Tagged With "Erie Built"

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Final touches on Erie Built

Steven Michael ·
Just a quick update, I cut the mounts of the air hose that came with the original boxing glove and glued it to the side of the draft gear box, also cut off the coupler's magnetic trip pin. I may also apply some of the "primer" that comes with Super Glue's "Plastics Bonding Kit" to the end of the air hose so I can paint it silver. I will also apologize for not having a picture of it. : /
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TAS SAW BOARD

JohnActon ·
I have a TAS SAW board that is newer than the one I have a wiring diagram for. Might someone on the forum have the install manual for it. I think it is from an Atlas FM Erie Built. It's plug layout is a bit different than the SAW boards that I have installed. Thanks
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Erie Lackawanna passenger cars

DennyM ·
I looking for a set of Erie Lackwanna passenger cars to go with my Williams Erie Lackwanna PA AA. They don't have to be Williams, but it would be nice.
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Re: Erie Lackawanna passenger cars

larrybader ·
I have 6 new lionel lackawanna passenger cars and 2 lackawanna SD-40's from lionel. If interested, I can send prices. email me at lbrailfan@aol.com Larry tca-lcca-lots-lcac
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Re: Erie Lackawanna passenger cars

Mario's Trains ·
Hi Larry- I do have these sets in stock below, not sure how they match up with the engine, but let me know what you think! Erie 4 car set: http://www.mariostrains.com/in...emart_category_id=37 Lackawanna 4 car set: http://www.mariostrains.com/in...emart_category_id=17 Mario's Trains (forum sponsor) www.mariostrains.com 540 868 0025
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Lionel PW FOR SALE.

AG ·
Up to sell Lionel 2343 AA set Santa FE Powered and dummy. Well condition and properly maintained. This engine has been on a shelf for the last three years. Original port holes, no battery damage. Alco FA Erie, battery damaged, everything was cleaned and restored. The shell is in good condition but not collectible condition. If you want to operate a Erie FA this is the engine. Caboose 6457 good condition Dump car 3469 in good and working condition. Switch motor I bought it in a fair is brand...
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Atlas O Erie poor signal responce.

Schumann ·
I have an Atlas O TMCC Cruse control locomotive that has very spotty sensitivity to TMCC features. Could it be an antenna problem? All other TMCC and Legacy locomotives work fine on my layout.
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Re: Atlas O Erie poor signal responce.

Engineer-Joe ·
Does it improve if you hold your hand over the engine? Does it stop and flash it's lights? Maybe something else if it's just missing commands?
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Re: Atlas O Erie poor signal responce.

Schumann ·
No improvement with the hands over the locomotive. It is odd that all of my other TMCC and Legacy locomotives run fine. I not even sure what the antenna looks like on this locomotive.
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Re: Atlas O Erie poor signal responce.

GGG ·
Depends on year and who's product is in there. Lionel's or TAS. Best to open and see if antenna is touching flywheel and grounding out, or wire broke off. Also could be R2LC sensitivity is bad and try swapping in a new one. If it runs fine with shell off, something is grounding antenna when shell is on. G
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Wanted MTH Erie Berkshire 20-3065 or 20-3290

gmorlitz ·
Looking for one of the above Erie premier Berkshires for upgrade to proto 3. York pickup is desirable. Blown board is NOT a problem. Contact my e-mail. Gerry
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Re: O Scale Locomotive Guide: Berkshires

Ted Hikel ·
Thanks for the replies. It is good to know that Lionel modified the K-Line Lima Berk tooling for a more conventional arrangement allowing a larger motor. It sound like the Lionel Lima and AMC Berks should all be quite capable locomotives for heavy haul work. The MTH locomotives are certainly robustly built.
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Re: O Scale Locomotive Guide: Berkshires

Ted Hikel ·
There were variations among the tenders built for the early Lima 2-8-4s. K-Line made tooling for one tender. To make multiple tools for casting the various tenders would have been cost prohibitive. Apparently Lionel feels the same way. That is one of the disadvantages of diecast construction. If you really want a specific tender take a look at what Bob2 has done. To get a model of an ex-B&M Berk as modified my the SP he started with a C&NW model, modified it and provided an SP whale...
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Re: O Scale Locomotive Guide: Berkshires

Ted Hikel ·
Greg Good catch! It has been added to the OP. Dave Gee, I've never received a 21 gun salute before. Thanks! PRRJIM and Marker Thanks for sharing the information on earlier brass Berkshires. There is very little info on the web regarding what brass models have been manufactured over the years. With info on brass model this can really become the reference source for O scale Berks. Bob2 also shared some information on another early O scale Berkshire model and he has graciously allowed me to...
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Re: O Scale Locomotive Guide: Berkshires

prrjim ·
You have neglected to mention that Max Grey imported a nice brass NKP Berkshire in the late 50s. This was scale 2-rail US HObbies also imported an NKP Berkshire in the 60s and 70s in brass. I think there were more than one run, maybe 2 or 3. This was similar the MG mentioned above but with much better lost wax castings. this is my favorite of the brass ones and a very good runner with a very well-built mechanism. This was only done in 2 rail also. Weaver also imported a brass one in both 2...
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Re: O Scale Locomotive Guide: Berkshires

bob2 ·
Lobaugh: Rollin ran a screw machine company in south San Francisco. When things slowed down, rather than laying off his employees, he put them to work making O Scale kits. His springboard was the 17/64 "Pratt" Harriman 0-6-0, and all subsequent steamers had generally the same construction. Frames were cast "red art bronze", machined, drilled, and tapped if you paid extra. Drivers were cast iron, quartered with Woodruff keys, not unlike the real thing. Boilers were spun brass, and quite heavy...
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Re: O Scale Locomotive Guide: Berkshires

