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Lionel #6-18079 New York Central 2-8-2 Mikado

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May 11, 2012 8:26 PM

Looking for a Lionel #6-18079 New York Central 2-8-2 Mikado. Just missed one on eBay. E-Mail is in profile. Thanks!


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May 12, 2012 10:28 AM

A friend has one of these and it appears to be a vary 'dated' piece, especially at what these sellers are asking. Detail is not 'crisp' and the sounds are older as is the smoke system.

Have you looked at the newly released Lionel Legacy Mikados? Great detail and state of the art electronics. Don't know if they offer a NYC version but a little spray paint and decals can work wonders....



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May 12, 2012 10:37 AM

I have one of these and they are pretty dated.  The sounds are just ok, not great.  Not too much detail.  I have repainted it to the Pere Marquette RR and have added a real coal load.  It isn't too bad but I would look for a more modern piece.


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May 12, 2012 11:34 AM

One of those 4 eBay selections is used/make offer - I'd contact the seller, and ask him/her for the absolute lowest they'll accept, and then decide if it's worth it to you to buy.  Nice part is, it's used, and you can run it to verify satisfactory operating characteristics.


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May 12, 2012 1:29 PM

I would get one of the newer ones, but I
cannot afford it (nor will I be able to for a long while).
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May 14, 2012 3:54 PM

Ok, I'm not going to start anything... but if you're looking at Lionel Mikados with TMCC/RS, then I would also look into K-Line Mikados... W/ TMCC/RS...


The K-Line was a lot less than the compariable Lionel (I got it nearly new for ~$300).





Here's a comparison...


K-Line Mikado...



Lionel Mikado Jr...

Lionel NYC 2-8-2 Mikado Jr. #1842


I have the K-Line Mikado 3670-1838CC (#1838) and the Lionel Mikado Jr (#1842) and when I run them doubleheading, the K-Line is in the lead...


Does anyone know if the Lionel #1838 used the same tooling as the K-Line #1838?


What is curious, is that if you look at some videos of NYC Mikados, some had the bell on the top of the boiler, and some had them on the front of the boiler.





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May 14, 2012 9:35 PM

Thanks Richard, but that version is pre-TMCC.

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