What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

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    MetraMan01 (aka Barefoot),

    Nice haul!
     
  2. MetraMan01

    MetraMan01 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks-I do not get the reference though


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  3. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

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    One of the pictures you posted showed (presumably your) bare feet...
     
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  4. MetraMan01

    MetraMan01 TrainBoard Member

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    Whoops-hahaha


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  5. WPZephyrFan

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    I haven't picked up much N Scale goodies lately, but this was in an e maial from a shop I buy from quite regularly now. It's an Athearn Tidewater Souther 50' "Cornucopia" box car. I have one other (a custom painted Micro-Trains car). I'm hoping it's not the same number!

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  6. in2tech

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    Just arrived today. Now to figure out how to use it.


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  7. Rich_S

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    I was able to attend the Greensburg Train show in my area this past Saturday. I picked up several boxcars, covered hoppers and this little beauty from Atlas equipped with the NCE decoder.

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    After some tweaking using my Digitrax PR4 and JMRI software, I'm able to get some very smooth slow speed performance out of this locomotive. I've also replaced the couplers with Micro-Trains 1015, now she's ready for some action on the Long Valley Branch during my early PC era ops sessions.
     
  8. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Rich, how was the attendance of the show given all the Delta talk on the news? Were people wearing masks?
     
  9. Keith

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    Acquired 3 ConCor auto racks, and one COFC flat, from another member,
    Just added an MT coupler to one of the racks. Found that an MT 1015
    with included shim, matches the MT height gauge perfectly!!
    Next up, are a bunch of assembled MT 1015's. Eyesight won't let
    me see the @#$%^&(need cursing emoji) springs, to assemble them! :LOL:
    Been that way, since cataract surgery 3 1/2 years ago!
    Can't see close any longer, but an arm length and beyond, is great!
    Reading glasses help, but not witht hose @#$%^ MT coupler springs! :LOL:
     
  10. wpsnts

    wpsnts TrainBoard Supporter

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    John,
    Where did you get the decals?
     
  11. Rich_S

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    Hi Mike, The attendance at the show was very good and might have been close to pre-covid attendance levels. A few people were wearing masks but the majority of folks were not wearing masks. I've been fully vaccinated for several months now, but I'd suggest folks who are not vaccinated attending these shows should wear a mask for their own safety.
     
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  12. Rich_S

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    Hi Keith, As someone who's 60 years old with the eyesight of a 80 year old :ROFLMAO: let me make two suggestions.
    1. OptiVISORS
    2. Micro-Trains Coupler Assembly Fixture
    I just finished assembling four 1015 using the Assembly Fixture and like you mentioned the springs can be difficult, but the jig helps hold things in place.
     
  13. freddy_fo

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    I use a toothpick to handle/load the spring then with one end in the pocket of the coupler use my fingernail to compress the spring and as I withdraw the toothpick I use that same fingernail to push the raised spring end into the pocket once the toothpick is fully withdrawn. Still takes a bit of dexterity but well lighted magnification helps immensely.
     
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  14. freddy_fo

    freddy_fo TrainBoard Member

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    A new to me limited run (2008 N├╝rnberg toy fair Dealer only) DB passenger car from Trix with different DB liveries on one car.

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