I've Seen It All Now

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Vic, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Well, I guess I've seen it all now:eek: :D :D :D ....An "Elvis" trainset!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :rolleyes: No offense to any Elvis fans but this has got to be the all time low for model railroading:D :p :D :p :D :p

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Wouldn't it have been more appropriate to have a steam locomotive to tie in with the "Love me tender" theme? :)
    PS Stick around Vic, the Ozzie Osbourn Special is probably on the drawing board! :D
  3. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    If they come out with a Britney Spears version, that's it, I'm leaving the hobby !!!!! :D

    PS - I saw an ad for that in one of the recent mags. I too shook my head.
  4. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    The whole thing looks suitable for framing to me. :eek:

    Would have been better though if the set included a "TCB" watch, or a mug or necklass or something. :p :D

    t.( poking at the set, not the man)
  5. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Takes the cake!

    Who on God's green earhth would waste their money on that crap? I saw the ad on Walther's home page. I have heard of Elvis fans that will buy ANYTHING with Elvis on it. I don't think it's aimed at us modelers. I hope not!:rolleyes:


    I love any REAL railroad!:D
  6. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    I don't see anything wrong with it. I think I'm going to cash in on ralph's and mike's suggestions and do a custom brittney/ozzy consist. I'll make millions!

    Many elvis fans will purchase these things, perhaps they will find the fun in our hobby and become serious modelers, perhaps they will not. Who cares? I run a train at chistmass that is entirely dessert cars. (Popcicle, dove bar, etc.) If someone wants to run an elvis train on his birthday, so be it.

    "My two cents is free"
  7. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    I think that I would wait until interest dies down and they go on sale for <$20, then buy one to repaint for the NSR. Worse case, I could take the motor out of the locomotive if it is garbage and make a dummy engine.


    (love me tender indeed! ;) )
  8. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Good Idea!


    That sounds like a great idea!

  9. Chessie

    Chessie Member

    Well I don't know about up north but down south I don't expect it will sell to good because they left off the velvet covering.
  10. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Elvis has left the station....

    My Mother-in-law would get moist with anticipation if she knew about this! :D :D :D :D :D

    I'm going to have nightmares about this for months...

    Any idea who the manufacturer is? Athern, Bachmann.... Someone else?

    How for the mighty have fallen....
  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Re: Elvis has left the station....

    Sick, goat, sick. You're either a lot younger than you look, you married a gal half your age, or you're sick for going there :rolleyes:

    That's a GOOD sign...


    I just can't believe you guys wouldn't be proud to have The King rolling around your layout! I've been surching forever for an Elvis figure to place at the train station, but as close as I've come is this:

    It all started with The King!

    Hey baby,


  12. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    I can tell you it is not Athearn.That is a ALCO locomotive. I suspect it is Model Power.
  13. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    I thought "Bonkyrail" only got "moist".:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  14. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

  15. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Jon, I love those! If they were cheaper, I'd buy them for my garden railroad, just for laughs.

  16. Hmmmmm.

    This sounds vaguely familiar. Hmmmm :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D
  17. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I think a set of the HO scale ones would be great on my future 50's layout, maybe at McD's :D :D :D

    Of course I have palns for Roswell, NM, too, and all the X-file freaks know what happened there in the 50's :D :D :D

  18. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hey Vic,
    I'd gamble that, if the truth were known, you've tapped your
    foot more than once to one of that old Mississippi boy's songs.

    'fess up, now :)

    I guess I'd rather have Elvis than some of that stuff I hear
    out of my truck window now. :mad:

    The low point for me is those pink "girl's train sets." :confused:
    Not being chauvinistic, I just can't imagine that a lady who really
    likes trains would want a pink one!! :D :D

    From Olive Branch,
  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I've never seen one of those pink train sets but I do recall noting distinctive pink covered hoppers for the Klemme Co-Op when I lived in Iowa in the late 70's. :)

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