What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. jlundy46

    jlundy46 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Finally finished my two new E7s. Both have Kato E9 mechanisms with DCC. For the black on the number boards I used a small Sharpie rather than trying to brush paint on them.
     

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  2. vince p

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    Pics when they get here.

    Just scored 3 bundles of 6 pieces each code 70 micro engineering flex track for $32.88 for all brand new 18 pieces.
     
  3. grymg

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    MRC version Model Power 4-4-0.

    The pulling power isn't that impressive (slips up grades) but the sound works with DC to my ear's delight. And it looks fantastic.

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  4. MK

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    I was going to get one of thoese as I've heard they run and sound awesome. How much of a grade are we talking about before it slips? And how much was it pulling?
     
  5. grymg

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    I think 6-7 freight cars up 1% the drivers just ended up spinning. There is only one traction tire set on the loco and the cab is lighter compared to the MP 4-6-2 so this wasn't surprising.
    It pulls my 4 passenger car Sante Fe setup just fine, but I have to run at a higher speed.
     
  6. freddy_fo

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    A post by Rich_s earlier on this thread for the bluford bay window caboose prompted me to order one for myself as I was really impressed with their transfer caboose that I already have. Just arrived and again they did not disappoint. This thing is a beauty with applied handrails and pieces on the underside. I love my MTL stuff but these guys really do it right.

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  7. Grey One

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    A used Kato Sound Box and Power Supply from a Trainboard member. I'll post performance after Thanksgiving.
     
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  8. dualgauge

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    Picked up a Broadway Limited CB&Q E8A. Micro-Trains RDG 2 bay hopper, NYC 50' Gondola with container load. Atlas RI and BM 2 bay covered hoppers. Trainworx 2 NYC Flexi-van service trailers. Will mount on Flexi-van NYC Mark III rail car.
     
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  9. Keith

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    Just got a pre convention 5 car set of orange DRGW boxcars
    from 1996. To match the convention set I purchased recently.
    Will have a total of 10 cars, all different numbers, for the 1996
    N Scale convention.
     
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  10. HemiAdda2d

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    Not N scale, but will probably be used to photograph it sometime this winter. Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2 lens.

    First photo from it is a blue hour oil can at Soo Tower.
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  11. SD75I

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    A project to fart around with. Practice on trying to detail a shell!
     

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  12. nscalestation

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    This showed up in the mail today. It's been a long wait for these to come out but it was worth it, they are really nice looking and great running.

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  13. jlundy46

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    Just received my Lowell Smith SP&S mail baggage car. Very nice.
     

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  14. Calzephyr

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    I guess my order that same car should be coming in the mail soon.
    Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
     
  15. MK

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    I heard these are hard to find since they are out of production. Scored one yesterday at a train show! :)
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  16. Hardcoaler

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    Neat find! "Schnellrestaurant". I don't need a German/English dictionary to translate that. :)
     
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  17. Calzephyr

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    These were later replaced by the MacCafe version which is more modern. I prefer this older version you got. Good find!!

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  18. Keith

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    Well, discovered that my latest, will NOT arrive until Monday.
    Because mailman for this area NEVER delivered mail Friday or Saturday!
    A package or two was delivered,, but extremely important mail/packages
    was never delivered! Not the first time they've failed to deliver on time!
     
  19. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    I was a little confused as the included paper decals has "McCafe" signs which I didn't think was that long ago. I'm guessing 5-10 years ago McCafe was used as an advertising slogan.
     
  20. mtntrainman

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    The first McCafe in the United States opening in Chicago, in May 2001
     

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