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For your enjoyment, here are two videos that I recently did on two of my consists.  First is my Kato N Scale Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha that I ran at my club layout.  In a twist of perfect timing, another club member was running his New York Central 20th Century Limited (also by Kato) at the same time, so that the layout had a late 1940's/early 1950s feel to it on the rails even if the surrounding scenery wasn't from that period.  The Olympian Hiawatha is one of my favorite old time name trains, and I have already started building an HO Scale Olympian Hiawatha consist to go along with this one set, one piece at a time.  Doing this in O Scale will be cost prohibitive, but my Holy Grail would be to capture the Golden Gate Depot Skytop Lounge Observation Car and use it as a static model.

Next is my HO Scale Tri-Rail that I ran last night on my ceiling layout.  Just received these amazing Bombardier coaches from Rapido Trains.  This consist has the original livery from 1989-1999, which goes along with the one I have that has the current livery. This is one of the final runs on that layout as I will be dismantling it (we are moving).

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For your enjoyment, here are two videos that I recently did on two of my consists.  First is my Kato N Scale Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha that I ran at my club layout.  In a twist of perfect timing, another club member was running his New York Central 20th Century Limited at the same time, so that the layout had a late 1940's/early 1950s feel to it on the rails even if the surrounding scenery wasn't from that period.  The Olympian Hiawatha is one of my favorite old time name trains, and I have already started building an HO Scale Olympian Hiawatha consist to go along with this one set, one piece at a time.  Doing this in O Scale will be cost prohibitive, but my Holy Grail would be to capture the Golden Gate Depot Skytop Lounge Observation Car and use it as a static model.

Next is my HO Scale Tri-Rail that I ran last night on my ceiling layout.  Just received these amazing Bombardier coaches from Rapido Trains.  This consist has the original livery from 1989-1999, which goes along with the one I have that has the current livery. This is one of the final runs on that layout as I will be dismantling it (we are moving).

Your Olympian is a beautiful thing, I only remember it in Yellow

For your enjoyment, here are two videos that I recently did on two of my consists.  First is my Kato N Scale Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha that I ran at my club layout.  In a twist of perfect timing, another club member was running his New York Central 20th Century Limited at the same time, so that the layout had a late 1940's/early 1950s feel to it on the rails even if the surrounding scenery wasn't from that period.  The Olympian Hiawatha is one of my favorite old time name trains, and I have already started building an HO Scale Olympian Hiawatha consist to go along with this one set, one piece at a time.  Doing this in O Scale will be cost prohibitive, but my Holy Grail would be to capture the Golden Gate Depot Skytop Lounge Observation Car and use it as a static model.

Next is my HO Scale Tri-Rail that I ran last night on my ceiling layout.  Just received these amazing Bombardier coaches from Rapido Trains.  This consist has the original livery from 1989-1999, which goes along with the one I have that has the current livery. This is one of the final runs on that layout as I will be dismantling it (we are moving).

That is one beautiful train, would like to have that observation car in S gauge.

I don't know if there is a layout big enough to run the entire Hiawatha in S.

Ray

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That is one beautiful train, would like to have that observation car in S gauge.

I don't know if there is a layout big enough to run the entire Hiawatha in S.

Ray

LOL Ray, and this is only a 9-car set, for which a true 1:48 scale would run 230 +/- inches. The NYC set had 13 cars after the locomotive.

That can work for freight trains as they have no defined length.  The name trains of the past with 15+ cars, to be run to the exact prototype and look right would be monstrous - and awesome to run and watch - on the large layout that's needed.

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