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Re: L&N Louisville & Nashville MTH Full Length Vista Dome 20-67111 WTB

FlyMichael21 ·
I still haven't found one. Any info is much appreciated!
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

bob2 ·
Peesed?
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Scratchbuilder1-48 ·
I think the domes are the wrong style
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Putnam Division ·
Very cool looking set! Peter
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Fred Brenek ·
You are absolutely correct. The Lionel domes are WRONG. Fred
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

Jim S ·
Nice set! Enjoy your trains!
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

kennyb ·
Nice Set you have there!Do you think that maybe the Vista Domes from the old #2500 Series cars might be more Round?,like these other guys are talking about?To me,it would not matter,I would be proud to own the set as is.But I realize Lionel charges a lot of money for these cars,and you guys want them as close to the real thing as possible.Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

N&W 1218 ·
I had to snap them in place. They were sticking up on the ends. Photo was taken prior to snapping them down.
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mikey ·
Atlas seemed to be able to light the domes on the Zephyr cars,how much can it cost,plus wrong end on observation. Mikey
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TrainingDave ·
Things that would increase cost to these passenger cars: Lights in the domes Fully detailed interiors Specific domes for each road name So if those were all "fixed" and the prices were then increased, people would then gripe about the price even more than they already do. I would invite you guys to compare the prices of the 21" cars to the aluminum cars. To me, these are beautiful cars that are a great starting point for customization.
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

aterry11 ·
All domes from ANY MANUFACTURER are a pain in the arse!!! No ... seriously though all domes are hard too manufacture!
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

BANDOB ·
One of the forum sponsors, I think Custom O Decals, has very nice short LED strips. I used them to great success to light my Lionel 15" short domes. Perhaps they would work here as well.
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

J Daddy ·
Yes, the domes had very little light, remember at night that there were dim lit floor lights to make your way around. Nothing like sitting up there when your a kid at night and watching the stars...
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

J Daddy ·
Is there a way to drop the body down lower over the trucks... the " high water flood " look is really bothersome.
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

GREENRAIL ·
So here we are in the " Hi-Rail, O27 and Traditional 3-Rail O Gauge " - forum and everyone is getting their undies in a bundle about everything being prototypically correct. I think the set looks awful darn nice. Would look great on any layout. Enjoy that beautiful set!
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TrainingDave ·
Not without significant changes to the truck bolsters. The stamped sheet metal bolster would have to be lowered and then the top of the third rail pickup would have to be insulated to keep it from shorting to the sheet metal frame of the car.
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J Daddy ·
That is a real bummer. I like the cars but they look like they are way too high off of the trucks.
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EscapeRocks ·
beautiful set, and I love your classic tubular track!!!
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bob2 ·
This is a tough crowd!
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Rocky Mountaineer ·
Almost bought the Wabash set at the Allentown show today. Pete Costa had a 6-car set on display in boxes. Catl'g pics do NOT do these cars justice! Very smart-looking appearance for this set. Would have been quite the impulse buy, but then I'd need to find some motive power for it too. One thing always leads to another. So i excercised a little self control. Perhaps another day. David
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c.sam ·
Personally, I would much prefer lighted domes primarily to spark memories of those magical and beautiful silver Lionel (and Flyer) passenger cars when we were kids. Great memories too! Would seem there have been several excellent suggestions for modifications when you are adding the much-needed passengers. Perhaps drilling the holes and maybe covering them with translucent tape would be the easiest and best? That would add the light from the floor and appear the most prototypical...
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

NSBill ·
I'm asking this for a friend. How were these cars packed? Did the boxes come with bags? Were the 2 packs packed two to a box? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you. Bill
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Rocky Mountaineer ·
Bill, unless you're looking for something specific to the Wabash 21" set, take a look at my "first look" Texas Special thread from last week. There are pics of the packaging there. My Texas Special set came from Charlie Ro with an outer shipping carton that was created from the 4-pack's shipper, then extended a bit to hold the 2-pack product carton as well. So everything arrived in one outer box, if you follow what I'm describing. And I'm sure Charlie's crack shipping staff used the 2-pack's...
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NSBill ·
Thank you for that info David. Were the boxes themselves in plastic bags. The friend I'm asking for is a bit of a stickler about the packaging. He thinks that Pete probably gave him the set you mentioned in a previous post, and it's missing the outer bags and shipping carton for the 2 pack and so now he's all worked up over it. Bill
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Rocky Mountaineer ·
Bill, i do not recall the 4-pack or the 2-pack product boxes coming in bags. If your friend is thinking back to the days when these sets came in a product box surrounded by a clear plastic bag with a piece of tape labeled "factory sealed", those days appear to be history. All the importers are cutting corners everywhere they can. Last year, I purchased two "premium sets": Lionel's N&W Pocahontas passenger set, and an MTH CSX freight set with loco and Gunderson cars. Neither set came...
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NSBill ·
David thank you for replying back. He's always giving me a good laugh about how anal he can be with this stuff! Bill
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Rocky Mountaineer ·
As many here should know by now, I'll be the first to take Lionel to task for their pricing structure. But for the most part, the prices of their passenger cars remain "reasonable". Now we can argue that ABS cars should be considerably lower than their aluminum predecessors. But we're also paying for the new tooling, so the price-points of ABS are essentially picking up a shade below where prices of aluminum cars left off. Over in my Texas Special "first look" thread, I calculated roughly...
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

