Tagged With "Express"

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Anyone seen new Polar Express freight set?

ogaugeguy ·
Who has seen the Lionel Polar Express set due to be released in time for the 2012 holiday season?  Some forumites say they saw Lionel displaying it at York last month. For those who saw it -- is it headed by a diesel loco or a stem...
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CNW, Northshore Line, PRR, MTH European, 2 Rail Brass,

mjsachnoff ·
Hello Fellow Model Train Lovers, After attending various shows over the years and not finding what I wanted I've decided to put out my whole laundry list of items wanted to our O Gauge RR Community. If you have any (or all) of the items listed below,...
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Anyone try and make some custom Polar Express Locomotives or Cars

Khayden93 ·
Has anyone tried building some custom Polar Express Steam Locomotives or perhaps a custom Diesel Locomotive or Passenger cars
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Box for Lionel Polar Express 6-38250 Diesel Train

Jonbork74 ·
i would like to purchase the box for Lionel polar express 6-38250 diesel train. Jonbork74@yahoo.com
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Cheapest tender for Polar Express that supports the BELL on the CW-80 transformer?

christmastrains ·
We have the standard Polar Express set from a few years ago.  It whistles but the Bell button on the power transformer does nothing. I believe swaping out the tender would fix that.  What are you recommendations/prices for a cheap tender that would work well?  Thanks
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Ertl 1:43 scale F515 Railway Express Agency step side delivery van.

pro hobby ·
Ertl 1:43 scale F515 Railway Express Agency step side delivery van. This late model stepside van is typical of mid 1960s stepside vans used by delivery companies.  It could be used on an O scale model railroad scene. Although the REA logos on the van are early versions it could pass for a mid 60s REA vehicle. According to WIKI the Railway Express Company was renamed as REA Express in the 60s. Some photos of prototype 1960s stepside vans shown.
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Hello Detroit / We lost Wild Bill’s Trains / Where are you going?

trainroomgary ·
We all took a big loss last week in O Gauge Model Railroading, we now have to find a new local hobby shop. I have picked out two. Go south and north young man on I-75. What are you going to do? Below are my new model train shops and a place to stop for lunch or dinner. Click on maps to enlarge. Click here to learn more. / Click here to learn more.
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How about Lionel's Polar Express with steam whistle effect

ogaugeguy ·
Anyone on the forum have personal experience with Lionel's Polar Express with the steam whistle effect? How good a smoker is it compared to other Lionel engines? What about the sounds and is it a good puller? Finally, nyone know of a place you'd...
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Thoughts on the Lionel Polar Express Diesel Streamliner

Khayden93 ·
Thoughts on the Lionel Polar Express Streamliner Diesel set. Personally I would love to get it sadly don't have the room though. Still a great set. What does everyone else think about this set?
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HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

John Sethian ·
I wanted an N5 Crew Express Cabin Car to bring up the rear of my Mail Train. Nobody makes one for the era I am modeling (1955-1956), so I decided to modify a Lionel N5b. This is what I started with: And this is what I ended up with: I used a lot of references for this project: In addition to the Keystone article, I used several online photos of the non express cabin cars. The two that helped me the most are these: Finding period correct photos is a challenge. First of all, no one...
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I want a polar express legacy!

Lionel Polar Express ·
Hi There! so, I wanted to get the lionel 10th aniversary legacy scale polar express. only problem is, I don't have the legacy #990 set! I also don't have the 2nd terminal needed to run legacy. could you help me out please! again, I'd like the Lionel 10th Anniversary legacy scale Polar Express, legacy #990, and a second terminal. Thanks!
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Suggested ways to add additional crew talk to Lionel's steam whistle effect Polar Express locomotive?

ogaugeguy ·
I'd like to add a few sound clips from the film Polar Express to my Lionel steam whistle effect Polar Express locomotive. Is there a way to do this?Is either a replacement (or additional) recordable sound board available which would fit this...
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Stockyard Express Documentary

TrainWizard5972 ·
Hello Everyone!   This a project I did for one of my video classes at Kent State University. It's all about Stockyard Express in Oberlin, Ohio. I know that many of you know who Clyde Lewis is and you may have visited our store. If you haven't...
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Lionel Century Club Empire State Express

Dan's Trains ·
Would you consider the Lionel Century Club Dreyfus Hudson one of the greatest Lionel train sets ever created?   What are your thoughts 
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Mail Train Power

RDM ·
Unless you model the Frisco, you'll be happy to learn that the Neosho, Stella, and White River has won a mail contract between Kansas City and Memphis. This enables a joint mail and express train operated by KCS between KC and Joplin, MO, and completed by NS&WR to Memphis (the last forty miles or so over the CRIP). At Joplin, the train picks up ATSF and MKT express from Wichita for Memphis, Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Atlanta (courtesy of the Southern). I model this train in its...
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Marx Trains/Ameritrains North Pole Express

MarxTinMan ·
Hello Everyone, While collecting my Marx Trains ( aka: Flynn-Marx, Modern-Marx, New Marx, Ameritrains ) North Pole Express and Christmas items I found it difficult to find a simple source of what was produced.  To help my fellow collectors, I...
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Lubricating Lionel's "Harry Potter"-type 4-6-0 locomotives?

