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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Dec 27, 2006.
Most of them I did. Some for $4 up to $14 for one 65 footer that I wanted pretty bad.
You got some good deals on them. Were they kits or RTR? Walthers, Athearn, Roundhouse...?
I might buy the brass ones from as well as a thin sheet of styrene, which costs as much. that way, you'll have something the measure atleast, you know? make sure its all the right size.
I personally dislike Ebay unless I can buy it from an Ebay store ( i'm probably gonna break down and get the NJ transit GP40FH-2 shell)
however Ebay is invaluable fore rare or hard to find items. I get alot of my odd-ball commuter engines off ebay.
E-bay is ADDICTING!!!!!! At least to me it is.
The kits are Athearn Blue Box kits as far as I remember. :thumb: Love the kits!
Yeah I want to get a GP40FH-2 shell off ebay. I have the money, and i just ordered a crap load of NJ transit decals and other engine details from Walthers. now i'm torn. I have a CR GP38-2 i got details for, and its my only 2nd generation road switcher. At the same time, many of the details, and parts from the GP38-2 itself could go into the GP40FH-2. I wonder if i should just buy another blue box GP38 or similar (any of those EMD GPs up to the GP50 are the same length) or just use my current GP38-2 and switch shells when i feel like it. I think my local hobby shop has a "Special Edition" athearn painted 38 that no one will ever buy.
yeah, speaking of detail projects, you ought buy a dremel tool, and add that nose headlight to your B40-8. I got one this christmas, and its amazing. I was cutting down an athearn C44-9W chassis for another project ( finally, i'm going to re-power my E60CP the way i told people i was gonna do it!). It occurred to me randomly that you can used this tool to cleanly cut a hole in the nose where the headlight belongs on your B40-8, and so i thought i'd suggest it. This thing has a million and one other uses to. it is so worth it.
Where did you get the Stacker(?) cars with the loads?Those look great,I want some!
The double stacks are made by Athearn and I got them off e-bay a couple of years ago. I plan on getting 4 more 5 unit sets in BNSF and CSX.
Here is a link to one of my other threads with the double stacks, http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=23152 , http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=21913
I have a dremel kit, it is just burried in that thing we call the garagesign1 sign1 sign1
lol, we out all our junk safely in our garage, and leave out nice expensive cars out on the driveway
Same here, My dad has a 2004 Red Ponitac GTO that has 584 HP and we have a Black GMC Denali (spelling, lol) that sit in the drive way. Of course my dad covers his car. He would love to put it in the garage but there is no possible way.
yeah, thats where the branchline is going!
Thanks,I found some online for about $12 each.They show them with loads,not sure if they come with them or not though.
What site is it and who are they made by, I can probly tell if they do or not. Is it a discount site?
They have Athearn and Walther models,looks like decent prices also.
If you click the RTR icon on the bottom they have a large selection of freight.
Wow, they do have some good prices.
Are you talking about these ones? http://www.cchobbies.com/hoscale/freightcars/athearnimpactcars.htm
Those arn't double stacks, they carry trailers. and this is what they look like
I saw the Walthers one's to in the RTR section. Those are nice!! They don't come with containers though, but I saw an icon that said containers and they are probly cheaper than anywere else too.
Yeah apparently the Athearns aren't RTR and they're impact cars,but Walthers has them.
They have a nice selection of containers also for just under $4 or so.
I think their RTR prices are very good,better then on e-bay even for the most part.
Ya, you don't see to many good prices on e-bay for this stuff anymore:cry: :cry:
There are the ocasional AWSOME deals, like winning a powered Athearn CNW Dash 9 for $24 and another of the same with diff road # for $30, but you usally dont get lucky like that.
Good luck and let me know if I can help with anything else.:thumb: :thumb: