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Tuesday, December 21, 2004 1:57:16 PM
ive never heard anyone ever talk about lionel making ride models. is this something new, or just not desirsble?
dhttp://cgi.ebay.com/ws/e...48&item=5944192002=1 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/e...item=5944799852&rd=1 
orphaned
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 2:06:58 PM
Well, I dont know much about models in general...but this one looks "ok" I guess. The "tinkertoy" light bars on the top need to be a bit tallker I think..and it looks like the photo has perhaps been skewed size wise...it looks "stubby"...but all in all I wouldn't think this is a "bad" representation of a Scrambler
Skywheelrider
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 2:18:43 PM
Lionel has been slowly releasing some ride models for the last three years or so, starting with a Giant Wheel, then a Merry-Go-Round, then a Pirate ship, now the Scrambler. They come already assembled and do look nice, IMHO. Expensive though.
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ECZenith
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 4:02:02 PM
http://gallery.wildbillstrains.com/gallery/album12 

The pirate ship is cool.


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orphaned
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 5:42:57 PM
I dunno...I think the Giant Wheel looks too fake....but I'll agree the Pirate Ship is nice!
tamadachi76
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 8:15:42 PM
When it comes to Lionel I'll stick to the Blue Comet. As for the ride models, Fo-cheesy.
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Matthew
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 9:59:36 PM
Parts used on the Giant Wheel and Pirate Ship look similer to those by Faller.
Steve F.
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 11:45:17 PM
http://gallery.wildbills...gallery/album12/Dscn0044 


Whats the deal with this thing? This looks almost identical to Faller's Ferris Wheel but with really ugly coloured plastic parts.


The Scrambler is pretty unrealistic!!!!! Its about as bad as the IHC Sea Dragon in terms of realism.
Skywheelrider
Thursday, December 23, 2004 7:47:01 AM
Well I did not realilze it until now, but Lionel also has another ride model, the Swings. Looks almost identical to the Faller Chairplane, the exception being the mirrored pieces on the Lionel. Currently one on Ebay, at $80 for the moment. Looks like a decent model.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/e...item=5944799852&rd=1 

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jfrisoska
Thursday, December 23, 2004 5:46:51 PM
they all look unrealistic to me
but thats my .02 [8]
jaybyrd
Steve F.
Friday, December 24, 2004 2:57:15 AM
Quote:

quote:


Originally posted by jfrisoska

they all look unrealistic to me
but thats my .02 [8]




Thats more then .02 cents worth, your correct, "100%"!
Skywheelrider
Friday, December 24, 2004 9:28:40 AM
I think they look okay for a train layout. They just look, well, plastic, that's all. Hey, at least they are offering something for the "O" scale modeler. Everything else is usually HO scale, or N scale.

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