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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #540 on: September 06, 2019, 12:58:28 AM »
A few more added to the fleet, this time some 70s and a Big Mac, first up is an SD70Ace in the form of UP 1943:



Next is another SD70Ace, this one is UP 1988, the Katy unit:



Third is an SD80MAC, the Big Mac, this one is CR 4123, very similar to the SD70Aces:



And finally they pose for a group shot:



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #541 on: September 06, 2019, 01:37:38 AM »
Couldn't get a more intricate livery than the first one!!

They all look great together.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #542 on: September 07, 2019, 11:55:35 AM »
I'm starting a new sub-collection:



Freight cars that carry names and surnames of people who I've known over the years.
Just bought a pair of Rivarossi 9358 Miller High Life reefers, they're 40-footers that'll accompany my older Cotton Belt era boxcar.
(BTW I've never consumed that Miller brew)

Are there any lists of past models of freight cars produced in order that I can identify similarly branded names?

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #543 on: September 08, 2019, 09:43:30 AM »


Are there any lists of past models of freight cars produced in order that I can identify similarly branded names?

Different manufacturers have their own lists of what they've made on their sites. I know Atlas lists roadnames they've done, possibly Athearn too. Depends on what exactly are you searching for?

Trovestar also has a long list of stuff: https://www.trovestar.com/general/shop/explore_collection.php?Collection=4 Some of it is for sale.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #544 on: September 08, 2019, 10:42:02 AM »
..
Next is another SD70Ace, this one is UP 1988, the Katy unit:


...

All very nice - I still dither daily as to whether I should buy a (Rule #1) '1943'. But what's the back story of the prototype 'The Katy'?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #545 on: September 08, 2019, 10:45:29 AM »
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Next is another SD70Ace, this one is UP 1988, the Katy unit:


...

All very nice - I still dither daily as to whether I should buy a (Rule #1) '1943'. But what's the back story of the prototype 'The Katy'?

It's one of the Union Pacific's six original heritage units they painted up back in 2006. The "Katy" was the Missouri,Kansas & Texas (MKT) railroad that UP acquired in the 1980s. I think the red scheme is an older paint scheme, as they had green/yellow locomotives & rolling stock towards the end.

I shot the prototype on NS back in 2015:
NS 215, Seven Mile,OH 6/27/2015 by Jeff  Wagoner, on Flickr

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #546 on: September 08, 2019, 10:57:48 AM »
I have a sort of morbid fascination with the US railway scene. I was going to model it, and bought quite a bit of US stock, back in the days before I decided to stick with what I know.

Question....

Do all those prairie grain silos actually exist anymore?

Fascinating stuff!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #547 on: September 08, 2019, 11:50:08 AM »
I have a sort of morbid fascination with the US railway scene. I was going to model it, and bought quite a bit of US stock, back in the days before I decided to stick with what I know.

Question....

Do all those prairie grain silos actually exist anymore?

Fascinating stuff!  :thumbsup:

Oh definitely. Still getting rail service too. The CSX main near me goes by one at Franklin,KY near the state line with Tennessee:
CSX Q275-03, Franklin,KY 1/3/2014 by Jeff  Wagoner, on Flickr
I've seen hoppers on the siding so I knew it got rail service then, I imagine it still does. There's a couple more down on R.J. Corman's Memphis Line that occasionally load grain trains for CSX. I think they're more of a thing in the mid-west/Great Plains areas. I visited the Chester Sub in Illinois last year by the Mississippi River and you could still see several of them. Chester alone has one that receives rail and barge service I believe.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #548 on: September 08, 2019, 01:17:16 PM »


Are there any lists of past models of freight cars produced in order that I can identify similarly branded names?


Different manufacturers have their own lists of what they've made on their sites. I know Atlas lists roadnames they've done, possibly Athearn too. Depends on what exactly are you searching for?

Trovestar also has a long list of stuff: https://www.trovestar.com/general/shop/explore_collection.php?Collection=4 Some of it is for sale.


Another source is the spookshow site:

http://www.spookshow.net/freight/freight.html

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #549 on: September 10, 2019, 01:24:50 AM »
The Ebay gods are smiling on me tonight I have just picked up a Kato FEF for  £72 :claphappy:, Only test run according to the listing. I have had to order the DCC board from the US as none in stock in the UK.



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #550 on: September 11, 2019, 05:17:56 PM »
The smallest item of rolling stock I've ever owned in N:



MicroTrains 121 00 040 St. Louis Southwestern scale test car
(no Cotton Belt branding, SSW was the railroad's legal name)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #551 on: September 11, 2019, 05:43:13 PM »
What is the function of a 'Scale Test Car'? :dunce:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #552 on: September 11, 2019, 05:45:38 PM »
What is the function of a 'Scale Test Car'? :dunce:

"... its purpose is to calibrate the weighing scales used to weigh loaded railroad cars ..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scale_test_car
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #553 on: September 11, 2019, 09:30:56 PM »
Managed to finish off the UP heritage fleet with the purchase of UP 1983 in Western Pacific livery:



And here is a group picture, although they are still in their jewel cases:



Edit: I seem to be having issues rotating images in the gallery.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #554 on: September 11, 2019, 11:23:02 PM »
Third is an SD80MAC, the Big Mac, this one is CR 4123, very similar to the SD70Aces:



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FYI from a guy who works on the SD80Mac's (me) internally they are completely different from the SD70Ace's.  The Mac's use Siemens electronics and the Ace's use Mitsubishi electronics. The Mac's have the 20 cylinder 710 and the Ace's have the 16 cylinder 710. The Tier 4 Ace's have the 12 cylinder 1010. The Mac main alternators are a nightmare to change slip ring brushes on and the Ace's are a dream. The Mac's have the Siemens AC traction motors and the Ace's have the newer Mitsubishi AC traction motors. The Mac's have the desktop control stand and the Ace's use the new AAR control stand. When you compare a SD80Mac to a SD70Ace, you can see just how far EMD has progressed since the SD80Mac's were produced. The Mac's are really showing their age.

The Kato UP Heritage units look great, thanks for sharing the photos of your collection. I was thinking about getting the UP 4141 but it doesn't really fit my era, it would have just ended up sitting in my display case.
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