Locomotive Roster

Espeeman Aug 20, 2002

  1. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

    Not looking to adopt, but like many others looking to streamline. I am ready to reduce the locomotive roster by about 500 locomotives right now. And possibly more in the future. It will start with the units that do not have decoders, or what is in the list above. If I can sell or trade for cars I will.
  2. SPsteam

    SPsteam TrainBoard Member

    OK here goes,

    1 GS-1 (former concor S-2)
    2 Kato GS-4s
    1 CC GS-4
    1 BMAN 2-8-0
    1 P-10 (former MP pacific)
    1 B-1 (Kato Mike/ LL Berkshire kitbash)
    2 Key MT-1s
    1 Key MT-4 (half daylight)
    1 Key AC-4
    1 Key AC-5
    1 Key AC-6
    1 Key AC-7
    1 Key AC-10
    1 IM AC-12
    1 F-4 (CC 2-10-2 kitbash)
    1 Key SP-1 4-10-2
    2 2-6-6-2 loggers (micro ace)
    2 2-8-2 loggers (Kato BR 86 kitbash)
    2 Atlas shays
    1 Kato PA/PB
    1 LL 2-8-8-2
  3. Arctic Train

    Arctic Train TrainBoard Member

    Put em' up on Trainstore!!

  4. sandro schaer

    sandro schaer TrainBoard Member



    would you mind to send me a list of the locos you intend to sell ? i could probably use some more ...
  5. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

    A further perspective on the accumulation of large quanitities of model trains... locomotives in particular. Most of the largest collections are owned by individuals that have been in the hobby 20+ years. It's really not as much a factor of a large income (six figures left of the decimal point ;) )... though large incomes makes it easier. I find that the percentage of one's available income dedicated to the hobby varies a lot... but if one has few vices (excluding model railroading)... the collection of items will grow steadily. I've NEVER earned a six figure income... and still have mananged to accumulate a large amount of stuff. I've acquired over 400 locomotives and couple thousand rolling stock items... most of this collection has come in the last 10 yrs using about 10% of my net salary. 15 yrs before that (pre-2002) my life was very difficult... young kids... low pay... high expenses... missed out on lots of stuff back then. I was glad to get whatever I could... usually the lower end (LifeLike, Bachmann) locomotives for under $30 and occasional Atlas or Kato $40 to $50. I remember getting mail order rolling stock for $1.00 to $1.50 each too. Those great deals of the late 1990' to early 2000's were days we may not see again... LL BL-2, FA1/FA2(A/B set) & SD or SW units for $15 to $30... a great time to accumulate stuff.
  6. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

    I think of my locomotive roster in terms of prototype model and type of service

    PASSENGER SERVICE (not including EMD F-units)
    DL-109 (A)
    PA-2 (ABA set)
    and various non-working things to be rebuilt or... an FM Erie-built, non-working Bachmann motorcar...

    FT (AB set freight)
    F3 ABBA set to be painted freight
    F7 (AA set freight)
    F7 *ABBA set passenger warbonnet)
    F9 (ABBA passenger warbonnet)

    Road switchers
    GP-7 3
    GP-9 2
    RSD-15 2

    Fairbanks Morse H-12-44
    Alco S-2
    SW9 2

    4-4-0 for movie train
  7. rome91

    rome91 TrainBoard Member

    This is what I have working ;) some are either detailed, repainted or kitbashed (or all three).

    Bachmann ATSF 4-8-4 #2926 (kitbashed)
    Bachmann ATSF 4-4-0 #90 (kitbashed)
    Rivarossi ATSF 4-6-2 #3412 (kitbashed)
    Rivarossi ATSF 4-6-2 #3415 (kitbashed)
    Con-Cor ATSF 4-6-4 #3460
    Minitrix ATSF 2-10-2 #3935 (kitbashed)
    Minitrix ATSF 0-6-0 #2120
    Life-Like ATSF 2-8-8-2 #1790
    Marklin D&RGW 2-8-2 #486 (Nn3)
    Bachmann NKP 2-8-4 #759
    Athearn UP 4-8-8-4 #4019
    Bachmann UP 4-8-4 #806
    Con-Cor/Kato ATSF PA1
    Kato ATSF F3A & F3B
    Hallmark ATSF FTA & FTB
    Bachmann ATSF M190 Doodlebug (kitbashed & rebuilt)
  8. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

    Southern Pacific
    GP20R 4087
    GP35R 6300
    U30C 7935
    SD40-T2 8364
    SD40-T2 8391

    Pacific Electric
    SW1 1101
    Interurban 1124
    Freight Motor 1445
  9. trainman-ho

    trainman-ho TrainBoard Member

    Well.....I feel pretty good about my being able to say...I don't need another Steamer or deasesil on my roster!!

    Of course my main source for purchases is that auction site!!

    I must say I am impressed with the listings from some of you!!

    I am also into HO scale......

    "You can't always get what you want......But you can be happy ......if you have a mind to!!

    Live long and Prosper!!

