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I found a second set of the needle in a haystack/hen's teeth Weaver G1611-L  Second Run Erie Lackawanna Add-On Coach/Sleeper Passenger Car Set with grey trucks and green window tints.  I was fortunate to find another set this past January on eBay with a heads up from my friend and fellow forum member LarryW.  I plan to run one very long consist combined with 3 matching 5 car sets (minus the observation and baggage cars on 2 sets) pulled by my both powered set of the last MTH run of Premier E-8's in Erie Lackawanna(820 & 822).  I plan to install LED lights in all these cars before I do that.

WEAVER ERIE LACKAWANNA COACH SLEEPER

These came in today via FedEx within 3 business days from Trainz in Georgia to New York and I couldn't be happier.  Below is link to the listing and a cut and paste to the feedback I left for the seller.

LINK TO THE LISTING FOR THESE CARS

I couldn't be happier!  Item was conservatively rated at C-7 and actually was a C-10 in mint condition with no roller or wheel wear (these must have came from a collection and never ran). It arrived in it's original box inside the original factory shipper with that well packed inside it's own shipping box. Well done Trainz 5 stars across the board

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I've had these for a while but I never got around to posting them here.  This  First Gear 1/34 Chevy tow truck came home with from a train show on Long Island.  What are the odds of a custom run for a truck repair in Iowa showing up on a table in Long Island bearing my name.  Yep it just had to come home with me.IMG_1081

The General Store and the Department Store are Lemax offered by Michaels during two separate Christmas seasons. The story goes the General Store in the country was so successful that Mr. Walker decided to give it a try downtown and wouldn't you know it was a hit.IMG_1082

Joe's Diner is one of those great telephones, the sign lights up and it even used to play Rock Around the Clock.  Last time I plugged it in it started playing without pushing the button and it wouldn't stop.  Unplugged it, plugged it back in and it sounded like Bill Haley was dying in a firestorm of static.  The diner rocks no more but still looks good and has the right name.  I believe I got it in a card store/ gift shop.  One of the handrails going up the steps was broken so in true New Yorker fashion I got a deal.IMG_1083IMG_1084IMG_1085

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@coach joe posted:

I've had these for a while but I never got around to posting them here.  This  First Gear 1/34 Chevy tow truck came home with from a train show on Long Island.  What are the odds of a custom run for a truck repair in Iowa showing up on a table in Long Island bearing my name.  Yep it just had to come home with me.IMG_1081

The General Store and the Department Store are Lemax offered by Michaels during two separate Christmas seasons. The story goes the General Store in the country was so successful that Mr. Walker decided to give it a try downtown and wouldn't you know it was a hit.IMG_1082

Joe's Diner is one of those great telephones, the sign lights up and it even used to play Rock Around the Clock.  Last time I plugged it in it started playing without pushing the button and it wouldn't stop.  Unplugged it, plugged it back in and it sounded like Bill Haley was dying in a firestorm of static.  The diner rocks no more but still looks good and has the right name.  I believe I got it in a card store/ gift shop.  One of the handrails going up the steps was broken so in true New Yorker fashion I got a deal.IMG_1083IMG_1084IMG_1085

Joe, very nice diner and General store finds! It's also cool that they have your names on them! I too have Lemax and Department 56 on my layout, they add a bit of whimsey, especially for Xmas.  One of my Lemax houses has my last name on it, "Clark Residence". One thing about Lemax and Department 56 is they don't seem to follow any kind of scale. But I'm okay with that, my layout is not prototypical scale anyway! Too bad the music died in the Diner.

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While I wasn't able to attend York, several members of our module group went and found me one of my requested items: K-Line 4-6-6T in B&A still factory sealed. That completes buying those. At a later date, I'll be sending them away for Legacy upgrades.

Also later this week, I'll be paying off a layaway of the Lionel 1926 Cardinals Set from Stockyard Express. I already have the add-on cars and will be publicly debuted at our module group's next show pending testing so I don't blow the transformer breaker like at our last event.

On 5/4/22, this arrived at my doorstep:

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As I lifted it from its packaging to set up a photo, all I could think was:

"Great GoogaMOOGa, this is one CHONKY MammerJammah". Check that weight below:

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BTW, I wonder what's the deal with the paper inner wrap? A loco this heavy insures you only remove that wrapping once--Attempting to re-use it when placing the BB back in its box will no doubt rip it to shreds.  I noticed that MTH has its foam 'locomotive wrap' as a seperate sale item now. Does it interact with the shiny finish in an undesirable manner?

---PCJ

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I don't know if it is cool or not, but picked up some things at York I really liked. Found a TMCC version of a NYC S2 electric (I love ugly duckling engines) for a decent price from a dealer. Bought a standard gauge caboose (216?) to keep my #8 engine company where it is displayed. Picked up a couple of weaver hoppers with the Chessie the cat logo (curses on CSX, blah) that the guy wanted to get rid of , for my all Chessie train. Also found an Atlas wood side reefer for "Parrot Potatoes", couldn't resist it and knew my wife would love it.

Only sorry I couldn't afford the no 1 gauge live steam engine in one of the halls (I think silver or blue), that was the one I had to let get away

NathanB:  Hey that picture looks like an AF flight suit. Hello from another (now retired) AF guy who lived in/around Dayton ( and WPAFB) in70’s and 80’s. Where I got started in TCA and train collecting.

Railride: beautiful engine but it’s so long on my layout I would have to attach the caboose to the front as it would extend all the way around!!

