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Fingers crossed, first new road loco in something like 8 years

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Fingers crossed, first new road loco in something like 8 years
Posted by rrinker on Friday, July 10, 2020 11:52 PM

First order from Trainworld, too. Hopefully they actually have it in stock. Funny thing is, last loco I bought new was an Athearn model of the same loco (different number). Has to be at least 8 years ago I got that, probably more like 9)

Road loco, because it was only like 2 years ago I got the Walthers Plymouth.

 No guesses, it's an RS3, of course. One of the new Atlas ones with Loksound, they have a v5 decoder in them. Still need to modify the horns as they come with single note honkers on the hoods like always, but somewhere in my parts supply I have a couple of the Cal Scale M-3RT1s. 

 Otherwise, this one will be ready for service, unlike the stack of undec Atlas/Kato ones I have that need to be painted and get decoders installed in. Assuming Trainworld actually has it in stock and I get the darn thing.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:04 AM

rrinker
Assuming Trainworld actually has it in stock and I get the darn thing.

I have my fingers crossed for you.

Good luck!

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:13 AM

Hi Randy,

I hope you get your locomotive as ordered. Sounds like a great unit. Can't beat Atlas or Locsound!

I hope you realize that it is going to be a distraction. Your going to start laying track and doing wiring much sooner than you had likely planned just so you can play with it!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughThumbs Up

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Posted by rrebell on Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:39 AM

Never had a problem with train world.

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Posted by Doughless on Monday, July 13, 2020 4:07 PM

I'm sure its Pandemic related and being located in NYC, but TW has a lot of things on Taking Backorders.

The problem is that there have been several ebay onliners that have received, listed freely unspoken for inventory, and sold out of that inventory before TW has even had it available. 

Even though the due dates have passed, its not like the producers have delayed shipment because other retailers have received inventory and sold out already.

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Posted by rrinker on Monday, July 13, 2020 7:09 PM

 I picked the option to cancel the order if the item was backordered....

It shipped today!

Yay! More RS3's for me!

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Posted by Doughless on Monday, July 13, 2020 7:48 PM

A satisfied customer.

Trainworld shows Atlas RS3's in stock and ready for adding to cart.  I've seen other sellers load product into inventory and sell out items TW hasn't ever come off of Backorder status.

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Posted by kasskaboose on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:57 AM

Wishing for getting what you want.  

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:11 AM

 Arrived today - it's very nice. I still have to change out the horns, and add drip rails. It's Loksound v5, sound is incredible. Already changed the horn to the correct one - it's in the sound file, just have to change CV163 to 7 for the Nathan M3. Did take a big of puzzling to discover they screwed the loco to the plastic frame in the package, but that certainly kept it secure without any damage. 

 New toy! too bad all I can do at present is run it back and forth on a piece of flex track.

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:27 PM

rrinker
 Arrived today - it's very nice.

Hi Randy,

I'm glad you are happy!!

Now, put the thing down and go back to building your layout!!!DevilSmile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaugh

Just kidding! I'm quite sure that you are capable of setting your own priorities!Thumbs Up If you want to play with it then do so!Laugh

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 17, 2020 1:58 AM

rrinker
too bad all I can do at present is run it back and forth on a piece of flex track

That is more than I can do right now.

I am happy for you. It sounds great.

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Posted by kasskaboose on Friday, July 17, 2020 11:27 AM

You now have a tangible goal and now need to build the layout around it.  Some might say you put the proverbial cart before the horse but whatever.  The loco can serve as your end-goal.

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Posted by rrinker on Friday, July 17, 2020 9:01 PM

 If this loco is the cart before the horse, what about the other 17 operable and about as many backlog (most of them undec models that need decoders and painting, and a couple that need some work) of shopped locos? Laugh

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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:34 AM

rrinker
 If this loco is the cart before the horse, what about the other 17 operable and about as many backlog (most of them undec models that need decoders and painting, and a couple that need some work) of shopped locos?

Like I said, work on the layout! You have to have a layout to run trains! You can't run several locos and consists on your test track all at the same time. Once the layout is operable you may decide to intersperse locomotive work with layout work, but don't get stuck in the 'plywood paradice' conundrum.

My 2 Cents

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Posted by rrinker on Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:57 PM

 Looks like I may add another one to the undec stack. Came across another Atlas/Kato on ebay so I tossed in a bid and so far no one's topped it, less than an hour to go.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:07 PM

Happy for you.

I love getting stuff I purchased in the mail.  It's like getting your own Christmas present.

Can you post a picture of it here Randy.  Quite curious to see what it looks like.

 

 

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Posted by rrinker on Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:11 PM

 Didn't win the undec one, outbid with 3 seconds left. No worries, I have 6 others to finish.

 The Atlas one with sound - not my video but this is it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVELQeduPzY

Skip to 4:45 if you just want to hear it start up and run instead of hearing the guy blabber on. Also some people need to learn to hold the phone the right way when making videos...

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:23 PM

Hi Randy,

You are right. The guy talks too much. Oh well.

