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Latest acquisition
« on: September 23, 2011, 12:47:52 PM »
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This was waiting for me when I arrived home from my business trip last night:



I had been searching for a Santa Fe Tk-K or Tk-M tank from Pecos River for over a decade, and I actually got this brand new one at a very reasonable price.  They've recently been popping up on eBay for the first time in years, but they're going for too much there.  I would have preferred the AB brake version, but the KC brake system won't be noticeable when the car is moving in a consist.
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Re: Latest acquisition
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 02:01:22 PM »
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SWEET!

Looks like it needs paint and rucks, and then a video shot or two with the ESM test train!
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Re: Latest acquisition
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 02:51:55 PM »
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Modeling the L&N, well at least a few times a year.

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Re: Latest acquisition
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 03:11:34 PM »
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Very nice!  (drool, drool)
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Re: Latest acquisition
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 05:28:30 PM »
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Just looked on Ebay and the AB brake version is already up to $125.99.

That's the SP version.  But yeah, someone auctioned off one of the PCB tanks a couple of months ago and hit the jackpot, and that's brought a bunch of them out of the closets.  Also a few weeks ago, John at Pecos River unearthed a couple of tanks and put them on auction as well.  But I found the above unbelievably at retail, 15 years (at least) after it was released for far less.  I wanted one of the riveted tanks because they have more character than the welded versions; I can legitimately still have them in revenue service in 1956; and every once in a while one of them strayed into New England.

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