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Posted by tbdanny on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 5:01 AM

Well, here's my fleet:

The steamers first;


There is one loco missing from this photo - my new N scale Shay.

And now the diesels.  The NW2 is a Kato unit with a custom paint job, and the RS-2 is a Walthers unit also with a custom paint job;

 

 

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Posted by Kiwigerd on Thursday, February 18, 2010 6:43 PM

Here's my 2 cents: 

I had started a new N scale layout in 2008. It is a fairly oldfashioned analogue style thing, and is set in the Nortwest in the mid 70ies.

Having said this I must admit that my roster splits in 2 parts: my display cases house about 100 models, from a 0-6-0 to Big Boy, and from NW2 and FT to MP15DC and SD60M. (The collection ends at about 1990). Of course with suitable cars or trains where possible - it is the result of a 30 year plus career of a collector.

Part 2 is the working roster on the layout. This is all made up with Diesels of the first and second generation although once in a while a local club is deciding to run one of the steamers with a fan excursion train.

The working roster s fairly small. All my trains need double heading out of necessity, steep grades and sharp bends limit the towing power of most diesels to 6 or 7 40 footers only. And the roster is:

GN 576 SD9 nearly always coupled to GN 582 SD9, both from Atlas and in sky blue. They move the big freight train.

For the local: BN  4082 RS-3 coupled to NP 860 RS-3  both Atlas.

For the commuters: 4 Overton SP passenger cars drawn by H24-66 4802 SP.

Long haul passenger trains are a short version of the Emperor (6 heavyweights) headed by a Life-like built set of FAs in ABA formation or the more contemporary Amtrak version with 8 double decker cars behind 2 F40PH (381 and 229).

Switching is done by GN 98 - a Life-like model of a SW8 supported by SP 4627 - the same of its kind. (Reason for the double switcher is that me tenderfoot made a serious design mistake - my yard lead is too short, thus longer trains have to be moved out to the main, that in turn is immediately going up at a 2.5 in 100 grade). It is allowed to laugh now - after my learnt lessions I'll do my next layout much better, but I have come to find that this situation makes for some quite interesting switching manoeuvres and so I let it be for some time now.   

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Posted by AzBaja on Thursday, February 18, 2010 8:14 PM

 

1407 Gila Springs & Mesquite Alco RS-111407 Gila Springs & Mesquite Alco RS-11

 1402 Gila Springs & Mesquite Alco RS-11 (N-Scale)

1402 Gila Springs & Mesquite Alco RS-11

 9636 GS&M Alco C-630

9636 GS&M Alco C-630

 6208 GS&M EMD GP38

6208 GS&M EMD GP38

 

The GS&M roster also includes some GP9s, SD9s, and some SD40 as well as some GP38-2's.  In pretend land the GS&M rents a few EMD SD50's from the UTAH BELT.

 Eric
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Posted by pathvet9 on Friday, February 19, 2010 10:16 AM

Eric - that first pic of 1402 looks like the real deal!! Is there a GS&M road actually?   Confused

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Posted by NellsChoo on Friday, February 19, 2010 11:01 AM

