Boldly going where no toy train maker has gone before...

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KRM
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Posted by KRM on Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:37 AM

Yes Dave I saw those. For me it is just they have nothing offered in modern Diesel power in LionChief plus 2.0. I have plenty of F3s and steam power as it is. I should of made that clear.

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Kev, From The North Bluff Above Marseilles IL. Whistling

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:19 PM

fifedog

Can they make it so, that the Tribbles multiply as they run around the layout...?

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Maybe a new type of aquarium car?  Wink

With cooing sounds!  Laugh

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Posted by M636C on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:57 AM

Why produce a model of an SP 4-8-4 in Chessie Steam Special colours but not the correct Reading T-1 although it is being produced concurrently...

Would a "fantasy" paint scheme sell better than an accurate prototype scheme?

Is there something I'm missing here?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, February 2, 2020 8:42 AM

Peter, I don't know what Lionel's thinking.

In fact, I was at a train show yesterday and the topic of the Lionel 2020 catalog came up.  General consensus among the crew was no-one  has any idea what Lionel's thinking.  

I'm heading to a "Worlds Greatest Hobby On Tour" trainshow next weekend.  Lionel's going to be an exhibitor there, and I'm tempted to burn their ears over the 2020 product line, but I probably won't.  I'm too nice a guy.  I don't like to hurt people's feelings.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Sunday, February 2, 2020 7:55 PM

Kevin, For the one LC+ that I have, as well as for use at the museum, I picked up a cheap android based RCA tablet. If memory is correct it was only like $35 on sale at WallyWorld. The app from Lionel is free.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, February 3, 2020 1:42 PM

dougdagrump

Kevin, For the one LC+ that I have, as well as for use at the museum, I picked up a cheap android based RCA tablet. If memory is correct it was only like $35 on sale at WallyWorld. The app from Lionel is free.

 

Thanks Doug I may try that. Our daughter gave us her old tablet but it will not download the app? I guess you have to have a certain style?

I want the kids to get me a smart phone but I may be dead before that happens. Dead Laugh

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, February 3, 2020 3:48 PM

I had a smart phone.  It was company-issued as I needed it to do the job.  When I retired I turned it in.  I don't miss it at all.  

I have a flip-phone now.  I just use it for phone calls.  That's good enough.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, February 3, 2020 4:51 PM

Kevin, I made that same mistake initially, the BetterHalf got a real good 2 for 1 buy on QVC for a couple of Amazon kindles. They were dirt cheap but I found out when trying to load the Lionel and MTH apps it didn't work. It seems that Amazon software is android based but just enuff to be functional for the Amazon apps & store but not fully loaded android to use android based apps. Bang Head 

Flintlock, I agree on the cell phones. Smart phone = don't want, don't need. I just have an antique flip phone for any kind of emergency while going to or from the museum.  Never know when my CHF will act up. If they ever discontinue my plan I will be S.O.L.

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Posted by KRM on Monday, February 3, 2020 7:29 PM

Doug and Flintlock,
Like the old song, “Stuck in the middle with you” Only phone based. They want you to have a smart phone so they can watch and follow your every move. I love my flip phone and have text turned off. I would rather hear your voice and get the issue resolved with my mouth. Yet I would be just fine with a land line… So soon we wil all be stuck in the middle.
 The kids keep telling me I have to have a smart phone, but I have yet to see what is so smart about having one unless you are the one getting all the money, they produce for others than you. I tell them to get me one and that don’t happen,,,.

 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, February 3, 2020 8:56 PM

Gents, let me tell you something...

I was up in New Jersey visiting when Superstorm Sandy hit and knocked out the power in New York City and environs.  24 hours later when some of the local papers were able to get editions out they were filled with photos of people absolutely frantic to find places to charge their smart phones.  Their phones were dying and they were in a panic.  They couldn't function without them!   

Not for me!  Some times I'm glad I'm a dinosaur and immune to the latest electro-fads.  

When the things you own begin to own you  it's time to step back and take a good long look at yourself.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:39 PM

Well!  No so long ago we were talking about "New Old Stock" and "Mint In Box?"

Well, I lucked into the same at the "World's Greatest Hobby On Tour" show today.

(Check the "Survey" topic for a report on the show.)

Anyway, I found one of these...

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/lionel-18052-pennsylvania-238e-4-134048622   

Yep, the 1997 issue of the "Pennsy Torpedo," NIB, and at a good price too!

One I can "conventional" to my heart's content!  Woo-hoo!

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