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Modeling the Lehigh Valley, Pt.2
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« Reply #80 on: May 31st, 2012, 5:53pm »
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I have notivced several of you are into or getting in N Scale.
 
I had planned on building a substantial layout in N and began to collect equipment starting about 10 years ago for a Lehigh Valley, Erie Lackawanna, D&H type N scale layout. Various circumstances have changed this plan and I am looking to sell off the n scale I have accumulated.
 
Email me at hicountry_14223@yahoo.com if interested, I have about 15 Lehigh Engines, maybe 30 EL and 10 D&H along with a few others. Probably 300 + freight cars, plus caboses, passenger cars and even some track and structures.
 
I am not looking to make a killing on the stuff but am not giving it away either, I have no rush or timeline to sell, I would rathr strike good deals for me and a buyer and get the stuff into hands that will use ande appreciate it. I have no interest in messing with the debacle that ebay and paypal have become so the more I can get into the hands of Lehigh, D&H and EL buffs without ebay the better for all of us.
 
Gary Merrifield
 
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« Reply #81 on: Jun 13th, 2012, 9:08pm »
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Just couldn't resist doing this and posting it here, since my layout is freelance Northeastern themed....

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« Reply #82 on: Jun 28th, 2012, 9:07pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2012, 9:08pm, photoman475 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Just couldn't resist doing this and posting it here, since my layout is freelance Northeastern themed....
Well,since CR took over the LV,and a few GG1's did end up i NY after they were retired,hey,run with it,LOL!!


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« Reply #83 on: Jun 29th, 2012, 8:58am »
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There is a prototype for everything. While I was running pups, not big ALCO's....I did haul GG-1's over Lehigh Valley rails....on the G's way to Naporano Iron and Metals to be scraped.
 
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« Reply #84 on: Jul 6th, 2012, 9:09pm »
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I don't have any pups, so I had to make do with what I had on hand.  Pups are on the some day list, along with quite a few other things LV.  Oh well, just have to keep plugging away at it.
 
Have a good weekend, gents.


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« Reply #85 on: Jul 27th, 2012, 7:37am »
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Doubleheaded Lehigh Valley N1 mikes.
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« Reply #86 on: Aug 29th, 2012, 4:30pm »
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I finally put al my nscle stuff into an inventory spreadsheet. kato Unitrack and structures I still have left to do. There are 60 locomotives and over 300 cars, also about a decade of MR and RMC available too.
 
Email me at hicountry_14223@yahoo.com and I will ssend you the invventory.
 
I have plans away from home for the Labor day weekend so I might not get back to you till next week, first come first served.


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« Reply #87 on: Sep 16th, 2012, 3:49pm »
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Anybody have anything new going on with their layouts, power or rolling stock?  
 
After years of spine issues and resulting surgeries, I can no longer work. So to help kill boredom since I have always worked---I plan to build an LV based layout. Still not 100% sure on the exact setting of it, but am considering maybe Manchester-Geneva Jct or maybe Manchester west to Rochester Jct.  
 
Preferably HO scale but maybe N scale. I know some of you do N scale, like LV LOU. Questions: Is there really a big overall price difference between the two? Are N scale parts much harder to work with than HO? My hands don't always work the best because of my neck issues--which can affect the arms/hands. Lastly.......differences in realism. Are parts on power/rolling stock in proper proportion with each other? (Examples: Handrails, brake wheels, etc.) I'm a huge stickler on this. I am looking for info like this on here, there's just quite a few threads to sift through.
 
Thanks in advance for any answers!
 
Charlie
 


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« Reply #88 on: Sep 18th, 2012, 11:32am »
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Hi Charlie,
 
 I modeled HO for a long time and recently jumped into N scale due to space limitations and two children. Overall, HO has more out there and I would probably has the edge as far as realism. However, I have been very impressed swith N Scale and how they have truly created realistic engines and rolling stock namely companies like Bluford Shops, Eastern Seaboard Models, Exact Rail, etc. Atlas makes nice engines but they rolling stock is not as prototypical. Bachmann came out with a pretty nice N5G caboose which can work for making your own caboose fleet.  
 