RadioRon ·
Beyond the cursory lubrication points pictured in the owners manual for the "Hogwarts"-type 4-6-0 locomotive & its varied versions (Santa's Flyer, Halloween, & Shakespere), is there anything internally that should be lubed every several years? Its hard to believe there is not a major internal drive gear or two that would requiring some occasional attention. Also, what about the same for the Berkshire locos found in Lionel's Polar Express, Major League Baseball and similar sets?
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Train layout - next step after Figure 8 for children's train around tree?

christmastrains ·
Hi there - My son wants something more interesting in our layout.  We had the basic Polar Express O Gauge tracks, then last year added the Figure 8 layout pack. Here is what we have now: Item Quantity Lionel O 6-12015 FasTrack O36 Full Curve Track 12 Lionel O 6-12014 FasTrack 10" Straight Track 4 Lionel O 6-12024 FasTrack 5" Half Straight Track 4 Lionel O 6-12019 FasTrack 90 Degree Crossover Track 1 What is the next small to medium sized upgrade/addition of tracks we could add?  My...
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What is the difference between Lionel polar express trains 6-28653 vs 6-18784

Jim Wurster ·
My son really likes the polar express movie and wants the train. So we have been looking at the two that are posted on their site. Besides the differences in what comes in the two different sets (SKU 6-30218 vs 6-81101) they have two different engines...
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You may want to check your Lionel lionchief Polar Express motor.

NelsonW ·
On our Christmas layout we were running the lionchief Polar Express set that stopped running. The motor would spin but the engine would not move. This is what I found. The motor was only being held in with one screw not two. This caused the motor to move which wore out the worm gear on the motor shaft. There NEVER was a second screw installed for the motor mounting as the hole for it was filled in with grease. Before the failure the engine was running fine there was no warning that there was...
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North Pole Express RS-3 No Sound

Former Member ·
Just picked up a used North Pole Express Route of the Reindeer RS-3 diesel - 6-18753. Ran it once around the track when I got it and horn, whistle and train talk all worked. Ran it tonight - nothing. It does make a high pitch whine when in neutral, but nothing else. Lights work, train runs like a trooper, but no sound. I use a transformer that came with Polar Express freight set (80 watt) conventional mode on a 6x14 layout with 4 terminal connections attached. I have Polar Railroad GP-7...
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FOR SALE: Southern Rwy Crescent Limited Set (MTH Premier and K-Line Express Car)

hoghead ·
20-3102-1 Southern 4-6-2 Ps-4 Steam Engine w/ PS-2 K761-2011 Southern O-Scale Express Mail Reefer 20-4053 Southern 5-Car 70' Madison Passenger Set 20-4153 Southern 2-Car 70' Madison Combine/Diner Passenger Set 20-4153 Southern 2-Car 70' Madison Combine/Diner Passenger Set 20-4053 Southern 5-Car 70' Madison Passenger Set The engine and cars have a DCS odometer/chronometer reading of 360 scale miles/114:04. This is for sale as a set. The price is $1,100.00 and does not include shipping.
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Legacy Polar Express

FlightRT ·
Looking for the most recent scale Lionel Legacy Polar Express ( would consider gold) with tender that has the verbiage from the movie. I would even consider just the tender if there is a rogue one out there. Thanks. I have a Pere Marquette 1225 that is brand new and would consider a swap. Would provide receipt which should confirm the 1 year warranty. Please message me if interested.
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WGH Columbus OH, American Flyer Polar Express Up close!

trainboy01 ·
  Hi Everyone, Today, I attended the World's Greatest Hobby Train Show and got to see the American Flyer Polar Express up close. I took plenty of pictures and videos for your viewing pleasure. I also video-taped other trains at the show. Be sure...
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Lionel 6-11451 Polar Express 10th Anniversary Scale Berkshire w/Legacy

Gtrain ·
For sale: Lionel 6-11451 Polar Express 10th Anniversary Scale Berkshire w/Legacy-brand new & never removed from shipping box. Asking $ 1699.00 Email gmytro@yahoo.com
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Need a little Christmas?

