Mark has been in touch with his post war Lionel trains:
“This layout is a downsized after moving its 10 x 18 the old layout was 20 x 18.
You will see a brewery that I made its from Utica, NY started in 1888 and still going strong.
I been in this hobby since my father had 027 lionel and HO Lionel as a child since I can remember.
I have over 60 Post War lionel trains, and MTH , Williams, K-Line and MPC Lionel.
Have over 300 pieces of rolling stock and 8 Passenger Sets.
I use Tubular 027 Track and have Lionel, K-line and Gargrave switchs.
I use a few blocks to park engine and to bring on line. The best part of being a operator is Having a cold beer and watching Trains..
A big thanks to Mark for sharing his post war Lionel trains.
Now on to Marv – although he had a lucky escape, I’ve lost count of the people who have lost locos over their table edge:
Currently dismantling my layout in preparation for a move to smaller quarters, no more 2500 sq ft basement.
When I decided to add a freight yard about 4 years ago, I enlisted the help of my grandsons in building a 3 x 7 foot yard connecting to the mainline.
Whenever I lay new track, I first test it by running a 4 wheel trolley, but in this case forgot to isolate the yard track from the main. So when the trolley reached the yard switch, an engine parked in the engine house left the yard at exactly the same time the trolley approached the yard junction.
Photo below shows the result, but luckily nothing left the table for a several hundred scale foot dive to the concrete below.
Marv Johnson, Kildeer, IL”
Lastly on to Dave, who has just sent in this:
just uploaded a new video showing a change to the layout I intend making, also trying to explain how I have overcome the problem I was having with the ECOS controller …and of course a good session with a few of my Trains …showing off the great sounds from my Ballymoss Deltic Loco …..with a mention of sadly, a fellow modeller who tried to help , but sadly past away after making a few videos demonstrating the Ecos ….