Lionel No. 33 Standard Gauge Locomotive from a hundred years ago

Lionel No. 33 Standard Gauge from a hundred years ago… Pictured here is the Lionel No. 33 standard gauge electric locomotive. Mine was well-worn, rusty, and missing a few parts. Lionel named their track Standard Gauge with the rails being 2-1/8″ apart. It’s a 3-rail track system much like the later Lionel O-Gauge track systems.… Continue reading Lionel No. 33 Standard Gauge Locomotive from a hundred years ago

O-Gauge MTH Galloping Goose Cab No. 5… Rio Grande Southern 30-2154-1

Info from the MTH Website for the MTH Galloping Goose … When you are a struggling railroad and are providing freight and passenger service in sparsely populated areas, most rail bosses can’t afford to serve them with a top-of-the-line Challenger or Hudson. Instead, railroads looked for more affordable motive power options and often found ways… Continue reading O-Gauge MTH Galloping Goose Cab No. 5… Rio Grande Southern 30-2154-1

MARX M-10000 Prewar O-Gauge Streamlined Passenger Train

The MARX M-10000 streamlined passenger train set was released in 1934. Mine is an electric train… but I see many write-ups about the clockwork (wind-up) version of this locomotive. The electric train set came ready-to-run with tubular track and a transformer. The MARX M-10000 Prewar O-Gauge Streamlined Passenger Train The Clockwork version…  I found these notes… Continue reading MARX M-10000 Prewar O-Gauge Streamlined Passenger Train

1930s American Flyer 420 O-Gauge Locomotive with Tender

These American Flyer 420 O-Gauge Steam Locomotives from the 1930s were well made and durable. There are many of these beautiful engines available online; they actually deserve to be in museums! The 1930s American Flyer 420 Locomotive I am editing some info I found on this documentary page… The 420 was introduced in 1932. It… Continue reading 1930s American Flyer 420 O-Gauge Locomotive with Tender

1950 MARX Allstate #666 Locomotive with tender

This 1950 MARX Allstate #666 locomotive was a part of MARX trainset #9640… when I was a kid in the early 1960s I had some of those very cars! This #666 is a fairly deluxe AC-powered locomotive with forward and reverse, a headlight, and puffing smoke. Considering it has the number of “the mark of… Continue reading 1950 MARX Allstate #666 Locomotive with tender

Lot of Two Plastic Lionel Trainset Diesels sold on eBay

Either of these two plastic ALCO Lionel trainset diesels would have brightened the eyes of a “birthday boy” back in the 1960s!  They look like cheap plastic but, under the hood, they are Lionel products! I sold this lot on eBay in January of 2022… it was bid-up to $85.95 plus shipping. Lot of Two… Continue reading Lot of Two Plastic Lionel Trainset Diesels sold on eBay

Williams NW2 Switcher 21619 classic solid O-Gauge model railroad engine

This Williams NW2 Switcher, product number 21619, is a solid performer. It “looks” right at home in any recent-era layout… and any O-gauge operator will appreciate the smooth running ability of this locomotive. The Williams NW2 Switcher is a classic O-Gauge locomotive! I ran this locomotive on my test track and was most impressed with… Continue reading Williams NW2 Switcher 21619 classic solid O-Gauge model railroad engine

Restored MARX Commodore Vanderbilt with Tinplate Passenger Train

Marx Toys introduced their Commodore Vanderbilt locomotive in 1935 and continued manufacturing them through the 1940’s. These are pretty common in garage-sales, on eBay and at Train Collector shows… they were well-made and durable. A Restored MARX Commodore Vanderbilt locomotive… …with a Tinplate Passenger Train! This particular Commodore Vanderbilt came to me as a single… Continue reading Restored MARX Commodore Vanderbilt with Tinplate Passenger Train