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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 65696 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #510 on: July 15, 2019, 03:38:19 PM »
That's so cute!

 good call though, not something that's seen that often

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #511 on: July 20, 2019, 06:36:01 PM »
I think I've seen one scale test car in real life...and that was 10+ years ago, on a CSX freight.

Another Kato ES44AC to the mix. 6th one I have purchased (so basically, 29 to go?)



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #512 on: July 22, 2019, 12:18:07 PM »
Kato 'Burlington Northern' Bicentennial

I have just collected the above locomotive from the Post Office. It looks stunning, (to me), and in typical Kato fashion feels solid, with some excellent detailing and runs beautifully straight from the box.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #513 on: July 22, 2019, 10:49:36 PM »
Hi Dannyboy, The Kato BN Bicentennial U30C looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing a photo of the unit. I think the majority of railroads in 1976 painted at least one locomotive into Bicentennial paint scheme.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #514 on: July 22, 2019, 11:19:45 PM »
Kato 'Burlington Northern' Bicentennial

I have just collected the above locomotive from the Post Office. It looks stunning, (to me), and in typical Kato fashion feels solid, with some excellent detailing and runs beautifully straight from the box.

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I will add a chapter to my 'Averingcliffe' thread later to explain the existence of the loco'.

Nice looking loco!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #515 on: July 28, 2019, 11:29:53 AM »
This is the latest addition to my Uncle Pete fleet a Atlas GE Dash8 I have fitted a DCC replacement board not quite a drop in job involving splitting the chassis and a couple of dashes of solder.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #516 on: July 31, 2019, 05:25:38 PM »
My latest US addition is the somewhat iconic Acela, for a full set it needs some add on coaches/carriages but they are hard to find (in similar fashion to the Pretendolino carriages).

This base set is two powercars (non powered) and three coaches, the cafe/buffet houses the motor, it is DCC equipped.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #517 on: July 31, 2019, 06:33:53 PM »
My latest US addition is the somewhat iconic Acela, for a full set it needs some add on coaches/carriages but they are hard to find (in similar fashion to the Pretendolino carriages).

Am I right in thinking that the N Acela has been out of production for a few years now?  Haven't seen any on my travels in the US for some time.
Rather amusingly, I noticed my local model shop (Scograil) has an HO Acela set for sale when I went in there on Monday!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #518 on: July 31, 2019, 06:53:02 PM »
Thatís correct, it has been quite a few years, I think it was released around 2006, surprisingly they still go for decent sums of money on the secondhand market.

Mine has a habit of derailing, I havenít had a chance to look closely at it yet, they have a different type of coupling to enable close coupling, this does restrict their use though, the minimum radius is a recommended 19Ē, some have made them work on smaller but not recommended, also they seem to need almost perfect track in regards to being laid flat and level, any gradients must be more than perfectly laid.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #519 on: July 31, 2019, 09:54:51 PM »
Received two Kato Conrail SD70MACs today.


This should complete my collection of Kato Conrail SD70MACs and SD80MACs, unless I missed one somewhere.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #520 on: August 05, 2019, 10:03:06 PM »
More rolling stock arrivals:


I like picking up rolling stock in "sets" like these. These cars are all Atlas products.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #521 on: August 09, 2019, 01:43:19 PM »
Kato Operation North Pole 2015

I have just taken delivery of the above sound equipped set - and what a set it is!  I bought the set via ebay and as it is fitted with a Loksound decoder, I paid what I thought was a very reasonable price. It was described as Used but looks brand new. Being Kato the engine runs beautifully and there is a lot of detail on both the locomotive and the carriages. The rear carriage has rear running lights, (switchable via a switch underneath).




Just as an aside, referring to the posts over the last few days regarding picture sizes, both the above pictures are in excess of 3MB. Thanks for sorting it @Tank @Only Me
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #522 on: August 09, 2019, 01:48:33 PM »
@dannyboy can i ask what you are taking these with pls... ive looked at the size and its crazy huge before compression to just over 3mb i presume a digital camera not a phone and in some super crazy resolution by the pixel size?



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #523 on: August 09, 2019, 01:54:13 PM »
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Will get back to you on that this evening, just about to go out.  :beers:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #524 on: August 09, 2019, 07:13:52 PM »
Paul @Only Me , the photo's were taken on a Canon SX720HS. The resolution is, I think, set to high. I took other photo's at the same time as the above and they are showing file sizes between 4.73 and 5MB. (The dimensions of one photo' is shown as 5184 x 3888). Hope that helps.
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