What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. freddy_fo

    freddy_fo TrainBoard Member

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    This is a lamp I've had for a while. It's a little spendy but the glass lens and LED light ring make it the best desk lamp/magnifier I've ever used going on 10 years. Much better than those cheaper ones with the plastic lens that use a regular house light bulb which is what my current one replaced.
     
  2. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

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    I wondered if LEDs would be better. Standard 'Soft Glow' bulbs and ring fluorescents are not good for details. A replacement 'Day Light' LED bulb would fit but that lights only from one side. What you show has a ring of bulbs. Nice!
    But then the price has a nice glow as well.
     
  3. Rich_S

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    Fresh from Kalmbach / Micro-Trains is the latest Kalmbach N scale collectors car decorated for the Kalmbach employees layout the MR&T.

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  4. freddy_fo

    freddy_fo TrainBoard Member

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    I've many hours with my lamp as I do much more tiny work than just trains so having a good tool like that pays dividends. The glass lens alone is much better/sharper than the acrylic ones that come in the cheaper lamps.
     
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  5. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

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    Much agree with the superiority of glass lens. Most of my work with them was in manufacturing positions so I was limited to there taste. I didn't need one at home. Clean and well lite. Even with N gauge. But that was back then.
     
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  6. freddy_fo

    freddy_fo TrainBoard Member

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    A few more BLMA trinity reefers to add to my collection.

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  7. Dave Hughes

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    I picked up the entire Kato Broadway Limited Set.

    Was looking to get just the Kato Broadway Limited 10 car set. I know it might not be prototypical, but I planned on pulling it with a Broadway Limited T-1 I picked up recently. While searching on the eBay I ended up finding the the entire train, 10 car set, 4 car add on, the Santa Fe sleeper and a GG1, all new in box. Price was $525, pretty decent price I thought..
     
  8. jlundy46

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    Custom built Vancouver, WA train station. My dexterity isn't what it used to be so I had it made by Right Track Models.

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  9. BigJake

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    E-Flite EFLA215 Tamiya Pin Extractor Tool

    Comes with two sizes of sleeves/plungers for different size (diameter) contacts, the smaller of which works on Kato Unitrack electrical connectors on their switch control cables and power cables.

    With the connector housing removed from the pins/wires, the latter can be snaked through smaller holes and spaces, making them easier to hide. You can manually insert the contacts back into the connector housings from the rear, and they automatically latch back in place.
     
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  10. nscalestation

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    Today attended the South Bay Historical Railroad Society open house and purchased a few items. This was from their "company store" and prices were quite good.

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  11. freddy_fo

    freddy_fo TrainBoard Member

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    I had to get an order up to an amount for free shipping to get a decoder for a customer so I figured why not on these two cars and some power packs I still need for a couple of lighted passenger cars. Was a little taken aback by the price for the pink car especially being micro-trains but dang!!! They really pimped that car out with lots of applied pieces parts.

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  12. Massey

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    So a few weeks ago I liberated a couple trains from a tweaker chick, a Kato passenger train and a Tomix passenger train, but she had another Kato 3 unit commuter train that I didn’t have money for at the time. She wanted $150 for it. Well right after that weekend she lowered the price to $100, and 2 or 3 weeks later she still had them listed. I asked if she would take $60 for them and she said yes. Now I have freed all the trains from someone who had no clue about them and added a bit more variety to my collection.

    Here is what I brought home… I don’t know yet how they run, I spent all weekend working on a Yukon.

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  13. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Does anyone know when the set I posted above this post was made? Its Kato 10-058. Or at least does anyone know when Kato stopped using the blue and sliver inserts in the jewel cases?
     
  14. MetraMan01

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    6x Atlas Trinity Reefers. They run smooth. Can’t wait to weather them.
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  15. in2tech

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    WS Cats & Dogs, Canoers ( took forever to get here ), and 500 N Scale track nails, which means now I will find the others I have somewhere


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  16. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Not N scale but trains all the same.

    Got it for $70 from an estate sale.
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  17. Moose2013

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    Moose purchased these to use as lamp shades for a "some day" lighting project, and received the handy-dandy magnifier for free!

    Note: Moose got this idea from an amazing Z scale modeler, @Zscaleplanet

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  18. Mark St Clair

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    Arrived in today's mail:
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    I have way more billboard reefers than I need. Someday I may actually run them.

    Stay safe,
     
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  19. freddy_fo

    freddy_fo TrainBoard Member

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    Kind of train related as lately most of my multimeter use has been for train stuff. Was tired of my $20 auto parts special digital meter constantly hunting when taking readings. When I started out in electronics (navy) we were given Fluke 77-ANs as part of our tool kit which always performed well and reliably. Always meant to get another and figured true RMS was a useful feature for tuning DCC track voltage so I opted for the 177. My only gripe with this is it comes with very stiff probe leads so I'm going to have to get a better set. The backlit readout is a nice update from the 77 I had in the past. Would have came in handy for a lot of shipboard places I had to take readings where ambient lighting was less than optimal.



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  20. freddy_fo

    freddy_fo TrainBoard Member

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    Those beads are a fantastic idea for lamps. Lot's of good ideas on this board.
     
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