Question for Nov 16/17 Choose from column A or B...

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by ezdays, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    We're a bit late today, so let's let this question go for a day and a half.

    Let's say your train piggy bank is full and you open it to find you have more cash in it than you thought. You have enough to buy that really slick, highly detailed steam engine you've been drooling over, but not so quick. You could instead buy a couple of really nice engines for the same amount, or even quite a few reasonably decent engines and some other stuff and still have enough left over for an ice cream cone. What a dilemma.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    The question: If you could buy one really good engine, or two nice engines, or four reasonably decent engines or possibly even six engines that were at least acceptable, and do only one of these things with the money from your piggy bank, which would you choose? Extra credit if you tell us why you would make that choice.
  2. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Geez...that's a hard question....Hmmmmmmm. Lemme get back to you on this one. I mean if you asked something simple like define quantum mechanics or explain the universe that'd be a sinch...but choose how many diesels I'd buy with a set amount of that's hard.
  3. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    I would have to go for the really nice engine. I am strictly DC, have piles of engines, but only one with QSI sound. I would like to have a steamer with sound. Other than that, I am Blessed to have virtually everything else I would want. Either that, or I'm easy to please.

  4. 91rioja

    91rioja Member

    That's pretty easy. I'd go for two nice diesels with DCC and sound. Why? Well, I don't run steam first of all, and two is always better than one. For whatever reason, I tend to buy in pairs. The Norfolk and Western looks great running in pairs. Last purchase was 2 high hood GP-30's with DCC and sound; before that was 2 GP-35's with quick plugs (I've since then installed decoders).

    Well, that was an easy one. . .
  5. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    I would buy one really nice engine. I'm a firm believer in quality over quantity.
  6. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Four decent engines, I'm just getting back into the hobby plus it would give me something to tinker with...and I love to tinker with motors, gas engines and anything else mechanical or electrical.

    Just wish some of you guys with all the track planning and scenery know how would move up here to west MN so I could learn from your layouts!

  7. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Ok...I've decided. I'd take the two nice diesels. Why? I like to buy them in pairs anyway and hook multiple company/units up. We see it all the time around here as I'm sure most do anywhere in the country. And right now, I can't afford the high end Nscale with sound and DCC.
  8. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Actually none of the above gets my vote.I have more very nice locos now than I will ever need.

    What I would spend that money on is more buildings and vehicles and scenery materials.
  9. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I've given this a lot of thought, and I guess it's really a no-brainer. I've got lots of cheap engines I bought new, LL, Bachmann and stuff I've picked up at a train show that looked like it went through every war ever fought. I've got a lot of "nice" engines, Riverossi, Trix, Atlas, but nothing I'd be bragging about like I would if I had one great, top-of-the-line, exquisitely detailed most expensive N scale my piggy bank could afford. Steam or diesel on my layout? Who cares, I'd probably be afraid to take it out of the case and run that sucker anyway....:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  10. kitsune

    kitsune Member




    There's no point in having tons of junk. And once you get quality, you'll never regret having it.
  11. Twiget

    Twiget Member

    Yep have to agree. Go for the one great locomotive. Ill take quality over quantity any time.
  12. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    I'm on a self imposed moritorium as far as rolling stock is concerned. Until I get the scenery and details under control, I would probably leave that money in the piggy bank.
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Is Rivorrossi's Allegheny still on the market?
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I would go with the one really good engine too. I would choose to get a Tower 55 engine with DCC and Sound. I have been drooling over those awsome and sweet diesels for some time now and I want a few of them sooooooooooo bad. Great Question, I wish it was true!!
  15. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Me too! I just had to cancel my order for that HO Tower 55 DCC with sound because the extra money in my piggy bank suddenly needed to go in 15 other directions.
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    sign1 That kinda sucks, maybe it will work out next time?
  17. Illus

    Illus Member

    I guess it would depend on what I had to run it/them on. If I needed a set of engines to haul a heavy coal train to the top of the mountain, then 2 good DCC with sound, but if I just needed one nice passenger engine...
  18. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Hah! Not much chance of there being more in the piggybank than expected, so it's a good thing that I don't need anymore locomotives. Or freightcars, passenger cars, or really anything else. Maybe a few scratchbuilding supplies or detail parts, but nothin' major. I guess I must've spoiled myself earlier in life,:D and that's why there's no loot left in the piggybank.:)

  19. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    I would have to go with the one really good locomotive.... always go for a quality item if you can afford to do so, and later on you'll have no regrets.

  20. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    I'm with Jim Krause on this one, I'd leave the money in the piggybank for now. However if you really twisted my arm, I'd go for a pair of really nice diesels.

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