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#1 TraneMan

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:27 PM

I am looking at buy the Amtrak model, and not sure if they don't come with the "base"/wheels?

Amtrak Train travel: Empire Builder = 1677; Silver Meteor = 668; Capital Limited = 780; Hiawatha Service = 172; Cascade = 312; Lincoln Service= 640; Southwest Chief = 2,265;  Total = 21,514

Routes completed: Empire Builder 7 and 8; Capital Limited 29; Southwest Chief 4; Hiawatha. 

First travel was 1990.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:40 PM

yes it does. They just only photographed the shell.

"HO Scale This Walthers Trainline EMD F40PH locomotive features a smooth-running drive with a powerful motor, dual flywheels, die cast metal frame, directional headlight,"

You can't have a motor and dual flywheels without the wheels

#3 TraneMan

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

Thanks Olds!

I saw that, but I just want to be sure!

Amtrak Train travel: Empire Builder = 1677; Silver Meteor = 668; Capital Limited = 780; Hiawatha Service = 172; Cascade = 312; Lincoln Service= 640; Southwest Chief = 2,265;  Total = 21,514

Routes completed: Empire Builder 7 and 8; Capital Limited 29; Southwest Chief 4; Hiawatha. 

First travel was 1990.
(updated 4-2-15)


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

Just think of all the folks who ended up moving on simply because they were not quite sure what they would be getting after nobody bothered to go back and post a proper photo.

Some will die in hot pursuit and fiery auto crashes. Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes.

Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain that is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:15 PM

Does anyone know of a "display" case/box that a person can buy? I don't have a model track, but want to put this in something to protect it.

Amtrak Train travel: Empire Builder = 1677; Silver Meteor = 668; Capital Limited = 780; Hiawatha Service = 172; Cascade = 312; Lincoln Service= 640; Southwest Chief = 2,265;  Total = 21,514

Routes completed: Empire Builder 7 and 8; Capital Limited 29; Southwest Chief 4; Hiawatha. 

First travel was 1990.
(updated 4-2-15)


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:25 PM

Does anyone know of a "display" case/box that a person can buy? I don't have a model track, but want to put this in something to protect it.


You may find it on ebay's
Home, Outdoors & Decor => Toys & Hobbies => Model RR, Trains => HO Scale
category, and search for "case". You'll find plenty of them.

Southwest Chief (3), Empire Builder (7/8), Coast Starlight (11/14), Silver Star (91/92), Silver Meteor (97/98), Northeast Regional (143/176), Cascades (500/501/504/506/507/508/509/510/513/516/517), San Joaquins (703)
1468, 4419, 4449, 4496, 6427/8, 6437/8, 6451, 6453/4, 6464, 6465, C2013, C2226, D8, D11, K102, N205, N212, T2, T15, T76, T103/4, T109/10, T231/2, T281, T511, T518, Y509, Y584, Z21


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:08 PM


Does anyone know of a "display" case/box that a person can buy? I don't have a model track, but want to put this in something to protect it.


You may find it on ebay's
Home, Outdoors & Decor => Toys & Hobbies => Model RR, Trains => HO Scale
category, and search for "case". You'll find plenty of them.


Thanks! I have a gift card for Amazon, and I looked there and they do have them.. I may wait till I get the P40 in then I can be sure I have the right size case.

Amtrak Train travel: Empire Builder = 1677; Silver Meteor = 668; Capital Limited = 780; Hiawatha Service = 172; Cascade = 312; Lincoln Service= 640; Southwest Chief = 2,265;  Total = 21,514

Routes completed: Empire Builder 7 and 8; Capital Limited 29; Southwest Chief 4; Hiawatha. 

First travel was 1990.
(updated 4-2-15)


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:13 PM

Check out walthers.com for a nice selection of cars to go with your engine if you want to make your own version of a "Museum Train."

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:43 PM

Got my model today.

I have to put on the rails and other things, but not today.

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Amtrak Train travel: Empire Builder = 1677; Silver Meteor = 668; Capital Limited = 780; Hiawatha Service = 172; Cascade = 312; Lincoln Service= 640; Southwest Chief = 2,265;  Total = 21,514

Routes completed: Empire Builder 7 and 8; Capital Limited 29; Southwest Chief 4; Hiawatha. 

First travel was 1990.
(updated 4-2-15)


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:17 PM

Check out walthers.com for a nice selection of cars to go with your engine if you want to make your own version of a "Museum Train."



Thanks, will check into that site!

Amtrak Train travel: Empire Builder = 1677; Silver Meteor = 668; Capital Limited = 780; Hiawatha Service = 172; Cascade = 312; Lincoln Service= 640; Southwest Chief = 2,265;  Total = 21,514

Routes completed: Empire Builder 7 and 8; Capital Limited 29; Southwest Chief 4; Hiawatha. 

First travel was 1990.
(updated 4-2-15)


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:59 PM

Looks good!
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:42 PM

Amtrak did a video of the the models
http://www.amtrak40t...in/model-trains

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

Thats neat

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:02 AM

Amtrak did a video of the the models
http://www.amtrak40t...in/model-trains


Cool! I was just at that layout last night! Northern Virginia Model Railroaders are a nice bunch.

Acela Service (2x), Adirondack, Auto Train (7x), California Zephyr, Capitol Limited (4x), Cardinal, Cascades Service (2x), Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Hiawatha Service, Lake Shore Limited, Lincoln Service (2x), Missouri River Runner, Northeast Regional (15x+), Pacific Surfliner (10x), Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Southwest Chief (2x), Sunset Limited (ORL - NOL in '01), and the Texas Eagle.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:18 PM


Amtrak did a video of the the models
http://www.amtrak40t...in/model-trains


Cool! I was just at that layout last night! Northern Virginia Model Railroaders are a nice bunch.

Aloha

I second your comments about the Virginia MR people. But I feel the Amtrak video failed to show how nice the layout is.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Display Cases:  my son needs to display his HO L&N train: E6, baggage, 2 coaches, troop kitchen car, troop sleeper.  I looked at ebay but there doesn't seem to be anything readily availble as a clear display case that would hold a train as opposed to one engine or one car. 

 

I've seen such cases at the Amtrak 40th anniversary train, as well as in musuems.  i'm willing to pay, but don't want to spend an arm and a leg.

 

Thoughts?



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

Display Cases:  my son needs to display his HO L&N train: E6, baggage, 2 coaches, troop kitchen car, troop sleeper.  I looked at ebay but there doesn't seem to be anything readily availble as a clear display case that would hold a train as opposed to one engine or one car. 

 

I've seen such cases at the Amtrak 40th anniversary train, as well as in musuems.  i'm willing to pay, but don't want to spend an arm and a leg.

 

Thoughts?

Do a Web search for Model Train Display or pick up one of the Model Railroading magazines and you will find ads for custom builders.  Several years ago I had a very nice wall mounted case built to house my Circus World Museum Train and the builder even matched the colors I requested and slotted the display decks so I didn't need to use track.  Each tier has its own sliding Plexiglass panel to keep dust out.  You should be able to get a nice custom built unit but I highly recommend making it larger than the current consist in case he adds on.






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