Buy anything cool lately?

Picked up some needed extras at auction today.  Horses, cows and chickens... plus several post-war operating accessories.

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Haven't had a chance to clean it up yet but I found inside in the corner the typically missing...

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newspaper!  Found it inside the building tucked under the mechanism.  I hear that's hard to come by.  Also got a gantry crane, barrel loader and whistle station (all post-war).  The most interesting find was a couple of modified Right of Way Industries stock cars with sound card mods.  So here is the menagerie, not including Philly flyer loco that is on the kids test track.

 

 

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Trainlover9943 posted:

I got a Lionel SP RS11 and a Atlas O Reefer. Will film a video on the RS11 soon, its a TMCC model from 2003. 

The Lionel RS11 is very nice. I got mine (a D&H) at a train show on January 28th, and it  was in the 2001 Lionel catalogue. Here it is:

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In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:
Trainlover9943 posted:

I got a Lionel SP RS11 and a Atlas O Reefer. Will film a video on the RS11 soon, its a TMCC model from 2003. 

The Lionel RS11 is very nice. I got mine (a D&H) at a train show on January 28th, and it  was in the 2001 Lionel catalogue. Here it is:

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Cool! I really want the D&H one! 

Matt 

Went to the Winter Cactus Meet in Phx yesterday with nothing in mind but a few pieces of rolling stock for my 027 and O scale coal trains when something caught my eye!  I have been looking for these MTH Northern Pacific F-3s in 2 tone green for a couple of years.  These are the 2007 PS-2 release and they run as good as they look.  The best part is the seller had 2 cars from the 2007 5 car passenger set and he threw them in for $20 each!

Now the search for either decals or the other passenger cars begins. 

Rolland

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Should I go Pennsy or Conrail?  

We have three Pennsy trains already, so getting another would be consistent with what we already have on hand, but Conrail elicits memories from my childhood, and this would be my train. So ... decisions, decisions.

You could have a steam train, if you'd just lay down your tracks.

Deuce posted:

Should I go Pennsy or Conrail?  

We have three Pennsy trains already, so getting another would be consistent with what we already have on hand, but Conrail elicits memories from my childhood, and this would be my train. So ... decisions, decisions.

Don't forget Penn-Central

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Three Rails Are Better Than None 

RSJB18 posted:
Deuce posted:

Should I go Pennsy or Conrail?  

We have three Pennsy trains already, so getting another would be consistent with what we already have on hand, but Conrail elicits memories from my childhood, and this would be my train. So ... decisions, decisions.

Don't forget Penn-Central

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It links them ... but it's not an available option for what I'm looking at. 

You could have a steam train, if you'd just lay down your tracks.

paul 2 posted:

Deuce, if you can do all three. Pennsy, Pennsy to Penn Central, Penn Central to Conrail. Best of all the worlds .................Paul

I'd love to, but dolla dolla bills y'all.

I think I'm leaning Pennsy, just to keep it consistent (forgot that I also have that Williams PRR FM Trainmaster). But the Conrail is calling to me ...

You could have a steam train, if you'd just lay down your tracks.

My locomotive servicing area is almost complete.  Grabbed a coaling tower for cheap. Now just waiting on my MTH sand tower. On the old Lionel water tower, I may paint it, slap a PRR sticker on it, drill a hole in the top and slip a red blinking nano Just Plug LED in the top.

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Some ninny was selling the Santa Fe tower on eBay as being O scale and it definitely isn't. It's a bit on the smaller side but similar size to the Marx towers. I may put a PRR sticker on it and keep it on the layout anyways. Or sell it on eBay and hope to break even.

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And still debating Conrail vs Pennsy.

 

You could have a steam train, if you'd just lay down your tracks.

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The post man brought this today! Thanks to Frank B. He threw in the Menards bag, carpenters pencile, and 2 2018 calendars!  Also thanks to pine creek Dave and Mark for Patting the word out for me! You all ROCK!1519339100878162856821519339141877-409969915

Mike

5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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Santa postman just brought a french Jep two unit streamliner. Finally was able to resist taking

something apart the moment I received it. No action when I first put it on the track. A little 

WD40, cleaned the wheels, a little contact cleaner on the commutator. The light came on

and it started moving barely. Finally got it to do about a half a lap, very slowly, then it started

smoking so I shut it off. I have to do a bit more research, somewhere in the back of my mind

I am thinking these may be 20 volts. 