  10. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    Well said, especially for an old skool DC modeler like me. I was an active modeler at that time, but the rising expense of the new releases, and a busy career and family edged out my hobby time. Now upon retirement 20 years later, I find that my older units still run great and I have no plans to get rid of them. I did however test the waters recently with a pair of Atlas CNJ SD-35s and am very impressed.
  11. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

    I just went through this thread. What a walk down memory lane. Noticed a lot of TB'ers that aren't with us anymore.
  12. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

    I did not realize this thread went all the way back to August 2002. Almost 17 years ago which was about the time I joined TB. It was funny to see some of my old posts... things I don"t remember posting LOL

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  13. urbanex12

    urbanex12 TrainBoard Member

    Arnold U25C L&N
    Arnold Rapido FA1 ATSF
    Arnold Rapido Railbus DB
    Atlas GP38 DT&I

    Atlas GP9 DT&I
    Atlas Trainmaster PRR
    Bachmann doodlebug unlettered
    Bachmann Dash 8-40c CSX
    Bachmann F7 ATSF
    Bachmann 44 tonner PRR
    Con-Cor U50 UP
    Fleischmann Piccolo BR212 DB
    Kato P42 Amtrak
    Kato RDC-3 NYC
    Kato RS2 MILW

    Life Like Erie Built PRR
    Life Like BL2 WM
    2 Life Like E8 C&NW and MILW
    Life Like C-Liner A and B units PRR
    Life Like SD7 GN
    2 Life Like F40PH Amtrak
    Walthers DL10
    9 NH

    Bachmann Brill streetcar
    Bachmann HHP8 Amtrak
    Bachmann E60CP Amtrak
    Kato Portram
    Kato GG1 PRR
    Kato steeplecab unlettered
    Kato ACS-64 Amtrak
    Kato EF57

    Athearn 4-6-6-4 DRGW
    Bachmann 2-8-0 NYC
    Bachmann 4-8-4 ATSF
    Bachmann 4-8-4 Class J N&W
    Bachmann 2-6-6-2 C&O
    Bachmann 2-6-2 SOU
    Life Like 2-6-6-2 N&W
    Model Power 4-6-2 ATSF
    Roundhouse 2-6-0 PRR
    2-6-0 DRGW - Nn3 - not sure of manufacturer
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

    Wow, many of the ones I posted back then I still have. Many I do not. Plus I have a bunch that I have acquired since.
  15. Onizukachan

    Onizukachan TrainBoard Supporter

    My roster is even smaller!
    Kato GS4 (1st gen, now DCC)
    F3A SP (last gen, Now DCC)
    End roster.
    I’d like another A or a B, but I spend too much on LEDs and other electronics right now.
  16. Espeeman

    Espeeman TrainBoard Member

    Wow! Things have changed a lot since I started this thread!
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  17. Sharky_McSharknose

    Sharky_McSharknose TrainBoard Member

    Boston & Maine:
    Arnold Hornby SW1
    2x Atlas GP9
    Atlas GP40-2

    Arnold Hornby U25C
    Atlas C630
    Kato SD80MAC

    Delaware & Hudson:
    Life-Like PA

    Maine Central:
    2x Atlas GP7
    Atlas/Kato RS11

    New York Central:
    E-R Models RF-16A
    E-R Models RF-16B

    Con-Cor J3a 4-6-4

    To Be Repainted:
    Atlas/Kato RS11 (undec., to Quaboag Transfer)
    Atlas/Kato U25B (undec., to MEC)
    Atlas SD35 (undec., to CR-patched CNJ)
    Bachmann S4 (WM, to B&M)
    Con-Cor RDC2 powered + 2x RDC1 dummy (ATSF, to B&M/MBTA)
    Kato F7A (ATSF, to MBTA FP10)
    Kato F7B (undec., to B&M)
    Life-Like GP18 (high-nose) (NP, to MBTA)
    Life-Like GP18 (low-nose) (undec., to B&M)
  18. Randy Clark

    Randy Clark TrainBoard Member

    I won't list them all but if I never buy another locomotive, there is no way I could possibly need anything else.
    35 steam engines
    50 plus diesels
    and one lone Gas Turbine.

    At least that's what's visible.
  19. WM183

    WM183 TrainBoard Member

    In N scale:

    Atlas WM GP9
    Kato WM RS2
    Bachmann WM S4

    Key NYC H10 Mikado
    Key NYC H6 Mikado
    Kato/Atlas kitbashes Pacific
    Kato Mikado

    I want to add a USRA 0-8-0 to my NYC steam roster

    In HO scale

    United B&O E27 Consolidation

    Small fleet!!
  20. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

    I have 14 storage tracks at the turntable with a locomotive on each track. Its too cold to go out and list whats there.


    2 logomotives on the mains
    1 Atlas S2 working the yard
    1 CSX sitting on the interchange waiting for the mains to clear so it can enter the yard.
    1 Arnold S2 parked at Stevens Concrete.
    1 E5 hooked to the Excursion train at the Station.
    1 4-8-4 one display in the railroad park.
    2 SD40u at the engine shop.
    1 GP 38 at the fuel island.

    They all run...but only about 6 with decoders.
    The 2 SD40u have decoders...sadly both are fried.

    There are 2 on the deadline. Both run...sorta...lol
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