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Backshop Premier Edition 446 (6-22918) Smoke unit issues

ToledoEd ·
I have a love-hate relationship with this accessory. It is a TMCC controlled accessory. I've replaced the mother board and the sound board. I rewired it as Lionel described to allow the Cab to turn on and control the smoke unit and the doors and the motorized accessories. Since I've owned it, the smoke unit produced a wafting smoke stream, very light, but constant. A few weeks ago, I goofed and dropped fluid into the air intake hole, not the smoke hole. At the time, it didn't seem to affect...
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Changing out wheel sets?

lehighline ·
I'm looking for someone who has changed out the wheel sets on an MTH Premier SD series diesel. I have some questions for someone with the experience. Thanks! Chris LVHR
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Everything 25% OFF and you can still get it before Christmas!

Aaron's City Trains ·
Reminding everyone that EVERYTHING at Aaron's City Trains is an additional 25% OFF our already discounted prices.   Just use promo code AARON25 at checkout on-line to get these incredible savings. www.aaronscitytrains.com You can also call the store at the number listed below. We have tons of engines still in stock.  We also have sets!  You can give those as amazing gifts to get your loved ones into trains too!  Prices have never been this low! Walls of rolling stock...
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Engine problems

Gandydancer ·
I have a 2-8-8-4 Premiere Yellowstone Steam engine with ProtoSound, MTH catalog #20-3030-1 and has a BCR install in it.  It was featured in the 1999 Vol.1 MTH catalog.  I was running it in conventional mode with my Z-4000 Transformer.  The engine worked perfectly until I stopped it, and throttled the transformer back to "O" volts.  The engine now had no power to it.  While checking a piece of track in front of my transformer I accidentally throttled the transformer...
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***YORK PICKUP AVAILABLE*** Over 250 Lionel and MTH Trains For Sale/Trade

bmartz1991 ·
***YORK PICKUP AVAILABLE*** Over 250 Lionel and MTH Trains For Sale/Trade LIONEL 6-6116 Soo Line Ore Car $20 6-6131 Illinois Terminal Four-Bay Covered Hopper $20 6-6134 Burlington Northern Two-Bay ACF Hopper (Std. O) $30 6-6209 New York Central Gondola w/ Coal Load (Std. O) (2 Available) Now $15 Was $20 6-6230 Erie-Lackawanna Reefer (Std. O) $30 6-6232 Illinois Central Boxcar (Std. O) $30 6-6233 Canadian Pacific Rail Flatcar w/ Stakes (Std. O) $30 6-6239 Burlington Northern Boxcar (Std. O)...
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For Sale - K Line 21” aluminum, MTH Premier Pass Set, Subway set, Atlas O and K-Line Engines

Paul Finn ·
Super Chief $1,799 (8cars and F7 ABA Set) K4630R which is comprised of; K4630-42921 Coach and K4630-41822 Pullman K4630Q which is comprised of: K4630-41349 Club Lounge and K4630-40502 Vista Dome. K4630P which is comprised of; K4630-40508 Dome #508, K4630-33465 Baggage (18 inch), K4630-40008 Observation “Navajo” and K4630-41568 Diner #1568 K-25305 F-7 A-B-A Lionel Railsounds & TMCC, Operating Smoke Exhaust Units and Electrocouplers. Empire State Express Cars $999 (6 cars) K4670L which is...
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4/20. Prices reducd.. FS: MTH Premier and Atlas Diesels

Trainbros89 ·
Hey all, I am selling a few Mth Premier and Atlas diesels. First is an Atlas Dash 8-32BHW. Has some minor chipping on rails and one of the rails is off in the back. glue should fix it. Also, the manuel says it has flashing ditch lights. They don't seem to work, maybe because I am running it on a Z4000 and not thru a remote? They light up, just don't flash. Asking $300.00 shipped. Nest for sale is an MTH Premier PS1 Genesis. Everything works great, box has a little wear on it and contains no...
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FS: MTH Premier Metrolink Set

