I often get requests from people who want to see more of my main layout than they normally get to see in my videos that showcase my locomotives and trains, though some of those do show large areas of the layout. Well, what better way to see the layout than hop on the train and go for a ride! 🙂 In this True HD 1080p video, you’re in a car behind the locomotive, an MTH Premier Great Northern S-2 Northern-type (4-8-4) steamer as it goes for a spin around the layout. Since this is in the basement, you get to see lots of concrete blocks 🙂 but it gives some idea of what the layout looks like all the way around. Please visit my web site — www.toytrains1.com — for lots more videos and photos of both real and model trains.
Question by Evan: What to do in San Diego to get a true sense of the city? Thinking of going to college there?
I heard the zoo was good. What about an aquarium or something else. Being a guy, shopping isn’t my thing and bare in mind I’ll be visiting an uncle I don’t know to well. Whats good for a near college guy to do in the city?
Answer by kevin The beach
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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
Since I had already disabled a certain safety device that might be adversely affected by locomotive smoke (as in, I removed the smoke detector) so that I could film the Christmas steamer on the ceiling layout, I decided to give the #400E a run around up there as well. As I expected, it was spectacular! 🙂 So, since I was already set-up to film upstairs, I put it on video! In this True HD 1080p video, you can see it make a few runs around my Sky’s The Limit layout on top of the bookcases, hauling its seven 500-series freight cars. Enjoy! 🙂 Please visit my web site — www.toytrains1.com — for lots more videos and photos of both real and model trains.
I often get requests to see more of my layout and how it operates. This video, the longest and most complex that I’ve ever attempted, is the response. In the previous two videos, you’ve seen some of my Pennsy power moving around passenger cars. In this video, you get to see all three models of the K4s Pacific-type steamers (#1737 = prewar, slotted pilot, early decoration; #5400 – prewar, slotted pilot, later decoration; #1361 = postwar, solid pilot) moving between mainline tracks in order to form a triple-header that is used to haul all of my seventeen heavyweight passenger cars. The K4s was Pennsy’s premier passenger hauler and in real life, for a train of this size, you would have seen at least a double-header and quite possibly a triple-header. This True HD 1080p video is made up of 14 segments that I’ve edited together with captions as well as explanatory scrolling credits at the beginning and end (you don’t want to know how many times I actually had to shoot things before I got them kind of the way I wanted). As you can see in this 10 minute long video, the K4s that I converted from PS1 to PS2 is functionally the same as the other two models that originally came with PS2. All operations were performed using DCS remote control. Putting this one together was a lot of work and I hope that you enjoy it. Please visit my web site — www.toytrains1.com — for lots more videos and photos of both real and model trains. Video Rating: 4 / 5
Royksopp made their own version of ‘Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast'(composed by Steve Reich, played by Pat Metheny), adding beats and bass hope you guys enjoy this music! source : royksopp.com images : KozynDan & some brilliant artists photos : Tony Hart, Adams Jeppesen,Bill Brandt,Ferocello & Dieter Appelt Video Rating: 4 / 5
In 1986, Lionel/MPC brought out the first set in what came to be know as the “Fallen Flags” series, honoring railroads whose names had disappeared through acquisitions and mergers over the years. The first set (and the only passenger set) honored the Wabash RR and had a Pacific (4-6-2) steam locomotive with six matching short madison passenger cars in the attractive Bluebird livery that the Wabash was famous for. The locomotive once again is on the cusp between conventional and electronic operation, with the “Mighty SOund of Steam” and electronic whistle but still with the 3-position mechanical E-unit. This was also the cusp of a big change for Lionel, as the next year would see ownership transition from MPC/Fundimensions to Dick Kughn and his Lionel Trains Inc. (LTI). Please visit my web site — www.toytrains1.com — for lots more videos and photos of both real and model trains.
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.