Hi Gang, I have a Lionel Jersey Central 611 switcher. It will not go theu a ladder track because of power rollers are on one truck. Its there any way to help this engine out. I have had this since childhood. Runs great on track with no switch. Thanks for reading
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How did I miss that? I know I have been over that thread and searched part numbers..... Oh well. I sent them and email at 9:04. If I hear back from then, great. If not..... well... someone is bound to have one one day. Edit: Heard back. PS1 J was sold already. Still searching then.
Very nice video, Adam! I'm with you on having the 611 pull a coal train occasionally. The large mirror makes a nice effect. I didn't realize it was there at first, and it looked like steam was coming out of the far side of the 611. Then I realized it was a mirror image. Thanks!
Hi Adam / I try to watch all your YT Videos and this one is well done, just like all of them. Steam power is one of my favorite topics. The 611 is a fine example of steam power and MTH did an excellent job with this loco. Looks and sounds great on your layout. In a first class train room.
Great video as always, Adam.......I have the 607 set and love it! BTW, I only realized that the J was a passenger engine about 10 years ago. Before that, I was biased by row Lionel catalogs of 57-59....it was a freight engine! Thanks again, Adam. Peter
Thanks for all the comments now on to answering questions! 1. This is the Premier Line model of 611 which was in MTH 2015 Volumes 1 and 2. 2. People don't always notice the mirror at first but when they do they are amazed! 3. I agree OGR needs to make some new layout videos featuring GoPro rides! If you need any help with that project OGR I think you know where to find me. I do have a degree in video production after all! I'll be producing one more video this week featuring my MTH Premier...
It's been my experience with engines left of a shelf over time ,the center rail roller pins get oxidized and have a hard time picking up power. Give then a spin and a shot of WD-40 and see if anything happens.
If you're running dcs. the4 engine should stay dark and silent until it's been addressed by the remote after being added to the remote. No dcs... the engine should immediately fire up with sound and lights.
Do you hear the faint relay "click" from the tender when you initially apply track power? Need to confirm track voltage is getting to the engine electronics. Was the battery the 9V or dual-AA type? See this similar thread: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/mth-20-3039-1
Stirling, Thanks for posting your video. Especially in HD! We were on the train that day and appreciate seeing the train from the other side of the window. It was fantastic to ride behind and see the 611 pulling our train. Great to see the awesome J restored and operating again.
TAKI53: Chuck Sartor has already answered you and can certainly fix this engine for you. FWIW: Yes, this engine had a rudimentary "sound system" Fundimensions sold as "The Mighty Sound of Steam". Most of us likely call it the "Mighty Sound of Static". This engine will indeed run without the tender. The wires you see between the engine and tender are for the SOS board. Your loss of smoke coming from one smoke chest cylinder is likely due to a piece of tubing coming loose from the smoke...
Here's a nice picture that answers your question... hatches forward. Placing the hatches back-to-back likely makes filling easier. BUT, there's no hard and fast rule. There are also pictures of the 1218 on the web with the hatches to the rear.
Yes the auxiliary tender. The main tender has a tether stuffed inside which can be pulled out once you take off the shell. the tether controls the coupler and lights on the auxiliary tender. I'm at work, but you can pull the manual for the auxiliary tender from mth to see 20-3619. Not sure if the older ones have this. this is current release. If this is of interest can take a picture tonight.
My aux tender is 20-3126 which has an electro coupler on the hatch end. There is a wiring harness with a switch along with wire nuts and ty wrap in the box and instructions. I read the directions quickly and seems you are cutting the regular tender coupler and light and extending them to the aux tender. Only problem I see was that the aux is now permanently tethered to the regular tender which could be a problem in derailment tugging on wires. Plug instructions are talking about...
Were the tenders directly connected in such a way that the locomotive would draw water from both tenders at once (kind of like having a single tender twice as big as normal), or did there have be a manual switch-over to the auxiliary tender supply once the main tender was nearly emptied?
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