Lone Ranger Movie and Trains

|
Want to post a reply to this topic?
Login or register for an acount to join our online community today!

Lone Ranger Movie and Trains

  • Good evening all,

    Went to see The Lone Ranger movie today.  Despite the negative reviews, my wife and I enjoyed the flick.  While the story plays fast and loose with American history, the action was good and the story line made sense.  The scenes with the full scale trains were very well done, and there was even a toy train scene which did push the boundaries of reality a bit (ok, a lot).  Lionel has a lot of options concerning add-ons for the set it is selling that could tie in to the movie.  It will be interesting to see if they go anywhere with it.  I hope everyone has a good day.

    Keep on training,

    Mike C. from Indiana

    Replies to this thread are ordered from "oldest to newest".   To reverse this order, click here.
    To learn about more about sorting options, visit our FAQ page.
  • cheapclassics

    Good evening all,

    Went to see The Lone Ranger movie today.  Despite the negative reviews, my wife and I enjoyed the flick.  While the story plays fast and loose with American history, the action was good and the story line made sense.  The scenes with the full scale trains were very well done, and there was even a toy train scene which did push the boundaries of reality a bit (ok, a lot).  Lionel has a lot of options concerning add-ons for the set it is selling that could tie in to the movie.  It will be interesting to see if they go anywhere with it.  I hope everyone has a good day.

    Keep on training,

    Mike C. from Indiana

    Movie critics are just about always wrong from what I have seen and I never pay any attention to them.

    There are so many cases where the movie was a hit with the public and the so called critics hated it.

     I think they need to find another job doing something useful.

     Glad you enjoyed the movie.

  • Exactly!  Sometimes I suspect so-called movie reviewers have forgotten what films are created for in the first place: to transport the watcher away from their troubles for awhile.  Same with amusement parks, novels and toy trains!  Over-analysis will kill anything, especially the things us common folk enjoy.

    It would be interresting to see a car done with the new style Tonto war paint!

    Becky

    A waking Lithium Flower just about to bloom

  • Just saw the Lone Ranger movie.  Don't go if you are expecting to see a typical western style cowboy movie - it ain't there.  My expectations were not met due to not understanding what I was about to see.  Family loved it, I didn't.  Talk about action, its there.  Special effects are fantastic.

  • This sounds like a western for the video game crowd.  Oh well, no-one makes movies for mature men anymore.  Thank goodness for rail videos.

  • The previews look good.  I still prefer the old black and white tv series.

    The LIONEL set is very handsome.  I just don't like the masks boogered all over the engine and rolling stock, or else I would've have pulled the trigger on one.

    ...and I originally called my new Durango "Silver".

  • Nothing beats the old TV series.  As far as I'm concerned Clayton Moore IS the "Lone Ranger"  and Jay Silverheels IS Tonto!  At least ol' Jay was a real Indian, a member of the Canadian Mohawk Nation.

    Mind you, my mother and father will tell you Brace Beemer is the "Lone Ranger"  as far as THEY'RE concerned!  He was the "Lone Ranger"  on the radio.

    Did you know some of the "Lone Ranger" shows from the 50's were shot in color?  They were done that way for theatrical release in areas of the country that didn't have television.  A lot of the old "Superman" shows with George Reeves (the REAL Superman!)  were shot in color for the same reason.

    I thought about getting the Lionel "Lone Ranger"  set myself but I'm with you. They went overboard with the mask markings, and the "FWWR / "Tarantula"  on the tender is the marking of a contemporary tourist line operating out of Forth Worth, Texas!  Maybe it looks better in person.

    Hey Lionel, if you're doing a 19th Century themed set, pick a 'road contemporary to the times and decorate the locomotive appropriately!   The ruined the "Coca-Cola"  set by putting a 20th Century ad line on the tender and with 20th Century lettering as well.

    On the other hand the "Lone Ranger" boxcar is VERY dramatic!  I'll probably grab one of those if I see one.

    By the way, the Strasburg Railroad set looks a lot better in person than it does in the catalog.  I DID get one of those!

  • Clayton Morre, and Jay Silverheels all the way. Much as I like Johnny Deep, just not in this movie.

    Dave

    It's a TOY, A child's PLAYTHING!!! (Woody  from Toy Story)

  • Finally got to see the movie today. I liked it. There was a lot more train shots than I thought there would be. Really like the shots from inside the passenger cars. They could have shot it in all miniature and fake looking like the old godzilla movies.

     Question

  • Not being a Johnny Depp fan, seems like his movies were done while writers/directors were on an acid trip or something, I'll pass. Whistling

    Remember the Veterans. Past, present and future.

    www.sd3r.org

  • This one looks fantastic - love the trailer showing the LR riding through the cars of the train Smile  A lot of people/kids today won't even watch a black and white tv show or movie!

    Chewy still chooses choo choo's.

  • Looking forward to seeing it in a week or two or three with Tyler and Corey.

    Spank


    Mr. Potty Mouth - Rockin' your sugar-coated, bubble-wrapped world one word at a time.

  • I only get to see the original series when MeTV does "Sunday Showcase" runs of half a dozen episodes (seems like the same ones every time).  Westerns aren't exactly my thing, but my dad loved them so I watch more out of a sense of trying to be closer to him than for my own enjoyment.  Don't get me wrong, I do like Bonanza, The Big Valley and others but my favorite western of all time is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (which I also think is one of the best Civil War movies ever) while his was Gunsmoke.

    Anyhoo, I am planning to acquire the LR General to upgrade the motive power on my Disneyland RR in the near future.  When it arrives I will make Disneyland Railroad labels on my PC and glue them over the LR ones with water solubale glue.

    Becky

    A waking Lithium Flower just about to bloom

  • Yeah its a fun movie but sure had some very confusing geography in it, I never knew Monument Valley AND the Rocky Mountains were both in TEXAS! (He is a Texas Ranger after all) 

    I have to agree with one critic who complained that Disney spent mega-$$$ to build miles of real track, two locomotives and a bunch of cars, then used so much CGI for any action effects with them as to wonder why the heck they bothered with the real trains???

    (Spoiler Alert) 




    BTW who knew BACHMANN was making detailed HO model trains all way back in the 1870's???? and that all those modern model train layouts buy all those famous guys like Westcott and Allen were actually just copying what was already done back in the 1870's!!!!! Stick out tongue

    Sorry I know this is supposed to be a fanasty western but Jezzzusss Christmascookies THAT was a MAJOR laughable Gaffaw to me. Seriously...its an almost unmodified BACHMANN HO MODEL LOCOMOTIVE!!! you can virtually read the Made in China label on the bottom, running on HO track, something that wasn't even invented until the 1930's! STUPID Stupid production mistake, for all the $$ they spent they could have EASILY found a 19th or early 20th century era Marklin tinplate train and used it for a FAR more believable scene (for model railroaders). 

     
     



    (end spoiler alert)

      Have fun with your trains

  • The best Western film of all time is "The Searchers".  End of story.

    Lord how I miss John Wayne!