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Date: 12/12/12 12:57
What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holidays/Xm
Author: brfriedm

So what are you getting from Santa? I mean what are you buying yourself? I mean what have you told the others to buy you? :)

Anyways, whatever that is, please share! I celebrate Hanukkah and we are in the midst of it now. 5th night. So got this beauty. I have always loved NS highhoods. This is a stock Athearn from the latest run detailed up, with new lighting(ditch lights on both ends) white striping and weathering. She also has Tsunami sound. A beauty and she runs great. The 2nd unit is a recent addition I am finishing for the lease fleet. Still need to add ditch lights. I think CN just bought these. Go figure.

Anyways, Happy Holidays to all.

Bruce Friedman








Date: 12/12/12 13:01
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: march_hare

My wife tells me to expect lumps of coal. Not sure if they will be appropriately sized for HO.



Date: 12/12/12 13:28
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: sou2601

Ordered the N scale Phase III Amfleets by Kato (one each of the two sets). Got a $50 gift certificate already, and will probably get another on Christmas. Just need an F40PH, and I'll have a nice little late 80's version of the Carolinian (maybe get a 2nd set of coaches)!

-Eric



Date: 12/12/12 13:29
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: AndyD

march_hare Wrote:
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> My wife tells me to expect lumps of coal.

My dad had a coal fired live steamer, so whenever he was told he was getting lumps of coal for Christmas, he just smiled and said Yay!.

As for me, I'm hoping for some N scale Bethgons...



Date: 12/12/12 13:31
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: iaisfan

Really nice power there Bruce. It's great to hear that the Athearn runs so well, because it sure looks great - nice weathering and details. Hopefully they've gotten past their days of such inconsistent quality in their mechanisms, because that's really the only thing that keeps me from buying them.

I tend to get money for Christmas from relatives, since they've long since given up on finding me the right hobby items. If that holds true again this year, I plan to put it toward more Tsunamis for a few IAIS Geep rebuilds that are currently on, and lined up for, the workbench. These four units, along with two undec Genesis GP38-2s that management gave me the go-ahead to pre-order, should round out my IAIS roster once and for all at 20 units. The only other power I could ever see myself ordering down the road would be more ATHG GP38-2s if they ever offer factory IAIS paint. Not sure I'd be able to resist those.

Joe Atkinson
Council Bluffs, IA
www.iaisrailfans.org/../Sub4WestEnd



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Date: 12/12/12 13:32
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: SD45X

Wife threw down a Genesis F45 in BN paint. I picked up three more Broadway CZ cars. A custom KCS fleet arrived via ebay, not sure if I can count them as gifts:) Three white switchers and a detailed/weathered snoot. She digs the weathered stuff.



Date: 12/12/12 13:55
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: MrMRL

While not 100% model RR related, I'm picking up one of the just released GoPro Hero3 cameras... Wanna see if I can mount it on a flat car to send around the club's layout capturing 48 fps 1440p video... Should be fun if it fits through the tunnels.

Mr. MRL




Date: 12/12/12 13:57
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: electromac

march_hare Wrote:
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> My wife tells me to expect lumps of coal. Not
> sure if they will be appropriately sized for HO.

LoL.........



Date: 12/12/12 14:06
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: iaisfan

Forgot to mention that I also asked for Lance Mindheim's latest book, "How to Operate a Modern Era Switching Layout", http://www.amazon.com/How-Operate-Modern-Switching-Layout/dp/1467956996/ref=zg_bs_5155_10 . I've long admired Lance's approach to the hobby, and I've heard good things about the book.

Joe Atkinson
Council Bluffs, IA
www.iaisrailfans.org/../Sub4WestEnd



Date: 12/12/12 14:12
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: J.Ferris

Well I hope it arrives by xmas but ordered a custom helix kit from Ashlin Trains.

J.



Date: 12/12/12 14:29
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: BCutter

I have a set of Athearn ABBA F9s painted for the NS OCS. I ordered "stuff" to try to make them passable representations of the real thing. Since I have never tried anything like this, "twill be an adventure!



Date: 12/12/12 14:55
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: funnelfan

Guess I could count the custom SP TEBU slug I bought from a friend that was built on a Atlas U23B mechanism. Still got lots to do like add a decoder, more details, and then weather the heck out of it.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA




Date: 12/12/12 15:23
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: NSTopHat

The installation of new cabinets and countertops to serve as teh workbench in the basement, a new Tamron 18-280mm lense for the 40D and Saturday Fedex is showing that a OMI BNSF ES44C4 will be arriving. It will get converted from a 6600 series unit to a 6300 series unit, at some point.

Russ



Date: 12/12/12 16:06
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: bobdavis

A couple of Tsunami sound decoders is about it this time, but you never know what "must have" might decide to pop up on eBay!

Bob



Date: 12/12/12 16:20
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: Costanza

One of these....the scotch and model train society of the Bay Area has many members....though it is a secret society, and membership is by invitation only.... ;)




Date: 12/12/12 16:36
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: DKay

Costanza Wrote:
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> One of these....the scotch and model train society
> of the Bay Area has many members....though it is a
> secret society, and membership is by invitation
> only.... ;)


WOW ,you guys have expensive taste's.

My season purchases have been the CZ cars(and beautiful they are),and the red sill Ace's.
Regards,DK



Date: 12/12/12 16:45
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: CountryBoy

Hey I'll take that coal as long as it comes with a 1.6" scale live steamer!!

CB



Date: 12/12/12 17:04
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: JLWII2000

As a present to myself, I decided to venture into the world of G scale. But just for a Christmas tree train:

Regards,
James Wright II
Omaha, Nebraska









Date: 12/12/12 17:04
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: JLWII2000

And for some reason the set also comes with a very angry looking Santa figurine....

James Wright II
Omaha, Nebraska





Date: 12/12/12 17:13
Re: What Model RR stuff are you getting for the holiday
Author: nikon1

Hopefully I'll be getting OMI's NS full dome 23 Delaware.
Charlie
MP 53 on the BNSF Topeka Sub



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