My O gauge layout - new thread

country joe Jul 15, 2017

  1. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

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    The Vero Beach Model Railroaders had our 4x8 O gauge layout at a show a couple of weeks ago. I usually run my NYC 0-8-0 with a short freight train. The loco is a basic set engine from a number of years ago. It's a good runner with smoke and basic sounds but isn't an expensive engine so I don't have to worry about it at shows.

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    While perusing the aisles I found this NYC caboose for $5. It looks good but isn't lit. It will be the caboose I take to shows.

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    I also found these tank cars for $5 each. They will have a home on my layout.

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    That was my big shopping spree, $15 well spent INMO.
     
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    The UPS man delivered this Railking Imperial Trump Train SD-70ACe and caboose set this afternoon.

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    It joins this Railking Imperial Trump Train ES44 engine and caboose set

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    Tonight I was running two Trump freights. 2020 was pulling an intermodal train and 2024 was heading a reefer express. Passengers were served by an Amtrak Genesis pulling amfleet cars. It was a fun night of contemporary railroad action on the A&JB.
     

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    I've added a few items in the last month.

    First is this Railking Imperial Trump Train SD70ACe and caboose

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    Next is this Railking Imperial New York Central Heritage SD70ACe

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    Last is the FEC boxcar

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    That's it for now.
     
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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You make it hard to resist the lure of Lionel and it's cousins. :)
     
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    I hope that is a good thing.
     
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    Please keep in mind that your political views may not match other people's views, and a political arguments are not allowed....
    Though my dad has this one...
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    I received an order from Menards Friday. In it were these two modern tank cars

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    I also bought a box of 16 modern autos for my Lionel Evans Auto Carriers. 12 of them went onto the 3 auto carriers I have

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    I have 4 cars left over. They will find a home on the layout or maybe eventually end up on another auto carrier. I don't like the cars that Lionel supplies with the auto carriers.

    There was a train show in Melbourne, FL on Saturday and my only purchase was this gold bullion car.

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    I doubt that there ever were any cars like this but it's a fun car to add to a freight train.

    I bought this jug band a while ago but forgot to show it here. They are playing in the gazebo at the Gitchie Goomee Noonee Wa-Wa Campground. I will eventually get chars and sitting people for an audience but right now the band is playing for their own amusement.

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    That's is for now.
     
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    I found a Ft. Knox gold bullion car at a garage sale in about '67 when I was a kid and have had it ever since. Never one to waste a mold, Lionel used the same carbody for its 3435 Aquarium Car, changing the center panel. It was motorized and the fish swam past the windows. (y)

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    The Aquarium car is a fun car. The only differences I can see, other than the fish vs gold load, is that the windows of the Aquarium car are wavy so the fish look like they are swimming as they go by and the gold bullion car has a safe door between the windows with a combination dial.

    Lionel has been making these cars for over 60 years. I think they got their money's worth from the mold.
     
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    My Ft. Knox car is packed away, so I can't check for myself, but does this car have a coin slot on top? I'm thinking mine does, but I could be completely wrong.
     

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