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Author Topic: WESTERN EXPRESS GOLDOK VS. WALMART  (Read 5898 times)

Offline mysteriousbill

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WESTERN EXPRESS GOLDOK VS. WALMART
« on: May 25, 2016, 04:47:26 AM »
Good news Walmart has release a Western Express battery powered train that is useful for 25/28mm gaming. It is only $10 and many pieces are compatible with the old Goldlok Western Express train sets we use and love (maybe love is too strong a word, satisfied with).




For side by side comparison go to

http://captainbill.weebly.com/western-express--goldlok-vs-walmart.html

Offline Heisler

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Re: WESTERN EXPRESS GOLDOK VS. WALMART
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 06:54:44 PM »
Just a couple of quick observations. The Walmart engine is a 4-4-0 American which is a bit more synonymous with the early west. The Goldlok is really  an 0-6-0 which is usually used for switching operations in a yard and would appear quite a bit later in the historical timeline. That being said its really all about getting some moving terrain on the table so ultimately it doesn't matter!

You don't really need to do any work on the passenger car. The Walmart version is simply a closed vestibule version, although its probably more common in the east than in the west. So if you want to take on the project feel free, but its not entirely necessary. Of course for the American West all the freight and passenger cars should have two trucks with two axles (4 wheels) per truck so all of the cars are a little on the short side. But again sometimes its all about getting trains on the table. Personally I would go with the Walmart version since it uses the 4-4-0 American, but its nice to have some variety too.

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Offline Chairface

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Re: WESTERN EXPRESS GOLDOK VS. WALMART
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 03:47:52 AM »
Woo hoo. Just found one tonight! Thanks for the tip

Online ced1106

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Re: WESTERN EXPRESS GOLDOK VS. WALMART
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 09:21:46 PM »
Any luck at Walmart.com? I didn't find one, so a link is appreciated. Closest I could get was: http://www.walmart.com/search/?query=kid%20connection%20train

Is it O scale? I'm looking for a train that's sorta 28mm. I'd like to use it with my Secret Weapon Miniatures mine game tiles (KS current), even if it's a little odd to have a working train inside a mine. Choo choo!  :D

Offline mysteriousbill

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Re: WESTERN EXPRESS GOLDOK VS. WALMART
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 10:29:15 PM »
It works fine with 28MM. I'll get you some pictures but it might take a while (real  life don't you know).

Offline Schogun

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Re: WESTERN EXPRESS GOLDOK VS. WALMART
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2016, 12:40:14 PM »
It's 1/48 scale. Works fine on standard US O-gauge track if you want more.

Offline mysteriousbill

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Re: WESTERN EXPRESS GOLDOK VS. WALMART
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2016, 03:29:56 AM »
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