Best wishes to all

Don

@RailRide posted:

On 5/4/22, this arrived at my doorstep:

Resto BB 0504 2022

As I lifted it from its packaging to set up a photo, all I could think was:

"Great GoogaMOOGa, this is one CHONKY MammerJammah". Check that weight below:

Resto BB ship weight

BTW, I wonder what's the deal with the paper inner wrap? A loco this heavy insures you only remove that wrapping once--Attempting to re-use it when placing the BB back in its box will no doubt rip it to shreds.  I noticed that MTH has its foam 'locomotive wrap' as a seperate sale item now. Does it interact with the shiny finish in an undesirable manner?

---PCJ

What a GREAT locomotive. You must have a very wide doorstep to hold that monster!

NathanB:  Hey that picture looks like an AF flight suit. Hello from another (now retired) AF guy who lived in/around Dayton ( and WPAFB) in70’s and 80’s. Where I got started in TCA and train collecting.

Railride: beautiful engine but it’s so long on my layout I would have to attach the caboose to the front as it would extend all the way around!!

Best wishes to all

Don

Flew on B-17 Aluminum Overcast and they had souvenir bomber jackets exclusive to those who flew on it. Also a year before, I flew on a Trimotor and there was a young girl who had never flown before so her very first flight was on a vintage aircraft (I had the right seat on that one). Looking forward to fly on more vintage aircraft. Coming from a military family it was special.

Also this would coincide, my deceased great-uncle served in the Army. After being discharged, he became a deacon which is why I went for the 1926 Cardinals Set. I sure he would be proud of it.

Got a TON, IMO, of cool stuff from the 2-3 weeks prior to York until now!!

but for this post, I’ll just give pics of my pre-York “big buys” and what came in the mail today

Pre- York Diesels:

FINALLY- first o scale Legacy Conrail Diesel! SD40 Savings Bonds Scheme. CR is my fav RR

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another FINALLY- Norfolk & Southern Legacy SD60m.

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This & the CR SD40 are such “key” additions for me because of their RR’s large geographical & the eras each encompasses. The CR covers the 80s and early 90s, east coast & Midwest. NS can cover to present day and can be seen almost anywhere

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Another  “key” addition- Legacy Santa Fe SD40 in blue/yellow freight scheme. Got it for almost  half off since it was a store display model & has a partially broken window. But it functions great!

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Why is this a key addition? First, I have plenty of western RS- especially Santa Fe. Before this loco, I had an ATSF GP35 Kodachrome and ATSF GP35 with BNSF stamp, and while I love those locos- neither is your “normal” regularly seen Santa Fe freight puller with six axles

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Wanred to include this as well even though it’s not a loco- Atlas A&B TTX/SP Gunderson twin stacks. I’ve always loved the look of these intermodal well cars and while only 2 isn’t prototypical, I’m very happy to have these to run with intermodal & auto train rolling stockB4C1183F-F22A-4B88-B5CA-13340C8F48DF

As for today’s Friday deliveries:

2 Lionel CSX boxcars.

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love the bottom one( it’s Lionscale) Wish I would’ve looked more into the“ big blue” prior to buying, issues with prototypicality. Regardless, the Lionscale boxcar is a nice addition to my modern and I love that it has safety stripes

And two hoppers from Atlas- LV PS4227 low side and UP 40’  air slide.

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Bought the LV to add variety to late 60s and 1970s Eastern consists, should look nice w/ Penn Central & other fallen flags led by a CR loco. The UP essentially for the same reasons except west coast and 60s/70s.

more to come!(hopefully soon!)

steve

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For my NP NCL train, I've added a mail-dormitory car (a/k/a RPO car with crew quarters) and needed custom decals for the lettering.  Got in touch with Christopher @ fusionscalegraphics.com and he created what I needed in 48 hours with the benefit of having printed NP NCL decals for me previously.  The cost was very reasonable as well, only some three=digit numbers and the USM/RPO words were different.

When Christine Braden needs decals, she sends him the artwork to print.  She referred me to him 18 months ago or so and this is the fourth project he's done for me.

I'm actually making two NP NCL RPO cars:  one for myself, and the other for a friend who bought my previous NP NCL train.  The two sets are slightly different shades of dark green, and the RPO letters were dark green on the prototype.  I sent Christopher color samples of the two dark greens I'm using and he matched them to create two slightly different shades of green letters to go with their respective car.

Pretty neat.

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@romiller49 & @Mark Boyce it that blue, really is something special, though. Having been born in 1991,  I only got to experience about 8 years of Conrail but I got a significant amount of exposure. My grandparents house, where we went to dinner every Sunday for My first 14 years, is right across from the old Lehigh Valley line. I still remember if it was nice out, they’d have the door open, and there was a glass screen door. Any time I heard a train I’d run to the door and often saw that Conrail blue! My pop and I, and later my brother. Would walk a mile or 2 down those tracks in the spring, summer, fall(can’t do it anymore) , look for abandoned trackage that had been a siding, see the canal locks left from the floods in the 40s/50s, the old trestle going across the Lehigh river and connecting the LV & CNJ, and, of course, passing trains led it blue diesels...later,  my Pop had told me that Conrail was bought by NS & CSX. once my brother was able to walk with us, about 2000-2003, we saw more black than blue. But I do remember being super excited/happy when I’d see a Conrail loco- ESPECIALLY  after looking at the string of locos coming towards me, seeing it head in black, but when the 3rd or 4th would pass it’d be in Conrail blue. Good times

@StevefromPA posted:

@prrhorseshoecurve very nice switcher. Was thinking about that on METCA’s site as I need a switched but Had already preordered the the PB&N sw1200(geographical ties). But that sw8 is super sharp, since I found the site a few months ago I’ve liked their offerings

Better start saving your pennies. I spoke to those Metca guys and they now have more info on Demo schemes that have not been done yet. There maybe more prototypical Demonstrator schemes forthcoming.

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