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O scale and HO have a thread where members post pics of their latest purchases so I’m going to start one here. Let’s see anything you’ve added lately locos, rolling stock, structures, whatever is new to you. I picked up this little Conrail switcher although I can’t find any record of them actually owning one. The tractors my son in law picked up for me at train show in Maryland.
 

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Santa Fe Super Chief and CB&Q Silver Streak to go with MoPac Eagle on a passenger-dominated layout. (Tentatively to be called 'Midway City' because 'Kansas City' was taken.)

I'm also building a freight train with a string of covered hoppers pulled by two F7A Santa Fe Bluebonnets to serve the grain elevator, but no pictures yet. No grain elevator yet, either.

More later.
 

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Santa Fe Super Chief and CB&Q Silver Streak to go with MoPac Eagle on a passenger-dominated layout. (Tentatively to be called 'Midway City' because 'Kansas City' was taken.)

I'm also building a freight train with a string of covered hoppers pulled by two F7A Santa Fe Bluebonnets to serve the grain elevator, but no pictures yet. No grain elevator yet, either.

More later.
Nice! So your mostly passenger trains on the layout?
 

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Nice! So your mostly passenger trains on the layout?
It will be. It's only a 36 x 80 HCD, so space is a premium. I'm still trying to settle on a track plan that will allow a union station and a couple of platforms.

For now, it is just these three, and the Mopac is going to be a static display at the station until I get the couplers straightened out.

My father and both grandfathers worked for railroads, so I grew up around trains. We used to travel on passes out of both Kansas city and St. Louis Union Stations, and I remember seeing all those passenger trains lined up in their colorful liveries. So my goal is to model something like that on a smaller scale.

The Bluebonnet is admittedly a bit of an anachronism, but it looks cool, and it used to be a passenger engine, so I am bending the time period rules just a little.

I had some track down temporarily, but I didn't allow enough space between tracks for the platforms, so I am currently re-doing.
 

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Nice! So your mostly passenger trains on the layout?
It will be. It's only a 36 x 80 HCD, so space is a premium. I'm still trying to settle on a track plan that will allow a union station and a couple of platforms.

For now, it is just these three, and the Mopac is going to be a static display at the station until I get the couplers straightened out.

My father and both grandfathers worked for railroads, so I grew up around trains. We used to travel on passes out of both Kansas city and St. Louis Union Stations, and I remember seeing all those passenger trains lined up in their colorful liveries. So my goal is to model something like that on a smaller scale.

The Bluebonnet is admittedly a bit of an anachronism, but it looks cool, and it used to be a passenger engine, so I am bending the time period rules just a little.

I had some track down temporarily, but I didn't allow enough space between tracks for the platforms, so I am currently re-doing.
Oh ok that sounds really cool. I don’t know of anybody else that does all passenger trains. That is a great idea. It’s great to model something you remember as a kid. When I was a kid I crossed three sets of tracks on my way to school every day. Two were Conrail and one NJ transit and Amtrak ran on. We crossed at a spot where there was not signals of any kind as 7 year old kids walking to school we were on our own not to get hit by the trains! It was a different time then I guess. So that’s what I model. I only model the railroads not a specific time or place. There is a track plan section in this forum that’s very helpful. Good luck keep us posted on progress.
 

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O scale and HO have a thread where members post pics of their latest purchases so I’m going to start one here.
Yeah, those guys have all the fun! <img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />

Here's my latest, a wee lil' thing and my first Oxford....
nice detail for N scale! Looks good.
 

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My latest eBay lots just arrived and I can now put a GWR Steam 4-6-0 passenger train together. My grandmother's house in Bournemouth UK backed up to the tracks and whenever a train left the station and whistled, I would run out to the back fence just in time to see it go by C 1960. I am not sure what class this represents - County, Castle, Hall, and King classes are all quite similar. The name plate on this is hard to read but I think it starts with Duke, but I can't find any GWR engines named Duke of anything, only Earls. The GWR Duke class was an earlier 4-4-0 and the Iron Duke class was broad gauge.

 

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That GN loco was 45 Santa Fe + penn central kit was 30 all others whet 10 buck per 2 cars and 5 bucks for the two buildings
 

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Sorry can’t edit on my phone gn car was free
 

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My latest eBay lots just arrived and I can now put a GWR Steam 4-6-0 passenger train together. My grandmother's house in Bournemouth UK backed up to the tracks and whenever a train left the station and whistled, I would run out to the back fence just in time to see it go by C 1960. I am not sure what class this represents - County, Castle, Hall, and King classes are all quite similar. The name plate on this is hard to read but I think it starts with Duke, but I can't find any GWR engines named Duke of anything, only Earls. The GWR Duke class was an earlier 4-4-0 and the Iron Duke class was broad gauge.

. Nice looks good! Gotta love eBay finds.
 
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