VISION LINE NIAGARA IS A LIONEL GRAND SLAM!

This belongs to some great friends of mine at Cornerfield Hobby. Brand new out of the box!

                                                                                                                             

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It looks more impressive on the CornerField layout than it did at York in April when Alan Mancus and I were watching it!  It is defiantly a winner like you told me, Tom!  I'm glad yours came in too, Alan!  Have a great time with it!!

Thank you Nick and Janet for posting the video!  Isn't the CornerField layout great!!  Well worth the trip!!!

Mark Boyce posted:

It looks more impressive on the CornerField layout than it did at York in April when Alan Mancus and I were watching it!  It is defiantly a winner like you told me, Tom!  I'm glad yours came in too, Alan!  Have a great time with it!!

Thank you Nick and Janet for posting the video!  Isn't the CornerField layout great!!  Well worth the trip!!!

Your welcome Sir...we watched it for over an hour. UN real. What a thrill to see it on THAT layout! N&J

                                                                                                                             

Agreed - and thanks for posting the great vid.  I got mine Thursday a week ago and I absolutely love the pop-off valve steam feature.  The smoke not only increases as it steams, but it's so cool that it happens haphazardly, with a cool sound effect.  And, the stack puts out so much smoke it is ridiculous.  It's almost like a real locomotive.  The tender lays down a dense broad carpet of smoke that creates a wide and spreading "V" as it chugs along.  Plus the sounds, close-coupling, and other features are all superb.  Such an absolutely great model.  

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Hey Rockstar, thanks for the great review of this highly Feature rich Steam Locomotive, a True State Of the Art model. I had to say no to this model do to retirement. My BTO orders are still arriving and that takes the remainder of my budget for the next 6 months.  I hope some of my friends have this new Niagara. It’s surely one of the best running steamers to date. Happy Railroading.

BobbyD posted:

Nice video. What voltage are these being run at for that smoke output?

I am certain it is 18 volts. Nick

                                                                                                                             

BobbyD posted:

Nice video. What voltage are these being run at for that smoke output?

Since they have a voltage regulator circuit for the smoke, the absolute track voltage shouldn't be a major issue.

PJB posted:

Agreed - and thanks for posting the great vid.  I got mine Thursday a week ago and I absolutely love the pop-off valve steam feature.  The smoke not only increases as it steams, but it's so cool that it happens haphazardly, with a cool sound effect.  And, the stack puts out so much smoke it is ridiculous.  It's almost like a real locomotive.  The tender lays down a dense broad carpet of smoke that creates a wide and spreading "V" as it chugs along.  Plus the sounds, close-coupling, and other features are all superb.  Such an absolutely great model.  

PJB, any info on how many drops of smoke you added initially and then how many drops you added later?  Do you time the intervals between refills?

RickM46

And now it starts.

Just to let everybody know, we have had no issues with the engine what so ever. Maybe were lucky.

On the smoke issue out of the tender, the video you see Jim, we've only had an engine running a few hours. So basically it's brand new. Smoke used is MTH. And like anything, as time goes by, the wick will burn down and become less and less until I change the wick. 

I'm glad you guys enjoyed the videos.       TOM SR.

Big Jim posted:

Maybe it's the type of smoke fluid used, but, it kinda looks like "Silly String" to me. 

NYC Silly String

BIG JIM It was the most amazing thing I ever saw. The tender smoke poured onto the track/ballast and lingered heavily long after the Locomotive passed by. Crazy. Nick

                                                                                                                             

Just some thoughts...NYC Niagara's had those special ports on the lower edge of their PT tenders to serve as overflow  control so the trains could safely accomodate the water pans used along the tracks. The firemen would lower the water scoop as the engine approached the water pan. Water was scooped in and forced at speed (usually 70-80 mph) into the tender with excess water being blown out those overflow ports along the trucks. That saved the tender from overfilling pressure and blowing out the walls of the tender. As the engine neared the end of the water pan track, the firemen would raise the tender scoop.  Failure to raise the scoop meant the scoop crashed and got left behind. The use of the water pans was to eliminate time spent to stop for water from the normal water towers.

BTW, that feature as shown in the prototype photo would only occur when the train was over the water pan. This would not be seen elsewhere and it would not be something that would be going on all of the time. Where it is an interesting feature on the model, in real life it would be jets of overflow water coming out and not smoke or steam.

Oh, BTW. The correct name is Niagara like the river and falls. Not Niagra which might be a knock off of a little blue pill. Lol.

 

 

The new water overflow feature is neat but how many of the new Lionel Vision Niagara locomotives actually going to appear to take on water over O Scale Model track pans??

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