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Photos from the Pittsburgh Independent Hi-Railers layout at 2017 Kennywood Holiday Lights

Andy Hummell ·
This coming Friday (11/24/17) marks the opening night for Kennywood Park's annual Holiday Lights event. This year marks a big change for us in that our layout is now in a new location (the Arcade Building) and TWICE as big as those of previous years. It occupies roughly a 42' x 50' area and is done in the shape of a big "U". We normally have a time frame of around 3 weeks to set up, but this year we only had 1 week due to the work being done to install heat in the building. Work began this...
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Industrial Rail Trolley 811

trainut ·
I have been given the IR trolley #811 which does not work and I need to know what transformer to use by Lionel because it is ac and DC current. Wish to use ac and is an o gauge trolley. Need contacts for parts and what I am in for! Have seen one forum for these trolleys but do not have enough knowledge to continue. Any help is welcome.
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VOTE: Next 3rd Rail Santa Fe Steam Engine

VintageClassics ·
It's been a dry spell for Santa Fe steam from Sunset had to cancel the 2-6-2... It's fact that all the other Santa Fe steam did well... especially the 2900 class, the 4-8-2's and 2-10-2's... What is your vote for the next Santa Fe steam engine that you want from 3rd Rail? It;s time for the next 3rd rail ATSF steam engine! Let your requests be heard!! :)
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Would you buy a home with an award winning layout or sell your home with your train layout?

trainroomgary ·
Would you buy a home with an award winning layout or sell your home with your train layout? 1. This home has a award winning model train layout in the basement. 2. Famous Model Railroader, Pete Walton has his home for sale and he is giving tours on YouTube. 3. This layout was featured in Model Railroaders: “Great Model Railroads of 2018” . 4. This could be your home with a ward winning layout, "Turn Key Layout" Discussion questions. 1. Would you purchase a home with a turn key layout? 2.
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How do Real Trains Influence Your Model Train Layout?

trainroomgary ·
Received this e-mail. May 16, 2018 MTH always puts real train history with their model locomotives, in all their catalogs. Their new announcement about the Big Boy 4014, has peak my interest in bringing a Big Boy 4014, to my train room. Click here to see: T he Historic Information about the U.P. Big Boy / MTH Catalog • 4-8-8-4 Big Boy • One Gauge. For example: This month a fellow OGR Member posted this photo of a locomotive I never saw before. I purchased the model after seeing this photo...
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3rd Rail Wishlist Request Future Engines

VintageClassics ·
Hello Everyone! I thought it might be helpful to start a 3rd Rail Wishlist thread so that we can have a place to state our requests for future Sunset engines! :) I know we all have our favorite engines, and railroads, and I just want to say no matter what my personal favorites may be... it's nice to see everyone's wishes for what they would like 3rd Rail to make, and I'm all for seeing rare, and new cool steam engines being done. My vote, would be for something never before done in O...
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LIONEL TTUX , MTH GG-1 (MT-5105L) , 4-8-4 J Rugged Rails Proto 2 (30-1251-1) Great Runners

NavyBen ·
3 Items for Sale. Lionel TTUX New York Central . New in Box. Never run.. 6-16904 Box in excellent condition $65 + SHipping. MTH GG-1 Green 5 Stripe :MT-5105L this is the first Short scale GG-1 that MTH Made. 30-1251-1 IT has NO sound. it has the QSI DCRU with Lockout. And Horn, that sounds alot like the Buzzer of the old postwars. The body shows some edge wear and chips as I ran this one. It has 2 CAN motors that are so quiet you can't even hear them. I was going to put in a DALLEE Sound...
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MTH Rail King RK-1113LP 4-6-4 NYC Dreyfus Hudson

PSU1980 ·
This is a PS1 engine and the board is dead. I don’t plan to repair it. If you have a PS1 board from MTH corn steam engines then you can replace the old board otherwise this makes a nice static display for your layouts yard or roundhouse area. When it ran was one of my favorite engines. Box is a graded as a 5. No owners manual. See pictures. Asking $125.00 plus shipping from NJ which I suspect would be $15.00. Offers considered. email kbmkam@aol.com for questions.
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Rail News: CSX Transportation is Selling Six Rail Lines

trainroomgary ·
Article Summary: The company is soliciting bids for the following non-contiguous properties: • the Massena Line extending north from Syracuse, New York, to Canada; • Baldwinsville Subdivision: a branch line west of Syracuse; • West Albany and Rensselaer: a collection of properties near Albany, New York; • Cumberland Valley: feeder lines extending east of Corbin, Kentucky; • Eastern North Carolina: branch lines terminating in Grangers and Plymouth; and • Marietta Subdivision: a branch line...
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Atlas C-630 question

