MUEagle2002: Is it me or does the horn sound like sasteam whistle?
LOCO-motix Road and Rail Videos: Gotta love the Soo!
Bobby Harvey: @MrMixNix It's an un-cataloged set made exclusively for Menards, which is a midwestern home improvement chain (kind of like Home Depot). You can only buy this set at Menards. I'm sure they've all packed their seasonal stuff & toys away by now, however at least at my local Menards store, they still had 3-4 sets for months after Christmas, so my guess is they'll be back next year.
Bobby Harvey: @grizzleybearz282004 The set is an un-cataloged set made in 2010 for Menards. The engine has a single can motor, directional headlights, cab lights, and a diesel horn.
Bobby Harvey: @captdenim I agree this engine is a lot louder than most O scale engines, but I think that's just how it is. It also requires more power to run, but it actually runs a little smoother than some of my other basic Lionel engines.
Andrew Falconer: @Petemonster62 On the Soo Line roster site the four RSC-3s were retired in 1967, 1970, 1971, 1974. They looked like RS-3 units, but had extra equipment on the roof of the long hood.
Andrew Falconer: The Soo Line is one of my roads, so I had to buy the train set from MENARDS.
Andrew Falconer: @Petemonster62 The RS3 was partially my suggestion because it was a lower priced model, and Lionel had already made the Soo Line Service Station set with the GP38-2 back in 1994. The GP9 low-nose or "GP20" would be a great choice for a dual-motored Loco with TrainSounds or RailSounds in the Ready-To-Run catalog. Please e-mail LIONEL with as many Soo Line suggestions as possible so that they will make more Soo Line O Gauge and O Scale Locos and cars. Thank You.
Andrew Falconer: @rexman92 This is pretty rare. There were only 1500 of these LIONEL train sets made. Atlas O was about to make an O Scale Soo Line RS-1 Diesel Locomotive, but have put it off for another round of RS-1 production. Soo Line O Gauge and O Scale locomotives in the 1962-1987 colors and graphics are very rare and hard to come by due to their low production.
Asher Lewis: I've seen that at the Menards in Aberdeen, SD. That End of Train light is cool.
rexman92: im srry i look at the trains i seen and this looks like a 2 cent half fast job
what brought me to her is the slight possability of somthing rare to see
Southerntreatment: awesome set dude!!nice SOO loco!!
snowmantrains: thats freaking cool
Living Social: I got a groupon from Miami and almost got tricked. The description was way off for that the deal they were offering. I found groupon reviews that several people had the same issue. Luckily Groupon honor a refund, but my time was wasted.