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MTH U. P. 1943 “Spirit of the Union Pacific”

Jack118711 ·
I have the opportunity to get this diesel for a good price but I’m kind of on the fence about it. My father (who got me into the hobby many years ago) doesn’t like it nor does my wife... hah But I think it’s very interesting. Anyone own this one already that can give me some positive reviews?:-)
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Making figures stand on their own feet

rrman ·
I know I can glue figures on bases with white glue to layout, but if I want to remove them, alot of times the underlying latex paint pulls off from the foam or other material. I was thinking spirit gum like used for theater makeup might work, as you can put on mustaches etc and easily remove later. Any other ideas to keep figures upright and yet re positionable?
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Jack118711 ·
Picked it up today! I’ll have it on the track tomorrow night :-)
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DOC ·
Great engine.
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Jack118711 ·
Odd question... did anyone else have to trim these odd things behind the wheels because they were much too long??
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gabob ·
I own this locomotive. It ran in smooth fashion with good lights and sound right out of the box using an MTH Z-4000 transformer. I can't speak for MTH DCS, as I don't use this operating system. If you use Command Control or Legacy, you might want to consider the Lionel version. Bob
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Jack118711 ·
The legacy version is nice, but I’m sure it’s way more $$$ than this one.
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jeremy ferrell ·
I’ve ran mine a bunch. Runs great.
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Norton ·
I just got one. Sound and performance are excellent. From what I can see of the pictures detail is slightly better on the MTH but Lionel's pilot looks better with minimal gap. Wishing I had gotten the two rail version but I will stick with this one now. Pete
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AGHRMatt ·
I have one with scale wheels and fixed pilots. It's a beautiful locomotive and, like my other SD70ACe's from MTH, runs well, sounds good, and can handle O-72 curves (Gargraves/Atlas/MTH ScaleTrax) with the scale wheels if the track is laid properly. Can't help you with Dad and the Wife not liking the locomotive, but let's just say that my ex-wife's family absolutely hated my wanting a Bush '41 locomotive but I bought one -- it's MY hobby. Bottom line is, it's a nice locomotive that runs...
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Jack118711 ·
Thanks for the responses! How could anyone not want the Bush diesel...
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Lionelzwl2012 ·
I have this engine also. its a great runner and the pfa sounds are very nice. a plus is it is 100 less than lionels. I also have full dcs also. I say get it man.
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RoyBoy ·
1. Earthquake wax, AKA museum wax 2. put a pin into the bottom or their feet and push the pin into the layout 3. Glue the figures' feet to a circle of clear plastic.
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Joe Hohmann ·
Mini-Hold Wax. It was designed for that purpose many years ago.
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rrman ·
Thanks for quick replies but... Where or what is museum wax and Mini hold wax (or are these two describing the same thing?). I assume a google search with these terms will return a million hits
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Gilly@N&W ·
AKA "Tacky Wax" I buy mine at a craft store.
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TedW ·
You’re right, about a two second search...
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laz1957 ·
Glue dots work for me. Cheap too. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Glu...Pack-of-600/24547458
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Hot Water ·
I have quite a few standing figures throughout the layout, and in most cases all I did was carefully file the bottoms of their feet nice and flat. Only a very few are glued (with Walther's Goo).
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josef ·
Two things I use, Rubber Cement, which can easily be cleaned off figures and the area they are glued to by just gently rolling/peeling residue off. Also very small piece of thin clear plastic such as found in many packaging from items we purchase for our layout. A small 1/4" or smaller for figures and items like motorcycles works great.
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Dewey Trogdon ·
I always used a tiny dab of Museum putty borrowed from my wife--same stuff as #! on RoyBoy's list above.
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boin106 ·
All you have to do is use a little wax...whether it's Museum Wax or the type made for model railroading. You don't have to file anything. Matt
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RSJB18 ·
Fun-tak- just have to watch the squeeze out under the feet. I move these guys around a lot so they have extra.
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TRAIN NERD AL ·
https://www.micromark.com/Deta...oz-Applicator-Bottle Link
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dkdkrd ·
Detail Tack , from Micro-Mark, item 84774... Detail Tack Link ....will also work. Another product by Deluxe Materials is Tacky Wax ... Tacky Wax Link Deluxe Materials is a UK company, but their MANY innovative products for hobbyists....including model railroaders!...are available in the states through several distributors, such as Horizon and Walthers. FWIW, always... KD
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rrman ·
Wow, thanks for all the suggestions and leads. Didn't know that this topic would generate so many leads! I am on the hunt for this stuff at Micheals and Hobbylobby as our local hobby store is defunct.
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Lou1985 ·
Yup. Works great. Also works to keep doors closed on rolling stock.
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RoyBoy ·
Helping each other is what this forum is all about - along with some b*tching and whining on occasion.
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Larry Sr. ·
Hi All Rman I'm still working on my One Gauge layout and came up with the same problem your discussing. Due to the fact I have several hundred figures and accessories that I will be using out side to enhance scenery and buildings so it's important to me they stay where I put them. I have used numerous adhesives like the examples that are already posted for my inside layout and there good. Recently I experimented with a different product that has really impressed me . I obtained it from...
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Avanti ·
Another good choice is RTV sealant. Holds well but peels easily off of most surfaces.
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modeltrainsparts ·
Walther's GOO
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G3750 ·
You've got the right idea! Make them get jobs, stop living in your basement, take some responsibility for themselves. Oh, wait. Wrong board... George
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Re: CSX SPIRIT ENGINES 20-2375-1 SPIRIT OF NASVILLE, 20-2224-1 CUMBERLAND, OR DANTE 20-20011

hd99vcgrip ·
These are road numbers 700 sd70 CUMBERLAND 789 Nashville sd70 391 Dante ac4400
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CSX SPIRIT ENGINES 20-2375-1 SPIRIT OF NASVILLE, 20-2224-1 CUMBERLAND, OR DANTE 20-20011

hd99vcgrip ·
If anyone has any of these I am interested. Thanks.
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History from the Union Pacific, War Bonds.

trainroomgary ·
This is from the Union Pacific’s Home Page; Posted today, Aug. 11, 2016 / History. War bonds were used to built the Spirit of Union Pacific bomber. Anyone have any history or knowledge on this topic? To Learn More: http://www.up.com/timeline/index.cfm/spirit-of-union-pacific … Gary
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NotInWI ·
That's very interesting, I wonder what the status of the crew was after it took fire and went down. Ben
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trainroomgary ·
Hi Ben / Union Pacific B-17 / What happen to the crew? With an engine on fire, the crew abandoned the doomed aircraft but two men did not bail out and were killed when the B17 crashed 10 miles northeast of Munster and a third member died in hospital from injuries. The surviving seven became prisoners of war. To learn more, Click here . Gary
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Spirit of the Union Pacific Cars

Ricky S ·
Hello, Does anyone know when the MTH Premier Union Pacific Spirit of the Union Pacific Cars and Cabooses or O scale are coming in? Thanks, Ricky
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Union Pacific 1943 Back to the East Coast?

Ricky S ·
Hello, I heard something back in June 2018 that UP 1943 would be coming back to the East Coast. I’m not sure if this was a rumor or if it was true. Does anyone know if this is true? Thank you, Ricky
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david1 ·
I saw that the RK cars were due in June and somebody told me the premier were due in June also. Dave
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Ricky S ·
Hi, Thanks for your help. Ricky
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