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Bruette

Active Member
#41
Hey Marv, welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Polar Express set. That was my first Lionel set and what started my obsession.

For your search for the 0-4-0 you could also consider purchasing another RTR set. Lionel makes the 0-4-0 in a LionChief version that they use in sets. They also make a LionChief Plus locomotive. Here are a few I found at model train stuff. https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/search?search_query_adv=lionel+0-4-0
 
#42
Hey Marv, welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Polar Express set. That was my first Lionel set and what started my obsession.

For your search for the 0-4-0 you could also consider purchasing another RTR set. Lionel makes the 0-4-0 in a LionChief version that they use in sets. They also make a LionChief Plus locomotive. Here are a few I found at model train stuff. https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/search?search_query_adv=lionel+0-4-0
Thank you so much> It looks like the Lion Chief Plus A5 #3891 would sail along with the Polar express package. I was so posessed with the idea of first the Climax, then the Shay that I just received the Shay yesterday. I am somewhat detail challenged so now after reading the directions, I find theminimum radiius is 54". My small layout is just 42" wide. duh. So, I think I will go ahead and order the 0-4-0 Lion Chief. Who would like to buy a new Lionel 3 truck Shay in original packaging?
Or do you have a magic suggestion otherwise?
Thanks, in advance.
 
#43
Hey Marv, welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Polar Express set. That was my first Lionel set and what started my obsession.

For your search for the 0-4-0 you could also consider purchasing another RTR set. Lionel makes the 0-4-0 in a LionChief version that they use in sets. They also make a LionChief Plus locomotive. Here are a few I found at model train stuff. https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/search?search_query_adv=lionel+0-4-0
OK, I just ordered the B&O 0-4-0, great looking little engine/switcher. It fits my small layout much better, though I will miss the animated action of the shay or climax.
 

Bruette

Active Member
#44
Radius, we always want bigger.

I'll look into the Shay or Climax. I have and enjoy steam engines, but diesels are my favorites.

I'm glad to hear you are enjoying your trains, me too, when I can, but always not far from my mind.
 
#46
My new Lion Chief 0-4-0 was shipped today. It is 17" long and rated for 031 I have Lionel 3 rail. BTW, what a fantastic place to do business, MB Klein sent me a return label while I talked with them on the phone today.
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#48
That is what I have and I do love it
Where do you run it? It also requires O-54 curves. You could run the Shay on that same track.

I finally got a set of O-72 curves (the big high rail tube type) to run mine on, when and if they ever fill the order. Last March the Lionel rep at a train show told me they were supposed to arrive in May. Well - no word yet.
 
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#49
I am using 036 which came with the set it is a tight curve but works I recently added a 072 wye which looks great and works good. am set up on a 42 inch wide table. Now another situation The Berkshire with three lighted Passenger cars along with a 04 o Switcher is drawing too much power from the Transformer packaged with a original Polar Express I installed a second Transformer to power lighting only what could you suggest for a Transformer that will run both trains?
 



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