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NS1975 posted:

I got my new Lionel UP1943 the day after Christmas, but I just now got around to opening it up. It is so beautiful and the graphics are terrific. The horn is so loud but I like it! I ordered the caboose to go with it but it has not come in yet.

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I can see why it's so loud, one of the chimes of the horn is bent down.

Shame that it came that way, but at least it's not the shell that is cracked.

Mine will be here Friday along with a bunch of HO and N scale goodies, I can’t wait. I already have the MTH Spirit of UP but the Lionel will run with my excursion stuff

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President Chief Operations Officer, The Lenny Lines

 

I love my trains!!!

 

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I posted about buying this product, MOLOTOW liquid chrome, a couple of weeks ago.  Finally got around to spraying it and it is GREAT!!!  My ability to spray it will determine how well it works in my application, but if you want simulated chrome on plastic, this is it:

Molotow ONE4ALL Acrylic Paint Refill, Liquid Chrome, 30ml Bottle, 1 Each [699.080)

There are a ton of YouTube videos on the product; check them out if you are looking for a great product:

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I'm going to experiment with PSI and generally how heavy/light I apply it.

 

Carl

 

WTB:  Lionel SF polished aluminum, full-dome 15" passenger car, 6-19128, for paint project; no box needed; minor or repairable cosmetic damaged examples considered.

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Long story short.  When I picked up this hobby, Lionel had nothing close to what Mike was bringing out with MTH.  I chose MTH products and entered a pre-order for the Lionel Verandah Turbine.  Odyssey was being introduced as well as a break through in quality, scale & realism with this new offering.  I waited a long time and went through the "Odd-No-See" phase where the development was not going very quickly.

 

Fast forward to last year went I got back in "Grandkids & such",  I decided to purchase both brands since the Big L was really doing well.  I wanted to buy the engine I always wanted and purchased a used Lionel Verandah Turbine.  needless to say, I am thrilled and look forward to receiving it.  I sense it will be a long time before we see a diecast diesel engine like this one.  

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Today I had to go out and pick up my Tuesday Night Train Crew 2 car beer reefer set. This is the second run the group has done and this one came out nicer then the first and that one was a looker. Plus when I got home my package from scenis express was on the door step. Pics............Paul

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Neat that you have your own custom beer cars, Paul.

And if there is a fat screw head in your track in those photos I did not see it.

 

 

 

Carl

 

WTB:  Lionel SF polished aluminum, full-dome 15" passenger car, 6-19128, for paint project; no box needed; minor or repairable cosmetic damaged examples considered.

I got this off eBay, showed up today. Only sixteen bucks, shipped, and in very good condition. I always wanted the manual for an ALCO R-S3.

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The ET&WNC had two RS-3, traded for their former SRR 2-8-0s in 1967 (which eventually went to the Southern steam program as 630 and 722). I saw these RS-3s in a scrap line at Elizabethton TN in the early 80s. One got preserved, at TVRM in Chattanooga, and will eventually get restored as the Central of Georgia unit it originally was.

I never got to see their RS-3s in service that I can recall, but as a kid we'd go through the area on family vacations to visit relatives so maybe I did see them and just didn't know an ALCO product when I saw one (as I'd have been a little kid at the time).

Though I'm not into 3-rail (or even standard gauge in O), I'm seriously considering getting a O scale RS-3 if I can find an inexpensive one and making it into ET&WNC 210, the one that still exists today, and this manual will be part of that eventually:

 

 

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Greetings Everyone,

 Just picked up this Norfolk Southern OCS F7 A-B-A and a set of 70’ Smooth Side cars to go with it from Stockyard Express (Thank You Clyde).  It is not the exact “OCS” set but looks great regardless.  Here’s a short video of her Westbound passing my N S Reading Heritage unit on the Eastbound iron.

 

Chief Bob (Retired)

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Greetings Everyone,

 Just picked up this Norfolk Southern OCS F7 A-B-A and a set of 70’ Smooth Side cars to go with it from Stockyard Express (Thank You Clyde).  It is not the exact “OCS” set but looks great regardless.  Here’s a short video of her Westbound passing my N S Reading Heritage unit on the Eastbound iron.

