Tagged With "Lionel"

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ES44AC Hits Switch Machine/Making New Springs

tplee ·
Some of my newer engines, especially my favorite engines, Lionel ES44AC BNSFs hit the manual throw pin on the Z Stuff Switch Machine when diverted to the turn out.  To solve the problem I called Z stuff to see if they have longer spring so we...
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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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Now with MOPAC added...First Look: Pics of New Tooling Lionel SD40's (Southern Pacific)

Super O Bob ·
Here are the New Lionel SP SD40's that just arrived from Legacy Station. I posted these to some other threads, but figured a stand alone post would let more guys see these. I have some other roads on the way too and will post when they arrive, but here is the first look at the new tooling. It is awesome. Really love the SP lighting and the details and the fixed/kinematic pilots. Very cool. Hope you enjoy the pics, I will post more later.
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Fixing a 90W Transformer Lever

John T. ·
Hi Guys,   I have a colleague who is having trouble with a 90W Transformer from a Lionel Set he bought not long ago.  This is what he told me:   "So I have the BSA Scout 100th Anniversary set. I think something is wrong with the...
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Flint Rock Valley Lines

Flint Rock Valley ·
Howdy Folks... I am Proud to present to You my layout as of yet. It's an 8' x 8' of mostly postwar lionel that has a lot of jam packed action. I still need a few things to get my upper level in working order, & plan on finishing it up soon. Now I want y'all to know that these photos (I took J4U) were merely a staging so I could show you what I have going on here. There's still a lot of work to be done in getting everything wired & in running order. I very much hope you like...
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FS: Lionel Legacy F7, Passenger Sets and More! York Delivery

DC Mike ·
6-29144 Santa Fe "El Capitan" 18" Aluminum Streamlined Passenger Car 4-Pack with detailed interiors from 2004-- only the observation car has been out of the box -- never run -- includes boxes and paperwork but no external shipping carton -- $325 6-25408 Santa Fe "El Capitan" 18" 2-Pack from 2004 matches the 4-Pack above -- never out of the box -- includes all boxes, paperwork and external shipping carton -- $200 6-25411 Santa Fe "El Capitan" 18" StationSounds Diner from 2004 matches the set...
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Found this at a yardsale today

Khayden93 ·
Found this at a yard sale today the seller wanted $15 offered $10 and settled at $12. The seller was just glad the train set was going to a good home. In the box there was 11curve sections and 12 straight sections of track and a old transformer. The...
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George Tebolt

Dan Padova ·
Looking through my ancient copy of K-Lines manual for Lionel Trains this morning, I found a price list of Lionel parts from George Tebolt. Is he still around selling spare parts ?
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I found a problem, and fix, for Lionel's New FasTrack 031 Manual Switches

ronald1 ·
I bought three of Lionel's new right-hand 031 FasTrack switches and had trouble right out of the box. One of the switches worked just fine. The other two switches shorted out when a train went through the curved turnout position. They worked fine when running through the straight track portion of the switch. I FOUND THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM - AND A FIX The short is caused by one of the metal tabs on the bottom of the switch touching an adjacent screw. This can be...
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D.G. Yuengling and Son Double Sheathed Standard O Boxcar

Check out the latest Lionel manufactured, limited edition, standard O double-sheathed boxcar the Lionel Operating Train Society is offering. The deadline to order is approaching the station quickly (March 11). Delivery is expected by mid-November 2016. Join LOTS today https://www.lots-trains.org/html/join_lots_now__.html (yes, you must be a Member of LOTS to order) and order the car ($74 plus S&H) before you miss out! http://www.lots-trains.org/ht…/yuengling_brewery_boxcar.html
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Discussions with the Lionel folks at York

Bob Bubeck ·
My chat with Ryan: Note that I am paraphrasing, so please take this into account. Ryan DOES read the OGR S scale board here. A good thing! Tooling costs vs. run size is always an issue (or rather THE issue). The SD40 is a real possibility – many RR names and configurations possible based upon the same tooling. The SD40 was used over a broad historical period down to the present day, thus its use is prototypically possible with many types and periods of rolling stock. Ryan very much likes the...
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Do you have a specific Norfolk Southern Auto Rack on TTGX flat car that you would like LIONEL to produce?

falconservice ·
The people at Lionel have not yet produced their O Scale Auto Rack on 89' flat car in a Norfolk Southern and Trailer Train/TTX scheme. Do you have a specific Norfolk Southern Auto Rack on TTGX flat car that you would like LIONEL to produce? This is my choice. I chose the earliest version, so I can use it with the diesels and freight cars that were around in the 1980's and 1990's. Andrew
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EM-1 (6-28051) won't run on conventional power SOLVED!!