Maxrailroad ·
For sale is a MTH Metrolink set. The set includes a F40 with box, and six bi-level passenger cars with boxes. The whole set is in like new condition, with virtually no marks or damage. I am asking $850 for the whole set plus shipping. Email in profile.
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Re: ***YORK PICKUP AVAILABLE*** Over 250 Lionel and MTH Trains For Sale/Trade

jlm1973 ·
Look for email about the Rock Island boxcar. 6-17271 Rock Island 50' Modern Boxcar (Std. O) $30 James
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

lehighline ·
Guys, Thanks for all the help. I think we are getting to the bottom of this. Clem, Yes, this a dummy (Non Powered, or NP) unit. You are quite correct in that the mentioned wheel set is not seated correctly. That is part of the problem. It will not seat correctly in any of the 6 slots available. The flat tipped pins make no difference in the way the wheel set goes in. I left them installed. Clem and WillyGee, I did try your suggestion to install the truck plates without the wheel sets. The...
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Re: Price Reduced!!!- MTH Premier DL&W 70' ABS Streamliners and R36 Add-On Cars

metsno1fan ·
Price further reduced on the Lackawanna Set. Sold one R-36 Set and still have one more available..
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

hookedontrains ·
I have one that I'd sell. Contact me directly via e-mail if you're interested.
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

raggedrebel92 ·
Still interested if anyone has a PS/PS1 Premier N&W 611.
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

M J Breen ·
There's one for sale right now on the sale/trade board by the METCA
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

M J Breen ·
Here's the link: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...of-metca-liquidation better hurry cuz the sales end in 7 minutes!
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

raggedrebel92 ·
How did I miss that? I know I have been over that thread and searched part numbers..... Oh well. I sent them and email at 9:04. If I hear back from then, great. If not..... well... someone is bound to have one one day. Edit: Heard back. PS1 J was sold already. Still searching then.
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

clem k ·
On most MTH 3rail diesels all wheel sets are steel with the one's closes to center of locomotive having rubber traction tires mounted on them in a groove in the steel wheel. 2 rail have no traction tires. clem
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

mike g. ·
Hi Clem, My GP38 is so old it's just plain old Proto, with only 2 axels per truck.
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

lehighline ·
Actually, I don't want to change out the sets, unless I have to. The problem is an NS Non-power unit that does not track correctly through a curve. I have several other NP units of the same type that go through fine, and up until this unit, have not had issues with the track. So things point to the engine. I checked the lead truck on a flat piece of track (Checked with a straight edge.) The truck can have only 3 of the 4 flanged wheels touching at once. So I think I've found the problem, so...
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

Engineer-Joe ·
The wheel sets can... not be seated fully, causing an issue like what I believe to be that you're describing. I have not seen a warped truck casting yet after working on a lot of MTH engines. When you remove the bottom cover on the 3/2 trucks, you can see the offending one usually. I also place a straight edge against the wheels to make sure they're all in line. Make sure the "bushings" are in the correct clock position to make contact with the small tab cast in the truck, underneath them.
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

Engineer-Joe ·
I believe those "pins" are for carrying the current from the wheel sets to the wiring. If that is preventing the wheels from sitting down fully leave them out. The holes are where the wiring would be for powered 3/2 models. The cover should not be pushing down so hard as to prevent the wheels from spinning. If they are, the wheel sets are not fully seated. I have not seen or owned any wheel sets that did not work. I have had more than enough, that were finicky about installing. Maybe the...
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

willygee ·
At his point can you hold each axle in your hands and spin the bushings freely?
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

lehighline ·
Joe: I tried without the pins: no difference. I agree: Pressure from tightening the cover plate should not affect the function. Since it does, the bushing is not fully seated. The first picture above shows this on the geared side. Also, with the suspect wheel set in slot 3, the cover plate does not fully mate with the truck casting. I can see an angled gap between the plate and the casting. Willygee: All 6 of the wheel sets spin freely if the plate is not screwed down tightly. Chris LVHR
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

willygee ·
Does the cover snug down firmly and look ok without any wheel sets installed ? The small black screws should bottom out and tighten with a "feel" and not feel forced.
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

willygee ·
BTW mixing wheel sets no big deal...might help in troubleshooting .
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

