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Lionel Train Set

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SlugSlinger, May 20, 2020 at 8:59 PM.

  1. SlugSlinger

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    This was my dad’s set from many years ago. In fact, the manual is dated 1949 and the card engine Queen has a 1958 calendar on the back.

    My mom has been unloading stuff to me and my brothers and she wanted me to take this home with me.

    Here’s a couple pics.

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    Ahh, memories. I never had a big setup but still had fun with several engines and a few cars.
     
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    Man, that is pretty awesome. Are ya going to put that puppy together and play conductor?
     
  4. SlugSlinger

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    I am. I think I can plug and play with most of it. However a couple of the transfer switches need some new wiring as the insulation is brittle and started shedding when I moved it around. That set has been in the box for over 40 years according to my mom.
     
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    My cousin who is older than me, has been collecting, setting up, and playing w/trains for over 60 years...no telling how much he has in them. He loves his hobby.
     
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    Does he have a dedicated area for his sets? I thought about setting it up around the Christmas tree this year.
     
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    Yes he builds all the sets(towns) in a extra bedroom over his garage. It has custom backgrounds and builds his own tracks. Spends months or longer ,then tear down and rebuild them.

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    You might consider having the locomotive cleaned and lubricated before use.
     
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    Clean your caboose too.
    Words to live by
     
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    That's a gem there my friend.

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