I think some of the American Flyer die cast Locos are nearly as detailed as mid 1930s Lionel. So for Kid Proof Christmas displays I have used a couple AF 420 shells with Marx motors. Some shells are broken and cheap but if they have all the trim the bodies can be fixed with products like JB Weld epoxy.
This red one is a mixture of many spare bits.
The tender is a Marx wedge with post war Lionel trucks.
The flat car is prewar Lionel with post war trucks and the PRR caboose is the last tin plate one that Lionel made in the late 1930s and continued into 1946.
The next to the last image is a modern era Lionel powered AF loco set up to pull a 1934 Lionel North Shore set.
Hugh’s last post is at the bottom of this one.
And now on to Rob:
You have published a number of videos from me, but rarely a running session.
I thought it would be interesting for people to see a little more of my layout.
In this video, I was still suffering from a broken foot bone so I was not as agile as I wanted to be. My layout has three 180 degree curves on it and racing the locomotive with my foot in a cast was a bit challenging.
Sometimes it is good just to run a few trains.
Rob – Farland Howe”
A big thanks to Hugh and Rob. I loved some of the camera angles in Rob’s video – they really show off the detail of the layout. Impressive stuff.
That’s all for this time folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to start your own railroad journey today.