What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    I went to the Great Train Expo here in my hometown, which honestly can be a disappointment. I went this year because the guys from Silicon Valley Free-moN were going to be there and it's an easy walk from my apartment. I'm so glad that I did. I picked up a couple of Western Pacific goodies.

    The first is a Micro-Trains 50' box:


    It has a surprise inside, what I think are supposed to be rolls of paper or newsprint:


    And then I found a vender with two Kato WP Mikados. Both were the same road number which is probably a good thing for my wallet:

     
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  2. emaley

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    I just got my Kato #838 with the Loksound package. As always, a very nice loco. Ran well out of the box. My first sound anything. Too bad all I have setup in N is a project inglenook I am working on. I also have a serious Z scale infection that I can't shake so hobby funds have to be allotted one way or the other. So many trains, so little cash.

    Trey
     
  3. Rocket Jones

    Rocket Jones TrainBoard Member

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  4. SD75I

    SD75I TrainBoard Member

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    I couldn't resist!
     

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  5. Ryan Wilkerson

    Ryan Wilkerson TrainBoard Member

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    I saw that sale and resisted. Glad you got them...great deal!
     
  6. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

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    Picked up a few new locomotives for the first time in over a year. But more importantly, I have 130 decoders that are halfway through installation!
     
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  7. Philip H

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  8. jdetray

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    Just received four NJ International signals that were on sale .

    Also bought a few of these little voltmeter / voltage converter boards on eBay.

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    At only $2.00 apiece, I thought they would be fun to tinker with. I'm impressed! In the photo, I'm using it to step down a 12 VDC power supply to 5.0 V. It also works as a digital voltmeter capable of measuring DC voltages from 4 to 40 volts. A possible use is displaying the voltage from a variable DC power supply. The price is certainly right!

    - Jeff
     
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  9. Run8Racing

    Run8Racing TrainBoard Member

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    Just received an M/T covered gondola in BN. LOVE these cars !!!
     
  10. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Picked up a couple of Red Caboose Green Bay and Western Thrall door boxcars from a friend.
    Had him hold them, from a couple of weeks ago.

    Have the following 3 books, by Dan Abbott:

    The Colorado Central
    The Gilpin Era
    Colorado Midland

    Was able to have all 3 books signed by the author!

    Asked if he'd be willing to sign them for me. Said since I was gracious
    enough to bring them in, he'd be happy to! Problem is, next time we meet, he
    said there would be a test!

    A good day!
     
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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A test? Better read and re-read those books!
     
  12. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    My 4th Quarter “Warbonnet” (Journal of the Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society) came with a renewal notice. I am sending in my $40 renewal, unlike “Model Railroader” which I have allowed to lapse, and am sending most back issues to the recycler. I am keeping all 40 years of “Warbonnet” and “Santa Fe Modeler” and “Southwestern Prototype Modeler” (ATSF).4th quarter cover is a classic scene of railroading- engineer and firemen checking their watches. Introduces an 18-page (!) article on Santa Fe timekeeping service, standard clocks, watch inspection regulations. Interesting, but I will probably not ever “use” this information in modeling or operation. Still in general, “Warbonnet” is the most USFUL publication I have.
     
  13. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Got this. Now I think I am ready for some more sound decoders (sorry for the rotation)

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  14. Run8Racing

    Run8Racing TrainBoard Member

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    VERY COOL !!! It's a
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    OOOOHH !!! The things I could do with that !!!
     
  15. gregorycarlson

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    I bought a house with an open basement... so I could make room for a bigger layout. :sneaky:

    Now the challenge is figuring out the layout in a 13'x8' space. Fun challenge...
     
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  16. RedRiverRR4433

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    I recently received a Kato UP FEF #838 with Lok-Sound factory installed.

    I also just purchased two NP U-boats by Hornby at $50/unit. That was one terrific sale.

    Staying cool and having fun with it........:cool::cool:

    Shades
     
  17. Ryan Wilkerson

    Ryan Wilkerson TrainBoard Member

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    Last week I got a pair of Micro-Trains autoracks (SP) for $25! The rack train is filling out nicely. Just need to get all of them weighted properly so they stay on the tracks!
     
  18. emaley

    emaley TrainBoard Supporter

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    I just got an Atlas S2. It is DC, but I got a TCS decoder for it. Nice running loco. One thing is the head light is lit in the opposite direction of travel. Forward travel, rear light. Am I missing something? The decoder will let me change it, but I don't get it in DC. Anyway, nice switcher.

    Trey
     
  19. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Hornby for the 2 SW-1s on the way. They still have paint and decals that will need to be applied but if not for their sale this would have never been an issue.
     
  20. Inkaneer

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    I hear you loud and clear! I picked up four Lok Sound decoders already preloaded with sounds for four coupled steam locomotives. The plan was to install them in two Kato2-8-2's and two B'mann 2-8-0's. Then life got in the way and the installs never happened. As a result, those decoders were my last big hobby purchase. I did pick up some of the new MT Scale Couplers to see if I could replace the Unimates I am using between my ABBA sets of FA/b1's and sharks. So far looks like they will work. Will be nice to couple them without having to lift one coupler over the other.
     

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