What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    I picked up a few things --

    A couple of projects -- re purposing the Tichy repair cars. (They are going to be storage sheds)

    The cattle pens will be combined with the one I already have. I am going to ditch the hay sheds and move around the cattle loading/unloading shoots - to line up with the doors of my cattle cars.

    And - some FT's to add to my Warbonnet fleet. Hopefully Atlas will produce the Erie builts again - soon.

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  2. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    The postal person/ mailwoman brought me something very useful today, and took away my excuse to put off working on helping with a layout design project: a new copy of John Armstrong’s “Track Planning for Realistic Operation.” This will be my FOURTH copy in 50 years. The first three have been either lost, worn completely out, or loaned out and not returned.
     
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  3. SD75I

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    Great cars!
     

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  4. WPZephyrFan

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    I picked a couple of Atlas WP 60' flatcars. They're really nice, but a but delicate:

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  5. WM183

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    Yet another Kato Mikado! That brings the number to 3. This one may become a NYC H7, or I may make another Erie loco out of it. Not till my 2 current projects are completed though!
     
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    Deluxe comparison. Trucks are smaller!
     

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  7. Eagle2

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    Also remember that one's roller bearing and the other isn't.
     
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  8. NScaleKen

    NScaleKen Permanently dispatched

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    Ohhhh boy, what did I not buy? Just got into this, jumped in deep for my meager budget.

    All N scale:
    Kato Amtrak Superliner phase IVb starter set with the M1 basic track loop
    Outside loop set
    Double crossover set
    2x 36" Atlas flextrack code 80/pack of joiners
    2x Kato track adaptor unitrack to other types
    Kato Y switch (From Japan not arrived yet)
    Siding set (ordered from japan not here yet)
    Yard set (ordered from japan not here yet)
    Kato Power feed switch (again, not here yet :p )
    Kato Amtrak Superliner transition sleeper phase IVb
    Kato Amtrak baggage car pIVb
    Kato GE AC4400CW UP #6717
    Kato GE ES44AC Gevo BNSF #5785
    Kato Mixed freight set
    Bachman 4 car boxcar set, fruit growers something something? super cheap and intend to try airbrushing at N scale on them, if it sucks get graffiti transfers or something. Just need rolling stock right now so if its dirt cheap im on it.

    Pololu MC33926 motor driver shield
    Digitrax SDN144K0a decoder for the Amtrak p42 in the starter set (its working on my brand new just made it today DCC++ JMRI setup!)

    Masters airbrush kit with g44 and TC-20(?) compressor (I have a bit of experience with airguns and airbrushes, first time I have had it all at home though yay!)
    Airbrush cleaning kit, some other small airbrush related things.

    Sculptamold and Plaster Paris
    Some random foam core panels, styrene and more balsa to go with what I have already, and 2 bags of woodland scenics ground cover dirt and lighter dirt of some kind, to get started on learning how to lay it down with modge podge etc.

    I already have an arduino and a Rpi I am throwing at this new hobby, will even suffer dealing with linux to make it really awesome and dynamic layout!
    I have tools and materials out the ears from industrial design so I am about done with the shopping spree to make this happen. Until I find some high quality rolling stock online after around 11pm and my willpower it already asleep :p

    Starting a Surfliner into eventually Coast Starlight as well T Trak modular layout, working on a corner unit that is the trestle bridge at Trestles Beach north of San diego as my first layout.
     
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  9. mtntrainman

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    Welcome aboard Ken.

    I did the same thing when I started THERR RV in 2012. Jumped in the deep end feet first. I had bought so much 'stuff' it was fun figuring where to start LOL. Sounds like you have a plan. Have fun with it :)
     
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  10. Curn

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    I finally picked up an Atlas Shay. I thought I was out of Luck on getting one painted for Pickering, but found a retailer that still had one. These run rather well.
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  11. WPZephyrFan

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    Got this baby in the mail Saturday. An Athearn Great Northern Big Sky Blue F45 (BN patch). My first diesel loco with sound!

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  12. Calzephyr

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    Got some motive power this week. With the uncertainty of future releases from China... I went for early Xmas buying...:D
    I got some Athearn F45' (Santa Fe billboard scheme). Some Atlas VO-1000 (SP and Rock). These might be from Korean factories.
     
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  13. WM183

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    Some decals =D
     
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  14. NScaleKen

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    2 K1D4 decoders for my freight engines, pegboard masonite panels as lightweight benchwork shelving, WiThrottle on the apple app store, a roast chicken and apples with pesto sandwich (was really good!)
     
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  15. MK

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    LOL! You can't work on an empty sotmach! :D
     
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  16. WM183

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    Ok... time to order kebab.
     
  17. NScaleKen

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    Kato N 1766030 GE P42 Genesis, Amtrak (Phase V Late) #47
    Micro-Trains N 98600572 SW1500 Diesel Switcher Locomotive, Union Pacific #1174

    plus decoders for both

    Need to slow down, bit to impulsive with the purchasing lately. Fortunately those 2 are the last needed to run my prototypes bare minimum typical traffic. UP Coastal Subdivision and the Santa Maria Valley Railway. Would really like to get a GP7u with low hood, or modify a GP7 into a low hood, that would be the SMVR primary mover. They use the SW1500 as well so that will do for now as my road switcher and local lines industries switcher I guess.
     
  18. Ryan Wilkerson

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    Good instinct on slowing down :) It's very easy to get carried away with purchases!
     
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  19. Ryan Wilkerson

    Ryan Wilkerson TrainBoard Member

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    I haven't purchased much lately but just received this from W Neal:
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  20. Calzephyr

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    I see that both my purshases from Athearn and Atlas are 'made in China'... perhaps a different factory... but now with tarrif wars looming I wonder about price hikes.

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