Yep, the fellas on this forum helped me repair a Vision Line Big Boy (I destroyed the smoke units by either over filling or under filling them - there is much info on the forum for the right way to fill them).
If you think that is fun, Now you need a vision line Big Boy! Use a temporary 072 fastrack on floor if your layout is too small... I cant help with that pricepoint difference though! I love hearing you are having fun with that H10. i almost got one because i wanted something with the ringing bell feature. But had to wait with just too many diesels i ordered are arriving soon.
the new catalog will be out January 20 2020 the big catalog is all ways put out at the end of January i know whats in it all ready but do to Lionel policy i cant say whats in it tell the 20 beaus i am a dealer for Lionel so i cant tell you whats in it sorry but ill put a hint in you will like the vision line in this one i think .
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 bought my Vision Line NS Genset for $500 used, so getting $600 net for that one is probably a stretch. That's not to say you won't get it, but my opinion is that you probably would be really lucky to get that.
My Vision Line Niagara has been fine but two club members had to send theirs back ti Lionel for repair. One engine just died and the other had smoke unit issues. My CC Niagara has been upgraded and detailed and runs great. Its become my favorite. Pete
IMHO, putting tape on the outside of a postwar box pretty much reduces the value to zero. Then again, I don't think a tattered box has much value anyway, unless it is a very rare one, with contents. Many 1960's pieces were normally sold in sets where the pieces did not have individual boxes. Sometimes boxed examples of those pieces will bring a significant premium. But I am not taking big bucks in any case.
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.
The same issue exists on my 1055 which has dual powered axles, no magne-traction and no traction tire, grooved wheels! Honestly, what were they thinking on these two engines? Had to be cost cutting!!!!! The 1055 was sold in rock bottom priced sets that weren't even cataloged. There are several other low end ALCO's that followed, also in low end sets. I guess they were the "scouts" of the diesel line. Better quality ALCO's were generally in the catalogs.
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 ...
The reason I am very interested in improving my 1055 is that it has the tightest drive train I have ever seen on a Lionel diesel - Almost NO slop in the gears or the bearings. I intend to keep it that way, plus add some traction to it for a great little puller/pusher. OK, quiz time - what's the difference between these wheels? The two on the right are traction tire wheels, courtesy of two very generous lads on this forum - thank you again!! The one on the left is a plain wheel, straight out...
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...
This is such an obvious Vision Line candidate that you wonder why it hasn’t been done already. Tooling issue maybe but I would also settle for a plastic shell if the operating features were there. Lionel, are you listening? I have asked you before . . .
Mine has been with Lionel for warranty repairs since it first arrived. I was having pantograph issues and it was running rough. It really has been a disappointment so far. I've owned other vision line engines in the past and had always been happy with them. Hopefully whatever is next for the vision line works out better than the GG1's.
do these new vision line box cars have same circuit board like the first vision line tankers they released ? reason I ask in the manual for my tanker cars it says the circuit board must be seated correctly or you will either get no sound or intermittent sound. thought maybe a thing you can check if applicable. please post what the issue was, thanks
I called Lionel in early January to send my out of warranty Vision Line in for repairs. I was told that due to a back log of "warranty repairs" that they wouldn't be able to fix my engine and not to send it in. They said try back in a month. I called today and was told "no go" again and to try calling back in March. For those of you that have gone through this repair process before, is this the norm or am I just catching Lionel at a bad time? I'm anxious to get one of my favorite engines...
Hey John you got it for a good price but that's where the fun ended ! It might be the most difficult engine I have worked on (I changed the housing that holds all the wheels )though the Santa Fe 2-10-10-2 second steam chest might be the worst ever.
I need for some help. Since I received my Vision line Reefer the sound has worked sporadically. As you can see from the video I just received the car back from Lionel to fix this issue and I'm still having the same problem. After the video I powered down the track and grabbed some dinner. After dinner I powered the track back up and the reefer was working perfectly. This morning I tried it again and the sound was not working. What should I do? This is very frustrating. I've...
Yes, Ryan said on Wednesday at the Toy Train Museum that it would be January 20th, 2020. He said that to celebrate 120 years there is going to be a lot of stuff coming. He said, "A lot of projects, some new Vision Line products will be coming, etc., etc." Now what that exactly means I would imagine that there will be a Vision Line engine in the next catalog, what exactly it is will be a mystery. We had some speculation(a few of us the other night and tonight) but of course this is stuff that...
Sorry to hear the troubles you are having. I have a JLC version where the motor failed on the front pantograph out of warranty. I haven't gotten around to fixing yet. A beautiful model, but the pantographs seem to be the weakness on both the JLC and the Vision Line versions.
Mike, I was referring to the Lionel 50th Anniversary set with all 6 cars. Has Lionel introduced any new 15 or 18 inch Madison cars to go with their Vision Line 700e 5344 engine? I would love to buy that engine some time in the near future.
All, My hunt for a empire builder set has not been successful. Therefore, I am wondering if someone would be willing to part with a Lionel Vision Line CC2s steam locomotive. I am willing to pay $1000 max. Please email me at the email in my profile with condition and price. Thank you, Jstanton.
Yes, over $900 for a Union Pacific Genset. The Kansas City Genset is not a highly desirable Locomotive, if you get $500 for your KC Genset you would be doing good. Try listing it on Ebay for $700 or best offer, you will get more sets of eye balls there. Just remember your item is used..!!!
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