Buy anything cool lately?

Jushavnfun posted:

Bought this little jewe for $40 00

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That's a great price.  I paid twice that last year, but still, I love watching Gabe climb his ladder.

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

Got some goodies yesterday.  Here are the coolest I think:

This track scrubber car is unique and you can get the rollers from any paint store.  At an angle they roll and should do a nice scrubbing... might need a lot of cleaning fluid though.

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$60 for the hobby shop, never seen it so low.  Even if the mechanicals are crap I can light it up and maybe add some sound.

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WLLC tower for next to nothing.  Since it has a speaker maybe I'll kit bash to play digital recording of Orson Wells War of the Worlds or Slim Whitman's song "Indian Love Call" from the movie Mars Attacks (it's got Jack Nicholson... 'nuf said).  Song starts at 0:50.  This'll then go with my Area 51 (Groom Lake Mining) and space related section of my layout.

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And this MTH DD-1 was my splurge.  The road name is Long Island but it has the PRR keystone on it.  It shuttled a lot of consists to and fro from Penn Station and had duty as the milk train on Long Island.  Now I need to get some milk cars I suppose.

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I have not seen much to buy lately (at least that I can afford now, the transmission in my Chrysler TC Maserati

exploded at about 70mph yesterday). but I did notice something kind of funny on the bay today.

A few weeks ago there was a lot that I bid on, a 442 diner and some misc prewar signs and other 

items. It got out of my interest zone and eventually sold for $81. As I was surfing the bay a couple

of weeks later I saw the same lot listed for $135. I think the guy even used the original sellers photos. 

As I was browsing today I saw the lot listed again, only at $180 this time. I gotta say this guy is an optimist. 

Pat... these are hard to come by.  You might have better luck getting a PRR BB-1 which both MTH (Premier, PS 3) and Lionel (TMCC) made.  The MTH BB-1 version looks stunning.  

I'm trying to focus my motive power on engines that operated in PA (PRR of course, Erie, LV, Reading etc.) and since DD-1 were originally PRR, then sold to Long Island later, and because of the keystone on the front, I figured it was fair game.  

Now I need to build my "milk car" consist, but that'll be the topic of a separate posting.

Kirk R posted:
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And this MTH DD-1 was my splurge.  The road name is Long Island but it has the PRR keystone on it.  It shuttled a lot of consists to and fro from Penn Station and had duty as the milk train on Long Island.  Now I need to get some milk cars I suppose.

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Nice, but why do you say it's a PRR keystone?  It looks clearly like the LIRR one to me?

 

Good score on some of those other items as well!

-Dave

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Got this vintage Fred Harvey Santa Fe dining car menu the other day. 

If only you could get a steak for a couple of bucks on an Amtrak train now. 

If only you could get a steak on an amtrak now. I started collecting AMT

Santa Fe aluminum passenger car and ran across this while looking for

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Went out this past Tuesday on a spur of the moment lunch out. One showed me a caboose he had just gotten. I like it right away and have to find one because I got to have it LOL. Great MTH CN. English on one side and French on the other. Plus I love Canadian railroads. Pics.................Paul

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Matt Makens posted:

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I have 505, and I agree they are magnificent locos. I guess our luck brings us to realize the matching bombarider sets haven’t even left Asia yet. Of course all the other sets are here but not ours. Glad to see someone else with these units. 

Zach Ferreira

SIRR Productions

 

Patience is a virtue with Pre-Ordering. 

 

I purchased these things about a week ago, and finally had a chance to test run everything before work yesterday.  I'm quite thrilled to finally own a model of my favorite locomotive, as well as a nice train to pull with it.  I'm planning to put together a "ferry move" consist like they've utilized in the modern excursion environment, hence the NS gondola which I plan to put a coal load into.  I have passenger cars from a few other railroads I'll probably mix in as well for a nice long train.

Lionel TMCC N&W J 611

Lionel N&W Auxiliary tender

MTH N&W Excursion tool car

Lionel NS Mill gondola

Lionel N&W Pocahontas cars

 

I also purchased this Lionel N&W northeastern caboose, which I may use with the "ferry" move train, but I'm not sure.  Either way it was a deal I couldn't pass up.

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Just bought this K Line Adolphus Anheuser Busch Business Car from a hobby shop. She’s going to remain a shelf piece for a while until i can get wider curves on a future new layout when I’m older. It can run on 0-31 curves but the couplers do not cooperate when hooked up to any given car or locomotive as the coupler hits the inside of the bottom skirting. 

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I commented on Kirk's DD1 and how I wanted one and a forum member contacted me. He was interested in selling his DD1. We quickly came to an agreement and yesterday, the DD1 arrived. I put a BCR in and then powered it up. It runs nice on my test track. I can't wait to take it down to my club and run a passenger train with the DD1 in the lead. Thanks Mark.

