I spent my whole paycheck!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Just about anyway, but what a thing of beauty!! One of only 5 Hudsons owned by CNR, #5703 still exists, at the Elgin Country Ry Museum in St. Thomas, Ont.

    Here's a quote from their website:

    **** "Originally slated to be scrapped at the end of the steam era in 1960, 5703 received new lease on life when the original 5700, which was marked for preservation, accidentally had a cutting torch taken to it.* Realizing their mistake, Canadian National pulled 5703 from the scrap line and renumbered it 5700.

    Built by the Montreal Locomotive Works in 1930 for high speed passenger service between Montreal and Windsor, she could only pull eight to ten coaches, but was capable of speeds over 100 mph."****

    This model is a limited edition BLI, cast metal with metal pipes and grab irons, Vanderbuilt tender and numerous other prototypical details. I think I'm in love!

    Val

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  2. hudsonelectric

    hudsonelectric Member

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    Absolutely gorgeous! I have one of their models, but a 'lower end' one that only cost me part of my paycheck! :p How does it run & sound? Great, I bet!
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    COOL!!! Love it!!!!!! :D :D :D
  4. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

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    Val, that is one beautiful locomotive.... it is worth every penny !

    Enjoy the moment !

    Bob
  5. TrainClown

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    Now you've done it! When I thought you were getting all steamed up over your trains, I had no idea. ;) What a beautiful engine!!! How many coaches have you got to go with it? Is that a photo you took of your train? Can you post some specs on it please? (the model I mean)

    I love those Hudsons.

    TrainClown :D
  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    I have 6 coaches, but 2 are wobbly, so I probably wouldn't use them except as static displays. The specs are as follows:

    Die-cast metal frame and shell
    Metal pipes and grab irons
    Closed cab (as CN had)
    Vanderbuilt tender with centipede trucks
    Center mounted headlight, CN number board below
    and the standard BLI 5-pole can motor and DCC Quantum sound

    The sound has a ton of features such as blower hiss, water injector, pop off, air let off, start up, shut down, bell, whistle, doppler effect and the coolest of all (IMO) coupler crash!

    Want one yet? ;) :D :D ;)

    Val
  7. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Everyone deserves to treat themself to such things from time to time. Take us some pictures of it on your wonderful layout, PLEASE. Fred
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    That Is A Beautiful Loco!
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Its a beauty Val, and a piece of history!
    Ralph
  10. rksstl

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    Fred is right Val sometimes you just have to treat yourself. Looks like you used up a couple of those times :p . It is a great looking loco have fun :D
  11. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Oh....my......cow!!

    What a STUNNER that is, Val! Money really well spent, I'd say. You'll have to post up a video clip somewhere, methinks.
  12. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

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    Yup
    I want one. :cry: :rolleyes:

    TrainClown :thumb:
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Very nice Val. Would like to have one in N scale if made.
  14. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    :thumb: ...no doubt worth all the mac and cheese and Ramen noodles you'll be eating 'til next payday ;)
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Food? Gee, I wish I had money for food, but oh well, priorities, right?

    Val
  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Beautiful Engine Val :wave: :thumb:
  17. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Val,Being a diesel man I just gotta say that loco is a thing of pure beauty. :thumb:
    I know that engine is far more beautiful then my belove GP7/9s.. :cry:
  18. 2slim

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    Val,
    When your girlfriends ask if you've been losing weight you can tell them you're on the 'Broadway' diet, that'll drive em' nuts!!! :thumb: :thumb:

    2slim
  19. Clerk

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    You wanted to loose weight anyway didn't you??
  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: , but then, it's hard not to look good,,,,it's STEAM! :D
    Saw the BLI Pennsy K-4 at the industry show in Rosemont, Il. yesterday...............BLI has raised the bar!
    Pete