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Belts on Lionel Lumber Loader 364 and Coal Loader 397

Michael Pags ·
I have been reviving several vintage Lionel operating accessories before I move from a temporary to permanent layout and have some questions on belts: For the 364 Lumber Loader, I purchased a new belt several years ago (at least 5) from a reputable parts dealer at the TCA meet in York, but did not install it until a few weeks ago. Kept the replacement belt stored in a zip lock bag. After I installed it, the logs just slipped and could not make it up the slope. I had to put small swatches of...
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Coal

Dan Padova ·
I need coal for my operating coaling accessories. 97 elevator, 397 loader, 497 loader and MTH American Flyer coal elevator. Can't seem to find any at the various suppliers. In the distant past i tried aquarium gravel with some success, but I think the artificial coal will work better.
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AF Log Loader/K Line Flatcar/Menards flatcar

britrailer ·
I have the following items for sale - Paypal f&f. Used Lionel/AF Log Loader - works great (see video) with both 0 & S gauge. I installed LED strobe lights that flash when the loader operates - $50.00 + shipping Used K Line Flatcar with MTH Panel Vans - $10.00 + shipping. Brand New Unopened Menards BN Flatcar w 2 trailers - $10.00 + shipping 2 items free shipping (lower 48) - all 3 items $65.00 free shipping (lower 48) If interested contact me on frankwyatt65@gmail.com
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Ertl 15704 John Deere 624J Wheel Loader in 1:50 scale

pro hobby ·
Ertl 15704 John Deere 624J Wheel Loader in 1:50 scale   This wheel loader model is a high detail model of the John Deere 624J.  It was manufactured by RC2 Brands, Inc., Dyersville, Iowa. (2006).  This is the Ertl "high detail" model. It features opening engine compartments and a detailed cab interior. This model could be used with a construction site on an O scale model railroad.           
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Re: Lionel Smoke fluid Loader/Use

Bill Schmeelk ·
According to Mike Reagan, the three position slide switch inside the Smoke Fluid Loader will reverse the pump if in the wrong position. The center position turns the pump off. The correct position on the one I have is to the right when you look in with the front facing you. If you can't get any fluid to come out, you might try moving the position of that switch to the opposite side. Best, Bill Schmeelk
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Re: Lionel Smoke fluid Loader/Use

Adriatic ·
Thanks "NM". No biggie on the pics. (need help? ask, or even e-mail me, but I think maybe that's been offered before; correct?) It is likely a "slip collar". Good fittings you simply push a tube into. Press a collar for release. Still speculation on my part, but the tubing type was that cats main curiosity anyhow. Got my fingers crossed for all parties here . The smoke fluid pump is an accessory I dreamed about 50 years ago . The follow up concern shown, reflects a pertain pride that's very...
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Re: Lionel Smoke fluid Loader/Use

BFI66 ·
I also ran into the same problem......it appears the clear tube attached at the pump intake has a molded thinner end which is inserted into the pump. On mine, that molded end appeared to break off.....my fix which was to insert a short, narrow piece of shrink tubing into the original clear tube and then insert the other end of the shrink tube into the pump.....this seems to work for me at the moment, until I can call Lionel for a new tube. -Pete
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nmtrains ·
BF166,Sorry for your dilemma! If I'm reading you right reducing tube size would create a "bottle neck/pressure problem"-I would think-perhaps bursting tube at this point(when in prime mode} We'll see what Lionel has to say! Hope this isn't an "Archilles heel" in this product though.
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nmtrains ·
Mornin, Switch was in right hand position as described by Bernie_(LIONEL2341) facing doors at front of accessory.
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BFI66 ·
Good point,......but Lionels molded insert also narrows the original tube so it fits into the pump.....what I did simulates it.....nevertheless.....I will see if Lionel will send me out a new tube. -Pete
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Lionel2341 ·
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nmtrains ·
Ah Oh! Trouble at the fueling station! Tubing broke at the pump from the boom feed-(hazmat not to pleased,fuel on the ground). Called Megan@ Lionel,. still brokering a solution. Let you know if/when I hear.
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Adriatic ·
Hard plastic tubing? A barb fitting? Cracked soft tube? A photo? The cat is curious, I have to ask ..
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nmtrains ·
Got a RA # from Lionel shipped today (MEGAN's very pleasant to talk to)!
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nmtrains ·
Adriatic, soft tubing,not a barb fitting-never seen a connector as was presented,appears to be molded into pump housing! And sorry don't know the how-to for pics.
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Re: Lionel Smoke fluid Loader/Use

