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Re: Looking for specialized accessories

Joe Hohmann ·
New Ray makes neat sets of Amish figures, etc. but they are 3" tall (2x too large). Preiser makes "O" farm figures that are "close", but their Amish figures are "HO" size.
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Re: Looking for specialized accessories

PC9850 ·
A figure that came in a pack of station people I got a while back has been described as an "Amish Carpenter". I used him in this shot of a custom locomotive that reenacts an actual shot with my grandfather in the same posture.
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Re: Looking for specialized accessories

BK ·
I have an Amish wagon. Contact me by email. Bob
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Accessory Dimensions

Dan Padova ·
Many years ago I measured and recorded the dimensions of most of Lionel's operating accessories. However, the list is not a complete list of every accessory made by Lionel, American Flyer or MTH. Is there a database somewhere with the dimensions of these products ?
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where to put a bascule bridge

Garrett76 ·
where is the bascule bridge on your layout? on a mainline? is there a way to detour around should the unit fail to operate? any related scenery elements (tugboat, harbor, etc)? thanks!
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

New Haven Joe ·
Hi, Southern CA is a big place. You didn't say where in SOCAl. The best club that I know is the San Diego 3-rail club in Balboa Park. I have forgotten their name. There is also a club in San Pedro. Someone on the forum can give you more information. Joe
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Timmy ·
I am up in Burbank, but willing to drive as far as OC or Pasadena. The San Pedro layout is awesome, I have visited it. But.. it's High Rail, they do not have any operating accesories. So while I love what they have done, it's not what I am looking for.
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

New Haven Joe ·
Hi Timmy, The San Diego 3-Railers is also hi-rail. It does have operating accessories that can be run by people pushing a button located on the side of the layout. It is well worth a visit to San Diego. Here is the website: http://www.sd3r.org/ I live in the SF Bay Area and I don't know of any layouts in your area that have accessories. I think your best bet to find a club or a private layout in your area would be to contact someone in your local TCA group. Perhaps the staff at The Train...
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Timmy ·
I asked the Train Shack and they recommended the San Pedro guys. I will definitely check out the San Diego layout when I am down that way for SDCC. Anything worth seeing up in SF? I will be up that way in 2 weeks.
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Captaincog ·
I would suggest coming by the TTOS Southern Pacific Division. Here is the website link: http://ttos-sp.com/ The dates and times are there along with we will be there this coming Sunday 3/25/2012 setting up the All Aboard Fastrackers modules. Several of us run Legacy and lots of accessories on this and other layouts. Check us out and come on by! Yes, a shameless plug but I live farther away and I do run a small layout that is toy train style with Legacy and operating accessories and this...
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

TMack ·
Hi Timmy, I am out in Simi Valley, not too far from you. I was in Pasadena today but did not have time to visit the Whistle Stop, Train Shack or Roundhouse on the way home. I think O gauge is pretty scarce except for what is created in our homes. Clubs here are hard, I think cause the time commitment. Work and family and then throw in year round sports for the kids and I don't have much time left except late at night. -Ted
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

bigdodgetrain ·
we have people from all over the county that belong to our club. come on down on a tuesday (not the first tuesday of the month) and I will let you have a behind the scenes tour. just mention my handle.
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

karvelis ·
i'm bringing this topic back to life, i live in Big Bear Lake (lucky me, we have that manhunt going on for that cop killer 1 mile from the house), and i was wondering are there any O gauge clubs in redlands or reiverside calif>?
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

Former Member ·
Not in the I.E. anywhere. Our closest options are San Diego or San Pedro....I know, that's not close, because I'm in Moreno Valley and that's our only choices. That's why my dad and I are bulding a 26x17 layout at his house. Though it's not club size, it's very local
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Re: California Lionel Club Layouts?

karvelis ·
Originally Posted by Laidoffsick: Not in the I.E. anywhere. Our closest options are San Diego or San Pedro....I know, that's not close, because I'm in Moreno Valley and that's our only choices. That's why my dad and I are bulding a 26x17 layout at his house. Though it's not club size, it's very local your not far from me! im in big bear like i mentioned, i did find this on orange county (way closer than those two) http://ttos-sp.com/
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MTH DCS AIU Problem

C&O Jay ·
I am in the process of programming the DCS control system for a large layout that I am building. The control system includes 4 TIU's and 5 AIU's. Three AIU's are assigned to TIU 2 and two AIU's are assigned to TIU 4. I am using many of the accessory relays to control 12VDC relays that control track power to sidings, yard tracks, turntable and engine storage tracks. The problem that I am having is that accessory relays 1-6 on each of the AIU's are only turning on to a momentary closure when...
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Dirt Cheap Trains & Accessories

