My Freight Train Pics

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. CRed

    CRed Member

    Yeah I know,you find an great deal once in a while if you're lucky and quick enough.I bought my BLI DM&IR RSD-15 for $100 new,the dang thing is $250 retail!

    I just bought this today...

    Only about 25% off of retail,but still that's $75 and it's not like they're all over the place.

    I am just starting out and I can't make up my mind what I want to do,I just got a great deal on a PCM Santa Fe F3 A/B set and now I'm thinking I may just go straight freight and no passenger service so I may have to sell those and get another freight diesel.

    I want that C&NW SD70ACE really bad!

  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    AWSOME, hey at least you got it for less than retail.

    I want so many TOWER 55 engines it itn't even funny. I printed out a list of there products and by the time I was done adding up everthing I wanted, which all were DCC and Sound, was about $2500.00:eek: :( goldtoth1 :curse:

    Start slow.bounce7 bounce7

    I want the CNW, UP, CSX, and BNSF units they have.
  3. NYNH&H

    NYNH&H Member

    Is it prototypical to run stacks in a mixed freight? It looks weird, but it would be great if I could do that, as I don't really want to put the $$$ down for a 35 car stack train. :D Somehwere there are paper containers you can print out and fold up. They are almost free. :D

    COMBAT Member

  5. CRed

    CRed Member

    Yeah I know what you mean.I go to all those model train sites and on e-bay and it's like being a kid in a candy store!

    My problem is I'm spending all my money on the pretty,cool stuff like the engines and I still don't even have a layout!:rolleyes:

    I'm taking my time so I'll get to all that stuff,but I can't seem to help my self when it comes to the engines.:D

    I do have a few buildings though,the Clyde Iron Works,a mill and a old freight like station that I have to get around to building.Other then that I need ALOT of stuff yet!

    Thank you for the help,I'm sure I'll be hitting you more veteran guys up for more info soon.:thumb:

  6. CRed

    CRed Member

    Wow that's cool,thanks guys!Definantly save a few bucks,eh?

    As far as being prototypical,I'm not even worried about that.I just want to have alot of nice and different cars.

    I just bought a ES44DC lettered for the Northern Pacific for petes sake!:D

  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Well it is now huhsign1

    I was thinking the same thing and then I just went ahead and did it :D :D :D

    That site is great for containers and you can take N containers and scale them up to HO too.
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer


    COMBAT Member

    If you go back to the link I gave you and read it it says there are N scale and HO scale containers on there. There are a few other scales there too. I have built many of the HO scale. I got some thicker paper at Staples, printed them off and they look great. The heavy paper also makes it weigh a little more and look better. :)

    WOW, did anyone look at the bottom of this page?

    Truck trailers. Lots of them! :)
  10. pgandw

    pgandw Active Member

    Most of the stack trains I have seen here in Oakland, CA and on the Donner Pass route to Utah are at most 2/3 stacks. Other cars fill in the train. Interesting that normal train length doubled once I got east of Ogden, Utah. It's still a heavy grade in Eastern Utah and South Western Wyoming.

    Just my observations during a November drive to Cheyenne.
  11. NYNH&H

    NYNH&H Member

    Thanks guys! Guess I can run some stacks in a mixed freight! Awesome!!! :D:D:D
  12. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    i saw a stack train last night at 11. my uncle lives next to tracks ( but i've only been there in the dark, and while my train sense was tingling, ( and i did go under a nearby railroad underpass) I didn't think there was really anything there. Imissed the locomotives. I knew something big was going on outside, but until they said it was a train i didn't get up, and by that time it was just a wall of double stacks going by. better luck next time, right?
  13. CRed

    CRed Member

    Got my new Tower55 NP unit today,all I can say is WOW what a beauty!


    This thread seems to be done,but I just paid $225 for this thing and I want someone else besides me to see it!

    I just wish the yellow parts were gold like they're supposed to be,it would look better to me and more like other NP freight engines.

  14. joesho

    joesho Member

    what scale is that cpred,o gauge??
  15. CRed

    CRed Member

    Nope,it's HO scale joesho.

  16. joesho

    joesho Member

    oh,wow lots of nice detail for ho :D i also like the funit in the backround
  17. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan


    That cabose in the backround better not be over water.........:rolleyes:
  18. CRed

    CRed Member

    Yeah,it's very nice!

    If you really want to see a nice F-Unit look at this...


    Unfortunantly I may have to sell it:cry:.
  19. CRed

    CRed Member

    Nope it's not and to be honest it's an old broken Bachmann caboose of very little value to me.

  20. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    well if u can fix it...

    Well, if you know how to fix it up, I think the Gauge Railway doesn't have a caboose.....;)

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