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Old 11-18-2019, 06:33 PM   #1
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How many is too many?

I started counting how many different locomotives I have and realized that I may have a small addiction. I have over 50 reasonable quality locomotives and I keep finding new ones I like. Due to the fact I’m only 27 years old I think there may be a few too many
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Old 11-18-2019, 06:35 PM   #2
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Join the crowd, lol

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Old 11-18-2019, 07:08 PM   #3
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i collected 30 big boys so yea i get the addiction
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:13 PM   #4
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I guess the main problem is I’ve bought them all in just over a year. I got back into the hobby a little over a year ago with a couple locomotives and I’m guessing a dozen or so cars and now my equipment has well over 200 cars and 50 locomotives. We have a train show in Wheaton Illinois monthly and I go eat up the deals there every month
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:35 PM   #5
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I was 27.... 31 years ago.
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:01 PM   #6
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:11 PM   #7
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I think my next big purchase will be one of the west side brass Santa Fe 2-10-10-2 locomotives. The only articulated locomotive Santa Fe ever had. I believe they were the 3000 class originally built in the late 1800s
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:12 PM   #8
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I haven't reached that number yet. But, I hate having more trains than I can place on track at the same time (whether in motion or not).

In other words, I would hate to have to shelve any locomotive and have to decide what I want on the tracks at any given time. I want them ALL on the tracks ALL of the time.

I might have to think about building an additional yard sometime in the next year or two.
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:30 PM   #9
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All of my warbonnet Santa Fe diesels are on display in my work shop. I also have about 15 steam engines in there on display too along with my passenger trains
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:02 PM   #10
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Since I'm the odd man out I though I'd put in my 2 cents worth.
First off, I've never had the room for even a medium sized MRR. Nor have I had the $$. But I'll say this.
For me I like 'bonding' with the 3,4,5 locos I have or had.. Kind of like they are the ones that I'd been the engineer on on my RR..I suppose in the 1:1 scale engineers over decades, having been employees of 1 or many RRs likely have a history of having run 50-150 different locos of same or different classes.. Even if I had the room/$$ for a large MRR I still would only purchase enough power to serve that RR (+-)..
Forgive me. But for you fellas owning huge amounts of engines, even if you're a club member, is, to me, if anything, a waste of $$..I mean I understand the compulsion, as they are very alluring. I get that. But at one point you should take account of yourself and tell yourself, in all honesty, you have enough now and that you need no more be a lover of real and model trains...
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