Here's my latest acquisition to my O scale train fleet - Lionel's Soo Line freight train set made exclusively for Menards, a midwestern home improvement chain, during the 2010 Christmas season. This set is a WINNER! It has an RS3 locomotive, a flatcar with a Menards truck trailer, a Soo Line 4-bay coal hopper car, and a Soo Line boxcar with a flashing E-O-T device on one end, which I thought was a nice touch. The RS3 locomotive featurs a nice horn which is an actual diesel horn recording, rather than the shrill, tone-like horns on older engines that I was expecting on this one. I was pleasantly surprised! The set came with a small oval of FasTrack as well as a "PowerMax" transformer (which as far as I can tell is like a CW-80 except it is only 40 watts and doesn't have an extra port for accessories), and a Menards billboard with two different advertisements. The set costs $300 but I paid $230 since the set is on sale until December 5th. I think this could be the best "Menards exclusive" train sets Lionel has made to date. It's not SUPER high quality or anything (the RS3 has only one motor, plastic frame and plastic handrails, for instance) but for what it is it's perfect. I love it!
Lionel Trains - A Postwar Celebration - Volume 2
I decided to make a few videos featuring all of my Postwar Lionel
90% of the trains in the video are original postwar. The rest are Lionel
Conventional Classics that have been issued in the last few years.
Should be about 5 chapters when complete.
Enjoy the Trains! You can almost smell the ozone & smoke pellets!
Engines is this video are -
2343 - Santa Fe F3 - 1951
2350 - New Haven EP5 - 1956
2065 Hudson - 1956
613 - UP NW2 1958 (cc reissue - 2010)
2046 - Hudson - 1952 (cc reissue - 2009)
628 - NP 44 Tonner - 1957
2332 - PRR GG1 - 1948 (cc reissue - 2008)
2344 - NYC F3 - 1951 (cc reissue - 2009)
1062 - 2-4-2 Steam Engine - 1963
2331 - Virginian FM - 1955 ( cc reissue - 2008)
2055 - Hudson - 1956
RARE!!!!! MILW unit switches midwest!
NOTE: just enjoy the video. this line is used once a week, thats the rare
part. another thing. its just cool to see a old MILW unit.
SOO EX MILW GP40
CP EX SOO GP39-2
Soo Line RS3 Diesel train set from Menards and Soo Line PS-2-CD 4427 3-Bay Hopper from Lionel
LIONEL Soo Line RS3 Diesel train set exlusively from Menards
This attractive, limited edition O Gauge train set features:
A Soo Line ALCo RS3 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
A Soo Line 4-Bay Open-Top Hopper with coal load
A Soo Line Flat Car with a Menards Trailer
A Soo Line Boxcar with an End-Of-Train device that has a flashing red
The Lionel Standard O Scale SOO LINE PS-2-CD 4427 3-Bay Covered Hopper is
decorated in the original scheme on covered hoppers built and delivered
The trains race past a feed mill with corrugated sidings, concrete grain
silos, and a small town with grade crossings. The big city skyscrapers are
in the distance as the trains round the curve and pass a lumber spur.
All of the real Soo Line ALCo RS3 Diesel Locomotives were retired by 1974,
My O Scale Train Layout, April 2012
It's been a little while since I've posted a video of my O scale train
layout, so here it is! In this video I give a tour of the layout and talk
about all of the new things I've done on it lately. I've also finally named
the town on my layout - "Rolling Acres, Iowa". The name comes from a
defunct shopping mall in Akron, Ohio that I've become interested in lately,
and it seems to be a perfect name for a midwestern town!
Lionel Train Series - Postwar Trains - Volume 1
In this video series, I will be featuring the classic Lionel trains of the
postwar & MPC eras.
Volume 1 takes a look at some of the recent postwar reissues by Lionel as
part of the Postwar Celebration Series & Postwar Conventional Classic
The trains in this video are -
2373 Canadian Pacific F3
2240 Wabash F3
2329 Viginian E33
613 Union Pacific NW2
646 Lionel Lines Hudson
2328 Burlington GP7
229 Minneapolis & St. Louis Alco FA2
2321 Lackawanna FM Trainmaster
All are postwar reproductions by Lionel
Shot on 6/12/11
Lionel SD80MAC on my Christmas layout
Here's some video I shot of my O scale train layout around the Christmas
tree in 2008. Running on the layout is my Lionel LionMaster SD80MAC in
Norfolk Southern livery, #7203. The loco features Lionel RailSounds and
TrainMaster Command Control. The consist features both Lionel and MTH scale
freight cars, five of which were included with the locomotive in Lionel's
"Black Diamond Freight" set of 2005.
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NS SD60E in 5-unit lashup on CP train 475, Ottumwa, IA 1/14/14
Here's some video I shot of northbound Canadian Pacific train #475 in
Ottumwa, Iowa, on January 14th, 2014. The train has just departed the
Ottumwa yards and is passing through Caldwell Street, as it begins its
climb up the Rutledge Hill on the north side of town. A locomotive of
interest in this lashup is NS 6903, an SD60E diesel. These units are
rebuilt from SD60's and are unique to the Norfolk Southern, built in their
Juniata shops. One of the most notable differences to these engines
compared with the original SD60 is the newly designed wide cab, featuring a
flat nose and an extended roof line. This was the first time I'd ever seen
one of these engines.
Locomotives on train:
ICE 6453 (SD40-2) "City of Ventura"
ICE 6431 (SD40-2) "City of Spencer"
ICE 6415 (SD40-2) "City of Garner"
NS 6903 (SD60E)
CP 4421 (GP38-2)
Opening the Blue Rapier Train Set by Hornby
As far as starter sets go, this is about as basic as they get! The model
really is quite basic and of an average to poor build quality, BUT it does
the job, performs quite well and is a complete starter train set for a
bargain price. Enjoy
Norman Cole Sr "O" scale layout
Shortly before Norm started taking down his massive O scale layout, Pete
Terp (long time friend of Norm) and I had a chance for one last look. Norm
will describe everything as the video progresses.
Outdoor O-scale Model Trains.wmv
A full day of outdoor O-scale model railroading! Featuring some of the
best steam and diesel motive power pulling a variety of freight and
passenger cars! This is an even LONGER video, re-edited with new footage
not seen in the original. There are great camera shots, and lots of
trains-on-tracks, Hop aboard and enjoy a day in the great outdoors!
Lionel Polar Express Demo
Demonstration of a Lionel Polar Express Set with all add-on passenger cars
and Trainsounds tender. This is the upgraded tender from the one in the
set. Also this train has ALL of the currently available add-on cars
including the disappearing hobo! Also shown is separate handcar. Set to
"Polar Express" song with Tom Hanks. Visit us at www.lonestartrains.com to
see San Antonio's Classic Era Train Headquarters--5600 sq feet!!