Addams Family Train set.

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Addams Family Train set.
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 7:43 PM
I always remembered the Addams Family show for Gomez blowing up his train sets.

I ran accross this train layout from the unoficial Addams family website and thought I'd share. Maybe this layout should be in the pages of CTT. God knows I've blown up my share of trains....although mostly unintentionally.

http://www.addamsfamily.com/

has anyone seen this before?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 8:06 PM
AAAHHHH brings a tear to my eye!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 8:06 PM
This is really cool! With TVland beginning to show the 60's series, I was wondering what different train sets Gomez used. I wish I could tell.
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Posted by Dr. John on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 9:58 PM
I see that they offer a model kit of the Addams family mansion for $19.95. I can't tell what scale it is, though.
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Posted by Allen Jenkins on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 10:57 PM
That's what I like! You never know what you might hook-up with on these forums.acj
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 03, 2004 7:30 AM
Dr. John,

What are you talking about? I didn't see that.

I think this is just what some set designer did for the movie in the 1990s.

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Posted by Dr. John on Thursday, June 03, 2004 8:47 AM
Plasticlizard,

Go to the "collectibles" link on the website, then click on "toys" and scroll down. You'll see the kit I mentioned.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 03, 2004 4:11 PM
I recall once reading somewhere on the internet that on the original 60's Addams Family that the train wreck scenes were only filmed once for the first show and then that same footage was just used again and again. Unfortunately, I've never had a chance to see the original show. The pictures on the site show a geep, Warbonnet passenger set and a larger steamer-they certainly went top-of-the-line when picking what trains to use! At least on the new version of the show they just use cheap NYC Flyer sets. Just imagine what the original trains used in the show would be worth if they were still around today (even if in bad condition). Perhaps in a far corner of some studio's prop room lies a dusty forgotten box of damaged Lionel trains waiting to be discovered...
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Posted by DSchmitt on Thursday, June 03, 2004 6:09 PM
I could be mistaken, but believe the mansion kit was originally advertised as HO scale

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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Posted by vsmith on Thursday, June 03, 2004 6:13 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Dr. John

I see that they offer a model kit of the Addams family mansion for $19.95. I can't tell what scale it is, though.


its HO, so is the Polar Lights model kit for the House from 'Psycho'

   Have fun with your trains

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Posted by edoptician on Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:34 PM

I saw a M&StL Geep, Santa Fe F-3 and a 2018 or similar steamer run without tender so they did not have to pay Lionel a royalty for showing Lionel Lines.

 

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Posted by thesiding on Friday, February 03, 2017 6:34 PM

When the film came ut in 1991 CTT mag did an article about the layout used in the film

 

Do not remember which issue

Liked the Munsters better

 

(They did NOT wreck their trains)

 

YES trains were in a ep                                   kinda            It was implied that they wre full sized

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Posted by Papa_D on Saturday, February 04, 2017 8:39 AM

Gomez and His Trains by Constantino Z. Frangos with photos by Melinda Sue Gordon was in the December ’91 issue of CTT. It was a 6-page article with 13 photos showing how the scene was produced for the ’91 Adams Family movie and 1 illustration of the track plan. It briefly mentions the ’64 TV series of the same name and the many crashes of the Lionel Santa Fe F3s and Jersey Central Fairbank-Morse Train Masters on a 4’ x 8’ layout. The movie version layout was 8’ x 21’. LTI agreed to provide the trains which ended up to be about 150 pounds worth. One photo shows a pile of “crashed” trains which included postwar, MPC and LTI Lionel products was well as Marx four-wheel and K-Line eight-wheel rolling stock. Dummy rolling stock constructed of thin lead and copper sheeting was used to achieve the desired crash scene effect. The locomotives where filled with explosives to provide the flames and smoke. Power to them was provided by a catapult system under the layout.

Papa D

 

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