I hate to sound surprised but the Y-3 looks much better than I expected.  I guess the catalogs never do justice to any model.  That really is a nice looking locomotive!  You'd think that being a slightly smaller articulated steamer they could have made it handle a tighter diameter track.

 

In other news I finally got my hands on a black FEF-3 Lionel 6-11131.  Here's a couple quick pics.....

 

 

Lionel FEF 6-11131

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Originally Posted by WITZ 41:

I hate to sound surprised but the Y-3 looks much better than I expected....That really is a nice looking locomotive!  

 

In other news I finally got my hands on a black FEF-3 Lionel 6-11131.  Here's a couple quick pics.....

 

The Y-3 surpassed my expectations, also.  

 

david1 recommended it or I probably would of passed on this one.  It just didn't look that nice in the catalog. 

 

Glad you got an FEF, you'll love that locomotive.  It truly is one of Lionel's best. Wouldn't be surprised to see it in a future catalog, Vision Line or not.

 

Now you need to get a layout built!

Beautiful Turbine!  Surprised we haven't saw a recent release of this one.

 

I recently watched Pentrax's video on the UP Turbines.  Really enjoyed the different versions UP used, the scenery and the time line.

 

Dave, can you post pictures of your JLC Grey Challenger?  I would like to see it.

 

Thanks,

Lionel Legacy 4-12-2, #9000, Old Livery (6-11343)

 

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The real deal:

  

#9000, 4-12-2, Old Livery

 

The Union Pacific type locomotive is a unique locomotive to add to any collection. For those of us in love with big UP steam, it doesn't get any better than a 4-12-2 rigid frame locomotive!  It was the largest non-articulated engine on the UP line. 

 

I like the old livery.  Not the era I am going to model but real trains didn't have 3 rails either!  

 

I was looking for the weathered version Lionel released and came across this one. It'll eventually be weathered like all of my steamers will be: to include my VL Big Boy.    

 

The Legacy version is impressive: great sound, whistle smoke and nice details.  If I can find some more time, I'll compare the TMCC and Legacy #9000.

 

 

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Originally Posted by WITZ 41:
Looks good. Lionel makes enough "shield" overland UP rolling stock to find a car or two to pull behind it.  I think there's a double sheathed boxcar in the recent big boy catalog too.

 Lionel UP double sheathed boxcar (6-27232)

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From the 2007 Vol 2 catalog, I found these at a local train store that's closing its doors. They are really nice.  Love the details and the 'brake shoes' on the trucks!

 

Been looking for something with "Overland Livery" to go with my 4-12-2 (old livery). I bought 5 cars the dealer had at a great price.  Not shown here, I have an MTH CA-1 to match them.  Should make a nice looking train.

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Originally Posted by J Daddy:

yes and they have correct trucks on them! Hurray!

 

 I  wish Lionel would retool the turbine with Legacy and more refined pilot/ details...

time for a fixed pilot!

The prototype Veranda Turbine did not have a fixed pilot. The gap needs to be closed to today's standards but it needs to swing just like the prototype.

Originally Posted by david1:

The cars are very nice.

Thanks Dave.  I really like'em.  They're as nice as the PFE Reefers.  I can't tell you how easy they roll-it's like the wheels have roller bearings!

 

I looked/asked about a black FEF yesterday at the train store that is going out of business.  Thought he might have one for you.  After much searching, they concluded there wasn't one in the store.

 

The one at the estate sale today was grey.  I know you already have it.

 

Originally Posted by J Daddy:

yes and they have correct trucks on them! Hurray!

 

 I  wish Lionel would retool the turbine with Legacy and more refined pilot/ details...

time for a fixed pilot!

I'm really impressed by this car, the detail is outstanding!

Ahhhh.....Finally arrived!  Scale Union Pacific 4-8-2. Two Tone Grey with Silver/White stripes.  Legacy Railsounds, fatboy speakers, awesome chuffing/synchronized smoke, whistle steam, LED lights, O-54 capable, $1099.99. A matching scale heavyweight 6-car set and 2-car add on set on the way!

 

 

 

UP 7861 4-8-2 a

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UP 7861 4-8-2 f

 

 

 

Oh wait....I'm sorry... I must be dreaming.   This locomotive is DCC and only Half O scale.  But I guess a guy has to have a dream.....here's to hoping someday......but no harm in a little fun until then!

 

 

(side note: BLI makes a pretty nice MT-73).

 

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I totally fell for that!    I was thinking the whole time, "Where did he get that?" !!!  At first I thought you picked a 2 rail one and had it converted!

 

Good one!

 

Sure would be nice in 3RS.   MTH cancelled this locomotive a few years ago.  There were to be 4 different variants. 

 

It's on my list of scratch built locomotives to build in the future.

