Archive for August, 2012

Daddy’s Lionel model train

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Daddy’s Lionel model train
lionel trains
Image by roy.luck
Set up in the sun room, for the first time in 15+ years

Tom Miller’s Amazing American Flyer Layout

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Master Modeler Tom Miller built his own world class live steam narrow gauge outdoor railroad and an awe inspiring 4000 square foot indoor Fn3 layout. However, he never forgot his childhood American Flyer dreams. Return with Tom to revisit the classic toy trains of his youth.

British railways

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

British railways
electric trains
Image by Elsie esq.
A nice facet of BRs train markings is that only "locomotives" carry the lion and wheel crest. So on this 4 car EMU only the two motor cars are so adorned.

Is it true that the Chinese company that makes electric bullet trains is a state company and thus cannot be?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Question by : Is it true that the Chinese company that makes electric bullet trains is a state company and thus cannot be?
taken over by foreign investors like GM can be?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Railways_CRH380A

1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FQwnGoG3FI

2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BesG8uCyuSM

3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VII1qOaFXI4

Best answer:

Answer by Daniel Sepulveda
GM could potentially buy out any Chinese company, but they would have to buy direct from the Chinese Government.

China is a communist country, which means that the Government owns pretty much everything, from bullet train manufacturers to dairies to shoe shops.

Give your answer to this question below!

If an electric train goes north at 100 mph which way does the smoke blow?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Question by : If an electric train goes north at 100 mph which way does the smoke blow?

Best answer:

Answer by їɳ ֆσԼїՇᕰԃƐ
theres no smoke silly

What do you think? Answer below!

ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR 6X6 EXPLORER

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

This 6 wheel drive electric wheelchair will take you places other wheelchairs won’t. 6 wheel drive and a 2500lb winch for use when you are with friends and you need the winch to help. More info at www.kemcare.co.nz

Lionel/MTH/Williams 2012

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Here are some of my new trains that I have added as well as some older ones. I tried to be an o scale railfan viewing the trains. Here are the trains as viewed in the video 1. Williams by Bachmann Union Pacific E7 with MTH Railking passenger cars 2. MTH Premier Erie Lackawanna GP9 with original protosound and mixed scale freight 3. Lionel Postwar Army train 4. 2 Lionel Pennsylvania GP7s, Custom Painted Lionel IC and DT&I switcher with very long scale freight, mix of MTH and Lionel 5. Lionel SP Daylight with Railsounds and Lionel Postwar Santa Fe F3 6. Lionel Postwar Milwaukee Road GP7 7. Lionel MK&T switcher with Weaver freight and MTH Premier caboose 8. Lionel Postwar CB&Q GP7 with MTH Premier Dummy and Lionel C&NW GP7 with Railrounds 9. Lionel Postwar 2055 4-6-4 10. Lionel Postwar New Haven F3 and Lionel Postwar 2056 4-6-4 11. Williams by Bachmann scale GG1 12. Lionel postwar 736 2-8-4 13. MTH Christmas Express 2-8-0 steamer with Weaver freight 14. Lionel Lionmaster N&W Class A #1234 15. Lionel Western Maryland set

how much would a antique 1946 lionel train sets sale for?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Question by : how much would a antique 1946 lionel train sets sale for?
???

Best answer:

Answer by OMEGAN
Find the web site for Train Collectors of America. (TCA) You should be able to find sources there to lead you to someone that could give you an accurate estimate.

What do you think? Answer below!

