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  1. railfan

    The Boss gets lit up too!

    I am inside that caboose......wearing sunglasses. :cool:
  2. railfan

    What are turnouts so expensive?

    Since I use N scale maybe prices might be slightly less than, or same as HO for new turnouts (not sure). The very few brand new ones I bought were $12 to $18, but the $18 ones were remote controllable atlas type. AND.....AND....the real cool thing is I got most of my collection of 76 turnouts...
  3. railfan

    No layout? What is your favorite part of hobby?

    What if we DO have a layout? :confused::eek: With N scale, the trains can be almost realistically long. What's most fun for me is how similar the dynamics of a moving N scale train are to real trains. The couplers can only handle so many cars before they let go on tighter curves, so my limit is...
  4. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXIII

    I don't know if I'm still here, or but yeah. But I'm still here I guess. :)
  5. railfan

    Running Bear's Cofee Shop LI

    In the mysterious and nearly unknown small town where I live, there is large industrial plant which recently changed ownership from Rolls Royce to Siemens. Drove past there this morning to see they've built a brand new rail siding and are stock piling all kinds of materials, parts and supplies...
  6. railfan

    Running Bear's Cofee Shop LI

    Good to see you David..!
  7. railfan

    Running Bear's Cofee Shop LI

    Hey Guys, good to see familiar faces still here. Summer is going fast, but I have no control over that so no worries. Hope your trains are steady rolling. I got another 10+ year old kato dash-9 in stunning condition. It's a bnsf warbonnet. And I may snag a deal for another large haul of used...
  8. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLVII

    Thank you Louis. I'm trying to get a bunch more so I can assemble the worlds largest longest N scale power move...hee hee! Also have four good MRC DC powerpacks in case there's some way to slave them all together. Hope I don't trip the circuit breaker for my apartment, don't even know where it...
  9. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLVII

    Thanks Ken. Good to see you as well! Was thinking of maybe building a drone, but will probably get more model train items instead. :D
  10. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLVII

    Aha! I figured you would know and was hoping to hear from you. Thanks! :D
  11. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLVII

    I want to get a couple SD40-2. Most of my 31 locos are the modern GE 4400 HP series. With this new csx today now have fourteen of them.....all Katos. I have found Kato N scale engines to be the best and most trouble free. But even kato's aren't perfect. I have a previously owned one that the...
  12. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLVII

    You have a nice looking fleet yourself!
  13. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLVII

    Hello BigE, the engine sounds would be nice! I may get DCC some day......just using good old DC for now.
  14. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLVII

    Ohh wait! ha ha! Here is mine! :cool: :rolleyes:
  15. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLVII

    C44-9w Greetings coffee fans! I just acquired my fourth Kato N scale C44-9W! But this is my first C44-9W that is a CSX.....Whoa! :o I'm a bit stunned by how real it looks for N scale. :confused: :eek: Well darn it!!! I started looking real close at the trucks on this thing. These are...
  16. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLV

    I received my package of two brand new Kato N scale GE ES44AC locomotives yesterday noon, having placed the order only friday.....quick shipping! They are finished in the striking red, white and black canadian national livery.....which was the main attraction that compelled me to get them. They...
  17. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLV

    Hello Coffee shoppers! Where did the summer go? I'm freezing and it's only............mid November....:confused:.....already?......wow! Time's-a-flyin'.....he he! :cool:
  18. railfan

    Best engine for pulling power for 18" radius curves?

    The best engines for everything (in my humble opinion) including 18" curves, would be a set of two kato N scale ES44AC in the dramatic and stunning Canadian National livery. Of course, when 18" curves seem tight....this may indicate you are using HO scale.......not N. Hmmmm.....? You might try...
  19. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLIII

    Yeah I'm kind of afraid to use photobucket anymore. At least one major virus came with the package and takes over my google chrome browser. I just watched a video of the several steps to removing it. I'm going to see if my microsoft security essentials free anti-virus will remove it first...
  20. railfan

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop XLIII

    Hey There Folks, last night I went on Photobucket, was going to post a photo on a forum. Popup said I needed a Java update......I started that, then a flood of unwanted programs loaded themselves onto my computer....around 15 to 20. Kept getting popups where you can uncheck the boxes that...



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