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Layouts / Re: Mike's layout
« on: December 04, 2020, 04:43:29 PM »

Those are nice. I don't think I have seen them, or at least not in the box.

Layouts / Re: Christmas Layouts
« on: December 04, 2020, 04:41:49 PM »
I use a program (app) on my computer called image resizer. The app is available free in the Microsoft store. I take a photo, put it in a file, go to the app, hit open and find the right folder and photo in that folder. There is a slide-bar that takes the photo down by percentage. At the right percentage I hit save and rename it. With my android phone I have to reduce my photos to about 15% to achieve 180 KB or smaller. It becomes easy after doing it a few times. Its a pain, but has to be done or the photo will not post, as you know.   

Layouts / Re: Mike's layout
« on: December 04, 2020, 04:27:12 AM »
I guess that I spelled Shoenhut wrong, because I don't have one. The only label I have seen on them is a small Shoenhut decal on the edge of the base.
These stations have that great "vintage" look and go perfect with early Lionel.

Layouts / Re: Christmas Layouts
« on: December 04, 2020, 04:23:02 AM »
Mike you should post other pictures of your Christmas layout here, to hopefully encourage others to do so. I personally would like to see a closer look at your Shonehut station.

Layouts / Re: My L shaped O gauge layout in garage
« on: December 03, 2020, 09:38:27 AM »
Nice action on your layout. Locos moving at realistic speed and lots of smoke chuffing. 

Layouts / Re: Mike's layout
« on: December 03, 2020, 09:34:55 AM »
I have never known for sure, how to tell a Shonehut station made for Shonehut from one that they made for Lionel. Is there any difference? I have both the 124 station size and smaller station, but do not have either at this time.

Layouts / Re: Christmas Layouts
« on: December 03, 2020, 05:34:30 AM »
Christmas layout

Layouts / Re: Mike's layout
« on: December 03, 2020, 05:07:05 AM »
Nice table layout. Did you use a white sheet or Christmas felt for the snow. Looks like you have the Lionel/Shonhut station. Looks nice with the lights. Happy Holidays!

General Discussion / Re: 1935 Lionel streamline Jr 1700E
« on: December 03, 2020, 05:02:11 AM »
You are getting "fish-eye" in your photos (rounded effect). does your camera have a setting to correct this? are you using a cell phone?

General Discussion / Re: Your Favorite Postwar Lionel Loco?
« on: December 03, 2020, 04:59:55 AM »
The 675 and 2025 Pacifics are some of Lionel's best running locos, smooth and reliable. The 675's and turbines are some of the best smokers, also are good runners.

General Discussion / Re: Lionel 1700E motor
« on: December 03, 2020, 04:57:20 AM »
Motors for LL Jr streamliners are hard to find. I have found that a Marx prewar motor from a Commodore Vanderbilt or other, will fit and work, but you have to make and attach the top-hanger bracket. A screw can be substituted for the ball it hangs from, you would have to thread the hole where it attaches, so the height can be adjusted.

General Discussion / Re: Lionel 1700E Jr restore number 3
« on: December 03, 2020, 04:53:22 AM »
It is nice to know that some collectors still exist who can do that kind of work. Too much emphasis on original condition these days, but rough trains deserve a new life too.
Nice work you are doing.

General Discussion / Re: Searching for trains on eBay
« on: November 20, 2020, 04:44:11 AM »
You would think that stay-at-home mandates would make for great sales, but no so much for individual ebay sellers. Hard to know exactly when ebay hides listings, but sometimes it seems like a roulette wheel. We joke when we have a sudden string of sales, that someone at ebay accidently left our store lights on and the door open.

General Discussion / Re: Interesting Auction Items
« on: November 20, 2020, 04:36:46 AM »
Agreed the tipped bulbs do look like the "cherry on top" for an early O electric or a No 6, or most any early loco.
I was able to find a box of large tipped globe bulbs that I use in lamp posts, but only illuminate on special occasions.

General Discussion / Re: Interesting Auction Items
« on: November 15, 2020, 10:58:43 AM »
He doesn't show the top, but they look like chimneys.

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