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Apples55 posted:
paul 2 posted:

Paul, nice additions. Where did you get the Wilkes-Barre milling company car............Paul2

Paul 2;

There are actually two of them (94924, 94925) - I only posted a pic of one. I picked them up from Grzyboski’s a couple of weeks ago, but they are no longer on his website. Nicholas Smith (my second favorite place to give money) still shows them as available.

P.S. Since there is a Paul, and you’re Paul 2, does that make me Paul 3???

Paul 3, LOL

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A old David O King Toonerville Trolley almost LN and runs great. I ordered one from a Train tore in Long Island, NY about 1980 and they never shipped. I did get my money back finally after filing a complaint with the Post Office and finally got this one about 38 years later lol.

Sueme Valley System

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Got both of these yesterday at the Great Midwest Train Show in Wheaton, IL. A Weaver 40' Santa Fe express boxcar for my Fast Mail Express and a Lionel NYC GP9 B unit. The GP9 B unit will be painted in ATSF zebra stripes in the next few months to give me an ABA set of Geeps.

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It's finally here! I bought this on eBay for a great deal last Monday and it finally arrived! Seller broke off one of the steps and the front orange cable broke off during shipping, both were fixed without too many swear words and with a bit of glue. Of course the engine works perfectly on my home layout. But I will have to take it to my local club to give it a proper shakedown, hopefully this weekend!IMG_20181210_182743

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My DCS system arrived this afternoon. I wired it in and it works great in both DCS and conventional mode. I can't believe I didn't buy a command control system earlier. It's great fun. I'll have to pick up a CAB2 remote/base combo soon as well. 

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Great Buy Lou, Let me know how it goes, I have one but haven't really used it yet as I am still build the layout!

Colorado Hirailer, I sure hope you get things worked out!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

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Paul, I thought you were Paul not Paul three. So if you are one I am two then there are more of us out there LOL. 

Ran over to Menards and picked up these items. Dave's garage will work on my attic layout. Needed a few more REA box cras for switching purposes. Pics.........Paul

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mike g. posted:

Great Buy Lou, Let me know how it goes, I have one but haven't really used it yet as I am still build the layout!

Colorado Hirailer, I sure hope you get things worked out!

So far it works great. My only complaint is that I can scroll the click wheel on the remote faster than it wants to respond (i.e. moving voltage up and down). I have to be more patient apparently. 

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 Last week, JOEYBATTS posted about a set of Lionel hoppers exclusive to Trainland. Having spent the first 40 years of my life living in Brooklyn, I had to order these two - proving once again that reading this Forum is a bad influence    The funny thing is, in the late 70’s/early 80’s, I lived a couple of blocks from Trainworld when they were on Ave. M, next to the Ave. M subway station.

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I really have to stop buying trains... or clear out some additional storage space!!!

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 

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Paul,

Love those New York hoppers, love the name Joey Batts, Trainworld is great.  Funny.  I'm sure Ray Liotta would be proud.

I would order all of them.  Only problem is I have no room for much of anything, including these, and I have TWO layouts!

Jerry

JerryG posted:

Paul,

Love those New York hoppers, love the name Joey Batts, Trainworld is great.  Funny.  I'm sure Ray Liotta would be proud.

I would order all of them.  Only problem is I have no room for much of anything, including these, and I have TWO layouts!

Jerry

Jerry;

No room... No room... Really??? Come on... just how often do you use the dining room??? What about that extra bathroom??? And do you really need all that stuff you hide in the kitchen cabinets???

But seriously... I hear you. I really have to do some donating of stuff I’ll never run again to clear out some space. The cars are nice - my first LionScale cars, but I had to limit myself to those from my old home, the City of Churches!!! 

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 

Apples55 posted:
JerryG posted:

Paul,

I would order all of them.  Only problem is I have no room for much of anything, including these, and I have TWO layouts!

Jerry

Jerry;

No room... No room... Really??? Come on... just how often do you use the dining room??? What about that extra bathroom??? And do you really need all that stuff you hide in the kitchen cabinets???

               NOPE...

 

 

 

 

                              have just enough room...

 

 

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briansilvermustang posted:
Apples55 posted:
JerryG posted:

Paul,

I would order all of them.  Only problem is I have no room for much of anything, including these, and I have TWO layouts!

Jerry

Jerry;

No room... No room... Really??? Come on... just how often do you use the dining room??? What about that extra bathroom??? And do you really need all that stuff you hide in the kitchen cabinets???

               NOPE...

  

                              have just enough room...  

Brian;

You are beginning to frighten me... I think an intervention may be called for. We’ll be sure to bring ice cream for Izzy - does she have a favorite flavor???   

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 

Very excited...I just ordered this MTH locomotive on Monday from the Model Railroad Shop in Piscataway, New Jersey. I've always loved the Alco RS engines and the Lehigh Valley RR has special significance for me—its office building is in Bethlehem where my Dad went to Lehigh University in the 1940s. And, the railroad was a co-builder of Union Station where he came and went from school, although most likely on the Reading Railroad. The Reading was the LVRR's partner in the building and Bethlehem was the terminus for that branch (the Bethlehem Branch, I believe), and it snaked its way through the South Side...it's now the South Bethlehem Greenway.

MTH Alco RS-11 O-Guage Diesel Locomotive

 

James T Callahan

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Apples55 posted:

 Last week, JOEYBATTS posted about a set of Lionel hoppers exclusive to Trainland. Having spent the first 40 years of my life living in Brooklyn, I had to order these two - proving once again that reading this Forum is a bad influence    The funny thing is, in the late 70’s/early 80’s, I lived a couple of blocks from Trainworld when they were on Ave. M, next to the Ave. M subway station.

