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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 33635 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2014, 03:09:24 pm »
im not really an american n gauger, but i do like american steam!

so i picked this up at york yesterday, 200 from plus daughters second hand, dcc sound fitted....

non other than the athearn challenger 4-6-6-4 :)





however im not sure how it will manager on my uk outline layout and uk layouts at the club!

anybody tell me how its loading gauge is compared to uk outline? i have a feeling its wider?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2014, 12:31:21 am »
Nice buy - it will certainly cause a stir on UK layouts. I used to mix UK & US regularly and didn't notice much if any difference in width on the majority of stock. Locos can sometimes look out of place because of the difference in Scale (1/144 to 1/160), but as always RULE 1 applies.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2014, 07:50:41 pm »
Easter present from my wife this year was this lovely Bachmann Southern 2-6-2. A strange model as it's basically a modified version of the Bachmann 0-6-0.



I also picked up these Roundhouse Overton passenger cars, I love these old models, I have some of the Athearn versions and they are great. The UP Photo car is interesting and a quick Google reveals that it did actually exist, although the original didn't have a clerestory roof. The Southern Pacific Daylight models must be pure fantasy as I'm sure that scheme didn't exist in the 1800's. All I need now is a 4-4-0 to haul them.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2014, 09:14:08 pm »
Easter present from my wife this year was this lovely Bachmann Southern 2-6-2. A strange model as it's basically a modified version of the Bachmann 0-6-0.


That is a fine looking loco Phil, I have seen them on eBay usually in a complete train set and I am very tempted  :-[

As for the coaches, well they are also my favourite coach and I have a few of the Bachmann in Union Pacific and Central Pacific liveries.  There are a few members on the forum who have very similar interests  :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2014, 09:17:50 pm »
im not really an american n gauger, but i do like american steam!

so i picked this up at york yesterday, 200 from plus daughters second hand, dcc sound fitted....

non other than the athearn challenger 4-6-6-4 :)

however im not sure how it will manager on my uk outline layout and uk layouts at the club!

anybody tell me how its loading gauge is compared to uk outline? i have a feeling its wider?

Is this the one that still has sound if you run it on DC Paul?

I have been after the Challenger for a while but they always seem to pop up when I am broke  :'(

So I will have to content myself with my Rivarossi Big Boy with no sound but runs beautifully  :heart2:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2014, 08:04:23 am »
Added this little Lifelike BL2 to my fleet.



A surprise eBay win it cost me all of 12.20. For the price it really is great, looks good and runs extremly well.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2014, 10:13:45 am »
I do like Life Like locos, I have a few and they all run very well.

Rock Island is one railroad I don't own any stock of, you have to draw the line somewhere  :doh:  :D

Thanks for posting the pic of your new loco Phil  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2014, 12:21:55 pm »
Thanks John, I'm starting to build a fairly eclectic mix of road names so probably need to rein it in a bit!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2014, 11:02:50 pm »

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Rock Island is one railroad I don't own any stock of, you have to draw the line somewhere
Oh so easy to get lulled into buying another loco with US stock - the variety of liveries makes it all so appealing.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2014, 11:30:26 pm »
Added this little Lifelike BL2 to my fleet.



A surprise eBay win it cost me all of 12.20. For the price it really is great, looks good and runs extremly well.


 :goggleeyes: :o That price is amazing! I've been targeting them and can't get any for close to that.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2014, 07:45:38 am »
I was a little shocked when I won, seeing as it was boxed and finished at 8pm I thought it would exceed 30. The last few I've bid on have been B&M which I think is a slightly more desirable roadname, these all cleared 30.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2014, 10:42:10 am »
Ok... and before you American modellers bear down on me....

I actually WAS going to build an American prototype layout in N, back in 1980. I began buying locos and stock for the aforementioned layout.

I bought a couple of Lifelike locos back then, new, very cheap, but they totally broke down!

That's what send me back to UK modelling!

Am I missing something, these days?  ???
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2014, 10:45:11 am »
Am I missing something, these days?  ???


That is a very open question George  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

All the Life Like locos I have are very good runners, they have great pulling power and you can usually get them at a good price  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2014, 04:01:26 pm »
nice loco , it needs tagging with a yellow panal containing a number an the Union Pacific badge  :doh:


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2014, 07:26:51 am »
You must have been very unlucky George. The Lifelike chassis is a favourite for people to replace the Poole chassis' with under old Farish Class 37 and 47 models (and possibly others?). I have bought a Lifelike Alco PA for just this purpose - chassis needs lengthening slightly but the bogie wheelbase is the same and the frames are pretty much a swap-fit. New chassis has twin flywheels and looks a much better design :thumbsup:


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