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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 577347 times)

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Offline Hiawatha

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4215 on: November 02, 2017, 08:34:55 am »
It's a baggage-dormitory (as that's written on the car), so would have had crew sleeping space there. Except that the Southern Pacific Daylight was a daytime train and didn't carry sleepers, so also no need for a crew dormitory. ;)

I like the 5-axle Fairbanks-Morse C-Liner. This B-A1A passenger version was rare in real life (most were B-B), and the Rivarossi was the only model ever made of it. I have a PRR version although they only had a few B-B freight units.

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« Reply #4216 on: November 02, 2017, 10:36:54 am »
Thank you for the info. It's reading this kind of detail when I realise how little I know about trains. I just thought it would nice going round my layout.

Interesting to read though.  :NGF:
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« Reply #4217 on: November 02, 2017, 11:36:02 am »
...It's reading this kind of detail when I realise how little I know about trains. I just thought it would nice going round my layout.
...and that's a perfectly good enough reason to buy it!   Enjoy.
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« Reply #4218 on: November 02, 2017, 12:56:51 pm »
Thanks for the advice. I’ll definitely go easy with it. It was listed as;

 “old Atlas used N scale USA Southern Pacific railroad FM 'C Liner' diesel and a baggage car”

I’ll be asking about servicing at some point in another thread I’m sure!


If you're going to the darkside, sorry American outline, you'll find this site a wealth of knowledge http://www.spookshow.net/locos.html but promise not to let the description of the C-liner on it make you depressed.

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« Reply #4219 on: November 03, 2017, 07:15:09 am »
The darkside indeed! We may be few in number on this forum, but we have seen the light.

Paul, whatever country you should choose to model, they are ALL great (IMHO).

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« Reply #4220 on: November 03, 2017, 08:22:26 am »
Thank you for the comments. The layout I have in mind is English countryside so the American things might look a little out of place. But then it’s my world so anything goes  :goggleeyes:

The back of the layout is hidden so maybe there’s the worlds biggest fiddle yard back there with branches bringing in trains from all over the world.  :o
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« Reply #4221 on: November 03, 2017, 05:50:19 pm »
promise not to let the description of the C-liner on it make you depressed.

Arrived today and it runs, sounds and looks great!

Very happy indeed  :claphappy:
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« Reply #4222 on: November 03, 2017, 06:01:36 pm »
Arrived today and it runs, sounds and looks great!

Very happy indeed  :claphappy:

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« Reply #4223 on: November 03, 2017, 06:57:39 pm »
Arrived today and it runs, sounds and looks great!

Very happy indeed  :claphappy:

 :photospleasesign:

Oh good I forgot photos. That gives me the perfect excuse to play again tomorrow.  :D
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« Reply #4224 on: November 03, 2017, 11:05:27 pm »
Recent addition under Rule 1. I am modelling BR blue and grey basically (with a very wide date range), but I like these and thought it would be nice to run an engineers train. Can anyone tell me when these came in? I am assuming the MK2 with the windows on the end would run on the end as an observation car?

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« Reply #4225 on: November 07, 2017, 07:40:41 pm »
This old girl arrived today - vintage 1983 (ish).  For some while I've been after an example British N Lima 86 with half-decent can motor and gearing (not the better known but horrid motor bogie version). Managed to bag this near mint boxed model from ebay, and for £20 less than the one I missed out on a few weeks ago!

I have a few similar vintage continental Lima locos with the same drive mechanism, and though nowhere near the reliability of Fleischmann, Arnold, Minitrix and even Roco of the same age,  they're actually not too bad and mainly suffer from single end bogie pickups - but are useable if kept clean.

Nameplate definitely reads "Navaity"  (should be "Novelty").




So... what coaches would be appropriate behind this loco? (Don't think I want to bother with the old short Lima coaches)
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« Reply #4226 on: November 07, 2017, 07:53:12 pm »
..
 Managed to bag this near mint boxed model from ebay, and for £20 less than the one I missed out on a few weeks ago!
...

 :thumbsup: Love it when that happens. :beers:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4227 on: November 08, 2017, 12:55:07 am »
This old girl arrived today - vintage 1983 (ish).  For some while I've been after an example British N Lima 86 with half-decent can motor and gearing (not the better known but horrid motor bogie version). Managed to bag this near mint boxed model from ebay, and for £20 less than the one I missed out on a few weeks ago!

I have a few similar vintage continental Lima locos with the same drive mechanism, and though nowhere near the reliability of Fleischmann, Arnold, Minitrix and even Roco of the same age,  they're actually not too bad and mainly suffer from single end bogie pickups - but are useable if kept clean.

Nameplate definitely reads "Navaity"  (should be "Novelty").




Nice, acquiring on of these is on my bucket list. The Lima 86 I have with the bogie-mounted motor is actually not too bad compared to other locos with that mechanism.

So... what coaches would be appropriate behind this loco? (Don't think I want to bother with the old short Lima coaches)

An eclectic selection of Mk1s, Mk2s and Mk3s in blue/grey, typically a rake of Mk2/Mk3 passenger coaches with a Mk1 BG at the end and a Mk1 buffet in the middle. I suspect this livery is an early 1980s one so you're unlikely to have an all-Mk1 rake, and one with a lot of Mk3s would more likely be hauled by an 87. Some of the coaches could potentially be in early InterCity livery. But that's all off the top of my head, more expert opinions available.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4228 on: November 10, 2017, 07:04:27 am »
Today the second two of my recent locomotive purchases arrived. These are British Columbia Railway SD40-2s #752 and #762. Both are equipped with sound and beautiful at least to my eyes. Also, the most expensive locos I've ever purchased and may be the last locos I ever buy - unless of course something spectacular comes along.

Here is #752. Its buddy #762 is identical except for the road number of course.



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« Reply #4229 on: November 10, 2017, 07:49:29 am »
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 and may be the last locos I ever buy
...

 :doh: If I had a new loco for every time I've said that. :D
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