BFI66 ·
Addendum: Lionel contacted me today and offered me a replacement smoke fluid loading building. While this is a nice and much appreciated gesture, I rather have them just ship me a tube......guess they do not have this in their replacement parts bin. -Pete
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Ottawa Biker ·
Mi me finally worked when I accidentally pushed down on the piping coming out of the tank. It was just too high to pick up fluid Tom
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ironlake2 ·
I have 10 legacy steamers and none have come with a funnel. The mike reagon videos show a funnel is supposed to come with legacy engines but not for me and all my engines were new in the box.
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DaveSlie ·
A really quick iPhone video to demo for those who don't have one. I primed mine the way Ernie suggested and so far it works great. One question is how much fluid will the reservoir hold? I don't want to overfill. Still playing with location and height adjustments.
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BradFish1 ·
Mike Reagan told me it will hold 8 ounces.
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Ottawa Biker ·
Ernie, I received my smoke loader on Monday last week. I finally got a chance to add it to my railroad on Friday. The boom operates fine with my Cab 2 and my lcs app. I cannot get the pump to prime even after I discovered your post which suggested using the program switch I only let it run about thirty seconds. Don't know if that is enough or not. I put about 4 ounces of fluid in the tank. Also I noticed a three position switch on the top of the pump. Does its position matter? Thanks Tom
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cjack ·
How long does it take? What is that switch inside? Poor documentation...kind of a mystery product. Who wrote the manual?
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Ottawa Biker ·
The instructions also say you can secure the unit to the layout with the holes provided. Unless I am blind they are not there
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cjack ·
For the first time I decided to try the Smoke Fluid Loader out to see if it pumped fluid since your's obviously does not. I put 2 oz of fluid, a whole bottle of Lionel Premium Smoke Fluid in it and cannot get it to pump any out. I tried the streaming method with the Prog/Run switch in Prog and clearly hear the pump running fast, but nothing comes out. So then I put a piece of windshield washer hose on the output stem and sucked while running the pump and got a mouth full of Smoke Fluid. So I...
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Re: Lionel Smoke fluid Loader/Use

cjack ·
AH HA! I SEE WHAT IS WRONG! I sucked gently and brought some bubbles and fluid up the transparent hoses inside the little house. Then I ran the pump and the pump sucked the fluid and tiny bubbles back down. The hoses are clearly hooked up backwards or is that something with the inside switch?
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Re: Lionel Smoke fluid Loader/Use

cjack ·
IT'S THE INSIDE SWITCH which has to be switched AWAY from the OUTSIDE WALL so the pump will suck fluid out of the tank instead of running it back into the tank. I think the pump switch is switched toward the inside of the house for pumping fluid, in the middle position probably for off, and toward the outside wall for back pumping. Anyway it works now...after I rewrote the manual. BTW, the switch on mine came in the wrong position from new.
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Re: Lionel Smoke fluid Loader/Use

wiz ·
I just received mine yesterday... I took it downstairs this morning. I am having a problem getting the pump to move fluid...I didn't have a bunch of time before work.But I did try to get the pump into "drain mode" It ran for a second but will not run any longer in that configuration. It does burst still when in "run" mode. But still no fluid. I also took the liberty of using a straw and "gently" blowing into the reservoir and i have fluid at the end of the discharge nozzle so the pump is...
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Re: Lionel Smoke fluid Loader/Use

BradFish1 ·
Those of you that bought one did you get a small funnel with it? I did not but big Mike had one at York for filling the tank and he said it should be in the packaging.
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Adriatic ·
That, is a very neat piece Ernie
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Jim D ·
I still have the original one. It still works great. One suggestion is to put near the front of your layout so you can line up the engine and the spout. Have fun with it. Jim D.
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Re: Lionel Smoke fluid Loader/Use

Dave45681 ·
Well that will be handy information.... I hadn't actually powered mine up yet, but I will check for what you describe. Sorry to hear about the mouth full of smoke fluid - ick..... !!! Thanks for warning the rest of us! -Dave
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Lionel2341 ·
Surprised the switch is being shipped in the wrong position, it should be to the right with the front doors facing you. Switch positions are as follows, reverse-off-forward from left to right. I'm surprised this is not mentioned in the manual. Ernie
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cjack ·
Thanks, I like it, that's a better description of the switch than mine. I looked fairly carefully in the manual for the switch but it's not in there that I found. I penciled it in mine. I also labeled the switch in the unit. That would have been satisfory if not in the manual. I have found Lionel manuals to be somewhat lacking in technical details...kind of like "No user serviceable items inside". The switch is kind of inside. There are drawings of wires instead of schematics in many...
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Re: Northern IN Museum Model Trains

