How Many Locos?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by RobertInOntario, Jan 26, 2007.


How many locos do you have in your collection?

Poll closed Feb 9, 2007.
  1. 1-30

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  2. 31-60

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  3. 61-100

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  4. Over 100

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  1. Bikerdad

    Bikerdad Member

    huh, not many N scale folks answering.... and we've got ROOM for lotsa locos!

    Lets see, here's the roster, as best I can remember...

    1 Athearn 2-8-0 (ex MDC)

    1 Atlas GP30
    3 Atlas Dash 8 BW
    1 Atlas GP38
    1 Atlas MP15DC
    1 Atlas 2-6-0 Mogul

    3 Bachmann 2-8-0
    2 Bachmann 4-8-2

    1 Con Cor 2-10-2

    4 Kato SD70MACs
    2 Kato AC4400s
    1 Kato SD70M
    5 Kato PA1s
    1 Kato PB1
    2 Kato E8s
    2 Kato 2-8-2 Mikados
    2 Kato RDC

    1 LifeLike 2-8-8-2
    1 LifeLike 2-8-4
    1 LifeLike SW1200
    1 LifeLike E8

    3 MDC 2-6-0
    2 MDC 2-8-0

    That's 42 locos. I've sold one and given one away, haven't purchased a new loco in more than a year, and have chipped exactly half of them. I have decoders for some more of the steam, but circumstances render it impractical to install at the present time.
  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    My total is at 59 RUNNING engines, ALL with DCC AND SOUND!:D there are 2 more BIG shows next month, so i have a feeling the total WILL be higher next month:thumb:. :D -Deano
  3. Bikerdad

    Bikerdad Member

    Why? I don't doubt that scale has a great deal to do with the number of locos an individual possesses. I'd be surprised if many of the garden guys have more than a half dozen!
  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    When I first saw the poll I assumed that the great majority of modelers would have 30 or fewer just because of average space and budgets. I'm falling behind in my purchasing! :)
  5. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    I counted 68 powered Athearns and 6 nonpowered (dummies):thumb:
    But I'm also finding that some of the Athearn motors dont like to be converted to DCC:cry:
    As most of them respond fine to crawling at 3/28 speed step, some wont respond to crawling till at 11/28, and then they sound so bad:curse: . So I'll end up either buying newer drives for them (they can be had for $25 on Ebay, plus shipping) or gutting them and converting to dummies. It's all dependent upon how much I like the unit and want it to be a lead, or the mood I'm in after fighting to do the wiring and end up mad.:rolleyes:
    I spent $50 for an MRC 50 yr anniversary unit, $25 for a new drive for it (new motor, hex shafts, worm gears, dcc board and lights), and $20 for an dcc decoder. So I've got $95 in this engine that isn't worth $40, but I like them. I'm trying to collect as many of them (the Athearn MRC 50yr anniversary units) as I can. Got 5/1500 so far.:D
  6. CRed

    CRed Member

    So you have .33% of them?You're getting there Eric![​IMG]
  7. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    Wow, I didnt realize I had so many. I actually counted them. I only do N Scale and Locomotives is what I buy more of (instead of rolling stock). Counting 4 Steam engines and a few B Units and three Brass locos, the grand total as of today is

    eighty eight powered locomotives locomotives
  8. tverskaya

    tverskaya Member

    I'd be inclined to agree with LoudMusic...but maybe a simple poll like this just illustrates the number of average railroaders and the accumulators (at some point you can't speak of collecting turns into the accumulation of more 'train') :)

    Oh, and I have two diesels.
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I curently have 8 so far:oops: sign1 Just started
    • 4 CNW DASH 9's (2 powered, 2 dummies)
    • 1 BN GP50 (dummy)
    • 1 BNSF DASH 8-40B (powered)
    • 1 UP DASH 9 (dummy)
    • 1 SP AC4400 (dummy)
  10. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I have 4.

    2 Lionel 8300's
    1 Marx 666
    1 RMT Beep

    I plan on getting another Beep soon. I also want one of the Lionel diecast switchers and a Penn Flyer. After that, I'm going to concentrate on rolling stock.
  11. trainman4

    trainman4 Member

    Nobody buys Kato?AT last count I had 130 nscale engines and that was a few years ago and i''m still buying.I'm a runner and collector
  12. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Two shay, a climax, a nigara, a bek, a o8o and 2 deisel switchers and about 4 f 7s and 6 modern deisels. Thos are hO

    IN o I am not sure what all I have.
  13. trainman4

    trainman4 Member

    Hey Troxblo .hang in there things will get better .Although this isn't the right site for this disscusion try goggle search and type in the name of the med you should find some info there.
  14. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    I only have one Engine, and it's already been out Phazed:cry: at least she still runs

    pK1000 F3A CNW #4056 w/ no mods & no DCC capability

    that's it ( although I BADLY want a small steamer or switcher:D )

    EDIT: I made it say 1000 now, the 4056 is NOT an pK2000hamr
  15. nhguy

    nhguy Member

    41 Steam and 1st generation Alcos plus 4 RDC's. I use just about all of them in my operations.
  16. radar

    radar Member

    :cry: only 2 an gp 38-2 MKT
    an sw 800 rock island:cry:
  17. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    Most of my locos are Kato and Intermountain.
  18. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    34 running, 6 dummies, three more needing the gears and drive removed to make them dummies too. Kato, InterMountain, Atlas, LifeLike, Bachmann, Athearn, and Trix. But I'm always on the hunt for another diesel at a good price:thumb: .
  19. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Seven total for me. Divided between HO and On30
  20. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Here we go:
    Rivorrossi "Big Boy"
    IHC Consolodation
    Bachmann Three Truck Shay


    1 BB F-7
    2 BB GP-9
    3 BB GP-35
    1 Genisis RTR GP35
    1 BB AMD 103
    1 BB F-45
    1 BB FP-45
    1 BB GP-60
    1 BB SD-40-2(Shell only..Needed the drive for the FP-45)
    1 BB SD-35(Actually from an EMD salesman)
    1 Genesis FPI-59
    2 Genesis SD-70M


    P2K GP-7



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