Learned something today, I always thought JEP and Joustra were two different french trainmakers.

Turns out JEP stands for Joustra en Paris. IMG_20180222_141700

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Deuce posted:

My locomotive servicing area is almost complete.  Grabbed a coaling tower for cheap. Now just waiting on my MTH sand tower. On the old Lionel water tower, I may paint it, slap a PRR sticker on it, drill a hole in the top and slip a red blinking nano Just Plug LED in the top.

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And still debating Conrail vs Pennsy.

 

Deuce, can I see your layout? Is that a 4 x 8--it looks great!

beardog posted:

Illinois Railway Museum, used to live a few miles away many years ago. They have/had

an early Burlington Zephyr. Great condition, even all the linen and silverware and china in

the dining car.

I have been there myself.. I was absolutely amazed at what they have!!

CFO, Construction Superintendent; Clinch River, and Southern RR.. (The CRS O Gauge Line)

beardog posted:

Santa postman just brought a french Jep two unit streamliner. Finally was able to resist taking

something apart the moment I received it. No action when I first put it on the track. A little 

WD40, cleaned the wheels, a little contact cleaner on the commutator. The light came on

and it started moving barely. Finally got it to do about a half a lap, very slowly, then it started

smoking so I shut it off. I have to do a bit more research, somewhere in the back of my mind

I am thinking these may be 20 volts. 

Learned something today, I always thought JEP and Joustra were two different french trainmakers.

Turns out JEP stands for Joustra en Paris. IMG_20180222_141700

Yes, 20 Volts.  My JEP 222 runs on the ZW at it's 18V but it runs much better on my Z at 24V.  Mind you 18 or 24 on those dials ain't exactly 18 or 24 at the rail or motor so the higher voltage rating of the Z is a good thing .  If you have a V, a Z, or an R (or something prewar similar) it will run a bit better.  OF course the cleaning and oiling will help as well.

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Got a pretty good deal on these from Mr. Muffins - thanks guys!!! These are my first Atlas engines. They have nice detail and a sweet paint job. Luckily I've moved out some old conventional stuff lately that I know I will never use again... need the storage room!!!

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Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 

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Noah posted:

Not so Cool. I picked up a Harry Potter Lionchief Bluetooth Set on ebay I just opened the box. Cleary the seller had no idea how to ship it. This is how I got  it.  The loco is slightly bent. I need to bend it back into shape without breaking it. Any ideas?

BoxLoco

Use a duck bill pliers. Do not straighten it with your fingers.

RoyBoy

Apples55 posted:

Got a pretty good deal on these from Mr. Muffins - thanks guys!!! These are my first Atlas engines. They have nice detail and a sweet paint job. Luckily I've moved out some old conventional stuff lately that I know I will never use again... need the storage room!!!

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Package arrived safe and sound today Paul.  Thanks. 

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

mike g. posted:

The post man brought this today! Thanks to Frank B. He threw in the Menards bag, carpenters pencile, and 2 2018 calendars!  Also thanks to pine creek Dave and Mark for Patting the word out for me! You all ROCK!1519339100878162856821519339141877-409969915

That was fast!  I’m glad you got it Mike!!

Deuce posted:

My locomotive servicing area is almost complete.  Grabbed a coaling tower for cheap. Now just waiting on my MTH sand tower. On the old Lionel water tower, I may paint it, slap a PRR sticker on it, drill a hole in the top and slip a red blinking nano Just Plug LED in the top.

20180222_172244

Some ninny was selling the Santa Fe tower on eBay as being O scale and it definitely isn't. It's a bit on the smaller side but similar size to the Marx towers. I may put a PRR sticker on it and keep it on the layout anyways. Or sell it on eBay and hope to break even.

20180222_171616

And still debating Conrail vs Pennsy.

 

Go Blue!

beardog posted:

I am using a V, so I guess I will just let the wd40 soak in. 

That'll work great.  Sweet little railcar too.  I think I was watching that one or one like it for a while and was tempted. How are the axle bearings?  The ones on my 222 were worn out.  I haven't done anything about them yet, but I may.  If the bearings are really worn, that could contribute to it being a growler when it runs.

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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