I have a question. What is the proper pronunciation for 'Reading'? Is it "Reeding" as in "...reading a book..."or "Redding" as in "...bedding..."?

Thanks,

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, July 20, 2020 12:31 AM

rrinker
Also some people need to learn to hold the phone the right way when making videos...

Dear heaven yes! I am so sick of that.

On Interstate 75, about three or four years ago, a few billboards were installed that way, vertical instead of horizontal. The thinking was that the cell phone generation would think they looked correct. They all came down about a year or two later.

hon30critter
I have a question. What is the proper pronunciation for 'Reading'? Is it "Reeding" as in "...reading a book..."or "Redding" as in "...bedding..."?

It is correctly pronounced so that it rhymes with BEDDING, but everyone that plays Monopoly pronounces it the other way.

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, July 20, 2020 12:49 AM

SeeYou190
It is correctly pronounced so that it rhymes with BEDDING, but everyone that plays Monopoly pronounces it the other way.

Thanks Kevin,

And I thought the English had funny pronunciations!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaugh

Cheers!!

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, July 20, 2020 6:38 AM

My curiosity of the RS-3 got the best of me after my third cup of coffee this morning.

I had to dig through my stacks of locomotives to see if I had one.

I guess I do! Smile, Wink & Grin

 

 

TF

 

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Posted by rrinker on Monday, July 20, 2020 8:22 AM

hon30critter

 

 
SeeYou190
It is correctly pronounced so that it rhymes with BEDDING, but everyone that plays Monopoly pronounces it the other way.

 

Thanks Kevin,

And I thought the English had funny pronunciations!Smile, Wink & GrinLaughLaughLaugh

Cheers!!

Dave

 

 Joke's on your English forebearers - Reading is a town in England, we're just named after it. Had a big ceremony after WWII where the Lord Mayor of Reading, England came and met with the officials from the city of Reading, PA. 

 If anyone is nuts, it's those silly Californians who named their town Redding. Laugh

 Note that 3 of the railroads in Monopoly are real, guess they couldn't think of another. Eventually the PRR and Reading combined forces to Atlantic City and formed the PRSL, Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Line. Saved a lot of redundancy as they had many miles of parallel track.   

 Everyone I know that plays Monopoly says it the right way. But we're all from around here. Though the Reading didn't reach my home town. Had to go to the next city over to catch a train on Reading track.                                     

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, July 20, 2020 8:26 AM

rrinker
Note that 3 of the railroads in Monopoly are real, guess they couldn't think of another.

I am a Monopoly fanatic and expert, and I still do not know how "Short Line" made it onto the board. I believe every other named element on the board is based upon actuality.

What also puzzles me is that all the railroads have the same value, so how can something as humble as the "Short Line" be as valuable as the PENNSYLVANIA, READING, or the BALTIMORE AND OHIO?

I read once that NEW YORK CENTRAL was considered, but there was thought it would cause confusion with the gold "New York Avenue" property. That is 100% rubbish, because there is also a green "Pennsylvania Avenue", and no confusion.

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Posted by rrinker on Monday, July 20, 2020 8:35 AM

 All the real ones served Atlantic City (B&O indirectly through their majority ownership of the CNJ). I just saw an article that the game designers were thinking of a local interurban line, the Shore Fast Line in mind, but it somehow morphed into Short Line. There weren't 4 'big' railroads serving Atlantic City, so they couldn't just throw on a random one like NYC, but then they eneded up doing just that.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, July 20, 2020 8:42 AM

I would be happier with the game if it included both the CENTRAL OF NEW JERSEY and the BALTIMORE AND OHIO rather than the "Short Line".

I guess my inner train nerd will not ever be suppressed when I play Monopoly. I never buy the railroads anyway, unless I see another player collecting them and I can use it for a property trade.

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Posted by Billwiz on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:46 AM

hon30critter

Hi Randy,

You are right. The guy talks too much. Oh well.

I have a question. What is the proper pronunciation for 'Reading'? Is it "Reeding" as in "...reading a book..."or "Redding" as in "...bedding..."?

Thanks,

Dave

 

 

Years ago I lived outside of Reading, with a Reading post office address.  I won a door prize at a Greenburg train show.  When they announced my name, they pronounced it like "Reeding".  One of the Kalmbach folks leaned over and said "it's pronounced redding, like the Reading Railroad."

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Posted by rrinker on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:44 AM

 Considering for a few years they did the Greenburg show IN Reading...

Was there a few times with the RCT&HS modular layout on display. Also the Hi-Rail group that had a duck in a wash tub sitting under the layout - a real "duck under" (plastic duck though, not a real quacking one)

 Alas, the owners also own the expo center in Oaks and shut down the Reading one in favor of the Oaks location, which is absolutely annoying to get to. Haven't been to the Greenburg event since.

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Posted by Billwiz on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:12 AM

The first train show at Oaks was incredibly annoying - backed up traffic for hours.  They've done a better job recently, changing the traffic flow into the Expo center.

 

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