Are There Locos or Sets You Want But Don't Have?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Cannonball, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    For me they are the CB&Q Pioneer Zephyr and the N&W J Class #611.
    Both require 19" curves and I will never have enough space to build a worthwhile layout of that size.

  2. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author Member

    A Pennsy E-44 electric... because they've never been made in N Scale, and only once in HO (my dad has it, a brass import from the 1970's).

    Other than that, my shortline buys whatever it can get! Lately that's been nothing, after a bit of a "binge" a few years ago.
  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Yes, because apparently there are no N-scale Shays or other geared locos.
  4. pgandw

    pgandw Active Member

    Actually, Atlas did make a Shay in N, and I have heard a rumor they intend to re-run it one of these days.

    The HOn30 Keystone Shay kit (with NWSL motorizing kit) could be a starting point for an N model. It is a model of a 20T Shay in HO, so some possibilities are there....Not exactly RTR, but....
  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Bachmann made one also, not too long after their HO scale version(Which I have)came out.
  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    I can but hope - all the LHS's I have tried in my area tell there isn't one available. :cry: There are other loco's appropriate to the layout, but I had hoped to add the single Shay that was actually abandoned in place when the real railroad closed down and tore out the tracks. I wanted to model it as it was when it was working.

    Thanks for the advice on the conversion, but I am nowhere near that good.
  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Only the forth coming GP15 by Atlas and it would be nice to have a correct SW1500.
  8. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    this would be a very long list for me!! :D

  9. Wiredup

    Wiredup Member
    in stock 2 truck shay! Brand new, Atlas.

    I bought from this place before (where I got my shay from in June) and its a quick shipper! Also got my J-Class N&W from him.

    As for what I need for loco's/sets.
    I need someone to build a Canadian National U1F class (606x series) Mountain class with the streamlined bullet nose. I'm trying to kitbash a Bachmann Mt. Into one, but the tenders too long to make it perfect. I also need CN 1954 passenger cars to go with her...but Rapido is making those for 2009.

    I would like to get:
    GP9 Canadian National 1954 scheme
    RS11 CN 1954
    CN SW1200
    CN Northern w/Vandy (Bachmann??)
    CN Consolidations (would like 3 of them...bachmann again)
    Athearn Big Boy
    Athearn old time 2-8-0
  10. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    I'm just a bit more restrained...A Y-6 would be nice...
    And a complete consist of the Super Chief...and...a UP GP-7...and....Oh...what the heck....:curse:
  11. seanm

    seanm Member

    Not because they fit my era or anything at all... there are a few I would like.I would like a BigBoy... one of hte ones with lifters.Gas Turbine and tender.
  12. absnut

    absnut Member

    I know Bachmann recommends 19" radius for its new N&W Class J but, it operates very nicely on 11" curves. I have one section of 9-3/4" track in the lead to my roundhouse area and that causes no problems, either.

    I, too, would like to see an N gauge Baldwin Centipede and while I do not model the PRR, I would certainly buy one. I did, once, bid on the Hallmark brass version but when it went over $400, I gave up!:cry:

  13. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Mine are old school picks...Con Cor's U50 in Amtrak colors (Oh yes, they sure did:twisted:) and Arnold Rapido's GG1...

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