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 Posted: Sat Sep 29th, 2012 07:49 am
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There was a note in the NKPHTS newsletter last month that Aristo-Craft were discounting their RS 3 G scale locos in the Nickel Plate livery.

I guess everyone in retail is struggling and they were looking for some turn over.

At US$266.40, I reckoned it to be a bargain.  Shipping and handling? US$71.30.  Total US$337.70.

Oz dollars - $320.69 on the VISA after rebates and allowances.  Not too bad.  :thumbs

My Australian NR was being built as a platform for me to try my hand with large scale sound decoders and after the debacle with the styrene and the glue, this has to be a worthy replacement.  I'm donating the NR to a local young NMRA member who is building a G scale layout.  He's already built a few wagons and this will be his opportunity to get some motive power.

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I placed the order on the 9th of this month and it arrived yesterday.

The scale is 1 : 29    track = 45mm  Gauge 1

It is DC (for the moment), with smoke and lights.  The panel forward of the horn lifts off to reveal the switches.  The two motors are hard coupled to the drive wheels inside the bogies, so I'm expecting there to be lots of room inside.

The trackwork is being painted for another photo stage.  The photo is another from my new Nikon.  It lost a bit in the upload, but the originals are crisp.

 The interesting thing about the RS series diesels is that they were introduced right on the heels of steam and so were designed to be driven with the long part of the body forward - like their predecessors.  It wasn't until later with the advent of the GP's and their cohort, that the drivers began to sit at the front.

It should be the basis for a good project.



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Here's a new one on ebay - different road name, but the same loco.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aristocraft-ART-22300-RS-3-Milwaukee-Road-Un-Cataloged-NIB-452-/370632524692?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item564b6b8394

That makes me feel even better.  ;-)



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For comparison with an HO loco . . .






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Max, the new loco won't fit in the box Eddie made!



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Has it just given birth Max ...............:shock::shock::shock:



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MaxSouthOz wrote: For comparison with an HO loco . . .





Yes, looks like mother and baby.



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