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Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays To All!
Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, December 22, 2023 10:48 AM

Yes, it's time for ol' Flintlock's annual "Christmas Card" to all out there in toy train land!

This one's a real train passing through a town well-lit for the season and I hope you enjoy it.

My best wishes for the season to all!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYaE-CyKCi8&t=14s

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Posted by pennytrains on Friday, December 22, 2023 6:43 PM

Gift Merry Christmas! Gift

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Posted by Bob Keller on Friday, December 22, 2023 8:00 PM

Merry Christmas to you a all the Forum gang!

Bob Keller

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Posted by palallin on Saturday, December 23, 2023 7:35 AM

A very Blessed Christmas to all!!

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Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Saturday, December 23, 2023 10:29 AM

Happy Holidays to everyone, however you may celebrate them!

 May there be peace on Earth, and kindness prevail.

Paul

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Posted by smokey1 on Saturday, December 23, 2023 6:25 PM

Merry Christmas to all

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, December 24, 2023 9:17 AM

Here's wishing you all very, Merry Christmas!

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, December 25, 2023 1:13 AM

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by smokey1 on Monday, December 25, 2023 5:19 AM

Yes Very nice Becky

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, December 25, 2023 10:54 AM

Oh-so-cool Becky!  Glorious "Black and White!"  Thanks for posting it!

In fact, it's got me in the mood to run my "Party like it's 1939!" 259e set!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aC04HfaMEY  

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, December 25, 2023 5:24 PM

Those prewar trains are addicting aren't they Wink

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 9:33 AM

pennytrains

Those prewar trains are addicting aren't they Wink

 

Well, in my case yes and no. As a rule I'm not really interested in Pre-Wars but that 259e set was so cool I just had to take it home.  It's probably as far as I'll go with tinplate.

On the other hand if I ever run into a 226e at a decent price I'll probably grab that as well.  I got to handle a 226e once and to say it impressed me is putting it mildly!  What a beast!  

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Posted by palallin on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 6:55 AM

pennytrains

Those prewar trains are addicting aren't they Wink

 

 

At least the Standard/Wide gauge trains are.  The 0 appeal to me less.  So naturally I am attracted to the ones which cost the most and take up the msot room Confused

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 6:13 PM

Naturally!  Wink

My top wish list items include:

  1. Gray 392E and Stephen Gerard cars.
  2. Gray 385E to pull my 500 series freight cars.
  3. Green 381E and State cars.
  4. Orange stripe Black 390E
  5. Mojave 408E and matching 400 series Pullmans.

And of course the Blue Comet Wink

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 6:15 PM

The President's Special in two tone Rolls Royce Blue gets a free pass straight to the top of the list of course Wink

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Posted by palallin on Thursday, December 28, 2023 6:41 AM

I do strongly appreciate Lionel's SG trains, but I am drawn even more stongly to IVES and Flyer.  At the top of my list is the Flying Colonel, a Flyer set closely related to the Presidential but in darker, military blue and with 4-wheel trucks on the cars.  Flyer's freight cars are hands-down the best.  IVES 3243 is just the best rendition of the NYC S-Motors, and they also have the best Bi-Polars.  And they share top honors for steam, which IVES instigated.  Though Lionel has most of the best accessories--except for Flyer's wooden bridges.

Oh, well:  I like them all!

 

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Posted by smokey1 on Thursday, December 28, 2023 7:56 AM

pennytrains

Naturally!  Wink

My top wish list items include:

  1. Gray 392E and Stephen Gerard cars.
  2. Gray 385E to pull my 500 series freight cars.
  3. Green 381E and State cars.
  4. Orange stripe Black 390E
  5. Mojave 408E and matching 400 series Pullmans.

And of course the Blue Comet Wink 

I have the Stephen Girard cars but they are MTH remake, I also have the 390E, engine has the orange stripe tender doesn't ( this one is original prewar. ) 

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