What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    That Giottos is the best blower on the market. (y) We serious DSLR guys use it all the time, even on the mirror box.
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    Yes, Giottos has a really good reputation and their clever Flash Gordon rocket design scores points with me too. :) I hadn't thought about using it to blow dust off my DSLR's mirror or sensor. Thanks!
     
  3. Keith

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    Most recent, is an MT runner pack of TTX depressed center flat cars.
     
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  4. MK

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    If you do do that, just make sure the body faces down so any dust blown off, drifts down and away instead of back into the opening.
     
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  5. Rich_S

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    Just picked these two beauties up at a local hobby shop, they were part of an estate sale. I could not beat the price on two custom painted Kato locomotive.

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  6. dualgauge

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    Found 3 Atlas 40' boxcars. Santa Fe, Louisiana & Arkansas, and Rock Island. Western Maryland Loco-Motive 2 bay covered hopper. Pennsylvania 50' flatcar by Walthers.
     
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  7. jlundy46

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    Bought some WS scenery cement and fine cinders ballast so I can work on the yard.
     
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  8. mtntrainman

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    Received the order of parts for Lucky Penny Yard Lights...:D.

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    I will see which of the LEDS works best. Nano LED or the Pico LED...before I order 10 more. :whistle:

    Its 32 degrees outside...so I am sure THERR RV is much colder. THE Wife says I can work at the dining room table. She also says if I make any permanant damage to her table...I will be sleeping out in THERR RV the rest of the winter...:eek:o_O:confused:

    Time to get to work. (y)
     
  9. freddy_fo

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    Another semi and some 53' trailers for my upcoming layout.

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  10. Rich_S

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    Hi Freddy_Fo, nice trucks but I can't help it, I'm old school. That Yellow Freight truck should have an orange tractor.

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    It's still hard for me to believe Roadway and Yellow are now the same company. What next, the Santa Fe and Burlington Northern railroads will merge :ROFLMAO::D
     
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  11. freddy_fo

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    :D Agreed on an orange semi. The trailers will actually go on some 53' spine cars I have stashed away. I'd really like to find a nicely done tanker for that semi.
     
  12. NtheBasement

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    I bought a cheap mini camera and mounted it on a flat car. Not a very impressive camera for layout work, but well worth the $18 just to see the layout from a very different point of view.
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    Be warned the first camera I ordered only took 5 second clips, but Amazon replaced it in less than a day.
     
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  13. mtntrainman

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    "Supply Depot"....'snickers'...love it....:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
  14. MK

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    In my 10+ years in the hobby, my first two Bachmann locos....EVER! [​IMG] I took a gamble based on Spookshow's stellar review of this - Bachmann Alco S4 switcher with DCC on board. He gave it an "A" and said it runs so silent you barely hear it. Pulls 14 cars on a level grade, what more can you ask for a switcher? [​IMG]

    My yard needed some small switchers and Trainworld was having a sale. $40 for the P&LE and $50 for the ATSF, both with DCC on board! They also have Western Maryland, UP and SP, all $50 each. Ordered Thursday, shipped Friday, delivered Saturday. [​IMG]

    Of course Mark was spot on. These are everything he said they would be. They are so silent that at one point I thought they stopped and had to glance over to the test loop to make sure they were still running. They were! The details, especially the handrails on the ATSF aren't up to the craftsmanship of an Atlas but for that price I'm willing to ignore it. [​IMG]

    Thank you Mark. If it weren't for your review I would have stayed way!

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  15. Calzephyr

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    I have several Bachmann S4 and NW2... incredible value when purchased from overstocked sellers for less than $50.

    BTW... There are now 3 versions of the NW2... Kato (DC), BLI (DCC sound) and Bachmann (DCC). There is only one version of the S4... and it is a good one!!


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  16. WPZephyrFan

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    I was at a Train show in Sacramento. Someone wanted $85 for a Trainworx Freightliner Cascadia. I wanted it because I drive a white Cascadia and thought it would be nice to have one for my layout....newp.
     
  17. WPZephyrFan

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    At the same show, I picked up a couple of goodies. A custom painted Atlas Western Pacific GP35 and a Kato Sacramento Northern F3.

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  18. freddy_fo

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    There are several listings on the bay for about 1/2 that if interested.
     
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  19. Trains

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    Picked up 3, Mopac 2 bay off set side hoppers.
     
  20. DCESharkman

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    Seems I can not ever get out of Sacramento, so I am looking at some of the empty buildings to buy so I can setup and run my trains here too! This will be an SP layout.

    I have 3 lined up to look at, wish me luck!
     
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