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Do you have limited funds for your model railroading acquisitions? Are you a scrounger who goes to train shows, often most interested in what is under the tables that most would regard as junk? If you are, or have been, like that, then you have something in common with me. Don't get me wrong. I would love to be able to afford the most expensive model railroad equipment that money can buy. I believe it's a wonderful thing to have the good fortune to be able to do that. However, if you cannot...
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Layout wiring question

hearncl ·
I am constructing a Lionel command/control layout with the following features: *Lionel FasTrack track and command/control switches *Three separate track blocks *Track powered by a two 180-watt PowerHouses connected to a 360-watt PowerMaster *A ZW transformer to provide auxilliary power for accessories *Several accessories connected to SC-2 or ASC controllers for on-off control *TMCC "Com" and "Dat" signals (for 2 accessories and the ASC controller) provided by a Lionel SER2 Module Initially,...
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Legacy and accessories

DavidR ·
If I'm reading the forum posts correctly, the track voltage with Legacy controller (18VAC) is too high for Lionel accessories (12-14VAC). Does this mean that accessories must be wired to a separate power supply and supply buss? If so, is there a recommended power supply? I had heard the suggestion that a CW40 would work, but it doesn't seem (to me) to have enough power. I'm just helping my grandson get started in O-scale, and don't want to have electrical problems. Thanks for your help.
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Operating Lionel Command Control Accessory with MTH DCS

TLWhiteJr ·
My Layout is operated by MTH DCS but I have a Lionel TMCC Powermaster installed so I can also operate Lionel Engines using DCS. I recently added a Lionel Command Control Sawmill (6-82023) however to operate it with the Powermaster installed requires assigning an address number and using the CAB to start and stop it (Aux1+9 and Aux1+8). I can disconnect power from the Powermaster and operate the sawmill as an accessory on the DCS remote as it will respond without an address number but I then...
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MTH 30-9167 Bikini Car Wash Lights but no action

Mike Summerville ·
Hi All, Anyone work on one of these before? The accessory is getting power (lights come on) but at some point in the past the car got stuck or the power was turned off as the car was exiting the wash. As I understand it, when it gets power now the car should automatically move to the start position....it does not move nor do I hear any real attempt to make it move other than a slight "click". There must be close to 50 small screws in the bottom of this thing so before I start pulling them...
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Re: Fastrack question

ADCX Rob ·
Welcome to LionChief!(& LionChief +)
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Re: Fastrack question

Pine Creek Railroad ·
DP, If the wireless accessory is attached directly to the FasTrack it needs Track power to operate, the same way your FTCC wireless Switches need track power to operate via remote control from your TMCC Cab1 or Legacy Cab2. PCRR/Dave
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Re: Fastrack question

Dan Padova ·
I'm not versed on the Legacy or TMCC systems. On strictly conventional layouts, wiring an accessory to track power not only drains power from the train, but causes you to have the loco in neutral when operating that accessory. So most, if not all operators choose to run the accessories from either fixed voltage posts or in the case of transformers like the ZW, use one of the throttles that isn't powering a track. So how does the fastback accessory take-off work ?
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Re: Fastrack question

Moonman ·
The 6-81313 does use track power. LionChief is constant voltage AC or DC and draw little power (2A). The new accessories require low amperage also. The 6-81314 provides a separate power option with a switch and port to connect a LionChief Power Pack. The plug and play accessories can be wired and activated the way that you are used to doing it.
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Re: Fastrack question

Dan Padova ·
Thanks Carl.
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Re: Fastrack question

breezinup ·
I don't have, or at present plan to have, any of the new P&P accessories, so I haven't been following the operational aspects of these items. I have plenty of the older versions for now. However, I know that different accessories often operate best at different voltages, so for best operation it is preferable for each accessory to have its own variable power supply. I have about five old small starter-set transformers, and a ZW, all of which can be used to power individual accessories at...
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Re: Fastrack question

Johnsgg1 ·
<<<I'm curious to know how these various new P&P accessories are controlled to achieve their optimum individual power levels. >>> The new accessories, mostly, have small DC can motors and circuit boards. I've found they operate the same way at 12 or any voltage up to maximum. Once they get operating voltage, increasing the voltage has no effect on the accessory. Fine tuning not required.
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Re: Fastrack question

Matt Kirsch ·
Yes, they don't build 'em like they used to and in this case that's a good thing. Those accessories that require tweaking voltages for proper operation were crude designs using crude manufacturing techniques and crude materials. Modern accessories require no such "tuning" or the pile of transformers and rats' nest of wire that comes with it. You'd think everyone would agree that it's a "good" thing. Apparently it's okay for a train accessory to be broken out of the box? What happened to, "I...
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Re: Fastrack question

Texas Pete ·
LOL! Pete
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Re: Fastrack question

Dan Padova ·
I agree. The older accessories do require differing voltages depending on the accessory. The newer ones with can motors are an improvement however, as Matt has pointed out. That said, having had a layout full of post war operating accessories at one time, it took me quite some time, usually weeks, to fine tune the voltage and accessory so that anyone visiting my layout could operate it.
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Re: SC-1 DC

