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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N  (Read 61552 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #525 on: August 10, 2019, 11:49:54 PM »
Arrived today... saw it arrived at a online shop recently so I grabbed it while I could.



Looks good with UP 1943!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #526 on: August 11, 2019, 01:02:10 AM »
UP 4141 was re-released, it became very popular when Bush died and the real one was used on his funeral train.

The original run at that time was selling for stupid amounts, it has settled back into the normal range with the rerun.

The Spirit unit is also very nice, I need to grab that one to keep the other heritage ones company.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #527 on: August 13, 2019, 12:00:28 PM »
The price for the 4141 shot up on ebay after Bush passed. I think there was a Kato set on there that was in the thousands of dollars, and it was nothing but the 4141, 1943 and the 7 car excursion set.


I actually missed a chance to see both engines in person last December, they were on display at Dupo,IL across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, just didn't have the exact time frame on when they were going to leave, which turned out to be mid-late afternoon. If I'd know I'd made the 500 mile+ round trip to catch them.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #528 on: August 14, 2019, 08:15:38 PM »
Today I collected my Cotton Belt Athearn 26705 caboose and 23945 gondola from my nearest postal sorting office.

The caboose rounds off my freight consist quite nicely!



It's pure 100% Cotton (Belt) in this image below:



Foreground: Atlas/Kato GP30 #4711 with heritage boxcar.
Background: Atlas GP40 #7277 at head of 5-wagon consist.

PS I hope to collect my three used Con-Cor SP bi-level cars shortly - will feature them in due course!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #529 on: August 14, 2019, 11:31:20 PM »
Great acquisitions!!
Fantastic collection of SSW!!
In other words... :jealous:

Hopefully I can have a collection like that.
Once again  :jealous:
Probably I'm still  :jealous: about it tomorrow.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #530 on: August 15, 2019, 08:06:15 AM »
 :thankyousign: dats475

It's taken me about three years to assemble this Cotton Belt collection.
Cotton Belt models rarely come up for sale - new or used - in Britain.

I only spent the odd moment seeking stuff out online or at shows.
All models have been purchased in Britain, otherwise I'd been stung with postage costs far in excess of the item's sale price.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #531 on: August 15, 2019, 06:11:36 PM »
Today I took delivery of three Con-Cor Southern Pacific bilevel cars, one of which is a control car for the driver when in push-pull mode with red side lights and end windows.





Strictly speaking SP never operated any control cars http://espee.railfan.net/commute_cars.html

They are smooth sided cars built by Pullman-Standard and were built post-1960 originally for the Chicago and North Western, and Southern Pacific.
The control cars initially entered service only on the Chicago and North Western between 1960-68
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullman_Gallery_Car
http://www.kls2.com/~karl/rr/cnw/commuter-bilevels.html#spotting

My plan is to run the non-control bilevel cars as a commuter set in SP livery and possibly repaint the control car in another livery.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #532 on: August 20, 2019, 12:33:10 AM »
Newest delivery came today in the form of UP 1982, one of the Union Pacific heritage units, it is an SD70Ace (the same as 4141 and 1943 that @Jeff_W posted).

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #533 on: August 20, 2019, 11:57:50 AM »
I admit I'm a bit jealous, those UP heritage ACes are hard to come by! I see them on ebay but they're always a bit more than what I want to pay...keep hoping Kato will do a third run.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #534 on: August 23, 2019, 11:52:11 AM »
Another Cotton Belt find:



MicroTrains ref. 106 00 090 50' low covered gondola
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #535 on: September 04, 2019, 08:33:23 PM »
Picked these up at the LHS in Louisville yesterday. Don't want people to think I've abandoned my American N scale stuff! (I haven't)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #536 on: September 04, 2019, 11:33:06 PM »
Fantastic acquisition!
Currently I'm consumed by jealousy of fire!  :)
Do you have a fire extinguisher?  :help:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #537 on: September 05, 2019, 04:14:05 PM »
Atlas #48722 GE Dash 8-40B Cotton Belt


I won an auction on British eBay for this loco.

151 built 1988-89; of those, 55 first entered service with Cotton Belt, the largest initial allocation of these diesels https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GE_Dash_8-40B

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #538 on: September 05, 2019, 04:59:04 PM »
Woooooo!  :o

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
:drool:  I read an article about SSW's Blue Streak Merchandise trains using this type of engines.
Since then, I wanted to have these.  :drool:  :jealous:
I'm burning, burning hard!    :jealous: :help:

I imagine that it she's running smoothly. Are you going to fit a decoder or run as is?
Fantastic acquisition as always!!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - American N
« Reply #539 on: September 05, 2019, 05:32:34 PM »
Woooooo!  :o

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
:drool:  I read an article about SSW's Blue Streak Merchandise trains using this type of engines.
Since then, I wanted to have these.  :drool:  :jealous:
I'm burning, burning hard!    :jealous: :help:

I imagine that it she's running smoothly. Are you going to fit a decoder or run as is?
Fantastic acquisition as always!!

Dats

It's running smooth and quiet under analogue DC, won't convert it to DCC.
Didn't know there was a high-speed freight service using these locos
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