3.5 year old Conductor

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3.5 year old Conductor

Postby woodenvisions » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:14 pm

This kid can run all 4 of these at once like it's nothing lol.
Scooby Doo ( The Mystery Machine ) was this years addition, he loves that all three of us can " race " ......
I'm the camera man here, watching with a big smile

Boy, Lionel came a long way, just wish the quality was like the old days
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https://youtu.be/FFbo9HrEGIA

https://youtu.be/c3v5J2K7XqQ


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Re: 3.5 year old Conductor

Postby bsooner75 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:55 am

Those trains are moving. Cool!


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Re: 3.5 year old Conductor

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:19 am

I reckon they've come a long ways, especially since my first one had a wind-up key on the bottom of the Engine :laughing7: :lol: :D

Good to see the "Tradition" still alive :wav:
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Re: 3.5 year old Conductor

Postby woodenvisions » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:51 am

bsooner75 wrote:Those trains are moving. Cool!


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Yeah, the Black one " The Polar Express is still his favorite as it was his first one and its built like a LEAD SLED!
It use to be the fastest but I think over the years the Traction Tires soaked up some Track Oil from the Smoke Generator and they tend to spin more than they grab. Gonna order some new Bridgestones for it and run some Rubbing Alcohol across the rails and that will fix it.

We enjoy watching him smile more and more with every addition. Soon, the Christmas tree will need to go down stairs so we can fit the tracks around it.
If we end up staying in this house for a while longer, it will be no problem getting his 18th track around the tree, but if we move they will have to be in different rooms as long as he stays interested in them growing older.



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Re: 3.5 year old Conductor

Postby woodenvisions » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:04 am

OldUsedParts wrote:I reckon they've come a long ways, especially since my first one had a wind-up key on the bottom of the Engine :laughing7: :D

Good to see the "Tradition" still alive :wav:
Wow Emm, the older ones like you described would be awesome to still see run !
Yeah, these are ridiculous in what can be done with them. Lionchief is thier Wireless Remote Line, the latest ones like his Scooby Doo and Budweiser Clydesdales Train are also Bluetooth so he can go from watching his Lightning McQueen to controlling his trains right from his tablet.
Pretty soon, the way technology is going, he will be able to control them with his Thoughts..

Scary and kool at the same time, but I still wish I had and older set with an Actual Transformer and Metal Cars unlike today with Metal Engines only and Plastic Cars..
The guy I know at a Lionel dealer told me that he's been a Lionel dealer for 40 years and that it will NEVER come back to the original quality. Not because it's not possible, but because it's " Business "
Too many people getting paid off to keep making inferior parts on purpose. I wasn't surprised to hear it, just saddened because at one point, Lionel was King.

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Postby Rambo » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:11 am

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Re: 3.5 year old Conductor

Postby spacetrucker » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:02 pm

nice!!
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Re: 3.5 year old Conductor

Postby Joernolav » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:59 am

Cool. Those trains are fast!

With your crafting skills you could build tracks, stations and models on a big plate. You can hang it in the roof and lower it down when you want to play.

We have a marklin trainset in the closet. It looks like the tracks are the same.

Spending time with your kid playing with this is quality time.

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Re: 3.5 year old Conductor

Postby Boots » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:33 am

Very cool Woodie. So great to see a kid more interested in trains than video games.
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Re: 3.5 year old Conductor

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:25 pm

Ditto that!
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