Drew Madere ·
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

DomMiele ·
Chuck, thanks for the info and the offer. I can't accept though because I already made a commitment to purchase parts from Jeff at ttender.com, and I don't want to be a bad customer and back out. It's okay though, the pieces are super cheap. Also, no brake cleaner! Okay, everything will just get a good wipe down. I realized also what is probably the source of my trouble. I don't have a variable output ac transformer, I had wired onto a cheap ho transformer's ac ports! They are pushing...
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

ADCX Rob ·
The 342 has a sweet spot for smooth operation - you won't need a ZW, but you may want a small transformer for accessory control - I use a 1033.
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

pennsyfan ·
Chuck, I understand your fix for getting the trolley over the gondola; however Dom noted that he also had a problem with the trolley not traveling back far enough for the pickup. We found that you can apply firm but gentle pressure on the vertical shaft assembly so as to shift it towards the gantry. This provides extra travel in both directions. When the travel is adjusted sufficiently the house and roof can be secured in the new position. Dom, Some smoothness can be attained by cleaning the...
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

DomMiele ·
Bob, by vertical shaft I assume you mean the piece that extends up through the roof?
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

DomMiele ·
Rob, I may not "need" a ZW, but its such a shame to leave it collecting dust in a closet.... Stealing, I mean RESCUING it is the right thing to do. This just gives me an excuse!
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

pennsyfan ·
Some Originally Posted by DomMiele: Bob, by vertical shaft I assume you mean the piece that extends up through the roof? Correct Dom, the book calls it the pivot stud. With the house removed use just some even pressure towards the bar. You can do it while it's operating and see the difference. Something that I forgot was the position of the car along the track. The difference of 1/4" is a big deal. The pipe has to hit the high point of the ramp.
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

ADCX Rob ·
Also, don't oil anything on the 342. Pivots and axles, use dry graphite very sparingly.
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

DomMiele ·
Chuck, i'll give those tips a try. Quick question on the type of string to use for replacement, the manual refers to it as 12lb test braided de-waxed nylon spinning line, what is that?? I assume it's some sort of fishing line, any suggestions on what to use? Also, I wonder if I should switch out the spring. Rob, i'm going to have to get some brake cleaner and degrease the whole thing!
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

Chuck Sartor ·
It is just white unwaxed cord. If you need some and a new spring, let me know and email me you mailing address and I'll mail out to you. Chuck
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

BLT ·
" i'm going to have to get some brake cleaner and degrease the whole thing!" Brake cleaner will melt plastic and might take off the paint.
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Re: Postwar #342 Culvert Loader, NEED HELP FIXING!!

Chuck Sartor ·
Some thoughts. As far as the mechanism slowing down and stopping is replace the drive line cord. I have found after after years of use the cord/string becomes too 'smooth' to get a good grip on the pulley. Replacing it will solve that problem. Also bend a piece of sandpaper in half and sand the groove the string rides in the drive pulley. This will give some bite in the nylon plastic. As far as the grappler not moving far enough to drop the culvert squarely in the car, remove the single...
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Re: Ertl 15633 John Deere 824J 1:50 scale diecast wheel loader model

pro hobby ·
Here is the John Deere J series loaders document. See the attachment.
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Lionel Smoke fluid Loader/Use

Lionel2341 ·
Hi Guys, As the original designer of the Smoke Loader I would be interested in how your using it. Hint: best way to get the loader up and running the first time. Program the unit, then put Run/Program switch in program mode hold down the brake key to prime the pump, this will get you up and running fast. don't forget to put something under the spout as it will stream fluid. It's always best to start this way for a given Train running session. Ernie
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Lionel Coal

Dan Padova ·
I have several operating accessories that use coal. 97 Coal Elevator, 397 Coal Loader, 497 Coal Loader, 456 Coal ramp and an MTH American Flyer reproduction Coal Crane/Loader. It's been such a long time since my last operating layout that I forget which type of coal to use that will work in these accessories. There are several items on Evilbay such as Scenic Reality-Products For Scenic Success scale coal #2040 egg coal along with "vintage" bags of Lionel coal. Would anyone have thoughts on...
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Northern IN Museum Model Trains

Dciguy08 ·
A northern Indiana museum (Plymouth, IN) features an interactive 3-rail, O-Gauge, 40-ft. operating model train layout with all the buttons and whistles!  Trains are "kid-oriented" and interactive.  Worth visiting on your way to a train...
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Norscot 55027 CAT 980G Heavy Duty Loader in 1:50 Scale

pro hobby ·
Norscot 55027 CAT 980G Heavy Duty Loader in 1:50 Scale This Caterpillar 980G loader is a heavy duty wheel loader used on excavation projects. This model is made by Norscot Group Inc., Mequon, Wisconsin (Made in China). It is a highly detailed diecast metal model that is accurately scaled to 1:50 proportions. Models such as this one could be used with an O scale model railroad construction site or excavation site. Norscot Copyright 1999
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
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