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Running trains before going to bed

DennyM ·
I have gotten to the point that when I go down to the basement to turn off the lights and layout, I run what ever is on the track for two or three minutes. Sometimes I do that before I leave the house too. Talk about being bitten by the 'bug', I think I was swarmed.
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Drone Cam, ATSF Zebras on the run

suzukovich ·
Messing with my Camera, Hope you like . I know don't quit my day job. Drone Cam ATSF GP 9 Freight action from Winterton Zebras on the Run https://youtu.be/dxg6OHW0OGM
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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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help getting started in operating sessions with friends any advice ?

Homedad40 ·
I wish to start hosting operating sessions once my railroad is completed , I am new to the "operating" aspect of prototypical operation and it looks like a ton of fun and very addicting too , my layout will have a dispatch area , a...
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Re: EM-1 (6-28051) won't run on conventional power SOLVED!!

chris a ·
Thanks for posting this TRW, my EM-1 is showing same symptom.... It's nice to be able to come here do a search and find a posting like this.
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Pennsy Man ·
It has been a while since the last update, however progress has continued on the modular layout. Since the last update, all the modules have been stained and painted and all the wiring harnesses have been assembled. This week we will be attaching the track and wiring harnesses. Thanks to the support of everyone who has helped this project along, we will have a working layout very soon!! Our next work session will be the 28th at 7 PM. We will be attaching the track and adding the harnesses.
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Bob Delbridge ·
I'll be there next month to see your layout, I too live in the area (Portsmouth). Great job on the modules by the way
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Pennsy Man ·
It was a late night, but the track is all down and we even got a test run in! Both MTH DCS an TMCC engines ran like champs!! Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/bjtQXaQvbm0
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Moonman ·
Hi Pennsy Man, I'll bet the kids are excited and you, too, when it comes alive. Great project and milestone! I used another harness, cut in half, with one end attached to a module terminal block, the other wires connected to the power source(s) following the module wiring color specs. Then, you can just connect the power with the harness connectors. I also found that a little shot of WD-40 makes the harnesses easier to connect\disconnect. What did you use or fabricate for leg brackets? Seems...
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Pennsy Man ·
Originally Posted by Moonman: Hi Pennsy Man, I'll bet the kids are excited and you, too, when it comes alive. Great project and milestone! I used another harness, cut in half, with one end attached to a module terminal block, the other wires connected to the power source(s) following the module wiring color specs. Then, you can just connect the power with the harness connectors. I also found that a little shot of WD-40 makes the harnesses easier to connect\disconnect. What did you use or...
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Moonman ·
I am really interested in the leg bracket fabrication. I was not able to find a cost effective way to do that. A forum member in the UK fabricated the new style bracket, which is a cost effective, but I don't like that it most the pressure point to the center or corner of the leg. You can take it off-line @ my email in my profile if you like. Thanks.
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Stone Rhino ·
The leg brackets are the majority of the cost in these. They're heavy as crud and could potentially be made of other materials rather than steel. We used Lionel's own design and fabricated from two pieces of angle iron welded together. This eliminated the use of the press. I am working out some details that could eliminate the use of the corner brackets all together. We still have yet to attach all of the harnesses to each section, but I'm quite pleased with the effort so far.
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Stone Rhino ·
As electrical support on this project, I can say without a doubt that this has been the fastest I've ever built a layout in my life. Russ' experience with wood fabrication has been paramount to getting this project rolling. The electrical arrangement on these modules is a no-brainer. Simple, straightforward, and if done properly, effective.
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

albertstrains ·
Did you use the Lionel Fastrack template for modules? Al
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

chipset ·
I live in the Tidewater area too!
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Pennsy Man ·
Originally Posted by albertstrains: Did you use the Lionel Fastrack template for modules? Al Al, Yes we did. Actually, we had the template reproduced out of steel to ensure it doesn't break. By having it made out of steel, it also doubles as a drill guide, not something I wouldn't try with the original template. We have tried to stay as true as possible to the original design. There are some places where we have deviated, but nothing that would prevent us from mating our modules with someone...
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Pennsy Man ·
Originally Posted by chipset: I live in the Tidewater area too! Please let me know if you are interested in seeing the layout! We have been holding weekly work session and you are more then welcome to stop by and check it out. Thanks, Russ
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

L.I.TRAIN ·
Best of Luck!!
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Putnam Division ·
I wish you the best of luck......come visit our displays in Metro Richmond whenever you can.... http://www.rivercity3railers.org/ Peter
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Gilly@N&W ·
Nice job. Looks like you're well on your way on the construction. The only hint I would toss out would be to get the module tops painted before putting the track down. We use a dirt-brown interior latex on our modules. As Peter already mentioned, check out our schedule on the website. We'd enjoy seeing you in the Richmond area. Gilly
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Pennsy Man ·
Thanks for all the encouragement! The track you see in the pictures hasn't been secured yet but was just set out to give us an idea how it would look. We still have sanding, painting, and more to do before we put track down! We are just excited it has gone from an idea on paper to something real. If you guys head down to Virginia Beach for the NMRA show in Sep, we should be setup and running. Please stop by and say hello!
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Re: New Fastrack Modular Club in Hampton Roads, VA

Spence ·
Great idea, congratulations.
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Re: help getting started in operating sessions with friends any advice ?

