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Custom Painted MTH Hooterville Cannonball Review

FutureRail Productions ·
So I managed to find a guy to paint an MTH Ten-Wheeler into the Hooterville Cannonball from the Petticoat Junction TV show. And here is the end result. Enjoy! Hooterville Cannonball Review
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Custom Trax products

Bob G (WNY) ·
My search of the OGR Forum database revealed that there has been only one brief review, dated 8/26/12, of Custom Trax S-scale track items. Has anybody else used this product on their layout, and if so, what are its pros and cons?
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REVIEW: LIONEL SD40 AND BROADWAY LIMITED PASSENGER CARS WITH STATIONSOUNDS!

Evan Cihlar ·
Hi guys, As many of you know, Lionel sent me two products to review for the magazine. Last night, at roughly 8:30pm EST I went live on Facebook and gave a basic review of the locomotive's features, and the Broadway Limited StationSounds passenger cars. If you want to watch the video, it can be located on my Facebook page here . Closer to the release of Edition 9 (November 30, 2018) I will release a video on the magazine's YouTube channel with a full-length review of the locomotive. I would...
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Railroading in America Magazine Scheduled Reviews for Edition 9

Evan Cihlar ·
Hello all, I know many of you are anxious to see what locomotives we are reviewing in Edition 9. We have three items for Edition 9: Lionel 6-84256 SF Legacy SD40 #5006 Lionel 6-83002 PRR Broadway Ltd. 21" Station Sounds 2-Unit Diner MTH Pre-Production Sample SW1200 Both Lionel products will be reviewed by Evan Cihlar, President and CEO. The MTH locomotive will be reviewed by Max Harris, Publisher and Adman. Thank you for your continued support and interest!
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Edition 9 Pre-Orders Have STARTED!

Evan Cihlar ·
Hello all, I am pleased to inform everyone that pre-orders for Edition 9 have started! We will be accepting pre-orders from 10/29/18 to 11/29/18. Get your copy today and save $2! The action-packed edition will include articles on HO, S, and O scale model railroading, prototype railroading, and so much more! We have special product reviews from Lionel, an article on the latest steam preservation society doing absolutely beautiful work on Santa Fe #2926, the public's opinions on N&W 611,...
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Re: A LionChief Plus - Product Review - FT A-B-A

chessie1971 ·
Very nice review Gary!
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trainroomgary ·
Hi Jeff Thanks for watching and commenting......
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Mark Boyce ·
Gary, That is a nice review of a nice set! I agree the speed control looks very good, and I like your description of the controller and pictures of the switches on the bottom.
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Re: A LionChief Plus - Product Review - FT A-B-A

DennyM ·
Hi Gary, Great video. I have become a fan of LionChief Plus. With LionChief everything comes together in one box and when someone comes by they can operate the train and so can their kids without a long explanation. I think I told you I have a LionChief GP7 Boston and Maine which was made for the LCCA. A fellow in my club who is a member of the LCCA sold it to me. I also want the BNSF GP20 and maybe a Santa Fe FT AA .
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Re: A LionChief Plus - Product Review - FT A-B-A

JohnGaltLine ·
Another great review, Gary. Keep up the good work. I have to agree with the folks in the other thread that the blacked out port hole windows look a little odd. It's not a big deal, I don't think, but I think a clear or clear-frosted port hole would have looked better. I might just have to pick up this set as well in the future, in the Atlantic coast line version as I already have 5 williams 18" ACL cars that would look real good behind it. Lionel and Menards are really stomping on my train...
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trainroomgary ·
Hi Denny M. I hope the LCCA does a LionChief Plus for 2016. Looks great on your layout. Gary &
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pdxtrains ·
Hi Gary: Thanks for the review. I'm a bit confused about the B unit. I looked at the Santa Fe AA unit 82290, and one is powered and of course one is not. When I look at the B unit it says that it is also powered, and so, I'm wondering: are the powered A and B units both controlled by one LC+ controller? Does it give you more pulling power? Is the B unit the part that smokes? Many thanks!
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BNSF-Matt ·
PDX, I have the LC Plus Santa Fe ABA and could help answer your questions. Are the powered A and B units both controlled by one LC+ controller? Yes, the one that comes with the AA, the B-unit does not come with a remote - the B-unit is specifically linked to its matching AA units remote. Does it give you more pulling power? It does, funny thing is I didn't really think it needed it as the powered A unit was already good enough for me, I would have rather had it cheaper and non-powered, but...
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Re: A LionChief Plus - Product Review - FT A-B-A

