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Old 10-04-2010, 12:12 AM   #21
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so I guess then my question is are these things worth anything? more so than my tyco or bachmans (sp) or life-lyke
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:18 AM   #22
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Tap, TJ is correct. Lionel is the major American manufacturer these days for O gauge equipment. Lionel HO is less well-known, but is simply a good product down-sized. The green box, as TJ pointed out, should be a train whistle: a small impeller or fan drives air through two channels, producing two tones. You have some really nice stuff, there!



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Old 10-04-2010, 12:22 AM   #23
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Tap, I didn't address the value question---I don't run HO, so I don't have a clue. Right now, you are posting in a thread for "How to Build a Layout". If you repost in the HO section, you have a better chance of getting a good answer.



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Old 10-04-2010, 10:10 AM   #24
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Tap,

In terms of value, I think that ebay-searching is likely your best research tool. The Lionel HO cars look to be in great shape, and you have all of the original boxes (also in great shape), so the tally might be surprising.

You may already know this, but if you're logged into eBay, you can type in a search phrase, then (in advance search tool) click on "completed listings" ... both those that did sell, and those that didn't. I find this tool most helpful to get a better stap at a "high/low" range for value estimates.

And remember ... in many cases, if things are not all that common, that can reflect in a higher market value.

Good luck!

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Old 10-31-2010, 04:12 PM   #25
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Some people use cork locally in way of the track, and then cover up the cork with a sprinkle of ballast stone. The cork height gives the illusion that the ballast bed buildup is thicker (taller) than it actually is.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:08 PM   #26
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Hi Stuart. what brand/type of grass mat did you use for your layout?
Did you use track integrated with plastic ballast? or did you use sectional(standard) track and how did you secure it(i.e. brads, glue)?
Thank you for any info!

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:32 PM   #27
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Any difference between pink foam board and blue....besides the color?

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:38 PM   #28
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I think they're both extruded polystyrene rigid foam, and essentially no major difference. I hope others here will confirm.

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:56 PM   #29
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there are grades in density

R3-R15 I think is what I saw the higher the R the more $$$

I like R5 but the higher stuff is much easier to carve mountains, less flakey
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:37 PM   #30
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The Blue foam is for the male modelers.
The Pink foam is for the female modelers.

I know I'm going to here it on that one!!!

Density is the only difference, blue is denser I do believe?
Both work great, Just do not use the tan (Name slips my mind) or white it's way to light in density and really hard to carve.



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