What On Your Layout Right Now, (Fall 2009 Edition)

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What On Your Layout Right Now, (Fall 2009 Edition)
Posted by krapug1 on Thursday, October 29, 2009 5:00 PM

With Standard Time right around the corner (for most of us anyway), we are "officially" in

"train mode".

That said, what is running on your layout, right now ??

On my main track is a 8600 MPC 4-6-4 "baby" Hudson, one of my favorite MPC era engines.

The elevated track has a RailKing Chessie System/B & O F-3 AA set.  This engine was finally put back into running shape, thanks to numerous forum "helpers", a bottle of liquid electric tape, and some help from another bottle named Jack Daniels (LOL).








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Posted by Serows1 on Thursday, October 29, 2009 5:34 PM

Well, right now I have my Lionel postwar 2046 and my WBB Texas Special on my two main lines and my Lionel Docksider on switching duty. 


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Posted by CB&Q on Thursday, October 29, 2009 6:00 PM
as I type this our year old cat ! imperial rk big boy ps 2 k-4 and 3rd rail 260 and lionel legacy gs-4 oh the bb just chased cat threw the mth hellgate wow what a scene wish I had it on tape! cbq

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Thursday, October 29, 2009 8:38 PM

 Polar Express on the Main, pulling LV hopper, DuPont tanker, P&LE Boxcar (red), 1 Silver & 1 Tuscan PRR Boxcars, Red PRR Caboose.

On the inner loop: MTH Wanderer General 4-4-0, Western & Atlantic Passenger car & tool car.

On the Display: Dad's 1666, D&RG work car & PRR RPO Car.

On the Passenger siding: PRR 4-4-2 with passenger, Vista Dome & end car. 

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Posted by 8ntruck on Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:00 PM

Outer loop - recent release of Lionel Texas Special and a TMCC rocket launching locomotive pulling a variety of postwar cars on the theme of 'Lionel cars that launch things'.

Middle loop - Williams GP9 in NYC lightening stripe livery pulling Lionel NYC streamline passenger cars.

Inner loop - MPC era NW GP9 pulling an assortment of MTH, postwar and recent Lionel freight cars.  A #600 switcher and track cleaning car are parked on a siding here too.

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Posted by Seayakbill on Friday, October 30, 2009 4:31 AM

Been running my favorite RR this past week, the Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway 

Atlas SP&S SW switcher in the brewery area.

Atlas SP&S F-3's with a MTH Northern Pacific passenger consist, Eastern Main

MTH SP&S F-3's with a GG SP&S passenger consist, Western Main

MTH SP&S RS-3's with a lumber load 

MTH SP&S Alcos with a heavy freight

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Posted by laz 57 on Friday, October 30, 2009 6:15 AM

Lionel Consolidation 2-8-0

Lionel SD70 UP

Weaver RS-11


Lionel GP-38


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Posted by jmkk on Friday, October 30, 2009 6:20 AM

DUST!   Ashamed I have some serious cleaning to do.

All my trains are on the layout. On the main lines ready to roll (if there wasn't so much dust) There is a K-line Allegheny with 30 or so hoppers on the upper outside loop, a Lionel U-36B with mixed freight on the upper inside loop and a Santa-fe FT A-B-A with passenger cars on the lower loop.


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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Friday, October 30, 2009 6:24 AM

Williams Wabash FM Trainmaster with ERR

Williams B&O Sharks with ERR

K-Line Amtrack FP40 with TMCC/RS

Williams Amtrack Genesis with TAS

Lionel Chessie GP 30 with Dummy with TMCC and RS5.0

And a bunch more are parked ready to go including the Lionel GG 1.  My track plan enables me to run and park several trains at once.  The most I have ever ran at one time is five and the cruise control makes it all work.

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Posted by Texas Pete on Friday, October 30, 2009 8:16 AM

 Williams/Bachmann New Haven EP5.

 Lionel Polar Express Berk Jr.

 Atlas Industrial Rail Philadelphia Trolley.