 

Enjoyed the humor!

Just a little camera perspective trickery and a loose piece of rail laid on the center of the track just in front and behind the locomotive.  It came in yesterday (I run some HO too) I figured a few folks might get a kick out of it.

I sure would like one in O scale.

Lionel Union Pacific Aluminum Streamlined Passenger Car 4 Pack (6-39146)

 

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Lionel Union Pacific Aluminum Streamlined Passenger Car 2 Pack (6-39194)

2 x 6-39194 Sets of Dining/Coach Cars:

 

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These nice passenger cars come from a forum member (you know who you are  and thank you) and are from 2001. They're 15" cars with the detailed interiors.

 

I'm impressed by the quality of these cars (they're heavy!)  and extremely happy with this purchase. They're very well made and will look beautiful behind an FEF or Challenger.  My only regret is not having my layout built to watch this beautiful train operate!

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Those are very nice cars Aaron.

 

WITZ41 almost gave me a heart attack, I thought I missed something. I almost went for all my catalogs to see if I had a senior moment. 

 

I had the MTH one on order when they decided to cancel it. Beings I run mostly tmcc/legacy I'll just wait for Lionel to do it. 

Witz, 
 
I thought the title of this thread changed!  I went to page one and re-read your original post.  Sneaky!
 
This thread has shown how many great Lionel UP items are available.  And, we are missing a lot of items built over the years.  I like opening it up to other manufacturers.
 
If I have time, I'll post some other items.  
 
Can you imagine the layout we could build if the 3 of us (Witz, David and I) put all our UP equipment together?
 
Originally Posted by david1:

Those are very nice cars Aaron.

 

Thanks Dave!  

 

3 of the 5 cabooses you have are on my want list!  Scary how similar our UP taste is!  Let me know if you ever sell any of them .

 

WITZ41 almost gave me a heart attack, I thought I missed something. I almost went for all my catalogs to see if I had a senior moment. 

 

He got me too!

 

I had the MTH one on order when they decided to cancel it. Beings I run mostly tmcc/legacy I'll just wait for Lionel to do it. 

 

I sure hope they do, I'll definitely buy one.  It'd be perfect at the front of a passenger train.

Nice Looking cars and Cabeese! Did those 15" Aluminum Passenger cars come like that or were they modified to add detailed interiors??

 

On the sharing side.....

 

You've probably seen this pic already, Atlas O 8359B, as I've posted it on the "Buy anything cool lately" topic.  Atlas makes some nicely detailed refer cars.  This is modeled after one of the two all aluminum UP/SP PFE refers.

 

 

Atlas O 8359B

 

 

Another car I would like to share is one that most scale modelers/runners might not take a second look at:

 

MTH 30-7915 Union Pacific Searchlight Car

 

Obviously not prototypical. More than a few years old too. More of a homage to O-27, but it's bigger almost scale in size for a depressed flat car.  The six wheel trucks add a lot of weight..it's heavier than you think it would be.  Both trucks have power pickups.

 

I like the color scheme..while it's clearly just for fun, it doesn't seem completely toy-like and actually looks pretty good in a consist behind scale UP steamers.  

 

(unless of course you're going for the realism of modelling 3:47 pm May 15th 1958 at Sherman Hill..etc...etc..)

 

But it is something different to catch your eye.

  

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I picked up this piece a couple weeks ago at the National TTOS meet in Buffalo. I will only say I got a screaming deal on this. It is an Overland Model, brass depressed UP flat car with the crawler w/side boom load.

 

CSX AL

 

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Those are fantastic

Originally Posted by CSX Al:

       

I picked up this piece a couple weeks ago at the National TTOS meet in Buffalo. I will only say I got a screaming deal on this. It is an Overland Model, brass depressed UP flat car with the crawler w/side boom load.

 

Originally Posted by WITZ 41:

Nice Looking cars and Cabeese! Did those 15" Aluminum Passenger cars come like that or were they modified to add detailed interiors??


WITZ,

The cars came with the 'detailed interior' from Lionel.  I believe they're some of the first generation passenger cars to come from Lionel like that-not sure though.  Lionel's site shows them featured in the 2001 catalog.

 

I do know they're not the cars from the 50th Anniversary Union Pacific PA Locomotive Passenger set.  What a beautiful set though! 

Here is Two Legacy 844's (Mine is the Greyhound)  Pulling some Freight Service (If you look past the train into the yard it appears Al had my Streamlined passenger cars connected to his Pilot 4-12-2, and i think my H7 was in the yard too, it must have Been UP day....lol)

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Mark

Glancy Modular Trains

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ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MTH TO THIS THREAD  !!!

 

What better way than with big gas turbines of the UP? !!!

