Monthly Archives: November 2010

You’ve Got To Be Kidding!

No, I'm not kidding you, no, it's not a joke, and no, it's not SFX!  It really is a 3-rail locomotive running on 2-rail track! 🙂 MTH incorporates into some of their later models a feature called ProtoScale 3-2 which … Continue reading

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An Anniversary Reissue

In 1950 (five years before the previous set), Lionel brought out a special set for its 50th anniversary, the golden anniversary as such things are reckoned.  They came close to gold with Union Pacific's yellow — a set of yellow … Continue reading

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The Train That Started It All

This is the train set that, for me, started it all.  This year it turns 55 and it still runs fine.  It was a gift from a long departed uncle when I was just a baby but I've had it … Continue reading

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The Baby Blue Comet

In 2005, MTH brought out a reproduction of an O-Gauge tinplate locomotive that had originally come out about 70 years previously.  The new repro of the blue #263E went together with the blue tinplate passenger cars that came with my … Continue reading

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The Christmas Express

In 2002, MTH Electric Trains reproduced a very early (1925) Lionel Standard Gauge electric locomotive.  This model of the #10 was done in red and green for Christmas, with three matching cars, also reproductions of those from more than three-quarters … Continue reading

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The Finishing Touch

The sliding glass doors arrived and have been installed.  It's the finishing touch that will keep the trains (mostly) free of dust and just adds a finished look to the case.

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The March of the Pennsy Electrics

A long time ago, I had shot a video showcasing my MTH Premier models of Pennsylvania RR electric locomotives.  They were all die-cast, very heavy models with great detailing.  In the intervening years, MTH has continued the series and I … Continue reading

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The Caboose Train

This is something that I've never tried before and it came out quite well!  🙂  Someone requested a caboose train and while I don't do requests, it's something that I had been thinking of for quite a while, ever since … Continue reading

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Big Green Double Trouble

I did a standard definition video of these two behemoths double-headed about three years ago, so it was only a matter of time until I redid it in hi-def.  Here they are, the two big green monsters of the rail, … Continue reading

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