Lionel Trains Accessories and switching yard

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One of my goals this year was to make operating the trains more fun and challenging by adding the possibilities of switching freight to and from different locations. Such as pick up scrap metal and deliver to factory etc… I can also take freight off of the main line and deliver to different factories and such. The switching line and the main line does intersect at a few points so collisions are possible. The bascule bridge goes up and down so its also possible to crash into that or drive right off it if its up. I have done each of these things and it stinks when it happens. You really need to pay attention.
The locomotives are 6-85060 NW2 switcher.and 6-82973 A5
Its a long video so here are the times for the different accessories.
7:27 Coal unloader
8:40 Magnetic crane
14:37 oil drum loader
16:15 pipe un loader
17:25 pipe loader
18:16 Gabe the lamp lighter
18:51 Water tower
19:13 Coal loader
19:54 Milk car
20:19 Cattle car


Larry Archer says:

Had my full attention love watching an operating layout nice job

Ice Man says:

You always create great looking Lionel layouts. I like your use of bridges near or on table edges so sometimes they are 'real' bridges. Some of your factory/industrial buildings – are they Korber kits? That is also a nice looking MTH switch tower. Is it easy to remove the roof on the switch tower to add a railroad employee at the controls in the tower? You do create great model railroad layouts.

g bridgman says:

There isn't one thing about this layout I don't like. Obviously old Lionel stuff is indestructible. This railroad must give you countless hours of operating pleasure. I love switching operations. The old tinplate track is nice to see again, too. I presume some of your locomotives are newer MTH stuff with modern sound systems. I like all the Plasticville, too. Great video. I stayed wide awake all through it! 🙂 Thanks for posting.

Ken Folstad says:

Very well done!!!!!!!!

Dug Bard says:

Outstanding action and operation. Thoroughly enjoyed watching. Keep up the good work.

yeksun says:

Thanks for the comments guys. This was one of my most fun layouts. I really enjoyed operating this one.

Lucinator 21 says:

It’s a great layout



Holly Ferguson says:

Very scale like operation.Nice amount of smoke.Sound is very good.The operating accesories add a lot of realism. Great job.P.N.

Wayne Barnes says:

You did a fine job of switching and I love your layout. Keep us all up to date. Greetings from Pa.

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