Former Member ·
I would e-mail Chugman (Art) and get his advice. He has lots of experience and has hosted many of these over the past several years.
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Re: help getting started in operating sessions with friends any advice ?

rtr12 ·
From what I have read about the subject, joining a club and getting hands on experience and assistance from experienced operators is the best way to learn.
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Re: help getting started in operating sessions with friends any advice ?

hokie71 ·
Part IV of the big book of Lionel has good information on operational details and ideas of how to go about it. http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-...mplete/dp/0760340269
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Re: help getting started in operating sessions with friends any advice ?

laming ·
As a youngster I always wondered why that train was doing what it was doing. I used to attempt to emulate action I saw with my fledgling HO layout(s). I begin learning about operation via the real deal in 1970. Very eye opening. Along came the RMC/Koester series in the mid-70s using the Virginian & Ohio as the basis, and I was hooked. Ever since all my layouts have been designed with operation in mind. Take away operation, and my interest in model trains pales quickly. Once you begin to...
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Re: help getting started in operating sessions with friends any advice ?

Miken ·
Check out CNLVN on YouTube. He has great videos on operating a model railroad.
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Drew Madere ·
http://www.protrak.cc/
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Miken ·
Doing some research on this myself. I found this site. http://gardenstatecentral.com/tips.shtml
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Re: help getting started in operating sessions with friends any advice ?

CarGuyZM10 ·
Originally Posted by hokie71: Part IV of the big book of Lionel has good information on operational details and ideas of how to go about it. http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-...mplete/dp/0760340269 Check the sale part of Barnes and Noble (the front at our local store). I just picked up the hard cover version of this for $10 (they had the soft cover version in the back for $30).
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Re: help getting started in operating sessions with friends any advice ?

Drew Madere ·
http://www.kalmbachstore.com/m...planning-series.html http://www.opsig.org/reso/ops101.shtml http://www.ncr-nmra.org/sites/...el%20Railroaders.pdf
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Re: Lionel I Love USA Sd 60 Finally Uploaded!

Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by Passenger Train Collector: Nice to see you active in the hobby, Dan. Welcome to another New Englander. There are many Forum members in your area. Great! Thanks Passenger Train Collector!
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Re: Lionel I Love USA Sd 60 Finally Uploaded!

Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by bigdogjeff1: Dan nice engine I have same one ,I had it for sale on forum. Cool bigdogjeff1! Its a great diesel engine!
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Re: Lionel I Love USA Sd 60 Finally Uploaded!

Dan's Trains ·
Ok guys I got the video posted last night! Here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiSN5_HBNU4 I hope you guys like it!
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Re: Lionel I Love USA Sd 60 Finally Uploaded!

Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by Dan's Trains: Ok guys I got the video posted last night! Here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiSN5_HBNU4 I hope you guys like it!
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Re: Lionel I Love USA Sd 60 Finally Uploaded!

Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by Dan's Trains: I got A LOT of homework today so I'll try to get this video uploaded for you guys tonight or tomorrow night. I have to catch a plane to florida on wednesday morning for a chorus concert. Don't worry I'm almost done with this video and will get it uploaded soon! My latest video is currently exporting to Youtube and I'll post it within the next couple of hours. I'm pumped!
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Re: Lionel I Love USA Sd 60 Finally Uploaded!

CentralFan1976 ·
Very nice! I love the big size and the smoke was a nice touch. Looks like a great engine. Thanks, Mario
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Re: Lionel I Love USA Sd 60 Finally Uploaded!

bigdogjeff1 ·
Dan nice engine I have same one ,I had it for sale on forum.
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Re: Lionel I Love USA Sd 60 Finally Uploaded!

Former Member ·
Nice to see you active in the hobby, Dan. Welcome to another New Englander. There are many Forum members in your area.
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Re: Lionel Exclusive Running of I Love USA Now on Youtube

Mill City ·
Dan, your video is a no go. Thought you'd like to know.
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Re: Lionel Exclusive Running of I Love USA Now on Youtube

Art ·
Shows private video. Art
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Re: Lionel Exclusive Running of I Love USA Now on Youtube

Video is listed as private.
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Re: Lionel Exclusive Running of I Love USA Now on Youtube

Dan's Trains ·
Ok, I think I fixed it!
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Re: Lionel Exclusive Running of I Love USA Now on Youtube

EscapeRocks ·
Dan, you need to go into setting on YouTube and change the permissions of who can see the video. As of this post it's coming up as private.
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Re: Lionel Exclusive Running of I Love USA Now on Youtube

EscapeRocks ·
working now!! excellent!
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Re: Lionel I Love USA Sd 60 Finally Uploaded!

Dan's Trains ·
I got A LOT of homework today so I'll try to get this video uploaded for you guys tonight or tomorrow night. I have to catch a plane to florida on wednesday morning for a chorus concert. Don't worry I'm almost done with this video and will get it uploaded soon!
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Re: Lionel Exclusive Running of I Love USA Now on Youtube

Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by EscapeRocks: working now!! excellent! OK! Great!
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Re: Lionel Exclusive Running of I Love USA Now on Youtube

Notch 6 ·
Nice work Dan! Good to see another one of us young guys out there! This hobby is far from dead.
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Re: Lionel Exclusive Running of I Love USA Now on Youtube

Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by Notch 6: Nice work Dan! Good to see another one of us young guys out there! This hobby is far from dead. Very true Notch 6, some people ( a few of my friends ) think the hobby is "nerdy", however I think it's a chill hobby that I grew up with and I'm an advanced/honors student and a three sport athlete. I can't take AP courses yet because I'm a sophomore. Anyways, thanks for your feedback Notch 6! This hobby is far from dead...
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I always enjoy a good running session. Great looking locomotive.
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