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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 634194 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #345 on: March 30, 2013, 10:11:40 PM »
Nice buy, surfaceman!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #346 on: March 30, 2013, 10:38:30 PM »
That inspection saloon does look nice. If there was a GWR one, I'd definately get one.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #347 on: March 31, 2013, 12:48:17 AM »
Lovely looking loco and coach Alex, a great buy  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #348 on: March 31, 2013, 02:32:57 AM »
Picked up these two nice little locos yesterday, Dapol 14xx with Autocoach and Farish 94xx, funny really that I was creating an LMS layout but 4 out of the last 6 have been GWR engines, may have to modify my thinking and make it another Preserved Railway.

Even though I grew up with LMS at my back door I have fond memories of trips to the South Coast, Snow Hill Station, Wales and Stratford on Avon to visit family, I think I saw most classes that were around in the 1950s



Keep on Smiling
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #349 on: March 31, 2013, 03:09:36 AM »
Superb  buy Peter I have two of the RS2' s from  Walthers both i  converted to DCC  after running in,  they are beautifully  smooth running   locos.    :claphappy: :claphappy:

Life Like make them for Walthers    :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #350 on: March 31, 2013, 05:05:09 AM »
Dave - yeah, you have been getting into Western Region purchases of late. Looks like your Midland railway is headin' out west, Rawhide!

Like the blood & custard autocoach! Chimney on the loco looks a bit wonky, though, or is it just camera angle?

Cheers, George.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #351 on: March 31, 2013, 08:42:50 AM »
Well done Alex and Dave for some nice looking engines and coaches. Not bought any engines for a while now.

Alex :wave:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #352 on: March 31, 2013, 10:42:33 AM »
One of several  resin  wagon  bodies   purchased from  Gramodels,  mounted  on  a Peco  chassis  with Kato  couplers lick  of paint  &  a thin wash  of  matt black  to highlight the detail  once it's weathered / lettered finally  ready for the layout  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #353 on: March 31, 2013, 10:57:57 AM »
Nice looking wagon Nick :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #354 on: March 31, 2013, 12:29:29 PM »
Dave - yeah, you have been getting into Western Region purchases of late. Looks like your Midland railway is headin' out west, Rawhide!

Like the blood & custard autocoach! Chimney on the loco looks a bit wonky, tough, or is it just camera angle?

Cheers, George.

Crikey George theres nowt wrong with your eyesight  :goggleeyes:  :D well spotted mate, I had a look at the loco and found it was crooked so I gave it a light push to seat it on the smoke box properly and all is well, thanks for that  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #355 on: March 31, 2013, 01:23:03 PM »
Picked up some new wagons yesterday.  Graham Farish 3 pack weathered cattle wagons and an ex-LMS brake.  The brake has been fitted with Dapol magnetic couplings at both ends and the rake of cattle trucks has magnetic couplings at the outer ends.




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #356 on: March 31, 2013, 04:01:45 PM »
I have a few Life Like US locos Peter and they are very good locos and run very well.

Now you will need some boxcars to haul behind it  ::)

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John,
Thanks for the comments.

As it is I already have 2 boxcars that are brand new and never run some years ago.  I purchased them and then gave up trying to model in "N"!

They are both commemorative cars which I found more interesting!





So when the loco arrives  AND I have power to the track I will have something to play with!!!

Regards Peter.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #357 on: March 31, 2013, 04:12:12 PM »
John,
Thanks for the comments.

As it is I already have 2 boxcars that are brand new and never run some years ago.  I purchased them and then gave up trying to model in "N"!

They are both commemorative cars which I found more interesting!



It looks like you have a conflict with the couplings on this one Peter, these look like rapido.
One way round it is to change one end only, that way you have a "conversion boxcar" that will allow you to couple the two styles of couplings together.


So when the loco arrives  AND I have power to the track I will have something to play with!!!

Regards Peter.


I prefer the buckeye style of coupling as I get far few uncouplings than I do with rapido which can be a right pain  :veryangry:

cheers John.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #358 on: March 31, 2013, 06:29:55 PM »
John,
Thanks for the comments.

As it is I already have 2 boxcars that are brand new and never run some years ago.  I purchased them and then gave up trying to model in "N"!

They are both commemorative cars which I found more interesting!



It looks like you have a conflict with the couplings on this one Peter, these look like rapido.
One way round it is to change one end only, that way you have a "conversion boxcar" that will allow you to couple the two styles of couplings together.


So when the loco arrives  AND I have power to the track I will have something to play with!!!

Regards Peter.


I prefer the buckeye style of coupling as I get far few uncouplings than I do with rapido which can be a right pain  :veryangry:

cheers John.


I have yet to identify the difference!

Another of those so-called "Learning Curves"!

Question are they easily interchangeable?  I.E. Can all couplings be exchanged for the Dapol magnetic?

Regards Peter.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #359 on: March 31, 2013, 07:09:00 PM »



I prefer the buckeye style of coupling as I get far few uncouplings than I do with rapido which can be a right pain  :veryangry:

cheers John.


I have yet to identify the difference!

Another of those so-called "Learning Curves"!

Question are they easily interchangeable?  I.E. Can all couplings be exchanged for the Dapol magnetic?

Regards Peter.


Hi  Peter,   

The buckeye couplers John refers to are the type on  your  Model  Rilaroader car & the RS2 you  have on the way to you,  they both have a  curved trip  pin  activated by a magnet  to allow  no hands coupling / uncoupling

Heres a video  to show buckeye type operating hands free

N scale Microtrains Uncouplers at work

Also  a   video showing the differences beteen  the buckeye & rapido   couplers along with a conversion  to buckeyes.

Your other  gold car has Rapido  type couplers it might be the coupler  is attached to the bogie / truck   & these can  be replaced with  such  as Microtrains trucks as a unit.


MTL Couplers installed into an Atlas EV Caboose
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