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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 33404 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2014, 12:55:57 pm »
Hi Paul,
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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They've announced a UK prototype is being worked on in that minority OO scale... Keeping people guessing so far  :-X

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2014, 01:01:50 pm »
Hi,

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...

Very nice photo, just love the look of them.
Trying to keep the numbers down to a sensible level but may look again before the pre-ordering closes  :hmmm:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2014, 01:05:38 pm »
I liked those cabooses (caboosi? )

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

You can say whatever you like, but the plural of caboose is cabooses  :P

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2014, 10:25:51 pm »
The "Kato is awesome" thread got me thinking I needed to buy a Kato. Here's my first:



It looks beautiful and runs smoothly, just as reputation suggests.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2014, 08:41:28 am »
Top quality loco Scott, I always think Kato and Atlas are lifetime investments as they give little or no trouble, I buy locos in HO Scale from both brands, same story A1 quality.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2014, 10:06:00 pm »
"sigh"....there's more to come on that Kato, and it's somewhat disappointing...
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2014, 11:16:57 pm »
These always remind me of a Lego brick on wheels!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2014, 09:10:26 am »
These always remind me of a Lego brick on wheels!

 :D :D Nothing better than a 3.000hp Lego Block  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2014, 10:07:43 am »
A trip to Alexander Palace yesterday yielded some good results. A few sellers had some great prices for American N scale and I picked up far more than I needed!

Bachmann 4-8-2 Light Mountain, in a fairly obscure livery of NY, Ontario and Western, of which very little ready to run rolling stock seems to exits – so I may well try and renumber this to UP. This is my second Mountain and this one runs a bit better than my last, after a run in period it performs very well, but still has issues with gradients.



An Atlas E8 that cost me a massive 12! Boxed and Microtrains converted  it was too much of a bargain to ignore, plus I picked up a number of Atlas E7/8 shells some time ago so it’s good to finally have a chassis to run them with, and it runs well too. It has ‘Made in Austria’ printed underneath so I can only assume it was made during Atlas’s brief relationship with Roco.



An Atlas H16, an excellent runner as expected from Atlas.



Another Atlas, this time a C-630 in Reading livery, again an excellent runner! I also found a matching Bachmann caboose.



I also picked up a few unboxed Microtrains cars at 3 a piece.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2014, 10:57:12 am »
Very nice haul you have picked up Phil and now you have all the excuses you need to spend hours running them round just to make sure they are OK  :D

cheers John.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2014, 02:11:26 pm »
Yeah, nice haul! Great score on the 12 pounds Atlas. I have one of those H16 coming my way as I write, in B&O livery, and I can't wait to see it in action.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2014, 02:36:41 pm »
I have one of those H16 coming my way as I write, in B&O livery, and I can't wait to see it in action.


I have the Bachmann one and it runs like a dream  :heart2:



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2014, 02:51:36 pm »
I've read good things about that one as well, and was going to buy it until I got a nice deal on the Atlas one. It's beautiful, I'm glad it runs well for you.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2014, 06:25:14 am »
I have been talking to my wife about what I am going to do after I finish my HO layout, I promised her I would not destroy it and start another one like I usually do, she seems to think building another N Scale layout may be the way to go, I can fit it on a different level in the shed.

Got this lot plus 4 sets of Peco points, 2 locos and 8 freight wagons from my mates second hand train shop, the Lifelike E8 locos as usual are great runners, I got a pretty good deal from my mate at $150 or 80 GBP for the lot.

It will be nice to build another N Scale layout but I will finish my HO layout first





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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2014, 09:38:48 am »
Hi,
Just an update on my post (#5), I had my Shapeways delivery yesterday:
Some of the BLMA details in the background.

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