N SCALE Over 500 N Scale items for Sale

gdmichaels Jun 28, 2017

  1. gdmichaels

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  2. SuperGoat

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    Well I just found a Micro-Trains car that I've been looking for a long time and ordered it. Thanks!
     
  3. gdmichaels

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    You are most welcome.

    All sellers are NSE members. Keep in mind that the NSE (N Scale Enthusiast) organization will be monitoring for any sellers that do not fulfill orders. Also expect feedback to show up on this thread. If you do buy something from one of the classified sellers, be sure to leave feedback on the TroveStar site as well. People feel more comfortable buying from others when they see successful sales have been made to trainboard members.

    TroveStar makes no profit from these transactions. This is purely a service to the N Scale community.
     
  4. SuperGoat

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    Well I'm new to this Trovestar thing but I selected an item for purchase last Thursday and was CC'd on an email from Trovestar to the seller but haven't gotten an invoice yet, wonder if they are on vacation or something.
     
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  5. southernman

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    Same here.I think that I've bought something but I'm beginning to have doubts. The item that I purchased was immediately removed from the list of items for sale but there has been no action since then.
     
  6. SuperGoat

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    Southern man I got an email from George Michaels which has reassured me things will work out. I'm gonna reply back to the email and will include your issue as well.
     
  7. southernman

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    Thanks SuperGoat. I was going to give it until next week since this was a holiday and they might be on vacation. We'll see what happens.
     
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  8. southernman

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    UPDATE; received an email today and will have an invoice on Monday.
     
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  9. SuperGoat

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    I couldn't help myself and purchased a few more. I also got an email advising of an invoice coming on Monday. :)
     
  10. WFOJeff

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    Thank you George!
    I seem to be set up to buy now.

    Next to figure out how to ask a question to seller per item-IE interested in some engines but they are DC and I am DCC.
     
  11. gdmichaels

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    I apologize for the delays in invoicing. I was assured by the seller that all invoices will be caught up by Monday.

    As for the engines, maybe it is something the TroveStar curators can help with? Let me know what you need help with and maybe we can help. All of us know DCC pretty well. There are some great items for sale right now, and I am kind of tempted to buy some myself - especially the special runs - which are listed at pretty good prices.
     
  12. WFOJeff

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    I just made my first 2 purchases- (MTL RailBox and couple of DI container loads) not worried about invoicing at the moment.

    For example looking at items under Southern Pacific I see an apparent DC engine (view in database# 121737 )
    Kato 176-20U Southern Pacific SD 40 DC Locomotive 7319 Speed Lettering Lark Grey with Scarlet with white lettering

    I know some KATO SD40-2 have the ability of DCC friendly like Kato N 1764816 EMD SD40-2 (DCC friendly) but couldn't figure it out on this model.

    Thank you
     
  13. gdmichaels

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    That series of Kato SD40's is DCC friendly. It has two small light boards instead of a single swappable 'ready' board. I have never done one myself, but I have done a similar upgrade on one of the Atlas RS models which also has two small circuit boards in a similar configuration.

    Assuming it is like the Atlas, it is an intermediate level upgrade. No modification should need to be done, and you may be able to get an upgrade kit from NCE. They certainly make a split board kit for the Atlas RS series. It required some soldering of wires to connect the two small boards. I will reach out to Brad Myers, one of our curators, who manages a blog about DCC installs. He may know more.
     
  14. Ryan Wilkerson

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    SD40-2 are DCC-ready. The plain SD40 model came in two versions. The older one, which is the one in question, is the older design and takes a bit of work to install DCC. Hard wired install with some frame milling (or purchase a milled Aztec frame) is an option. You can also use the TCS CN series. I believe that one also requires some frame modifications.
     
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  15. gdmichaels

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    The TCS CN is what I worked with for the Atlas RS install. As far as I know, TCS is the only company that makes split-board decoder kits. I was in error when I stated the kit was from NCE.
     
  16. WFOJeff

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    Unfortunately I doubt I am up for that extent of a challenge with just over a year under my belt, although I do like those 2 SP models-I'm afraid they would sit on the workbench...
    Thanks for all you input folks.
     
  17. southernman

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    Update; I received my order yesterday. Sure it took a little while but I'm going to mark that up to growing pains of a new shopping format. Bottom line is got something that I'd been looking for a very long time. The price was good, $30 for a 3 pack of custom M-T boxcars, and the shipping charges were reasonable so I'm happy with the experience in general.

    It would be nice to be able to see what the shipping charges are up front. Something you might want to add in the future.
     
  18. nscalestation

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    I am the one who currently has 39 items listed. I just updated the listings and reduced prices on many of them.
     

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