Tagged With "Blue"

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Enter the Seventh Annual Blue Comet Award Competition — Deadline Extended to August 31

MTH ·
As we travel to venues across the country, we are amazed and delighted by the effort that so many of you put into promoting our hobby. To honor and encourage those efforts, we’re pleased to announce that the Blue Comet Award — our annual award to the person or organization who does the most to promote the O Gauge hobby to the general public — is returning in 2018 for its seventh season. This year we continue the new tradition we began last year: the uniquely decorated Blue Comet Award engine...
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Re: Legacy Blue Comet rim falling off

pmilazzo ·
Did you try a dab of superglue applied with a toothpick? I don't have this problem with my Legacy Blue Comet, but that's what I would do.
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Re: Legacy Blue Comet rim falling off

RoyBoy ·
I would use epoxy, never having had much luck with super glue in these types of situations.
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Premier Blue Comet Passenger Cars - Cataloged Separately?

Carl Peduzzi ·
All, I have found a MTH Premier NJC Blue Comet that I will be picking up from layaway later this month. When I searched for a Premier set of passenger cars to match, I never saw them cataloged separetly. At the same time, the Railking cars were cataloged in the 2018vol2 catalog. My question is, before I commit to this set or look at Lionel, does anyone know if a Premier Blue Comet passenger set was ever made separately? Thanks.
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Bikes, Blues and Gi-raffes...

M. Mitchell Marmel ·
Last weekend (29 Sep-01 Oct), the Razorback Traction Company helped entertain the masses traveling to/from the parking lot to the main venue via the Arkansas and Missouri RR.., BBB is a great place to see thousands of motorcycles: And the occasional Martian landing craft: Naturally, when motorcycles are involved, one must have bike bunnies. And gi-raffes sporting goggles and scarves... ;-) ...but who knew Fortescue was going to go hentai on us? With both dinosaurs and gi-raffes in abundance,...
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Monday Morning Railroad Blues

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Do you have the blues on Monday morrning? If so, consider doing what I did, which is to lean into it, run one of your favorite trains and play the blues. Here's a blue train and BB King singing the blues: If you are so inclined, please share what you do as a model railroader when you have the blues to cheer you up. Arnold
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Re: Tinplate Christmas Layout 2014

TrainsRMe ·
Terrific shots and a beautiful Christmas tree!
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Re: Tinplate Christmas Layout 2014

EBT Jim ·
Really Nice!! Some cool photography, too.
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Re: Tinplate Christmas Layout 2014

Pingman ·
Most excellent; terrific exposures and perspectives.
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TimDude ·
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mikemike ·
I like floor layouts. Very nice.
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Re: Tinplate Christmas Layout 2014

NJCJOE ·
Totally awesome! I love it.
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Pine Creek Railroad ·
LVC3L, Great Christmas Tin Plate layout! PCRR/Dave
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Steamer ·
very nice indeed!
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Putnam Division ·
Excellent! Peter
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Spence ·
Great photos.
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Re: Tinplate Christmas Layout 2014

Phoebe Snow Route ·
Absolutely fantastic layout underneath your beautiful Christmas tree. I will add that I'm slightly jealous of your 305 H*llgate Bridge. LOL! M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S ! !
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Re: Tinplate Christmas Layout 2014

trainroomgary ·
Very cool, tinplate Christmas.
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maint ·
Great photos and there is just something about Tin Plate under the tree. Now I got to set up my MTH B&O set I got just for under the tree. Rich in NH
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Phoebe Snow Route ·
LasVegasC3L - Any chance of a short video of your trains running around the Christmas tree?
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Re: Tinplate Christmas Layout 2014

wmtrainnut09 ·
Really nice tree and tinplate layout. Love it!
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electroliner ·
Not having grown up with any kind of gigantic, elaborate Christmas layout and as a kid having my earliest memories of tinplate around the tree, these photos take me back to the essence of Christmas morning..the trains like bright, moving ornaments circling hypnotically around and around..thanks!
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Re: Tinplate Christmas Layout 2014

Khayden93 ·
Awesome photographs
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Phoebe Snow Route ·
LasVegasC3L - Thank you for the videos of your awesome layout. Nothing says Christmas quite like tinplate trains under the tree. H O H O H O ! !
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Re: Dept. 56 figurine showing a father giving his son a blue Lionel engine out of a Lionel train box

johnstrains ·
Those are made by Department 56 and it's called " Couldn't Wait Until Christmas." They are available on eBay especially this time of year. Often see it sold along with the Department 56 Lionel Train Shop. Stock no. 54972.
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Re: Dept. 56 figurine showing a father giving his son a blue Lionel engine out of a Lionel train box

GeoPeg ·
Per Amazon, it was introduced Dec 1988, and retired Dec 2000, see it here
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Re: Dept. 56 figurine showing a father giving his son a blue Lionel engine out of a Lionel train box

Vic58 ·
Here is a photo of the statue in question.
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Re: Dept. 56 figurine showing a father giving his son a blue Lionel engine out of a Lionel train box

jay jay ·
I have one, and got it at the same time I got the Lionel Train Shop. It is posed in front of the train shop, of course.
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Re: Dept. 56 figurine showing a father giving his son a blue Lionel engine out of a Lionel train box

