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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Horseman View Post
    Well Looky here. Apparently Lionel issues multiple catalogs a year. In the 2017 Volume 2 Signature Edition is the full Polar Express done in "scale".
    http://catalogs.lionel.com/17c2/html5/
    Looks like I need about$2100 to get the loco and 5 cars I need. I've already got a diner and the observation. I wonder why there is no hot chocolate, abandon toys, or hobo on roof car?
    I have that catalog, but I have not yet looked at them.

    Lionel issues several catalogs each year. In addition to the Signature Editions they have Ready to Run catalogs, Christmas Catalogs, Tin Plate (manufactured by MTH under Lionel license) and others.

    One of the benefits of membership to the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) is I get all the catalogs sent to me, free!

    I'd bet the other cars are coming! The Polar Express is a huge success for Lionel.

    I have all the cars in traditional scale and that cost me over $500. Add to that the LionChief Polar Express set (I had to have, because the kids love it and me too!) and the Christmas decorations and other Polar Express paraphernalia I have well over $1000 invested and I could not be happier with my purchases.

    I'd love to see photos or even better a video of your scale set when you set it under one of your trees.
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    Nice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruette View Post
    I'd love to see photos or even better a video of your scale set when you set it under one of your trees.
    I ordered the first piece last night. The Polar Express Tender that will go with the Pere Marquette loco. (Lionel #6-84694 Pere Marquette #1223 Legacy Berkshire). I cannot forbear the ridiculous looking pilot on the actual Polar Express Loco.

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    Cool looking Tender!
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    And a side note for Bruette, what should I get to power this thing? Will one of the old football type controls work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Horseman View Post
    And a side note for Bruette, what should I get to power this thing? Will one of the old football type controls work?
    A baseball shaped one would surely be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Horseman View Post
    And a side note for Bruette, what should I get to power this thing? Will one of the old football type controls work?
    ZW-L TRANSFORMER - New and More Advanced Version of the Classic Lionel ZW
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    A modern CW80 would probably be the most economical. Using an older transformer would require modern external circuit protection. That can cost more than the CW80 that has it built in.

    Last edited by Bruette; 09-21-2017 at 07:01 PM.
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    Don't listen to the naysayers; "Can't Work" that's last century's news. I'll go as far as to say "dollar for dollar the modern CW80 is the best transformer ever built for O scale trains"

    Lionel 6-14198 CW-80 80-Watt Transformer

    You can find them new on eBay from dealers who break up sets for as little as $50, sometimes even less!

    The term O gauge is almost last century too I try to keep up with the times.
    Last edited by Bruette; 09-21-2017 at 07:11 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tootnkumin View Post
    A baseball shaped one would surely be better.
    Good one King Toot, I like that! You know me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruette View Post
    Good one King Toot, I like that! You know me.
    You're a bit like DCC, Louis, got'ta get your head around it first.
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