           N SCALE ENGINES
MANUFACTURER ROAD RD # STYLE
ATLAS BAR 62 GP7
ATLAS B&M 1508 RS3
ATLAS B&M 1559 GP7
ATLAS B&M 1733 GP9
ATLAS B&M 310 GP40-2
ATLAS B&M 205 GP38-2
ATHEARN B&M 1389 2-6-0
BACHMANN B&M 2360 2-8-0 CONSOLIDATION
BROADWAY LTD B&M 3810 E7A W/SOUND
LIFE LIKE B&M 806 SW8
LIFE LIKE B&M 804 SW8
LIFE LIKE B&M 1231 SW9
LIFE LIKE B&M 1504 RS2
LIFE LIKE B&M 3813 E7A
INTERMOUNTAIN B&M 4201 FT A/B
WALTHERS B&M 620 USRA 0-8-0
KATO BUDD DEMO **** RDC1
ATLAS CSX 2717 GP38-2
ATLAS GREEN MOUNTAIN 405 RS1
ATLAS GRS/MEC 312 GP40
ATLAS GRS/MEC 310 GP40
ATLAS GRC/MEC 280 U23B
ATLAS GRS/ST 14 GP7
ATLAS GRS/ST 16 GP7
ATLAS GRS/ST 214 GP35
ATLAS GRS/ST 614 SD35
ATLAS GRS/ST 619 SD26
ATLAS GRS/ST 621 SD26
ATLAS HOUSATONIC 3601 GP35
ATLAS MEC 565 GP7
ATLAS MEC 260 GP38
ATLAS MEC 261 GP38
ATLAS MEC 801 RS11
INTERMOUNTAIN MEC 672 F3A
ATLAS NECR 9528 GP38
ATLAS NECR 3844 GP38
ATLAS NS 3982 B23-7
BACHMANN UNDEC **** DOODLEBUG

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Posted by CadizRRfan on Friday, February 19, 2010 11:01 AM

Freight roster

two 4-6-0, two 2-6-2T, two 2-6-2, four 2-6-0

 

Passenger

 4-4-0 Richmond, three 4-4-2, two 2-6-0, two 4-6-0, one railbus

 

Switching

 0-4-0T, two 0-4-0, two 0-6-0

 
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Posted by CadizRRfan on Friday, February 19, 2010 11:06 AM

 And seeing those realllly big rosters... my wife is a lot less mad Whistling

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Posted by AzBaja on Friday, February 19, 2010 9:44 PM

1402 is a "N"-scale Atlas engine...You talking about the picture of RS-11 1407?

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Posted by pathvet9 on Sunday, February 21, 2010 10:39 AM

Sign - Oops  Yes, I meant the RS-11 1407. I was reading the wrong caption. Where is that 1407 taken from? And where is the GS&M RR?

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Posted by dgwinup on Friday, February 26, 2010 4:28 PM

Sorry, had to go back 7 pages to resurrect this thread!

A picture of my locomotive roster:

Not making it into the picture were an Athearn Big Boy, two Con-Cor PA1's and my original Atlas 0-4-0.  There are 4 or 5 dummy locos in the picture.  Only a handful have decoders in them which is why my plans to convert to DCC are so long term. 

I have plans to do the same thing for my passenger and freight rolling stock but it will take me some time to build up the courage to do it.

After going through all of these, I've decided that I'll probably sell off some of them.  There's just too many!  (Never thought I'd hear myself say that, or even ADMIT to it!)

In the meantime, I'm hiding this photo from my wife.

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Posted by peterjenkinson1956 on Friday, February 26, 2010 5:30 PM

i have close to 70 locos   i had over 100 however i got rid of lots..  bachmann etc

i have mainly eastern roads   with some bnsf  up etc  i tend to build up trains   i may see a train in the trains magazine and buy 4 x mrl locos and make up the train  all of the diesels are modern

i also have 5 x broadway steamers and a hornby flying scotsman

 

i have 550 - 600 items of rolling stock or more  plus 7 x 30 car coal trains

 

sorry still not worked out how to down load photos...  however if you send me a message i will email you photos of my 20 x 30  layout

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Posted by tarnett on Friday, February 26, 2010 7:31 PM

No photos but here is my list. 

