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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 65705 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #630 on: December 20, 2019, 03:06:11 PM »
Yep I was.. thanks for that. I'm most familiar with CP 424s and they look pretty similar

Your welcome. I think the biggest spotting difference between the ALCO / MLW C420 and other Century series locomotives is the low short hood. The C420 low short hood is longer than all the other Century series low short hoods.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #631 on: December 22, 2019, 08:43:45 PM »
Hey Jeff is that an NP C424?

ALCO's C420. My hometown railroad (Louisville & Nashville) ended up with the largest collection of them. They had a good number of them to start with, then picked up some from a merger with the Monon, including some high hood C420s, then got even more from the SCL when they were power short. I want to say they had at least 80 of them. The NKP 578 was the only C420 that the Nickel Plate Road ever owned...guess it wasn't a locomotive model they liked.

Few more freight cars:

Atlas TrainMan hoppers (found at $10 a piece)


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #632 on: December 26, 2019, 12:01:33 AM »
Christmas 2019:


Not really my purchases, but figured this is the best place to post them.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #633 on: January 04, 2020, 12:08:41 PM »
Following on from my first Atlas Cotton Belt Dash 8-40B purchase last year



I bought a second loco of the same type (Atlas #48723) off British eBay



However it'll be my last duplicate loco because I now own sufficient Cotton Belt traction for my layout's needs. It runs OK too on DC.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #634 on: January 04, 2020, 03:43:14 PM »

However it'll be my last duplicate loco because I now own sufficient Cotton Belt traction for my layout's needs. It runs OK too on DC.

Hi gc4946, Very nice locomotives but what do you mean by "it'll be my last duplicate loco"?
The two B40-8's have different road numbers. It is very common to see the same locomotive model type in multiple unit lashup's.


Note (Not my photo, credit given to original author)


It is also very common for two unit sets to be run back to back as in the above photograph.


Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #635 on: January 04, 2020, 05:36:50 PM »
The Dash 8-40Bs are my only Cotton Belt loco type which I own two examples. My layout isn't large so double heading will be rare. Nevertheless at least I'll be able to run a lashup  if I feel like it.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #636 on: January 11, 2020, 08:02:03 PM »
Louisville Train Show purchases:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #637 on: January 11, 2020, 09:24:06 PM »
 :o Jeff  :goggleeyes:
Fantastic. Acquisition!
How was the show?
Did they sell used models too?
Nevertheless, You're Danzel Washington of N gauge forum.
You're "Unstoppable".  :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #638 on: January 12, 2020, 02:24:23 AM »
:o Jeff  :goggleeyes:
Fantastic. Acquisition!
How was the show?
Did they sell used models too?
Nevertheless, You're Danzel Washington of N gauge forum.
You're "Unstoppable".  :thumbsup:

 :beers: Dats

The show is decent, not as big as it used to be. Indy was the same way. I heard someone say that the Columbus show (which was last weekend) was about five times the size of the Louisville show, all the manufacturers go to that one.

There's all kinds of stuff, used and new, N, HO, Z and O mostly. There are two dealers that show up every year with huge tables of stuff. Funny thing is I drove 40 miles to buy most of my stuff from the guy whose shop is 30 miles from my house!  ;D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #639 on: January 12, 2020, 10:42:29 AM »
Just in case it helps, KJB models have a lot of American Locos for sale pre owned.

They advertise on here at the top of the page.

Ron

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #640 on: January 12, 2020, 10:51:22 PM »
Just in case it helps, KJB models have a lot of American Locos for sale pre owned.

They advertise on here at the top of the page.

Ron


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #641 on: January 18, 2020, 01:39:03 PM »
Found a complete A-B-B-A set of the hard-to-find Kato Santa Fe Yellowbonnets on ebay.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #642 on: January 18, 2020, 07:36:07 PM »
My haul of goodies from Calne 2020 all bought for 60  :)


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #643 on: January 26, 2020, 06:18:24 PM »
Today I attended the Pontefract model railway show and my only model purchase there was a Microtrains 32140 Louisville & Nashville 50' boxcar.



A former schoolmate has a hyphenated surname including the name "Nash"; I found a model for sale on the Contikits trade stand which had the railroad's name spelt out as opposed to simply bearing "L & N".
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #644 on: February 21, 2020, 01:27:00 PM »
Latest eBay bargain all of this for 60 Delivered.



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