My Freight Train Pics

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. CRed

    CRed Member

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    Yeah I know,you find an great deal once in a while if you're lucky and quick enough.I bought my BLI DM&IR RSD-15 for $100 new,the dang thing is $250 retail!

    I just bought this today...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300064358304&rd=1&rd=1

    Only about 25% off of retail,but still that's $75 and it's not like they're all over the place.

    I am just starting out and I can't make up my mind what I want to do,I just got a great deal on a PCM Santa Fe F3 A/B set and now I'm thinking I may just go straight freight and no passenger service so I may have to sell those and get another freight diesel.

    I want that C&NW SD70ACE really bad!

    Chris
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    AWSOME, hey at least you got it for less than retail.

    I want so many TOWER 55 engines it itn't even funny. I printed out a list of there products and by the time I was done adding up everthing I wanted, which all were DCC and Sound, was about $2500.00:eek: :( goldtoth1 :curse:

    Start slow.bounce7 bounce7

    I want the CNW, UP, CSX, and BNSF units they have.
  3. NYNH&H

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    Is it prototypical to run stacks in a mixed freight? It looks weird, but it would be great if I could do that, as I don't really want to put the $$$ down for a 35 car stack train. :D Somehwere there are paper containers you can print out and fold up. They are almost free. :D
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  5. CRed

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    Yeah I know what you mean.I go to all those model train sites and on e-bay and it's like being a kid in a candy store!

    My problem is I'm spending all my money on the pretty,cool stuff like the engines and I still don't even have a layout!:rolleyes:

    I'm taking my time so I'll get to all that stuff,but I can't seem to help my self when it comes to the engines.:D

    I do have a few buildings though,the Clyde Iron Works,a mill and a old freight like station that I have to get around to building.Other then that I need ALOT of stuff yet!

    Thank you for the help,I'm sure I'll be hitting you more veteran guys up for more info soon.:thumb:

    Chris
  6. CRed

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    Wow that's cool,thanks guys!Definantly save a few bucks,eh?

    As far as being prototypical,I'm not even worried about that.I just want to have alot of nice and different cars.

    I just bought a ES44DC lettered for the Northern Pacific for petes sake!:D

    Chris
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Well it is now huhsign1

    I was thinking the same thing and then I just went ahead and did it :D :D :D

    That site is great for containers and you can take N containers and scale them up to HO too.
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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  9. COMBAT

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    If you go back to the link I gave you and read it it says there are N scale and HO scale containers on there. There are a few other scales there too. I have built many of the HO scale. I got some thicker paper at Staples, printed them off and they look great. The heavy paper also makes it weigh a little more and look better. :)

    WOW, did anyone look at the bottom of this page?
    http://home.wanadoo.nl/schatborn/

    Truck trailers. Lots of them! :)
  10. pgandw

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    Most of the stack trains I have seen here in Oakland, CA and on the Donner Pass route to Utah are at most 2/3 stacks. Other cars fill in the train. Interesting that normal train length doubled once I got east of Ogden, Utah. It's still a heavy grade in Eastern Utah and South Western Wyoming.

    Just my observations during a November drive to Cheyenne.
  11. NYNH&H

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    Thanks guys! Guess I can run some stacks in a mixed freight! Awesome!!! :D:D:D
  12. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    i saw a stack train last night at 11. my uncle lives next to tracks ( but i've only been there in the dark, and while my train sense was tingling, ( and i did go under a nearby railroad underpass) I didn't think there was really anything there. Imissed the locomotives. I knew something big was going on outside, but until they said it was a train i didn't get up, and by that time it was just a wall of double stacks going by. better luck next time, right?
  13. CRed

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    Got my new Tower55 NP unit today,all I can say is WOW what a beauty!

    [​IMG]

    This thread seems to be done,but I just paid $225 for this thing and I want someone else besides me to see it!

    I just wish the yellow parts were gold like they're supposed to be,it would look better to me and more like other NP freight engines.

    Chris
  14. joesho

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    what scale is that cpred,o gauge??
  15. CRed

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    Nope,it's HO scale joesho.

    Chris
  16. joesho

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    oh,wow lots of nice detail for ho :D i also like the funit in the backround
  17. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    uh......

    That cabose in the backround better not be over water.........:rolleyes:
  18. CRed

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    Yeah,it's very nice!

    If you really want to see a nice F-Unit look at this...

    [​IMG]


    Unfortunantly I may have to sell it:cry:.
  19. CRed

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    Nope it's not and to be honest it's an old broken Bachmann caboose of very little value to me.

    Chris
  20. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    well if u can fix it...

    Well, if you know how to fix it up, I think the Gauge Railway doesn't have a caboose.....;)