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...
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
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.
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'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 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
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
Several years ago I took my old trains out of the attic to create a lay out of approximately 12 foot by 9 foot. A lot of the stuff is quite old (going back 50 or more years) and were still in their original Lionel boxes. My understanding is that the value of some of these older items are enhanced if they come in their original box but many of these old boxes are falling apart. I can use scotch tape for box repairs but is there something better? John F
Hi, I would like to replace the 6 grain of wheat lamps in my Lionel SD-70 # 6-28227 for LEDs (the pair of lamps for the CAB, NUMBER BOARD and DITCH LIGHTS). I made a working LED circuit which run from 0-18V AC but before clipping any wire in the loco I would like to know exactly how the lamps are driven in these SD-70 model. I assume they are all powered by the track voltage wich is max 18V AC ? I would also like to know if they operate the same in conventional and TMCC mode. Thanks
I'm beginning to think the Lionel 2024 is a "lost" engine - I can't find any parts info anywhere, including Olsen's, Train Tender, and a couple of other places. Does anyone have an exploded view plus parts list?
So recently my father and I purchased a few engines from a lady who's husband died. We bought a Lionel 1656 in about C-7 condition and a locomotive marked as Lionel 656. The 656 is an 0-6-0 switcher locomotive that has an almost identical shell to the 1656. The only shell difference is a fixed bell verses a swinging bell and a screw right behind the bell. Our assumption at the moment is that somebody modified a 1656 to have an 0-6-0 configuration with something like a 2018, 2016, or a 2026...
I ordered this from Trainz (bad idea) under the pretenses of it being a Williams part but I did not look at it closely enough to notice it had ladders on it so I assume it is actually for a Lionel. No brand printed on it but I think Lionel was one of the few to slap ladders on the frame. Anyway, since it does not work for my Williams PA-1 I have no need for it. Looking to get $30 plus shipping. It's in great shape and to scale.
I love Lionel rolling stock....not so much their passenger cars or any other illuminated car.....the wires always seem to break...illuminated no more. darn shame too....100 + years and still can’t get it right
I was having trouble with my Sd 80 mac making a grinding noise from the front truck.Found the front motor was grinding on the gears.Pulled the shell off and found a loose motor.I can see the motor screws are loose.My question would be how to achieve access to the screw heads.Any help would be appreciated Thanks.
Recently acquired this at a local Greenberg show, and cannot find any information online or in books on what it was for. It is constructed of a heavy cardboard material and measures 28 1/2 inches both ways with both halves put together. Thanks for any help.
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...
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 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 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.
Although I avoid spitting on my trains, ( they haven’t done anything to deserve that yet) I seriously doubt you hurt anything, it may just take an extra moment or two for you to see smoke again. .....I call fair ball, play on.........Pat
Spitting in the stack will void the warranty. Lionel recommends ONLY Lionel Premium smoke fluid it its locomotives. On top of that, the tiny vaporized drops of spit that appear as smoke may irritate your lungs.
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