Menards Q&A

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:25 PM

Rich it wasn't one it was two lol. got first one in then had to go for another while they where still offering them. 

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Posted by cbq9911a on Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:53 PM

Thanks for providing trains...Menards is my go-to source for all home improvement purchases.

A potential niche for trains would be replacement shells.  There seems to be a lot of good mechanisms out there that need a nice shell to be "good as new".

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Posted by Boyd on Friday, April 21, 2017 1:49 PM

I don't know who in China you have making the Denver Die Cast vehicles. Is there any chance you could get them to make them 1/48 or 1/50? I like Mustangs and found two 2015 versions,,, one yellow and one pastel blue. After measuring them I see they are 1/43 which is larger than scale. Much of Lionels trains are smaller than scale. 

Modeling the "Fargo Area Rapid Transit" in O scale 3 rail.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:27 AM

I'll tell you, 1/43 may be as close as you'll get.  As far as Lionels being smaller than scale that's an "it depends" situation.  Some are closer than others.  At any rate most toy train makers always played a little fast and loose with scale.  They were toys after all.


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