Wed 10-18 Question of the day

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by ezdays, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Hey, I've been thinking a lot about this one:

    If someone gave you $1000(USD) or the equivalent, on the condition that you spent it all on your model RR, what would you buy with it?

    Sounds intriguing doesn't it??????
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    An HO brass Matt Shay Erie 4-8-8-8-4 Triplex and an HO brass PFM/United Mich/Cal #2 Shay...:thumb:
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I'd have to force myself to buy the G scale Hudson :) :) that would take about all the 1000.00 :) :)
  4. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

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    Right now at this very moment, I'd probably build an engine roster of On30 Bachmanns (couple Shays, a 2-6-0, maybe a Porter (not my fav)), and a big ole string of disconnects.

    Or less trains and more ... benchwork! :)

    Yeah, starting from scratch, the possibilities are endless.
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Well, I would finish getting my HO scale layout supplies: Buildings, scenery, track, rail cars and a couple of engines.:D :D

    Then I would buy as much as I could for my N Scale layout to get started.:thumb: :thumb:
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Geeze, how generous of someone. :D In N scale, spending the whole $1000 on one engine would mean it was solid gold, not brass. :rolleyes: Nope, I think I'd spend it all on my layout. For one thing, I think I'd replace all my Atlas turnouts and track with code 55 and tortise switches. Yeah, I'd be willing to tear out all my trackwork to do this.:wave: What money that would be left would go into buying a couple of those $100+ structure kits, including a cityscape background kit.:thumb: :thumb:
  7. Rusty Spike

    Rusty Spike Member

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    Can I pay off the $1000 I already spent and put on the credit card?
  8. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

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    FTW!

    (For The Win)
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Some of the more moundane stuff - landscaping supplies, benchwork materials, some tools, airbrush and paint booth, and if there's anything left -- what Rusty said...!

    Andrew
  10. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

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    What a tough question. Do I want some craftsman structure kits? A DCC system with someone else installing the decoders? Down payment on my planned new train building? Maybe I'll invest in a model railroad store. Of course I could always expand my freightcar and engine roster, or buy a lot of other supplies. I don't have a for sure answer yet.
  11. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    A couple of BLI's, or maybe just one BIG BOY or Y6...! Then stuff to give what's left to do on my layout a good kick in the pants...
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hmmmmm, maybe I'd buy a couple excellent quality locomotives with sound and go DCC.
    OR....I'd spend it on a good block signal system and some working blinking cross guards....
  13. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    A ZW and some standard gauge.

    I always wanted and yet do a Blue Comet but it would take more than a grand for that.

    Good question.
  14. wickman

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    I'd have to by more elctronics gagetry's and more rolling stock ...definately some good quality rolling stock.I need a wack of LED's and a couple more Hares.
  15. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Have you seen the current construction status of my layout? $1,000 buckaroos would come in real handy right now! Lessee.... I need a digitrax DCC system and... oh yeah, one of them Precision Craft sound equipped DCC 448 ALCO AT&SF PA2/PB2 set, Warbonnet, 59L/59A, Power A with LokSound/DC/DCC, Dummy B, N. Track and switches would be good also. Are you listening Santa?

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  16. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    i would have to get ANY UP engine that i could from Overland Models:thumb: . :D -Deano
  17. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Alot of nice dreams we all have.
    So why wait for someone to give you the money.
    Think about where the last $1000 you spent on your RR came from and start saving for your dream.
    Make your own dreams come true.
    I would buy a bunch of roundtoits to finish all the projects I have going.
  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That's a great comment! :) :)

    When someone asks if I'd like a million dollars (Lottery) I always say - -I had a million, I spent it - -I'm working on spending the second million now :D :D :D :D
  19. wickman

    wickman Member

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    yep bin there doig that :wave:
  20. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

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    Thats funny, I just won $500.00, 2 weeks ago, I went directly to my LHS and purchased 2 loco's and a bunch on scrach building material, with about $40.00 bucks to spare.