What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks, I was just buying based on price mainly, the fact it has Micro Trains type coupler's, and actually weight too. I got really lucky and like them all and the ones you mention the Atlas' Columbia, Newberry & Laurens boxcar's didn't even know the side doors opened till I saw a description of them on the internet!
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    This is too funny -- I didn't know the doors opened! :LOL: I just checked my CN&L boxcar and sure enough they do. (y) Thank you, thank you!
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Another N Scale car I want to get is Bluford Shops' USRA 30'6" 2-Bay Hopper lettered for the Charleston & Western Carolina. The C&WC was another South Carolina road owned by the ACL and like the CN&L, survives under CSX. I'm an anthracite road modeler, but life is short and I'm not going to deny myself a car that will make me smile. :)
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  4. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    Your welcome, nice for once that I actually gave some one info they did not know about :) Kind of strange there wasn't something mentioned in the actual container of the box car's. Most of the stuff I bought looked brand new, although they are most likely old productions. My local hobby shop buy's collections from people, and I almost always look for these item's and try to negotiate with them on price. Usually they are really fair about it to me. I don't go there very often, and some of their stuff is way too high priced for me. They have been around so long ( 30 - 40 years I think ), and have so much stuff, it's kind of like looking for a needle in a haystack at times :) They also don't really do N Scale DCC locomotives, or I haven't found any at least. After they finish their move soon, gonna go back and see if they uncovered any good priced stuff that was buried :)
     
  5. grymg

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    Scenery kits, Kato passenger cars + lights, Bachmann Spectrum tender.
    The light kits went in like a snap. The flickering isn't too bad but the light isn't bright throughout the cabin. I guess the Santa Fe's are longer than usual.
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  6. freddy_fo

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    You got some stuff! I'd be curious to know how that road system works out for you.
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    Is Kato's lighting compatible with DCC, i.e. AC current at 15V? Someone at a show told me that his lighting burned out, but I'm not wholly convinced that it was DCC that did it. I'm a DCC newbie tho.
     
  8. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    The issue as I understand it is that the older KATO DC light kits used an incandescent bulb. When used on a DCC system, they tended to overheat and melt the roofs on the cars. The newer KATO light kits use LEDs and do not overheat.
     
  9. MK

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    And they (new LED version) are DCC compatible. I did all the coaches for Operation North Pole with the new LED kit.
     
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    Thanks y'all. Good to know.
     
  11. Martin Station

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    Picked up my Bluford Shops Southern bay window caboose. Really nice! Anyone else get one or more of these?
    Ralph
     
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  12. John Moore

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  13. freddy_fo

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    I have a bay window transfer caboose from them. Very nicely detailed and one of my favorite cabooses.
     
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  14. Calzephyr

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    Bluford makes very nice N scale prototypical (or very near prototypical) models. I have been very pleased with all of my purchases from them.
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  15. Hardcoaler

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    Not yet, but I have their Erie bay window model on my Christmas list. A friend bought their L&N model and says it's outstanding.
     
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  16. DCESharkman

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    Just a bunch of decoders to replace the Digitrax s$%ty decoders that all died for no apparent reason.
     
  17. dualgauge

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    I received a NYC and RI Bluford Shops bay window cabooses. Will be trying them at 2 different shows next weekend.
     
  18. freddy_fo

    freddy_fo TrainBoard Member

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    Just got in some flashing pico leds for a fire engine (also recently acquired).

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    Took about an hour to get all the lights in but a lot easier than the locomotive upgrades I've been doing lately. Room is not an issue here LOL.

     
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  19. catfan

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    David-

    Curious what brand you chose? I'm in the same type of situation.

    Thanks
     
  20. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

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    Hello Mark,

    Well the choice depended on which decoder went bad. If it was a board replacement decoder, I used a TCS decoder. If it was an EU-651 or a wired decoder, I used a Zimo decoder but I am switching to a lokpilot from ESU. This is mostly because I am using ESU sound decoders for all my sound units. I am also replacing all my Lenz Silver Mini's with the LokPilot decoders.
     
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