Drool you Traction Fans

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by interurban, May 20, 2005.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I walked into Niagra Hobby store, and was looking in his traction area where one can find resales.
    It took me a while to see this as I was looking at the back of the shelf!!!! :eek: :sleeping: :eek:

    When I saw it , it was sold.
    Got it for $300.00 can all in!!

    Stop drooling on your keyboard :D :D :D :D :D :D :thumb: :rolleyes:

    Illinois Terminal .
    Traction model of a Class "C"

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  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Gotta be a '70s issue Suydam... :thumb:
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A good find Chris. What colour scheme will you be using?
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    I'm not a traction fan...But I'm still drooling.
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    It was indeed Robin, I,T. green will be my choice.
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Nice find Chris.
    Can't wait to see it running on your new layout.
  7. ross31r

    ross31r Member

    well done chris!!!

    thats a very smart locomotive, shame we dont get any stores like that over here that have anything resonably priced - over here its stupidly expensive!
  8. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    That's Just TOO Cool!

    Now that is some sort of a FIND, Chris! Nice to know that it's going to a home where it'll be loved and pampered. :thumb:

    By the way, I dare you to put a picnic table, barbeque and LPS enjoying same on one of those porches!
  9. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Chris: NO NO NO I told you "a bundle of Marklin catenary for $10.00"

    Well, you may be able to take the cab off and make a sort of L&PS loco from it, and then you'll have 2 trucks left over.

    Are you keeping the poles?
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    :D :D :D :D Hi David, She will be running in IT colours with one Pan and a pole.

    Do you need a pole?? :D ;) :rolleyes:
  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Congrats Chris - what a beauty!!! If you'd like to airbrush it, let me know and we can get together - I have all the supplies we'll need, like liquid mask for the windows, and weathering chalks if you want to do that. :) :)

  12. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Sounds Like a great plan Val. I will bring her over when we get together with Brian to do the modifications to your bench work.
    No windows in her YET.
    Have you got dark Green? :cool:
    btw she runs on two rail at the moment So we can run her there. :D

    Orange ? Green? Orange? Green ??? OOOdddeeeaaarrrr :confused: :confused:

    What to paint Her in?? :rolleyes:

    Her is the Green What do you think??

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  13. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Chris: I may have phrased that badly -- I currently have more poles than stock to put them on, and no overhead. (Also have a few pieces with pantographs.)
    Am I having problems, or does the prototype have 3 poles?
  14. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    David, I will keep my eyes and ears open for you, Catenary is not a thing I normaly look for but I will now.

    Are you building a L/O David? :thumb:

    How about a some pictures
    of your stock, or a list.
  15. interurban

    interurban Active Member

  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    That is a good find Chris. Sure can't beat that, $300.00 is not bad at all. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Chris: I've got some boxes of Bowser overhead and enough wire to do something. I don't have a spot for it yet. I was planning 3rd rail for St Mary Ax station. (Now we're well off topic!)
    I like the green paint job -- can you do it with the red showing through?
  18. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Glad to here you have planes for future traction David :thumb:

    I will take the red paint off and bring her down to brass and prim it properly.
    Then see what Val can do re green , as I like it to.
  19. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    I like the green!! And I have some very dark green you might like. Also orange. :) :) Leave the windows out til we paint her. :)


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