Buy anything cool lately?

I thought there was a "what did you buy at York" thread going but I can't find it so I'll post here.  Today I bought a 4-foot, curved chord Warren truss bridge from East Coast Enterprises.  Very pricey but I think it's a stunning model and worth the price.  Here is a photo I snapped back in my hotel room in Harrisburg, PA.  I can't wait to get it home and install it on my layout.IMG_2744

Joel

 

Johnstown, PA

TCA 02-54591

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Union Pacific Equipment, (2005 reprint) William W. Kratville and Harold E. Ranks. (1969).

Nice book. I recommend it. Great prototype photos and detailed diagrams. I picked it up primarily in anticipation of the GGD Harriman passenger cars. I knew I would have to accept the interpretation, but I wanted to see how close they'll be to actual UP.

GGD based the coaches on the SP 60-C-5. As common standard arch-roof they look very close to the UP Chair cars, the observation not so much. Have to see the actual models for more comparison.

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WITZ 41 posted:

Book:

Union Pacific Equipment, (2005 reprint) William W. Kratville and Harold E. Ranks. (1969).

Nice book. I recommend it. Great prototype photos and detailed diagrams. I picked it up primarily in anticipation of the GGD Harriman passenger cars. I knew I would have to accept the interpretation, but I wanted to see how close they'll be to actual UP.

GGD based the coaches on the SP 60-C-5. As common standard arch-roof they look very close to the UP Chair cars, the observation not so much. Have to see the actual models for more comparison.

IMG_20170428_165534

IMG_20170428_165608

IMG_20170428_165626

That poor centennial car has seen better days. It's sitting at the Ogden, Utah UP depot. I wish it had been preserved.

There's a right way, a wrong way, and a Skagway

I recently purchased a Williams scale GG1. I hesitated buying one for quite a while as my curves are 054 and was concerned about overhang trashing my accessories   I had an opportunity to try one on my layout and found it would work with some relocations of Miller signs. After it arrived, I installed an ERR Railsounds kit as well as 5 mil LEDs behind the headlight lenses and chip LEDs behind the side and front markers. Finished it yesterday.  See video below

Roger

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ROGER1 posted:

Thank you, Mark.  Much appreciated. I'm thoroughly impressed with this engine.  I've got an MTH semi scale GG1 and a PW 2360. Nice, but this one really shows off the beautiful lines of this classic engine.

Roger

Yes, I agree.  The others are just too squat to show the lines that were intended by the prototype.  The semi scale and the PW sure do deserve their place, but if one has room to run it, this one is the cat's meow!

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