NYC ALCO FA / FB Units

NYC ALCO FA / FB Units
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Train Show Finds

Greetings All,

My good buddy Engineer Ed and I recently attended a local Train Show. After scouring the show for good deals on items I could use for the N.Y.C.T.L. I made the following purchases.

Roundhouse New Haven 40' boxcar with the older script herald. This was new and and still in kit form in the box. Kadee #5 couplers and 33" metal wheels were added. Ever since I bought my first MRR magazine with John Pryke's New Haven on the cover I've been a big fan of this road.
 PRR 40' boxcar. manufacturer unknown at this time. This car came equipped with Kades and I added metal wheels.
PRR 50' boxcar with Railway Express Agency lettering. This is a Roundhouse product. Kadee #5s added.   
Roundhouse 50' PRR boxcar with REA lettering and a PRR 40' boxcar from unknown manufacturer in service on a mail and express train.
Accurail WM ACF Covered Hopper. Came with metal wheels but needed new couplers.
 D.T.&IAthearn BB 50' Gondola. Came with horn hook couplers and original wheels. Added Kadee #27 under set shank couplers.
WM Athearn BB 50' gondola. Came with horn hook couplers and original wheels. Added Kadee #27 under set shank couplers.
 B&O Athearn 50' Gondola. Came with horn hook couplers and original wheels. Added Kadee #27 under set shank couplers.
The three gondolas and the green PRR 50' boxcar came as a 4 for $15.00 package deal.  
The highlight of my purchases was an Atheran BB Chessie System bay window caboose. After cleaning the car I found it was a pretty accurate model of the prototype so I painted the ends silver to match the 1:1 scale counterpart.
 The 1/87th gang has assembled at the paint shop to check out this cool looking caboose. B&O 903010 will be a welcome addition to my youngest son's B&O fleet.
 Prototype and model. Not bad!
Another Evans 5100cf RBL boxcar from Scale Trains dot com was purchased at the train show from my LHS who had a nice corner set up for their wares. 
The new one will fit in very nicely with the second one below that my youngest son received for Christmas. His Chessie System / B&O fleet did very well at the Train show with addition of this car, the gondola, the two WM cars and the bay window cabose.
Here is B&O 903010 passing North Side Yard. I added window glazing. The caboose came equipped with Kadee #5s.

Thanks for reading!

6 comments:

  1. An excellent haul! Nice job matching B&O caboose #903010 with it prototype!

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  2. Train shows are really fun! I would guess the PRR PS-1 is either 1990s Walthers or maybe Front Range. Congrats on the caboose!

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    1. Thanks John! I googled Walthers 40' boxcars and I believe you've hit the nail on the head. Thanks for the info!

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  3. Nice to see the new acquisitions to the N.Y.C.T.L.! I'm sure the revenue produced will add to the bottom line. Glad Engineer Ed enjoyed the show as well!

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    1. Thanks Sir Neal! N.Y.C.T.L. is proud to report all cars are in service and generating revenue except the caboose which is a good looking conductor conveyance.

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