PaperTRW ·
Originally Posted by Allegheny48: A good Berkshire history Ted and thanks for all your hard work. Just a few thoughts to add regarding Lionel's reissued K-Line Lima A1 demonstrator. Lionel released this model with an incorrect tender and has yet to correct the error (when I called their attention to this they basically ignored me). The tender it comes with is what I believe K-line originally released it with years ago. It appears to be a B&A passenger tender of sorts. The tender Lionel...
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Re: O Scale Locomotive Guide: Berkshires

Firewood ·
Great reading, thanks Ted; a good education for a 3-rail newbie like me. If I might add my $0.02, here's a link to the only two Berkshires built in Canada. #201 & #202 were built by MLW for the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo. http://www.thbrailway.ca/steam/graphics/thb201.jpg
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Re: O Scale Locomotive Guide: Berkshires

Ted Hikel ·
Firewood The first copy or Trains I ever owned had an article on the TH&B. They were the largest locomotives in Canada when they were built. MLW built them because they could use the ALCO patterns from the C&NW Berks without paying the import duties that would have been paid on locos built in the US by Lima. They were a great example of what an ALCO built NYC Berkshire would have looked like. One of Bob's Lobaugh models of the C&NW Berks would be the place to start for a TH&B...
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Re: O Scale Locomotive Guide: Berkshires

Ted Hikel ·
The NS Berks were very much the smallest of they type ever built. Apparently they had some older bridges that presented anything heavier from being use. The DT&I locomotives were quite a bit larger and heavier, about 22 tons on the drivers alone.
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O Scale Locomotive Guide: Berkshires

Ted Hikel ·
The 2-8-4 Berkshire type locomotive is an icon for fans of modern steam locomotives. The wheel arrangement made its debut in the mid 1920s and the last were built in 1949. A total of 611 Berkshire type locomotives were built in North America and most Berkshires were built to one of just three designs. Models of each of those three plus one unique class of Berkshire are available today in O scale. The original Lima Berkshires In an era in which many new locomotive designs came from the ideas...
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hassles Boaters on Lake Erie

Krieglok ·
The bridge was built when there was heavy commercial traffic on the river. It wasn't designed to opened every twenty minutes for pleasure craft. Operating a movable span involves a lot of work and man power every time an opening occurs. It isn't just pressing a button. If the bridge were to fail in a raised position, the railroad may be liable to its customers for delayed shipments. It is probably a situation where any fines or lawsuits are outweighed by operating costs or incidental...
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hassles Boaters on Lake Erie

Rule292 ·
Most of the movable bridges in North Jersey and on the NEC are kept in the lowered position are they not? Not sure it's time to make NS out as the only villain; I know I've seen elsewhere that commercial traffic gets precedence over pleasure crafts. It's a good presumption that the bridge is old and NS is probably tight fisted in any replacement that may need to be built. Safe to say that a court will look at both sides and force a compromise.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hassles Boaters on Lake Erie

SPSF ·
Tom, Because I like trains does not mean that they get a free pass at being bad neighbors. This story out of many others proves my point: https://www.wowt.com/content/n...horns-509618371.html
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hassles Boaters on Lake Erie

bigkid ·
Someone mentioned bridges around the North Jersey/NYC area, how they are down. Being someone who has boated around that area (in a sailboat, no less, with a tall mast), the answer is that it all depends on the area what they do. Amtrak has a swing bridge where the Hudson and Harlem rivers meet and they leave it open most of the time IME. On the Harlem river, the drawbridges there rarely need to be opened, so they are opened only by prior request, because unlike the bridge over the cuyahoga...
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hassles Boaters on Lake Erie

bigkid ·
The answer to your question is that rivers and other navigable waterways are not owned by the railroad and as a result watercraft have a right to navigate that waterway. Those rules were not created for commercial boat traffic only, they weren't created for commerce, they were created for anyone using the waterway, boating on them. It doesn't matter that back in the days of the NYC this route was used mostly by commercial shipping (and it would be interesting to see if back when the NYC ran...
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Re: Final touches on Erie Built

J Daddy ·
yes please add pictures!
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Pine Creek Railroad ·
Steven, Looking FWD to the pictures! PCRR/Dave
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Wiliams Erie Lackawanna PA AA

DennyM ·
Just got this today it's a little big for my layout, but great for the club layout. This was made before Bachmann bought out Williams and it runs great.
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Re: Wiliams Erie Lackawanna PA AA

Diok S ·
I have an A-B-A set with Tru Sounds. Awesome.
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Re: Wiliams Erie Lackawanna PA AA

