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@Drewski1992 posted:

Picked this Behemoth EM-1 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone up last month and boy is she a head turner!! Made a great lead engine for my WM Steam Era Coal Drag!

Also this was my first ever Lionel Legacy Engine and boy was I ever impressed with the speaker quality having had a fleet of MTH engines up to this point😎

That's a beauty! Enjoy!

@Drewski1992 posted:

Picked this Behemoth EM-1 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone up last month and boy is she a head turner!! Made a great lead engine for my WM Steam Era Coal Drag!

Also this was my first ever Lionel Legacy Engine and boy was I ever impressed with the speaker quality having had a fleet of MTH engines up to this point😎

Drew; it looks great!  I wish I had the room to run one.  I would sell several engines to get one.

@Drewski1992 posted:

Picked this Behemoth EM-1 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone up last month and boy is she a head turner!! Made a great lead engine for my WM Steam Era Coal Drag!

Also this was my first ever Lionel Legacy Engine and boy was I ever impressed with the speaker quality having had a fleet of MTH engines up to this point😎

That certainly is impresive. I can't imagine the realestate you need to run that.

@Dave Ripp. posted:

That certainly is impresive. I can't imagine the realestate you need to run that.

Minimum 072 on this girl Dave Haha.  I don’t run her at home because I don’t have O 72 curves, so she’s mainly a club layout runner.  when I first got the engine though I was able to run it up and down on my straight track but that’s about all I could do couldn’t enter any curves with it. Living in an apartment as of right now I don’t have the space for O 72 curves or above unless I did like a carpet layout. In fact most of the guys in our club that have big diesel or steam locomotives don’t have the space for a layout either so the club layout is really where we run a lot of our big stuff.

@Mark Boyce posted:

Drew; it looks great!  I wish I had the room to run one.  I would sell several engines to get one.

Thanks Mark!  I definitely agree she’s a beaut!  Of all the articulated steam locomotives out there, I had always wanted a Yellowstone.

What I thought was really cool is even though this is a what if paint scheme, the western Maryland was actually considering buying the EM1 because of the success the B&O had with it. Unfortunately, that never came to pass as the EM 1 was in existence for only a short time

I had originally wanted an M2 challenger but after some extensive research I found out that the M2 challengers from MTH had significant gear binding problems and other mechanical issues and that the majority of people that bought them had more problems with them than good experiences, so I felt like I would rather have an engine that would run well even if it was somewhat of a what if situation for this particular road. Sometimes there’s a compromise in model railroading just because of mechanical problems and I would rather have an engine that runs well than one that’s just a shelf model if that makes any sense

@Drewski1992 posted:

Minimum 072 on this girl Dave Haha.  I don’t run her at home because I don’t have O 72 curves, so she’s mainly a club layout runner.  when I first got the engine though I was able to run it up and down on my straight track but that’s about all I could do couldn’t enter any curves with it. Living in an apartment as of right now I don’t have the space for O 72 curves or above unless I did like a carpet layout. In fact most of the guys in our club that have big diesel or steam locomotives don’t have the space for a layout either so the club layout is really where we run a lot of our big stuff.

Drew, I knew it would take 072.  My curves are 054.  It is good you can take it to run at your club!!!

@Drewski1992 posted:

Thanks Mark!  I definitely agree she’s a beaut!  Of all the articulated steam locomotives out there, I had always wanted a Yellowstone.

What I thought was really cool is even though this is a what if paint scheme, the western Maryland was actually considering buying the EM1 because of the success the B&O had with it. Unfortunately, that never came to pass as the EM 1 was in existence for only a short time

I had originally wanted an M2 challenger but after some extensive research I found out that the M2 challengers from MTH had significant gear binding problems and other mechanical issues and that the majority of people that bought them had more problems with them than good experiences, so I felt like I would rather have an engine that would run well even if it was somewhat of a what if situation for this particular road. Sometimes there’s a compromise in model railroading just because of mechanical problems and I would rather have an engine that runs well than one that’s just a shelf model if that makes any sense

Drew, It is good to do the research!!  I try to be prototypical, but am like you making compromises where necessary!  At the cost of the high end steam engines, either Lionel, MTH, or other, you want to avoid any problems that can be anticipated.  What club do you belong to?

Picked up this TMCC B&O F3 from back in 2003 for a song today.  Thing had never been out of the box!

While lacking some of the bells and whistles of their legacy counterparts, I’m always impressed by the build quality and fit and finish of these early-to-mid-2000s Lionel diesels.

These F3s are good looking.   They power up nice and move well.  👍        Thanks for the video Woody.

