Is there anyone else on here into Lionel postwar trains?
I just bought a 1954 Lionel 2530 Baggage Car with large doors for $87.
These go for $300+ on ebay. Quite a score.
I found another currently for sale on fb market place for $225 if anyone is looking for one to add to their collection.
Dude, you have to show us all your awesome model train setup. A guy that posts something like this has GOT to have a gem of a setup.
@ShockDog Actually… I don’t… But have bins upon bins of stuff.
I have been using four photos to recreate my grandfathers train… Plus my memory… Using SolidWorks CAD software I was able to redesign it.
Have everything on the old pics bought already…
Just need to set it up… It’s costly… 300 in wood… 200 in hardware.
Plus it’s 10ft x 6ft 2in in size… So hoping to buy a house for a permanent setup.
I had an 18’ x 10’ N-scale setup several years ago. It’s all in boxes now. It was a ton of fun doing all of the molding and landscaping.
@MidwestGuy That’s one huge n scale layout… Holy smokes. Got pics?
I had a small n gauge set back in the 80s…
Just finished building my kids an HO 4x8 layout 4 train 2 run at a time.
Wow! Very cool. I love it!
With my O gauge I plan to keep it more toy like, like the original pics.
There was nothing “Lionel” trains in my setup. I constructed it mainly of cars I bought off eBay (and sorted out the bad ones,) and Fox Valley locomotives. Fox Valley is an incredible company who takes pride in their product.
It’s a super fun hobby. Makes me want to unbox my stuff and set it up again.
Fox Valley… Is that in WI?
My knowledge ds ho set was entirely bought off ebay… With the exception of the engines… Walthers.
Is that in WI?
N Illinois or southern WI. I’m not sure. I had a couple of warranty claims with them and believe I shipped to IL. Super company. It’s run by one dude. Very fast turnaround on warranty claims.
@MidwestGuy Cool… The Green Bay area… Appleton… Etc… Is known as the Fox Valley… That’s why I asked.
This company is based out of IL, not far from me.
@MidwestGuy Thanks for that… Need to buy a bunch of HO cars and a couple engines.
I wish I would have posted this earlier… Been on here for years never knew we all had this in common.
@Fiefie920, that is SO cool. Such a an interesting hobby. I love these old photographs. Thanks for sharing them.