Archive for June, 2012

Installing Signals at the Club Layout

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Sorry for the overdue update, Since our last video alot of work has been done at the club, one being we have installed our first set of Sinals at the club. It took us all day to figure it out and get it just right but the end result is beautiful check it out. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment and we will answer it!

How do I determine the value of a Lionel Train?

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Question by Emil H: How do I determine the value of a Lionel Train?

Best answer:

Answer by Auntie
Check Out Greenberg’s Pocket Price Guide to Lionel Trains.

Also David Doyle’s Standard catalogue of Lionel Trains. There are several editions like 1945-1969, and so forth.

Check out Barnes & Noble or Alibris on the web.

Add your own answer in the comments!

CG395 Boxcars

Friday, June 29th, 2012

CG395 Boxcars
ho model trains
Image by listentoreason
Visit to Northlandz in January of 2010. An astonishingly large HO model railroad layout, recommended for train enthusiasts. It occupies a building the size of a large 3-story warehouse.

Pros:
+ Quirky – some of the scenes are pretty amusing
+ Detailed – lots of fine work. You can spend a long time in one place, just looking at the subtleties
+ Huge – Very extensive dioramas
+ No that does not quite do it, how about "Gargantuan?"
+ No, still not right. I think this: "You’re lying. It cant be that big." – No, it is. Jaw-dropping. That link shows only part of one of maybe a dozen rooms. Plan on 90 minutes if you jog through, three hours if you take your time and enjoy it.
+ Organ music – The builder and owner, Bruce Zaccagnino, is a skilled organist and plays for visitors (I think every day) in a little theater in the middle of the building.

Cons:
Dust – Lots of it. I’m sure it’s a nightmare to clean, but it needs it. At HO scale, it’s up to the inhabitants’ ankles.
Disrepair – Plaster landscape cracking in places. Little figures fallen over. Not too often, but enough to jar you from your reverie.
Few trains! – When we visited most rooms were largely silent; I guess it made the trains more exciting when they did come through, but they did so rarely, and often only a handful of cars.
– Somewhat inflexible – you have one shot at moving through, then you need to buy another ticket if you want to revisit a scene. Not a big deal… except there’s only one bathroom inside at the halfway point. Remember, it’s HUGE. Know your kids’ tolerances if you go.

All in all if you like railroads (or have kids that do) you should probably see it at least once.

Christmas train – crappy cellphone picture

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Christmas train – crappy cellphone picture
lionel trains
Image by smadin
The O-scale Lionel train set that was my father’s when he was a boy, now running better than any time in the past two decades.

Lionel Steam Train rolling thru Plasticville

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Lionel Train pulled by PRR Steam engine with 8 cars and caboose, rolling thru Plasticville.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Lionel at Union Station

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Lionel at Union Station
lionel trains
Image by statelyenglishmanor
April 2003

Lionel at Union Station

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Lionel at Union Station
lionel trains
Image by statelyenglishmanor
April 2003

Lionel

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Lionel
lionel trains
Image by stephen031

Is it more valuable to sell a vintage lionel train set piece by piece or as a whole set?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Question by Sinsana: Is it more valuable to sell a vintage lionel train set piece by piece or as a whole set?

Best answer:

Answer by beernotcider
Most collectors would prefer the whole set.

What do you think? Answer below!

Pat Metheny Group – Third Wind

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Pat Metheny and his group playing “Third Wind” from the album “Still Life (Talking)”, released in 1987. In this album. Metheny mixes Brazilian-influenced harmonies and rhythm with jazz, folk, and pop elements. The Group: Pat Metheny – synthesizer, acoustic & electric guitars Mark Ledford – vocals David Blamires – vocals Lyle Mays – piano, keyboards Steve Rodby – acoustic & electric basses Paul Wertico – drums Armando Marcal – percussion, background vocals Track List: 01- Minuano 02- So May It Secretly Begin 03- Last Train Home 04- (It’s Just) Talk 05- Third Wind 06- Distance 07- In Her Family Enjoy!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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