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WTB: Lionel, K-Line, & MTH catalogs, flyers, & LRRC, KCC, MTHRRC newsletters

phrankenstign ·
I've been working on a web-site, "Phrankenstign's UNAUTHORIZED Train Catalog & Flyer Gallery" (phrankenstign.com) for over a year. It is my attempt to include front and back pictures of every single catalog and flyer the following companies put out: Lionel, K-Line, and MTH. (I've started including other companies, but I don't have an abundance of stuff for those companies: Athearn, Atlas, Bachmann, Broadway Limited Imports, L.G.B., Right-Of-Way Industries Incorporated, Tyco, Walthers,...
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Lionel Empire State Express tmcc coupler issue

Sid's Trains ·
I have a Lionel 6-38000 Century Club ll EMP Hudson and lately when it's running the elctrocoupler will just open without me pushing the button on the remote. What is happening and what can I do?
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GRJ, GGG, Marty, and others - Lionel FM Train Master Century Club II questions, help, info

Sparky74 ·
I just received a new never opened set of the Lionel 6-18340 FM Train Master (Thanks Hot Water LOL) AA engines. Other than checking grease on gears and lubing the wheels and axles what else should be done to a new but has been sitting for so long set? This is the first locomotive set I've received new with this much age on it before initial use. Both units run great but not all 4 radiator fans run. I have not opened these babies up, ( removed shells) and they will be one of my more prized...
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Lionel Century Club 726 paint

Sid's Trains ·
I have a I Lionel Century Club 726 from around 1997. It's a great engine and all, but over the 9 or 10 years I have had the engine it has lost its shine. Its black paint is now dull compared to the shine when I got it. Is there a way for me to bring back the shine on it? Note: Don't want to repaint the engine.
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Weekend at the Movies 17 August 2018!

pittsburghrailfan ·
Happy Friday everyone! It's been a long, long time since I or anyone else posted this thread, so I thought I'd give it another go-around. If you have never posted on this thread before, it's pretty simple: embed or upload a video (or more than one) of your own creation to this thread. I'll update the title and (hopefully) post new videos every Friday. That said, this week I have two videos. The first is a short clip showcasing the newly finished postwar layout at the D.A.R.E. Model Railroad...
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

New Haven Joe ·
Hi, Southern CA is a big place. You didn't say where in SOCAl. The best club that I know is the San Diego 3-rail club in Balboa Park. I have forgotten their name. There is also a club in San Pedro. Someone on the forum can give you more information. Joe
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Timmy ·
I am up in Burbank, but willing to drive as far as OC or Pasadena. The San Pedro layout is awesome, I have visited it. But.. it's High Rail, they do not have any operating accesories. So while I love what they have done, it's not what I am looking for.
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

New Haven Joe ·
Hi Timmy, The San Diego 3-Railers is also hi-rail. It does have operating accessories that can be run by people pushing a button located on the side of the layout. It is well worth a visit to San Diego. Here is the website: http://www.sd3r.org/ I live in the SF Bay Area and I don't know of any layouts in your area that have accessories. I think your best bet to find a club or a private layout in your area would be to contact someone in your local TCA group. Perhaps the staff at The Train...
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Timmy ·
I asked the Train Shack and they recommended the San Pedro guys. I will definitely check out the San Diego layout when I am down that way for SDCC. Anything worth seeing up in SF? I will be up that way in 2 weeks.
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Captaincog ·
I would suggest coming by the TTOS Southern Pacific Division. Here is the website link: http://ttos-sp.com/ The dates and times are there along with we will be there this coming Sunday 3/25/2012 setting up the All Aboard Fastrackers modules. Several of us run Legacy and lots of accessories on this and other layouts. Check us out and come on by! Yes, a shameless plug but I live farther away and I do run a small layout that is toy train style with Legacy and operating accessories and this...
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