NS6770Fan ·
So everyone, I have an Atlas 3 Rail tmcc C-630 bought in 2011, and recently have discovered a problem that is more or less my fault. The smoke unit board in the unit is severely damaged. The board has a “regulator” as I call it, that from my knowledge detects if there is sufficient smoke fluid in the unit and will shut down the unit if there isn’t enough. That piece of circuitry has been charred and burned so that it is barely even on the board anymore. I know that my wicking is also burned,...
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3rd Rail PRR Brill Doodlebug

Norm Charbonneau ·
I got this finished up tonight. I was pleasantly surprised to find it had ERR Cruise and an early version of their sound board. Someday I may swap them out for something better if it comes along. I have it hauling a baggage car around like I’ve seen in photos. I built up the Kadee adapters/false frame out of styrene. Heres a YouTube: https://youtu.be/KBZDMe-lW5U And some bench and layout shots:
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CT RAIL Service Begins in Connecticut

MELGAR ·
June 15, 2018 was an important day for rail transportation in Connecticut. The long-awaited CT Rail commuter service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts was initiated by State of Connecticut and railroad officials including Governor Malloy. This project to restore and modernize the Hartford Line of the old New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, which first began operation in 1839, has been underway for at least the past three years and will offer frequent service...
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3rd Rail ERR Railsounds Commander kit received!

ACGilbert ·
Just received a Railsounds Commander Large Steam kit for a 2426w/2046 locomotive and tender I’m putting together. This one contains a 16 ohm speaker. Last year I put a Railsounds Commander board into a Postwar FM. That kit (from ERR) contained an 8 ohm speaker. Any idea why the change? Physically the boards appear the same. AC
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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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Comparison of the RailKing Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range SD9 diesel loco to the 3rd Rail Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range diesel loco

falconservice ·
While I have posted photos of both the new RailKing Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range SD9 diesel-electric locomotive and the 3rd Rail Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range SD9 diesel-electric locomotives separately, this is the first time they have been photographed side by side for a comparison. DM&IR 110 is the 3rd Rail model. DM&IR 153 is the MTH RailKing model. Notice that the 3rd rail SD9 110 will need the yellow diagonal stripes added sometime. I just need to find the right decals...
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F/S: Lionel Woodside Reefers, Atlas O Industrial Rail Freight Cars

JBuettner ·
I have two lots for sale today. I am not selling these cars individually--only as lots. Lot 1 is 4 Lionel Woodsided Reefers -- Lightly used, in boxes (but boxes are missing inserts). Includes 19638 Hormel, 26169 Santa Fe, 26178 Canadian National, and 26199 Western Pacific. Please see attached photos. $45 plus shipping. Lot 2 is 4 Atlas O Industrial Rail Freight Cars -- Lightly used, in boxes (but boxes are missing inserts). Includes MKT & NH Boxcars, B & M Gondola w/Pipe Load, and...
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Missouri Illinois Railroad ...who was this ? ... vintage scratch built Pacific

Carey Williams ·
Hello all .. Has anyone ever heard of Missouri Illinois Railroad / Railway ? ...... Here we have an early 2 rail scratch built Pacific ( I've been told looks like B&O P5 ?) .... beautifully done ... it arrived in pieces ..so it's had a rough life ..but some fun with the solder iron, new wires ... straighten up a few things and she rolling down the rails ... Who ever built this was a talented builder ... unique reverse unit ..in the tender.... AC universal motor ... wires run to block in...
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Youtube Video: Talley Ober's Insulated-Rail 3-train, 3-rail O-Gauge Automatic Control System Uses No Relays Nor Electronics

James Ingram ·
This new video shows a clever O-gauge, 3-train, 3-rail layout built by a Ridgely, Maryland gentleman named Talley Ober. Talley’s layout uses the “insulated rail” method to automatically control 3 “Thomas the Tank Engine” locos running on the SAME loop of track — using NO relays nor electronics. It just uses 2 simple “insulated rail" type "Control Blocks", which control 2 "Stop Blocks". One wire connects each Control Block to its corresponding Stop Block, so there is a total of 2 "Control...
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Mid 1930's Pacific running on outside 3rd rail ,of course!

