Drool you Traction Fans

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by interurban, May 20, 2005.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    I walked into Niagra Hobby store, and was looking in his traction area where one can find resales.
    It took me a while to see this as I was looking at the back of the shelf!!!! :eek: :sleeping: :eek:

    When I saw it , it was sold.
    Got it for $300.00 can all in!!

    Stop drooling on your keyboard :D :D :D :D :D :D :thumb: :rolleyes:

    Illinois Terminal .
    Traction model of a Class "C"

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  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Gotta be a '70s issue Suydam... :thumb:
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A good find Chris. What colour scheme will you be using?
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    I'm not a traction fan...But I'm still drooling.
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    It was indeed Robin, I,T. green will be my choice.
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Nice find Chris.
    Can't wait to see it running on your new layout.
  7. ross31r

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    well done chris!!!

    thats a very smart locomotive, shame we dont get any stores like that over here that have anything resonably priced - over here its stupidly expensive!
  8. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    That's Just TOO Cool!

    Now that is some sort of a FIND, Chris! Nice to know that it's going to a home where it'll be loved and pampered. :thumb:

    By the way, I dare you to put a picnic table, barbeque and LPS enjoying same on one of those porches!
  9. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Chris: NO NO NO I told you "a bundle of Marklin catenary for $10.00"


    Well, you may be able to take the cab off and make a sort of L&PS loco from it, and then you'll have 2 trucks left over.

    Are you keeping the poles?
  10. interurban

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    :D :D :D :D Hi David, She will be running in IT colours with one Pan and a pole.

    Do you need a pole?? :D ;) :rolleyes:
  11. spitfire

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    Congrats Chris - what a beauty!!! If you'd like to airbrush it, let me know and we can get together - I have all the supplies we'll need, like liquid mask for the windows, and weathering chalks if you want to do that. :) :)

    Val
  12. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Sounds Like a great plan Val. I will bring her over when we get together with Brian to do the modifications to your bench work.
    No windows in her YET.
    Have you got dark Green? :cool:
    btw she runs on two rail at the moment So we can run her there. :D

    Orange ? Green? Orange? Green ??? OOOdddeeeaaarrrr :confused: :confused:

    What to paint Her in?? :rolleyes:

    Her is the Green What do you think??

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  13. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Chris: I may have phrased that badly -- I currently have more poles than stock to put them on, and no overhead. (Also have a few pieces with pantographs.)
    Am I having problems, or does the prototype have 3 poles?
  14. interurban

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    David, I will keep my eyes and ears open for you, Catenary is not a thing I normaly look for but I will now.

    Are you building a L/O David? :thumb:

    How about a some pictures
    of your stock, or a list.
  15. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    That is a good find Chris. Sure can't beat that, $300.00 is not bad at all. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Chris: I've got some boxes of Bowser overhead and enough wire to do something. I don't have a spot for it yet. I was planning 3rd rail for St Mary Ax station. (Now we're well off topic!)
    I like the green paint job -- can you do it with the red showing through?
  18. interurban

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    Glad to here you have planes for future traction David :thumb:

    I will take the red paint off and bring her down to brass and prim it properly.
    Then see what Val can do re green , as I like it to.
  19. spitfire

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    I like the green!! And I have some very dark green you might like. Also orange. :) :) Leave the windows out til we paint her. :)

    Val