This video shows my most recent acquisition — the Lionel Corp. (manufactured by MTH) Standard Gauge Blue Comet set. It features the #400E steam locomotive (yes, I know, owning two #400E’s is going overboard but what can I say) and five passenger cars. The baggage car was never included with the original set from the 1930’s but they did a good job of maintaining the look and feel of the original set. In appearance, the set is a dead ringer for the orignal set from 80 years ago. Operationally, well … it’s equipped with the full Protosound 2 control and sound package. I’m running it from my DCS remote and the sounds you can hear for yourself. In this True HD 1080p video, you can see it on my around-the-ceiling layout in a slow speed runby, a faster runby, and in the last segment, I provide a sample of the great Blue Comet passenger station sounds that come with this set. Please visit my web site — www.toytrains1.com — for lots more video and photos of both real and model trains. Video Rating: 5 / 5
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
My “O” Gauge layout with 2 holiday themed trains. MTH Engine & Tender from set # 30-4192 Lionel Polar Express Set # 6-31960 Lionel TrainSounds Tender Part # 6-36847 – TrainSounds sound system includes steam chuffing, steam whistle, bell, squealing brakes, and operator-controlled multi-part crew dialog Quick Train Tip: Always make sure to turn off the smoke switch on your engines if you are not running smoke. Video Rating: 4 / 5
Back in 1998, MTH brought out a Premier model of the Jersey Central (CNJ) Blue Comet, a heavy Pacific (4-6-2) locomotive, painted in two tones of blue, which hauled a special train from the CNJ terminal in Jersey City to the seaside resort of Atlantic City (long before the days of casinos). The model was issued with the original Protosound system (PS1) and I later converted it to Protosound 2 (PS2) so that it could be controled with the DCS remote control system. Over the years, MTH has brought out several sets of matching passenger cars (all named for comets), to the point that I now have twelve of them. In this True HD 1080p video, you get to see the Blue Comet locomotive with all of its matching passenger cars, a model of one of the most famous trains ever to travel the rails here in New Jersey. Please visit my web site — www.toytrains1.com — to see lots more videos and photos of both real and model trains.
Question by Wishful: How is the Bachmann Big Haulers Red Comet Christmas Train Set? Is it a good train?
I want to buy a train for under our Christmas tree. We have one that I bought at KBToys in the mall, but it was like $ 30 and a piece of junk. The track is hard to snap together and keeps coming apart, the locomotive on the front is battery operated and is not powerful enough to pull the train cars behind it.
I would like to get something a little better, but I don’t want to spend a ton of money this time of year. Is this a good train for about $ 100?
Answer by Mike The Big Hauler is a fine train set. It needs a very flat area to be run in but other than that you shouldn’t have much trouble with it. I bought one about ten years ago to put under the Christmas tree and we’ve used it on and off ever since.
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