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Discussion in 'O Gauge and O Scale' started by gstout, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    If you've been agonizing over how to send your upcoming stimulus check, your worries are over, as Micro-Mark is offering an O-Gauge model of the Frisco 4500, which can be yours for a song (at least if you can sing to the tune of $1459.95). Here's the link:

    and here's a photo: 74497_R-1.jpg

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  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    We are going to have to get one of those for our granddaughter's Polar Express Christmas layout! After all, we should have a backup engine, right?
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  3. Double heading with a Thomas the tank engine?
  4. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Took the short way out. Painted a Santa Fe 4-8-4 blue and white for $1500. Big of them.
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  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Nah, no way! Double heading with a Polar Express Lionel Berkshire! I wish I would have had this engine way back when I had a Lionel layout. Good looking Lionel 2-8-4, runs great, heavy - will pull anything, has the smoke generator, headlight, etc. I get the pleasure of doing the lube job each Christmas on it - reminds me of my harping to my dad years ago to get finished as he lubed our 2-6-2 Lionel #675 (decorated as a Lionel PRR 4-6-2 K-4).
    FYI, the Polar Express equipment is pretty nice; that's why it is so expensive. This year, we added a baggage car, next year I'm thinking of the combine. There also is a Polar express box car. The girls love it. It is also required we watch the Polar Express Blue-Ray each Christmas.
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  6. palallin

    palallin Member

    Yeah, and they painted a USRA Light Mountain for the 1501. THAT *really* disappointed me, especially after I harped on them to produce a 1500-class.

    At least the MoPac version of the Mountain is accurate, and the 6 Sunshine Special cars they produced to go with it are gorgeous. However, the $3000 combined for the set is above my pay grade, stimulus check or not.

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