trainroomgary ·
PDXTRAINS & BNSF-MATT and all the guys giving feedback about the new FT - A-B-A. I am going to add a photo and information from the B Units Manual / Spec Information. Lionel #6-82305 Rio Grande LionChief Plus FT Powered B-unit Diesel • Conventional or LionChief Remote control • Powerful maintenance-free dual motors • Works with Matching FT AA set remote • Magnetic couplers • Fan-Driven Smoke • Smoke output from four stacks • Speed control Page 2 of Manual / Contents of your locomotive...
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joker34 ·
Nice set review Gary.
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trainroomgary ·
Question ask by member: HOKIE71 • Does the headlight in the second A-A work because there is no tether. Watch this short video to get the answer. Gary
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Re: A LionChief Plus - Product Review - FT A-B-A

trainroomgary ·
Lionel Update: Called Lionel Today - The Lionel Chief Plus FT A - B - A, was shipped with no spare traction tires, they will be in stock in three weeks. They asked me to call back in three weeks and they will ship them at that time. Lionel no longer puts “Lionel Liquid Smoke Fluid” with their locos. Lionel Customer Service Representatives (CSR’s) are available Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm EDT to answer general questions regarding products and services offered by Lionel. 586-949-4100,...
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trainroomgary ·
Update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1IqzW9IL7U My Rio Grande, LionChief Plus FT / A-B-A was shipped with no spare traction tires. Received package from Lionel today. All is well.
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trainroomgary ·
Now for the rest of the story • by George Brown, OGR Magazine, Run 286, Aug. / Sept. 2016 I have been running these EMD FTs, A-B-A Rio Grande, now for seven months. All is well on my layout. I have four LionChief Plus locomotive on my layout and they are a lot of fun for my grand children and visitors to my train room. Each visitor gets their own controller. No sharing. Gary
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Mark Boyce ·
Gary, Nothing like a good first hand report! You will have a lot of fun trains for the grandchildren.
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RLH ·
I just ordered the Atlantic Coast Line ABA FT. I am looking forward to having it along with my GMO, L&N and Seaboard diesels not to mention my F Blackwidow SP pulling the Daylight streamliner consist similar to that Spencer Tracy road in "Bad Day at Black Rock."
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Re: A LionChief Plus - Product Review - FT A-B-A

Jushavnfun ·
Heres something you can do with ABA, both A & B are powered, i did this with my DRG. Run small freight train 4-6 cars with powered A, run small passenger train, 3-5 cars with dummy A up front and powered B pushing it, pulling cars. Have them go in opposite directions. Both will be at same speed since powered units are on same controller. Its fun to do. If you track is big enough, put them halfway apart and run them the same direction. That much train pulls 3.7 amps on my 90' loop powered...
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RLH ·
That is an interesting idea. I like it. Does the light on the dummy A come on?
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Jushavnfun ·
I don't remember, I'll check
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Re: A LionChief Plus - Product Review - FT A-B-A

RLH ·
I had to send the Atlantic Coast Line AA unit back to get replaced because of the power A unit shutting down intermittently and not starting back up. I tried it and the issue is they light is off in the dummy unless it is in reverse. I decided to play around with the B unit since I have the universal remote. I have a couple of nice Lionel Alco black Erie dummies with lights and horn that I sandwiched between the FT B unit and it looked good and worked o.k. I am considering picking up the...
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stingray ·
great review,,,,I just wish that lionel and mth would study up on real crew dialogue and not use this hokie crap that they are putting in their units
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RLH ·
I went ahead and got the FT B unit to run my Postwar FA Erie dummies with even though it isn't a perfect match, the paint is close on them. Hopefully I will have my Atlantic Coast Line AA replacement set by late next week.
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Re: Custom Painted MTH Hooterville Cannonball Review

