My O gauge layout - new thread

country joe Jul 15, 2017

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I was just thinking back to when I would have Lionel trains set up around the Christmas tree, and up pops your post. Nice timing! :)
     
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    That's cool that Lionel reproduced those. (y) When I was young, I found my brother's late 1950's Lionel catalogs and was always drawn to the Timken car. I didn't understand the nature of it, but it was colorful and I liked the spinning Roller Freight graphic. (The image below is not mine.)

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  3. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. I once had a very decent sized collection of their post-WWII catalogs. So many hours of wonderment, thumbing through those pages!
     
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    :) My oldest brother kept a few from the late '50s and one from '60. I still have them, but they're in terrible shape, mostly from me thumbing through them a thousand times. This is the cover of the 1960 catalog (not my photo) and I remember being entranced by the matching O and HO trains. Even after 60+ years, the artwork in Lionel's catalogs endures.

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  5. country joe

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    It is getting to be the time of year when we think about putting up our Christmas tree. I wanted to do ours today but life got in the way. It looks like it will have to wait until Thursday.

    I know that the Timken car was to demonstrate the advantage of Timken Roller Bearing Trucks but I wonder if the car was used in regular freight service?

    My post-war catalogs are also gone. I would pour over them day after day, especially leading up to Christmas, dreaming about all the wonderful trains and hoping Santa would bring me some. Happy memories.

    I agree, Lionel's artwork was outstanding. It was very effective advertising back in the day and still inspires us today.
     
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    Here is the third 6464 boxcar that I recently purchased.

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    The city put a Christmas tree in a corner of the station parking lot.

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
     
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    I know this is old but it looks like one of your layout persons got to be one of the lucky 48 to own a Tucker!
     
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    Looks like Dean and Sam Winchester are in town... that's never a good sign for the things that go bump in the night...
     
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