I knew this was gonna be bad......

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by gruggier, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. gruggier

    gruggier Member

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    Man, I went to Trainland in Lynbrook just to "look around", with my Son, and what did I do???? I wound up buying 2 grand worth of stuff!!! Brass tracks, roadbed, g scale power supply, and an new locamotive from MTH. Then on top of that I mail orederd a MTH DCS kit. This is all G scale stuff.

    Jeeez this is bad. :oops:

    So I spent all night setting up the track/roadbed layout in my back yard, freezing my butt off.

    And my wife announce1 is freakin out! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    So now that I got this stuff, I ran my Aristocraft Pacific just to test er out. Pretty cool! It works, but I guess you have to buy sound board for the Aristocraft and install it.

    The MTH I got is the NEW YORK CENTRAL with Protosound2.0 in G scale. The Hudson. So I have not run that yet cause I am waiting on the MTH DCS. So to you experts out there, when I hook the TIU up to the variable power supply do I need to crank the unit up all the way to full power? I guess the DCS will regulate power to the tracks then.

    Also does any company make a G scale Berkshire? Not that live steam one from Aster cause that is $8000 factory built. :cry:

    (What a beauty though! Did you guys see this? http://www.southernsteamtrains.com/nkp%20berkshire.htm)

    I am hooked!
  2. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

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    Yep, money mysteriously gets sucked out of my wallet too every time I visit Trainland. Don't know why. :D

    I think over my lifetime I must have spent at least $10K there.
  3. oldtanker

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    Yea now that I'm back into "THE HOBBY" money seems to fall out of my pocket every time I get near a hobby shop.:cry:

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    Rick
  4. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    WOW!!! Can I be your son too?????? Or maybe a distant Nscale cousin???
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks for keeping the economy and the hobby going! :) Enjoy all of your stuff!!!!
    Ralph
  6. LoudMusic

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  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Probably to avoid having to kneel on the grass all the time! :)
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    My wife would beat me senseless if I spent that much money on trains. (And she is usually pretty forgiving of most of my hobbies.)

    eBay is my curse, however. :oops:

    I love that Burkshire!
    *starts planning outside layout.*
    :D
  9. jflessne

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    Congrats on the purchase. Were are the pictures?

    I have a ton of MTH track running around my sons room. And a cool O scale MTH Great Northern steamer.

    I have to ask...is there any way you can take the brass track back? As I said my limited experience but I was told a thousand times brass is terrible in an outside environment.

    Solid Stainless Steel Rail is the best these days.
  10. oldtanker

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    Cannonball, and would you enjoy that beating.......sign1

    I don't think that the trench coat idea would work well with G scale!:cry:

    I hope in the next year to complete my HO layout, do a Christmas train in N scale and start a G scale outside layout. I have her trained (pun intendedsign1 ) and she will be the driving force in the outside train.

    Rick
  11. 65GASSER

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    Oh my! sign1 My girlfriend would choke me with flex track if I dropped 2 grand on my trains at once!
  12. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

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    Gasser, maybe you need a new girlfriend or a better jobsign1 ....Wait how about a new girl friend who has a job that will support your hobbies!!!:thumb:

    Rick
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    They say money talks.....
    Mine always aks me if we're going to the LHS.
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    It doesn't :( But it does help to have the layout - in the cellar, so when I get home... I kind of drop off whatever I bought into the workroom or the layout tooth1

    What engine?? Where?!?!? Oh - that's been ther for years..... yeah - "that" old thing....... sign1 sign1 sign1
  15. 65GASSER

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    Well... shes an attourny.. but isn't a big fan of me spending as much as I do on trains. I do pretty ok as a truck driver. Enough to support my ebay habbits. That have reached as far as $900 a month. :oops: I wish she would support my hobby!!! That would be sweeeeeet!!! :thumb: sign1