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Some of their products usually the later ones Take Your Time - LIONELS DAD more detailed than earlier offerings. The older models, such as the Budd RDC's, aren't as nice but are still a good deal and run great. In my opinion, there really are no "cons" in regards to adding Williams engines to a layout. I am assuming you are comparing postwar Lionel to Williams.
If that is the Mark T. Williams - In a dream. Williams uses can motors and an electronic e-unit. Quieter, smoother, and pulls more than postwar, but no "ozone" smell, and that special something that comes with an open-frame AC motor.
A Lionel postwar comes to mind here. Mine is like a Swiss watch, where my Williams berk. Appearence: I have 2 Williams F-3 sets. Santa Fe and Rio Grande. They look great! The thing is, when comparing them to the original postwar units, they look different.
It seems that to my eye, I am used to seeing 50 plus year old paint jobs. I have no doubt that Williams got the graphics and colors correct, I'm just not used to seeing "brand new" postwar F-3's! Repairability: Both postwar Lionel and Williams can be repaired, just differently.
The postwar engine consists of a relaxing afternoon removing the motor scleaning the engine, replacing worn parts, lubing, and putting it all back together. I enjoy this type of work.
The Williams, on the other hand, consists of replacing the can motor with a new one, or replacing the truck with a new one. That is if you don't utilize the lifetime warranty that comes with the engine, and just send it in for repairs.
With Williams you replace what doesn't work, and with postwar Lionel you fix what doesn't work, kinda like new cars compared with old cars. I won't say one is better than the other, just different. If you're used to postwar Lionel, the Williams will seem "odd", in regards to the above, and vise versa. If it was me, I would go ahead and buy a Williams engine and see how I like it. I have the Williams semi scale GG1, love it.
The above is good advice. As to the rest of your question, there are some good deals out there. RMT makes the "Buddy", and the "Beep" and some others.
While not great pullers, for the price, they are kinda neat. You can usually find some good deals on K-Line products pre K-Lionel. The problem with these is repairs and you have to hunt for them. Buckeye Riveter Go back through any number of years of CTT issues, and examine the layout spreads that are depicted therein. You'll very often see Williams listed as one of the brands of motive power these folks operate. And since these represent some of the finest layouts in the country, that's a pretty good indication that Williams products are enjoying more favor than many folks would imagine or admit.
You may want to check out Ma and Pa Junction. They have some very good pricing on Williams. Good Luck. I have the Williams berk. Mark T. Williams - In a dream engine is equipped with a Seuthe smoke unit, which requires it's own type of fluid Williams Mark T.
Williams - In a dream a pretty good size bottle with the engine. It also doesn't "puff" like Lionel's engines do.
It just has a steady wisp of smoke coming out of the stack. I do think others have had better luck with Williams smoke than I have, so hopefully they will chime in. Jus Trains is a good source. Williams U33C's and SD's are excellent values. They are smooth running brutish stump pullers and I've yet to throw a traction tire on one. You will love the True Blast II horns.
They are digital recordings. They are better proportioned and detailed. They are coming out with RSD Gators soon. Those will be something. They pull pretty decent even with their single axle drive.
Williams uses Suthe smoke units that do not puff but whisp the smoke and you can barely see it. I have a Williams Turbine, and it smokes incredibly well. I've heard that the Berk and Hudsons don't smoke as well. Arctic Monkeys - AM are replica postwar trains for the most part and are good runners, but I always have and always will continue to say that Lionel is the superior model and is well worth the money.
Sets produced by Williams usually have just the engine and cars passenger or freight no track or transformer. Most of Williams will run on track unless otherwise stated by Williams on their website. Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an Various - Uprising! Reggae On The March. Login or Register. Order Ascending Order Descending. Member since January From: Canton, Ohio 92 posts.
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Modeling the Baltimore waterfront in HO scale. Posted by steinmike on Wednesday, March 14, PM. I'd have to add an enthusiastic second to the above. Good luck! Member Givin It Up - F.R. David - Words / Long Distance Flight December From: Chicagoland posts. Posted by cbqa on Wednesday, March 14, PM. I've got a lot of Williams engines and like them. The only "bad" thing about Williams is that the dummy diesels have diecast frames.
Member since May From: US posts. Posted by mpzpw3 on Wednesday, March 14, PM. If that is the case: 1. Member since March 6 posts. Williams is very nice, however I don't think it has the re-sell value that Lionel Take Your Time - LIONELS DAD. Although if you bought it in the secondary market it doesn't matter! Member since March From: Southwest Georgia 5, posts. Posted by dwiemer on Thursday, March 15, AM.
TCA Buckeye Riveter. No problems. Blueberryhill RR. Member since October From: S. Ohio 5, posts. They all work great. The quality and price, were the selling factors. Chuck 3 I found my thrill on Blueberryhill!!
Member since Aprilposts. One good clue to the acceptability and quality of Williams: Go back through any number of years of CTT issues, and examine the layout spreads that are depicted therein. Reply Edit. Posted by vbkostur on Friday, March 16, AM. Posted by dwiemer on Friday, March 16, AM. Good Luck, Dennis. Posted by mpzpw3 on Friday, March 16, PM. Posted by 3railguy on Friday, March 16, PM.
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