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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 58976 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #570 on: September 14, 2019, 01:40:32 PM »

Another unique feature of the Monon, they painted several of their locomotives and most notably their F3's in the school colors of the two universities served by the railroad

  • Purdue (Black & Gold)
  • Indiana University (Crimson & Gray)

Yes, I'm a closet Monon fan, does it show  :smiley-laughing:



The Monon actually served 6 colleges in Indiana - Purdue (known to me, to the horror of the alumni I worked with as Chicken U), Wabash, DePauw, Indiana (IU - called by some Purdue alumni The Evil Empire), Butler and St. Josephs.  Butler and IU use red and white colors (early Monon passenger equipment) and DePauw and Purdue use black and gold (freight locos and later passenger).  Why Wabash (scarlet) and St. Joes (purple and cardinal) got left out of the colors I don't know.  Note that Wabash and DePauw compete each year in American Football for the Monon Bell, which is a locomotive bell donated in 1932 by the RR.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #571 on: September 18, 2019, 12:22:10 PM »
Another Ebay bargain UP F3 DCC fitted 12 including P&P.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #572 on: September 25, 2019, 12:44:34 AM »
The acquisition of Penn Central locomotives and rolling stock continues.







These are the new Quad hoppers from Bowser Mfg. that feature Roller bearing trucks with Fox Valley Models metal wheels and Body mounted Micro-Trains couplers
Cheers,
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #573 on: September 25, 2019, 01:48:56 AM »
Nice! Always like the PC stuff, even though I don't have too many myself (or any at all, possibly)

Bought an Amtrak baggage car today. Getting closer to a prototype train I guess.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #574 on: September 26, 2019, 03:40:07 AM »
What happens when you leave me unsupervised in a hobby shop with a massive N scale selection (we're talking hundreds of cars, dozens of locos, anything you can think of)


I can't wait to go back!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #575 on: September 26, 2019, 06:23:56 AM »
Good grief Jeff

The size of your purchase takes the cake. Did you get 5 cabooses for the price of 4?

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #576 on: September 26, 2019, 11:58:16 AM »
Good grief Jeff

The size of your purchase takes the cake. Did you get 5 cabooses for the price of 4?

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I did get 10% off, which ended up being enough to cover a locomotive and a freight car. The guy who owns the shop is pretty cool, has a ton of stories from riding Amtrak cross country and working for the Illinois Central extra board back in the day. It's hard to pass up when you have so much to choose from:


And that's not even all of the N scale stuff he has. He doesn't have an online presence so you have to go to the shop to buy anything, but the items he has I can't even find on ebay.

He also has a huge HO scale layout in the shop basement:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #577 on: September 26, 2019, 01:48:23 PM »


And that's not even all of the N scale stuff he has. He doesn't have an online presence so you have to go to the shop to buy anything, but the items he has I can't even find on ebay.



OK Jeff...where is this place, or are you keeping it all to yourself?   ::)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #578 on: September 26, 2019, 02:18:46 PM »


And that's not even all of the N scale stuff he has. He doesn't have an online presence so you have to go to the shop to buy anything, but the items he has I can't even find on ebay.



OK Jeff...where is this place, or are you keeping it all to yourself?   ::)

Jon

Chuck's Depot in Marion,IL.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #579 on: September 28, 2019, 03:57:18 PM »
Today I bought two powered Con-Cor (made in Austria by Roco) Baltimore & Ohio Budd RDCs from the model train show in Halifax.



They came in the wrong boxes and will be repackaged. Both ran OK.
They'll need repairs to the couplings and missing glazing added.
The RDC in better condition will be used as a reference to match enamel paints to convincingly reproduce a scale stainless steel finish.

Both carry the wrong road names for my layout but they'll have their branding changed.
I know Kato produces RDCs as well but they were a bargain and know a British source which sells Con-Cor's unpowered RDCs.
Moreover having a pair of powered models will ensure that at least one of them will continue running if the other fails, with a good reserve of spares.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #580 on: September 28, 2019, 06:19:32 PM »
Kato SD70ACe 'George Bush'

I took delivery of this locomotive today -



In typical Kato fashion, it is an excellent runner and very quiet, (possibly the quietest loco' I have) and is beautifully finished. The photograph does not do it justice. It will be a stable mate for my Burlington Northern 'Bicentennial' - next stop Union Pacific 'The Spirit'?  :hmmm: Thank goodness for 'Rule 1'  :).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #581 on: September 28, 2019, 06:43:03 PM »
Kato SD70ACe 'George Bush'

I took delivery of this locomotive today -



In typical Kato fashion, it is an excellent runner and very quiet, (possibly the quietest loco' I have) and is beautifully finished. The photograph does not do it justice. It will be a stable mate for my Burlington Northern 'Bicentennial' - next stop Union Pacific 'The Spirit'?  :hmmm: Thank goodness for 'Rule 1'  :).

It's a nice looking unit! I've got the 4141 and the 1943.... I recently passed the 100 loco mark for my US stuff (about 107 locos when you add in my UK items), thought about a "group" photo, and have a variety in my collection.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #582 on: September 28, 2019, 06:55:06 PM »
I have just had a quick look at my stock list and I have, (I think), 92 locomotives, mostly diesel, including about 15 US loco's - must get round to doing a proper break down of stock.  (I had to do it quick in case SWMBO happened to look my way  ;))
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #583 on: October 07, 2019, 10:38:59 PM »
After a bit of issue with the local post office, this came today:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #584 on: October 08, 2019, 09:05:54 AM »
This is the latest addition to my American stable - a new SCD70ACe 'Spirit' by Kato. The printing is nice and crisp and, being Kato, it runs beautifully, in fact, when running it round the test track slowly, I had to keep checking that it was actually moving, it is so quiet! The loco' is fitted with a DCC chip and cost me 114 which I thought was a decent price.


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