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How come the O gauge manufacturers do not make non scale premium engines? I know its all about the money but there is a void in the market place. I know that KLine did but they are out of business now and nobody has taken up the slack that I know of. I want to see premium engines that run on 036 track that have all of the bells and whistle found on the O scale stuff (i.e. Legacy). Not all of us have a warehouse for a basement that can handle O72 track layouts. Would you buy smaller premium stuff?

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Originally Posted by TrainHead:
How come the O gauge manufacturers do not make non scale premium engines? I know its all about the money but there is a void in the market place. I know that KLine did but they are out of business now and nobody has taken up the slack that I know of. I want to see premium engines that run on 036 track that have all of the bells and whistle found on the O scale stuff (i.e. Legacy). Not all of us have a warehouse for a basement that can handle O72 track layouts. Would you buy smaller premium stuff?


They do, there called Lionmaster and railking

Lionels Lionmaster line has more than taken up the slack. These are well porportioned, fairly detailed, semi-scale models that negotiate turns as tight as O-31. A few bigboys, hudsons, T1's, a run of class A's and cab forwards, and numerous challengers over the years.The newest ones have legacy and other features like whistle steam as well, see here.   http://www.lionel.com/Products/Finder/SearchResults.cfm?doAction=search&Keywords=lionmaster&CategoryID=&Gauge=&RailLineID=&CatalogID=&CollectionID=&searchWithin=Current

Last edited by RickO

The Lionmaster series stuff is great.  I have a set of Legacy SD80MAC's in the Conrail scheme.  They're beautiful, run great and sound awesome.  Plus, they take my O-36 curves that I usually have set up in my bedroom.  I can't really fit my O-72 curves in that room for my scale GG1, but the SD80's are great on O-36.

 

 

I have the Lionmaster Legacy PARR 4-4-4-4 T-1 and the same Conrail SD-80 in Legacy as SantaFe158 has, they're nicely done and both run on O31 curves.  There are other Legacy locomotives that also run on O31 even though they're not Legacy.  Another recent arrival that fits that description is my PARR Legacy U28C.

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