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Colonel Mar 29, 2013

  1. micktropolis

    micktropolis New Member

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    Indeed! It'll match in paintwork too, the FEF-3 is also in the grey with yellow stripes livery. Now I need some greyhound coaches for them to pull.
     
  2. Paul Liddiard

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    These jumped out and grabbed me last weekend.
     

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  3. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Very nice


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  4. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Yup merger denied.


    This arrived today kinda cool can't touch it for awhile until I get a few other things off the bench :sneaky:
     

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  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Kinda surprised they didnt have those things delivered Yellow with Blue lettering.
     
  6. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    It won't be like that after I get a chance to repaint and rebuild it with more details lol

    Agreed thought it would have been yellow with blues high lights
     
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  7. Kevin Anderson

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    Just received this today. Ok f I like it I will get a second one. It’s going into service for the mining company. Replacing two GE 44 tonners.[​IMG]
     
  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    OK. What is it Kevin? A picture of it in wrapping, inside a box, with no ID. Makes it kinda hard to make out. :). Looks EMD, but maybe not.
     
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  9. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    Whoops sorry-

    It’s an NW2
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  10. Pastor John

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    Am I seeing European couplers?

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  11. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    No it’s just at a weird angle.
     
  12. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks. I have some German engines and rolling stock and I was curious. Seemed odd on US equipment.

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  13. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I too have been diving into HO scale from N. Athearn released the Genesis GP40-2's, two in the 1978 as delivered scheme, one in the re-paint. I got the two as delivered and while these are technically road units for my era, they run great as switchers on my small shelf layout!
     
  14. rch

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    I ordered one of the newly released Accurail ACF 2970cf covered hoppers in the "data only" paint scheme and it arrived the other day. I already have several of this type car from Athearn in their RTR line, but none decorated in the ACFX 42xxx or 44xxx series, so I thought this car might be a good jumping off point for a handful of those plain-jane cars.

    It's a simple kit that goes together easily, just like any other kit from Accurail. There was some flash on the ladder rungs on the A end, which is surprising to see on a brand new mold, but since I planned on carving down the ladder rungs anyway it wasn't much of an issue for me.

    I don't care for the trucks and wheels Accurail supplies with their kits so I replace them. In this case some leftover trucks from an Atlas Pressureaide hopper were used.

    The other change I made was to use some black Tamiya Panel Line Accent to add shadow to the running boards and crossover platforms. It's always best to do that on a glossy surface to prevent the stain from running everywhere - and Accurail cars are almost always a super dead flat - but I didn't do that. Instead I ended up applying quite a bit of touch up paint to cover the mess. Finally, in preparation for the new numbers and initials I gave it a coat of gloss lacquer. If only I had done that step in the right order I could have saved myself some trouble.

    These models seem to compare favorably to the Athearn RTR model once the grabs are thinned out (meaning they don't stand out of the train with toy-like features). The Athearn model comes with an etched running board, separately applied grabs, nice stirrups, brake details, good trucks and metal wheels. The most recent Athearn run retails for $45 each and the just announced run retails for $50 each. The Accurail car retails for about $20, and you'll need to provide your own metal wheels (Tangent 12 axles for $10). You could upgrade the running board with Plano's #77 for $8.50. So for under $35 and a bit of elbow grease you can have a model that will really fit in with the Athearn car once the running board is replaced. Once I get this car weathered we'll see how much the solid running board distracts me. Right now I'm OK with it.

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  15. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Looking good Rich
     
  16. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    I picked up another Walthers NW2. Now o have two of these little babies.

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  17. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Cool Kevin your 2 for 2 lol
     
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  18. WPZephyrFan

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    I added to my small but growing collection of British equipment today. My first Bachmann British prototype, an E4 0-6-2 tank engine:

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  19. RailMix

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    Classic Metal Works brought some new offerings recently so I went on a vehicle binge (again). I have a concrete block garage kit from Walthers' truck terminal. I now know what to do with it. It will be the new Hicksville fire hall now that I need a place to display some fire equipment. I wasn't entirely pleased with the cast resin pumper body, but I think I can improve it a bit, and like many CMW trucks it will need to be taken apart and reassembled properly. Stay tuned. The tanker, on the other hand, looks quite nice on first examination.

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    I also picked up some cars. Of course, I can't resist a midfifties Ford and these two are somewhat special. Back in the day, my uncle owned a two tone green one just like the model and the pink and black one screams "1950s" like few things do.
    The seller I bought the pumper from surprisingly also has a quantity of the black cherry Chevelles (the only color I didn't get when they were new), so I picked one up.

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  20. Jeff Vass

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    I've got a locomotive addiction. Some of my consignment stuff sold at my local hobby shop. But instead of coming home with $200, I came home with this Bowser SD40-2. She runs great and has a LokSound decoder so she sounds as good as she looks and runs.

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