Tagged With "operate"

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where to put a bascule bridge

Garrett76 ·
where is the bascule bridge on your layout? on a mainline? is there a way to detour around should the unit fail to operate? any related scenery elements (tugboat, harbor, etc)? thanks!
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FS: Lionel Switch Controller (SC2) 6-22980 and Operating Track Controller (OTC) 6-14185

Randy Owens ·
Used, fully working and complete. I no longer have the original boxes, but I will pack with care. I simply have no further need for these fine controllers... 2 SC2 units: $40 ea 1 OTC unit: $35 +$10 shipping If interested contact: amigorando@gmail.com -Randy
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10 Different Diesel Locomotive Operating Manuals, ONLY 1 Left

Waverly 5 Yard ·
* EMD GP18 Diesel Locomotive Operating Manual, 1960, Torn Cover, $18 Wow, did these all get sold quick. Only have this one available. Yeah, it's in rough shape, but I've priced it at $15 because of the condition. Great reference piece. Putting very fair and reasonable price based on rarity, very limited availability. Buy with confidence from me. Already SOLD 9 different manuals to members, at fair and reasonable prices. Been on OGR since 2010 and a loyal Subscriber for years before that. MY...
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MTH Operating Reefer Car Recycle switch - Stay's On

USCGRET ·
I have just purchased the MTH Matheson operating reefer car. When the used car arrived, I noticed the operating door was open half way. I placed it on my operating track, applied power and it came on but the door was stuck. I removed the car from the track, removed the operating door off of the clip, re-attached the door and the clip now in the door closed position, engaged the power and it now works the way it should. However, it never shuts off when power is applied to the track. Something...
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How To Upgrade the Lionel 2316 Operating Gantry Crane - 1983

Susan Deats ·
This reproduction 282 Gantry Crane without magnet needed a tune-up/operating improvements. See Improve Hook Cable Guide. This page shows how to add a guide spanner to keep the hook string between guide posts. That helps keep the string on the pulley. Lionel's TMCC 6-82097 - Bucyrus-Erie Command Control Gantry Crane has a similar spanner/guard. See Build a Replacement Controller . The original controller plastic Lever Retaining Springs quit "springing" levers. The replacement controller's...
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SOLD- -please delete this post. FS: Lionel O-gauge Budd B&O Rail Diesel Car set

Bob G (WNY) ·
This 1977 uncataloged Lionel Service Station set has been stored in my house- -a closet in a heated/cooled dry room- -for nearly 40 years. Highlights: One #6-8766 powered RDC-4 baggage/mail car One #6-8768 non-powered RDC-1 passenger car Both units are illuminated and feature a cosmetically flawless silver exterior with crisp blue lettering The powered unit is functional- -it ran smoothly shortly after being purchased [see below] Both cars are equipped with operating metal knuckle couplers...
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JTD433GYR Block signals-- anyone have them?

Gondolawillie ·
I saw these on eBay for about $16. Wondering if anyone has bought and used these. I am looking for some simple signals to dress up my layout. S pecifications : Brand:evemodel. Size: Please see the picture. Style:Green,Yellow,Red. Reference Scale: 1:43,Suitable for O scale. Operating Voltage: 12V, AC or DC Compatible. Operating Current: 20mA. Material: Plastic. Package included: 2 complete lamps.,including 2 Resistors for 9~18V operation.
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Pennsylvania Railroad 12-A Diesel Electric Operating Instructions 1949 Very Nice

Waverly 5 Yard ·
I am a big fan of the PRR with our family going beck 3 generations working for them. Got this from my Father-in-Law and thought you might like to have it. This book has been used and it is in Very Good condition. * All of the pages are intact with no dog-ears or writing. * Pictures are High Resolution Scans of what you are getting * ALL 3 Binding screws are the originals * Fold-Out Chart of "INDICATION AND RESULT OF ABNORMAL CONDITIONS ... (see pic) * "Notes" pages are clean with NO notes on...
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