As far as Valley items in N Scale, Exact Rail did 6 of the white covered hoppers, Eastern Seaboard did 3 50's white box cars, Micro Trains has 2 of the Green 40's box cars, 1 flat and the old 34' composite hoppers other than that, not a whole lot of rolling stock. I model the Reading too so there is about that same out there. There are some folks out there that do make spectacular custom made engines and cabooses.
 
As far as maintainence, HO has the upper edge. Hope this helps


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« Reply #89 on: Sep 18th, 2012, 3:48pm »
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Don't forget the Walthers Alco PA and FA/FB also the FT (complete LV roster in FT), EMD SW8, etc. all in LV livery. Atlas also has the C420 in Yellow Jacket paint and the C628 in both Ice Box and Cornell Red.
 
Also Atlas offered the LV25000 series hoppers and MT a composite hopper. In fact, I have about 70 different LV freight cars and 10 different cabooses.
 
So there's lots of LV stuff in N scale
 
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« Reply #90 on: Sep 18th, 2012, 4:57pm »
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Thanks fellas, sounds like there is quite a bit of good quality products! I would prefer N scale only because I am limited on room, but still only in planning stages.  
 
Brian, great to see you back on here!  
 
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« Reply #91 on: Sep 18th, 2012, 8:09pm »
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There's also Intermountain (Box Cars, FT & F7 locomotives), Deluxe Innovations (Box Cars), check ebay for the Roundhouse Box Car set (4 car set), Squeak N Products (Caboose), Concor made a Black Diamond Set at one time and Bowser manufactured Hoppers at one time.

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« Reply #92 on: Sep 19th, 2012, 10:55am »
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There isn't much difference price-wise between HO and N these days. If you have issues with your hands and want to do fiddley stuff like adding fine details to rolling stock, you might be better off with HO than N. I have equipment in both scales, but I got into HO for modeling at the a club and N for a home layout. N is great for modeling big scenery and running longer trains in the same amount of space.
 
There's lots of LV equipment available in N. LV isn't my primary focus in N (PRR is), but I have a number of LV items, mostly purchased about 10 years ago:
 
Atlas 3170 LV 50707 PS-2 2 Bay Covered Hopper (4)
Atlas 31823 LV 50772 PS-2 2 Bay Covered Hopper (2)
Atlas 35141 LV 95620 42' Gondola
Atlas 35681 LV 95045 Caboose
Atlas 41172 LV 25135  55 Ton Fishbelly Hopper
Atlas 41173 LV 25222 55 Ton Fishbelly Hopper
Atlas 41502 LV 36150 40' Wood Reefer Car
Atlas UNK LV 271830 50' Box Car, Double Door
Deluxe Innovations 14080 LV 63267 AAR 40' Box Car
Deluxe Innovations 14080 LV 63671 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-01 LV 61303 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-02 LV 61387 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-03 LV 61430 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-04 LV 61478 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-05 LV 61526 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-06 LV 61559 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-07 LV 61644 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-08 LV 61695 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-09 LV 61712 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-10 LV 61768 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Intermountain 65722-11 LV 61801 1937 AAR 40' Box Car
Life Like 7977 LV 95067 Caboose
Life Like LV 1776 Bicentennial 'Spirit of 76' Caboose
Micro Trains 02000786 LV 62008 40' Standard Box Car, Single Door
Micro Trains 20126 LV 62545 40' Standard Box Car, Single Door (3)
Micro Trains 24020 LV 66205 40' Standard Box Car, Single Door w/o Roofwalk (2)
Micro Trains 43050 LV 79006 40' Dbl. Sheathed-Wood Box Car 'Automobile' (3)
Micro Trains 43510-1 LV 79000 40' Double-Sheathed Wood Box Car, 1 1/2 Door (Kadee)
Micro Trains 46380 LV 37048 50' Gondola, Fishbelly side, w/Drop Ends (2)
Micro Trains 57030 LV 14231 33' Twin Bay Hopper w/Load (9/92 issue, no boxes) (2)
Micro Trains 57032 LV 14154, LV 14231, LV 14500 33' Twin Bay Hoppers, Composite Sides, 3 Car Set (3)
Micro Trains 78040 LV 8505 50' Auto Box Car, Double Side Doors, End Door and Wood Roofwalk (3)
UNK (Yugoslavia) LV 25013 2 Bay Hopper w/ Micro Train couplers
 
Most of those are probably available on places like ebay if they aren't available new, especially the M-T cars.
 
