You didn't think for a moment that I'd get a train set as gorgeous as this one and not shoot a video of it, did you? 🙂 Here's the video blurb and the video.
On a visit to Trains & Things down in Ewing (Trenton), which is where I got my Ives Olympian Standard Gauge set, another Standard Gauge locomotive started talking to me. The 400E is the most popular and most sought after of the original pre-war tinplate engines. The largest of the Standard Gauge tinplate steamers, this engine was introduced in 1931 and was an immediate sensation. There it was, all shiny gray with nickel trim, sitting in the display case whispering "Take Me Home!" to me. So I did. 🙂 This is a product of the new Lionel Corp which is part of MTH and produces reproductions of of old tinplate. This repro is sensational as you will see in this True HD 1080p video. Now, that's on the outside. On the inside, it's 21st century with the full Protosound 2 sound and remote control package. I got four of the 500-series freight cars to go along with it — a refrigerator (reefer) car, a searchlight car, a cattle car, and an exquisite Pennsylvania RR caboose. I think you'll agree, it makes for a real treat for the eyes and ears (and nose, if you were here to smell the smoke — haven't quite figured out how to get that into the video — yet!) 🙂