HOLY DIECAST METAL BATMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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HOLY DIECAST METAL BATMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Posted by thesiding on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:50 AM

Factory Entertainment  is releasing a die cast replica of the 1960'S Batman Bat Cave

 

 

 

1/50th scale PERFECT for Lionel Layouts

 

if yoU  got the price l in your wallet   Let you discover that but

 

NO BATMOBILE??????????

 

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Posted by LL675 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:42 PM

No Batmobile?? well forget it then.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:13 PM

That market is pretty well locked up by Hot Wheels:

Or if you prefer, there's the "singing" Hallmark version:

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:46 PM

Life's hard, even harder if your stupid  John Wayne

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Posted by BigAl 956 on Monday, November 13, 2017 1:01 PM

Maybe it's my fading memory but I do not remember a train in any Batman television episode. Was there a battle with a train in the Dark Knight a few years ago? 

Spiderman did duke it out on a retired CTA 2200 L car about 10 years ago. How the CTA extended the loop to NYC is anyones guess. :)

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:55 PM

Season 1, episodes 17: True or False Face, and Episode 18: Holy Rat Race had Batman and Robin tied to the tracks of the Gotham City Subway as the cliffhanger between the episodes.  But that's about as close to a train as Adam and Burt got.

False Face was played by Malachi Throne but the episode credits say "?????" because since he was always wearing a mask, Throne didn't want screen credit.  He's reported to have said "Anybody could have been behind that mask".

There was the 3 level Gotham Monorail in "Batman Begins:

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Posted by phrankenstign on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:11 PM

BigAl 956
Spiderman did duke it out on a retired CTA 2200 L car about 10 years ago. How the CTA extended the loop to NYC is anyones guess. :)

 

My guess is they just tunneled through the Earth.  The branch line would be quite a bit shorter than if it had been overland.......Duh!

 

btw I love all of the vehicles and Batcave in the Batman movie and series.  I'd buy that Batcave except for one small thing.....okay.....one HUGE thing......the price.  Otherwise, I would have ordered a batload.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 PM

I just looked at the price of that Batcave sculpture and...

"Holy heart attack, Batman!"

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:02 PM

Well I'm sure a lot of us could build one of our own for our layouts a lot cheaper than 700 bucks!  Wink

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Posted by thesiding on Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:42 PM

WELL I  was offered 100.00 dollars off                  still............................

 

Did buy the LEGO one saving 50.00

 

 

As a boy in the comics Bruce DID have trains to play with

 

After Mom and Dad left him...........................Certainly enough room in the Batcave for a layout

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:56 PM

In 1943 Lewis Wilson's Batman had a desk in his cave:

But in 1949 Robert Lowery had a few more gadgets:

But his nemesis (Darth Vader's grand daddy) had more in his cave:

The villain, "The Wizard" in the 1949 serial Batman and Robin has a device to control machines and in one scene the process is demonstrated using a Lionel locomotive that may be a 700E.  But it's a bit hard to identify on my copy.

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Posted by phrankenstign on Thursday, August 02, 2018 1:13 AM

Here are Commissioner Gordon, Batman, and Robin watching the demonstration.

Batman, Robin, & Commissioner Gordon Look at Train

 

Here are a few closeups of the trains.  The passenger car wasn't shown in its entirety.

Locomotive, Tender, and Passenger Train Closeup

 

What do you think?  Is it the 700E?

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Posted by Paul Kallus on Thursday, August 02, 2018 9:32 AM

Definitely a cool piece - but at a premium price - and Batmobile not included? Its hard to even find a 1:43 or 1:50 scale Batmobile (I had a Corgi as a kid but unfortunately lost it during myriad moves).

As an aside, Lionel missed a great opportunity with their Batman subway set and related cars - why not make 1:50 scale figures, too, and include them in the set and for separate sale? Seems a no-brainer. I eventually found a 1:50 scale Batman figure - but its really cheap plastic. Found the die-cast ones at Walmart - - albeit they're on the large size.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, August 02, 2018 4:14 PM

phrankenstign

What do you think?  Is it the 700E?

If it's not it sure is close. The rivets that attach the Baker Valve Gear union link on the crosshead to the combination lever, and the combination lever to the valve rod appear identical to that used (large, shiney, flat head) on the prewar 700E and the 1990 version. I was able to glance at my 1990 version and looked at the photos in Greenburgs for the prewar. The 3 rail prewar version had near scale flanges on all 6 drivers. The loco in the photo appears to have blind center drivers, and obviously converted to 2 rail. Interesting.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, August 02, 2018 5:40 PM

That Hudson might be a Max Gray model.  Gray had quite a business building custom two-rail O scale locomotives back in the old days.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, August 02, 2018 6:56 PM

I found episode one on dailymotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2xp208 the loco appears at 7:40.  Going back and looking at it compared to the size of the other elements in the room, and the fact that it's on 2 rail track, I wonder now if it isn't OO?

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Posted by phrankenstign on Friday, August 03, 2018 7:40 PM

The amazing thing is The Wizard created his wireless system in 1949 years---before TMCC and DCS hit the market.  It was better, in fact, because it also controlled full-sized trains and trucks too.  Rather than use it for his evil ends, he should have patented his device and licensed its use for a hefty price.  He could have cleaned up legally!

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Posted by thesiding on Sunday, August 05, 2018 10:26 AM

If that was the model's actual motor sound it could be 700e    

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