What is the holy grail piece missing from your collection....

Dave McDonald Dec 19, 2021

  1. Dave McDonald

    Dave McDonald TrainBoard Member

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    ...for me, it is the NSE Central Vermont Coast Guard GP9 and Caboose.

    What are you still looking for?
     
  2. Bookbear1

    Bookbear1 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Solid, reliable GP7 (like my old Atlas DC version) with DCC and sound...CB&Q livery, please.
     
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  3. Grey One

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    There are a few fantasy schemes I'd like to see.
    Shinkansen ib Canadian Pacific red.
     
  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  5. eposte12

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    fox valley Canadian pacific gevo with full Olympic paint scheme
     
  6. Traindork

    Traindork TrainBoard Member

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    Wheels of Time commuter cars in Southern Pacifc dark lark. Last run was 20 or so years ago? Anybody need a kidney or a heart valve?
    Also, the Area 51 set that Micro Trains did a few years ago.
     
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  7. PGE-N°2

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    A small fleet of Milwaukee Road Little Joes.

    I know there's a brass version and a 3D printed option, but the brass is impossible to find and the 3D requires reworking a chassis.
     
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  8. MetraMan01

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    I can narrow it down to two things:

    1) Nucomp trailer park kit. N scale. The old kit with 6 mobile homes. I come across them as singles every now and again. I enjoy putting kits together-the pre-builts and card stock don’t really do it for me.

    2) Metra 211-an F40PH-3 in the CBQ heritage scheme. I’ve got Kato’s MP36 Metra heritage schemes for RI, MILW, and State of Illinois. I’ve got the Athearn’s F59 Metra CNW heritage on order.

    I think I could get a donor Kato F40 chassis/frame, some Metra CBQ decals, and then a 3D printed shell and try to do it myself. Might try it someday.


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  9. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

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    The smaller engines, boxcars and tankers. Mainly those used in the state of Wisconsin or neighbors. Not antiques.
     
  10. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

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    A small two truck Climax or Heisler locomotive.
     
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  11. Hardcoaler

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    Atlas's CNJ hack in N Scale. Released in 2016, these quickly sold out. They're rarely found today and sell at prices that I'm not ready to pay.

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  12. wpsnts

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    Undec 3D printed Interurbans for the Sacramento Northern and power chassis to fit.
    I say undec but I would take a decorated one in a heartbeat.
     
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  13. muktown128

    muktown128 TrainBoard Member

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    I'd like that Atlas CNJ caboose as well. It certainly looks better than the Life-Like NE style caboose released years ago. I'd be ok if Bachmann released their NE style caboose painted for CNJ. Not sure why they haven't, since they have released a CNJ GP-7 and and 0-6-0.

    However, the Holy Grail for me would be a brass PRR J1 2-10-4. They pop up eBay occasionally. I hear that BLI is planning to release one within the next few years.
     
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  14. Hardcoaler

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    What puzzles me is why Atlas doesn't release a second round of their best sellers in this series? The artwork is done and there'd be no investment in new tooling. I completely agree with your appraisal of the Life-Like model. :oops:
     
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  15. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author TrainBoard Member

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    A Pennsylvania Railroad E-44 electric, which has never been made in N (I think there were shells but I want a ready to run version.

    One of the few pieces I am keeping from my Dad's HO Scale accumulation is the Alco Models brass version, which dates to the late 1960s.
     
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  16. Allegheny

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    N-scale C&O 2-10-4 T1 Texan.
    I have three N-scale Allegheny H-8 locomotives. I believe two of them were Matt Shaefer's (Northern Virginia NTrak) as his name was scribed on the inside of the tender.
     
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  17. Run8Racing

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    1) SDP40 shell to build BN Bicentennial. Ordered one from Shapeways. Haven't received it yet, so it's still on the list !!!
    2) Lowell Smith "Ferdinand Magellan" presidential car.
    3) M/T Tie Loader set in their old "MOW" scheme with GP/SW- something to pull it.
    4) M/T "Area 51" set before Traindork finds it !!!
    5) GT passenger cars
    6) PC Flexi-vans
    7) If any of these are ever available, would prefer to receive them within the same decade I order them !!!
     
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  18. Massey

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    For me it would be a Norfolk & Western Class J locomotive built by Kato, with the N&W passenger cars to go with it also from Kato.

    In modern times it would be AFFORDABLE Bombardier bi-level coaches painted for New Mexico Rail Runner. I need 10 to 12 (with 2 cab cars in the mix) to make my 2 locomotives happy.
     
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  19. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

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    Frisco N scale MT tank cars. They show up very rarely and are high priced. Kicking myself for not purchasing when during first release, sold out quickly.

    Joe
     
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  20. Inkaneer

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