Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer

Mark’s been back in touch with his Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer:

“How goes it Al,

Here are some updated picture of my PW Lionel layout.

Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer

A video of a PW 682 Turbine A Williams car that I added seats and replaced lights with LED, along with a RailKing Pennsy passenger cars that I painted and added people

Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer figures

lionel figures

Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer track

Lionel loco

Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer

model train camp fire

Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer

Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer freight

Here is the picture of the old sign that was on top of the Brewery, also I opened up a few spots on the layout to add some miners, the other photos were updated pictures I took over the last couple years.

model train brewery

model train scenery

lionel scenery

model train scenery

model train scenery

A huge big thank you to Mark for sharing his Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer.

If you missed his first post, it really is worth a look.

You can see more of his post war lionel trains here – just have a look at the comments.

Mark’s posts struck a chord with me, because it’s another reminder of how much a theme holds a layout together.

And of course, it reminded me of a few other posts too.

There’s Andy’s Pennsylvania layout.

There’s also a video of Andy’s Pennysylvania trains here.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you poke boredom in the eye, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.

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17 Responses to Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer

  1. Brian Olson says:

    I model N Scale and love my 6×12 layout. But it is neat the amount of detail in larger scales you can do, especially inside the cars.

    As always, fun to see the huge variety there is in our hobby.

  2. Mark T. Pianka says:

    Andy that is a fine looking layout you have great video also, scenery is top notch, wish I had a more up to date digital camera the pictures would be much better, Thanks again Al! will send more pictures down the road God Speed All!

  3. Robert D. Bouskill says:

    What a wonderful job detailing your Lionel setup. I love your Utica Club plant. I settled back to watch your turbine and the video was over.

  4. Erick says:

    Fantastic workmanship? I hope mine comes out that good.

  5. Marklin ed. says:

    Hi Mark, on my way to Utica tomorrow, my brother-in-law birthday(80) he live there. Loved the passages car and the layout, THANKS….

  6. Peter Bayley-Bligh says:

    Such internal detail – phenomenal.

  7. matiSon says:

    Everything is better with a night scene when all of the lights are on. I especially like the miners. Is the guy with the bent pole fishing?

  8. Gary M from Long Island says:

    Mark…….fantastic layout and great detail…..very nice jobj on that passenger car.

  9. Love it all, but especially the NH stuff. I have much HO NYNHHRR dating back to my ’60’s Budd cars (at 8, I thought they were named for me), which I had ridden at the time. Just starting a new layout. My cousin was O (NYC) at the time, but his Dad had more room than mine! His own train room. And thanks, Alastair, just joined your site. Keep the fun going!

  10. richard rudolph says:

    Mark I love it.

  11. Rich Scott says:

    Hi Mark, Nice layout! I see you are running 027 track, I switched to O gage and I have a lot of 027 track and switches.

  12. Mark T. Pianka says:

    Thanks all for the kind remarks, wish had a more up to date digital camera, down the road I’ll do a bit longer video. Matison that is a fisherman, and to Rich I have a box full of 027 gargrave and switches left over from my other layout that was twice the size computer went bad and lost all my pictures. Thanks again Al!

  13. Rich B. says:

    Retro Lionel for sure but nobody had scenery as this one. The New Haven colors were very popular and still strong contender. Also go with the different colors on same RR, they all work together.

    Watch off and on “Boys Railroad Club” from the mid-50’s (easy to find) with American Flyer. That was bad, accessories never worked right (always little fingers pushing things along), real water??, 2 rail track as bad as 3-rail, not realistic whatsoever. And then “Herkie” made the entire show at end lmao. Those 15 minute episodes all I can take these days. Sure had Sugar Plum dreams about that one long ago.

    Again, Rich

  14. John Birch says:

    Good old Lionel! My first trains were Lionel bought from a friend at school – much to his father’s regret. I had a layout that took up a good half of the room and gave me much pleasure.. In fact I still have the trains (or what is left of them) with rails and controller.
    If anyone is interested in taking them over and restoring them all, it would be good to send them to a good home.

  15. Steve Ruple says:

    What an awesome layout Mark. Lot’s of detail and scenery. I’m working on a Lionel train layout also with the old track. Great job, love it !!!!! Also like the Pennsylvania PW 682 turbine A Williams car how you reworked it and added the people and lighting, awesome job !!!!!

  16. robert dale tiemann says:

    super detail. nice job.

  17. Allan J Jelinek says:

    No offence meant to anybody, but I love layouts like this. It reminds me of when I was a kid. When trains were more toylike than realistic.

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