GREENRAIL ·
Gosh folks, last I looked this topic is posted in "Hi-Rail, O27 and Traditional 3-Rail O Gauge" forum, not in any of the Scale forums. I still think its a darn good looking set. Of course, I am more into operating fun than minute details of any of these trains. I am one of the outliers who isn't into all the minutiae some are. Perhaps that discussion would be better left to the Scale Forums. As long as the set is being enjoyed by the originator of this topic, then so be it. I for one would...
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
I still have extra stock of all four offered road names in both the 4 car and 2 car sets, plus the Empire State add on 2 cars sets.... On sale on our website. For that matter, I still have extra Hudson's and the Hudson passenger sets. Thanks.......
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

rboatertoo ·
I have the 4 pack and 2 pack of the Wabash cars. I purchased the Lionel e8 a while ago. When, I put them together I notice that the blue color of the cars is not the same as the blue color of the engines.
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Rocky Mountaineer ·
That's a big disappointment! I wonder if folks who own the Legacy FM Trainmaster locomotive or F3 ABBA's (I think Lionel did F3's recently, yes?) will fare any better. I only saw the passenger set briefly at the Allentown train show last weekend, and the cars had a very striking appearance to them. I consider myself very, very lucky that the new Texas Special passenger cars match the SD70ACe locomotives that Lionel produced almost 5 years ago. David
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J Daddy ·
YOU HAVE TO BE Kidding me?!
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Hot Water ·
Doesn't surprise me as the locomotive models are probably manufactured in a completely different location/factory than the passenger cars.
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Chuck K. ·
I'll stand corrected about whether Lionel kept K-Line tooling. However, I will also say that Lionel didn't seem to inherit K-Line's acumen in building a reasonably accurate passenger car. Chuck K.
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NSBill ·
You're absolutely right about that! It's a crime that the old K-line tooling is still sitting unused. Bill
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Hot Water ·
How do you know that the K-Line tooling, especially for passenger cars, is "still sitting unused"?
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NSBill ·
I was referring to scale passenger car tooling there. Last I heard Sanda Kan had it, and had no intentions of releasing it. So are you suggesting somebody is using the scale passenger car tooling? If so, who? Bill
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

Jtrain ·
I predict that we will see a lot of these cars on the secondary market in the near future, where they will sell for about $50/car (or less). They might be good for a repaint to something more correct, if the price is low enough.
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Re: Lionel Wabash Bluebird 21" Passenger Set

Rusty Traque ·
I suspect not. For every one person dissatisfied with the cars, there are probably ten that don't mind the inconsistencies and will keep them for their visual appeal. Rusty
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hclarke ·
Even if not exactly prototypical, these cars are really good looking! And, very smooth runners! I collect any and all Wabash and am very happy to have these.
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Rocky Mountaineer ·
Gotta agree with Rusty Traque on this one. $40-$50/car is more typical of the 15" aluminum passenger cars with passenger silhouettes instead of detailed interiors. It'll be quite some time before we see cars like the Lionel 21-inchers down that low from their current $110-$125 price-point. Having had my Texas Special cars on display for more than a week now, I can make the following observation: For what I was looking to accomplish, they are nice. Very nice, in fact. Enough so that I will be...
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Jtrain ·
You forgot the K-line 21" cars (if you can find them), which are aluminum, and quite a bit more accurate than the Lionel cars, at about the same price range. They can still be found, if you look long enough. K-line made some of the road-specific details, not all, but some of them, including the primary distinctive ones, while keeping the price down. Plus they are aluminum, a big plus. Lionel seemed to want to make these cars as cheaply as possible, with virtually no effort to make them...
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Charlie ·
Hey Jim: While I agree with most of what you wrote, the one item i question is the Kinematic couplers. You called them "slingshot". I think they are a great addition to the scale size cars, but I have to admit, I have only seen them on others cars, not my own. What is the issue you have with them? Charlie
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dPrasse ·
Beautiful set !
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Engineer-Joe ·
I finally got my hands on them and overall I like them. Not knowing what they should look like helps me with these toys. I was amazed at how long the lights took to go off! Seems like they take a bit to come on too. GRJ, what's in these to have the LEDs stay on so long? Must be some big caps?
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MTH Railking Vista Dome Part

Ricky S ·
Hi, I screwed up my MTH Railking Vista Dome dome part. The actual plastic dome, the 1/2 length. Where can I get a replacement? There is glue and other junk all over my current one.
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Re: MTH Railking Vista Dome Part

Mike D ·
Call MTH. Midge is the lady that handles parts requests. She is very helpful and friendly. I have purchased several parts from them over the years. Have the item number of the car or set it came in handy. It will make it easier for her to help you.
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Lionel North Pole Central Passenger Cars

Madgrty ·
I’m selling a set of all 8 Lionel North Pole Central Passenger cars. I’d like to sell as a complete set of all 8 and not separate the items. Item numbers include: 6-35134 Full Vista Dome Cupid 6-25196 Vista Dome Vixen 6-25182 Combo Car Dasher 6-25183 Coach Dancer 6-35135 Diner Car Donner 6-25184 Observation Car Prancer 6-25197 Baggage Car Comet 6-35173 Coach Car Blitzen All items are like new, in their original packaging and we’re used for display purposes only. I do not have the “expansion...
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