PCM EMD E7 Southern Pacific

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  1. nscaler711

    nscaler711 Member

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    I got a PCM E7 and this is just one locomotive that every one should get! (okay maybe not SP but whatever RR you like best in their selection)
    its a Beautiful model and i got it at half price! $69.99!
    would any one like to comment about thier PCM loco?
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    That is a GREAT price! The best I've seen is $104 at my LHS. Where did you buy that one?

    I looked at the Southern Pacific and it sure looked nice...how does it run?
  3. nscaler711

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    i got mine at The Train Haus just out side of St Louis you probably dont know where that is but i think you can give Mr. Buesking an email and you might be able to order one from his selection
    his email is buesking@ktis.com

    also this locomotive runs better than a Kato!
  4. Herc Driver

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    I lived in and around St Louis for 12 years (late 80's to mid 90's). Sure miss that town - what a ball team.

    I fly into Spirit of St Louis airport from time to time...I'll have to try to get a crew car and find/drive to the Train Haus.

    Thanks!
  5. nscaler711

    nscaler711 Member

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    Its in Warrenton heading towards Columbia on I-70 just take the exit with the Jack in the Box fast food then take a left. well you know what ill give you the adress to the train haus.
    1000 Outlet Dr, Suite #50 Warrenton, Mo. 63883
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    Thanks! Gotta try to get there when I'm next in STL.
  7. nscaler711

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    You might want to get one with the sound i didnt but atleast it looks and runs good!
  8. nscaler711

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    BTW whats the "Herc"
  9. Herc Driver

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    C130 Hercules...I fly them in the North Carolina Air National Guard.
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    ok i was wondering what that meant. i bet thats fun.
    is this the one that refeuls planes in air or the one that san drop humvees from the air?
  11. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    C130 eh? the only one i ever saw up close was at Wright patterson (spelling?) airforce museum.it was unloading a F-86 fuselage.it was really cool.i would like to see the gunship variation up close,those twin 20's,gattling guns and 110MM? cannon :mrgreen:

    man,id really like to get one of them E7's right there! it sounds great...only if i had..um..i dont know..MONEY LOL! but have fun with yours!
  12. Bones

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    You have named only a few of a great number of C-130 variants.

    Read about more here: C-130 Hercules - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The "twin 20's" configuration is rarelly used any more. It's not as effective as some other versions. The "cannon" is a 105mm Howitzer.

    Usually, the best time of the year to see an H,P, or U model 130 is late summer / early autumn. I'll post here if I find out about an upcoming airshow, but they're usually after the hottest part of summer.

    --I personally could do without the incessant drone of the T-56's on a C-130, the horrible AC system, and the sardine-can passenger seating. It has proven itself in combat, but I would still rather ride on a helo.


    As for the E7's... great stuff.
  13. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    thanks for the info bones,and the specifics on the gunship variation.i really do wish i had joined the military way back when.the closest i get now are my books.but i had other plans.and as for the cannon,i was only off be 5mm sign1 --josh
  14. nscaler711

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    AC130 Gunship unofficial motto..."Don't bother running, you'll just die tired."

    I've watched the gunship do it's thing over Baghdad...wow it's impressive. My crew joked that whenever we'd get targeted when going into a hot spot like Balad or Fallujah, we'd just start a slow left hand turn (just like the gunships)...the bad guys might not know we didn't have any real way of shooting back.

    The Herc might be slow, but it's built tough. My hats off to the people at Lockheed who put 'em together...they do a great job. I fly the H3 model which is an almost all glass cockpit (computers), a great air conditioning system (you gotta wear a gloves to keep your hands warm most of the time) and better engines.

    ...anyways...back to the trains!
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    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    that AC130 motto is so true.i read that the gunships 20mm gattling guns can actually MELT a tank since it gets so hot.not sure if it is true but even still,its a very scary thought!

    that is a nicely detailed E7,sure do wish i could afford one!--josh
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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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