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Got this at the goodwill for $5! Not bad its A Tonkin Diecast 1:53 scale. I would tell you the price but the website for it doesn't list them.  But on the bay they are going for between $60-$70.20180521_073553

Mike

5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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Ken, looks great!  I'm trying to restrict myself to PRR or railroads that go through PA but I think I'll get bored of the Tuscan red or green over time and I'm glad my LIRR's give a little nod back to their PRR roots.

You reminded me to open mine up and likely replace the battery.  What kind of BCR did you install?  Being as I'm new to the hobby I'm unfamiliar with what to watch out for vis-à-vis batteries.  Do all PS2, and Protosound (PS1) engines need either an 8.4 V rechargeable battery or a BCR?  Do they all charge from the track or charging port or do you need to remove the battery physically (latter one I had to add but I guess not).  Not mentioning other product lines as it's not appropriate but intend to find out.

Kirk

Not the newest, not the nicest, but prob'ly the most funnest, at least for me - my first U Boat and it's a great Northern to boot! I'm happy!

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The good part was that I gave only $50 for the lot at a yard sale - I think I got my money's worth  And they all work!

George

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Yesterday, I gave $80 for this beautiful K-Line FM Trainmaster - has TMCC, RS4, fan driven smoke, electro couplers, etc., and they all work just fine. My first functioning TMCC loco, I had a ball learning how to control it. Didn't take long to pop the command base antenna wire loose (alligator clipped) and have a runaway!

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This is one of the engines of my boyhood dreams, although when I was 9 years old, it was Lionel's version that had my eye! 

George

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Kirk R posted:

You reminded me to open mine up and likely replace the battery.  What kind of BCR did you install? 

BCRs come in two flavors. The BCR (1) is for the earlier PS1 & PS2 5V boards. It looks like a 9V Battery and replaces the 9V battery that comes with the engine. The BCR-2 is for the later 3V PS2 boards and plugs in where the PS2 battery plugs in. Both are simple one for one replacements and can be bought at J& W Electronics.  https://www.jandwelectronics.com/

 

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Being as I'm new to the hobby I'm unfamiliar with what to watch out for vis-à-vis batteries.  Do all PS2, and Protosound (PS1) engines need either an 8.4 V rechargeable battery or a BCR? 

All PS1 and PS2 engines need batteries. PS1 and early PS2 need 9V (8.4V) batteries and later PS2 needs 3V Batteries or BCRs (or equivalent). If you try to run a PS1 engine with a bad battery you can blow the PC Board. Weak or dead batteries in PS2 engines will cause problems. In the 5V boards a weak or dead battery can mess up the board so make sure the batteries are good and kept charged. That is why I replaced all my batteries in my PS 1&2 engines with BCRs. If any engine has the old white battery replace it immediately for a newer green battery.

Do they all charge from the track or charging port or do you need to remove the battery physically

They all charge from the track or charging port. The charging port is preferred. (No charging necessary with BCR)

(latter one I had to add but I guess not).  Not mentioning other product lines as it's not appropriate but intend to find out.

Kirk

Hope this helps.

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You can open it up and look at it. The 5v board has a battery that looks like a 9v battery. The 3v board has what looks like two AAA batteries in shrink tubing wI red to a mini connector.

Another way is to look in the msnual. It often has a picture of the battery. The charger port is different too.

Kirk R posted:

Thanks Pat.  I have to dig through my inventory and start replacing these batteries.  How do you know if you have an 3V or a 5V PS2 board?

Kirk, check your operator's manual for location of a charging port.

 The 3V PS2 systems have small rectangular charging ports.  They are located on the underside of diesels and electrics (for the most part).  Located on underside of tenders on steam engines.  

The later 5V PS2 have round charging ports.  And if you have an engine that IS a PS2 but has no charging port (earlier one's) it is 5V.

Ron

Finally had a day off since my job went from part time to full time at work. Ran some errands today and stopped at Hobby Lobby and found the Railroad Crossing sign on clearance. Also found Unstoppable when at the mall. Once I got home and checked the mail my first ever order from Menards came a day early. Got the free half track with my Diabolical Angel B 17 box car, Wish Menards could do a B17 Nine-O-Nine boxcar I have seen the Nine-O-Nine several times over the past few years when it has been flown into a local airport for show. I could not be any more pleased will order from Menards again might order a few flat cars and some WW2 Jeeps sometime. Now speading the rest of my night off watching Unstoppable will not have another night off until next Thursday.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them".-Walt Disney

"Well? You coming? Boy: Where? Conductor: Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!"

 

 

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Ordered a bunch of Korber buildings flats from Mr Muffin. They came today. Got them out to see what I had and after laying them out quickly I have to place an order for more. These are going to be for my brewery along with a few AngieTracksideflats. Pics................Paul

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