My Chrismas Haul from Grandma hehehe

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    :wave:Hi guys, just thought I would share what grandmas getting me for christmas :mrgreen: :mrgreen: hehehehehe

    I bet Deano's gonna be happy with all these :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :thumb:

    Everythings Athearn
    1. GP50 - UP #53 (1) - $28.00
    2. SD40-2 - UP #3571 (2) - $25.00 EA.
    3. SD40T-2 - SP #8322 (1) - $25.00
    4. SD40T-2 - SP #8326 (2) - $25.00 EA.
    5. SD40T-2 - SP #8352 (1) - $22.00
    6. SD45 - SP #9326 (1) - $15.00
    7. SD45 - UP #3600 (1) - $15.00
    8. SD40-2 - BN #6773 (1) - $25.00
    9. SDP40 - SP #9326 (1) - $15.00
    10. 50' Dbl Dr Box - UP #187872 (1) - $4.00
    11. 50' mechanical reefer - PFE - #300207 (1) - $4.00
    12. 50' outside braced boxcar - UP #472074 (6) - $4.00 EA.
    13. 50' PD Box - EFCX #2503 (3) - $5.00 EA.
    Total = $303.00 shipped for 11 locos (3 SD40-2's, 4 SD40T-2's, an SDP40, 2 SD45's and a GP50) and 11 boxcars :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    This will double my engine fleet too :eek: :eek: :thumb:. I want to patch the SP locos to UP, gonna leave the SP paint of coarse :mrgreen: just re-number the units with the UP #'s like Deano does it :thumb: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Thanks Grandma
  2. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

  3. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Josh, where is your grandmother getting those prices?? Dude, I need her to get me the "lowball" hook-up too!

    And shouldn't she be getting you ballast, track, DCC, scenery materials, for the new layout instead of locos and rolling stock?
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer


    MMMMMMMMMMMM, Ill finally have not just one SD40-2 but 3 of them hehehehehehe
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    sign1sign1 It was actually off of a post here on the Gauge in the buy and sell forum. I found the list and saw the prices and couldnt pass it up, heres the thread: Hes still got a lotta stuff, I just nabbed most of the modern locos and boxcars he had, hes got a lotta old diesels and passanger stuff. Might want to check it out and e-mail him if he still has any of it available. Im sending the check out to him today :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    ummmm, uhhhhhhh sign1 I couldnt resist the amazing prices and the chance to double my loco fleet??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  6. rhtastro

    rhtastro Member

    But now you gotta go to China to get the motors for em
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    There all powered :mrgreen: :mrgreen: not sure how well they run tho, they were all Athearn Blue Box Kits I think
  8. CN_Fan

    CN_Fan New Member

    Those Atherns should clean up easy. Just drop some lube in the gear towers then give em a good run around the layout.
  9. rhtastro

    rhtastro Member

    Josh, we all need a grandma like that.
  10. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    :eeki::eeki::eeki: WOW!!!:eeki::eeki::eeki: , thats quite an impressive fleet you are acquiring there Josh:mrgreen: ....i couldn't be prouder:winki::mrgreen: . you must be awful nice to your grandma:thumb: , those were GREAT PRICES!:thumb:

    One question, i have an SP SD40-T2 and it doesn't have the large speed lettering on it:frowns: , was you lucky enough to get that scheme on any of yours?:confused: CANT WAIT to see 'em Josh!:thumb::mrgreen:
    :deano: -Deano
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    yup, ill be doing that :thumb: :mrgreen:
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    hehehehehehehe Grandma's always spoiled me, guess it was cause I was the only grandkid for 12 years :eek: :eek: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Thanks Deano, thought you might like all them :thumb: :mrgreen: Yeah, whenever I come over here, I like to help out around the house, its just what I have been doing since I was little since my grandma used to babysit me everyday. I still come over here alot, in fact im here right now :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Ill have to wait until I get them, they should be here sometime within the next 2 weeks since he has to wait till a thursday to ship them (my grandma works at disneyland and her days off are only monday and tuesday and she doesnt want the box sitting on the porch all day lol). Ill open em up and snap some pics when I get em tho and post em in this thread, its going to be hard to put em all back in the box after im done looking at em tho lol, have to wait till christmas to have em :eek:
  14. CCT70

    CCT70 Member

    Hey Deano, is yours a snoot nose small SP lettering?

    If so, I have one with large speed lettering to trade if interested. Mine is getting re-painted into my Home Road, so I am not concerned with the paint scheme, so if Speed lettering is what you're looking for, then hit me up and we can swap. Mine is new in the box. :wave:
  15. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Two questions.....
    Do yo have a crystal ball?...And can I borrow it for a couple of days?
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer


    Nope no crystal ball here, sorry Ed
  17. Trainiac77

    Trainiac77 Member

    Hey TruckLover,

    Thanks for the heads up on the Last chance for lots of HO stuff!!! thread.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb: I purchased about 11 kits for real cheap money! You can never have enough kits!:rolleyes: After all winter is coming! I'm just glad there was a bunch of ATSF stuff left! :mrgreen: BTW, your new layout design is intense, how's it coming?
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    hahaha no problem :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I saw the ATSF stuff too but after everything else I wanted I was already at my budget of $300 hehehe so I had to let them go.

    My new layout is being put on hold lol due to a $300 fone bill wall1 :curse: :oops: :oops:. Plus my parents are going thru the final stages of divorce and my dad and I have not yet moved into the new house. I just got a job at Lowes so I ill be able to get all the materials needed for the benchwork for cheaper too :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:. Im going to start building the benchwork in 2 weeks when I get my first paycheck. Im also going to have to special order the Blue/Pink insulation foam board used as the base on layouts as they dont stock it here in CA, instead they have the very messy white insulation foam board that is not extruded and as a result makes a HUGE mess when cutting and carving.
  19. rhtastro

    rhtastro Member

    Hey Josh, I use that dense foam from the art stores (Michaels) sold here in CA. You can get it 2" thick or 1' or 1/2 " in black, white or green. No mess at all with that. It does cost more, but how much do you really need. It comes in 36" lengths by 12". I carve it with one of those hot wire tools. They have various attachments that have several configurations and shapes. You can do anything with those, make mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, etc. Then I use latex paints for the final touch. bob
  20. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Thanks Bob, I saw those at Michaels too. But I would need enough to cover my hole layout in it lol.That would cost a fortune hahaha. Plus the Blue/Pink Insutation foam board comes in 4'x8' sheets and comes in 3/4", 1", 1 1/2" and 2" thicknesses.

    Thanks for the suggestion tho :mrgreen: :thumb: :mrgreen:

Share This Page