Good price on that expansion pack, Lionel retail is $154.99.
There are some engines and cars I want, there are some train related repairs I need to have done. The repairs are mostly in process, except for the repairs that require a technician to enter the house.
Got a package in the mail today. It was a 4 car lot. I got 4 cars. I got 3 cars from the lot and one I did not order. And of coarse 1 from the lot missing. I am sure seller will make it right. I have bought from him before. The missing car is a nice 928 flat car. Funny but that is the car that got me to buy the lot. And its missing. Hope he did not send it to someone else. The car I got is a 24030 ugly yellow plastic MKT boxcar. In my books, not an even trade. Waiting
to hear back from the seller. I never sent anyone the wrong item.
Tom after you stated that 24030 that mopac has is listed at $607 in the new Greenberg price guide, I will have to check mine. I have that car plus it's mate with the Tuscan roof. Now I have to go look.
No, its yellow plastic. It might be the cheapest looking car I have seen.
If I end up with it, I will paint it. I would not have this thing on my layout.
He got my message but has not come up with my 928. He don't understand
how that could happen. I need to take a pic of it. He would remember this
ugly car. I just hope he did not send my 928 to someone. If he will refund me 14.00
I will call it even and never buy from the old fart again. He sells a lot of decent
cars. I guess too many to keep track of. I am going to take a pic of it now.
Kvkazer22, you son of a gun. You cost me a bundle on that Fastrak deal. I ended up buying
2 of those sets. Seller was holding at 99.00. I finally got him down. Here is the reason I bought
them. I am going to have a figure 8 on my layout. I had an AF 90 degree crossover but I wanted
a 45 degree crossover. Fastrak is the only one that makes one. I had already bought the crossover.
I had also bought the transition pieces to hook back up to Gilbert track. I do not like the transition
pieces. So I decided to make the whole figure 8 out of Fastrak. Did not want to but sometimes it
does not matter what you want. I have a loop of O scale Fastrak and it works well. This will give me 4
turnouts to work with. Will still need to buy some Fastrak curves and straights. Broke had some Fastrak he wanted to get rid of. I will see if he still has it and LOL see if he is ready to lower his price.
Let me know what you have. No hurry Broke. I have no idea what I need. I am
getting too much money in the hobby anyway. I don't have a job and don't want
one. Money is limited. And I spend it like I have plenty. I hope the casino never
opens. That is no place to make money. I scrimped and saved my whole life. Now
I spend it like there is no tomorrow.
Mopac, a nice thing about using Gilbert track with the 45 deg crossing and adapter piece is that it is easy to cut Gilbert track to fit just by using a hack saw or Dremel tool. One reason there were no 45's in S gauge is that Gilbert track (and SHS/MTH and FasTrack) are 12 section to a circle. That means that with sectional track the crossing angles are 30, 60 and 90 degrees. Half sections of curves can make the crossing angle 45 degrees, so make sure you get at least two half curve sections. The length of sectional straight track depends on the actual track plan but when I tried to do something similar with SHS track I always needed a 2.5" (or 7.5") piece of straight track. Lionel used to make these pieces for FasTrack but I do not see them online any longer. Cutting FasTrack to custom lengths is straightforward but a PITA in my opinion. The excess length needs to be removed from the center of the plastic roadbed but from the ends of the rails. Have fun with this whenever you start.
Thanks for the info Tom. Seems everything I want to do is a PITA. Would have been a lot easier if
Gilbert had made a 45 degree crossing. I think my 2 sets of Fastrack will be here today. Fedex
tracking says so. I am sure the figure 8 will not be easy. I kinda played around with the transition
pieces. Not fond of them. They are not plug and play.
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