Post by thebigcrabcake on Sept 13, 2019 1:35:24 GMT
In 2015 M.T.H. released an uncatalogued (11-1036-1) Lionel Corporation Tinplate Standard Gauge 400E steam locomotive exclusively for MTHRRC members. The limited production run of 60 were offered exclusively to MTHRRC members and was is decorated to match the Lionel Corporation Tinplate MTHRRC cars that had been released (1 each year) from 2009 to 2014. it has the Old Tinplate look but incorporates modern LED lighting, synchronized puffing smoke and Proto-Sound 3.0. This beautiful train resides each December beneath my Christmas Tree before being carefully wrapped and stored for the next 11 months. Do you have a “Temporary Tinplate” layout?
Yes, I do have a 6’ x 7.5’ temporary tinplate layout with an oval of USA Track with 57” diameter curves. I put it up so I had a place to run, test run, and display my Standard Gauge trains and accessories that I bought to run with the SGMA club. (A floor layout with me on my knees got old fast) I couldn’t just let them sit on the shelves or in boxes between shows. I also didn’t want to give up the room space for when I have people over to watch the permanent layout of O Gauge trains, or for special projects. The layout goes up and comes down in 15 minutes.
The layout is just track and accessories, laid on a bedsheet, over 3 6’x30” “Lifetime” folding plastic tables I bought at Home Depot.