Carey Williams ·
Hello O scale world Today we have a mystery Pacific steamer from the mid 1930's ..... I was hoping it was one of Ken Henry's or perhaps made from Ken Henry parts ..... under the over paint is B&O lettering .... Ken Henry was big with the B&O ... and the President Washington was his initial offering ..... back in December of 1934 ...any ideas as to the maker of this oldie and goodie ? A bit of oil and voltage and she sprang to life ....happy to be rolling again clicky clack down the...
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Rail-Zip treatment

DavidR ·
I acquired a K-Line 2 truck shay, but found that it had electrical pickup issues which prevented it from reliable slow speed operation, especially through Fastrack turnouts. An experienced HO operator suggested I might try a product called Rail-Zip on the collector rollers. I cleaned the rollers first with isopropyl alcohol followed by MEK. I then lightly coated the rollers with Rail-Zip and let the shay sit for 24 hours (per the recommendation from Pacer, the manufacturers of Rail-Zip). I...
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F/S: MTH PRR "Baby" Madison Cars, Two Coaches and Diner

JBuettner ·
For sale today is a set of 3 MTH Rail King PRR "Baby" Madison Cars in excellent condition. Two have boxes (but no inserts) and one is missing a box. Detailed photos are attached. The cars have diecast trucks. The lot includes: 33-6244 PRR Coach 33-6245 PRR Diner and another coach whose stock # I do not know. Asking $65 for all plus shipping. Contact me at jbuettner@stevenson.edu, and include your zip so I can estimate shipping costs for you.
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Why is the center rail so much more grimy?

Railgon ·
I was running at the club last weekend and slowdowns caused by dirty track started to show up. What I have consistently noticed is that the center rail is much more grimy than the outer rails. Why does this happen? I run my finger on the outside rails a couple of inches and very little black grime. Run my finger and inch or two on the center rail and it feels tacky and leaves a heavy black line. I can't believe this would be from over lubrication of the center rail pickup rollers or...
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FS or Trade: 2 Rail Atlas Roller bearing Caboose trucks

calsz06 ·
Hello, I have and one pair of Atlas Roller Bearing Caboose Trucks (7068?) for sale or trade. $20.00 for the pair shipped to the Continental US. I will also accept trades for Atlas 2 Rail Roller Bearing trucks or NWSL 8293-4 or 8292-4 wheelsets. Paypal is accepted. I can be contacted at the email address in my profile. Thanks for looking. Regards, Calvin
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MTH "High Rail" engines on Lionel 0-27, 42 inch diameter track?

IRON HORSE ·
I am considering buying a new MTH Premier engine to add to my collection. However, in the past I did not have to be concerned over this "high rail" description. I own several Premier engines and they all run on my Lionel 0-27 gauge track with 0-42 curves. My question is, do the "high rail" engines have higher flanges on the wheel perimeters that might not allow them to run on my track? I called MTH with this question but got a not very confident, "they should work on your track". I asked if...
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Atlas O 2 Rail SW8/9

VRO ·
Hi, I'm looking for an Atlas O 2 rail sw8/9 with any railroad name. Needs to be shipped to Australia. Richard
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Lionel, Kline, MTH For Sale

aussteve ·
I now have my 5 yr old grandson to raise, so I need more room. I have included pictures I think for most items. I do not have paypal capability. Cash, check or money order are fine. Shipping is extra and to CONUS only. You can combine as many items as I can get into a reasonable size box to save on your shipping. My email is in my profile. Most of the cars have not been run, have sprung trucks and have the box. If you want confirmation of condition email me, I just got tired of taking so...
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ERIE Engine Sale - MTH & Lionel - Thanksgiving Update and Price Drop!

sud148 ·
I have the following Erie engines for sale with original boxes. The instructions for all besides the Atlas engines are included. I took several images of each engine, and recorded the usage for DCS engines. All prices include free shipping to the continental 48 states. Payment can be in person cash, money order, or Paypal friends/family. Please reach out through the email in my profile if you need additional information. Atlas GP-9 Diesel #1402-2 TMCC, similar use to the average hours below...
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Classic Trains American "S" Gauge track

