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 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.
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
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,
Lionel - Trains in Action
This video highlights some of the spectacular and amazing Lionel sets,
locomotives, freight cars, operating cars, passenger cars, accessories, and
tracks available. You will see a large variety of Lionel trains in action.
From the sounds of the different trains to the intricate details of
different environments, you will enjoy seeing all of the possibilities that
Lionel has to offer!
The SOO Line: A Compilation of the Dying Railroad [HD]
The Soo Line Railroad is the primary United States railroad subsidiary of
the Canadian Pacific Railway, controlled through the Soo Line Corporation,
and one of seven U.S. Class I railroads. Although it is named for the
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (MStP&SSM), which was
commonly known as the Soo Line after the phonetic spelling of Sault, it was
formed in 1961 by the consolidation of that company with two other CP
subsidiaries, the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad and Wisconsin
Central Railroad. It is also the successor to other Class I railroads,
including the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway (acquired 1982)
and Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road,
acquired at bankruptcy in 1985). On the other hand, a large amount of
mileage was spun off in 1987 to Wisconsin Central Ltd., now part of the
Canadian National Railway. The Soo Line and the Delaware and Hudson
Railway, the CP's other major subsidiary (before the 2008 DM&E
acquisition), presently do business as the Canadian Pacific Railway.
However, because of CP's rebuild program, most SOO Line equipment has been
repainted to CP's scheme. This video compilation was created to show the
variety of SOO Line locomotives which have become a dying breed.
[Watch in HD for the best viewing experience]. LRF Video Productions.
Burlington Northern SD45 Diesel and Extended-Vision Caboose roll swiftly through the Midwest
The Burlington Northern SD45 Diesel-Electric Locomotive and Extended-Vision
Caboose roll quickly thorough the scenery similar to that of Illinois,
Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
The O Gauge BN SD45 was made by Williams Trains, also called Williams by
The O Scale BN Extended-Vision Caboose was made by Atlas O.
The buildings and grain bins are made by Walthers. The quonset hut was made
by Lionel. The Barn and small silo are made by Ertl. The Large Silo is from
New Ray. The crossing signals were made by M.T.H.. The Bridge is a modified
Atlas O bridge kit. The fisherman on the trestle was made by K-Line Trains.
If you look closely notice the Soo Line cars made by M.T.H.
Lionel American Fire and Rescue Train Set from TRAINZ.COM
Check out the new Lionel American Fire and Rescue 6-30108 Train Set
available from TRAINZ.COM. This O Gauge set comes with four cars,
transformer and twelve sections of fast track. At Trainz, we are dedicated
to being the very best source for your model train hobby needs. Not only do
we have the most complete and up-to-date selection of sets, parts and
accessories - over 20,000 products on our website - we also have an
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Polar Express Christmas 2011
My carpet layout has undergone several changes since my PE video last
Christmas. Most notable is I now have an O-60 loop inside an O-72 loop.
There are a couple sidings with operating accessories. I show some of
these in this video. I hope you all enjoy this.
Lionel scale Polar Express
PM 1225 and Polar Express Tender.
Atlas RPO custom painted by Jeff Sohn.
K-Line Operating Milk Car painted by me.
Lionel scale Polar Express passenger coach and observation car. The
observation car went through a heavy modification...done by me.
I airbrushed all roofs with Floquil Graphite then used Doc O'Brien's
weathering powder to simulate wind blown snow.
Copy and paste the following to see a how-to on Winter weathering my
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
Lionel New York Central Freight Train Set from TRAINZ.COM
Check out the new Lionel 6-30103 New York Central Freight Train Set from
TRAINZ.COM. This O Gauge set comes with four cars, transformer and twelve
sections of fast track. At Trainz, we are dedicated to being the very best
source for your model train hobby needs. Not only do we have the most
complete and up-to-date selection of sets, parts and accessories - over
20,000 products on our website - we also have an extensive store set up on
eBay. We buy vintage trains and we have real people ready to talk to you at
Check us out on
Our website http://www.trainz.com/