Regards,

 Todd Arnett

Road Road # Make Manufacturer Notes
NW 534 GP30 Atlas  
NW 549 GP30 Atlas  
NW 611 Class J Bachmann Spect.  
NW 1218 Class A BLI  
NW 1334 GP40 Atlas  
NW 1338 GP40 Atlas  
NW 1339 GP40 Atlas Updated Decoder
NW 1350 GP40 Atlas Updated Decoder
NW 1362 GP40 Atlas Updated Decoder
NS 1369 GP40 Atlas Updated Decoder
NS 1388 GP40 Atlas Updated Decoder
NW 1505 SD35 Atlas Updated Decoder
NW 1510 SD35 Atlas Updated Decoder
NW 1513 SD35 Atlas Updated Decoder
NW 1520 SD35 Atlas Updated Decoder
NW 1521 SD35 Atlas Updated Decoder
NW 1626 SD40-2 Athearn  
NW 1627 SD40-2 Athearn  
NW 1629 SD40-2 Athearn  
NW 1632 SD40-2 Athearn Not Yet Complete
NW 1635 SD40-2 Athearn  
NW 1776 SD45 Athearn  
NW 1792 SD45 Athearn  
NW 1795 SD45 Athearn  
NW 1797 SD45 Athearn  
NW 1800 SD45 Athearn Not Yet Complete
NW 1804 SD45 Athearn  
NW 2290 SW1500 Athearn  
NS 3214 SD40-2 Athearn  
NS 3218 SD40-2 Athearn  
NS 3234 SD40-2 Athearn  
SRR 3235 SD40-2 Athearn  
SRR 3241 SD40-2 Athearn  
NS 6696 SD60 Athearn  
CR 6765 SD60 Proto 2000  
NW 8001 U30C Atlas  
NW 8008 C30-7 Atlas  
NW 8019 C30-7 Atlas Not Yet Complete
NW 8025 C30-7 Atlas  
NW 8072 C30-7 Atlas  
NW 8505 C36-7 Atlas  
NS 8712 D8-40C Atlas  
NS 9720 RP-E4D Slug Overland  
NS 9736 RP-E4D Slug Overland  

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Posted by UncBob on Friday, February 26, 2010 8:34 PM

 As I posted the link to my ME&O running stock is in my sig

 

But here are my Display Only engines 

 

 

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Posted by Mustangs_n_Trains on Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:54 AM

Hi All!

Just joined and saw this thread and thought I would post. It may be too old of a thread as it was from the beginning of 2010, but here goes anyway. I have a very large roster, if you will. Most of it is not photographed and that which, they are nearly all individual photos. I collect mostly the early Mantua, Varney and some Penn Line steam locomotives. I also collect New Haven McGunnis era diesels.

Here is a sample:

 

I buy and sell HO trains all the time and that is how I afford to pay for my own collection. I have a ton more pictures of trains and my Mustangs if anyone cares to look:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9977705@N05/sets/

Anyone is welcome to comment or ask me any questions.

Thanks for allowing me to share!

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Posted by nssd70m on Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:57 AM

Here is 90% of my roster, the other 10% are under construction. Earl...        

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Posted by PRRT1MAN on Sunday, March 27, 2011 6:24 AM

Here are some of mine:

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Posted by Medina1128 on Sunday, March 27, 2011 10:20 AM

Driline

 She's not much to look at, but boy does she run good! You just can't beat a Good Bachmann SpectrumSmile

 

LOL! That's what you get for letting the grandkids run it like a slot car!

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Posted by UncBob on Sunday, March 27, 2011 6:37 PM

Revamped my web site and locomotive roster

Several went into the display case

Current engines are at

http://bandb3536.com/meo/engines.htm

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Posted by Texas Zepher on Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:31 PM

Everytime this thread surfaces I post the latest additions...  This last week I've only got three additions:
Found a clearance on NYC 20th Century Limited Power:

A set of Stewart-Kato F3s in Northern Pacific

And just won on e-bay (haven't even paid for yet)  a Proto-2000 E8 in Santa Fe

I plan to steal the NYC E7A power/sound chassis, paint the trucks aluminum and swap it out into the Santa Fe body.

That will give me a NYC ABBA set for my 20th Century.  The Santa Fe E8 for train #190.    Looks like I'll have a soundless NYC E7A on the surplus market. 

