Finished reading the Classic Trains magazine detailing all the Lionel dealer demonstration layouts. I know that OGR published an article where Jim B. built one using fast track as close replacement for Super O. Granted these layouts were not complex, and designed to run trains in circles and animate alot of accessories for show to draw people into the store. As aside, growing up in Pittsburgh in early '50s, my Christmas high was going to Horne's, Kaufman's, Gimbel's, and...
What happened to the original one? I have re-used turbine insulation plates that were cracked or broken in half. I have found that if you are able to put them in place and reattach the collector assembly, they will stay in place. They also work fine with little chips here and there, as long as the chips are not too serious.
How bad is the original that you need to replace it? The only supplier that showed the 671-186X was Dew Associates, and sadly it is "OUT OF STOCK". All the other suppliers I have bookmarked, only list the 1947 style in stock. There is an alternative, if the original isn't badly damaged. You can try to use Card Stock, like poster board, and make one, by tracing the outline of the original. Then use an Xacto knife to cut the slits, and use small drill bit to make the screw holes. I have done...
Here we have a really nice Lionel Santa Fe set with matching Aluminum cars the engines were a run for the Spirit OF America rebate in effort in joining "Lionel in Supporting America" the item number for the engines is 6-14536 they have all the goodies American Flags and all they are close to mint condition the only thing is I can find 2 of the silver smoke stacks if I find I will include them other wise they run fine and all functions works as they should next we have a set of Aluminum cars...
I have two of these that were dropped at some point. The plastic is broken out where the nuts that hold them together were. I can redo the area, but I need to replace the "nut and bolt". Any sources for really small hardware out there?
last year my friend John Mallard sold me a very nice looking Rock Island Line General I took it to the Hornby O Gauge club along with the only 3 coaches I have at present it was pride of place at Christmas gone in front of the TV with our little N gauge set running in front of it I thought you might like to see it ( sorry for the N gauge ) I hope they work https://www.youtube.com/watch?...CCuVMjAEHnus964X71gW ...
Thank you all for responding. It turns out I am looking for a #671-186x collector insulation board and it only fits a 1946 Lionel 2020 and 671 engines. The slot for the collector terminal is on one side at the edge on this part, not centered as on the 671-186 that is for the 1947 and newer engine. Send me a message if any body has one for sale. Dave W.
Here is a really nice ABA set in the darker blue B&O livery. Powered A, dummy B and dummy A. TMCC with odessey. This set runs incredibly smooth as a train (consist) Crawls at slow speed. It does not have all of the speed steps that legacy has but runs as smooth. 6-14566 powered A, 14567, non powered A, and 14558 non powered B, set box is 14565, all boxes are included and in great shape. I bought this set new and my home is smoke free. I never used the smoke. I like the horn on this one.
Lionel no longer services this product. I have two sets and after taking them both back out of the box today, I cannot get either of them to run. Can anyone direct me to someone who can take on a repair of this sort? Thanks, Jerry T
You'll get help, but more than likely its "do it yourself" help. A track powered unit would be somewhat different., but most of the cheaper ones aren't worth the cost of a repair shop, (sentimental attachment aside). Lionel had a part in producing some cheap ones, and really good ones both. #1 Does that run on batteries or powered track? That is question #1 for sure.(no link, unfamiliar loco, & can't really tell) Q.#2- Is this O gauge? Normally G belongs in the HO,N,G,Z section for best...
If it is the set pictured, it is G gauge with a IR remote, constant voltage to the track. The electronics fail and are not repairable. I have converted some of these trains to run with a conventional DC HO transformer, but the IR remote can not be used nor will it have any sounds. Any local service station should be to do this conversion if you want to save it.
I recently purchased a used Lionel 0-6-0 Dockside loco 6-28624 which has a problem with the directional lighting. When in forward mode, the rear light is active and when in reverse mode the forward light is active. Has anyone experienced this issue and are there suggestions as to a simple fix? Thanks.
I suspect someone rolled the lamp wires on the lighting board. Here is the link to the LL website showing the board (#6 on the photo) https://www.lionelsupport.com/...d4-b233-766e50ad2664 Getting into the docksider can be interesting...take a few photos with your phone as you pull parts off, so you will know how they all go back together. It's not as bad as the old K-line 0-4-0 Porter for repairs , but can still be a handful.
hi friends !I just finished the restoration of an operating water tower,the original version, so now that the mechanic and electrical work was done I replaced the old hoses with new surgical rubber ones and after that I filled the tank with 50% water 50% white vinegar and let it sit for two days and flushed a lot of rust and dirty water.I repeated this twice until no rust came out.here comes the best part,after making sure no rust was left I refilled the tank with GLYCOL ANTIFREEZE from pep...
