What are your new locos?

CNW 1518 Aug 9, 2010

  1. FlyingScotsman

    FlyingScotsman New Member

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    With CNW 1518's and a moderator's approval - I would like to post my "new" locomotives. Actually I have been collecting for over twenty years and have just now gotten ready to start model railroading. I have 19 N Scale locomotives and just yesterday and today (8/23/2010) have test run most of them for the first time including taking a set out of shrink wrap to find the diesel engine in a pool of oil. I am new to the forum and want to be careful about taking any liberties.
     
  2. CNW 1518

    CNW 1518 TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Feel free to post what you want! We'd like to see what your locomotive roster is!
     
  3. WPZephyrFan

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    I know how that goes! Most of my locos are still in boxes because I don't have a finished layout. Some haven't even been operated yet, and some are a few years old.
     
  4. CNW 1518

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    I think at one point or another we've all had to have our stuff packed up for awhile..
     
  5. WPZephyrFan

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    Yes. I am the president of a railroad in a box!
     
  6. CNW 1518

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    Mine gets to find a box for the weekend..

    and to think.. just after I receive my order of well cars and containers...

    booo!
     
  7. CNW 1518

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    [​IMG]

    My mock set up now..

    Just waiting on my double stacks.. dumb fedex
     
  8. brokemoto

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    MY goodness, look at all of these diseasels.

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    This is the latest version of the Bachpersonn eight wheeler. It even comes with Bachmann's dummy knuckle coupler, which means that it has different draft gear and coupler box covers. Thus, it can not take the 1049s that MT's website recommends for the older versions.

    This thing runs really well. B-mann has come a long way with it. For this reason, I decided to try to make this locomotive work, as opposed to being just a runner. I managed to fit a 2004 to it. It works well. Here it is over the uncoupling ramp, then spotting a refrigerator at the meat packing plant. It worked well.

    No one ever would have thought that this thing would ever be good for switching.
     
  9. CNW 1518

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    The scary thing is.. I like steamers better! :thumbs_up:

    So you'd recommend that bachmann?
     
  10. brokemoto

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    I would recommend the later versions. The one in the photograph comes in a plastic box and has Bachpersonn's dummy knuckle coupler. It required a minimum of breaking in before it ran well.

    The other plastic box versions and the last cardboard box versions also run well, but they do require extensive breaking in.

    The turnouts on the main line have metal frogs, as do some of those on the spurs. The remaining switches are the Peco that come in the matchbox covers. For the most part, this particular B-mann will deal with those. As a rule, this thing does not like plastic frog switches. It will stall from time to time on the Peco matchbox cover switches, but not as frequently as it does on other plastic frog switches.

    I have not yet figured out how to get a pilot coupler onto this thing, so it is limited to spotting cars on trailing sidings. Still I never would have thought that I could use it to spot cars.

    If your pike has metal frog switches, I would recommend it. I would not recommend operating it on plastic frog switches, as it will stall on most of them at speeds less than fifty SMPH.
     
  11. CNW 1518

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    Ahh ok. Thanks for the detailed explanation.

    I'll see if I can get one on a deal somewhere. I've always thought they looked good.
     
  12. Arctic Train

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    I couldn't just have one UP locomotive so picked up another along with a CP unit the other day for no reason other than I really like the paint scheme(s). Good thing the wifes out of country this week. :))
    Brain

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  13. DrifterNL

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    Looks like you have enough power now to pull the entire fleet there in the background!:tb-biggrin:

    Edit: oops, you changed the picture...
     
  14. CNW 1518

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    looks like some good pulling power there!
     
  15. CNW 1518

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDJs2IaHIdQ

    Whoo hoo!! I finally got some good well cars!

    Unfortunately... Im sure either tomorrow or Saturday morning it all gets to be put away for a few days...
     
  16. Arctic Train

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    Yup. I pulled a switcheroo.... I ddin't like the way the lights under the upper level reflected off my display case. Not real happy with this pic either but I've got too many chores left on the list to get sidetracked by serious basement railfaning today.

    Brian
     
  17. brokemoto

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    I do not know that B-mann sells a Cheap and Nothing Wasted, but they do have a Q version.

    I seem to recall that MDC sold their 1880s mogul in Can't and Never Will as well as some passenger cars and a caboose.

    MDC did sell some thirty four foot wood passenger cars in Q. They were [model does not represent actual prototype] paint schemes. They are not easy to find. Recently, someone listed a coach and combine only on FeePay and several people bid on them. MDC sold and Athearn sells four different thirty four foot passenger cars: baggage/RPO, combine, coach and business car.
     
  18. CNW 1518

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    hahaha. I don't mind giving the engines a little work to get them workin better.

    Yeah it seems to be hard to find good old time passenger cars.
     
  19. brokemoto

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    It depends on the road for which you are looking.

    There are three types out there, of which I am aware.

    Bachmann sells 1870s wood coaches and combines they are something like thirty six or forty scale feet in length. They come only in Central Pacific or Union Pacific. They have announced a B&O Royal Blue set, but all that has appeared, so far, is the locomotive. The cars are currently out of production, but are widely available at dealers as NOS and shows.

    MDC sold, and Athearn sells, thirty four foot cars. The body styles are baggage/RPO, combine, coach and business car. They come in a variety of roadnames. Some have paint schemes that are accurate or close, some come in [model does not represent actual prototype] schemes.

    MDC sold, and Athearn sells fifty foot cars. The body styles are combine, coach, sleeper and business car. The paint scheme variety is similar to the thirty four foot cars.

    The Athearns are currently out of production, but Athearn has announced a new run and some matching 2-6-0s. You can find the Athearns at dealers and at shows. Some dealers still have MDCs as NOS and both Athearns and MDCs are at shows.

    The Bachpersonns, MDCs and Athearns appear frequently on FeePay. None of the above appear, or have ever appeared in undecorated or painted/unlettered. There is a FeePay seller called donstrains2go , or something similar, who does manage to come up with undecorated Athearns or MDCs from time to time.

    He comes up with odd roadnames on freight cars, as well. He has some of the MDC thirty six foot boxcars lettered for the Q. No one ever saw these when MDC was still out there, before Athearn swallowed them.

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  20. CNW 1518

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    I was only aware of the bachmann and then the athearn 34's.

    The 50's are peaking my interest. I'm gonna have to look some of those up.
     

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