TheBigCrabCake ·
I have previously posted a video of the Scale Polar Express running through my 2013 Christmas Village. It had full train sounds and was intended for fellow Train Guys. One of the comments I received suggested I add music, so I did. I also added lyrics...
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Lionel Empire State Express Century Club II Passenger Cars

TakeTheATrain ·
Hi - looking to buy the 18' aluminum passenger cars that came with the 38000 ESE century club II engine. If anyone has and looking to sell please touch base. Thanks!!  looking for: 4 pack of Extruded Aluminum NYC Empire State Express Passenger Cars (6-29173), the 2 Pack  (6-29178) Passenger Cars, and 18 inch Stations Sounds Diner "George Clinton"
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Lionel Polar Express in HO?

trainboy01 ·
I just had a thought dawn upon me.  If Lionel has produced Polar Express sets in O Gauge, G Gauge, and S Gauge, then why havn't they made an HO gauge Polar Express?  Out of all train scales, HO has to be, by far, the biggest scale in model...
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Polar Express in Tin Plate

gene maag ·
Just in time for Christmas, I just completed my version of the Polar Express and I named it for my Grandson  THE RYDER EXPRESS. I restored 2 Lionel 610 and one 612 passenger cars, painted them  Polar Express colors, Took pictures of all my Grandsons family and mounted them in the windows. I added 2 extra lights in each car and changed the trucks to post war so they would connect to his engine. The cars look great and I'm sure he will be thrilled on Christmas day.
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Polar Express Movie The Perfect Movie To Watch After Finals.

Khayden93 ·
Since it’s the Christmas season its that time of year again. I have been watching the Polar Express movie. I saw it with my grandfather back in 2004 when it came out and I do have the book as well loved reading that growing up. Have had it playing while I work on a few projects. Nice to relax after doing finals. Since I have finished finals, I can finally work on some projects I had to put off to the side. I'll be working on my layout and work on sorting some of my train stuff. Finally got...
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Polar Express Smoke Unit

Patrick M ·
Please help!!!!... I am new to this   first post   my son got Polar Express  for xmass..the smoke output is disappointing...Like a good Dad I took it apart...the plunger poped out with a spring!!!....can  please tell me the correct way to install the plunger....any hints tips to help with smoke output!    thank you  Pat
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Fandor kind of weekend

Jim O'C ·
Picked up a few new Fandor 8-wheel passenger coaches this weekend. 3215 International Express coach. Not in the best shape but cheap. Also won a 5412 baggage car and three more International Express coaches at the Nette Auction. Now to scavenge a few doors and one roof. They will go nicely with the 6570 baggage car I picked up last year. Don't know why the 8-wheel cars strike my fancy, the trucks look boxy and tall, but I like the look and craftsmanship of the coaches and most have simple...
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Passenger cars for 259e

George S ·
Has anyone considered using the Lionel Polar Express o27 cars with a 259e? I can get the cars at a reasonable price. They have silhouette passengers and are illuminated. They look like they would fit in a tinplate layout. Seems like all I would need to change is the coupler on the front car. George
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FOR SALE: Polar Express

CluelessMom ·
We are moving to Europe and, due to the different voltage, we want to sell our Polar Express. It has some issues, last time we tried to use it it would randomly stop, then it would go. So it needs somebody willing to tinker with it. A couple of coupler parts broke, and I bought the replacement parts from the Lionel website, but never got around changing them. I also got a new brass bell and some other bits that I will give to the buyer. We have the original box, and everything that came with...
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Lionel Polar Express Gold Coach Car

booker110 ·
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Onion Town', A platform for structure photography developed into a full fledged diorama..

Quarter Gauger 48 ·
I have been wanting to build a platform/staging/display base for structure photography of my scratch builds, rolling stock, etc. One thing led to another, and before long it was developing into a full fledged diorama' . Here are the beginning shots of the" Scenic Express" Super Trees under construction. This is a great product and the "Super leaf foliage material, actual tiny leaves look terrific and make very realistic trees'.. Several construction pixs follow. Here's a pix of the trees...
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Flyer Chief, Polar Express Locomotives stalling problem

