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rogertra


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« Reply #120 on: November 10, 2014, 12:32:13 AM »

the early p2ks were improved athearn clones. the Ernst gears would fit them as well, and if you needed replacement parts, athearn gears were a drop in replacement. the biggest improvement I saw with p2k was the can motor.

Agreed, the can motor made a vast improvement in the running quality.

Cheers

Roger T.
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Doneldon

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« Reply #121 on: November 10, 2014, 04:00:40 AM »

my layout is built to what I like.

Jerry-

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« Reply #122 on: November 10, 2014, 04:12:49 AM »

Roger-

While I'm glad that you apologized to Wiley, I'm disappointed that you chose to ignore most of my last paragraph: "Please don't try to weasel out of what you wrote. Your put-down and intent are obvious."

Do you really think you can rudely ridicule another modeler's choices without deriding the modeler as well? I'm afraid your smirk and your scorn were all too obvious.
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jbrock27

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« Reply #123 on: November 10, 2014, 08:09:00 AM »

I agree, AHM and Life Like pre Proto locos were/are also junk.
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rogertra


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« Reply #124 on: November 10, 2014, 11:26:25 AM »

Roger-

While I'm glad that you apologized to Wiley, I'm disappointed that you chose to ignore most of my last paragraph: "Please don't try to weasel out of what you wrote. Your put-down and intent are obvious."

Do you really think you can rudely ridicule another modeler's choices without deriding the modeler as well? I'm afraid your smirk and your scorn were all too obvious.
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That's your interpretation, I know what my intent was and I stick by it.

Cheers.

Roger T.
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jbrock27

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« Reply #125 on: November 10, 2014, 01:22:16 PM »

Tough sell.
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wiley209

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« Reply #126 on: November 21, 2014, 11:53:26 PM »

Got a cool new piece of rolling stock today...


Bachmann's animated horse car! Not surprisingly, it was in "Silver Series" packaging. It's very reminiscent of Lionel's old horse car (do they even make it anymore?) Almost like something Bachmann would've made in the 1970s or 1980s, but with much better wheels and couplers! (Or maybe TYCO would've beaten them to it?)


Here it is on one of my trains.


Signs of Christmas are starting to show up on my layout too! The town tree was set up next to the church.


The downtown train station has been decorated for the holiday now, too!


My Christmas train so far.
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jbrock27

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« Reply #127 on: November 22, 2014, 08:03:27 AM »

W, if you are asking about LIONEL HO, they've long since stopped selling/making HO freight cars.  There is a  Bachmann connection though-at the time, the same factory producing cars for Bachmann, also produced some for LIONEL.

Of course, if you hanker for "rare" "vintage" "hard to find" LIONEL HO cars, you can always find them for exorbitant prices on Flea Bay.
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wiley209

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« Reply #128 on: November 22, 2014, 10:53:12 AM »

W, if you are asking about LIONEL HO, they've long since stopped selling/making HO freight cars.  There is a  Bachmann connection though-at the time, the same factory producing cars for Bachmann, also produced some for LIONEL.

Of course, if you hanker for "rare" "vintage" "hard to find" LIONEL HO cars, you can always find them for exorbitant prices on Flea Bay.

Yes, but I meant Lionel making the horse car in O scale.
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jbrock27

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« Reply #129 on: November 22, 2014, 04:22:34 PM »

Why?  Thinking of switching to O scale?
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wiley209

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« Reply #130 on: November 22, 2014, 05:26:39 PM »

Why?  Thinking of switching to O scale?

No, but I noticed it wasn't on Lionel's website, and that made me curious because usually Lionel action cars and accessories stay out for a LONG time.
Turns out the O-gauge Lionel Rodeo Car was only made from 1962 to 1969. Fascinating... maybe that's why Bachmann decided to start making one?

Though I'm thinking some day when I get my own place, I may have both an HO layout and a Lionel "toy train" layout as well.
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jbrock27

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« Reply #131 on: November 22, 2014, 06:18:30 PM »

You could have one now, for around the Xmas tree... Wink

Where did you get the Bachmann livestock car?
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Joe323

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« Reply #132 on: November 23, 2014, 01:21:58 AM »

I looked up that Lionel Horse car on Ebay and found one for sale at about $149 with the pen.  Not my thing but I thought I'd mention it.  Wiley your layout really good and I am enjoying following it.
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jbrock27

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« Reply #133 on: November 23, 2014, 09:11:41 AM »

Joe, was it the one where the animals come in and out of the car via the pen that has the motor/magnets underneath?
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Joe323

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« Reply #134 on: November 23, 2014, 05:20:01 PM »

Yes they come out and march around I believe.
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