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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 65704 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #585 on: October 08, 2019, 09:21:56 AM »
Thank you all for the above posts.

Did I tell you, I'm interested in anything that runs on rails?  ;)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #586 on: October 08, 2019, 10:17:49 AM »
This is a spectacular locomotive David.

What I like about Kato is the quality of their manufacture. They run beautifully, have perfect paint jobs, and have a level of detail that suits the scale. Kato does not add wire grab irons and other bits that are prone to getting damaged and not really needed at this scale.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #587 on: October 08, 2019, 10:43:39 AM »
I agree with everything you say @Webbo I know Kato are bringing out the new Class 800 ?, but if they were to enter the UK RTR market with a vengeance - watch out GF/Dapol!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #588 on: October 09, 2019, 11:32:27 PM »
I'm a big fan of Kato's stuff... I think I have 75 Kato locos at last count? I keep a spreadsheet of them. The ES44AC is the only model I've been really active at trying to collect. I think I'm at around 10 of the 34-35 they've produced.

Another set of their hoppers arrived today... I like them too. This is my 18th set of the 24 they've made (2 runs of 12 2 car sets)


They have an 8 car pack of them coming out this month I believe.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #589 on: October 09, 2019, 11:52:54 PM »
I too share yours and Webbo's enthusiasm for Kato products.  I only have one locomotive, unfortunately - this Japanese beastie, but I love it!



Almost enough to make me consider moving the location of the Beal and Castle Eden across the Atlantic!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #590 on: October 11, 2019, 06:03:02 PM »
I have no idea how it happened, but I have just taken delivery of another locomotive - I must have bought it last week :hmmm:.

It is the Kato SD70MAC in 'BNSF' livery. It is DCC fitted and I paid the princely sum of 60   :). It was described as Used, but looks and runs like new. What I am even more pleased about is that I have seen another, non DCC fitted on sale at 56.  It is a typical Kato locomotive - nuff said.   :thumbsup:



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #591 on: October 14, 2019, 04:59:09 PM »
Seventy Five Dollars US is a very good price for a Kato locomotive that is DCC fitted. Most of the time I see them listed for that price as DCC ready. A very common price I've seen for DCC fitted Kato locomotives is $130 or 103 with some folks asking $250 or 198.48 for certain Kato SD70Mac's in the "executive" paint scheme.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #592 on: October 17, 2019, 06:57:34 AM »
I received $5 ebay coupon and bought an used Roundhouse car.


It came with Rapido couplers.
Buying new knuckle coupler replacements would cost me more than the car itself.
So I stole them from a car that not on my layout.
I also painted the hand brake wheel.
It looks like wearing wrong type of trucks but I'm  conveniently ignoring it.  :whistle:

The victim was a tankcar. It has no trucks now. Sad.  :'(

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #593 on: October 17, 2019, 05:03:28 PM »

It came with Rapido couplers.
Buying new knuckle coupler replacements would cost me more than the car itself.
So I stole them from a car that's not on my layout.

Dats

Very nice Dats and it was not stealing, it was repurposing the trucks and couplers  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #594 on: October 18, 2019, 05:19:19 PM »
And that tank car can now become part of an industry or maybe your locomotive service area. Just put it up on blocks. That has happened for years in the prototype world.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2019, 03:16:35 AM by Tom Edwards »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #595 on: October 19, 2019, 01:03:22 AM »
Atlas items arrived today:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #596 on: October 19, 2019, 05:33:20 AM »
That looks like a fine haul to haul Jeff, was this an ebay bargain?

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #597 on: October 19, 2019, 01:09:53 PM »
That looks like a fine haul to haul Jeff, was this an ebay bargain?

Thanks, not an ebay bargain, all new stuff. I've learned if I want something I shouldn't hesitate, as stuff seems to fly out of some of these online shops. ModelTrainStuff doesn't seem to keep much on hand (though I bought these from Lombard.)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #598 on: October 21, 2019, 10:35:04 PM »
Found a site online posted these for sale for about $20 than what they normally go for. Of course after I buy them I find another site that had them for $5 cheaper than that...oh well.


Gives me something to run with the BNSF locos I bought not long ago.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #599 on: October 25, 2019, 04:27:11 PM »
Love the steel coil cars Jeff, cant wait to see all these purchases on a layout :) *hint*

 

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