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    • October 19, 2009 8:16 PM EDT

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      What can you tell me about the Lionel Pennsylvania flyer g gauge set? How's it compare to a big hauler? Have decent detail for the price? Run pretty good? Any comments?
    • October 20, 2009 12:51 AM EDT

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      Dennis,
      sounds like the 0-4-0 locomotive and very coarse scale coaches. The coaches follow the American Flyer/Williams tradition of shadowy figure heads in opaque windows. Very coarse trucks and wheels on the coaches. The loco is a typical Lionel largescale 0-4-0, looking similar to an Aristo 0-4-0 (good or bad, up to you to decide)? Always listed on eBay in sets, or component items, or as spare parts. Could also have been the Thunder Mountain set.

      I believe this was the locomotive in the set.

      http://cgi.ebay.com/LIONEL-G-GAUGE-5105-PENNSYLVANIA-STEAM-ENGINE_W0QQitemZ300358367972QQcmdZViewItemQQptZModel_RR_Trains?hash=item45eec0fae4
    • October 20, 2009 7:17 PM EDT

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      This is the set I'm looking at. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390098634630&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT Is it as nice as it looks? No stores around here have one and I woundered if anyone has seen it in person. Don't really care about the cars, just the engine. Do they run good? Thanks
    • October 20, 2009 11:57 PM EDT

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      Dennis,
      that looks very much like the Polar Express loco. Do yourself a favour and pass on this. They are not scale models and have not had good reviews when compared to other largescale items.
    • October 22, 2009 6:49 PM EDT

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      If not even as nice as a big hauler I guess I'll pass. Thanks for the help.
    • October 23, 2009 9:02 PM EDT

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      For full details, check Tower Hobbies web site -- their trains section. They identify three Lionel sets - per the same loco - as battery powered (C cells) along with other details listed.
      Wendell
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