What are your new locos?

CNW 1518 Aug 9, 2010

  1. eric220

    eric220 TrainBoard Member

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    Well, since this thread has been resurrected... Here's two I bought a few months ago. I've had the GG1 for awhile.

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  2. Primavw

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    Hard-to-find Kato SD40-2 I plan on bashing into an NS high-nose such as this one

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  3. 4-4-0

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    Old 4-4-0 from Bachmann, made in Hongkong
    and here after the instalation of a DZ125 im not satisfied with the coal an will optimize this later. Running with the decoder is for such an old loco ok.





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  4. N-builder

    N-builder TrainBoard Member

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    The Kato SD40-2 is not a hard to find loco they have tons of them for sale on ebay.
     
  5. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

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    What do you use to strip the loco?
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    For Kato shells I always use 91% alcohol. I have had very bad luck with any of the commercial strippers like Chameleon, Scalecoate and others can cause the ABS plastic that Kato uses to become brittle.
     
  7. ns737

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    HI philip h also warm the 91% alcohol to 80 or 90 degres and all the paint will come off . i striped 2 up sd70ace shells and now they look like undec's. no paint left on at all like the sd40-2 in the pic. the up paint came off in 5 min. the flag and shelds took a a little longer.
     
  8. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    What he said...I mean how else do some of us have almost 40? Getting them for a good price on ebay, that is a challenge...esp when many are selling used ones for over $80 each.
     
  9. wcfn100

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    That Kato model looks like a "snoot nose". Are the walkways and sil the same as the regular SD40-2?

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  10. Primavw

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    In my defense I never said "rare". I guess what you said is sort of what I meant in my original post, most folks won't give them up for less than a small fortune since they are NLA. I more or less meant "hard to find at the right price with black trucks etc, etc."

    For example:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/N-SCALE-KAT...713948?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item1e741777dc

    Well I am going to find out. I was told by fellow TB members the decks and rails are the same on the snoots and short noses. I haven't ordered the high nose yet so I haven't been able to line anything up yet. Also the above long hood has the right grilles for the proto I am modelling. This will be my first bashing project of a loco so I'm by no means an expert.
     
  11. ns737

    ns737 TrainBoard Supporter

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    yes they are the same. i made a high hood from a mid pro. so i could have working ditch lights.
     
  12. glennac

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    Just picked up 2 AB sets of IM ATSF "Catwisker" FTs from Verne Niner. Fine gentleman and a pleasure to do business with. These are beautiful units that I have had my eye on for quite some time. Below are similar units running on Verne's layout.

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  13. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    I just finished SCXY GP8 #1352...[​IMG]
     
  14. EMD F7A

    EMD F7A TrainBoard Member

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    If this were Facebook, I'd click LIKE about as hundred times!! Simply STUNNING!
     
  15. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    Intermountain AC-8 and AC-10 with sound. Silver Streak Zephyr with all three E5A units from Kato. Bachmann 4-6-0 (ten wheeler). Santa made some early deliveries this year. :happy:
     
  16. SinCity

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    LHS had a congsignment sale and I picked up a new Walthers/LL GP-18 (Rock Island) and a lightly run GP-382/2 (SP) for $29 each.
     
  17. JKramer328

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    DCC units Bachmann Spectrum GE Dash 8-40/CW #4001 and #4002 in my N scale model railroad name "Willamette Regional Railway"


     
  18. SinCity

    SinCity TrainBoard Member

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    Picking up Ryan Wilkerson's LL SD7 in SP Bloody Nose.
     
  19. Nick Lorusso

    Nick Lorusso TrainBoard Member

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    Karl this looks great. Are you doing the other unit too?
     
  20. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, the SCXY 1363 will hopefully be done soon.
     

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