I am guessing I am not the only one that has this happen. Today like ever day I get to K-10 train I walk out with only parts and nothing cool. More Kadee # 5's couplers, Lights for the BL 2 engines, blub's for street light, lights for buildings, Proto 2000 33" wheels, glue, plactic rail joiners, center gears to fix old PK 2's BL 2's, Poly Fiber to make tress and a Athearn Caboose for $5.95. $75.00 later I walk out with 1 new rolling stock?
Is it just me or is that how other folks spend there funds as well?
Guess this is a lot like my first love HP Mopar cars. Car is the cheap part, the $ are in the details.
But on the bright side, have 122 cars that can make the rounds on the bench with no problems.
Cuda Ken spending more on parts than cars again.
I hate Rust
You're not the only one.
I walked out of my LHS on Saturday, with 3 foot track, turnouts, gravel, some detail parts, and "no" rolling stock! But it does make your layout look a bit better when you' re done with what you've bought.
I've done that also.
One day recently, I went to the LHS and bought $50 worth of detail parts for an Athearn locomotive - no new rolling stock. After getting home I began the detailing of my WC SD45. After I finished adding all the parts (plow, fore and aft drop steps, MU plug stands, ditch lights, MU and air hoses, lift rings, frame-mounted bell, fore and aft walkway chains, and sun shades), I showed the now super-detailed SD45 to my son. He said "It looks the same."
Ouch, that hurts.
Yep, I know the feeling. But at this point I am glad to my wife it looks the same. I am buying bulidings, rails and steam power now. Seems all GS-4's look's the same to her! One is a Daylight and other is a War Baby.
Guess she is color blind, fine with me!
I showed the SD45 to my wife, next to an old stock Athearn SDP40 and she said "It looks nice."
About a week later, she got stopped at a railroad crossing and "noticed" all the details I had added to the SD45 on the prototype. She called me at work and told me how much of a difference the added details made toward making my Athearn look prototypical.
Now she understands why I do the stuff I do.
Yes Ive done the same. But sometimes it's a total 180. I'll make a list of small items I need, and once im in the LHS, I'll totaly blow it off for some new rolling stock. Then I'll come home with MORE projects.
Funny, I haven't finished my Medusa cement because I need squadron putty for the silo seams, but I still managed to add some new Genisis and Atlas cars to the roster.