To answer your question, buying train stuff! Tracking down dealers and shows like a ravenous dog and showing up with a wad of howling mad cash. WOlf Call!
Pretty graphic text Huh? (Mad cash doesn't mean nesssarily a lot of it!)
Any news on the show?
I didn't make. Work got extended. Now I have missed it two years in a row. I did attend two TTOS meetings one in Lajolla the other in Acadia by Pasedena. I got the 1689 whistle tender in Lajolla. I didn't know what to expect but I found it at the last table. The La meet was larger there I found the 1668 just inside the door as I entered. As if it was waiting for me. Like a scrounge I found a couple of junk boxes. I got 6 bar end couplers and a front wheel set that fits the lamp base to the 2026 loco. I was hopping it would fit the 9056 but no dice. At another box I got a whistle unit, a sound button two 022 power plugs and four 022 lanterns and a manual throw for an 042 switch. Then got the small and large loco tires. I also found repro lanterns for the 021 prewar manual switch, so expect that thread to rise from the dust too. As I said before a lot fun.