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nkalanaga

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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2019, 12:31:59 AM »
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Kentuckian:  I went to the same show.  Did you also go to the museum across the street?

Interestingly, on one of the "used cars for sale" tables, I found something labeled as an "N scale brass tank car kit".  It was actually a very old, and rather crude, car I built, probably about 40 years ago.  The old house was burgled 10 or 12 years ago, and they got a bunch of "abandoned" railroad stuff, items I left behind when we move to our new place, at the other end of the lot.  None of it was worth keeping, so I left it behind.  Some of it shows up, at nearly every show, so it was either sold of piecemeal, or has been traded around.

I probably wouldn't have paid much attention to an old, tarnished, brass tank car, except that t was lettered for my fictional mining companies fuel-hauling subsidiary.  If you ever see an MORX tank car, it's probably mine!  I left them brass-colored rather than painting them black because black alphabet decals and dry transfers were easier to find.  I could get them from the office supply store.

NO, I didn't buy it back.  I did describe the construction to the dealer, if anyone else is interested in it.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2019, 12:43:06 AM »
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Can't put a price on it



NKP RPO-Baggage #359 (360?) before lettering. MTL cars bashed together and an 8-ft door from an old RR/Atlas heavyweight baggage. Had to reposition the stirrups.
I think the one thing that really defines if your activity is a hobby is you don't keep track of how much money and time you put into it, or pay attention to the aggravation it causes you. It's a hobby, dammit!!

And here's his brother NKP RPO-Baggage #361 -- still needs the mail hooks and rain gutters




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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2019, 01:51:09 AM »
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I was also at the Morehead train show. This is the second year that the NMRA MCR Division 9 has participated. A year ago we just had a few modules. This year we had quite a few with most of them having completed scenery on them. My switching yard was the only one with track a year ago and now has a lot scenery.

I got to spend a good bit of time talking to many friends and to the general public and also to @Kentuckian who has a very nice module.

Here are a few pictures of my modules and another of Kentuckians:


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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #48 on: August 26, 2019, 09:01:36 AM »
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Kentuckian:  I went to the same show.  Did you also go to the museum across the street?

Yes. I'm glad the city was able to take over the old freight station. It used to be a liquor store! I'm sorry I missed you, I had to be gone for a couple of hours in the middle of the day on Saturday.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #49 on: August 26, 2019, 09:09:05 AM »
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The KATO E7s that come with the TCL set will be your best bet, if you don't mind waiting.

I was thinking the same thing :)
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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2019, 09:44:42 AM »
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I was thinking the same thing :)

The Kato E7s are going to be NYC specific.

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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2019, 11:17:51 AM »
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Can't put a price on it



NKP RPO-Baggage #359 (360?) before lettering. MTL cars bashed together and an 8-ft door from an old RR/Atlas heavyweight baggage. Had to reposition the stirrups.
I think the one thing that really defines if your activity is a hobby is you don't keep track of how much money and time you put into it, or pay attention to the aggravation it causes you. It's a hobby, dammit!!

And here's his brother NKP RPO-Baggage #361 -- still needs the mail hooks and rain gutters



Oooh!  Nice!
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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2019, 08:21:25 PM »
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The Kato E7s are going to be NYC specific.

Jason

In what ways?

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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2019, 10:30:55 PM »
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In what ways?

That's the big question.  Looks like there could be some differences with the side windows and vents.



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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #54 on: August 26, 2019, 11:35:48 PM »
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I forgot to paint/decal the numberboards on those Frisco units:

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Altohorn25, where did you get the Frisco E unit decals? I thought Microscale discontinued their set?

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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #55 on: August 26, 2019, 11:40:51 PM »
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Altohorn25, where did you get the Frisco E unit decals? I thought Microscale discontinued their set?

These are factory painted from Life-Like.  All I've done was add the numberboard decals.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/25/19
« Reply #56 on: August 27, 2019, 02:03:09 AM »
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Kentuckian:  How would we have recognized each other?  Nobody had name tags...
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