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Posted by steamage on Sunday, March 27, 2011 9:55 PM

Two Proto 2000, GP's and a 30 year old brass Baldwin for local work.

Athearn F-7, A&B,  and SD-9 make up the Chatsworth Turn

These are some of my favorite diesels.

 

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Posted by The weiner man on Saturday, April 9, 2011 8:02 PM

my roster? simple.

1: a bachmann nyc 0-6-0

2: a life-like b&o 0-4-0

3: an SP bloddy nose sw1500

4: a bachmann doodlebug (1997)

5: IHC mogul western maryland

6: a Bachmann climax (three-truck)

7: a tyco super 630 chessie system

8: an ancient f-unit (not a clue to the manufacturer.)

see a pattern in manufacturers? yeah. i lean ALOT towards bachmannCool

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Posted by Svein on Sunday, April 10, 2011 10:17 AM

Content removed due to a completely frak'ed up and incompetent Kalmbach customer service.

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Posted by green_elite_cab on Sunday, April 10, 2011 10:46 AM

This is just my fleet of electrics.  I have 34 Diesels, and two Steam engines, but they're boring!

Electric Locomotives

Acela Power car

Amtrak 2006
Acela Power car Amtrak 2007
AEM7 Amtrak 907
AEM7 Amtrak 908
AEM7 Amtrak 911
AEM7 Amtrak 914
AEM7 Amtrak 921
AEM7-AC Amtrak 948 Current kit-bash project
E60CH Amtrak 968
E60CH Amtrak 971
E60MA Amtrak 610 Last locomotive to pull the Broadway Limited
GG1 Amtrak 917
HHP8 Amtrak 664
E33 Conrail 4603
E33 Conrail 4608 Repainted to match prototype.
E44A Conrail 4456 Earliest E44A painted blue (#4414 was first blue E44)
E44A Conrail 4457 Penn Central Patch job
E44A Conrail 4465 PRR Patch, Last Surviving E44
GG1 NJ DOT 4876 Fell into basement of Union station, survived to NJ Transit
ALP44 NJ Transit 4405 one of the last surviving ALP44s
ALP46 NJ Transit 4628 Last in class
ALP46A NJ Transit 4651
E60CH NJ Transit 958 Last surviving "original" E60. Amtrak 603 is an E60MA
GG1 PRR 4905
AEM7 SEPTA 2305

Electric Multiple Units
Type Railroad # of Units Notes
Metroliner Amtrak / Penn Central 8 Being rebuilt to rebuilt to represent variety
Arrow III Single Unit NJ DOT 1 IHP
Arrow III Married Pair NJ DOT 14 IHP
PATCO-1Married Pair Port Authority Transportation Co. 2 IHP
Silverliner II PRR 2 Gem Brass
Silverliner III SEPTA / Penn Central 3 painted in late 70s/ early 80s SEPTA scheme, IHP
Silverliner IV Single SEPTA / Reading Company 1 late 70s SEPTA scheme, IHP

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Posted by ns3010 on Sunday, April 10, 2011 1:50 PM

I think I already shared my roster a few pages back, but here it is in photo form:

Right track: New Jersey Transit PL42AC 4007

Left track, Tri State Rail locomotives from front to back: 3GS21B 1002, GP9m 1201, GP40-3 4004 (Conrail heritage unit), GP50-3 4300

Here's what I have planned to add to the roster: NJT GP40PH-2B 4213, MNCW F40PH-2CAT 4908, TSTR locomotives- C40-8s 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, GP40-3 4005, GP50-3 4303.
After those, I will add to the roster as I see fit.

