What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

  2. Inkaneer

    Inkaneer TrainBoard Member

    Added another Walthers SW9/1200 to the stable. Got involved with a model RR club operated as part of DARE program by the local police department. Their club signature layout is the Montour RR albeit in HO. But the Montour, all approx. 45 miles, is a nice small road to model. The line was originally owned by coal mines to move coal from the loadout points to the prep plant. They dieselized in the early 1950's with a dozen SW9's as their only road power. Rolling stock was primarily 2 bay offset and rib side hoppers along with five former UP CA4 cabooses. All of which are available in N scale. The Montour is gone now although it still lives on in the form of The Montour Trail, one of the rails to trails projects along with its former parent, the P&LE.
  3. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

    BLI ES44ac by NScaleKen posted Dec 2, 2018 at 7:33 PM

    The best way to consist your lashup is to give the same speed curve setting to all the locomotives and then vary the trim (CV66 for forward and CV95 for reverse) to match the speeds. It is the fastest and most efficient way to get locomotives to consist with no issues.
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  4. Inkaneer

    Inkaneer TrainBoard Member

    Well, the 'Walthers SW9' is going back. Upon receipt of it everything looked okay but when I removed the shell to add the decoder it was obvious that the Walthers chassis had been switched out and an older Lifelike one installed in its place. No wear pattern on the wheels so I am surmising that someone bought the locomotive and switched the frame keeping the Walthers trucks and returned the locomotive. No one would be able to tell unless they removed the shell as I did. The locomotive was bought on Ebay from a highly regarded vender. I already started the return process thru Ebay. Nice that they provide a return shipping label with prepaid postage. Yeah, I'm disappointed but I don't blame the vender for this as I doubt he or any other vender would disassemble a locomotive just to check that it is, on the inside, what it appears to be on the outside. Spookshow has a write up on this locomotive at:


    Interesting to note that, according to Spookshow, the Lifelike/ Walthers shells, "are reportedly a good fit for the Kato NW2 chassis."
  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

    An ABBA set of Intermountain FTs. The mechanisms are now installed in my old Hallmark brass FTs. Still need to paint the brass locomotives.
  6. tony22

    tony22 TrainBoard Member

    My long awaited PRR T-1 from BLI arrived the other night. Ran it on the test track and tested everything. Looks perfect and runs beautifully.
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  7. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    Bunch of Trainworx coal hoppers and several Red Caboose grain hoppers.
    Picked up from Hemi. Coming soon, a 10 car PRR passenger train, for the
    T-1 as well as a PRR GG-1 and the full 14 car Broadway Limited passenger train!
    Also purchased from another TB member.
  8. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    My latest.


    Baggage car from walthers. Bought at train show over the weekend.

    The Micro Trains 5 pack from ebay. Arrived Friday.
    Pre convention set. Commemorating the 4th N Scale Collector convention, June 1996.
    Unique car numbers: 62496 to 62896. Dates for the convention.
  9. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

    3F632FF6-8954-4011-8042-30CD224DAB79.jpeg I got some flatcar kits. This will keep me busy over the holiday break.

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