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Posted by cnw1995 on Friday, October 30, 2009 10:26 AM
-Thomas with Annie and Clarabel on his branch line. -James pulling the Express (a set of Santa Fe streamliners that match his color) -Percy pulling six troublesome trucks and a home-made brake van. -#520 with a train of the rest of the Thomas freight cars - a gon, flat (though carrying a clockwork mechanism from a Rail Zepp) and the rest I can't rightly recall. On the sidings ready to go is the #248 and its passenger cars, the now-powered Rail Zepp, a #41 US Army switcher and five Reading ore cars, a long Marx tin-plate train of tankers and hoppers, and a smattering of other cars. I can run four trains at once using conventional control.

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Posted by raymans on Friday, October 30, 2009 10:56 AM

been working on a triple decker structure so the layout still has the same trains as were running in this video from 2 weeks ago



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Posted by nwo4rf on Friday, October 30, 2009 12:11 PM

At this moment a N&W 2-8-8-2 (mth railking) is getting ready to leave a Lionel pre-war coaling tower with a load of coal hoppers. While on the narrow gauge line (s gauge) an American Flyer 4-4-0 general pulls into the coaling tower to unload its hoppers.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 30, 2009 12:58 PM

Lower Level
    Track 1 - Lionel Chessie U38?
    Track 1 - MTH C&O Streamlined Hudson (with matching MTH Streamlined Passenger Cars)
    Track 1 - Lionel C&O Jr Berk
    Track 1 - Williams B&O Sharks (A-B-B-A)
    Track 1 - Lionel B&O Mikado
    Track 2 - Lionel WM 2-8-0 Consolidation
    Track 2 - Lionel CSX AC-6000
    Track 1 Yard - RMT WM BEEP

Upper Level
    Lionel Chessie GP-30s (TMCC and Legacy)
    Lionel GN GP-9 (Legacy)
    Lionel WM Challenger (Legacy)

I need to get some shelves built so I can move some of the stuff off the lower level and get back to construction.

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Friday, October 30, 2009 1:40 PM

Jason........Dust!     I can match you shovel for shovel Laugh

RMT - NYC Beep with Lionel NYC expansion pack passenger cars.

Lionel 2035 with Postwar Boxcar consist.

Lionel Polar Express Locomotive with a mix of Postwar and Modern Tankcars and Gondolas.

Thanks for asking.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Friday, October 30, 2009 3:07 PM

All American Flyer

290 engine

5 red 650’s New Haven Pullman passenger cars

Red 654 Pullman observation car

Red 651 New Haven baggage car

Red 718 Mail car

Red 732 Operating baggage car


21085 engine

10 grey 640’s w/simulated coal loads

630 caboose


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Posted by jwse30 on Friday, October 30, 2009 4:20 PM

 I really like these threads. Right now I've got a 2025 on the outer loop pulling a 6461 transformer cars and a cut of 6464 boxcars. A 6417 caboose is bringing up the rear.

 On the inner loop, I've got an MPC era 2-4-2 starter set engine pulling 5 billboard reefers and a Penn Central starter set SP caboose.  Been buying MPC reefers lately; the decoration is really good, and the prices are great.


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Posted by 8ntruck on Friday, October 30, 2009 10:20 PM

Jwse30 - It seems to be a small world.  My son and his wife are living in Hobart.  I'll give you a heads up next time we head up that way.  Maybe we could meet for a sandwich or something.

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Posted by billbarman on Friday, October 30, 2009 11:13 PM

On the main line my newly aquired 2354 NYC F3 A-A set pulling postwar streamlined cars, on the inner loop my 736 pulling my collection of soda box cars, cant remember them all I know I had my pepsi and Dr. pepper ones in there.

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Posted by krapug1 on Saturday, October 31, 2009 6:50 AM

It is always great to hear about what trains you have running !


I should add, I always have the 4 tracks of my Union Station full with trains waiting for their next run.

Track 1, Lionel 2041 RI Dummy unit, with 3 K-Line Golden State Streamliners.

Track 2, K-Line Semi Scale Hudson, with 2 PW Irvington Cars.

Track 3, 3 Lionel WC Streamlined Cars (from Menard's set).

Track 4, 3 Marx Santa Fe Streamlined Cars.