MTH CNJ #831 4-6-2 PACIFIC STEAM BLUE COMET & LIONEL GE #520 2-4-0 ELECTRIC BOXCAB O GAUGE ENGINES

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

THIS VIDEO IS OF TWO 3 RAIL O GAUGE TRAIN SETS ON OUR SUPER O LAYOUT THE FIRST SET ON THE OUTER LOOP IS A RAILKING BY MTH SET OUTFIT #30-4192-1 BLUE COMET PASSENGER TRAIN SET THAT BULIT MADE IN 2008 THE SET COMES WITH A TWO TONE BLUE CNJ #831 4-6-2 PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE WITH A MOMENTUM FLYWHEEL CAN MOTOR WITH SPEED CONTROL WITH TWO TIRES AT THE REAR DRIVE WHEELS NEXT IS, A CNJ COAL TENDER THATS GOT THE SOUND BOARD & CONTROLS FOR PS2 PROTO SOUNDS 2.0 WITH PROTO SMOKE UNIT WHICH IS A FAN DRIVEN SMOKE UNIT AND IT PULLS A SET OF THREE BLUE COMET MADISON PASSENGER CARS WITH NAMES LIKE THE OLBERS FOR THE BAGGAGE CAR THEN THE NAME FAYE FOR THE COACH PASSENGER CAR AND THEN THE NAME TEMPLE FOR THE OBSERVATION CAR ALL HAVE NICE DETAILING INSIDE AND OUT THEY ALL HAVE 6 WHEEL METAL TRUCKS NOW WITH THE SOUND OF PS2 AND THE FAN DRIVEN SMOKE UNIT THAT DOSE SMOKE ALOT ONCE ITS HEATS UP AND THE WITH THE DETAIL OVERALL THIS IS A PRETTY NICE SET I LOOKED OVER THE WHOLE SET AND I DIDNT FIND ANY FLAWS WITH IT I THINK BOTH MY DAUGHTER & MY SON WILL LOVE THIS SET I DID SHOW MY SON THIS SET ONCE BEFORE ON ANOTHER VIDEO TO SEE IF HE WOULD LIKE IT OR NOT AND HE DID, THE NEXT SET ON THE 2ND LOOP OF TRACKS IS ONE OF MY OLD POSTWAR TRAIN SETS MADE BY LIONEL ITS A SET OUTFIT #1542 THAT WAS BUILT IN 1956 THAT SET COMES WITH A GE #520 2-4-0 ELECTRIC BOXCAB ENGINE WITH A 3 POSITION E-UNIT POWERED BY A LIONEL OPEN FRAME ARMATURE MOTOR AND PULLS A SET OF THREE FREIGHT CARS A LIONEL LINES #6012 GONDOLA A
Video Rating: 4 / 5

What scale model railroad cars do I have? Is this N scale?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Question by followingmybliss: What scale model railroad cars do I have? Is this N scale?
I’ve seen answers to questions above that give info like below, but I have no way of comparing. The box car I have is just under 5 7/8″ long and the”box” part itself is just over 1 1/4″ (not including wheels).

I found the track measurements confusing, as I have no tracks. If I measure INSIDE the wheels, it’s1/2″, If I measure the outer side, it’s 3.4″. Is this an N scale??

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Z Scale – Trains built to a ratio of 1:220. A 75-foot long locomotive measures 4 inches long. The rails of the track are 6.5 mm apart.

N Scale – Trains built to a ratio of 1:160. A 75-foot long locomotive is 5 ½ inches long. The rails of the track are spaced 9 mm apart.

HO Scale – Trains built to a ratio of 1:87. A 75-foot long locomotive is 10 ½ inches long. The rails of the track are 7/8 inches apart.

Best answer:

Answer by iroc70
Hi:

If you have the box for it . It will tell you what scale it is..

If you don’t have it Than do one of the three things:

1) Take it to a hobby shop that sells model railroad trains and have it them find out for you.

2) look up website for your train model and see if you can find it there Here are some websites to get you started:

http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/

http://www.thortrains.net/

http://www.trains.com/trc/

http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/

http://www.modelrailroads.net/

http://www.simplytrains.com/index.html

http://www.gatewaynmra.org/search.htm

http://www.modelrailroads.net/Model_Railroad_Links/Links_and_Directories/more2.html

Since you know how big your scale model of your train box car is, go thru those website and see if you can find your box car and compare the measurement of what they say there to the measurement of your train, if they closely match than you found your scale

3) Look up “Train box car measurements” on the web and find out what the actual measurement of a standard box car of what your scale model is suppose be. than by the math you did above, the closest measurement to the scale model wins and that your scale

Hope this helps.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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