GACX 47354 Added to Fleet
Today I went to the Plano Train Show with my uncle, Joe Scorsone. It was good to see some friends there as well as the many layouts and vendors.
Of course the temptation was there to drop some serious coin, however, I was able to practice restraint and just purchased one car: Tangent 4180 Airslide GACX 47354. As expected this latest release from Tangent is moving quickly. Strangely enough, Tangent only saw fit to release two road numbers of this very popular and easily recognizable paint scheme.
Thank you Spring Creek Model Trains for traveling from Deshler, Nebraska to Texas making this car readily accessible. My regular on-line supplier is already sold out! The Spring Creek Model Trains banner above is linked to their website. Be sure to check them out if you are not already familiar with them.
One vendor in particular got my interest - a 3D printing company called Paper-to-Parts. They had a number of 3D printed items on hand, some of which were quite impresive. I see this technology as being the next "big thing" in our hobby with amazing potential. In short order I see the need for some IC/Y&MV specific structures and buildings on the horizon and 3D printing might just be the way to go. I have linked their logo in this post to the Paper-to-Parts website so I can easily find it when I am ready.
Another vendor of interest was Jane's Tools. This display belonging to a local Mesquite, TX company had many, many bins full of tools, all of which seemed like things I should have in my toolbox! Of course, when faced with that kind of overwhelming supply and no specific need, the best think to do is just back away! The Jane's Tools logo here is linked to their website for ease of reference when the time is right!