New Haven Joe ·
Hi, Southern CA is a big place. You didn't say where in SOCAl. The best club that I know is the San Diego 3-rail club in Balboa Park. I have forgotten their name. There is also a club in San Pedro. Someone on the forum can give you more information. Joe
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Timmy ·
I am up in Burbank, but willing to drive as far as OC or Pasadena. The San Pedro layout is awesome, I have visited it. But.. it's High Rail, they do not have any operating accesories. So while I love what they have done, it's not what I am looking for.
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

New Haven Joe ·
Hi Timmy, The San Diego 3-Railers is also hi-rail. It does have operating accessories that can be run by people pushing a button located on the side of the layout. It is well worth a visit to San Diego. Here is the website: http://www.sd3r.org/ I live in the SF Bay Area and I don't know of any layouts in your area that have accessories. I think your best bet to find a club or a private layout in your area would be to contact someone in your local TCA group. Perhaps the staff at The Train...
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Timmy ·
I asked the Train Shack and they recommended the San Pedro guys. I will definitely check out the San Diego layout when I am down that way for SDCC. Anything worth seeing up in SF? I will be up that way in 2 weeks.
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Captaincog ·
I would suggest coming by the TTOS Southern Pacific Division. Here is the website link: http://ttos-sp.com/ The dates and times are there along with we will be there this coming Sunday 3/25/2012 setting up the All Aboard Fastrackers modules. Several of us run Legacy and lots of accessories on this and other layouts. Check us out and come on by! Yes, a shameless plug but I live farther away and I do run a small layout that is toy train style with Legacy and operating accessories and this...
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

TMack ·
Hi Timmy, I am out in Simi Valley, not too far from you. I was in Pasadena today but did not have time to visit the Whistle Stop, Train Shack or Roundhouse on the way home. I think O gauge is pretty scarce except for what is created in our homes. Clubs here are hard, I think cause the time commitment. Work and family and then throw in year round sports for the kids and I don't have much time left except late at night. -Ted
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

bigdodgetrain ·
we have people from all over the county that belong to our club. come on down on a tuesday (not the first tuesday of the month) and I will let you have a behind the scenes tour. just mention my handle.
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

karvelis ·
i'm bringing this topic back to life, i live in Big Bear Lake (lucky me, we have that manhunt going on for that cop killer 1 mile from the house), and i was wondering are there any O gauge clubs in redlands or reiverside calif>?
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Former Member ·
Not in the I.E. anywhere. Our closest options are San Diego or San Pedro....I know, that's not close, because I'm in Moreno Valley and that's our only choices. That's why my dad and I are bulding a 26x17 layout at his house. Though it's not club size, it's very local
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

karvelis ·
Originally Posted by Laidoffsick: Not in the I.E. anywhere. Our closest options are San Diego or San Pedro....I know, that's not close, because I'm in Moreno Valley and that's our only choices. That's why my dad and I are bulding a 26x17 layout at his house. Though it's not club size, it's very local your not far from me! im in big bear like i mentioned, i did find this on orange county (way closer than those two) http://ttos-sp.com/
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Operate Lionel's Smoke Fluid Loader through DCS Remote....

Junior ·
Hello Everyone; Has anyone been operating Lionel's Smoke Fluid Loader using MTH's DCS Remote? I finally set mine up on the layout, set it up as an Engine and assigned it ID# 90. I tried pushing several rocker switches and using the thumb wheel, but nothing happens. The loading arm does not move and no noise comes from the pump. The light pole light is lit so I know its getting power. And Run/Prog switch is in the Run position. Hope someone can shed some light.....
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"heritage operations" - running standard gauge to its limits

