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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 570031 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4215 on: October 20, 2017, 06:58:40 pm »
Very nice

I do fancy a Freightline 66, but it’s low down on the list atm.

Would be added to my post private fleet, but really want a Freightliner 08 first...

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4216 on: October 22, 2017, 11:04:39 am »
Here are my latest acquisitions - two CP Rail SD40-2s. I ordered them early in 2014, they were due to be delivered at the end of 2014, and they have finally arrived - a bit shy of 3 years late. They are gorgeous beasts with a high level of detail including wire grab irons, a Sinclair antenna on the roof, skinny handrails, and separately applied windscreen wiper blades. Unlike the Kato CP Rail SD40-2s, they actually model the Canadian prototype with nose mounted headlights and the bell above the cab.

My two locos have Loksound and are easily the most expensive locos I've ever bought and ever will buy. And, I've got two more that are about to be delivered in British Columbia Railway livery. They showed up pretty large in the bank statement as my wife noted.






Here is a short clip of one of them running with about 10 minutes on the clock. The sound on these things is huge which has been noted by other purchasers - I've decided to dial it back.



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4217 on: October 22, 2017, 03:59:41 pm »
Very nice, I remember when 30J and 31J used to run to Philly, it was always a treat seeing them cross the high line in the morning sun.

Sadly a scene that no longer happens.

Just don’t drop them off the side of the layout.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4218 on: October 22, 2017, 04:34:12 pm »
Here are my latest acquisitions
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Would have clicked 'Thank You' but it's one of those occasions when the 'Thank You' button isn't visible. ??? So ...

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4219 on: October 22, 2017, 04:42:58 pm »
ditto  ???
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4220 on: October 22, 2017, 05:16:51 pm »
Postman delivered two more packages, one containing a hard to find Virgin class 86, and the other a Virgin Tram (postman still has two more deliveries to finish, a voyager and an Amtrak ACS64).



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4221 on: October 23, 2017, 01:40:00 am »
Thanks Intercity for showing me that my profligacy can be exceeded. But, of course why not go for it? Good stuff.

In my recent post, the Youtube thumbnail appears to show the SD40-2 close to the edge. The telephoto lens makes the edge look closer than it actually is. The distance between the closest rail and the fascia board is 6.5 cm so the loco would have to topple over and do a bit of a horizontal skid to go over the edge. The swinging elbow is a bigger (ever present) risk than a derailment, I think.

Disappeared 'thank you' button sometimes happen to me. Anyway the sentiments are appreciated.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4222 on: November 01, 2017, 06:58:24 pm »
Made my first engine purchase today from the ‘bay. Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.



I also bought this little fella the other day too. A little random as a first purchase but I liked the look of it so why not!  :D




I hadn’t deliberately gone American but I thought they both looked quite interesting.

If only I had more time to actually build a layout for them to play on! :hmmm:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4223 on: November 01, 2017, 09:04:12 pm »
Made my first engine purchase today from the ‘bay. Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

Nice.    Older Atlas/Rivarossi diesel? Looks like it has skate/plunger pickups, and the vertical can motor on one bogie?      Go easy with it, I don't think you can't get the motors new any more, and the commutator on these motors is known to melt and fail if overheated.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4224 on: November 02, 2017, 05:15:27 am »
Thanks for the advice. I’ll definitely go easy with it. It was listed as;

 “old Atlas used N scale USA Southern Pacific railroad FM 'C Liner' diesel and a baggage car”

I’ll be asking about servicing at some point in another thread I’m sure!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4225 on: November 02, 2017, 07:11:30 am »
The baggage car looks like an interesting piece of machinery. To be sure, it was used to carry baggage, but the windows along the side look like they belong to sleeping quarters for a transcontinental train crew.

Can anyone set us straight on this?

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4226 on: November 02, 2017, 08:34:55 am »
It's a baggage-dormitory (as that's written on the car), so would have had crew sleeping space there. Except that the Southern Pacific Daylight was a daytime train and didn't carry sleepers, so also no need for a crew dormitory. ;)

I like the 5-axle Fairbanks-Morse C-Liner. This B-A1A passenger version was rare in real life (most were B-B), and the Rivarossi was the only model ever made of it. I have a PRR version although they only had a few B-B freight units.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4227 on: November 02, 2017, 10:36:54 am »
Thank you for the info. It's reading this kind of detail when I realise how little I know about trains. I just thought it would nice going round my layout.

Interesting to read though.  :NGF:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4228 on: November 02, 2017, 11:36:02 am »
...It's reading this kind of detail when I realise how little I know about trains. I just thought it would nice going round my layout.
...and that's a perfectly good enough reason to buy it!   Enjoy.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4229 on: November 02, 2017, 12:56:51 pm »
Thanks for the advice. I’ll definitely go easy with it. It was listed as;

 “old Atlas used N scale USA Southern Pacific railroad FM 'C Liner' diesel and a baggage car”

I’ll be asking about servicing at some point in another thread I’m sure!


If you're going to the darkside, sorry American outline, you'll find this site a wealth of knowledge http://www.spookshow.net/locos.html but promise not to let the description of the C-liner on it make you depressed.

Jon

 

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