where I stopped it!

    Nice, easy access to the features and functions. From speed control
    screen, a quick swipe UP, and you have access to lights, smoke, PFA
    RPM/Labor up/down, Boost/Brake, Protocast etc...

    Once I found it, I went ahead and paid the $25, for the Premium upgrade.
    Allows for access to ALL features/functions that the DCS remotes has, and more!
    The only thing I have NOT figured out, is HOW to add a Lionel TMCC/Legacy locomotive.
    Supposed to be able to add and run those locomotives as well. I gotta try to figure that out next!

    The only other thing I had to get, was a USB/RS-232 adapter! My TIU is an original, so it does NOT have
    a USB connection. The newer versions have a USB plug.

    Overall, I'm quite happy with my purchase and howw well it works!
    Bet I will NOT have interference at train shows, if I run trains with it!
    I've had interference problems in the past, with DCS remote.
    Actually like it BETTER the the DCS remote!
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  7. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

    Thanks for the WIU info, Keith. I'm considering adding it to my layout and your review helps a lot.
  8. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised as to how easy it is to set up, and how well it works.
    After doing some searching, and reading, i think I’ve found out why I was having TMCC

    I just need to wire the TMCC control base into the TIU output wire.
    Might have to try later Sunday, once I’m sort of awake and almost alive!

    Have 3 Atlas O GP60’s and an Atlas O SW-9 that are all TMCC equipped.
    If I can run those, that’d be great! If i have to use the TMCC Cab-1, I have no
    problem with that. Although, I do NOT like the Cab-1 control(s). Don’t like the reaction, or lack of.....
    Speed control lacks something to be desired. Will see if the WII set up makes a difference there!
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    A Tasmanian Devil car. Could you post a picture? :)
  10. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter


    Lionel boxcar, celebrating the 40th birthday of the Looney Toon character, Tasmanian Devil.

    From Wiki:
    In fact, this appetite serves as the impetus for McKimson's Devil May Hare (first released on June 19, 1954)


    Also from Wiki:
    The Tasmanian Devil

    Looney Tunes character
    First appearance Devil May Hare (1954)
    Created by Robert McKimson
    Voiced by Mel Blanc (1954–1983)
    Jeff Bergman (1990)
    Noel Blanc (1990)
    Maurice LaMarche (1990)
    Jim Cummings (1991–present)
    Greg Burson (1992)
    Dee Bradley Baker (1996)
    Frank Welker (1998)
    Ian James Corlett (2001–2006)
    Brendan Fraser (2003)
    Joe Alaskey (2011)
    Tasmanian Devil
    Gender Male
    Relatives Hugh Tasmanian Devil (father)
    Jean Tasmanian Devil (mother)
    Molly Tasmanian Devil (sister)
    Jake Tasmanian Devil (brother)
    Drew Tasmanian Devil (uncle)
    Tasmanian She-Devil (wife)

    Unnamed wife
    Unnamed son

    Slam Tasmanian (descendant)
    Nationality Tasmanian (Australian)
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  11. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

    These two buildings arrived on my doorstep 12/29. They are from my wife. Tavern Burger for Christmas and Frank's IGA for my birthday. I listed them in my layout thread but forgot to list them here.

    Tavern Burger.jpg

    Frank's IGA.jpg
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  12. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

    The mailman brought a couple of goodies today. The ice cream shop is for the city area. I'm not sure where the signal will go yet.

    reginas ice cream.jpg signal.jpg
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  13. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    Would like to be able to set up some simple Red/Green signals on
    the temporary layout I build for yearly club train show.
    Just something to provide a bit more action! An attention getter!
  14. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

    I agree, Keith. Things like signals and crossing lights add a lot of interest to a layout.
  15. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

    This LionChief Plus Berkshire arrived Saturday.

    NKP Berkshire.jpg

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