I want to run the 497 coaling station independently of track power. I know the wiring diagram for fixed voltage operation as outlined in the manual. My track power will be an MTH Z-1000. I don't want the Z-1000 track power to have anything to do with the operation of the coaling station. I will be using Williams dump cars which will dump using track power, but I want the coaling station to be powered by a separate AC power source, like an old KW. My question is this, since the track touches...
I have been reviving several vintage Lionel operating accessories before I move from a temporary to permanent layout and have some questions on belts: For the 364 Lumber Loader, I purchased a new belt several years ago (at least 5) from a reputable parts dealer at the TCA meet in York, but did not install it until a few weeks ago. Kept the replacement belt stored in a zip lock bag. After I installed it, the logs just slipped and could not make it up the slope. I had to put small swatches of...
hello, recently I saw an ad for coal mats to make coal loads for coal cars. The mats were about the size of 8.5 x 11 and were textured and looked like coal. These Mats could be cut with scissors to make any size coal load desired. However now I am unable to find that webpage. Has anyone seen that webpage or something similar ? I am in O scale but I guess it could be used for most scales as it is a custom cut. Thankns !!!
This is an edit I was up late last night finishing my coal shovel and 100lb coal bag to go with the yard screen. The shovel negative was made from clay, baked and the plastic vacuum formed, jewelry metal was used for the handle. The 100lb coal bag was...
I need coal for my operating coaling accessories. 97 elevator, 397 loader, 497 loader and MTH American Flyer coal elevator. Can't seem to find any at the various suppliers. In the distant past i tried aquarium gravel with some success, but I think the artificial coal will work better.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/1...ankruptcy/index.html Or click HERE How will this bankruptcy affect the railroads in terms of traffic and profits? Any other opinions welcome. Article text as of 4:31 PM 4/13/16: Peabody Energy, the world's largest private-sector coal producer, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday in a U.S. court, citing "unprecedented" industry pressures and a sharp decline in the price of coal. The company said it will continue to operate while in bankruptcy, while working to...
Well, we are working on yet another specialty car. This time we are working on a twin bay hopper that in a night scene will simulate a coal fire in the top of the hopper coal load. Perhaps in subsequent hoppers we will add smoke but not initially. Everyone's thoughts are welcome as to this project. Dave, LBR
3 Weaver 2 bay Reading hoppers. Outside braced, like new with real coal load. $59.00 plus exact shipping no boxes Two MTH premier flat cars that have been weathered, exc. no boxes, $39.00 plus exact shipping 4---1/43 vehicles, like new no boxes----$18 plus $6.00 shipping 2----scale flat cars for sale, one MTH premier and the other is a Lionel NYC scale flat car with wood deck, no boxes----$39.00 plus $10 shipping.
Gargraves track- new/in box/8 sections per box: 3 boxes O-32- $59; 1 box O-36- $60 Lionel Coal Loader- $100 works American Flyer crane- $100 works Items can be picked up Sat at: Cherry Valley Swap Meet & Open House 9AM-3PM Grace Episcopal Church 7 E Maple Ave Merchantville, NJ 08109
Does anyone have access to the K-line Remote control Dump Log Car and the Dump Coal Car Electrical Schematics? Some of the part numbers are K-712-1891, K-712-2111 and 6-22143l. These are just a few of the Remote control series. Regards and Thanks! Mike
Very nice video, Adam! I'm with you on having the 611 pull a coal train occasionally. The large mirror makes a nice effect. I didn't realize it was there at first, and it looked like steam was coming out of the far side of the 611. Then I realized it was a mirror image. Thanks!
Hi Adam / I try to watch all your YT Videos and this one is well done, just like all of them. Steam power is one of my favorite topics. The 611 is a fine example of steam power and MTH did an excellent job with this loco. Looks and sounds great on your layout. In a first class train room.
Great video as always, Adam.......I have the 607 set and love it! BTW, I only realized that the J was a passenger engine about 10 years ago. Before that, I was biased by row Lionel catalogs of 57-59....it was a freight engine! Thanks again, Adam. Peter
Thanks for all the comments now on to answering questions! 1. This is the Premier Line model of 611 which was in MTH 2015 Volumes 1 and 2. 2. People don't always notice the mirror at first but when they do they are amazed! 3. I agree OGR needs to make some new layout videos featuring GoPro rides! If you need any help with that project OGR I think you know where to find me. I do have a degree in video production after all! I'll be producing one more video this week featuring my MTH Premier...
Thanks Johnny. Here are some quick overviews of my meager progress. Most of the basic ground cover is down up to the TT. I expect my roundhouse sometime next week and will use the base to lay out the whisker tracks and surrounding background scenery before building the kit.
Here's a few quick shots of where the yard approach splits off from GB tower interlocking. I have been trying to do some of the rough scenery here, just trees, rocks, and ballast mostly. I also put together some 68kV power lines, using the article in the last OGR for inspiration. I also relocated that tool shed from its previous spot by Bryant tunnel.
Wonderful photos and progress, Norm; and, the discussion from you and others has been informative and enjoyable. Suggestion: Since this is a "work-in-progress" thread, edit the thread's title with the date of your most recent update--makes it much easier to know you have posted new photos/information.
Elliott, You might want to look at push/pull rods that the R/C community uses in their model planes. http://www.sullivanproducts.com/GoldnRodMainFrame.htm This is the solid music wire style. By fixing the end of the outer casing the control wire moves crisply. Jan
Thx again guys, I wil try to modify the tread title to reflect the various stages of progress. Thaddeus, I carve the extruded foam with a keyhole saw and a SurForm rasp. Here are some shots of my AMW 4 stall roundhouse in progress:
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