GregM ·
Same here. I also have the Allied Trains version of the Lionel Train Shop but have never displayed that one. Seems silly now.
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Re: Dept. 56 figurine showing a father giving his son a blue Lionel engine out of a Lionel train box

Frank E. Crawford ·
Thank you each and everyone ! Every reply was very helpful!! Best regards and Happy New Year!!! Frank
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Re: my rendition of "Blue Blue Christmas" and "The Finch that Stole Christmas"

Steamer ·
beautiful trains Carey
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Re: my rendition of "Blue Blue Christmas" and "The Finch that Stole Christmas"

Greg J. Turinetti ·
If only those trains could talk I wonder what type of Christmas stories they would tell. Beautiful stuff and how nice to see them running. Merry Tinplate Christmas Carey Northwoods Flyer Greg
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Re: my rendition of "Blue Blue Christmas" and "The Finch that Stole Christmas"

Carey Williams ·
Hello everyone ...thank you for your kind words ...it is great to see so many postings of trains running this Christmas .. I'm having fun trying to get the old trains to run on their original track ... which can be a bit more challenging ... C&F steamer is running on ribbon rail...with wood ties ..(there are many good reasons why this died out) ..the C&F trolley is running on C&F sectional track circa 1908 ... when Lionel introduced standard gauge at the very end of 1906 ...with...
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Re: my rendition of "Blue Blue Christmas" and "The Finch that Stole Christmas"

george ·
Interesting information. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Blue Coloring on 6544 Missile Firing Car and 44 Missile Firing Engine

Chuck Sartor ·
I have found a small amount of WD-40 gently applied will restore the color. Rub lightly on the plastic and be careful around lettering. I have found the minerals in the water (especially warm water) causes the discoloration. Use distilled water and mild Ivory soap.
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Re: Blue Coloring on 6544 Missile Firing Car and 44 Missile Firing Engine

John Fuller ·
Chuck - thanks! I haven't had a chance to try the WD-40. The 6544 had a build up of something yellowish around the missile launch. I tried everything, except WD-40, without any luck. I will see how it does. When I was cleaning the blue frame with 91% rubbing alcohol, the blue frame became discolored and it seemed to take the paint or dye off. I'm concerned WD-40 will do the same. Does anyone know how they colored these frames. I've not seen this before with other lionel shells - the blue...
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Re: Blue Coloring on 6544 Missile Firing Car and 44 Missile Firing Engine

John Fuller ·
Here is the discoloration I'm seeing:
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Re: Saving the REAL Blue Comet!

p51 ·
I always shake my head at these campaigns to move a basket case piece of rolling stock to somewhere else for no apparent reason other than to have it rot in a different location. There are notes in this site from someone who worked on these cars years ago and said they were in rough shape even then. I’m not seeing any plan other than to move them.
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Re: Saving the REAL Blue Comet!

Tinplate Art ·
I agree - these cars are apparently too far gone to save! :-(
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Re: Saving the REAL Blue Comet!

SURFLINER ·
Hey, ya gotta give this group "cheer" and maybe some bucks for trying!
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Re: Saving the REAL Blue Comet!

PAUL ROMANO ·
The UHRS has some beautifully restored locomotives and rolling stock. I wouldn't count them out with these Blue Comet cars............
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Re: Saving the REAL Blue Comet!

Rusty Traque ·
I looked at the link. They've only raised $610 so far and 20 grand seems on the low side to move them, unless they're getting some services donated. I'd agree, it looks like they need a LOT of work. But, the first part of any plan is to get the artifact to a location totally under the group's control. Rusty
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Re: Saving the REAL Blue Comet!

bigo426 ·
Wow! What a cold reception. Better to spend the money on another foreign made $69 club box car with a defunct creamery logo on it??
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Re: Saving the REAL Blue Comet!

German ·
I don't believe it's a cold reception. It's a realistic one. I'm a life-long resident of New Jersey and would love nothing more than to see the remaining Blue Comet cars preserved. But there isn't much more to add to the posts above. Tons of money have been thrown away on projects in the name of "it's a start". I want to see a viable plan from a capable group and I'll be writing a check as quickly as anyone.
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Re: Saving the REAL Blue Comet!

SGP ·
While these cars will take a great deal of work and money to restore they are certainly not "too far gone" by any means for what the URHS and other groups in the northeast are able to accomplish. I was involved in the restoration of a similar car CNJ car that wasn't on the Blue Comet, the project included stripping paint from the inside of the car and restoring the original wood work that had been painted or covered over. If you are near New Jersey I welcome you to come to the Black River...
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Re: Saving the REAL Blue Comet!

SGP ·
The first car could be moved soon. However, the funds still are not there to move to second to the planned restoration site.
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Re: Blue and White Modules that come in the #990 Legacy Set

gunrunnerjohn ·
Roger, once you do an update with the blue modules, they're really not useful for anything unless you hack them to turn them into writable modules.
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Re: Blue and White Modules that come in the #990 Legacy Set

Roger Wasson ·
Thanks John for this info....but I will be selling 2 of the 990 Legacy Sets and I need these modules to make the sets complete. So are you saying that I only need the white modules if I have updated the Cab 2 and the bases to 1.6 Version?? Are the Blue modules used only to update. I owned my set since the day they came out and I forgot about the significance of these modules that came with the Legacy sets.
 
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