Bob G (WNY) ·
The NASG "S Resources" section lists Classic Trains [http://www.classictrains.com/track.htm] as the manufacturer of American "S" Gauge code 172 nickel-silver T-rail track. According to their website, these products, which currently include 60-inch-long flex track, a pair of turnouts, and a variety of sectional track, are compatible with both hi-rail and scale wheel flanges. Is anyone familiar with this brand of track?
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Listen to Rail Sounds

Rayin"S" ·
Hello folks, Can anybody direct me to the location on the web where I can listen to the sound bites of the ERR Rail Sounds boards, I was there a short time back but can't find it now. I am looking for the board that I would use in an FA diesel. Thanks Ray
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Assorted Freight Cars, PRR Caboose, and (0-36 Fastrack SOLD) (Lionel, MTH, Industrial Rail)

Garrett Monnin ·
For sale are some random freight cars from the manufacturers above. Sadly, none of these pieces came into my possession with a box. However, every piece is in excellent condition, and is fully functional. Prices are negotiable, please be aware of the $20 shipping. Please email me at ogaugerailroad1218@gmail.com Thanks! MTH Railking Union Pacific boxcar $20 Industrial Rail 2-Bay Hopper Cars $15 each, $25 for pair Lionel Pennsylvania Ore Car $15 MTH Rugged Rails Flatcar (load not included) $15...
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2 RAIL Atlas cars REDUCED, 11/25,

phill ·
For sale Atlas 2 rail cars. @ was($49) now $39 each or best offer. Postage not included. these masterline cars are new in box. Paypal please. Check profile for E
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Could Lionel License The Construction And Sale Of A Full Complement Of Super "O" Track To Another Manufacturer?

Dennis GS-4 N & W No. 611 ·
The companion thread includes a compelling case for why a number of hobbyists find Super "O" track to be a very appealing alternative to the other track systems available. Based on the fact that Lionel has not chosen to reissue Super "O" to date, one could logically surmise that this decision is based upon valid business reasons according to their evaluation. Obviously, Super "O" is not everyone's favorite, and those hobbyists would justifiably not be interested in the track system. And, a...
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ERIE Engine Sale - 3rd Rail, MTH, and Lionel - Free Shipping!

sud148 ·
I have the following Erie engines for sale with original boxes. The instructions for all besides the Atlas engines are included. I took several images of each engine, and recorded the usage for DCS engines. All prices include free shipping to the continental 48 states. Payment can be in person cash, money order, or Paypal friends/family. Please reach out through the email in my profile if you need additional information. Atlas GP-9 Diesel #1402-2 TMCC, similar use to the average hours below...
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Michigan Central Depot • August 14, 2019 Update • Amtrak going to Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦

trainroomgary ·
Ford Motor Co. in talks to buy Michigan Central Depot March 20, 2018 • Detroit News is reporting that, Ford Motor Co. is exploring ways to become a major presence in Corktown, including possibly acquiring the Michigan Central Depot, The potential move to the long vacant train station would simultaneously resurrect the most visible symbol of Detroit’s decline, and make the 114-year-old automaker a major player in the city’s rebirth. The last time I took the Amtrak from this station was 1989 -...
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Depowering Third Rail on the Prototype?

M. Mitchell Marmel ·
I'm reasonably sure that third rail powered lines that run at grade (for example, parts of the CTA and LIRR) don't keep the third rail constantly powered, as it would be something of a hazard. So, how exactly do they turn the power on and off on demand? Inquiring minds want to know. :D Mitch
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Sunset/3rd Rail ALCO PA1

MELGAR ·
My Sunset/3 rd Rail New Haven ALCO PA1 #0771 arrived today. It is a very fine, high-quality model. Aside from everything else, the wheels are jewel-like and exquisite. The interior has an engineer, fireman, and a detailed control stand. Another feature that I really like is that it is not necessary to separate the shell from the chassis to remove or replace the battery, which can be done simply by lifting the roof hatch which is held in place by two small magnets. I plan to test run the...
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DD1 Pete Maurer 1947 O scale and it's standard gauge big brother

Carey Williams ·
Hello all ... 1947 Pete Maurer took out an ad for a O scale DD1 .....selling for $400.00...... ( a new Ford cost $1200). Read the ad ... engine is driven like the prototype by the side rods ....oh yes see video for proof ... At $400 there was a very limited market for such a piece ... rumors of 8 were made .... Pete was a big train fan / collector who was very talented building trains ... he later built standard gauge pieces including a DD1 ... Pete also built a nice model of a BiPolar in O...
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Realistic looking rails