JohnGaltLine ·
The short answer here is No. The SC-1 uses a part called a Triac to control the flow of electricity. Triac's are perfect for AC power, but almost useless for DC because they can not be turned off if current is flowing through them. With AC power the current reverses polarity 60 times a second (in the US, anyway), thus the Triac has a chance to be turned off 60 times a second. If you had SC-1's laying around you could use one to trigger an AC coil relay, and then use the relay to switch your...
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Re: Need help with identifing

Mike welkie ·
They all look like Marx. Anybody correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks; Mike
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Re: Need help with identifing

Waynestrains ·
Thanks Mike really appreciate the help guess I will just sell them . Not that into Marx
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Re: Lionel super O track attaching accessories

Vinny26 ·
I also have Super o track. Some of the accessories you list can run on separate power. Others like the log loader need the special operating track rails. These are available on eBay. The ones that use an insulated track can also operate with a super o insulated track with the same hookup. It really isn't to difficult to set them up.
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Re: Lionel super O track attaching accessories

john in western pa ·
I don't completely understand what you are asking, but I'll give it a shot as a Super O user when it was "new" 1958/59 (and so was I). The #145 used either a #145C controller, a sort of switch which went under the track ties; or an insulated outer rail which acted as a switch via the train cars trucks. There are special SO insulated outer rail sections (No.48 tracks). Look for straights with no metal jumpers on the underside between outer rails on straight sections. They are what I am...
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Re: Lionel super O track attaching accessories

John23 ·
Re the Bascule bridge, there are adapter pin sets for O gauge/Super O track that would allow you to use it. There were also special half track sections made that you could attach special lock ons to, such as for the crossing signal or the one for the barrel car. You can find these on ebay, or check out the Super O Yahoo group. The moderator there is Mike Spanier, who also deals in SO and can find you anything - including the remote control blades. Re the 2065, it should work okay. Engines...
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Re: Lionel super O track attaching accessories

WftTrains ·
First, welcome to the Forum. I have Super O Track, too, as well as Gargraves. While this is an excellent Forum covering all aspects of O Gauge Railroading, as already mentioned there is a Yahoo Group dedicated to Super O track. Here is a link: Click here: Lionel "Super O" Trackage - Yahoo Groups Over the many years that Group has existed, members have posted questions and other members have posted answers regarding how to install and wire accessories such as those you mentioned. I and other...
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Re: Lionel super O track attaching accessories

John23 ·
The adapter pin set is #022-500 (this will allow you to connect a bascule bridge to Super O), and the accessory adapter track section is #38. Both are available from Mike Spanier, and can be found on ebay sometimes as well.
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Re: k Line Milk Car not operating - Help!

Penn-Pacific ·
I don't have this operating car, but I've read about it. Its supposed to be able to work with an operating track and/ or a remote control. Do you have the K-line remote for it?
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Re: k Line Milk Car not operating - Help!

brwebster ·
I believe conventional operation requires the correct positioning of the dip switches underneath the car. I could, if needed, try finding the instructions...my example is packed away somewhere. Bruce
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Re: k Line Milk Car not operating - Help!

Craignor ·
My K-Line Operating Boxcar didn't work on my MTH Realtrax operating track. I bought the K-Line remote on Ebay, and it works great, anywhere on the layout. Caution: Buy the K-Line remote. Do not buy the Williams remote, they look exactly the same, but Williams uses a different radio frequency and will not operate your K-Line Operating car. I was so tickled with the Operating Box Car and remote, that I watched Ebay and eventually bought the K-Line Operating Coal Dump car, Operating Log Dump...
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Re: k Line Milk Car not operating - Help!

Penn-Pacific ·
Originally Posted by Craignor: My K-Line Operating Boxcar didn't work on my MTH Realtrax operating track. I bought the K-Line remote on Ebay, and it works great, anywhere on the layout. Caution: Buy the K-Line remote. Do not buy the Williams remote, they look exactly the same, but Williams uses a different radio frequency and will not operate your K-Line Operating car. Wow, I did not know that. Thanks for the info as I was looking at one of the K-line operating cars and I thought WBB just...
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Re: Flint Rock Valley Lines

Steamer ·
that's my kind of layout! thanks for sharing.
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Re: Flint Rock Valley Lines

Former Member ·
WOW, Eli, you sure have a lot packed in there. Very nice job! I appreciated all of your photos.
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Re: Flint Rock Valley Lines

NJCJOE ·
Eli, That has fun written all over it. Great job.
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Re: Flint Rock Valley Lines

RICKC ·
Flint Rock???? Isn't that where Fred Flinstone lives? Rick
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Re: Flint Rock Valley Lines

Spence ·
Very nice looking layout.
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Re: Flint Rock Valley Lines

L.I.TRAIN ·
Action packed post war Real nice!
 
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