Partial steam fleet of the Free State Junction Railway.
On the he Great Northeastern Railway (GNR), steam is the main source of motive power. Here are some of our engines:
PRR 4-6-0 by Weaver converted to MTH Protosound 3
PRR K-4s by MTH with Protosound 2
C&O Allegheny by K-Line converted to MTH Protosound 2
GNR 0-4-0 dockside switcher by MTH with conventional control.
Post War Lionel 2-6-4
Well I can't duplicate anything close to the beautiful detailed scale engines, so just for fun...let me post some of the "foreign" or "old" engines for your view.
Lionel 224 - 1940's
American Flyer "Champion" 1930's
American Flyer type X - late 1930's
ALPS (Japan) NYC tank switcher - 1950's
American Flyer "Hummer" clockwork engine -1920's
American Flyer cast iron # 16 -1931
American Flyer type XX - 1934
French Hornby type OE - 1954
French Hornby type M - early 1950's but available since the 1930's. Smoke deflectors and simulated cylinders added post war.
Hornby LMS Tank Engine - 1950's
Hornby (post nationalization) British Rail locomotive - 1954
Well there's a few "odd fellows" for you. Best Wishes
I double-headed my two Mohawks to simulate a hill climb. I have my MTH L-3c on point and my Lionel L-2a as the helper.
30-1133-0 MTH RK Commodore Vanderbilt, 30-1143-1 MTH RK Empire State Express, K 3270-0001 K-Line 20TH Century Limited
30-1102 MTH RK L3A Mohawk, 6-38643 Lionel Alaska RR Mikado, not the Lionchief version but a really sharp looking engine, K-3010 K-Line NYC Pacific in gray paint reminiscent of the 20th Century Limited.
@Catonsville Central Railway posted:
Lionel 6-11303 C&O T-1 2-10-4 with the cylinder steam...and lighted gauges in the cab! A real beast and often overlooked Lionel gem.
Now I am a big fan of MTH steam engines, BUT Lionel did the BEST job on these Texas class models. I bought my Lionel Pennsy TMCC version years ago. When MTH introduced this engine (and using now) that use a ten driver frame that they used on another engine. The MTH tooling shoves the rear drivers well into the firebox. Not a good look or prototypical.
OK about a week ago, I posted about 10 what I called "odd fellows" made by some of our off shore manufacturers or made pre- war (like 0 gauge American Flyer). Today, I thought I would post one of my favorites, the Marx 333. This 4-6-2 was designed by Marx to compete directly with the Lionel engines of the 1950's. Brought out in 1949 and available until 1958 this gal was one of only two 6 driver engines Marx ever made and the only one in die cast (other was a plastic boiler). When combined (as here) with the #3991 die cast tender it made a magnificent pair. It has smoke, illuminated number board, headlight, die cast boiler, smokebox, cab and boiler front. The matching tender #3991 was the only die cast tender Marx ever made and its heavy enough to pass as a door stop! . IMHO this was the finest steam engine Marx ever made and matched his competitors (of the time) pretty well.
The full width "V" shaped pilot and the lack of awnings over the cab windows date this gal from 1949-1954. In 1955 the casting was revised to flatten the pilot and add awnings over the cab windows.
Good job on those figures. I had to do a doubletake.
Gotta get that milk to the mainline to catch the express into the city!
do paperweights count?
While l prefer steam, l have an affinity for gas electrics, rail buses, steam coaches, and assorted shortline critters. Attached is a photo of two Lionel set O-8-0's, one bashed into a Great Western Consol. and the other with Elesco and piping for my freelance road . And there is the steam coach. Buried in a box and not pictured is a bashed steam dummy.
More of my steam fleet. Don picked out the Southern Power on a photo of my NYC Steam earlier. Dressed up in passenger green but no distinctive Crescent markings.
Lionel 16088 Southern RR 4-6-2 Pacific, Lionel 16046 Wabash 4-6-4 Hudson, one of the first if not the first TMCC steam engines and hiding in the back is a Williams AT&SF Blue Goose. I really like that paint scheme and even though Williams version is a Class J Northern and not a Hudson I just couldn't leave at Trainland all those years ago.