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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 36486 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #405 on: November 11, 2017, 11:06:53 am »
Good analogy Webbo. :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #406 on: November 18, 2017, 02:49:48 pm »
Today I bought these items of Southern Pacific stock at the Wakefield show.



#48420 Atlas GP-9 Torpedo Tube 5625
Pair of Con-Cor bi-level cars (one with driver's cab at one end indicated by the red side lamps)

Southern Pacific owned the Cotton Belt company from 1932 (Wikipedia), however, as I want to operate a limited commuter service on my future U.S. railroad, I've pretended they were on lease to Cotton Belt or a local municipality for that purpose.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #407 on: November 18, 2017, 04:35:03 pm »
Here's my complete SP commuter service set:



The outer buckeyes were swapped over for Rapidos in order so that the GP9 can haul the stock, also a weight was re-glued on one of the carriages.
The GP9 ran nicely and quietly; due to its Rapido couplings, it'll be dedicated to this set.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #408 on: November 18, 2017, 08:30:28 pm »
Fantastic acquisition!!
As an Espee fan myself, I hope I can obtain like these someday!!
How's Con-cor cars? Rolling good?

Dats

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #409 on: November 18, 2017, 08:46:25 pm »
They were spotted on the Wakefield & District Railway Modellers' Society club members' sales stand.
I spotted several Budd railcars for sale at the show made by Con-Cor and Kato, but none in SP livery, however fancied the bi-levels and GP9.

Incidentally the bi-levels ran well on my test track.
There was quite a lot of second-hand North American stock on sale from several traders at the show, including as a matter of interest, a high proportion of Canadian prototypes.
However no Cotton Belt stock and very few SP freight cars for sale!
« Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 09:00:29 pm by gc4946, Reason: grammar, minor clarification »

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #410 on: November 19, 2017, 11:27:36 am »
Fantastic acquisition!!
As an Espee fan myself, I hope I can obtain like these someday!!
How's Con-cor cars? Rolling good?

Dats


I don't know how much mixing of Cotton Belt and Espee stock occurred in California, where the bi-levels operated
http://espee.railfan.net/commute_cars.html

One interesting fact from that webpage - the bi-levels weren't equipped for push-pull operation, so I actually own one standard car and one car with accommodation for the train conductor (each side has a red lamp)

Might have to relocate my planned layout from Texas to California!
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 11:33:13 am by gc4946, Reason: Prototype information clarification »

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #411 on: November 21, 2017, 07:01:41 pm »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #412 on: November 21, 2017, 08:29:53 pm »
Buying some Rapido smooth-sided baggage cars recently I just had to add this Central of Georgia car to the order for more boring PC/NYC cars. 

It is, without doubt, gorgeous.  Even if it is not the era I model, or the location, or any connecting road. 

Wallet bait I call it.

Delfin




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #413 on: December 21, 2017, 02:30:00 pm »
An early Christmas Present for under the Christmas Tree. The Kato Operation North Pole Train Set.







Operation North Pole Website

http://www.operationnorthpole.org/


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Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #414 on: December 21, 2017, 05:56:37 pm »
Great stuff, Rich.
The story behind it makes the train set more special!
I didn't know that Metra is hosting the train.
They should have more operations like that.
Or the media should support them more. So we will know their existence. (Am I the only one didn't know about it?)
Nevertheless, a great train in model and real-life form.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #415 on: December 21, 2017, 09:00:15 pm »
You can see the real one:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/640536/

I like.
Happy Christmas,
Gilles

 

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