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S-Helper Sold to MTH!

May 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

In a press release at the MTH site comes the news that the molds and trademarks connected with S-Helper S Gauge Trains have been sold to MTH Trains, who will have products available for sale in 2013. Existing inventory will remain with the S-Helper folks, who are currently running a number of specials on remaining [...]

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Extreme Floor Layouts

August 15th, 2010 · No Comments

I found something interesting when cleaning up my email, an email with attached photos of a room sized floor layout that I received in September of 2009, but somehow never looked at it. My apologies to Christopher Hilbert, and thanks for submitting these spectacular floor layout photos. These pictures should inspire those of you who [...]

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The Big Boys Examined

January 25th, 2010 · No Comments

We dreamed of having the K-line O gauge version of the Big Boy remade into S, then early in 2008 Lionel announced that they were doing just that, complete with TMCC. It was presumed (and correctly so) that much of original K-line engine tooling would be used on the new S gauge version. (The K-line [...]

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Tags: Main Line · New Products

New Chat Room Available!

October 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

I am happy to offer the S gauge train community a chat room! To use the chat room click “Chat” on the menu at the top of this page. You do not have to register to use the room, though I think most people will want to register and select an avatar. To enter the [...]

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Big Boy Displayed at York!

October 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Lionel did show the Big Boy at this October’s York! When I first visited the booth on Thursday, I was dismayed to find the engine not sitting with the other Flyer on the display wall. The fellow next to me was grumbling about Lionel not bringing it to York again, and I just walked on [...]

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Welcome S Friends!

June 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

MyFlyerTrains.org welcomes a number of new “S Friends”, who have migrated their photo albums from s-scale.org. Paul Yorke, who has generously hosted train photos there for many years, has decided to close down his photo albums. If you are currently hosting your photos at s-scale.org, you have only to email me and request that your [...]

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Gilbert Painting Surfaces at Flyernut Meeting

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

On April 23rd more than one hundred A. C. Gilbert enthusiasts met at the Reliance Fire Hall in York, Pennsylvania. Many interesting Gilbert items were displayed, but the real treat of the evening was the unexpected exhibition of a painting that once hung over the Fireplace in the office of A. C. Gilbert! This artwork [...]

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York Flyernut Meeting & Firehall Premeets

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments

A special event takes place on Thursday evening during every York Train Show, The Flyernut Meeting. Formerly known as the Gilbert Get-Together, over 100 like minded people who are interested in Gilbert trains and toys attend. This is a “show and tell” session during which attendees display unusual Gilbert items, which are often accompanied by [...]

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Thoughts On The Economy And York!

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Once again, the spring York Train Show is approaching. It seems that no matter what time of year it is, we are never too far from another York Train Show. Last year I did not go to York, spring or fall. I had not missed both of the annual shows since I re-entered my childhood [...]

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2009 Finish Our Layouts Year!

December 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I write this while enjoying the sight of a nearly mint American Flyer 370 GP-7 engine sitting under my Christmas tree, complete with original box and wrapper. Some 57 years ago, a much younger man found this same train under his tree Christmas morning and was probably real disappointed that he hadn’t gotten a football. [...]

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