turbgine posted:

If sound is important to you the Lionel "Hooter" whistle on their "J's" is the best in the industry. The older generic Railsounds and the MTH whistle do not even come close. The MTH probably smokes better and using the DCS remote is great, but for the sound you can't beat the Lionel J's.

The N&W J did not have a "Hooter" whistle! The Lionel N&W does not have a "Hooter" whistle either!
The "hooter' whistle is the freight whistle and is found on the Y & A class locos.

MrMuffin'sTrains posted:

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Here are some pictures of the repainted and weathered J done by Harry.... I have had seven done so far, and the customers that received them have been very pleased. Lionel is giving us till the end of February to get any repaints paid for by them ordered. All that said, we have had customers that just wanted the weathering and not the repaint; and others that have been fine with them as they shipped. Sort of like pizza - individual tastes rule....

 

It is obvious to me like none of the stripes match up between the engine and tender, a problem that was addressed several years ago on factory paint. 
I sure am glad I didn't bite on this model. 

Big Jim posted:
MrMuffin'sTrains posted:

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Here are some pictures of the repainted and weathered J done by Harry.... I have had seven done so far, and the customers that received them have been very pleased. Lionel is giving us till the end of February to get any repaints paid for by them ordered. All that said, we have had customers that just wanted the weathering and not the repaint; and others that have been fine with them as they shipped. Sort of like pizza - individual tastes rule....

 

It is obvious to me like none of the stripes match up between the engine and tender, a problem that was addressed several years ago on factory paint. 
I sure am glad I didn't bite on this model. 

Agreed. 

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J 611 posted:
Big Jim posted:

It is obvious to me like none of the stripes match up between the engine and tender, a problem that was addressed several years ago on factory paint. 
I sure am glad I didn't bite on this model. 

Agreed. 

FWIW, if you look closely at the photos. The front  tender truck is not all the way on the rails, and it also appears that Harrys display is either not level, and/ or sagging between sawhorses.

Perusing youtube videos of these new J's, the stripes look to be lined up. Of course that doesn't fix the incorrect color.

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