After months of planning the lower level bench work is complete! A newly constructed 4×8 table has filled the gap but there’s still a lot of work to be done. I have laid out the outer loop of Lionel Fastrack however it will be temporary. Why? Well, I’ll be using the same track for the Amherst Train Wreck 100th Anniversary Event so the rest of the track will have to wait until after March 29th!

In the mean time I might as well have some fun with my Lionel Vision Line Union Pacific Big Boy #4014! This locomotive was cataloged in 2014 and broke new ground in the O-Gauge World with 4 smoke units both stacks, whistle and blowdown, three speakers, the disappearing coal load along with all the other fantastic features of Lionel Legacy equipped locomotives. It’s hooked up to 29 refrigerator cars and one UP bobber caboose. The reefers are a mixture of wood sided and steel car models from Lionel, MTH, K-Line, Atlas, and Weaver. If you hear squeaking wheels those sounds are coming out of one of the new Lionel Vision Line Pacific Fruit Express reefers.

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Paul Kallus posted:

That's neat. Where do the wheel-flange wheel sounds come from? I always thought that would make a great toy train addition as you hear them all the time on real trains, are they from the Big Boy or some sound box?

Sweet video... really personifies why Legacy Railsounds is top-notch!  That V/L Big Boy "steam-boat whistle" is Lionel's best representation of a steam-boat style whistle to date.

Paul, the scraping wheel-flange sounds come from the Vision Line reefers w/freight-sounds.  If you missed out on those last year, you might want to pre-order the ones catalog'd this year. 

David

Rocky Mountaineer posted:
Paul Kallus posted:

That's neat. Where do the wheel-flange wheel sounds come from? I always thought that would make a great toy train addition as you hear them all the time on real trains, are they from the Big Boy or some sound box?

Sweet video... really personifies why Legacy Railsounds is top-notch!  That V/L Big Boy "steam-boat whistle" is Lionel's best representation of a steam-boat style whistle to date.

Paul, the scraping wheel-flange sounds come from the Vision Line reefers w/freight-sounds.  If you missed out on those last year, you might want to pre-order the ones catalog'd this year. 

David

You are correct that it's Pacific Fruit Express car number 5888 which is making the sounds! I wasn't sure how much I would like the sounds when I got the car but now I don't know what I would do without them. It really adds to the realism.

I got the Nickel Plate Beer car when I was working at Stockyard Express. It's one of the last Crown Model Products that we received before Weaver shut down.

Glad you all enjoyed the video! The only issues I have had so far with the Big Boy is the troublesome blowdown valve smoke unit. I've had to change the rear drivers traction tires once as I've put a lot of miles on this thing. Wish Lionel had an odometer like all of the MTH engines!

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