I had purchased two of the first series of this locomotive (Reading) back in late 2003 or early 2004. They cost $90.00 each. It is actually a saddle tank locomotive with it's water tank wrapped around it's boiler. This little engine is very amazing as one can pull around 20 freight cars. Earlier this year one of them started to run slower and slower until it would only run in reverse. Then smoke started to come out from inside the boiler. I disassembled the locomotive and found that the...
I'm looking for the following Lionel and K-Line cars ... Thanks for the help! Lionel 6-27432 UP hopper 6-17580 UP flat car 6-17931 UP tank car 6-27206 UP boxcar 6-19595 SF reefer 6-19367 SF hopper 6-27267 SP/UP heritage boxcar K-Line K672404 ore car (or any UP yellow full scale ore car)
I don't know the number of the correct ones but Lionel assembled the motors with the wrong bushings. An easy fix on this chassis. Once replaced the engine runs good. It was only made for 3 years and was a new casting.
Hello Howie the lionel 18001 Rock Island 4-8-4 "Northern" came with brass gear but the boiler casting is rough. I had one of those back in 1987. It is a poor runner if you are aware of that but can be repaired. It has the same chassis as a old 736. I am not sure of the 18009 Mohawk as I never taken one apart. Tiffany
I have a 6-18001 RI , I am hoping to purchase a Lionel 6-18009 on eBay. I have heard both of these locos have Nylon/Plastic gears. Where should I go to find brass/metal replacement gears? Any help would be greatly appreciated.Yours in railroading. Howie
Jim is correct, I had one of these, replaced the bushings and put spacer washers between the driven gear so that it stayed properly located. I wasn't super happy with the performance of it, but I was able to improve it enough to make the customer happy. Not one of my fun repairs, but I made it work.
Send an email to Lionel - they just created new brass gears or look at the Niagara thread I started last December. Lots of answers on where to get gears - try Gunrunner John - he's very knowledgeable on them. UPDATE 5/25/16 WITH VIDEO !!!!!!!!!!! Niagara gears and drive shaft
I'm pretty sure this is one of the many Mel Price repaints. When the Lionel 17900 Santa Fe and the 17901 Chevron unibody tank cars were issued, Mel had some of them repainted into other paint schemes. This is likely one of them. Stu
Stu i think you are correct , the box it came in was a chevron tank car 6-17901, the paint job looks factory done , i got it for 23.00 bucks , i bought it to go with the meta box car of the same color, came on it by chance . thanks for the info techman
A friend of mine received a starter set from Lionel, bought at Menards. It is a PRR 0-8-0 steam engine with a few PRR cars, fast track and a mini transformer. He brought the engine over for me to see, but we could not get the engine to smoke! I did check the switch underneath the engine and it was "on". Is there anything else we should look for, or is it time to return the set, or send the engine in for repairs? Thank you. Jeff
If you have an Ohm meter, and know how to use it, you could open the engine up and place the meter across the smoke element. It should read about 18 ohms if it is good..If I recall correctly. You could also look to make sure the plug for the smoke is fully seated in the board, and that no wires are broken. On the smoke one wire, probably red, will run from the plug to the smoke unit. the other, probably blue will run from the plug to the smoke switch, then from the switch to the smoke unit.
Also, once the smoke feature is activated, it may take up to 2 minutes to get the smoke running. My first engine wouldn't smoke when I turned the smoke on. After a few days, I left the smoke on by accident and went to make a sandwich. When I came back, it was smoking! I guess it takes a couple of minutes to warm up the heating element.
Blow on it? I thought that was for Nintendo game cartridges? Lol Backing off on fluid a bit might help too. Total saturation can cool an element quite a bit. If its a cooler element to start with, that means a longer warm up or even failure to smoke for a few days. I have three steamers that require either a fluid with a fast evaporation rate, or careful top offs to perform.
One other thing, I'm going to assume this is a LionChief set, as that is all I've seen in Menards. If so, are you testing with the engine moving on the track? LionChief engines automatically turn off the smoke unit when the engine is not moving. JGL
Thanks for the insights. Actually my friend that has this set, decided to open up the engine. He found out that it appeared to be opened up before (?), but regardless he found that the plunger was stuck, and took care of that sticky problem, and the engine is now smoking great! He was very happy!
Most usually the price on a train item is significantly higher if it includes a nice crisp box; meaning all the flaps intact without tears, no penicil-crayon-ink markings, sales stickers, adhesive residue and no creases, holes, tears in the cardboard. Many accessories, engines and some odd shaped cars had cardboard inserts inside the box. Those have value as well. Nearly all pricing is based on rarity, condition, and demand.
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