New Haven Joe posted:

Were there any 2 rail O scale layouts modular layouts at the show?  I have looked through the photos and I can't tell the scale of many of the 2 rail modular layouts.  By 2 rail O scale I mean mainline trains - not On3 or On30, etc.  NH Joe

NH Joe,

Here's the 2 Rail scale layouts.   IMG_20200126_102226280IMG_20200126_103641263IMG_20200126_103609563IMG_20200126_103712017IMG_20200126_102237745IMG_20200126_103630270IMG_20200126_103800867IMG_20200126_103736974IMG_20200126_103742522IMG_20200126_103604140

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falconservice posted:

I like the photo of the LIONEL display of items from the 2020 catalog. 

Could someone please take a close-up photo at the LIONEL display of the Standard O BURLINGTON NORTHERN modern 50' box car. 

I am debating ordering that one, but I need to see what it looks like up close to know what they are actually producing.

Thank you.

Andrew

IMG_20200126_113406131Here's the BN boxcar.   😀Sorry, just kidding.   The scale one you wanted is below.IMG_20200126_113355547IMG_20200126_113340863

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CNJ #1601 posted:

Lionel also had on display an unpainted production sample of the all-new beer car from the latest catalog.  Sorry I didn’t take any pictures yesterday...I was too determined to make it through all 4 buildings in the time I had!  Maybe someone could grab a photo today and post it here for those interested in seeing what it looks like.

Here's the unpainted beer car sample from the Lionel booth.IMG_20200126_113350890IMG_20200126_113335847

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Mike McCutcheon posted:
falconservice posted:

I like the photo of the LIONEL display of items from the 2020 catalog. 

Could someone please take a close-up photo at the LIONEL display of the Standard O BURLINGTON NORTHERN modern 50' box car. 

I am debating ordering that one, but I need to see what it looks like up close to know what they are actually producing.

Thank you.

Andrew

IMG_20200126_113406131Here's the BN boxcar.   😀Sorry, just kidding.   The scale one you wanted is below.IMG_20200126_113355547IMG_20200126_113340863

That is a very good look and comparison of the two Burlington Northern box cars.

The BN Hi-Cube box car has a representation of freshly painted Cascade Green.

The BN modern 50' box car looks like the Cascade Green covered with road grime.

I think I will order at least one of them.

Andrew

superwarp1 posted:

Nice pics everyone.   A few thoughts about the show:

CharlesRo, blowing out prices on Hudson’s.

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Charlie also had a fantastic price on the Lionel PS-1 FreightSounds boxcars from the 2019 catalog (that supposedly have revised/better sounds than previous runs).  I bought this Susquehanna “Susie Q” for $89.  That’s $45 off the $135 MSRP...I couldn’t pass it up!2CA068DB-4502-4F41-A47A-5B414AAE7C88AFC74FF6-2C6D-4CCA-8289-66348AB4AE3C

Joe

Enjoying this Great Hobby in memory of Dad & Pop...the "original Joe's" responsible for my interest in trains!!

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Went both days and enjoyed the show very much. Particularly enjoyed seeing Dotty and meeting more Forum members at the photo shoot. My impression was that Saturday was very crowded and, in talking to some of the dealers, people were buying. Sunday felt less busy. I thought there was slightly less O gauge than in the past. Seems like some of the vendors such as Pioneer Valley ( I think that is the vendor who has been in the corner of the Young building near Ross switches ) who brought a significant selection of O gauge were not present. I'm hoping that is not the beginning of a significant trend. There were many terrific layouts displaying wonderful artistry in every gauge.  All in all, a very nice show and very much worth attending if you like hanging out with "train people" and looking at all kinds of trains.

Ed Kaz

Got to the show about 9:30 Saturday morning  - only issue was the line to exchange pre-paid tickets for bracelets was about 10 times longer than the regular ticket line !

It was definitely packed. We got to all the buildings and saw Steve at RCS but missed the photo shoot. Like Ed said, I also thought there were slightly less o-scale vendors than in the past and hope that is not a trend. 

Had a great time and picked up this MTH Railking B&M six wheel truck Flatcar with Rocket load at a great price - even marked "Hanscom AFB" which is not too far from where we live. The blue looks a little greenish in the photo but it is definitely B&M blue.

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Thank you for all the photographs Don and everyone!  It looks like a great show!!  A young modeler I know who lives about an hour from me attended and came home with some good deals on MTH.  He said it is an 8-hour trip one way.  Based on that, I know it would take me at least 9.  

On Saturday, I made my first pilgrimage to The Big E. I met up with MELGAR and Arnold Cribari shortly after opening - they were planning on spending the full day, but this being my first major outing after my second knee replacement last year, I opted for just 3 - 4 hours. I will definitely be back for a longer look.

While the annual discussion about this show always involves much angst that “there isn’t much O”, I was quite happy with the broad offerings at the show. While I was waiting for MELGAR and Arnold, I was wandering through the Charles Ro’s booth which was about 1/3 O, 1/3 AF, and 1/3 USA Trains (I’d love to know how much real estate you need to run those beautiful monsters!!!). While there isn’t as much O as at York, you get a number of other areas of interest. There are a number of railroad historical societies (I joined the NYC), quite a few structure and scenery outfits, a number of interesting layouts. I passed a number of well attended clinics/demos. Missed one or two items on my list, but overall, it was a great experience.

I didn’t do much buying, and the funny part is that my major spending was for two cars from Grzyboski’s... my local train shop - it was a long trip to beat the PA sales tax!!!

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One of the most interesting things I saw was the layout of the New Haven Society of Model Engineers. Some pics of their amazing bridge have been posted, but what the pics don’t do justice to is that it took two years to build the bridge, due in part to the fact that it has app. 20,000 hand set rivets!!! Here is a short video of the bridge being raised.

Finally, there was this sight in the parking lot, just in front of where I parked... before opening, the owner was swapping different train horns on the contraption on his roof, then testing them... would be a lot of fun while driving in New York City   Unfortunately, this is the smallest horn he had - wish I had gotten a picture of the big double horn.

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Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

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CNJ #1601 posted:

Lionel also had on display an unpainted production sample of the all-new beer car from the latest catalog.  Sorry I didn’t take any pictures yesterday...I was too determined to make it through all 4 buildings in the time I had!  Maybe someone could grab a photo today and post it here for those interested in seeing what it looks like.

Here's the unpainted beer car sample from the Lionel booth.IMG_20200126_113350890IMG_20200126_113335847

These would look great in the SL-SF FRISCO graphics. There used to be FRISCO insulated box cars similar this on the Grand Trunk Western in the 1990's. 

http://canadianfreightcargalle...lsf600244&o=slsf

Andrew

I didn't expect to attend as of the previous month, but I got a ride up and made a day of it. Didn't run into anyone I knew (or at least that recognized me) but I did get to spend a little more than on just meals:

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Both of these came from Grysboski's. The caboose in the upper right corner was from last year's show (the dust came with it, but it'll get washed...eventually )

---PCJ

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