Well, I hope they really were cheap. People here have posted about soaking in liquid detergent, alcohol, brake fluid and just about everything else. I've tried the liquid Tide and it worked, but I had to keep on soaking and scrubbing before everything came out of all the little molded-in details. Personally, I don't think these are worth the effort.
Went to the big train show in West Springfield over the weekend hoping to find another General to add to my collection. Found a couple but could only afford one. I ended up with the Union Pacific model by Lionel. It moves along pretty good. I've been redoing my layou (The Southwest Tombstone RR)an placed it on the top level loop. You can check out my layout in the video linked here. Lots more to do, but it's coming along. http://youtu.be/Ehhh3ZqiyUs
"Locomotive #11 was built by the Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay Maine. It is a combination of two 1925 Porter locomotives, #10 and #11 that had been on display at Edaville for years." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEkOBNVL7F4
Hi, Sadly, I missed meeting the many forumites at the show. But here are my photos. There were too many people around to get a nice clear shot like MELGAR's but I did get a couple of the cabin. What others have written about the volume of the whistle is not an exaggeration! Tomlinson Run Railroad
Thanks for posting the photo. It's a very nice little engine. It is misleading to state that it is a "very early locomotive." Very early would imply something built in the 1850s or 1860s. And in fact, not all "modern" steam engines were superheated or had piston valves. I fire an engine built in 1941 (the same year as the GS4 4449 Daylight) that is a soak and has slide valves.
Was at the Amherst Railway Society Big Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, Massachusetts on Saturday. Had a great time! The most impressive part of the day was an operating two-foot narrow gauge 0-4-0 steam switcher #11. I believe this steamer had been at the Edaville Railroad in South Carver, Massachusetts but now has been returned to Maine. It is in like-new condition evidently having been restored. The whistle was ear-shattering. This is a very early locomotive. It has slide valves...
I received a 2528WS "5 Star General Set" for Christmas in 1959. Since then, I collected almost all of the postwar sets, and then started on the MPC sets. I gave up at some point in the 1990s. I have way too many.
Al B. Love those Generals, too! Have four of them. Took a James Gang cheapy, replaced with Pullmor motor, added smoke, changed the drive rods, added 1872 gold bands and other decorations and now have a Wild West version! Also have that Union Pacific, if it's the one that looks very metallic! John Knapp
After months of planning the lower level bench work is complete! A newly constructed 4×8 table has filled the gap but there’s still a lot of work to be done. I have laid out the outer loop of Lionel Fastrack however it will be temporary. Why? Well, I’ll be using the same track for the Amherst Train Wreck 100th Anniversary Event so the rest of the track will have to wait until after March 29th! In the mean time I might as well have some fun with my Lionel Vision Line Union Pacific Big Boy...
That's neat. Where do the wheel-flange wheel sounds come from? I always thought that would make a great toy train addition as you hear them all the time on real trains, are they from the Big Boy or some sound box?
Sweet video... really personifies why Legacy Railsounds is top-notch! That V/L Big Boy "steam-boat whistle" is Lionel's best representation of a steam-boat style whistle to date. Paul, the scraping wheel-flange sounds come from the Vision Line reefers w/freight-sounds. If you missed out on those last year, you might want to pre-order the ones catalog'd this year. David
You are correct that it's Pacific Fruit Express car number 5888 which is making the sounds! I wasn't sure how much I would like the sounds when I got the car but now I don't know what I would do without them. It really adds to the realism. I got the Nickel Plate Beer car when I was working at Stockyard Express. It's one of the last Crown Model Products that we received before Weaver shut down. Glad you all enjoyed the video! The only issues I have had so far with the Big Boy is the...
Congratulations on your new modular layout, and it's in progress expansion project. Why not show us the progress as it happens with pictures, and details are also welcome too. Once again congratulations. Rich
@Chooch , I will keep you posted. In the mean time please take a look at these piece of eye candy. With any luck this blizzard will not keep us away from working on the layout this week. All the best, ~Kevin https://www.facebook.com/mprrclub/
Greetings. I am proud to announce that for the first time in many years that the Mohegan-Pequot Model Railroad Club (MPRR) now has a operating o-gauge modular layout. This interactive and kid-friendly layout was displayed at the Amherst Railway Society's Rail Hobby show in January. In its current configuration the MPRR layout measure just 5'6"x11'3" and contains eleven different operating accessories for kids to enjoy. Constructed to the Lionel FasTrack Modular Layout Standard ver. 2.0. this...
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