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The O guys have a sticky thread titled "Show us what you have added to your roster". I would like to ask John to make this a sticky for the S guys. And then that means you guys need to use it. I am buying AF and I know Broke is and then there is flyernut. He is always adding stuff. I will go through my pics and add what I have bought in last few months soon. I think I am getting a flyer in the mail today. Pics can be locomotives, rolling stock, or buildings. Anything S scale.
 

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Good luck sunday. My mail has not run yet. Our regular guy is out and sometimes the post office just skips us. I may not get mail today. What ever you get show it here.
 

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I forgot that too. But they must have made a special trip for me.
I got 2 packages. I have seen them deliver packages on sunday.
The other package is an O scale passenger car I ordered. My new
to me 282 came. I am ok with it. It was only 24.50 plus shipping.
In the pics it was all assembled, I got a box of pieces. LOL. Part
of the problem was the way it was packed. This guy could give a seminar on how NOT to pack a steam engine. First he starts with a flimsy shoe box. Then he wraps the loco with one sheet of newspaper and puts it in the shoe box and tapes the lid on. There
was about 3 or 4 inches of nothing between sides. Must have been a rough trip. A couple of pieces of plastic from screw holes was in there also. Front pilot assembly came off. So of coarse cross heads were loose. Front body mount screws were out. And
at first I could not find the coal pusher from tender. It was up
inside the boiler shell. One of the white wheel insulators is chipped and rim is loose from insulator. There was no white pieces of white plastic in there so maybe I missed it in the pics. I
usually look for that. And there was some screws loose in the box. Actually I think all the parts are there. Glad I bought some JB Weld. Cab numbers and tender graphics are nice. Boiler is nice.
Its cheap enough to be a parts engine but I think I will make it a runner. I like it. Its a project. The shoe box was the mailing box.

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I don't think it was in pieces when the guy mailed it. He had a note in the box telling me he had taped the drawbar screw to top of tender.
It needs a bath.
Smoke tube is missing. I have some.
 

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I could be wrong, but I do not think it will cost me anything to get this one on the rails.
I already have the JB Weld, I have new brushes and springs, I have enough harness material, I have some red smoke tubes, I even have some brand new armatures if it needs it, I doubt it, and I have some extra AF screws. It really does seem to have all parts. It does not appear to have a lot of run time on it. One or two wires are unhooked from plug so I did not even try it. It has a couple firsts to me. First coal pusher, and it has the little posts on top, at back of tender. I even have red jewels for
the posts.
 

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You right I had to buy my parts at one time. I don't have anymore fingers. Its a 1953.
Has 5th wire. Some white in smokestack but not much. I will paint it white. Does not
have red dot. Male or female plug. Not sure what that's about. It is a 5 wire. I may or not keep it a 5 wire.
My other 282 is a 4 wire 1952 metal tender.
 

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Oh its got broken screw holes. Nothing that JB Weld can't fix. In some ways it is a very nice engine. Just needs some TLC. Is super glue what to use to glue rim back in place?
The whitewall is chipped some but I think ok. Rim is just loose. She had a rough ride but it will be ok. Hey, big day for you with the train show. Sounds like you got a bundle spent already. Be sure to post what you get in this thread. John made this a sticky so we all can post our new additions here.
 

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LOL, you will keep it. You don't have one. I have seen them on ebay. Great scores. the 293 looks awesome.
They all look great. Congrats on a good show.

The NP car looks really nice.

I went to casino today. Shouldn't have. I figure I lost at least 3 nice hudsons, maybe 4. Not good. Got stupid AGAIN.
I was up 150 and didn't leave. Really stupid.
 

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A little update on my 282 that had a rough trip through the mail. I did not burn the
seller on feedback. I could have, but I can fix the damage. I did send the seller a message
letting them know you can't put one of these old locomotives loose in a box and ship it.
I got a message this morning thanking me for the info and that $10.00 had been refunded
to my paypal. So only 14.50 for the 282. Plus shipping.

On those 4 part (1948) 302s. I was seeing a bunch on ebay. Have not seen one for a few weeks. I would like one also.
I will find a deal on one.
 

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Both are good looking units Broke. Top one looks just like my old 282 (1952).
Except yours looks a little nicer. Bottom looks like 1953.

Congrats on scoring a Hudson. I have done nothing with mine yet. We want to see
the Hudson. They are beauties. What number is yours.

I bid on a 290 this morning. I bid 25.13. It went for 26.13. It had issues. I think it was missing a reverse unit.
Pic of the tender bottom showed no screws for reverse unit and no lever for lockout. It only had 2 wires from
tender to engine. It probably only ran in forward. The engine had better paint than my 290 so I was going to switch the body.
And the grease pan was missing. The train Tender has repros for 4 bucks.
 

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Wouldn't it be neat to go back in time and see the little boys that had these trains.

I guess the hudsons were owned by little rich kids.
 

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If I can force myself to part with one, I'll let you know. First, I have to see how many I have, lol...

I know what you mean, at this point I do not want to get rid of any of mine. If I had got that 290 this morning, I was going to fix it up and sell it. So many of these are sold untested (which means they don't run). If you can say runs great, serviced, and smokes great, they bring a lot more. I will probably sell that 282 at a later time. I really just want one of each number.
LOL (unlike flyernut).
 

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I will never forget my dad and me running my 282 on mom's kitchen floor and her wanting to know how much longer it was going to be set up. We did that a lot when
I was 5 years old till I was 7. And it is THE 282 I have now. Dad had to set it up but I got to run it. I remember me leaving the transformer plugged in too long and it burned up.
I guess they got me another one,

I bet you have heard of the little boy that was running his train. His mom was in the kitchen fixing dinner. She heard him say "all you SOBs that want to get on, get on, all you
SOBs that want to get off, get off. She was not happy and made the little boy go to his room for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes she came to his room and told him he could run his train but no more talk like that. She went back to the kitchen. In no time at all she
heard the little boy say "If any of you people have a problem with the train being late,
talk to the b*tch in the kitchen". Not sure what happened after that.
 

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Broke, I only do ebay or here. The train shows don't have enough AF. I have no friends local that do trains. They know I do trains but they have no interest,
 

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Really great job on them. You really should go into business.
You like messing with the locos. Maybe not so much with people.
I would understand.
 

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Union Pacific

In my HO I have more Union Pacific than anything else. It has
crept over into S. I am keeping one eye out for a set of Union Pacific A units. I picked this up for what I think was a steal.
47.00 plus shipping. New in box. These usually go for 80 to 120.
If I don't get my A units I will just sell this for a profit.
It has railsounds also.

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I can go a couple ways with this next item. I got it today.
I can go diesels or pulled by my 336 UP steamer. I would like to get 6 of these. New in box. 36.50 plus shipping.

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Looking at these pics, I see the trucks on both these units need to be painted silver not gray. Flyonel has a 4 car set of UP heavy weight passenger cars. Their trucks are silver, but I like the streamline stuff better.
 
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