Here's another ad.  This time the perpetrator is Lionel itself:

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Get a load of that kid's face!  Straight out of Reefer Madness.

 

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As one commenter on the other site said, "The kid's face clearly indicates he's got his sister's doll tied to the tracks."

Enjoy.

Steven J. Serenska

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Sure.  Why else would a grown man's kid want to play with trains? 

Paul  

Ship Rock Island ROCKET FREIGHT

 

2 Rails?  3 Rails?  Doesn't matter, I can't count that high in either case.

I love the smell of fresh-brewed creosote first thing in the morning.

If the government knew how much fun O-gauge railroading was, they'd outlaw it!

Common sense is my second best trait.  Nonsense is my first, of course. 

Serenska posted:

Once again, I am updating my own post with another ad from the same online group.  The caption someone added on the vintage advertising group was: "Hey son!  Let's climb into our underwear and play trains!"

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Steven J. Serenska

 

****, I've been doing it wrong, I'm usually fully clothed.  This weekend I'll try your method. 

Stu

(1)  Does the cigarette train come with a smoke unit?

(2)  Beside the fact that they're in their undies, what does the kid have on top of his leg with a wire coming out of that he's staring at with a weird grin?  ....it's reminding me of the Addam's family ....is he about to set off the explosives?

ScottV posted:

(1)  Does the cigarette train come with a smoke unit?

(2)  Beside the fact that they're in their undies, what does the kid have on top of his leg with a wire coming out of that he's staring at with a weird grin?  ....it's reminding me of the Addam's family ....is he about to set off the explosives?

It looks like the external wire that goes with the Lionel Generator car (the blue and white one).

https://www.tandem-associates....30_operating_car.htm

But, yeah, a strange looking scene.  

TCA, LCCA

ScottV posted:

(2)  Beside the fact that they're in their undies, what does the kid have on top of his leg with a wire coming out of that he's staring at with a weird grin?  ....it's reminding me of the Addam's family ....is he about to set off the explosives?

Well, it is an underwear ad after all. Nothing creepy about that.  No different than the bazillion underwear ads we see today in print, online, and tv.

Music, trains, boneless chicken farming
David

these cigarette ads are a hoot. One of my uncle's was a two pack a day unfiltered guy. He died at 93 of a heart attack. My father was 15 years younger and his comment was... "I knew the smoking was bad for him." Heavens! Pass the smoke fluid please!

Hokie 71

Chief of Operations, Free Union, Blacksburg, and Albemarle Railroad (FUBAR)

Robert S. Butler posted:

Serenska - that Winston ad really took me back - the version of that ad kids in my neighborhood used to sing was  - "Winstons taste bad like the one I just had. No filter, no flavor, just cotton-pickin' paper." 

RSB:

Funny, we had a similar version of the song in my neighborhood: "Winston tastes bad like the one I just had.  No filter, no taste, just a bunch of paper waste."

In hindsight, it's a pretty well-crafted melody, seeing how it's stuck with us all these years....

Steven J. Serenska

NOT LionelLLC posted:
Serenska posted:

Once again, I am updating my own post with another ad from the same online group.  The caption someone added on the vintage advertising group was: "Hey son!  Let's climb into our underwear and play trains!"

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Steven J. Serenska

 

****, I've been doing it wrong, I'm usually fully clothed.  This weekend I'll try your method. 

Stu

Go ahead - try and drink that visual out of your mind

Paul

... still have my fare - with just a trifle to spare...

 

 

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