Rusty Traque ·
That came out rather well. It captures the essence of the Cannonball. Rusty
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FutureRail Productions ·
Thanks! Feel free to watch the review!!
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GVDobler ·
Very nice to see something different.
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Prairie Land Junction ·
I'm interested in having a train like the Hooterville Connonball for my layout. Where can I get one like that?
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CAPPilot ·
Very nice video of your beautifully done engine and great history of the real one. Don't forget to add one of these to your layout. Copied these from the forum a long time ago.
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Rusty Traque ·
What continually amazes me is that with the exception of two HO models: a slightly over-sized Tyco and an Arbor Models white metal kit, is there has never been any other commercial model in any scale of Sierra #3: Rusty
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FutureRail Productions ·
Well as I said in my video review MTH makes the 10-wheeler in variety of different railroad liveries. Virginia & Truckee is one. What this one was painted as prior to the Hooterville Cannonball was the Great American Circus locomotive from 2011. Base price usually is $429.99. Although you might find one on eBay for slightly cheaper. Depends where you look. As far as I know there is no commercially available Sierra 3. Other then the HO Tyco models during the late sixties early seventies.
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FutureRail Productions ·
Thanks. As for the water tower, a Hooterville to Pixley branch is currently in the planning process in my head. XD. I can't wait to get started.
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FutureRail Productions ·
I know. It's sad.
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Pine Creek Railroad ·
Gentlemen, Great old engine and tender, if MTH or Lionel would make it in the correct HV colors I would definitely invest in one! PCRR/Dave
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Prairie Land Junction ·
Thanks for the info. If MTH made one like the Cannonball, I think it would be a big hit with guys around my age (63), and maybe with the younger people, too. Also, those pictures of the water tower, does anyone know of any people that would make those for special order?
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FutureRail Productions ·
MTH made the Hooterville Depot a year or so back. So it must have been on their mind at one point.
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RoyBoy ·
Except for the driver spacing, you could make one using the Williams by Bachmann 4-6-0.
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Mark Boyce ·
That is a very nice custom paint job and great review! I remember watching Petticoat Junction when I was growing up back in the '60s. I always liked the Canonball!!
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Rusty Traque ·
The MTH 4-6-0 is much closer visually. The drivers are smaller, the boiler sits lower, is more or less the same boiler profile and the tender is closer: Rusty
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FutureRail Productions ·
I will say I did make a mention of the driver spacing during the wheel arrangement section of the review, but I played it over and over again, and it sounded kind of rude to be honest. So I deleted it. Besides, it looks like the Cannonball. I could really care less about the driver spacing. Now the "purists" and "rivet-counters" might have something to say about it. But I just say.."meh."
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Mark Boyce ·
FutureRail, Unless you are skilled at building from scratch or bashing a locomotive, you have to be willing to take the best of what is available then alter it as much as your skills and or wallet will allow. While I like my models to be close to prototype, I am no purest. You got the essence of the Canonball/Sierra 3 and that is good for me. You have me wanting one now!! As I said, I always liked the show, Now that I am over 60, I sometimes make the comment, "Just call me Uncle Joe, 'caus...
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FutureRail Productions ·
Thanks, Mark. I'm just saying river-counters and all those guys/girls can say what they want, but in the end does it matter? What matters is if you are happy with the end result. It may not be perfect, but it makes me happy to have this one of a kind model. Also ROFL. That's funny. I can give you some details and some things I made to get the build done if you want them?
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Rusty Traque ·
By the way, there was another Hooterville Cannonball. The wood and metal prop locomotive of narrow gauge 4-6-0 RGS #20 built for the movie A Ticket to Tomahawk became the studio prop for Petticoat Junction. It's missing its stack in this picture, from Larry Jensen's book "The Movie Railroads:" The prop was built using the original erection drawings and measurements taken off the actual locomotive in 1949. It took 100 studio craftsmen 2 months to build for a mere $30,000. Rusty
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Mark Boyce ·
That would be great! I do have a stand in Shady Rest Hotel (at least that's what I call it, though it doesn't look like the show) Although I must admit, it would be a project for after I retire in 1 to 4 years.
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FutureRail Productions ·
Well let me know when you get it started. I'll provide you everything I got.
 
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