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Walthers Proto GP9's
Norfolk & Western.

Clearance sale.

The price was too good to pass up.
What's not to like?... superb detail, paint, and lettering; excellent runners; ESU LokSound.
And they'll run on my SP, Cotton Belt, and Frisco rails.
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These two Geeps sure do look handsome in consist.
I may use them in tandem for short coal trains. Their grade-climbing ability with 20/30 cars is impressive, and the LokSound 'load-bearing' feature is goosebumps... somehow more true-to-life than the Genesis or Atlas LokSound.
Maybe it's in the speakers (or their configuration).
 

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Athearn 53' plate trailers
Great detail; crisp lettering.
(just acquired).


Both 'barn door' and lift types.
These sell for $18 to $24 on LHS shelves.
Ebay is scalping them for $35 to $40.
Lousy photos, sorry.
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Brekina Opel Blitz PrPl Lkw AEG
#35334
MSRP $15.95
LHS price $12.

Weathered... all airbrush (except for wheels).
Brekina vehicles are superb... 3rd or 4th best of my favorites for overall quality. IMO, far better than CMW, or any other American brand.
Most of their production is European, but a few exceptions, e.g., their Dodge A-100's are the best available.
This one is one of three I bought for the Forestry Fire & Rescue crew.
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P-2000 GP9
Yep, it had a cracked gear issue.
Fixed now.
I really like the UP silver/gray truckframes... they weather superbly.
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Stopped by Chuck's Trains in Landis, and picked up this NW2.
Not much Kato stuff on my roster, but I've been wanting this diesel for dockwork.
Besides, I'm a sucker for tiger stripes.
Lightly bottom weathered and dusted.
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Genesis
FP7


You don't (IMO) see very many FP's on LHS shelves.
And they don't look much different... until you put 'em on the rails with a B.
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PCX87
Peugeot 504.

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