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Vince53

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Product Review: John Deere Mini-Train
« on: February 14, 2021, 05:56:25 pm »
It looks sharp and it runs like a Deere, and that's about it for Lionel's John Deere mini-train. To my surprise, the "mini-train" is O-gauge, and it does have plenty of plastic, non-powered track.

The control on top of the locomotive offers "forward" without sound, "forward" with sound (very good quality, by the way) and "Off." There is no Reverse, and freshly-charged batteries do not make it go fast enough to jump the track.

Issued on October 1, 2020, it appears to be discontinued already.

My advice? Skip it.

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Re: Product Review: John Deere Mini-Train
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 05:06:57 am »
Vince53

Sometimes we just have to look at them as future bashing stock.  Friend gives you an old frame with a good motor and it is a close fit to the shell on the JD loco... You have a sudden inspiration to go Jackon Pollock on a piece of rollingstock...  Decide to finally do the Gomez Addams layout & wreck... Decide it time to recreate the Snow Piercer and the JD set as donor.... Someone gives you a windup motor.....
It's all good, just a chance to express your creativity...
Good fodder for future experimantation.

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Railroad Crossings: Mother Natures way of thinning the gene pool.

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Re: Product Review: John Deere Mini-Train
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 08:47:46 pm »
The worst part about Dave's post is that it makes sense.

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Re: Product Review: John Deere Mini-Train
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 08:19:21 am »
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Once the buuld & bash bug strikes, You never look at rolling stock the same!

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