arcticrail ·
Hello all, Feel pretty silly for posting this but I've spent a couple hours surfing the web and the forums here for an answer and no luck yet.  I'm sure I'm missing something obvious... I just purchased a Lionel EM-1 and have been trying to get it to move on conventional power.  I have an MTH Z4000 for power.  When I power it up, I get sounds, and the bell and whistle function correctly.  In neutral, the lights are all on and the smoke generator works.  Actuating the...
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FasTrack - Bumper for Handcar

JustLuckey ·
I purchased an MTH PRR Operating Handcar (seen here: http://www.mthtrains.com/content/30-2574 ) and I (and my 2 year old son) love it.  We've only been using it on the loops we've built and occasionally will use our finger as a bumper...
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For Sale: Lionel N5B trucks and Smoke Unit

John Sethian ·
Lionel Trucks from the N5b cabin car (aka caboose). Mint, no run time. Includes the mounting screws. These are very nice renditions of the PRR 2A-F5 single coil spring truck. $26.00, includes shipping to Continental US Lionel Smoke unit from the same N5b cabin car. Complete. This worked fine when I pulled it out of the car. Now the element gets quite hot, but the smoke is minimal at best. Perhaps it needs the wicking rearranged/treplaced? I doubt it has anything to do with the unit works in...
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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 Lionel 6-81021 Paul Revere Boston & Maine GP9 Set new in the box

Dakotaman59 ·
For Sale Lionel 6-81021 Paul Revere Boston & Maine GP9 Set still sealed in the box and with shipping carton. Asking $320 which includes free shipping within the continental USA. No holds or trades PayPal or USPS Money Order only.
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Form Or Function

Dan Padova ·
When looking for equipment for your railroad do you go for asthedics or functionality. Would you prefer a locomotive or rolling stock to be pleasing to the eye or are you more concerned with what would have been reality on the big Lionel set. For me, as much as I like seeing and learning about actual prototype practice, the train has to have a certain eye pleasing appeal. For instance, a train made up of miss-matched passenger cars and a Geep is not eye pleasing to me, as much as I know, it...
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Gargraves O-72 vs Lionel O-72 Turnouts

Dan Padova ·
Looking at O-72 turnouts. Gargraves seems to be priced more in line with my budget than Lionel. I will be building a tubular track layout, but may opt for anther type of switch track. I also checked out the new Rossplate switch tack. It's priced in line with Lionel. What's nice about the Gargraves and Ross products, is the availability of various radii, i.e. O-42, O-54 along with the aforementioned O-72. What are your thoughts on these products.
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Help with Lionel Acela

Maxrailroad ·
Hi everyone. I recently bought an Acela off eBay, and it didn't come with the manual. I just need to know where the run/program switch is, and what box the legacy module is in. Thanks
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Help with a Lionel Christmas Tree ornament.

FrankfordJunction ·
Looking for help to power this Christmas Tree ornament independently from the string of mini lights that are intended to power it.  I'd like to install it on a layout and have it powered directly.  Does anyone know the correct voltage to drive such an ornament?  It's a classic Hallmark Lionel ornament so I don't want to destroy it.  Any help gratefully accepted.  Thanks.
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Help please on Lionel 342 command control culvert loader

rccrafters ·
About 5 years ago I purchased this unit from a TCA member at York. It sat until now when I decided to put it in my Christmas layout. Never checking it out was a mistake. There are indicators it wasn't new. When it is activated it goes to the gondola position and continues to run even though it hit the limit switch. It should reverse direction when the switch is made. I checked the limit switch and it is functioning. I disassembled it and looked at the electronics. All plugs are seated. I'm...
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Holiday Greeting From Lionel CEO Howard Hitchcock

Al K. ·
Lionel President and CEO, Howard Hitchcock extends his sincere holiday greetings to all LCCA members families and friends.
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**High Plains RR - Process Video**

Traindame ·
Enjoy!   Happy Tracks! Traindame aka Dorcie FarkashTW TrainWorx | Dallas,TX USA(877) 881 4997 www.twtrainworx.comwww.blog.traindame.com 
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How about Lionel's Polar Express with steam whistle effect

ogaugeguy ·
Anyone on the forum have personal experience with Lionel's Polar Express with the steam whistle effect? How good a smoker is it compared to other Lionel engines? What about the sounds and is it a good puller? Finally, nyone know of a place you'd...
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How can an Atlas slide button switch controller be wired to control a Lionel O gauge switch?