Popi ·
If it ain't broke, yer not tryin hard enough!
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

clem k ·
Good morning Chris....Is this a dummy unit? I notice in your first photo the lead axle is not seated all the way down on the right side. also try mounting the axles without those flat tipped pins..And like mentioned above try putting the truck block and plate (cover) together without the wheels installed, should fit perfect. I have about a dozen of these six axle truck locomotives that I changed wheels on and all are no problems. Clem
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

mike g. ·
Hey Clem, you wouldn't happen to have any Hi-rail GP38 wheel sets you would like to trade for scale would you?
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

clem k ·
Hi Mike......The only extra drive wheels I have, all have rubber tires. I use only the plain steel wheels. Clem
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

mike g. ·
Thanks Clem, I am so new to this, I don't even know if that would work. I know I have steel wheels on my GP38 now.
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

lehighline ·
I spent the afternoon trying to figure out what is going on with this engine. I started by getting out another NP unit and placing it on my piece of straight track. Sure enough, no wobble and all 6 axles turn freely. So back to my problem child. To keep track of things, I numbered the axle positions 1-6, front to back. This means slots 2 and 5 have the blind wheel sets. First thing I found out is I have 2 problems in addition to the wobble: Axles 1 and 6 do not spin freely. Front truck...
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

mike g. ·
Hi Chris I did an AC44, they might be the same idea.
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

Martin H ·
I've done quite a few. I can offer a few tips. I also have two sets of high-rail wheelsets from mth premier SD70ACE's if anyone wants to trade me them for the 2-rail wheelsets
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

mike g. ·
Martin, Are the SD70 the same as a GP38?
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

Martin H ·
I haven't done a gp38, but it should be the same process, but with two fewer axles.
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Re: Changing out wheel sets?

mike g. ·
Martin, sent you an e-mail.
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Re: For Sale - K Line 21” aluminum, MTH Premier Pass Set, Subway set, Atlas O and K-Line Engines

nvrifle ·
Would you consider selling just the Santa Fe Cars or a Trade for Same PRR ? John
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Re: Engine problems

GGG ·
3 clanks is software conflict, mth sells a kit to rest the processor. Or an MTH tech in your area can do it. G
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Re: Engine problems

Gandydancer ·
Thanks GGG
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Re: For Sale - K Line 21” aluminum, MTH Premier Pass Set, Subway set, Atlas O and K-Line Engines

Paul Finn ·
Hi John, Prefer to sell the Santa Fe Pass cars with the F7's at this time. If I hear from someone who just wants to buy the F7's I'll let you know.
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Re: ***YORK PICKUP AVAILABLE*** Over 250 Lionel and MTH Trains For Sale/Trade

milwrd ·
Email sent on gargraves
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Re: New video! MTH Premier N&W 611 Coal Train

Mark Boyce ·
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!
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Re: New video! MTH Premier N&W 611 Coal Train

zoradt ·
Adam, I agree - great job on the video. I like how you have various art works and tin signs displayed on the walls. I have that same model of the 611, and it's one of my favorites.
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Re: New video! MTH Premier N&W 611 Coal Train

trainroomgary ·
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.
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Re: New video! MTH Premier N&W 611 Coal Train

Putnam Division ·
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
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Re: New video! MTH Premier N&W 611 Coal Train

OGR CEO-PUBLISHER ·
Very nice video Adam! Alan
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Re: New video! MTH Premier N&W 611 Coal Train

bigtruckpete ·
Here's to the Train Wizard! Nice job on another quality video!!
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Re: New video! MTH Premier N&W 611 Coal Train

TrainWizard5972 ·
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...
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Re: New video! MTH Premier N&W 611 Coal Train

N&W Class J ·
Very nice video, that is a great offering from MTH.
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Re: New video! MTH Premier N&W 611 Coal Train

PUFFRBELLY ·
Very Cool Adam! I really liked the wide angle shot going around the curve toward the end of the video. Chief Bob (Retired)


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