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Posted by The weiner man on Friday, April 15, 2011 9:26 PM

 pennsylvania railroad heaven..... *smacks self* i hate amtrak. i don't know why but i do. not to offend anyone

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Posted by chuck2518976 on Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:21 PM

Here's what I got:

3 Amtrak HHP-8

 7 Amtrak AEM-7 Phase V (repainted from other roads or previous Amtrak schemes)

7 Amtrak P42DC Phase V

3 Amtrak Metroliner Cab Cars (scratchbuilt from Bachmann Metroliners, repainted in Phase IV scheme)

2 SEPTA AEM-7

2 NJ Transit ALP-44

2 SEPTA Silverliner IV single MU cars (IHP Express Kits-Powered)

3 NJ Transit Arrow III single MU cars (Island Modelworks-Powered)

4 SEPTA Silverliner IV single MU cars (scratchbuilt using Budd RDC motors/frames with OK Streamliners metal Silverliner IV shells)

25 or so Amtrak Bachmann Amfleet I coaches/cafes Phase V

13 NJ Transit Comet VI Bi-Level Coaches/Cabs

2 NJ Transit ALP-46

8 Amtrak Viewliner Sleepers Phase IV

6-8 assorted Amtrak Baggage and Diner Cars Phase IV

9 SEPTA Horizon Fleet Coaches/Cabs

3 SEPTA Comet III Coaches

3 Amtrak Amfleet II Lounge Cars

3 NJ Transit PL42AC powered kits from Island Modelworks

25 or so assorted modern freight cars

14 MSW 89' flat cars

1 Norfolk Southern SD80MAC

2 CSX AC4400 YN2/YN3

30 Amtrak/CSX 40' Outside Braced ballast hoppers

2 Amtrak GP38-2 Phase V (custom painted)

2 CSX AC6000

1 Norfolk Southern GP38-2

1 CSX Dash 8-40CW YN2

1 CSX Dash 8-40C YN2

1 CSX SD50 YN3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by B&O1952 on Friday, May 20, 2011 9:08 PM

I'm just a little late on this post but here's a look at half of our steam roster. This is the site of our future roundhouse. There used to be an old Bowser turntable here, but it wasn't big enough for our biggest steamers so we replaced it with a Walthers 130' TT. what you see is from top to bottom: IHC Erie mogul, BLI Erie heavy mikado, MTH NYC mohawk, Bachmann PM berkshire, 2 P2K C&O Kanawas, 2 BLI PRR mountains, Rivarossi C&O allegheny, 2 Rivarossi B&O Big Sixes, MTH Erie Triplex, BLI PRR 4-4-4-4, Bachmann B&O consolidation, Bachmann PRR K4, Precision brass B&O Q4, and a Precision Craft Reading T1 painted for the Chessie Steam Speciafuture roundhousel on the turntable.                                        

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Posted by Curt Webb on Friday, May 20, 2011 9:33 PM

Here is what I have (all in PRR livery):

Diesel

Proto 2000 E7 A/B

BLI E7 A/B

Proto 2000 PA/PB

Proto 2000 H10-44

Genesis FP-7 A/B

Steam

Spectrum 4-4-0

Spectrum K4s (2)

BLI 2-10-0

BLI 4-8-2

BLI 2-10-4

Curt Webb

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Posted by Texas Zepher on Friday, May 20, 2011 10:26 PM

Wow this came up again.  Since my last post I got.  Two Marx switch engines, the tiny 4 wheeled ones from the late 1950s.  Two Stewart F3s (CB&Q),  Stewart  F7 AB set (undec),  a Stewart AB FT set (GN), A Proto-2000 F3 AB set (RI), and my very first BlueLine - a D&RGW SD7.    Sorry no pictures this time.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 23, 2011 10:40 PM

B&O1952

 There used to be an old Bowser turntable here, but it wasn't big enough for our biggest steamers so we replaced it with a Walthers 130' TT.

I am guessing this is the earlier version of the Walthers 130' TT.  I have had an order in for the DCC version for almost one year now....it will be a year in August and that is the projected shipping date .  Goodness, what a delay...Walthers had a problem with the electronics of the first DCC ones, so I guess it is taking awhile to correct the issue....but one year, wow!

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