decoynh ·
I have tried various combinations to get an Atlas switch button controller to work Lionel 031 & 072 switches. The switches work with standard lever controllers. I've checked the slide button controller with an atlas switch and it works. I'm definitely missing something. I'm powering the switches with a separate 12v power, i.e. not track power.
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Thoughts on the Lionel Polar Express Diesel Streamliner

Khayden93 ·
Thoughts on the Lionel Polar Express Streamliner Diesel set. Personally I would love to get it sadly don't have the room though. Still a great set. What does everyone else think about this set?
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HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

John Sethian ·
I wanted an N5 Crew Express Cabin Car to bring up the rear of my Mail Train. Nobody makes one for the era I am modeling (1955-1956), so I decided to modify a Lionel N5b. This is what I started with: And this is what I ended up with: I used a lot of references for this project: In addition to the Keystone article, I used several online photos of the non express cabin cars. The two that helped me the most are these: Finding period correct photos is a challenge. First of all, no one...
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How to fix Trolley Pole (AC motor) binding during direction change

Mike Summerville ·
I'm sure this was solved years ago (but I don't know the solution!) but I have a Lionel San Francisco trolley with the AC style motor that runs great but for the trolley pole which randomly (but routinely) will bind up during the direction change.  Everything looks fine (pole, gears, bumper slide teeth, etc.. and it is lubed so I'm not sure what to try next...  Ideas?  Prior discovered "fix" I can apply? Thanks as always for your insights! S/F Mike
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I am Iron-Man

jrmertz ·
This weekend I spent a few minutes making an upgrade to my Lionel Maiden Rescue accessory. The accessory is a crowd pleaser but I never overly fond of the Dudley Doright looking hero. When the latest Lionel catalog came out and they had renewed their partnership with Disney, one of my first thoughts was they should re-release the maiden rescue accessory but have the poor lady on the tracks get saved by iron-man. Later, I thought, why wait for Lionel, I just need to find an iron-man figure of...
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I want a polar express legacy!

Lionel Polar Express ·
Hi There! so, I wanted to get the lionel 10th aniversary legacy scale polar express. only problem is, I don't have the legacy #990 set! I also don't have the 2nd terminal needed to run legacy. could you help me out please! again, I'd like the Lionel 10th Anniversary legacy scale Polar Express, legacy #990, and a second terminal. Thanks!
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Inherited a bunch of Lionel gear from mid-50s - looking for guidance on cleanup

Ben J ·
I've recently come into a fairly sizable collection of Lionel rolling stock from the mid-50s that belonged to my grandfather and my uncle (who has no kids of his own to pass it on to).  I remember Gramps having it out back in the 80s when I was a boy, and everything is seeing the light of day for the first time since 1986. Before I start working on getting a real layout together, I want to make sure all of the locomotives I've got are in good shape.  I've got the following...
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Interior detailing for the new Lionel N5B caboose?

pro hobby ·
Interior detailing for the new Lionel N5B caboose? Looking for photos of the interior detailing (if any) on the smoking and non smoking caboose model versions. Are the interiors detailed like the MTH N5C or N8 caboose models? Is the brakeman figure in the cupola actually seated or just hanging in mid air like another earlier Lionel caboose model? Example photo shows a caboose with smoke unit included. Looking to purchase this model. Can the smoke unit be easily removed on this model?
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It's not everyday you're featured on Lionel's Facebook Page!

TrainWizard5972 ·
Hello all! An exciting day for me as I'm the latest person to be featured for Lionel's #HumansforLionel campaign on Facebook. I took some screen shots below of the post or you can click this link to go right to the post. https://www.facebook.com/LionelModelTrains/photos/a.187464088344.156893.135645573344/10154684007693345/?type=3&theater
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ISO O27 42" radius remote left turnout (Lionel 6-65157)

Basil ·
I am looking for two Lionel 6-65167.  Anyone have some laying around they would like to sell for a reasonable price?
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Issue with rev levels on Lionel Legacy NS SD40-2 in DCS

pittsburghrailfan ·
My local train club has a Lionel Legacy SD40-2 (6-38940) which has a minor glitch. When the engine is run with the TMCC handheld, the revs increase or decrease with the speed. When the engine is operated under DCS (via the TMCC base), the revs remain in the idle setting. When I try to go under MENU>SOUND to change this, the remote says the engine is not found when there is power on the track.    What is the issue? Is it somehow related to the drive motor board failure I...
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issue with train show find

trainguy2026 ·
Found a postwar steam locomotive in good shape its a lionel 2026 from 1951-52 but she stopped running i can spin the drive wheels halfway by hand but get nothing under track power
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It'd be great for Lionel to use these toolings once again

