I've been looking for an affordable one for years. They're not very common on eBay anymore. I'm looking for the later version that came with the mp15 engine that had the horn and I believe it had a switch to switch from parallel to series running.  

The $150 set on eBay is the one first version without the horn.

 

IMO $150 plus shipping is steep for what they're offering. Basically you're getting a powered unit, three cars, and an unpowered unit...

Leroof posted:

RSJB18, your photos on your super cool  layout is why I have an interest in this set. i have always been a fan of your layout you know. thanks for sending the photos.

and thanks for advice from everyone else.

still looking....

Why thank you!

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RSJB18, your photos on your super cool  layout is why I have an interest in this set. i have always been a fan of your layout you know. thanks for sending the photos.

Btw, , how did where did you get the passengers for your set?

and thanks for advice from everyone else.

still looking....

I have seen both sets and never noticed interior occupants. 

 K line may have done limited numbers of seated passengers? 

RSJB18, you could have a RARE  set!  

Or hmmm, there might be a possibility that someone altered and inserted seated figures?

Anyway, Let me know if you grow tired of them....lol. 

Question: did you wire the MP 15 in series?  have you weighted down the MP 15 and FA dummy?  

They do look fantastic on the upper level of your layout!

Leroof.

It was this set that got me going in O after years in HO. I rewired my MP-15 in series, made a huge difference. Added a horn/bell board. My problem was the MP-15 was scale while the rest of the set is "traditional" size. I've sold the MP-15 and am using a RMT Bang these days, not quite right but the size is better.

Leeroof- Now that you mention it- the passengers could have been added by the previous owner. I just assumed the set came that way.

I have a pair of Yuengling cars too- same bodies, no passengers

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I rewire all of my K-line locos in series. No other way to run them unless you have a drag strip

Scotie- Yes the MP-15 is big by comparison. I just got a Railking LIRR RS-3 that may look better with the set. The LIRR did use RS-3's on their Scoot trains so it would be period appropriate.

Bob

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Bob, so I may have solved the  mystery greenport scoot ridership! Lol.

Clue: I looked at enlarged photos of the seated people in your LIRR passenger set.

they appear to be of the same generic molds of the mass produced little people that come in large numbers via Chinese manufacturing as seen on E bay. Not a bad thing if one can remove the roofs on these cars, assuming they have seats.

i recently acquired a LIRR Lionel 3 car  set that only has silhouette and presume no interiors.  They still look cool.  No pictures today, at work. I also agree the MP 15 is a bit big by comparison. The Railking RS 3 is perfect. Also fits the color scheme of my newly acquired Lionel 027 cars.

thanks for helping solve the K line mystery.

I once had the green K line NYC MP15. Yeah, did she run fast! Had I known about the series wiring I may have kept her intact. I tried modifying the motors with resistors and such. No dice.

I used the scale body for a scale engine project (2rail)  back in the day. A great engine for $30 at a train show in the 80's.

those were the days.

 

You may be on to something there. I always thought the figures looked too big for the seats. I will open a car up and see.

I'll post some photos.

There is a way to add diodes in series that also reduces the voltage to the motors. A little more involved but allegedly more reliable.

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