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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 634616 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1230 on: January 02, 2014, 11:29:08 AM »
Well my treat to me arrived today.

Still a couple more items outstanding, but these will keep me busy. Been rationalising my stock a bit to make way for this bundle.

18 Kato locos All BNSF or Sante Fe. 10 with DCC fitted. 10 new and the others used 6 of which are custom paint jobs (not that I can tell). All bought through the N Scale Yard sale.  Average of around 30 each paid.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1231 on: January 02, 2014, 11:46:20 AM »
What a fantastic set of locos. They'll certainly keep you busy for a while.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1232 on: January 02, 2014, 12:18:00 PM »
Awesome! These locos will need something to haul so I hope you have about 300-400
wagons. :D




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« Reply #1233 on: January 02, 2014, 12:23:24 PM »
Yowsa  :o

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« Reply #1234 on: January 02, 2014, 04:21:07 PM »
Wow! :goggleeyes:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1235 on: January 02, 2014, 05:19:38 PM »
I hesitate to show my recent acquisition after earlier postings but the milk wagons and guards van were a Christmas present.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1236 on: January 02, 2014, 05:22:07 PM »
Nice looking models Ian.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1237 on: January 02, 2014, 10:21:06 PM »
Hi Ian
The milkers look great I'm looking at it on the phone so my eyes are pushed a bit are they the dapol six wheelers if so do they ride better then the peco tankers. Behind the 22 they look spot on
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1238 on: January 02, 2014, 11:01:08 PM »
Awesome! These locos will need something to haul so I hope you have about 300-400
wagons. :D

Don't even want to count my rolling stock. Have been acquiring stuff for sometime. Probably got around 600 pieces inc passenger cars. I do buy and resell regularly though.

Settling down now to running SF and BNSF locos only for freight. But have other passenger lines. All my UP, PRR etc will be going. SLowly cataloguing everything on speadsheets.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1239 on: January 03, 2014, 12:38:58 AM »
That ain't a loco stud you got yourself there, Col - it's the whole US Army!!!  :o
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1240 on: January 03, 2014, 05:25:04 AM »
Hi Ian
The milkers look great I'm looking at it on the phone so my eyes are pushed a bit are they the dapol six wheelers if so do they ride better then the peco tankers. Behind the 22 they look spot on
Bart

Hi Bart,
Having had both 4 and 6 wheel tanks I wouldn't necessarily say the 6 wheelers run better.
However, following several prangs in the 12" to the foot world the 4 wheelers were limited to a speed of 40-45mph if I remember correctly, hence the move to 6 wheelers.
I stand to be corrected though :hmmm:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1241 on: January 03, 2014, 10:02:30 AM »
Hi Ian
The milkers look great I'm looking at it on the phone so my eyes are pushed a bit are they the dapol six wheelers if so do they ride better then the peco tankers. Behind the 22 they look spot on
Bart
Hi Bart, they are the Dapol six wheelers.  I've seen no difference in ride between the 6 and 4 wheel wagons.  I was interested to see Newport Nobby's comment on 6 wheelers - I had wondered why they were made.

Ian

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1242 on: January 03, 2014, 08:45:51 PM »
I hesitate to show my recent acquisition after earlier postings but the milk wagons and guards van were a Christmas present.
Ian


They're lovely little models, Ian. I have four myself, plus two of the four-wheelers because I'm modelling the early 1930s and can show the transition between the two. One day I'll have to add a little weathering to them, as they look far too clean when new.

Here's my latest arrival - I stumbled across this Union Mills beauty on eBay and was the only bidder. Absolute bargain! Needless to say, I was fairly gobsmacked by that as it's a beautiful runner. I cleaned it, oiled it, cleaned the wheels (filthy!) and gave it a good running-in for an hour. After all that it crept round the test track at the slowest possible speed, looking absolutely fantastic.



It already has some scruffy paint on the wheels to mask the original shine, so I can hope to add a few stains and scuffs to the bodywork over time (these locos were well worn in by the time the LMS got its hands on them. Even 1930s photos show them looking less than pristine).

Peter

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1243 on: January 03, 2014, 09:19:13 PM »
The 6 wheelers were produced to allow smoother running at speed for milk traffic (especially from the West Country to the London area). The 6 wheelers were much more stable and were able to travel at express speeds. I think the 4 wheelers produced too much wobble/vibration for the milk which had a detrimental effect on it.
I think that many of the 4 wheelers were relegated to more local duties rather than long distance.
As for the N gauge version, I think they both perform well. At least they do in my mixed 4 and 6 wheel train !
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1244 on: January 04, 2014, 11:49:32 AM »
I've wanted a J27, but hardly any got into the used market so held back until a new batch of Union Mills J27s were made, this is my post-Xmas treat.



According to Yeadon's the preserved 65894 was allocated to Neville Hill, near where I live, between 1943-1950.
It'll accompany my J25 in LNER livery (5650) which I've owned for about ten years and bought secondhand even then and is my stand-in for a J21.

N gaugers are well served with North Eastern Rly RTR locos, there's quite a few modellers on other forums who are agitating for these to be produced RTR in OO scale.
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