Jazumwalt ·
I don't post often because this community enjoys discourse far ranging enough that I usually can find answers from past threads. However, this time I'm reaching out into the community for an answer: Too often, I see videos of layouts that have been "wired for ease of operations." One train per track, just going around in circles. This seems to be the wrote fate of too many originally spec'd Standard Gauge trains. My question is, who indulges in something more? Standard gauge layouts with...
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A B32-8, OLS, high hood GP38-2 and more at Horseshoe Curve in 2014 (video)

pittsburghrailfan ·
Not to mention a CITX SW1500. This video is the last of a series of retrospective clips from Western PA, a series marking my relocation to Williamsburg, VA, for college. Thanks for watching!
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Lionel Postwar 3656-34 Cattle Car Figures in Original Box - SOLD!!

rlplionel ·
For sale is an original box of nine Lionel postwar cattle car figures for the 3656 Operating Cattle Car and corral. The cattle are black and appear to have never been used. Asking $25, which includes USPS first class shipping to the continental U.S. I accept PayPal, check or money order. My contact info is in my signature below. Thank you for looking.
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ERR operating reefer kit for MTH

dobermann ·
Have one laying around you're not-going to use. NIB with instructions I'll consider taking it off your hands for you Thanks joe
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WTB: Lionel Corporation MTH 11-90068 Mechanical Operating Industrial Crane

samdjr74 ·
Hello all, If anyone has onw if these cranes they'd like to part with, please let me know. This is the larger unit built on the 219 crane platform Thank you, Sam
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MTH Rail King O-Scale Operating Crossing Gate Signal 30-11012 that will not lift

Miguelito ·
I have an MTH gate that will not lift. The lights are flashing but no gate movement when prompted. Any suggestions? If it is dead, does anyone have a single used gate for sale as I have the mate and it works fine.
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Union Pacific Steam Shop • Rebuilding the Firebox • 7 New Photos

trainroomgary ·
Rebuilding the firebox: March 23, 2018 - ‘Big Boy’ Source: Union Pacific on line Magazine “Inside Track” March 23, 2018 Gary
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DCS conventional operation

Ojim ·
I have a 44 tonner ps3.0 that work fine in DCS mode but will not move with conventional track power. When I do a factory reset it works fine conventionally. When I reset to DCS it stops working conventionally. Jim
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Operating Lionel Command Control Accessory with MTH DCS

TLWhiteJr ·
My Layout is operated by MTH DCS but I have a Lionel TMCC Powermaster installed so I can also operate Lionel Engines using DCS. I recently added a Lionel Command Control Sawmill (6-82023) however to operate it with the Powermaster installed requires assigning an address number and using the CAB to start and stop it (Aux1+9 and Aux1+8). I can disconnect power from the Powermaster and operate the sawmill as an accessory on the DCS remote as it will respond without an address number but I then...
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Lionel 042 RH/LH Manually Operated Switches in Pair

HCSader73 ·
Switches must be in good condition and have all parts including lantern cover and bulbs. Also interested to buy lantern covers and bulbs for 042's Thanks! Pete
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Re: RailKing Operating Coaling Tower

chessie1971 ·
Jeff call MTH they hardly answer there emails!
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Re: RailKing Operating Coaling Tower

Jeff Thompson ·
Will do. Thanks
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Re: RailKing Operating Coaling Tower

chessie1971 ·
Your welcome!
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

Rusty Traque ·
If it's a model of a train on a model of track, it's model railroading. Rusty
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

JohnGaltLine ·
I think it is all model railroading, but there are sub-groups from there with sometimes fuzzy descriptions and sometimes over-lapping interests. At one time Hi-rail would have described someone with a goal of realism. now it would be more 2-rail scale/3 rail scale that I think folks into exacting detail and realism use to describe them selves. As for folks that just like to run trains on track and don't give a hoot for the scenery or if their trains look realistic, I think most folks around...
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

3 time modeler ·
Excellent info every one, thank you! My question arose from my experiences finding a club that i might fit into. As I have visited 3 model train groups / clubs around my area and when I arrive to the layout, every one has turned out to have great scenery, and always operating like a real railroad, with operating instructions and what engine you'll run and what cars to pick up and drop off and where, speeds allowed and where they're allowed, etc. all printed on cards, and I have been told...
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

