What was your latest purchase?

Primavw Feb 4, 2012

  1. Keith

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    Most recent purchase was the latest Walthers/LifeLike
    Rio Grande GP60, #3155. Also received the second set of
    American Freedom Train cars being offered by Lowell Smith.
    And six of the BLMA flatcars. Just need to find trailers or them now!
     
  2. Keith

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    Most recent purchase was the latest Walthers/LifeLike
    Rio Grande GP60, #3155. Also received the second set of
    American Freedom Train cars being offered by Lowell Smith.
    And six of the BLMA flatcars. Just need to find trailers or them now!
     
  3. Grey One

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    Six Blueford Canadian Pacific with Multi Mark 70 ton coal hoppers. Now all I have to do is finish the newly expanded bench work and get trains running.
     
  4. Calzephyr

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    Well that's just an awesome N scale purchase... though it may overwhelm your scenery! :teeth:

    Seriously though... it's great you were able to replace the T.H.E.R.R home with this motorhome. Congrats to you for getting it!
    Does the 'camper' actually run and will you be using it to take T.H.E.R.R. to trainshows?

    It certainly makes my recent purchases look insignificant... but... I like the idea of getting a permanant home for a layout as a 'recent N scale purchase' too.
     
  5. mtntrainman

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    THERR RV runs great...everything works. Been workin on guttin her and getting ready for benchwork. As far as trainshows....they are usually 800 or more miles away...the gas would bancrupt me...LOL
     
  6. Grey One

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  7. Kenneth L. Anthony

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    I just bought a renewal to my Model Railroader subscription. Been subscribing since 1968, and wondered a little if I still needed to take it. I get so much information from Trainboard and other internet sites. I think the layout visits and layout design discussions are very well done there.

    I also am a member of the Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society and value their magazine Warbonnet.
     
  8. Kenneth L. Anthony

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    I thought this was going to be an ongoing thread. I am going to attempt to bring it back with my strange and wonderful tastes. Maybe more strange than wonderful.
    I do not find it so exciting to buy the same new item everybody else is going after, though sometimes that is something I want and need. And even purchase.
    I am more excited in sharing the oddball things. One of the things that has been LOW priority on my list of things to build someday—a Santa Fe dry ice refrigerator car. I first saw a picture of one in Santa Fe Diesels and Cars (1974, Wayner Publications, New York). I understand one of the places these cars ran was Galveston, which I am modeling. Used to refrigerate the catch aboard small fishing boats.

    I found a photo on the Fallen Flags site:
    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/atsf/sfrd6002jpa.jpg

    I was looking through eBay and discovered a gentleman selling printed car sides in many scales, for many prototypes including the dry ice reefers. Old old fashioned way to build models, apparently new technology for the printing.
    99 cents per car side, plus $1 shipping for as many as I wanted.
    I get my values worth out of the shipping charge, I also ordered a banana refrigerator (another Galveston prototype) and a Cheateau Martin Wine purple reefer- just cause it’s so unusual.

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    The car sides came with a photocopy of an instruction sheet for a Strombecker car kit. I remember these from junior high school in the 1950s. Their kits came with wooden wheels attached to a wood block-- but the instructions showed how to assemble the basic box for a house car.
    Maybe 30 years ago, Northeastern made freight car roof stock for N scale and I have some!
    I won’t be able to tackle actual construction until I finish rewriting my thesis, hopefully by mid-July.
    I hope some others will share their weird and wonderful purchases and keep this thread going.
     
  9. porkypine52

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    Picked up TWO Life-Like 0-8-0's at the N-SCALE WEEKEND in Hilliard OH last month. These were the latest editions and cost me ONLY $150 for the pair.

    No reason to go to swap meets, get-togethers, conventions???? I don't think so.
     
  10. PaulBeinert

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    Bought all the wood for my 1st layout and will be doing all of the cutting this weekend ...

    Paul
     
  11. JDAY

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    Bought the NCE Powercab system from BLW.
    Cant wait for it to get here!

    John
     
  12. fluff

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    atlas gp 40 mkt no.174. sold the chassis, and put the body on a non dcc ready gp 40 chassis. gotta love the mkt......
     
  13. SP-Wolf

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    BLI A.T. & S. F. E-6 A & B. Very nice.
     
  14. DCESharkman

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    Kato F older ATSF F7 306-B-B-306C consist, and a few custom numbered, super detailed locomotives.
     
  15. metal-mohawk

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    $(KGrHqV,!p0E9d7lsntVBPot9QI,jQ~~60_12.jpg this is what I'm waiting on.......
     
  16. Philip H

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    Lindburg Harbor in a Box - four small semi scale ship models, at least two of which will later make appearances in my Mississippi River scene.
     
  17. Calzephyr

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    Please... Philip H...

    Tell us more about this "Harbor in a Box"... I've never heard of this Lindberg model. Have any photos of the box and model number? I've got the Lindberg model of the Robert E. Lee sidewheeler steamboat... but would love to have other 1:160 (or close-to) model ships.
     
  18. Kenneth L. Anthony

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    I bought this Harbor in a Box (not in that name) from eBay, I think from an Asian dealer either in China or Japan. The set consists of four boats.
    -tuna seiner
    -tugboat
    -fireboat
    -towboat

    All except the towboat look like they have the same hull, with differences in superstructure and details.
    I had one of the Lindberg tuna seiner kits 25 or 30 years ago. It looked like the doors, windows etc. might be slightly small for N scale. I used the hull and scratchbuilt a superstructure and rigging to make a small HO shrimpboat, the kind that are 25 feet long or so and work mainly the bays.
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    This scene was based on the Aransas Pass, Texas shrimpboat harbor.
    Shrimpboats ome in different sizes. According to some information I got from the Texas Department of Wildlife,
    Licensed Texas commercial shrimp boats in the port of ARANSAS PASS-Rockport-Fulton in 1979 included
    vessels under 25' 83.
    25-40' 112
    40-55' 8
    55-70' 21
    over 70' 10

    I got the Lindberg set to build an N model of the Galveston, Texas shrimpboat harbor. I arranged my unassembled boat kits in a mockup of the scene.
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    Looks like I will have room for only two of the Lindberg models, which scale out to 65' in N.
    I commented in this thread a dozen or so posts back about the printed car sides I just obtained to provide dry ice serice to the shimpboat harbor.

    The smaller vessels are 2 Bluejacket N scale 32' lobsterboats which will be bashed into small shrimpboats, and boats from a set of 8 Kibri HO sailboats and powerboats which will be bashed into 27' N shrimpboats.

    The towboat is a square-hulled vessel. I have two kits now, which I plan to make into barges drydocked at a small ship repair facility. Labeled "bargeworks" on this Plan:
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  19. oldrk

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    Got mine about two weeks ago. C&O all the way!
     
  20. Philip H

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    As Kenneth notes, this is generally an ebay find now -I gather its been years since it was actually in production.

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    Here are the 4 kits in question. The river tug boat scales out at 1:220 (according to the kit) and the rest are . . . well I don't really know what it is - the box says 1:60 but that is probably a well intentioned guess. My plan is to use the hull of the towboat for scratch building a new superstructure, and then I'll decide how much other shipwright work I want to do.
     

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