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Entries from February 2008

Lionel Big Boy on Flyer Radius Track

February 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Another tidbit from the S-List quotes Lionel as having said that the new Lionel Big Boy engine will in fact run on standard 20 inch Flyer radius track. This is great news, but it will still mean that I have to carve up some of my mountains and tunnels to get the engine around my [...]

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Tags: Side Tracks

K-Line Big Boy vs Gilbert Hudson

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Assuming that the Lionel S Big Boy is actually the K-line O-31 engine converted to S gauge (and we don’t yet know this to be the case), this photo gives us an idea what the new Lionel engine might look like on our layouts next to a Gilbert Hudson. I admit I was a little [...]

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Tags: Main Line

Ward Kimball’s Trains on eBay

February 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I couldn’t help but feel sorrow today when I saw multiple auctions for portions of Ward Kimball’s train collection for sale on eBay. (It is sad to see anyone’s trains go after they die.) I had the extreme privilege to meet Ward at my work in 1981. When I was introduced to him, he seemed [...]

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Union Pacific #4014

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments

The prototype for the new Lionel S gauge Big Boy, Union Pacific #4014, now resides at the Los Angeles County Fairplex in Pomona, CA. You can find out more about the rich history of this engine at the website of the Southern California Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive Society.

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Tags: Side Tracks

Lionel American Flyer Big Boy in 2008!

February 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

The S-Trains list at Yahoo is buzzing over a find in the new Lionel 2008 catalog, Big Boy #4014 ready to run on your S tracks! This appears to be a rework of the K-line Big Boy that was previously sold in O-31. A photo of the K-line engine sitting on an S layout is [...]

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Tags: Main Line