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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 65321 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #615 on: November 30, 2019, 02:18:18 AM »
Not sure why, but by creating a new video without additional audio and then uploading to YouTube has worked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oda_T5_bT-M

Hi David, Yes that is a very nice model of the Operation North Pole Train set from Kato.  A few years ago I purchased the 2016 edition for use under my Christmas tree, along with the Kato M5 expansion set.
 




I believe the last passenger car is called a Cab car and the train can be run from the locomotive cab, or the Cab car for a out and back type operation in the Chicago, IL. area.

Thanks for sharing the photos and the video of your new Kato train set.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #616 on: November 30, 2019, 08:24:25 AM »
I imagine quite a few have collected all of Kato's Operation North Pole sets.

You're right about the role of the cab car in the consist. It'll be interesting to see if anyone has modelled a wintry Chicagoland scene to best show those trains off!
 
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #617 on: November 30, 2019, 11:18:54 AM »
I collected a job lot of Atlas freight cars this morning in the post.



A 40' Cotton Belt "Blue Streak" boxcar is my prime addition.
Welcome to a new friend, a 50' Katy (Missouri, Kansas & Texas) boxcar - I knew a few females with differently spelled names eg Katie, Kate.
As the Katy was a rival to the Cotton Belt in Texas I felt that wasn't out of place in my collection.
The Southern branded freight cars will be stored in the meantime for possible repainting.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #618 on: November 30, 2019, 02:25:05 PM »

The Southern branded freight cars will be stored in the meantime for possible repainting.


Hi gc4946, unless the Southern Railway plug door boxcar is too new for your era, there is no doubt you would have seen those Southern Railway cars on the MKT aka "Miss Katy".
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #619 on: December 01, 2019, 10:02:12 AM »
Don't normally pick up non-prototypical cars, but this is one I don't mind getting, Lincoln's Birthplace and Boyhood Home parks are just 25 miles down the road from where I live.




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #620 on: December 01, 2019, 04:48:52 PM »
Don't normally pick up non-prototypical cars, but this is one I don't mind getting, Lincoln's Birthplace and Boyhood Home parks are just 25 miles down the road from where I live.




HI Jeff, I normally don't collect the Micro-Trains collector cars as well, but every once in awhile they will produce a car that has a special meaning to me, like the Lincoln car has for you.

Here's one that has a special meaning for me.



Rege Cordic was a morning show radio DJ in Pittsburgh, PA, during the 1960's and early 1970's. He was also the host of the Sunday matinee on a local TV station, before moving to the West Coast. And most importantly, Rege was a model railroader and rail fan. If you have any WB Videos (William Brown Railroad videos) chances are you've heard Rege as he was the narrator on many of Bills videos.  Getting back to the Micro-Trains car, Rege created a comedy skit advertisement for his Pittsburgh radio morning show, the name of the made up company was "Ole Frothingslosh" and the product was "Pale Stale Ale", it was the beer with the foam on the bottom.

http://www.regecordic.com/Cordic/archive03/000377_Olde_Frothingsloth_It's_Midnight_Comm'l.mp3

Having grown up listening to Rege on the radio and watching him on TV, when Micro-Trains released this car, I had to add one to my collection. So if you've seen this car, now you know the story behind this odd car offered by Micro-Trains.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #621 on: December 07, 2019, 02:45:19 PM »
I've expanded my freight car fleet by buying two more job lots in order to get hold of the models I was interested in.

Batch produced by Atlas:



Batch produced by Bachmann (caboose by Atlas):



I was most interested in the SP caboose and the NYC box car.
However other freight cars provided spares for my collection, e.g. the ATSF El Capitan reefers' Rapido-fitted bogies were swapped round with the Kadee-fitted versions on my identical white Miller reefers.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #622 on: December 07, 2019, 09:45:57 PM »
Picked up a Monon caboose by Atlas (fourth Monon caboose I have now). Also bought a NKP caboose by Bluford Shops but turns out it was the # I already have...found the other and managed to order the one I need. Still have an extra though.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #623 on: December 09, 2019, 08:23:42 PM »
An all Kato order arrived today.




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #624 on: December 11, 2019, 02:18:42 PM »
This is the Kato locomotive I purchased, second hand, at the Festival of Railway Modelling last Saturday. It is the 176-3307 Chicago Northwestern 'Operation Lifesaver'. Having looked at some of the prices on line, I am quite pleased with the 46.00p I paid. In typical Kato fashion, it looks good and runs extremely well, especially when you consider it was initially released 22 years ago!  :thumbsup:



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #625 on: December 12, 2019, 12:15:36 AM »
The next part of my N scale purchases...




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #626 on: December 14, 2019, 10:18:51 PM »
NKP caboose #5:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #627 on: December 19, 2019, 10:37:23 PM »
Hey Jeff is that an NP C424?


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #628 on: December 20, 2019, 12:39:37 AM »
Hey Jeff is that an NP C424?

Hi Grumbeast, If you're referring to the NKP 578, that's a ALCO C420.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #629 on: December 20, 2019, 02:53:08 PM »
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Hey Jeff is that an NP C424?

Hi Grumbeast, If you're referring to the NKP 578, that's a ALCO C420.

Yep I was.. thanks for that. I'm most familiar with CP 424s and they look pretty similar

 

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