Pennvalley RR ·
Here is a Williams PA with ERR sound & tmcc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-jGhv_zIyU
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Re: Wiliams Erie Lackawanna PA AA

DennyM ·
That's one of my future purchases is ERR. Probably sound and command. I have at least four Williams engines and one Lionel I want to install into. I have a Weaver U25B Southern Pacific that has ERR with sound and TMCC, but I don't have TMCC....yet.
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Re: Wiliams Erie Lackawanna PA AA

TrainsRMe ·
I've always thought the E-L color scheme is very attractive. Combine it with Williams and you have a winner.
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Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

grampyjohn ·
I purchased the SD-40 online to run for the grand kids. A little cleaning and it ran great on O gauge track. Had it all set for the holidays in a loop, but got fancy and added a 45 degree cross over. The engine approaches the 45 and drops to neutral at the center of the cross. The horn gives little beep sometimes when this happens. The engine runs the whole loop great until it hits the cross. I hate to tear it down as it is a nice figure 8, but I need it to run soon. If I can not figure it...
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Re: Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

chessie1971 ·
If this engine has a E-unit. Turn the E-unit off see how it does!!
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Re: Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

Gweedo ·
Works good if you get it moving forward and lift it off the track then move the e- unit lever over. If you stop the engine on the track the e-unit will cycle to neutral.
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Re: Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

D&H 65 ·
John: The 45 degree crossing should not be an issue for this engine. I suspect you have a wire broken from one of the engine's power pickup rollers to the e-unit itself. If you're handy with a multi-meter, see if you have continuity from one roller to the other. If not, you'll have to remove the shell and look for a broken wire-possibly at the e-unit itself.
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Re: Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

Martin Derouin ·
The wire is just soldered on and da piece of plastic tubing is put over it to insulate it. I see it looks a lot like the pick up assembly to a GP type truck. May have one in my parts stash... Marty
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Re: Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

grampyjohn ·
Chessie1971 Thanks for your response. I tried moving the e-unit lever. The engine did not move but the light came on and the whistle blew (loud), so I returned it to the F-N-R position. I thought I read that the e-unit might need to be turned off which is why I moved the lever. I will try it again. Does the e-unit have to be in a certain segment (F-N-R) before turning it off to get the train to run? Never had this problem when we ran Marx tinplate on a figure 8 on O-27 track when I was a...
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Re: Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

grampyjohn ·
D&H 65 - Looks like you nailed it. I pulled the shell and the wire going down into the truck was not connected. I pulled the pick-up out of the truck, but it looks like the pick-up is mounted in a non-removable plastic housing with an insulating tube that goes through the truck. Wire broke off down inside the plastic tube. I will try to do a make-shift repair to get it through the holiday, unless I can find a whole pick-up assembly with the plastic insulator housing. Not sure how the...
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Re: Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

chessie1971 ·
Yes get it going foward then stop turn your e-unit off should be set in foward motion. I wanted to edit this don't turn power back on when you get it going foward or it will go into netural.
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Re: Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

grampyjohn ·
Hello Martin, I did not realize that the insulating post was a separate piece from the rest of the insulator housing. If I can just pull that up I can re-solder the connection and should be back on track. Thanks for the insight. John
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Re: Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

Martin Derouin ·
Any up dates with the engine in question??? Marty
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Re: Lionel Erie Lackawanna SD-40 6-8458 drops to neutral when crossing 45 degree cross track

grampyjohn ·
Marty, Here is the update. I found that the wire coming from the pick-up was not connected. I was able to get a piece of tinned wire into the insulator in a press fit connection. I could not get the insulator to come off, so I decided I would try to run with the press fit wire. The engine now runs perfectly with both motors and pick-up functioning well. The engine crosses the 45 degree crossing with no issues. The grand kids played with the set-up for hours. I had a bulb go out for the head...
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Re: TAS SAW BOARD

Mike CT ·
EOB flywheel tack-tape and optical reader. (pictured) You would need to download the complete installation manual, which includes a lot of adjustments done with a Cab1 remote and the original TMCC command base. Best wishes with your project.
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Re: TAS SAW BOARD

Norton ·
This looks like an EOB board. Its not a direct replacement. Download the manual located at the first page of this forum. Bottom sticky. To use this you will also need a tach sensor. Pete
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Re: TAS SAW BOARD

gunrunnerjohn ·
I'd also bench test this before you spend the time to wire it into a locomotive.
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Re: TAS SAW BOARD

JohnActon ·
In looking at the TAS files I see that there are two EOB CRUISE CONTROL install manuals and a file that shows only the pin out diagram without the install instructions. The pin out diagram for the install manuals differ on the AC input from the file showing only the pin out diagram. It says not to connect to the two pin Power Input plug but rather to connect directly to the AC inputs on the Bridge Rectifier, where as the complete manuals show connecting to the Power Input plug. Can someone...
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Re: TAS SAW BOARD

gunrunnerjohn ·
John, TAS recommended connecting directly to the bridge rectifier in later documentation, apparently at times the current cooked the traces between the power connection and the bridge. Your observation was spot-on.
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Right you are Dave, that one is a goner!
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