L.I.TRAIN ·
Its a BROAD definition !!! so take it anywhere including: plays with trains, but a quote form Howard Zane , "As model railroaders we are more than someone that did not have the good sense to put the trains away after Christmas." Our hobby embraces - collecting, social media, artist, developer, planner, carpenter, electrician, scenery and more. enjoy the journey
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C W Burfle ·
Model Railroading is anything you want it to be. Don't let anybody tell you anything different.
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handyandy ·
Model Railroading to me has always been the more scale oriented way of "playing with trains." It's a term for how you might phrase it to non-train nut people so as to avoid them getting the idea that you just play with trains. You are building models of trains and the structures and locations they serve. Now that I no longer build/run scale models of trains and their surroundings, I am basically playing with/collecting old toy trains. To make that sound like more of an adult hobby I call it...
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

colorado hirailer ·
That description of club operations above, like with the poster, is way too regimented for me, and one reason I chose to model a short line, where they run a couple of passenger or mixed trains a day and a freight out daily, getting there when it gets there, and back, when all pickups and drop offs have been made.....much more relaxed. Right out of Beebe and Clegg's "Mixed Trains Daily". However, "model railroading" encompasses anything you do with model trains, from running old Marx six...
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

Just a fan ·
It sounds like the OP is referring to "prototypical operations". It's common to find this in large clubs or home layouts, primarily in HO scale. It's certainly not for everyone, but then again - watching toy trains run in circles for hours on end isn't for everyone either. I've been a member of a model railroad club (HO) that did monthly operations and I've also been in a round robin group of folks that did this on home layouts (HO and On30).
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

Martin H ·
It's all model railroading, with a wide range of targeted realism. The "toy train" guys are at one extreme of the range. The other end is scale/prototype modelers.
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bigdodgetrain ·
too bad you are not on the west coast. in the model railroad museum there are 4 clubs and 5 layouts. one layout is run with operating instructions like a real railroad. the rest just run trains.
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rtr12 ·
This would definitely be my preference for a club. Something for everyone.
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D500 ·
"Model railroading" heads in the direction of acknowledging reality, to a greater or lesser degree. Enjoying "toy trains" heads in the direction of fantasy, inaccuracy and childhood memories, and has only a loose connection with reality. Don't let anyone tell you anything different. I'm in the first group, but I'm a Hi-railer (accurate within the 3-rail setting), not a "3-rail scale" type. I also have shiny MTH reproductions of a Lionel Standard Gauge 385 2-4-2 steamer and a #9E electric.
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

Maxrailroad ·
Awesomeness!
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

Odd-d ·
As I explained to my grandson, there are toy trains for little kids to play with then there are model trains that are a little more sophisticated for older kids and adults who might like them, and finally there are real scale models that are modelled after real trains. Model trains can be big enough to really run by steam power and people can actually ride on them. Actually you are a model railroader if you say you are. Odd-d
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

Mr Union Pacific ·
Like you I like to run my trains. I suppose I could say I like realistic operating since I have both dcs and tmcc systems. I would definitely call myself a model railroader. I am constantly working on scenery, but I fall far short in that area, compared to many on this forum. While I work on scenery, trains are rolling! I certainly envy those who can meticulously create realistic scenery, I call those types of folks masters. I guess it really boils down to whatever you like. But remember...
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

palallin ·
If it ain't 1:1 scale AND generating revenue, it's a toy
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Re: Model railroading definition ?

Firewood ·
Although they may be few and far between now, there once were operating tinplate-style layouts running on timetables with minimal scenery and track layout, and some were clockwork operation too. If we want to have computer-generated switch-lists and some poor guy in a corner with a schedule despatching trains, that's fine for some. If you want to have an operating collection of 3-rail die-cast models in a semi-realistic setting, that's fine too. Any and all can be thrown into the mix, I...
 
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