Rayin"S" ·
I had purchased the American Flyer Polar Express set when it was first announced. After a wait of somewhere beyond two years these finally did show up. I was quite happy with this train and it seemed to be pretty dependable for the most part. After running it for quite a while I started to have problems where the train would stall, it would stop with a loss of power and start up again, without being touched. I attempted to find the problem and it seemed to no avail. I added additional power...
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NO LONGER NEEDED - Lionel Empire State Express 5429 PT Tender front bulkhead

ezmike ·
Hi, I know this is a long shot but I'm looking for the front bulkhead (the molded plastic end with the ladders) for the separate sale Century Club II PT Tender (6-38097). Lionel no longer has them available on their website and I understand that although the current PT Tender bulkheads are available and look the same they will not fit the CC II Tender shell (if someone knows that they will, let me know). The other option would be to purchase a complete new shell or a new stripped shell...
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Polar Express stalling Problem

Rayin"S" ·
I had posted this in the Lion Chief and other R/C Systems area. I thought it might help some other S gauge folks if posted here also. I had purchased the American Flyer Polar Express set when it was first announced. After a wait of somewhere beyond two years these finally did show up. I was quite happy with this train and it seemed to be pretty dependable for the most part. After running it for quite a while I started to have problems where the train would stall, it would stop with a loss of...
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Weekend at the Movies 9/23/16?

pittsburghrailfan ·
It's time for another Weekend at the Movies! Last week, we had several great clips as usual, including subways, BN, live steam, GN, and passenger trains: http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/weekend-at-the-movies-9-17-16 This week, I didn't have any time to upload a new video, so I will once again be reposting old clips. Below are quick clips of the Port Authority of Allegheny doing trackwork and of Postwar and contemporary trains operating at the D.A.R.E. Model Railroad Club. Actually, I...
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Help Restoring the Polar Express Conventional Locomotive 6-28649

dennish ·
Hi All! I am looking for some advice on restoring the shell for the Polar Express 6-28649. I have several issues to deal with: 1) The bell cradle is broken (see pictures) and I am thinking of ordering a new one to replace it with. My question is whether there is a way to remove the old cradle. It appears to be two pins inserted into the shell body. Is there an easy way to remove it or am I looking at grinding the old one off and re-drilling holes for the new cradle? 2) The paint is chipped...
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Railmodeller Express Question

Dan Padova ·
I have Railmodeller Express on my computer. How do I get G scale track to come up ? The last time I played with it I was using O gauge tubular track.
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Want To Buy: Postwar/MPC Lionel Hudson for Gi-raffe Express Project

M. Mitchell Marmel ·
Inspired by MPC's "Blue Comet" trains of the '70s, but not wanting to break the bank, I'm looking for an inexpensive 665, 2065, et cetera to respray into Gi-raffe Express blue. Prefer one with the feedwater heater, but if you have a down-on-its luck 646 et cetera, I can always order a boiler front from Train Tender! :D The rougher the finish, the better, as the shell will be stripped and resprayed, but must be in reasonable running condition! Thanks! Mitch
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Santa and Mrs Claus Hand Car

Chulyn ·
I have a Silver Bell Express set I purchased to run around our Christmas tree . I believe that I read somewhere that no other motorized equipment could be run with this setup. Does anyone know if the Christmas hand car can be run on this track if I use it instead of the Silver Bell locomotive and rolling stock?
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Sensor Car

jeffrey37 ·
I tried out the Sensor Car today. I hooked it up behind the Polar Express. It was easy to program and I think worked well.
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FS: NYC Empire State Express 6 car Passenger Set BRAND-NEW

eddiem ·
This sale is for a Brand New Railking 4 car set plus a Railking 4 car set. Each car is 16 1/2" long...the 6 car set is over 8' long! MTH 30-67422 and MTH 30-67423 The cars are in the original packing and have never been run (although the boxes are a bit beat up!) Selling for just $200 plus shipping fees. 4-Car 60' Streamlined ABS Passenger Set - New York Central (Empire State Express) Car Names/Nos.: Baggage - Alonzo B. Ornell Coach - Edwin D. Morgan , Vista - Empire View, Observation -...
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Replacing Trucks on 6-31960 The Polar Express Passenger Car

sherman ·
I need to replace the trucks on two of my Polar Express Cars. Removed roof and window shell only to fine trucks are not attached with screws but rivets.
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Christmas off the floor

John2290 ·
Hi; It’s been a long time since I posted but I enjoy reading this forum almost daily. My Christmas layout (never had a permanent one) needed to change due to a relocation, so I decided it was also time to get things up off the floor. Here is a video my son had some fun with for the new setup: https://youtu.be/li7s8S1MKfI Way outside my comfort zone being in a video and on a mic, hope it’s worth sharing for someone out there :) The old floor based video is still available too: ...
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Lionel HO Polar Express Unboxing - (With Movie Scene Recreations)

trainboy01 ·
Here is my unboxing of the Lionel HO Polar Express locomotive & all of the passenger cars. I hope you enjoy!
 
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