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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 33373 times)

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new Bachmann DD40s (with sound) from Hattons - a movie
http://youtu.be/D4c4zqDXrHo

and a picture



so what was in your +mas stocking ( or yesterdays sock?)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 08:09:10 pm »
Anyone know what this is? (its Microtrains I think). A souvenir from Basingstoke

it appears to have planked ends





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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 08:25:27 am »
These arrived today. Actually have a rake of 10 but not opening them all yet. Loco is old stock USRA Mikado 2-8-4


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 09:15:49 am »
Great! Is that consist prototypical, like on present day specials?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 09:47:26 am »
Thank you for posting your pictures Colin and as usual you have me jealous  :D

They have one window more than the Bachmann cars plus an extra part without a window so they must be a good bit longer. 

All ten will look good being pulled by your Mikado, have you a suitable caboose to add to the end of are you not going to bother with one?

cheers John.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 10:30:34 am »
Hi,
Although there's insufficient progress to report on layout construction, that hasn't meant I've been neglecting adding to the stockpile of motive power and rolling stock over the last few months.
I had mentioned a while back that I would love to add this power type to the roster, so, in yet another of my 'moments'...  ;)
Rapido Trains of Canada produce some 'high-end' rolling stock in HO and N, I have a couple of their first N loco – the Canadian National GMD-1: http://www.rapidotrains.com/gmd1_n.html - pre-ordered, these caboose(es) are exclusive to Prairie Shadows
Although limited in operation to just one route, as I already have a goodly stock of P42 loco's and passenger cars I couldn't resist adding both Kato packs of these Amtrak Auto Train car carriers – Rule 1 strikes again!
A few donor chassis purchases for my near overflowing 'to do' drawer, with Shapeways 3D FUD prints courtesy of some more of those very clever people who look to have a good grasp of the design process
First up, on the right is an Atlas Alco C628, chassis intended for an E33 loco - Virginian / N&W by the guy who produced the London underground stock 3D prints, a previously posted piccie of which can be seen in my Albums section.
Prototype info & piccie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGN_EL-C
Next, in the middle is a Kato SD45 to power the Krauss Maffei ML 4000CC as purchased by the Rio Grande and Southern Pacific railroads
Prototype info and piccies: http://sp9010.ncry.org/models.htm
The third, a Kato F40PH, is for this EMD F40PHM-2 (Metra)
http://www.shapeways.com/model/682473/n-scale-emd-f40phm-2-metra.html?li=search-results&materialId=61

...as soon as my next card spending cycle arrives...

Regards, Gerry  8)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 11:09:01 am »
Thank you for posting your pictures Colin and as usual you have me jealous  :D

They have one window more than the Bachmann cars plus an extra part without a window so they must be a good bit longer. 

All ten will look good being pulled by your Mikado, have you a suitable caboose to add to the end of are you not going to bother with one?

cheers John.

These are 50' cars as opposed to the Bachmann 40'. Handrail end to end measures at around 105mm

The quality is superb and far better scale in my opinion. Although these are D&RGW I am hoping to be able to track down other RR in the next week or so.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 11:56:13 am »
I'm very envious of that Pointe St Charles Caboose!.. can I ask where you got it?, also the jet powered RDC is fantastic

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 12:05:18 pm »
I liked those cabooses (caboosi? ), almost worth building a N American layout to run them,
unless you invoke Rule 1 of course !
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 12:08:59 pm »
I liked those cabooses (caboosi? ), almost worth building a N American layout to run them,
unless you invoke Rule 1 of course !

Cabooses  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 12:18:44 pm »
Rapido Trains of Canada produce some 'high-end' rolling stock in HO and N, I have a couple of their first N loco – the Canadian National GMD-1: http://www.rapidotrains.com/gmd1_n.html


A friend of mine who models Canadian HO (spit) can't speak highly enough of Rapido Trains. He bought "The Canadian" - two sound-fitted locos and ten detailed coaches with lighting. Not cheap but he still regarded it as well worth the price :thumbsup:


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 12:37:57 pm »
I liked those cabooses (caboosi? )

Cabeese.  You wouldn't say "gooses", would you?   ::)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2014, 12:43:52 pm »

Rapido Trains of Canada produce some 'high-end' rolling stock in HO and N, I have a couple of their first N loco – the Canadian National GMD-1: http://www.rapidotrains.com/gmd1_n.html - pre-ordered, these caboose(es) are exclusive to Prairie


I am very tempted by a GMD 1 especially as it fits with my Nova Scotia South Shore, I got a few pics of one in Dartmouth the first time I visited Halifax a year before I moved there in the late 90s,  so here's a pic from then, GMD-1s at Dartmouth yard

GMD1 at Dartmouth NS by -Grumbeast-trains-

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 12:47:11 pm »
Cabeese.  You wouldn't say "gooses", would you?   ::)

Well you could , but not in an avian sense..eg " I know someone who gooses women in the pub " :D

In grammatical terms this would be a gerund in reverse.

However I digress.....
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2014, 12:50:31 pm »
Hi Graham,
I'm very envious of that Pointe St Charles Caboose!.. can I ask where you got it?
Graham
From Prairie Shadows, I'd tried their website but that seemed only set up for Canada/US sales, so I had a look to see if they had an ebay store -many have - and got what was showing then as the last Operation Lifesaver available - had to keep checking as the seller was shown "on holiday" so had to wait a few days with several 'watching'...

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