Happy Weekend All !





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Posted by cmrj on Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:43 AM

I have my Rock Island set with gondola's,Chicago and Alton set and my son's NASCAR collection.

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Posted by Cobrabob8 on Saturday, October 31, 2009 8:36 AM

Right now on my layout I am running 3 Williams locos. On the upper level, track 1 has a Pennsy small Hudson and 5 MTH Pennsy heavyweight passenger cars and on track 2 is a pair of Pennsy Alco FAs and 14 Atlas Industrial Rail coal hoppers and an MTH Pennsy caboose. On the lower level is an ABA set of Williams Santa Fe F3s pulling a mixed freight of mixed manufacturers cars with a Lionel Lines bay window caboose bringing up the rear.


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Posted by lionel trains on Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:02 AM

8653 GG1 and 2718 Southern Berkshire

also I have a number of club cars from Chicago Lionel Rail Road Club


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Posted by fjerome on Saturday, October 31, 2009 11:04 AM

Southern Division: Portland Rose (FEF greyhound, aux tender, weaver RPO, 9 K-Line heavyweights).


UP Division: LM BigBoy 20 car mixed freight and City of Portland (Lionel E7 ABB, MTH RE. Lionel baggage, combo, 2 coaches, 2 diners, MTH sleeper, 2 Lionel domes, obs).


WP Division: my space train ( Lionel UP/WP Heritage SD70ACe, MTH booster set, MTH and Lionel NASA cars, UP/WP heritage caboose).

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Posted by aflyer on Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:54 PM

Post War American Flyer.

Outer loop has an Alco 360 - 364 pulling a series of heavyweights, 653 two 652's and a 654. 

On the inner loop is a UP 336 pulling a FY & PRR 20, 30 and 40.  It looks wierd, but wanted to try it out. 

Waiting on a siding is an old 312 SIB staged with a series of 633 white and tuscan B & O box cars.

I just cleaned the track, and will be doing some switching around later tonight.  Yes I have the dust too, it doesn't take long to get dirty.


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Posted by watermaj on Saturday, October 31, 2009 8:11 PM

 AF early 9900 Zephyr Streamliner (the cast aluminum one).

 Long string of 6464's (mostly repros and MPC with replacement metal trucks), pulled by a home made 'Little Joe' which uses a 2353 frame, two extra GP9 dummy trucks front and back, and homemade platforms out each end. Shell is the Williams EP5 Milwaukee Road paint with Lionel Pantagraphs on top. 

A repaired 1615 steam switcher

A nice 2046 steamer, and other recently repaired engines


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Posted by TRAINCAT on Saturday, October 31, 2009 9:01 PM

I'm running a post war Lionel GP-7 2338 on the outer loop pulling 6464 boxcars and a double bin dump car with a baywindow caboose. On the inner loop its my trusy 2025 pulling all Lehigh Valley coal hoppers and 2357 caboose.I have my Williams F3's standing by for duty and a 2046 waiting to give the 2025 a rest. 


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Posted by dsmith on Saturday, October 31, 2009 9:55 PM

This is what is operating on my layout on Halloween night.  Lots of animated animal cars!

Outer Loop -- Lionel Lines 520 Boxcab Electric, 16681 Aquarium, 6473 Horse Transport, 6473 Breyer Horse Transport, 9280 ATSF Horse Transport, 6357 Lionel Lines Caboose.

Upper Loop -- Lionel 610 Erie NW2, 3376 Bronx Zoo Giraffe, 16683 Los Angeles Zoo Elephant, 3377 Binder Zoo Giraffe (custom), 7804 San Diego Zoo Giraffe, 16603 Detroit Zoo Giraffe, 6457 Lionel Caboose

Lionel 60 Trolley

3472 Lionel Milk Car (waiting to unload milkcans)

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Posted by Captaincog on Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:01 PM

Right now Hogwarts Express inner loop with a K-Line Pacific pulling a 3 unit consist of UP Heavyweights and a K-line Big Boy with a consist of various freight on the outer loop. A Lionel ATSF H12-44 is on a side track performing switching duties. A WBB UP Heritage is idle on a side track.

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