Kitbasher ·
I have all Gargraves three rail track. I have started painting the sides of the outside rails using the Rail Brown, Railroad Colors alcohol-based paint. Has anyone found a better paint or way to do this?
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Lionel 700e Hudson on T rail track

Sid's Trains ·
I have always loved the original Lionel 700e but have always wondered why it has to run on T rail track. How come it can't run on tubliar track, FasTrack, or some other style of track. Is it because the flanges on the wheels. What is the reason?
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3rd Rail Niagara #6024 *Lower price*

Paulie D ·
Selling my 3rd Rail Niagara. Purchased this directly from the 3rd Rail bone yard a few years ago. This model has TMCC 4.0 When i purchased it there had been a repair done to the steam whistle which is shown in the pictures. Other than that it runs perfectly and hasn't had much run time. asking $900.00 $850.00 with free shipping to CONUS
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Poor traction on Rail King ABA set

Tim Pazda ·
I bought a Rail King A B A unit new from a hobby store in another state before I was finished with my layout. When I used it for the first time it had no power on flat track. I was only pulling a 70 ft passenger combine. I decided to sell the 70ft cars and got new railking cars to match the NYC engines. Still the same problem. I called dealer and he suggested I change the traction tires. I did but no better. I was so disgusted I set it aside and ran other consists. I just now took it to a...
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Re: MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0

newtoO ·
The board is truncating the link, it is the full length including the question mark, let try to insert it again here... " http://www.mthtrains.com/searc...r_search/Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable Proto-Sound 3.0? " Chris
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Re: MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0

Martin H ·
Read this.
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Re: MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0

newtoO ·
Ok, the board is still truncating the link, copy and paste the link in between the quotes and insert in a new browser window address bar and it will work. Sorry, don't know why it is cutting of the link. Chris
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Re: MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0

newtoO ·
Thanks Martin, let's try this again... http://www.mthtrains.com/search/apachesolr_search/Proto-Scale%203-2%203-Rail/2-Rail%20Conversion%20Capable%20Proto-Sound%203.0? Looks like that worked. Thanks, Chris
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Re: MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0

Bill McBride ·
It seemed that the first engine that came up is a personal favorite of mine: the GP30. My recollection is that the MTH Proto Sound 3.0 GP30 was not offered in the "scale wheels" version with fixed pilot and, well, scale wheels. I only have experience with one MTH diesel and that is a scale-wheel engine so it needed no conversion. My understanding is that removing the 3rd rail electrical contact roller is easy. How about replacing those ginormous hi-rail wheels? Does MTH sell a fixed pilot as...
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Re: MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0

Bill McBride ·
Thanks, Dave. My one MTH diesel is a PS3 "-2" scale wheel version. I was just wondering if there might be an easy way to transform a "-1" MTH PS3 diesel into some semblance of a "-2."
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Re: MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0

newtoO ·
@Bill, it is my understanding that there is a way to do it and I was pointed in the direction of Joe Foehrkolb at Baldwin Forge & Machine - RRJJF@aol.com , who does this for folks. Check out his web site. I want to convert some lionel and other basic types as well and have them lined up for him when I get to them on the project list. Chris
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Re: MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0

Hudson J1e ·
Bill and anyone else interested, just because a MTH locomotive is not offered in the scale wheels version does not automatically mean it is not 3/2 capable. There are some MTH locomotives that are 3/2 capable but do not come in a scale wheel version with the -2. This means that you don't have to send the locomotive to Baldwin Forge & Machine for conversion. You can convert it yourself by buying the scale wheels from MTH and installing them. Even if you sent it to Joe at Baldwin Forge...
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Re: MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0

newtoO ·
@Hudson, great point! I thought you could "re-tool" the standard MTH offerings for 2-rail but, don't know anyone who has done so successfully. It makes good sense. The reason I reached out to Joe @ Baldwin is because I am getting the new MTH R-142 subway set which only comes in a 3-rail version but, obviously I would need to get it to 2-rail. I have never attempted a conversion myself and am very hesitant to to start out on a brand new set with PS 3 in it. I wonder how difficult it is. If...
 
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