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I really have to stop buying trains... or clear out some additional storage space!!!

I was just in the Lynbrook store Monday Paul. I saw the whole set on the shelf but they are too big for my layout. Good thing or I would have bought 'em all.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

Picked these up at one of the antiques and collectibles markets around here.

Conrail Caboose 

Conrail caboose is by RMT and frosted lamp light came from the same shop outside the model train exhibit there. Love RMT and its my first o gauge Conrail car which is odd considering I loved Conrail as a kid. They also had a RMT Rahway R.R. caboose for cheap that I should've bought as well but I hope to get that next week. 

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Plan to use this for my Texas Special project to simulate the stainless steel panels on the locomotives.  It will be applied to plastic sheet material simulating fluting from Union Station:

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Props to forumite Hancock52 for buying and testing this product, and bringing it to my attention, and also for the Union Station product which may be a perfect match.  Thanks, Andy.

 

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

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Carl

James T Callahan posted:

Very excited...I just ordered this MTH locomotive on Monday from the Model Railroad Shop in Piscataway, New Jersey. I've always loved the Alco RS engines and the Lehigh Valley RR has special significance for me—its office building is in Bethlehem where my Dad went to Lehigh University in the 1940s. And, the railroad was a co-builder of Union Station where he came and went from school, although most likely on the Reading Railroad. The Reading was the LVRR's partner in the building and Bethlehem was the terminus for that branch (the Bethlehem Branch, I believe), and it snaked its way through the South Side...it's now the South Bethlehem Greenway.

MTH Alco RS-11 O-Guage Diesel Locomotive

 

James,

Live about 10-15min from Lehigh University which my great-grandfather attended in the 40s as well as my grandfather. I have a good amount of relatives who worked for the Steel as well. Love the LVRR and congrats on the ALCO RS-11.

Bought a BIG, and I mean big, RR book today. The title is "The American Railroad Passenger Car" b John H. White printed in 1978The thing is 12 1/2 inches high,10 1/2" wide, 2" thick with 700 pages. White was a curator at the Smithsonian. Book must weigh 20 lbs. Cost $35 but well worth it. Have glanced through it and seems a good read.  Also found an adapter for my Enesco  steam engine with the two mice crew and it works !!  Needs a few cosmetic repairs though.

Over the past week or so I've separately purchased 4 of the 5 car polished aluminum Santa Fe 15" passenger car set:

  • 6-16110 Combo car
  • 6-16111 Diner car
  • 6-16112 Passenger car
  • 6-19113 Vista Observation car

The only one I've received is my favorite--the dome observation car--the polished aluminum and fluted sides are exceptional.  I'll post photos of all four once they are in hand.  I'm passing on the baggage car since the consist will only be 5 or 6 cars.  These will go to the paint shop and become Texas Special cars under a unique lend/lease agreement between SF and MKT.  In fact, the dome observation car, named "Vista Valley" in this set, is former SF "Silver Sky" previously operated as part of the California Zephyr.

The current operator of The Texas Special is seeking a full length dome, 15" polished aluminum car by LIONEL.  Contact info in my profile.

 

Carl

Gee, given the discussion on another thread about the newer types of controllers available, I'm (almost) embarrassed to show my latest arrival:

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Got it for under $30.00. As you can see, it's in really good condition, even though the light covers are missing. I may just install some colored bulbs in place of the clear ones and call it good. Both outputs are putting out the correct voltage, and the cord is in fine shape as well.

It's not as big as I imagined it would be (just slightly larger than my Lionel type "S"), and I see now it only goes up to 15 volts, unlike the "S's" 19V, so although the rated wattage is higher (110 vs. 80), the "S" seems to have a little more "head room" on the throttle. Still, I'm pleased with this old piece of equipment. 

Mark in Oregon

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@Strummer nice AF transformer. Do you primarily run 2 rail Flyer or 3-rail? Nothing to be embarrassed about, it is cool-  I love those handles. I use a #1 35 watt/16 volt output for accessories and an 8b 100 watt, 15 volt output for my 3-rail mainline which was surprisingly a big improvement over my Lionel 1033 on that line.

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@Strummer nice AF transformer. Do you primarily run 2 rail Flyer or 3-rail? Nothing to be embarrassed about, it is cool-  I love those handles. I use a #1 35 watt/16 volt output for accessories and an 8b 100 watt, 15 volt output for my 3-rail mainline which was surprisingly a big improvement over my Lionel 1033 on that line.

1. Thank you. I'm really liking it so far. The range of speed(s) is very, very good. Not bad for something made in 1953(?), which I guess makes it a 65(!) year old appliance. 

2. I like to run whatever the mood strikes me. Since I just recently got an AF 300, and now this, I'm leaning a little towards the Flyer stuff... at least for now. This old stuff is very affordable, and of course, works great!  

Mark in Oregon

Of all the steam engines purchased in the last two years,  The Lionel H-10 is by far the best value and most reliable of the steam engines. My "Pennsylvania Lines" #1709 and "Western Allegheny" #85 H-10 engines with West Lines Tenders are fun to operate.  The swinging bell, Steam Whistle Effect and regular stack smoke give this 2-8-0 engine a lot for its price.  The H-10 can pull ten 21-inch Pennsylvania passenger cars that I detailed with Preiser people.  I finally have engines out of the sealed box that work well and are fun to operate.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

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