While we are not done researching custom run opportunities, we have three that we have worked out with Lionel that we plan to run. I would appreciate your pre-orders, if you are interested:

Lionel Legacy Train Masters
in Wabash - Both paint schemes
Regularly $549.99 - Pre-order Sales Price of $499.95

 

Lionel Legacy E-9 in Union Pacific
AA Set - Both Powered
Regularly $999.99 - Pre-order sale price $899.99

 

Our website is at www.mrmuffinstrains.com

 

Our Korber Models website is at www.korbermodels.com

 

To get the weekly newsletter from MrMuffin'sTrains with new arrivals; product photographs; product announcements; special sales and discount codes for our website - sign up here!

 

We have over 150 layout videos up on YouTube and they're available on our website. 

 

 

Original Post

Excellent question Zachariah

 

TCA, METCA, LCCA, LRRC, MTHRRC, Atlas Golden Spike Club Charter Member, Bergen County Model RRC and NJ HiRailers Member.

 

If you haven't checked out the new NJ HiRailers website please do. Go to the "Photos" page to see galleries of our events and check the "What's New" page periodically to see what we've added.

 

 

 

tom21pa posted:
zhubl posted:

Do you have any information on the E9’s as only E8’s were in the new catalog?

E9s and e8s are very similar, Lionel usually offers both at the same time, but not this time. So it's not to difficult to make an e9 custom run.  I'd like some Amtrak bloody nose e9s.

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/429812358170663576/

I would also vote for the red nose E9 Amtrak.

Within the Wabash community, this is commonly referred to as the “Tri-Color” scheme.

1950 Cooke Paint & Varnish provided the original colors, Wabash switch to DuPont colors at a later date.

 

Dark Gray Enamel = 802-A-194

Blue = 802-L-94

Silver Aluminum = 100-A-395

 

So, what is “Silver Aluminum”, well, it is not white, it’s not grey, and it’s not silver.

Many of the photos look white, even the color photos. Some photos have a metallic look, but again, not silver in the traditional sense.

I think the most convincing rendition has been the use of reefer white (dirty white) with what seems like a few drops of silver, very little silver.

 

Charlie

Thanks all..... I like the idea of doing the Milwaukee's too..... I haven't worked out the ditch lights yet - working on that..... Any help with the Amtrak's?.... How many road numbers?

 

Our website is at www.mrmuffinstrains.com

 

Our Korber Models website is at www.korbermodels.com

 

To get the weekly newsletter from MrMuffin'sTrains with new arrivals; product photographs; product announcements; special sales and discount codes for our website - sign up here!

 

We have over 150 layout videos up on YouTube and they're available on our website. 

 

 

MrMuffin'sTrains posted:

Thanks all..... I like the idea of doing the Milwaukee's too..... I haven't worked out the ditch lights yet - working on that..... Any help with the Amtrak's?.... How many road numbers?

 

The thing with Amtrak Es is that no 2 are going to be the same, so you need to pick your road numbers and stick with it so the details get done right. They're generally numbered in blocks based on who owned them originally, starting with #200. when you get above 400 they start becoming rebuilds of 200 and 300 numbered units and you need to be careful you dont make the same engine twice.  Id be interested in a single A, as Ive got 2 sets of MTH ones already, but it would add a 3rd unit to the rainbow if one bought the cataloged AA set

 

Steve, If you'll take suggestions beyond engines, I'd suggest the FGE "Real Cold" smoking reefer. 

I'll link to PHOTO since I cant post it. 

These were bought from PFE, and were the only Ribbed cars in the FGE fleet. They date to the mid-80s.

 

 

 

"Of course we know its O-gauge or no gauge." -- Sheldon Cooper

MrMuffin'sTrains posted:

Thanks all..... I like the idea of doing the Milwaukee's too..... I haven't worked out the ditch lights yet - working on that..... Any help with the Amtrak's?.... How many road numbers?

 

Just another thought on the UP E9’s I don’t know how feasible it’ll be but if doing the ditch lights I’d also go with the dual beam headlight and the blinking yellow light. Like I said I understand if it won’t be feasible. 

MrMuffin'sTrains posted:

Thanks all..... I like the idea of doing the Milwaukee's too..... I haven't worked out the ditch lights yet - working on that..... Any help with the Amtrak's?.... How many road numbers?

 

I'd be a buyer of the UP E9s with ditch lights for Excursion service 

Steve

MrMuffin'sTrains posted:

 

 

Lionel Legacy E-9 in Union Pacific
AA Set - Both Powered
Regularly $999.99 - Pre-order sale price $899.99

 

On the E8's please ask if we can get the correct Leslie 5 chime(rs5t) as one of the horns.   IF they don't have a recording I can get one for them.  We've done horn and whistle recording for Lionel in the past.   Thanks as always Steve

C & O-Scalers

LCCA  member

LOTS  member

Appalachian Model Railroad Society

Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society

 

In my world there is a cold beer and vision big boy for everyone.

MrMuffin'sTrains posted:

Thanks all..... I like the idea of doing the Milwaukee's too..... I haven't worked out the ditch lights yet - working on that..... Any help with the Amtrak's?.... How many road numbers?

 

What kind details you need on the Amtrak bloody nose e9s, let me know, and I'll find out

Boilermaker1 posted:
MrMuffin'sTrains posted:

Thanks all..... I like the idea of doing the Milwaukee's too..... I haven't worked out the ditch lights yet - working on that..... Any help with the Amtrak's?.... How many road numbers?

 

The thing with Amtrak Es is that no 2 are going to be the same, so you need to pick your road numbers and stick with it so the details get done right. They're generally numbered in blocks based on who owned them originally, starting with #200. when you get above 400 they start becoming rebuilds of 200 and 300 numbered units and you need to be careful you dont make the same engine twice.  Id be interested in a single A, as Ive got 2 sets of MTH ones already, but it would add a 3rd unit to the rainbow if one bought the cataloged AA set

 

Steve, If you'll take suggestions beyond engines, I'd suggest the FGE "Real Cold" smoking reefer. 

I'll link to PHOTO since I cant post it. 

These were bought from PFE, and were the only Ribbed cars in the FGE fleet. They date to the mid-80s.

 

 

Count me in for the FGE reefer!

Jim Z "Torn between the New York Central and todays great railroads"!

Add Reply

Post
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
×