Engine Terminal

Engine Terminal
The power off CX 532 gets ready to spot its caboose on the cab track at Nelsonville, VA.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Flea Market Score

Yesterday, Division 7 of the NMRA held its annual Spring Flea Market and Trade Show. It's always well attended and offers a great opportunity to pick up some slightly used equipment. John Miller was there selling some of his excess stuff and I was able to get an Atlas U36C in K&LE paint. The photos below shows the new loco on the home rails.

This unit will be used on grain train run-throughs once a new decoder has been installed. It will be great to have some K&LE power on the railroad.

John also had a U30C for sale at a great price and I just couldn't resist the temptation to add another one to the loco roster. A quick trip through the paint shop and the addition of a new decoder and this loco will be ready for service.

All in all, a successful trip to the flea market!


  1. Hi Tom,

    My name is Robert Thomson and I am the content guy for Model Trains for Beginners (modeltrainsforbeginners.com). I would like to a blog article about your blog and your model railroad. I would love to use some photos of your layout with the article and ask you a few questions. Could you email me at RobertMTFB@gmail.com, please?

  2. Robert,

    I sent you an e-mail at the address above last week. Let me know if you didn't get it.

    Tom Patterson

  3. Nice score Tom just need some high hoods roaming around