TMack ·
Hi Timmy, I am out in Simi Valley, not too far from you. I was in Pasadena today but did not have time to visit the Whistle Stop, Train Shack or Roundhouse on the way home. I think O gauge is pretty scarce except for what is created in our homes. Clubs here are hard, I think cause the time commitment. Work and family and then throw in year round sports for the kids and I don't have much time left except late at night. -Ted
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

bigdodgetrain ·
we have people from all over the county that belong to our club. come on down on a tuesday (not the first tuesday of the month) and I will let you have a behind the scenes tour. just mention my handle.
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

karvelis ·
i'm bringing this topic back to life, i live in Big Bear Lake (lucky me, we have that manhunt going on for that cop killer 1 mile from the house), and i was wondering are there any O gauge clubs in redlands or reiverside calif>?
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Former Member ·
Not in the I.E. anywhere. Our closest options are San Diego or San Pedro....I know, that's not close, because I'm in Moreno Valley and that's our only choices. That's why my dad and I are bulding a 26x17 layout at his house. Though it's not club size, it's very local
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

karvelis ·
Originally Posted by Laidoffsick: Not in the I.E. anywhere. Our closest options are San Diego or San Pedro....I know, that's not close, because I'm in Moreno Valley and that's our only choices. That's why my dad and I are bulding a 26x17 layout at his house. Though it's not club size, it's very local your not far from me! im in big bear like i mentioned, i did find this on orange county (way closer than those two) http://ttos-sp.com/
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Tinplate in Cheyenne

CHOO-CHOO MIKE ·
The High Plains 3 Railers took their show up to Cheyenne this weekend ! A member of the Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club ask us if we could run his recently restored 1938 Lionel set. It was his dads. The show was well attended we meet people from all over the country in town to see the progress of the Big Boy. I had the pleasure of meeting a gentlemen from the U.K. who never seen Lionel trains before.
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Northern Kentucky....

Polarxpress3 ·
Hello Gents... Just moved to Northern Kentucky ... about 15 minutes south of Cincinnati. Looking to see if there are any hobby shops and or train meets, or clubs... with in an hour or so? I would assume any place in Kentucky, Ohio and or Indiana. Thanks!
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Welcome to new club member to NPS

Francine ·
Wanted to extend a warm welcome to our newest member Ed. He participated in his first show and was a valuable part of our presentation. I let him run my DCC K5, which he enjoyed. Ed, though a young guy, has the old flyer (unmodernized). If we make S fun, they will come.
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Shoreline Model Railroad Club

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Hiawatha running at Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee

Carey Williams ·
Hello all .... some of the best parts of the big March meet are the friends you make and the layout tours ... after the two great open house layouts in River Forest ... John and Tony from the Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee were very kind to open the doors for a bit of running .... the first choice for running was the re-worked 1934 Lionel Hiawatha ...pulling Walther's cars (1935) ...acquired straight from the source ..as Bill Walthers was a member of the club . Also brought out a B...
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Lionel Railroader Club Magazine "Inside Track" 19 from 2000 > 2004. Mint Condition $56

Waverly 5 Yard ·
I am a big fan and buyer of many of the engines and cars that Lionel produced in the 2000s. So my Son & I joined the Lionel Railroaders Club. We received catalogs every year. What we have here are the extras of what we have for you to enjoy. They are all in excellent condition with no rips, tears, marking or excuses. Sold as a group. Will be sent Media Mail at cost to save you money * (2) Winter 2000, 16 pages * (2) Winter 2001, 16 pages * (2) Spring 2001, 16 pages * (2) Summer 2001, 16...
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D.A.R.E. Model Railroad Club video update July 2017-January 2018

pittsburghrailfan ·
Lots of things have been going on. The club has installed the MTH DCS WiFi system, added an extension that wraps around the entire O gauge room, and done some preparatory scenery work. We also received a few donated Weaver locomotives (not in this video) that we will hopefully soon be upgrading to TMCC or DCS. In the near future: an update featuring some of the scenery work done around the club, and maybe a cab ride around the entire layout.
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Modular Railroad Siding

O-gauge ·
Hey all, For the last few weeks I have been waiting for the weather to improve and it looks like this weekend will be the weekend when I finally get to put some lacquer on my latest benchwork - 5x Lionel Collector Club of America (LCCA)/ Lionel FasTrack Modular Railroad Modules. Here is the track plan that will span four of those five modules. All of the curves, switches, and wyes are O-72's and all of the track will be Lionel FasTrack. I am seriously considering adding a Lionel Switch Throw...
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Lionel Century Club I, 2 Catalogs plus Extras $29

