Brighton Local 703 Posted October 9, 2007 Share #1 Posted October 9, 2007 Set: R-36 World's Fair Version Producer: Mikes Train House Road Name: Metropolitan Transportation Authority - New York City Transit Release Date: September 2002 All I can say is, What a set! The color, the sound, the detail. The R-36 Subway set is a set thats based in 1964 transporting passengers from Midtown's Times Square to Willets Point-Worlds Fair. The set is optionally equipped with Loco-Sound which, one can just press a button to sound the bell and / or horn ( both equipped in the set), or the set thats equipped with Proto-sound 2.0. MTH Produced*(es*) sets with both sound packages ( excludes premier sets, ie; the R-32 N, R-32 DAP D, R-1 A). Now, if you pick up a set with the Protosound features, now you're cooking. You can program the set to run in "auto-mode", which I usually do. When hitting the correct buttons on the transformer, you watch the set go around your layout making all 9-10 station stops equipped in the sound package.. One can also program it to automatically stop at your desire, speed, and name your own stations. The Color is the "baby pastel blue" or off light teal, mint green. The set is equipped with a 2 can motor which can haul at minimum a 6 car train. However, this depends on the size transformer one's using. Since these are R-36's, these are married pairs ( like the R40 Slants, R-42's; ie: 4550-4551 are linked) So one end is blind while the other displays the route signs: In a 6 car set ( which I run, all times ) The 3 cars facing me read on the top rollsign: 7 / Worlds Fair / Worlds Fair While the other 3 cars read: 7 / Flushing / Times Square The side destination rollsigns read: Worlds Fair ---------------- Times Square ---------------- Exp<->Local or Local <-> Exp ----------------- The Station stop proto effects sound like: "This stop is 42 St-Times Square, this is the last stop" On its way back to Queens, it states : " This is the Number 7 Flushing Train, to the New York Worlds Fair, Please stand clear of the closing doors" This stop: 5 Av-NY Public Library Bryant Park, change here for IND 6Th Av (,, & trains. Grand Central Station: Change here for New York Central and New Haven Railroad Trains on the upper level OR Change here for IRT Lexington Av number , , & Trains. Vernon-Jackson Av / Long Island City Queens: Change here for Long Island Railroad Hunterspoint Blvd Queensboro Plaza: Change here for BMT QB QT & T Trains to Astoria. 61 St-Woodside: Change here for Long Island Railroad Junction Blvd Willets Point - Worlds Fair - Shea Stadium- Flushing Meadow Park: This is the last stop Then the set will either go simply backwards and return to Times Square or if put in a certain mode will just keep going forward in a loop and " pull " into Times Square ready for another Queens bound Trip. These cars are by far in demand today. When released in September 2002, they were going for a price of $299.99 to $349.00 which was a steal. Today in a hobby shop or ebay, you might find this set for a minumim of $699.99- $849.00 This set to me is in my top 3 Favorite, as it rates number 2. Out of 5 stars, this set receives 10 stars. Outstanding performance, intriquite detail, amazing sound package, and one hell of a route - the Flushing Line. Original Picture in MTH's 2002 Toy Fair Catalog: Photo's of the set on my layout in various scenes within the past 10 months: Any questions, please ask. I will try and do my best to answer them;) Zach 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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