For LV power I have a couple of custom paint GP38's, a GP18 and an FA.
 
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« Reply #93 on: Sep 19th, 2012, 1:00pm »
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Great stuff, and more than I thought with N scale. Henry, that's exactly it.........I'm not certain I would be able to work well with smaller and finer objects and not end up discouraged. I'm even considering a smaller diorama in HO. I do remember "LEHIGHVALLEE" working on a diorama of the Sayre Shops, which planted thoughts of a diorama of some kind as well. Oh, the decisions!
 
Thanks guys............I sure appreciate it!!
 
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« Reply #94 on: Sep 20th, 2012, 1:36pm »
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Charlie, if you are considering N Scale, email me at hicountry_14223@yahoo.com and I will send you a speadsheet of the n scal I have to sell. About 300 cars nad 60 engines plus also buildings, track and magazines. Henry got a bunch of stuff off me 2 weeks ago and can vouch that my stuff is in good shape at decent prices and I deal fairly.
 
Gary Merrifield....Bailey Colorado


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« Reply #95 on: Sep 20th, 2012, 4:36pm »
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Thanks Gary.........and I just sent you a PM.
 
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« Reply #96 on: Sep 20th, 2012, 9:44pm »
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 Charlie,if you're really a stickler for detail,N stuff looks really nice,but for real accuracy,of course,HO is gonna be better,it simply has to be,you just can't make an N railing correct size unless it's brass,even then,it's really delicate.Same for working on the stuff,it's just the way it obviously is.That said,my best thing I can say is,you model trains in HO,you model railroads in N.The scenery you can do in N is spectacular if you put the time into it,and you can't imagine running 80 car trains in a 12 X 12 room HO,I do it all day in N.As for stock/locomotives,there's a lot of LV equipment available in N,and also all the other RR's of the era.LV PA1's from Con Cor and Life Like,I think maybe Kato,too,C420 from Atlas in EVERY paint variation,C628 in ever variation,GP38 AC and -2,U23b,VO-1000 in as delivered and Cornell,all variations in GP9,RS11,and Life Like and Atlas have RS3's.Life Like has FA-1 and FA2 sets,Intermountain has FT/F7 ABBA sets,Life Like has all kinds of GP18's,GP38's and SW's,You could spend years just getting the stuff that is made,and new stuff comes out daily.Bachmann and Atlas just announced Alco S4's and S2's..At present,I pretty much have the entire roster covered except a few switchers and Baldwin 200..Oh yeah,ya can even get a GE44T if ya can paint..Or ya can pay somebody like me to do it,LOL!![Gotta post pics of my LV 44T one of these days..]

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« Reply #97 on: Sep 20th, 2012, 10:42pm »
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Thanks Lou! There is certainly a lot more than I imagined out there in N Scale---I certainly appreciate all the great feedback from everybody, oh and Lou----looking forward to seeing that 44 tonner!  
 
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on Sep 20th, 2012, 10:42pm, charlie6017 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks Lou! There is certainly a lot more than I imagined out there in N Scale---I certainly appreciate all the great feedback from everybody, oh and Lou----looking forward to seeing that 44 tonner!  
 
Charlie

 
Charlie,just to torment you,here's an N scale brass kit I built,it's smaller than your thumb,and soldered together.The actual locomotive is only a little bigger than one of the trucks in the pic,it's full of lead,and,[drumroll,please..] it has pulled SIXTY THREE CARS!!!...This particular 44T ran on the Laurel Line in Pittston.
 
 
 



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Lou, wow! Beautiful work......and amazing pulling capabilities! I have always found that paint scheme attractive on the Lackawanna--not crazy fancy, yet still nice looking. Thanks for sharing---I enjoy seeing all the craftsmanship!
 
Charlie
 


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