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@L.I.TRAIN posted:

Mike

What make is the engine and is it scale or railking/Traditional  That will help lots as to the size of the cars that would look best

Nice looking engine  :-)

 

It is, of course, a 1990 Lionel 1-700E J1e (5340). Essentially a re-issue of the 1937 scale 700E J1e (5344), with improvements. Michigan-made. Pullmor. 1:48 O scale. I have one. Capable of good running, but not as "creepy" or powerful as a modern can-motor loco. Mine will pull all the cars I ever ask it to.

Heavyweight and/or streamlined NYC passenger equipment. Mixed or not. This loco deserves scale or "scale-shortened" equipment.

These locos ran from the mid-1920's through the mid-1950's, with fewer and fewer "fancy" assignments. They also hauled freight, especially later in life, and I have seen a couple of photos showing Hudsons on work trains right before the fires went out and they were all scrapped.

K Line made a heavyweight 5-car set called the "28th Anniversary" set. They are lettered for New York Central, and are the same color as the postwar Lionel "Irvington" cars, but they are 18" long each. I run this set behind my Lionel 5340 and it makes a great-looking train. It's a great blend of old Lionel colors with m9dern scale length and details. And, they will run on curves as tight as 31".

I have a set plus an extra car available in new to like-new condition plus an extra car. If interested, send me an email. 

Michael,  Only you can decide the 'best consist'.  What may look good to you and be half way realistic could be a train made up of cars which you purchased individually.  As mentioned, most of the four and five car sets are fantasy.  Not knowing the size of your curves or the lengths of your straights, kindly permit me to suggest a generic combination which at one time or another possibly ran on NYC tracks.  One REA express car or a mail storage car(or both), an RPO with the soft end forward, one or two heavyweight baggage cars,  two or three coaches, a dining car, two to five sleeping cars and an observation car.  Your choice, nothing is engraved in stone.  John in Lansing, ILL

Tried your email posted on the OGF, twice, it did not work.

After  reading your post and all the comments, I may have a few cars that may interest you.
 
All Lionel Heavy weight
 

6-19056 Pullman Baggage

6-19057 Pullman Willow Range

6-19058 Pullman Willow Trail

6-19059 Pullman Senca Valley

6-19067 Pullman Willow River

6-19068 Pullman Willow Valley

All are in great shape, been in the box for several years , in my garage. Do not think they have ever been run.

I bought them used and put them on the track to be sure the lights worked. The person I bought them from (forum member) did not remember ever running the cars.

When I bought them (second set) , plans were to purchase the Gray VL Hudson ( I have the black one, with the same cars) but before finding the Hudson at a good price the VL BIgboy  was released and nuf said on that.

email is in my profile

Brent

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@BReece posted:

Tried your email posted on the OGF, twice, it did not work.

After  reading your post and all the comments, I may have a few cars that may interest you.
 
All Lionel Heavy weight
 

6-19056 Pullman Baggage

6-19057 Pullman Willow Range

6-19058 Pullman Willow Trail

6-19059 Pullman Senca Valley

6-19067 Pullman Willow River

6-19068 Pullman Willow Valley

All are in great shape, been in the box for several years , in my garage. Do not think they have ever been run.

I bought them used and put them on the track to be sure the lights worked. The person I bought them from (forum member) did not remember ever running the cars.

When I bought them (second set) , plans were to purchase the Gray VL Hudson ( I have the black one, with the same cars) but before finding the Hudson at a good price the VL BIgboy  was released and nuf said on that.

email is in my profile

Brent

I have updated my contact email on the forum. I was unaware that I still had an expired one up so thank you for that. I DID send you an email as well as I am interested in getting more information on your equipment. Thanks....

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