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'S' gauge?  I like the older tin Lionels.    Paul

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"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

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Did quite a bit of research before I made an offer on it. Didn't want to screw him on the price.  Cost me $12 bucks to have the mechanicals gone over and lubricated. Having a minor issue with it running on fast track instead of the tubular style. Runs good till it goes across a switch then goes into neutral. Easy solution though. Really pleased with it.

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Cool train Mike! My grandpa had an old o gauge Lionel steam loco, from the thirties was die cast tho. Had a tin tender with the whistle in it! I got a union Pacific Lionel diesel when I was six! Sold the diesel to pay a traffic ticket,dumb move!

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23 hours ago, BillyT said:

Cool train Mike! My grandpa had an old o gauge Lionel steam loco, from the thirties was die cast tho. Had a tin tender with the whistle in it! I got a union Pacific Lionel diesel when I was six! Sold the diesel to pay a traffic ticket,dumb move!

This set is prewar 1932 vintage all metal and also has the whistle on the tender

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7 hours ago, fxfymn said:

Looks good Mike. I hope you enjoy it for a long time and I'm glad it went to someone who treasures it.

Yup it's working good Carl. Next project is to get the lights on the passenger cars working. Everything is there but the bulbs.  But I'm gonna have a guy down in Lititz that does vintage electric work on this stuff convert them to led bulbs.  Cosmetically I'm not touching the train. Letting it show its age. Don't worry I have no intention of ever selling it.

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They used to have this simulation Los Angeles freeway from the Forty's at the Pomona fair every year. Had old Safeway doubles greyhounds hay wagons bullracks cars EXC all rolling with marker lights headlights was fantastic....One time I was with a first time date.... Couldn't quit staring at this display....She kept asking if I was ever going to no e on.lol.....Was incredible....Sorry no pictures.......bob

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On 1/26/2017 at 4:04 PM, mike69mackman said:

Yup it's working good Carl. Next project is to get the lights on the passenger cars working. Everything is there but the bulbs.  But I'm gonna have a guy down in Lititz that does vintage electric work on this stuff convert them to led bulbs.  Cosmetically I'm not touching the train. Letting it show its age. Don't worry I have no intention of ever selling it.

Hey Mike, how much would you take for tha- oh...never mind...

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