Here’s the second video showing original standard gauge trains in action on a double reversing loop layout. The Lionel No. 38 is almost a hundred years old, yet still hammers its way around the track, pulling an orange consist of Nos. 32, 34, 35 and 36 early Lionel passenger cars. The Ives 3235 is pulling a consist of cars 170, 171, and 172. I have been looking for a green 171 for about ten years, but all I can find is the brown/tan colour. The Ives runs the smoothest of all the old trains, due to its cast iron frame and unstoppable motor. A word about the music – these trains were the “Plain Janes” of their era – no State Set or Blue Comet here, just affordable trains for lucky kids in the first quarter of the 20th century. (YouTube has since shut down my soundtrack due to “copyright infringement” of Bobby Darin’s music – I’m sure I was doing them a lot of damage) Notice this time I let the trains speak for themselves, no artificial motor noises. Hope you enjoy the result.
Video Rating: 4 / 5