Waverly 5 Yard ·
I joined the Lionel Century Club I back in 1997 and bought everything from Just Trains in Newark, Delaware. They have proven to be the best dealer you could ever want to work with. Me, for over 20 years. As a courtesy, when each of the 5 Locomotives came in, I got a beautiful brochure. Now that I look over my trains, there is no reason to have extras, so I'm selling 2 extras and obviously keeping one for myself. They are all in excellent condition. NO Rips, Tears, Marks, Soiling or showing...
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CAMRC 2018 SPRING TRAIN SHOW

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MTH Railroaders Club

Pat Marinari ·
Does anyone know what year the first MTH Premier Club car was done? And what was the car? My catalog collection only goes back to 1999 when the car was a New York Central boxcar and I'd like to know what, if any, preceded that. Thanks.
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Announcing the NLOE 2019 Annual Club Car - Lionel Long Island Scale Milk Car

dwmitchell337 ·
Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers (NLOE) is pleased to announce our latest club car, the 2019 Long Island Scale Milk Car produced by Lionel. The car is detailed with two aluminum plated milk tanks with chrome plated piping. The interior is viewable underneath the removable roof or when the hinge doors are opened. They also feature realistic die-cast metal passenger trucks and sprung buffers. Delivery time is Sept / Oct 2020. Pre-orders are being taken now through the February 1st. Afterwards...
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Train Show in Mountain View, CA Sunday January 26

Mike Desing ·
HI, The Golden Gate Lionel Railroad Club is hosting it's annual show on Sunday January 26 in Mountain View, CA. Address is IFES Hall 432 Stierlin Rd, Mountain View , CA. Approximately 90 + tables of trains and train related items. Admission $8. Lionel parts available as Mike from Mikes Trains and Hobbies from Lompoc CA will be there. Children under 12 free. Free parking. Lunch available. Operating club layout and other action layouts!! See website www.gglrrc.org for more information. My...
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Re: DMRRC • Open House Schedule • New photos.

JohnGaltLine ·
If I have the time I might just have to come visit this weekend.
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Re: DMRRC • Open House Schedule • New photos.

trainroomgary ·
Thank you John: The club has a lot of dates: also Spring & Summer hours. Gary and
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Re: overhead lighting for layout room

AmFlyer ·
LED's could be painted since the top surface stays cool. I would go to a photography store and buy some Mylar or gel filters used for this purpose. Filtering an LED may not work as well as you hope because unlike an incandescent the emission spectra is very "spikey" and if the filter color matches one of the dips in the spectrum the light output will be dim. Blue LED's are readily available, look at superbrightleds.com as one of many sources. They are not prohibitively expensive. The strip...
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Re: overhead lighting for layout room

lehighline ·
I have LEDs in track lighting in my train room. I thought I would have to go the blue filter route as well. But just try it with dimming the LEDs. The dimmers I bought are designed for LEDs, and the bulbs are dimmable as well. But even at the lowest setting on the dimmers, they are still lit. It gives a very nice night time effect, I think. The lighted buildings and Miller Engineering signs really stand out. One thing I did which may help: The sky is painted cobalt blue, not sky blue. Chris LVHR
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ENichter ·
home depot has regular 60 watt equivalent blue led bulb style.
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Aflyer ·
Great thread, can anyone share what track lighting they used? I see them at lowes and anything with LED is three times the price. Thank you, Aflyer
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IRON HORSE ·
I have tried dimming white LEDs. You are right, it is a good effect. But I REALLY like the blue light. I like your idea of painting cobalt blue. Is that a readily available paint color?
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IRON HORSE ·
Eric, I stopped at Home Depot today -- they do have blue LEDs -- but they are not dimmable -- which is a deal killer for me.
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IRON HORSE ·
Thanks for the tip. I went to superbrightleds.com and didn't find standard flood light type bulbs in blue that are dimmable. Good website, though. I'll keep searchin'.
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IRON HORSE ·
My search so far has lead me to Menards for standard flood light type bulbs that are dimmable. They havce great prices and it seems the best option at this point. I'd prefer LEDs not just for the energy saving but because they don't burn hot. I may experiment painting white LEDs, though, as one guy above suggested (thanks, Tom!).
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Re: overhead lighting for layout room

