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thomasjmdavis

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Any News from Trainfest?
« on: November 10, 2018, 05:41:04 PM »
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Last year there were several threads on Trainfest and I had lots of stuff in my email inbox.  This year, very quiet, at least so far.  Is anyone on site?
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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 06:23:25 PM »
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For one thing HO scales getting a much needed in N scale 60s/70s era bulkhead flat car from ST.

https://www.scaletrains.com/collections/rivet-counter-ho-scale-bsc-f68ah-bulkhead-flat-car

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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 06:49:12 PM »
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I was at Trainfest from 9 to 1 and it was packed. I put some pictures in the Galesburg City Job thread. Good time, was mainly there to see Bill and the CityJob, Soundtraxx, Loksound and the Proto Throttle Crew at Spring Creek Hobbies. Stopped at YankeeDabbler, Hiawatha Hobbies, Scaletrains but the only purchases were at somewhere I forget, good reporter I am.

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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 06:56:32 PM »
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Walthers got a new bridge... yippy!

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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 06:59:06 PM »
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Walthers got a new bridge... yippy!

Does it come in a new jewel case?   :trollface:
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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 07:08:51 PM »
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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 07:58:28 PM »
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Apparently Kato and Micro-Trains no longer exist?

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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2018, 08:35:21 PM »
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I didn't sleep at all last night so I had to power through the day fueled by nothing more than a 20mg adderall and a maple-glazed donut. I didn't get to do any walking around today, but I'm hoping to snag maybe a half hour tomorrow morning to actually check out some of the show and maybe pick up a few things.
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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 10:05:36 PM »
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Went to Trainfest today.  Spent quite a bit of time there and still didn't see everything.  Did pick up a few freight cars that were very good deals.  Missed out on an Atlas corn syrup tank car that was priced at $8.  Saw it on my first walk through and almost bought it since it was such a good deal compared to eBay prices.  Went back later and it was gone. 

I decided to take the plunge into DCC and got the NCE starter set.  YankeeDabbler had a good deal on this and plenty of inventory on hand.  Also chatted with @VonRyan for a bit - remember to get some custard at Culvers, Oscars or Kopps if you're looking for suggestions and some kringle at the Petro gas station on I-94 and Highway 20 on the way home. 

A few new vendors this year.  Lots of N scale layouts.  Good showing of manufacturers including Kato, Atlas, Intermountain, Micro Trains, Broadway Limited, Fox Valley, Bowser, Bachmann, ExactRail, Wheels of Time, Scale Trains. 

The ScaleTrains C39's look hawt.  If I modeled CR, I'd get one in a heartbeat.  The sample of the Wheels of Time HD-21 Allis-Chalmers tractor looks really good also.  Definitely need to get some of them.  Spoke with Matt at Fox Valley about the Red Caboose X-29 boxcars.  They are on his list of things to bring back.  He is working through the Red Caboose items and is planning to bring back the X-29.  I was hoping to see the BLI PRR T1 on display, but it wasn't there.

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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 10:11:37 PM »
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Walthers got a new bridge... yippy!

Single track eh? Still looks hawt!

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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2018, 10:34:51 PM »
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Did pick up a few freight cars that were very good deals.  Missed out on an Atlas corn syrup tank car that was priced at $8.  Saw it on my first walk through and almost bought it since it was such a good deal compared to eBay prices.  Went back later and it was gone. 

Sounds like Caboose Stop Hobbies... we got a huge (6000+ car collection) and we priced it all to move quickly.. , I'll check to see if we have more....

If your driving through Iowa on Monday, stop by Cedar Falls... there is losts more at the store.
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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2018, 10:51:19 PM »
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Where's the link/photo to the new Walthers bridge?

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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2018, 11:14:34 PM »
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Where's the link/photo to the new Walthers bridge?

14:50 in the video

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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2018, 11:31:44 PM »
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Someone needs to ask Kato about that Loram Railgrinder they are teasing....




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Re: Any News from Trainfest?
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2018, 11:50:30 PM »
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Walthers got a new bridge... yippy!

Walthers has a bridge they want to sell to N Scalers? Bwahahaha
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