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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 27830 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #45 on: July 09, 2014, 07:51:41 am »
It was 1980, I suppose. I'm not knocking the brand - on the contrary - I'm pleased to hear they are highly regarded!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2014, 11:10:50 am »
Thought I'd post this here too.. Couldn't resist :)


MLW C424 CPR by Grumbeast-trains, on Flickr

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2014, 11:19:51 am »
That is a lovely livery  :thumbsup:

Thanks for posting the picture  ;)

cheers John.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2014, 03:47:42 pm by scotsoft »

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2014, 11:51:02 am »
That is nice. Lovely model! And one of the more restrained US liveries.... though these days the Brits are going to take some beating judging by the flashy colours I saw over there on me recent trip!  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 01:37:00 am by Bealman, Reason: words missing but I left my US blooper alone!! »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #49 on: August 01, 2014, 01:43:44 pm »
That is nice. Lovely model! And one of the more restrained US liveries.... though these days the Brits are going some beating judging by the flashy colours I saw over there on me recent trip!  :thumbsup:

Hehe, I'll forgive the US livery quip just this once :)

It's not called CANADIAN pacific for nothing ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2014, 03:49:15 pm »
That is nice. Lovely model! And one of the more restrained US liveries.... though these days the Brits are going some beating judging by the flashy colours I saw over there on me recent trip!  :thumbsup:

Hehe, I'll forgive the US livery quip just this once :)

It's not called CANADIAN pacific for nothing ;)

G

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2014, 06:45:18 pm »
Hi,

Just saw this thread. Some very nice pieces of rolling stock. Haven't bought anything for a while but always looking for that 'must have' for my Bangor and Aroostook layout.

My last purchase was this BL2 which was repainted in BAR colours.



Alex  :wave:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2014, 10:32:58 pm »
That is nice. Lovely model! And one of the more restrained US liveries.... though these days the Brits are going some beating judging by the flashy colours I saw over there on me recent trip!  :thumbsup:

Hehe, I'll forgive the US livery quip just this once :)

It's not called CANADIAN pacific for nothing ;)

G

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2014, 02:16:06 pm »
Hi,
Talking of things CP:
Received today three packs CP Auto-Max car carriers, the other two only carry the SOO markings - Athearn confirmed that after they posted their original graphics for these they were advised and corrected accordingly.
I have also added three UP versions...

Regards, Gerry  8)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2014, 03:52:05 pm »
Gerry they are massive , I've a set in HO , for the benefit of other forum members the real things are 129 feet long !

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2014, 08:15:59 pm »
A couple of new additions to the fleet. Firstly an Atlas MP15DC in Belt Railway of Chicago Bicentennial livery, I love Bicentennial stuff and couldn't resist this.



Secondly something a little more curious, this is actually a Japanese prototype EF57 which Con Cor released in the late 70's in North American schemes. I've known about these for some time and always fancied one, in the 15 years or so I've been into N Scale this is the first time I've seen one for sale so they must be quite rare (Although 4 appeared on eBay in one week!!), I really couldn't resist. Looking on spookshow it seems Con Cor released a series of fictional North American locos based on Japanese prototypes.

http://www.spookshow.net/cckatoelectrics.html

Although Japanese the EF57 is actually a fairly close match to many contemporary American boxcab electrics, in particular the GN Y1 and NYC P1A, so it doesn't look entirely out of place and looks great in the GN Empire Builder scheme, plus there really isn't a lot in the way of American Electric Locos available so choice is limited. Performance wise being a Kato it runs as well expected and just glides along, pulling power is equally impressive too.



I'd love to know the history behind these, as the box is pure Kato with the insets all in Japanese, it almost seems as if Con Cor just imported some undecorated EF57's, had them painted and then just slapped their sticker onto the Kato box.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2014, 10:34:20 pm »
Quote
...I love Bicentennial stuff......

Must admit to owning a reasonable amount myself, they are just so nicely different.

The GG1 and GS4 are both favourites in my collection. My mates at SAMRA refer to my GG1 as the disco special.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2014, 08:39:50 am »
My mates at SAMRA refer to my GG1 as the disco special.

 :D :D  I'm not surprised.  I'll still be seeing the after-image in a couple of hours time ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2014, 06:37:16 pm »
I have been buying a few US loco's recently but i haven't had time to post my new toys - until today !!!

Kato SD70ACe



Walthers/Lifelike BL2 (look for BL2 on youtube - very funny vid of super happy spotter !)



Kato SD40-2



Atlas GP9



Lifelike FA1



Kato GG1



Atlas RS2



and finally, I couldn't resist this pic.....




If it's got rails... you have my full, undivided attention - Steam, diesel and electric, 'tis all good !

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