@trestleking posted:

Picked up 3 cars at the "Christmas Trains" show in Sioux Falls, SD.   Two are early Atlas/Austria - I like their detail & they have already had weight & metal trucks added so they are good to go.  The TP&W is a new Weaver. I am happy to pickup 3 cars, that I like, for under $50 ttl.  IMG_2410

Definitely well spent cash.  😉  All three are nice.  I especially like the D&RGW .  I don't have a car like that but I'm going to have to look for one.

First 3 phots are all from the ATMA first frost- definitely very weaver centric ha!

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Got 2 Lionel items at the first frost: ATSF 50’ DD boxcar w/ End doors...Ford boxcar by Weaver was from eBay 2F885EF7-32C6-4AA5-8015-EEC6352A72DA

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The box in the Bottom left of the first picture contained this Weaver custom painted GP38-2 GM&O non-powered for only $50....Got the Legacy stamped BNSF NIB from a fellow TCA member ina Private Sale

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Love the GP38 in general! Wish that Lionel would make some with Legacy!!(it’s been 13 years since they’ve done so and they seem to have been relegated to LC + status)....Love geeps in general, already has the Kodachrome GP35 but wanted something more traditional yet still different- the subtle BNSF stamping on the loco body worked out great!

mkte to come!

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The "merchandise service" box car has never been done before in O scale, as I understand it. As for the yellow reefer, it's a re-run with new numbers, although this type of Monon reefer is entirely new to me since I didn't get the previous run.

Thank you to @MrMuffin'sTrains for all the great Monon stuff!

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Some recent pre-orders have arrived!

The "merchandise service" box car has never been done before in O scale, as I understand it. As for the yellow reefer, it's a re-run with new numbers, although this type of Monon reefer is entirely new to me since I didn't get the previous run.

Thank you to @MrMuffin'sTrains for all the great Monon stuff!





Those are both good looking. Mr Muffin's sure picks some nice units for custom runs.

Having grown up around Cleveland I initially wanted one of these when cataloged, but it just wasn't in the budget at the time.  Saw Mr. Muffin advertise this one and jumped at the chance.  Even though I'll probably never get to recreate Terminal Tower on my future layout, and don't do much re: electric, still will look nice at the front of my Lionel Empire State Express. 

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@Fridge56Vet posted:

Having grown up around Cleveland I initially wanted one of these when cataloged, but it just wasn't in the budget at the time.  Saw Mr. Muffin advertise this one and jumped at the chance.  Even though I'll probably never get to recreate Terminal Tower on my future layout, and don't do much re: electric, still will look nice at the front of my Lionel Empire State Express.

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Beautiful! I don't believe I was even aware of this engine - nicely done!!

George

Picked up this TMCC B&O F3 from back in 2003 for a song today.  Thing had never been out of the box!

While lacking some of the bells and whistles of their legacy counterparts, I’m always impressed by the build quality and fit and finish of these early-to-mid-2000s Lionel diesels.

Woody, seeing your great F3 set, I'll have to post this:

Just yesterday this Premier Western Maryland F3 AA set came in the mail.  I told myself I wasn't going to buy any more ProtoSound (PS1 if you will), but though it was made in 1995, it was new in the box except he put a BCR in it and checked out operation.  I got it for less than $200.  It runs great for a PS.  I have installed PS3 upgrade kits, but with the availability and who knows about upgrade kits with the 'New MTH', I may put ERR in it since I do run TMCC also.

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@Fridge56Vet posted:

Having grown up around Cleveland I initially wanted one of these when cataloged, but it just wasn't in the budget at the time.  Saw Mr. Muffin advertise this one and jumped at the chance.  Even though I'll probably never get to recreate Terminal Tower on my future layout, and don't do much re: electric, still will look nice at the front of my Lionel Empire State Express.

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I got one when they were first announced for basically the exact same reason. Looks beautiful they just seem so quiet compared to everything else.

@Fridge56Vet posted:

Having grown up around Cleveland I initially wanted one of these when cataloged, but it just wasn't in the budget at the time.  Saw Mr. Muffin advertise this one and jumped at the chance.  Even though I'll probably never get to recreate Terminal Tower on my future layout, and don't do much re: electric, still will look nice at the front of my Lionel Empire State Express.

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What kind of locomotive is this? I missed my chance to pick one up at my LHS before so I want to be ready next time.

@IRON HORSE posted:

Received a box yesterday of my 5 car MTH Premier custom runs from Berwyn's Trains.  Love them!  I was fortunate they all came in at the same time -- so I saved on shipping.  Thanks, Berwyn's, for help keeping the Midwest road names alive and your detailed work on creating these!

Mike



Nice haul Mike. You and Berwyns have great taste. I think the custom runs that are being done now are the future. So many choices as the dealers know what sells better than the manufactures.

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