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85 dollar complete g scale electric train set?

  • ok, i know i saw it and i wasnt going crazy, toys r us had a g scale "electric" train set a couple years ago it was made by new bright, it was green i believe the engine was 4-6-2 or 4-6-0, if anyone has seen or knows what im talking about, please give me more information, im trying to find another set, for a family member for x mas..... i believe this is to be the coal car for the set im talking about might have been 2-6-2 or 2-6-0, it was a hudson style loco looked like the southern crescent, i was maybe 15 or 16 im 22 now

     http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Bright-3750-C-NW-Coal-Tender-EX_W0QQitemZ230161661190QQihZ013QQcategoryZ4149QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

     

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  • I agree the sam's set that are different from year to year are a great buy.. If you want a set that you want to kitbash or just to run around the tree at christmas this is the way to go.. They are priced very well and are loaded with extra's... You could also buy a Hartland Locomotive Works set from them on there web-site and there not priced to high, it is the Southwestern Set, it has good track and a good powerpack, there engines are also good pullers.. go to www.h-l-w.com to see about the set...
  •  mgilger wrote:

    If you can wait untill October or November, Sam's CLub has a Bighauler set each Xmas. I think it's usualy around $150 or so.  Pretty good deal. 

     

    This past Christmas I picked one of these up from Sams for $99.00 and that included a trolley. It was afantastic buy.

    George (Rusty G)
  • http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=120152505830&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:PIC&ih=002

    this is the set, but the engine in this perticular set is a diffrent color i wanted the bright crescent green loco

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Bright-Union-Pacific-Engine-Coal-Car-Battey-G-scale_W0QQitemZ280140665841QQihZ018QQcategoryZ4149QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

    this is a battery engine, i believe to be similar to the other, but again, the set i was looking for the loco was a diffrent color, and it made a big diffrence

  • yea, they are operatinoal with a remote from up to a distance away, if i happend to find a engine or set without controller cheap, i would rewire it myself and save the circuit board for the remote, in a plastic bag, incase i ever got a remote, they are set on diffren frequencys or somthing, well, i seen a complete set on ebay, it will be over soon, i kinda lost intrest sence i first posted this and didnt find the "exact" set i wanted. however there is one on ebay now, ill post links after auction ends, and let you see what it looks like . im still not sure if i wanna get it
  • Scotty if he means it looks more like a standard guage engine , maybe. I've seen this engine up close at a trainshow. Its toyish, like a G gauge Lionel train. But not bad looking.

    Xstealth, good luck finding a complete set, Ebay is your best bet. Be advised, if you DO NOT have the New Blight powerpack it WILL NOT run on another brands powerpack. Why?  I dunno, something in the circuitboard I guess, but thats the case, so if your jonesing for one, get a COMPLETE set

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  •  xstealthx wrote:
    well, im giong to get one of those new bright sets for testing perposes, ill let you know how it turns out, as far as looking realistic, to me they are the closest realistic and cheapest sets i have seen, the cheap battery engines do not look realistic, and the bachmann 4-6-0 sets do "not" look realistic, newbright did a good job on the "one" track eleectric set they made

     xstealthx wrote:
    im set on this newbright set, ive seen the loco, and i like it, it looks more realistic than the bachmann, i just dont like the jupiter or whatever style loco's that are in that set, when i get this set im gonna show you the engine next to a aristo craft engine, and youll see there is a small diffrence but, is it 250 dollars worth of diffrence? everyone entitled to there own opinion, this will only go around the x mas tree, im not buying it to put in the yard

     

    wow..the New Bright engine looks more realistic than the Bachmann Big Hauler??

    please post photos! :)  im really curious what this New Bright engine looks like!

    Scot

  • this is listed under ho, but i do believe it is g guage, make sure before you bid , not a bad deal if you ask me, but NO TRACK

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lionel-G-Scale-Christmas-Express-Set_W0QQitemZ110161071354QQihZ001QQcategoryZ19132QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

  • im set on this newbright set, ive seen the loco, and i like it, it looks more realistic than the bachmann, i just dont like the jupiter or whatever style loco's that are in that set, when i get this set im gonna show you the engine next to a aristo craft engine, and youll see there is a small diffrence but, is it 250 dollars worth of diffrence? everyone entitled to there own opinion, this will only go around the x mas tree, im not buying it to put in the yard
  • If you can wait untill October or November, Sam's CLub has a Bighauler set each Xmas. I think it's usualy around $150 or so.  Pretty good deal. 

     

    M. Gilger - President and Chief Engineer MM&G web

    Web Site: http://mmg-garden-rr.webs.com/

  •  xstealthx wrote:
    well, im giong to get one of those new bright sets for testing perposes, ill let you know how it turns out, as far as looking realistic, to me they are the closest realistic and cheapest sets i have seen, the cheap battery engines do not look realistic, and the bachmann 4-6-0 sets do "not" look realistic, newbright did a good job on the "one" track eleectric set they made

    Actually, the Bachmann ten wheelers are a pretty good model (Big Hauler - good, Annie - great) of the real thing - 

     

    -Brian 

    President of
  • well, im giong to get one of those new bright sets for testing perposes, ill let you know how it turns out, as far as looking realistic, to me they are the closest realistic and cheapest sets i have seen, the cheap battery engines do not look realistic, and the bachmann 4-6-0 sets do "not" look realistic, newbright did a good job on the "one" track eleectric set they made
  • If you are looking for a low price set then buy a Buddy L from Trainworld, these are about 125.00 and they seem to be Bachmann like... These would be great to kitbash.. Stay away from new bright!  These new bright sets are for people who just want to put the train around the christmas tree for the kids to look at and if it gets broke, "oh" well... there is better starter sets out there, but you will pay higher, such as LGB, USA, Aristocraft.... Bachmann is a little lower in price but it would be a great starter..    

  • "...Vic, thought you like NB for kitbashing???? ..."

    The freight and passenger cars can be made to look reasonable, but they are smallish - closer to 1/32 than 1/22. The engines to me are just plain trash, while operationally they are no different then Scientific, appearence wise to me they are just horrid characature toys that are SO toy like as to be hideous!

    Scientific sets on the other hand, cars are close to 1/22 and with moderate bashing be turned into very reasonable 1/22 scale cars, the engines are almost passable as a model train, at least they made an attempt at a reasonable appearence of a model train. When repainted they can be made into fair looking engines, and they are a terrific source for bash parts.

    New Blights look like crap no matter how many coats of paint you add.

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