N&W 611, Class J-1, 4-8-4, Built by N&W Roanoke Shops, 1950; Undated
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: N&W 611, Class J-1, 4-8-4, Built by N&W Roanoke Shops, 1950; Undated
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_07009
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library
Lionel Trains TRENO SCALA 0 DEL 1950
Heres the Lionel 2343 Diesel passenger set offered by Lionel from 1950 to 1952,,some of the finest toys America ever offered us,,,quality in these sets are unmatched today and they have parts heavy duty enough to use in riding lawnmowers and minibikes,,hope you enjoy watching them run.
THIS IS MY POSTWAR SET NUMBER #2159W O GAUGE TRAIN SET MADE BY LIONEL IN 1950 THE SET COMES WITH A BRUNSWICK GREEN #2330 4-6-6-4 PRR GG1 ELECTRIC ENGINE POWERED BY DUAL PULLMOR MOTORS & MAGNETACKTION A BROWN #3464 NYC BOX CAR A GREEN NYC #6462 GONDOLA CAR WITH SIX BARRELS A GREEN #3461X LOG DUMP CAR WITH A LOG DUMB BIN TRAY A BLACK #6456 LV HOPPER AND A TUSCAN #6457 LIONEL CABOOSE IN 1950 THIS SET WAS PRICED IN THE CATALOG FOR .50 I HAVE THE #2159W SET BOX THE #2330 GG1 ENGINE BOX AND ALL THE FRIGHT CAR BOXES WHEN I FIRST GOT THE SET THE ENGINE NEEDED ALITTLE WORK INSIDE AND OUT AND A REALY GOOD SERVICEING THE STRIPES WERE FADE AND GONE THE GREEN PAINT WAS VERY FLAT & DULL LOOKING SO I RE DID THE GOLD STRIPES AND DECALS THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME DOING A GG1 ENGINE SO IT DIDNT COME OUT 100% LIKE I WOULD HAVE LIKED IT TO LOOK BUT IT WAS PASSABLE THE STRIPES WERNT 100% EVEN ONE SIDES ALITTLE HIGHER THEN THE OTHER SOME HOW I MESSED THAT PART UP SO THEN I SPRAYED A FEW COTES OF CRYTAL CREAR CREAR COTE ON THE GG1 SHELL BODY FOR A GLOSSY LOOK IT LOOKED A 100% BETTER BUT LATER DOWN THE LINE I MAY REDO THE GOLD STRIPES AGAIN THEN I SERVICED AND REWIRED THE WHOLE ENGINE PUT IN A REBUILT POSTWAR HORN AND HAD A HELL OF A TIME TRYING TO FIND A HORN RELAY FOR IT I FOUND OUT THE RELAY IN THIS #2330 GG1 ENGINE WAS ONLY USED IN THIS 1950 #2330 GG1 ONLY! AND WAS NOT USED IN ANY OTHER POSTWAR ENGINES LIONEL MADE SO THE SELLERS THAT HAD THEM WANTED USED POSTWAR RELAY AND FOR A NEW …
Video Rating: 5 / 5
December, 2009 visit to the Rochester, NY PAL Model Railroad Heaven – The Edgerton Model Train Room. This is the Summer layout – first on the left as you enter the room from the “Observation” platform. While many of the scenic elements have been preserved from initial 1950 construction, the track plan has been updated into a multi-level over-under arrangement replacing what was once a more open yard area. The track is now K-Line Shadow Rail O Gauge with the new style low-profile Super Snap switches/machines. Maury Klein of K-Line Electric Trains donated track and switches for the first major overhaul of the Summer & Winter layouts about 25 years ago. This newer K-Line trackage is reportedly a gift from Lionel when they acquired K-Line’s inventory at the time Kader took over and licensed K-Line to Lionel. The Polar Express is traversing the scene in this video. These Layouts were prominently profiled in the Lionel / Bantam books of the 1950’s in the chapter titled “Model Railroading As A Civil Project”, and the story of their construction by the Police Athletic League is detailed in those pages. Lionel was the supplier of the all of the train equipment at that time. All four layouts, Summer, Fall, Winter, & Spring, represent landscapes in/around the Rochester area. The original backdrops have all been preserved and worked in to the layout updates.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
A Lionel O Scale train set dating from 1950 running under the christmas tree after practically 60 years of continuous use and abuse. Probably hasn’t been oiled once! The locomotive is built like a tank out of all metal and if you look closely you can see the sparks flashing under it due to the worn out electrical pickups. Enjoy!
Video Rating: 4 / 5