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Spectrum Consolidation
« on: September 08, 2011, 03:00:11 PM »
Bought one of these on a whim as a Buy it Now on Ebay for 30 quid. Amazing loco. It is the Union Pacific version. Looks quite unusual going around my Western Region railway.

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 08:21:55 PM »
Bought one of these on a whim as a Buy it Now on Ebay for 30 quid. Amazing loco. It is the Union Pacific version. Looks quite unusual going around my Western Region railway.

I think that's taking Western region a little far ;D Got a pic??

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 08:30:25 PM »
Haha - yes it is a bit far fetched! Just giving it a test run really - it won't be a regular runner on there. It may be the basis of some American project at some point. Here is the loco: http://www.jsmatt.com/M_R_Engines/16_Spectrum%202-8-0%20UP%20721.JPG This is not my photo, but one I stumbled across on the internet.

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 08:38:16 PM »
Neat looking loco - cheers :thumbsup:

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 08:46:39 PM »
Hi Elvinley,

I bought one of these brand new from Hattons for 38 a few months ago. Retail price was about 84. Great little runner. It's pulling my 4 Rivarossi coaches and I use it as a preservation train, so I can run it with my diesels.

Alex

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011, 08:51:28 PM »
That's an amazing bargain. They are quite expensive normally. If only we could get British stuff of this qulaity for the same prices.

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011, 09:19:18 PM »
That's why I'm slowly changing from British to US. US engines are much cheaper and, in my opinion, less hassle to run. Most of my engines have cost between 20-35 brand new. The Consolidation was my dearest one so far.

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011, 09:30:51 PM »
Watch it Elvinley you may get bitten by the bug, I did and that is why I cut my layout in half changed a few things around and now have a smaller British and an American layout, once you have modelled American Railroads its hard to not model them.

It is true the equipment is cheaper and better quality and looks fantastic. :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 09:33:33 PM »
What have I let myself in for! Already drooling over the DCC sound Big Boys.

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011, 09:51:39 PM »
What have I let myself in for! Already drooling over the DCC sound Big Boys.


Just for you Elvinley  ;) 

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 10:13:54 PM »
What a monster! The table, I mean :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2011, 10:55:45 PM »
Dear Santa, Please can I have ......... ;D ;D

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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2011, 10:58:19 PM »
I take it that doesn't do 9" curves and set-track points ?
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Re: Spectrum Consolidation
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2011, 01:28:40 AM »
I put my Big Boy on my inner 9" curve by mistake. It does actually go round them, but the overhang knocks off everything on the outside track. My DDA4X doesn't like 9" curves at all.

 

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