IRON HORSE ·
I have an extended part of my train room that spills out into the family room for a seasonal display (Halloween, Christmas, Summer). I bought a simple 2 lamp outdoor flood light fixture to put above and it costs $10. It is, at core, the simplest track type lighting. My plan is to wire it with a dimmer switch with blue lights (sorry, ad nauseum about the blue lights). You have to provide a square electrical box, but you need that, anyway. Otherwise they have those little high energy track...
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Mike CT ·
Recent lighting thread . Click on the link.
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Moonman ·
what size bulb do your fixtures use?
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Aflyer ·
Thank you for the link to the other thread, I have read that one also. I am hoping to learn what drives the cost of the LED fixtures up. Or put another way can I just buy the less expensive "incandescent" fixtures and put LED bulbs in them. Here are a couple examples of what I was seeing: This is a three fixture LED unit for $80.00 http://www.lowes.com/pd_650135...Id=50414914&pl=1 And this is a three fixture incandescent for $30.00 http://www.lowes.com/pd_290594...p;Ns=p_product_price...
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Re: overhead lighting for layout room

AmFlyer ·
Looking at the two links, the LED three head track light includes 3 dimable 6.5W LED's, the incandescent version includes no bulbs for the price. Assuming the heads take standard A19 medium base bulbs (it does not specify, but it looks like that) the LED fixture is a good deal based on what the A19 profile LED's that can be dimmed cost. Keep in mind these are 120V bulbs, so each one has a built in ballast. I think, depending on how many bulbs you plan to use it would be cheaper to get a...
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Re: overhead lighting for layout room

Aflyer ·
Tom, thank you for that information. I was forgetting that the LED bulbs are pricey, and was trying to figure out why the fixture was so much higher. I didn't mention it, but the Dimmers for LED's seem to be more than ones for incandescent also. Good tip on the multiple ballast's, I will keep looking. I basically have a 12 X 18 layout, and was thinking about 2 tracks, 3 lights on the short leg, and 4 on the longer one. See attached plan. Thank you again, Aflyer
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Re: overhead lighting for layout room

IRON HORSE ·
After reading all of these replies I am leaning toward removing the dimmer switch on my blue light ceiling cans. That way when I just run the "night" switch the whole room will be blue and I can use those wonderful blue LEDS at Home Depot that are not dimmable. They cost about 8 bucks each and, with 7, I can fill my new layout room with blue light for under $60 in bulbs that will last a long time and not emit UVs or much heat and are low cost to run. When I just run the daylight LED ceiling...
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Re: overhead lighting for layout room

ENichter ·
I am not using a dimmer just 2 bulbs in a 16x24 room, just enough blue light to see what you are doing and it give a nice night effect.
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Re: overhead lighting for layout room

IRON HORSE ·
Eric, That's about the same square footage as my room. 2 bulbs? Nice. I will have to experiment with that -- maybe I'm overkilling the blue light effect. I have train layout videos of blue lights and have seen them in this magazine and others and I really like the effect -- it gives it a cool night scene look. On my last layout I suspended a blue light over certain scenes just to see what it could do and it really changed the look -- but I had no way to attach new fixtures over that layout.
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Re: overhead lighting for layout room

AmFlyer ·
That is a really nice layout design you posted. There is no need to remove the dimmer unless you need it somewhere else. Just keep it at the maximum setting. A little bit of blue goes a long way. I would not use more than 3 bulbs to get a nighttime moonlight effect. Two may be enough.
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lehighline ·
I bought my track lighting at HD. Unfortunately, the particular model is now a discontinued item. But they did market a replacement, so go in and look. The cobalt blue paint for the sky is easy, as they mix it for you right there in the store. I blended my sky with white as I got closer to the horizon. Its a little tricky to get right, but you can always paint over it if you don't like your efforts. Here is another thought: Blue Christmas LED strings. Put them down low behind your buildings...
 
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