What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC TrainBoard Member

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    Good memories! I had one of those on my first N scale layout.
     
  2. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

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    Possibly to power my new high speed train kit that just arrived or for future projects.
     
  3. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC TrainBoard Member

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    Well back from the Hobby Shop. Picked up a "backup" MRC 1370 power pack and a Kato Santa Fe El Capitan High Level and Baggage car pack.
     
  4. Massey

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    Some of you may already know I’m not a huge fan of sound locomotives, but instead prefer the ambient sounds of the world around the layout. Well I had to break my own rules today, it was just too pretty to pass up, and I liked the lighting features that come with the decoder that is already installed. Here is my new Bachmann Amtrak SC-44 Charger painted for WSDOT’s Cascades.

    I haven’t gotten the chance to get it on the rails yet, I will get to do that next weekend at the Puyallup show.
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  5. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    I have to admit that sound is impressive and sometimes, I am tempted but I have found that, when I have operated layouts with locomotives with sound, it gets a bit annoying after a while.

    Doug
     
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  6. MK

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    I've read nothing but positive comments about the Bachmann SC-44. Great sound, great lighting effects, slow and smooth speed. A complete 180 from the usual Bachmann offerings.

    Let's hope Bachmann has turned a new page!
     
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  7. platypus

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    Picked up these at a train show.

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  8. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    This is the reason I bought one. When I did HO scale, I really liked the Bachmann Spectrum line, those were some really nice engines in both steam and diesel but I have yet to see much in the way of good in N scale till this engine. I heard the 3rd generation Class J was good, but I have yet to put my hands on one.
     
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  9. Moose2013

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    Post human sneaked something into the post box the other day when Moose no looking, but Mrs Moose found it today...

    Parts for Athearn 4-6-6-4 Challenger creepy-crawley tender.

    The package:
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    And the package along side the box in which it came: o_O
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  10. jwaldo

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    I got enough Kapton tape to fully insulate every model locomotive in a hundred-mile radius. But hey, it was cheap! :ROFLMAO:
     
  11. Martin Station

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    My latest purchase? A new set of eye glasses that my eye doctor says will keep my corrected vision at 20/15 which should keep me in N scale for hopefully a long time. Not bad I guess for someone about to turn 65.
    Ralph
     
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  12. C&O_MountainMan

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    I got some Christmas and birthday cash, let’s see if I can recount this:

    BLI CSX ES44AC DCC/Sound
    Atlas extended vision CSX caboose
    One of the 1956 C&O “Chessie the cat” boxcars
    Silver/galvanized MTL C&O boxcar
    2 MTL C&O flat cars
    MTL PRR flat car
    B&O “Timesaver” box car

    Then, pivoting toward layout construction, structure & rolling stock aging:

    Peco #8 LH turnout, switch motor, microswitch, & loom.
    Pastel earth tone chalks,
    Raw umber oil paint tube
    Dullcote
    Black paint
    Yellow paint
     
  13. Massey

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    IT’S HERE!! I have been wanting this train since I got into N scale and it’s always been out of reach. I finally got the funds when the prices were what I was willing to pay. Best day ever! It even came with the bag and re-railer. I would have to look again, but it may have even come in the box from Kato. I can’t wait to get this on the rails!

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  14. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC TrainBoard Member

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    Kato Gundam?
     
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  15. Massey

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    Better… Neon Genesis Evangelion. It’s a very popular anime and one of my favorites.
     
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  16. MK

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    Forget the train, I want the shopping bag! :ROFLMAO: I would look so cool walking around train shows with it on my arm. You know, sort of like a Louis Vitton bag! :LOL:
     
  17. Massey

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    I forgot to get the pics of my other goodies. I bought the DPM/Woodland Scenics building set that’s basically about all the DPM models in a single box. Good for many, many hours of painting and building fun!
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    I’m also guilty… is guilty the right word? For buying another Japanese train. This time it’s a Tomix Hello Kitty Haruka set. This is one of 3 different Hello Kitty themed trains. Yes these were real at one time, and I have a second one also ordered, I’m just waiting on it arriving. I will be getting the 3rd train here soon too.

    Here is the box.
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    The train,
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    And a close up to see the details.
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  18. HemiAdda2d

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    There's a prototype for that Hello Kitty and anime set? Wow!
     
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  19. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Yes for both.

    Eva Type 500


    Hello Kitty Haruka


    The Japanese have way more fun with their trains than we do.
     
  20. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Ohhhh! I LIKE this Hello Kitty one! The other Hello Kitty Kato one was "too pink". :D

    Man, the Japanese sure love their trains, real and model! (y)
     
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