My O gauge layout - new thread

country joe Jul 15, 2017

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales 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! :)
     
  2. Hardcoaler

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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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  4. Hardcoaler

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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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  6. country joe

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    Here is the third 6464 boxcar that I recently purchased.

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  7. country joe

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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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  8. Massey

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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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  9. Massey

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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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  10. country joe

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    The 20th Century Limited rolls through town.

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  11. traingeekboy

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    Wow. I love the shadows from the lights.
     
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  12. country joe

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    Thanks Geeky.
     
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  13. logging loco

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    Ice cream, model trains and railfaning all in less than 100ft. What more could you ask for?
     
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  14. country joe

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    Thanks LL. It's a great place to watch trains, grab a snack and maybe pick up something new for the layout.
     
  15. Hardcoaler

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    I think I want to shrink myself down and move there. Looks like a great place to live. :)

    Thanks for posting these Country Joe. Great stuff always.
     
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  16. country joe

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    Thank you Hardcoaler.
     
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  17. country joe

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    On Saturday I went with a couple of O gauge friends to a train show in Brooksville, FL and then to Zitnik's Trains in Pinellas Park, FL. It's a long drive across the state but it was a fun day. At the show I found this Railking NY Jets boxcar. Being a life long Jets fan I couldn't pass it up.

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    At Zitnik's I found Lionel hopper and gondola cars for a very reasonable price and they are New York Central.

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    I also found a pack of 3 mounted police officers by O Line Reproductions. This is one of them on patrol near the park. The other two are in different parts of the city until I decide on a permeant place for them.

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    That's it for now.
     
  18. BarstowRick

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    Miss the Mix of O gauge stuff we had on my bosses layout.

    Looking good!!
     
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  19. country joe

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    Thanks Rick. I really like the anything goes nature of O gauge.
     
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  20. country joe

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    I added people to my 20th Century Limited passenger cars.

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    This was an easy and fun project. I think the cars look a lot better with people in them.
     
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