What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    Heaven only knows when any of these F units may ship from the Far East (not necessarily China). I also have some units pre-ordered too... for a couple of years... including a Lowell Smith special run F5 NP Mainstreeter scheme (butterknife).
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  2. jtomstarr

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  3. Run8Racing

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    Keith, have you tried Hornblasters.com for air horn equipment ???
     
  4. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just a simple reminder, this thread is for model railroad purchases. I''m sure no one really cares that I bought furnace filters.
     
  5. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    Perhaps we can ask the administrator to change the topic heading to include 'model railroad'.
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  6. tehachapifan

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    IDK, new furnace filters can help reduce layout dust.;)
     
  7. r_i_straw

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    And don't forget, 12 year old single malt Scotch Whisky makes an awesome paint stripper.

    But seriously, lets try to stay on topic. This is a thread posted in the N Scale forum but we occasionally allow other scale overlap if you are nice. [​IMG]

    For off topic, non train related posts we provide the Cattle Car for your posting pleasure.
     
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  8. DCESharkman

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    Batches of couplers and decoders!
     
  9. grymg

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    Didn't expect the box to be so big. Pretty excited.
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  10. freddy_fo

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    Because I'm a masochist (and a cheap DIY'er)

    I think this will complete my supply of LED's needed as I finish converting my remaining locos to DCC/Sound with upgraded lighting functions.

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  11. jlundy46

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    Received my Intermountain Great Dome car. Nice looking car and it runs fine.

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  12. freddy_fo

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    Nice looking car. Good looking livery too.
     
  13. jlundy46

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    The dome interior is whitish - wish it was a darker color. I would like to take it apart to paint it and add passengers, buy I've never tried to take an Intermountain passenger car apart.
     
  14. JBrown

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    Is it lighted? I thought they were suppose to be, but I can't figure how to turn it on. It comes with a magnet wand but no instructions.
     
  15. r_i_straw

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    There must be a sensor somewhere for the wand to activate. In the roof somewhere? I suppose it requires track power to work.
     
  16. John Moore

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  17. Calzephyr

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    The Intermountain/Centralia passenger cars do not use track power. They have a battery operated lightboard with a reed switch activated by the magnet wand provided. The battery is isolated with a small piece of non-conductive plastic film that needs to be removed (usually sticks out the end of the car) without having to disassemble the car. That is the side where the reed switch is located to activate the lightboard.

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  18. Calzephyr

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    I guess the two I have ordered should be arriving this week.

    BTW... I would rather have the cars use track power and incorporate a stay-alive capacitor to prevent flickering. However, that would easily put these cars into the $100+ MSRP price range. As it is, due to the higher tariffs the price of these was increased somewhat.

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  19. Mo-Pac

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    I won this on eBay a few weeks ago. Its an Atlas N scale Missouri Pacific "what if" Dash 8-40BW/32WH From Mitch of custom trains(Mopac3092 on trainboard) his work to me is flawless. IMG_3005.jpg IMG_3006.jpg
     
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  20. James Fitch

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    I went to the Timonium Train show last Saturday and scored some good deals on nice, fairly recent issue freight cars:

    1 BLMA Santa Fe red 60' Bx-166 box car - $6
    2 Wheels of Time SP bulkhead flat cars - $11 each
    1 Wheels of Time Cotton Belt 2 door PC&F 50' box car $11

    All of those are hard to find - the BLMA pretty much the plain brown ones are all that is left. I've been hunting for a while to find the WOT SP bulkhead flat cars and nice to score to road numbers. They are the as-delivered rather than those with ACI and COTS but I can't complain really.

    The elusive Trainworx 40' City Market trailer remains elusive.
     
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