 

Chief Bob (Retired)

The OCS F7s look great!  Close enough cars look great to me!!

Got in a loco, a Williams by Bachman UP 4-6-0, from OGR advertiser Mario's, that, with the Weaver 2-8-0, when l find one, make a great pair for power on a short line.  I have an MTH Russian decopod, as once used on the DT&l and other "shorter" lines.   However, K-Line and Lionel have offered Mikados appropriate for  shortline use.  All will be decaled for my fictitious road.  These take care of "mainline sevice".  Still hoped for are a logging 2-4-4-2, and small two truck Heislers for the logging branch.  The decapod should have the "grunt" to serve the coal mining branch.  Also got in two more Matchbox 1937 IH trucks, one well along on a bash into a box truck.  Who got the Weaver 2-8-0 molds? Any hope of them, like the W by B 4-6-0, being reoffered?

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

Matt Makens posted:

Whoops, I forgot I bought s whittle won too

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Congrats on your latest acquisitions. It's an awesome paint scheme. I'd get myself one of these, if I had a steady income. I personally like this model of SD70ACe, because of the nose mounted headlight. Something about the high mounted headlight looks strange to me.

Bill T posted:

Very nice!! Was the covered hopper a custom run?? (edit) Pat's Trains has several RJ Corman items in stock...

I believe it is just a cataloged item from MTH.

Posts like yours somehow ending up costing me money.......lol

CFO, Construction Superintendent; Clinch River, and Southern RR.. (The CRS O Gauge Line)

Woodson posted:
Bill T posted:

Very nice!! Was the covered hopper a custom run?? (edit) Pat's Trains has several RJ Corman items in stock...

I believe it is just a cataloged item from MTH.

Posts like yours somehow ending up costing me money.......lol

The CFO (me) 'found' the $$$ and placed my order (phone) with Pat's Trains this afternoon.... Very nice guy to deal with!!!!!

CFO, Construction Superintendent; Clinch River, and Southern RR.. (The CRS O Gauge Line)

Woodson posted:
Woodson posted:
Bill T posted:

Very nice!! Was the covered hopper a custom run?? (edit) Pat's Trains has several RJ Corman items in stock...

I believe it is just a cataloged item from MTH.

Posts like yours somehow ending up costing me money.......lol

The CFO (me) 'found' the $$$ and placed my order (phone) with Pat's Trains this afternoon.... Very nice guy to deal with!!!!!

He is a great guy to deal with!  I have talked with him on the phone several times and visited the store once.

Mark Boyce posted:

I first saw an RJ Corman engineer here in Pennsylvania custom painting engines in their colors.  Now that Corman has grown, I am seeing factory models more and more.  Very nice!!

RJ Corman has a fair presence here in parts of South Carolina.. I used to see their Coil Cars quite frequently at a fabrication plant right down the road from me... I took lots of pictures!!... I have them around here somewhere.. I've been looking for someone to custom paint some cars for me in Corman livery, or at least make the decals so I could customize some cars myself.. My design skills are poor.. I think there was a thread a couple years ago about such, but I know of no action taken....

CFO, Construction Superintendent; Clinch River, and Southern RR.. (The CRS O Gauge Line)

I went to Wally World and recalling the 150 trees one of you had picked up on sale, I swung my cart that way. I found the last two usable holiday diorama trees in the store hiding in the only remaining 90% off box. The others tangled in a "black pillow batting" "ball o' mess"; I fished out 2, 4inch snow dusted pines. About 1/4" taller. Than a Greneral's railed W&A waestern coach; perfect.

  The one on the left is a little Charlie Brown-ish branch barren, but 2 at 8¢ for a 16¢ total, is was pretty fun.  Maybe not a forests worth of fun, but smiles worth IMG_20190112_211742~3

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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This was delivered today. Gonna upgrade a Postwar 2343 F3 and Williams Alco PA. Should give me something to do over the upcoming weekend snow storm. Got 2 more AC Commanders and another Cruise Commander to buy after this. Then all my locomotives will be TMCC or DCS. Decided to just upgrade my non command locomotives instead of replacing them as they run well, I like them, and the upgrades are cheaper than replacing them. 

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Santa Fe, All the Way

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