 

MTH 20-2124LP UP GAS TURBINE SET-Proto-Sounds with additional MTH 20-3022L UP AUXILIARY TENDER  (Below).

 

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MTH 20-2261-1 UP PROPANE TURBINE LOCO-PS2 (Below). 

 

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 MTH 20-2185-1 UP CAB #75 VERANDA TURBINE-Proto-Sounds (Below).

 

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 MTH 20-2214 UP #80 COAL TURBINE-Proto-Sounds (Below).

 

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The MTH Turbines are massive beasts!  As you can see above, the coal turbine measures in at a whopping 57"!  How's that for some BIG O Scale?

 

Add to the massive size 4 motors per locomotive and you can move some serious tonnage across a pike.  I can't wait to watch these monsters pulling long trains. When I get the layout built, I'll weather the turbines so they look correct.  They're a little to shiny and clean for my tastes.  

 

Thank you MTH for bringing us these beasts.  The only MTH and non-steam locomotives I own.  2 of 4 are NIB, but all will get TMCC before going on the layout.

 

I've really enjoyed sharing some of my trains with you all in this thread.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Originally Posted by 86TA355SR:

 

 

The MTH Turbines are massive beasts!  As you can see above, the coal turbine measures in at a whopping 57"!  How's that for some BIG O Scale?

 

With all that locomotive length using up rail space you're going to be in your neighbor's basement before the rolling stock goes by!!!!

Originally Posted by 86TA355SR:

ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MTH TO THIS THREAD  !!!

 

What better way than with big gas turbines of the UP? !!!

 

 MTH 20-2214 UP #80 COAL TURBINE-Proto-Sounds (Below).

 

 

 

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The MTH Turbines are massive beasts!  As you can see above, the coal turbine measures in at a whopping 57"!  How's that for some BIG O Scale?

 

Add to the massive size 4 motors per locomotive and you can move some serious tonnage across a pike.  I can't wait to watch these monsters pulling long trains. 

 

 

I have the #80 Coal Turbine as well. I use it to pull my beer reefer train. You are right about the 4 motors. This is a pulling beast. While I do plan a PS3 upgrade, PS1 is good enough to pull cars. FWIW, I tossed all of the traction tires in one loop around the layout the first time I ran it. 

 

Gilly

....rolling along ....with another affordable Flat Car offering....

 

Atlas O Trainman 929-1 52'6" Flat Car W/Pipe Load - Union Pacific:

 

 

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Atlas O Trainman 929-1.c

 

I bought it not too long ago from a forum member. (Thanks!).

 

Nicely detailed with or without the load.  

 

I didn't add all the cables and spacers...they're still sealed in the baggie, NIB.  This is the first time I've pulled it out of the box.

 

Enjoy.

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What's that you say??!!

 

I got a FEVER! and it can only be cured by more flat-car!

 

Lionel 6-21860 Union Pacific PS-4 Flatcars with Piggyback Trailers 2-Pack:

 

Great 2 pack!  2 Super detailed PS-4 flatcars with wood decking, moving drop ramps and hitch mounts.  4 piggy-back smooth side trailers.

 

Sorry, I think it's time to upgrade my camera...these pics don't really do them justice.

 

 

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Originally Posted by 86TA355SR:

Lionel Legacy 4-12-2, #9000, Old Livery (6-11343)

 

 

The Union Pacific type locomotive is a unique locomotive to add to any collection. For those of us in love with big UP steam, it doesn't get any better than a 4-12-2 rigid frame locomotive!  It was the largest non-articulated engine on the UP line. 

 

I like the old livery.  Not the era I am going to model but real trains didn't have 3 rails either!  

  

Atlas O just announced more Steam Era Classics - Rebuilt Wood Refers in the PFE/Overland Shield Scheme.  Might look pretty nice behind your 4-12-2 or Y-3...

Whenever I order Atlas O cars I usually order all four numbers.  $80 bucks a pop is steep, but I know I'll have a heck of a time finding them later if I don't.  Plus the shipping container makes it easier to store them.

 

 

 

Here is my new Lionel RS5 UP ABBA F3's from 2005. Has powered AB dummy AB. Got it from a great forum member. My layout is out of service so I will have to wait for awhile to test it out. They were brand new in sealed boxes.

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Dave,
Those are some really nice F units!  They'll look great next to your UP steamers and Turbine.  Envious of those nice early diesels.

Always liked the UP F units, they look so nice in yellow.

You definitely scored a great set and NIB at that!

With Lionel V2 catalog out, anyone buying anything new? I'm buying the UP BB caboose & 1 set of reefers.

I ordered MTH Aux tenders already, not sure if I'm going to buy any of the Lionel aux tenders now. Wish I'd waited to see Lionel V2 catalog.

Witz, those Atlas reefers are incredible.  Thanks for the information.

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