On the top conventional level of my layout (unfinished), I am running 1950's Lionel Post War conventional AA units and passenger cars - Santa Fe 2343, 2353, Union Pacific 2023, Texas Special 210, Erie 2032, and a Williams E7 and GG1.
Well since I don’t have room to have a full time layout, I only have cheap Christmas trains, but everybody loves them and we have neighbors and friends over all the time to see them.
I have the Polar Express, winter wonderland, and the Hogwarts, but I’m going to retire the Hogwarts this year because I just bought the Lionel 0-4-0 Angela Trotta Thomas loco and the “North Pole Central Passenger Expansion Pack” to run with it. The Passenger cars aren’t here yet so it will be after Christmas when I put them on the tracks. I also bought a Trolley, but I’ll have to wait till next year to put in the track for that.
Loop of 036 FastTrack and the new 2363 F3 A-B IC set....just arrived and lookin' good. Also available for tree train use is the 2339 Wabash GP7 and a gray top DL&W FM Trainmonster 2321...plus a variety of PW freight cars. A good time for sure!
I have the promotional set made for the Ford Motor company employees in the early 1990s running around the tree .
last month I had the opportunity to rejuvenate a gentleman's set from 1948. It included a 2026 with whistling tender, a Sunoco 2 dome tanker, a NYC 6454 box car and an SP non lighted caboose and a 75 watt Lionel transformer. It was fun to get that train to go again after years of sitting in a box in the attic. When the Gentleman saw the train running again in all its glory, He paid the nicest compliment when he said to me " you make me feel like a boy again!"
I wanted you to know that tonight, this train was running around a tree in their grandchildren's home to the delight of their grandaughters and the proud and happy Grandpa.
Nice David, nothing like the Std gauge blue comet! For us we are running dad's 1423w set from 1948, 1655 with whistle tender, prr gon, sunoco tank and sp type caboose and still using the original 1041 transformer. Merry Christmas! Mike and Michele T