Peter Araujo ·
1992 Mikado tooling: I think they should use a 2-Axle tender truck on this one like when it was originally used.  Also they should add the handrails on the front like this: Maybe even a whistle recording of Southern 4501, along with the same chuff sound as the LEGACY Built to Order 4-6-0.  They should also make the drivers lighter like before. 1. Southern Railway 4501 (black) 2. Southern Railway 4501 (green) 3. Maybe even some other roadnames, but remove the handrails...
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Just a few requests for Lionel

Steven Michael ·
1) PPLX Hoppers Pennsylvania Power and Light Hoppers can be seen throughout the state of Pennsylvania and other surrounding states. Two types of hoppers have been owned by PPLX, both of which Lionel has models of. While some 100 ton PPLX hoppers have been produced by Lionel over the years, they have worn very uncommon paint schemes that were only used in the late 60's/early 70's. This is a 100 ton PPLX hopper. These cars were very common throughout the days of Conrail, and can still...
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Kitbashed Lionel PostWar Passenger Cars

Khayden93 ·
Has anyone kit-bashed old Lionel Post War passenger cars,and repainted them? If so lets see them.
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Keep Trains a fixed distance apart

CLM ·
I've got some large loops I'm building around the outside of my layout - probably on the order of 100 feet long by the time all is said and done. How can I have 2 (or 3 or 4) trains run in each loop? I would like the trains to maintain a fixed distance apart so that they can run around without collisions and without human intervention. The only solution I've come up with is multiple Lionel Sensor tracks and some custom software controlling speed via Legacy commands. Is there anything turnkey...
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K-Line/Lionel electrical Schematic needed.

Winger ·
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
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"L" shaped layout

RichBar ·
HOW TO OPERATE LIONEL TRAINS AND ACCESSORIES. COMPLETE LIST OF LIONEL APPROVED SERVICE STATIONS FOR 1956-57 Looking for the page(s) that has the "L" shaped layout.  It may be page 51.  Thanks
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LCCA Fantasy Flight Event ( video)

Al K. ·
The Lionel Collectors Club of America was at San Francisco's International airport on Saturday 12-5-15 as part of United Airlines Fantasy Flight Event. The LCCA was along side LCCA members John Rinaldi, Russ Hora and the Golden Gate Lionel Railroaders club's LCCA/ Lionel FasTrack Modular Railroad layout introducing hundreds of kids and families to the joy of Lionel Trains. It was very worthwhile event helping families with children who have life threatening illnesses. The LCCA Switching...
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Lionel Repair

Robertejr ·
I called Lionel in early January to send my out of warranty Vision Line in for repairs. I was told that due to a back log of "warranty repairs" that they wouldn't be able to fix my engine and not to send it in. They said try back in a month. I called today and was told "no go" again and to try calling back in March. For those of you that have gone through this repair process before, is this the norm or am I just catching Lionel at a bad time? I'm anxious to get one of my favorite engines...
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Lionel Rio Grande #5484 Review Now on Youtube!

Dan's Trains ·
I just uploaded my latest video on Youtube. It's a review of my Lionel Rio Grande conventional FT diesel locomotive. I've had it for awhile now and it is hands down one of my favorite conventional engines. It's very fun to run on any layout. I'm...
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Lionel RS-3 replacement cab

Waynestrains ·
I am new to the hobby  but was wondering if any one on here knows  where I can find a cab for a Lionel rs-3 cab and window. Any help is greatly appreciated thanks  
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Lionel's Eagle Scout BSA Boxcar And Any Eagle Scouts Around

Khayden93 ·
I got my BSA Eagle Scout rank  January 11th 2011. My scout troop has helped take down tables after a local show every year. However, since we had to wear our uniforms when at the show. It was always interesting how many people would stop and ask...
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Lionel's minimum curve diameter

pittsburghrailfan ·
On certain Lionel products, the catalog states that they have a minimum curve radius of O-36. Can these cars and engines make it around Realtrax O-31 curves?
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Lionel Santa Fe 6-21786 Set

Imperial Northern Railroad ·
I'm looking for a Lionel Santa Fe 6-21786 Anniversary Set, it seems like every time one sells on e-Bay is when I'm not looking. Contact me at thegrandemperor@aol.com with your price, photos and status od condition if interested.
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