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New Legacy E6 Atlantic

Davety ·
I just received my Great Northern Legacy E6 Atlantic #1707 6-84947 yesterday. Based on the description from the catalog (2017 Signature V2) it was listed as having whistle steam. I know things change from the catalog and when it went up on Lionel's site that had changed to cylinder steam effect emits smoke from the steam chest. Not too big a deal for me, I prefer the whistle smoke over the steam chest smoke but I was fine with that. I was surprised to see on the box that it had the whistle...
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Re: Train talk sounds Proto 3

clem k ·
Look on the under side of locomotive, should be a little sticker that says PS3 frieght or PS3 Pass. I don't think you can have both ?
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mrmacher ·
Clem is correct, you can have freight OR passenger, but not both. Sounds like you have freight.
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nikkog ·
Thank you!!
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Look around for a similar locomotive on MTH and download a sound set with station stop sounds.
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Re: buildings with sound effects?

clem k ·
I put a Harly sound in the MTH Harly dealer. adjustable volume, I can hear it over the trains. I have the telephone " Joe's Diner" That's heard over the trains. The MTH gas station needs to be louder.
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Re: buildings with sound effects?

Datdupa46_Novotronics ·
Garrett, If I may offer a simpler solution. You can always find buildings and then have a speaker externally to them that makes sound. I just found $1 MP3 modules on eBay and $1 MicroSD cards that go in it. That way, for each building you could find a sound effect in MP3 form and have each button wired up to activate them for the guests. You could get more elaborate if you wanted to go wireless and fancy. For example, you could have a Bluetooth speaker hidden from view and have a device to...
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Garrett76 ·
thanks. I'm mainly curious about products as they are/were available on the store shelf
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Norton ·
How about a Noma Station. Has about a one minute train arrival announcement. The original has an actual record but digital replacements are now available. Pete
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Datdupa46_Novotronics ·
My goodness. These are legendary. The originals are really a piece of history.
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Avanti ·
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Garrett76 ·
wondering why the manufacturer websites do not include videos of their operating accessory products. seems like it should be standard marketing tactic
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dkdkrd ·
Can't answer why mfrs don't include sound in their building offerings. Perhaps they've explored the idea and determined the interest level vs. costs recovery/profit potential just isn't there. Sooooo,..... another option is adding a speaker and sound board......such as George at ITT Products offers... Sound Link If you scroll down his list of standard modules, you'll find several with applicability to existing buildings/accessories offered. Besides, if you have a particular sound(s) in mind...
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MaxSouthOz ·
I've used George at ITT. Fantastic service. I used him for my grade crossing and . . . I sent him a sound file of waves and seagulls - and he made me a custom unit - at no extra charge! You gotta be happy with that!
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Bill N ·
How effective sound equipped accessories are is going to vary from layout to layout. I have seen a number of layouts that are so loud when trains are operating that you'd have a hard time making out the sounds being produced by accessories. Others are much quieter, which makes those sound equipped accessories more effective. For most accessories I feel it is better to have sound modules as aftermarket additions than as standard features.
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Re: Thinking about vintage atlas, rivarossi, ahm

RICKC ·
I have 4 of the Atlas F-9s and 2 of the C-liners. I bought the F-9s years and years and years ago and the C-liners off eBay within the last year. I don't have a layout up only a loop of track. I don't run my trains very often and the ones that get run the least are the F-9s and the C-liners. Surprisingly, they all run very well for how old they are. I really like them a lot. F-9s pull pretty good but can't pull a lot of cars. Don't think I've ever pulled any cars with the C-Liners. Sorry, I...
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Re: Thinking about vintage atlas, rivarossi, ahm

Stephen Bloy ·
I wouldn't pay more than $30 or so, the F9's can suffer from split gears, there not hard to fix or, you can replace the axles with NWSL replacements, the axle on the inside of the gear tower can brake away, this can be fixed with a 3mm piece of steel rod or a nail. They both suffer from being under powered. The thing is all these things can be relatively easily fixed if you don't mind fiddling, and kadee's 805's would be fine. cTr...( Choose the Right )
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Strummer ·
For the most part, I agree with the above. The nice thing about the Atlas F9 is how simple the mechanism is, so it's easy (and fun) to modify so it can become a good "puller". I put a large CLW open-framed motor in one, added a bunch of weight, and it pulls quite nicely. And yes, I've had to replace the gears/axles/wheels on all of 'em; which is also easy to do... Mark in Oregon
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prrjim ·
I sold a 8 of of the F9s in the last 2 years. 4 went for 50 apiece. 2 went as a pair for 125 I think, they had low end DCC decoders. These locos will run with HO size decoders. The last 2 I sold for 200. I had converted them to Pennsy. remved the pilots and added passenger pilots. I cut off all the cast grabs and replaced them with wire. I removed the steam generator exhaust on the hood and patched it. Then I added PRR antennas and painted them PRR Freight scheme - very dark green with...
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Jim Policastro ·
Paul, You might want to keep an eye out for All Nation diesels also. Their motors and drive systems are quite a bit more robust, but are usually reasonably priced for the value. You will find them either single or dual powered, and either delrin chain or gear drive. All run well and are often seen right around the $100 price range. They are smooth, powerful runners. Jim
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Re: Thinking about vintage atlas, rivarossi, ahm

prrjim ·
I also have 4 AHM c-liners. When I got them they were very common. They are only powered on one truck, but it is self contained. I got a bunch and double powered all of mine, it is a drop in job. They are still running after 25 or so years. I have two converted to DCC now and 2 on the shelf. As mentioned, the mechanisms are lightweight, but seem very well engineered to me. I filled ithe big holes in the pilots, shaved off the cast grabs and added wire ones, and put on PRR antennas. I also...
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Paul Moore ·
Do you have any pictures? I'd love to see those.
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theteejmiester ·
I have one of the Atlas F9's . Nice model for the price. Gonna buy another and a ton of P and D hobby parts and build them up. Overall not bad locos and they run pretty good for what they are. I got mine for 25 bucks.
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Keystoned Ed ·
For medium to heavy service I recommend modifying the Atlas F9 drive for "sure footing". As built the power trucks will rock up off the rail head under load due to it's high in the body truck mount. John Armstrong wrote an excellent article in a 1970's/80's Issue of MR on sure footing the F9. I don't have the reference but a search of this forum may reveal the issue with the article as it has been previously discussed here.
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prrjim ·
If you want to model an F3 or F7 instead of an F9, P&D still has kits for the bodies/units as an alternativer to kitbashing. I have an A_B set of the F3s with high fans and small number boards, and the they built up very nicely.
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PRR Man ·
Ed is correct. In a previous thread, I had made a copy of the Armstrong article available for those wanting to download it.
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mwb ·
MR, June 1976, p 48.
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artfull dodger ·
To tempt you with vintage 2 rail. He is a All Nation F7, beautifully assembled, painted and detailed for the GN, sporting a CLW power chassis(sprung brass trucks and huge open frame motor between them). I am just not a big GN fan, so not sure what I am going to do with the paint scheme yet. I am more of a down and out shortline fan. I have some ideas I am kicking around though. Mike
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CentralFan1976 ·
I just picked up two new/old stock C-liners for $35 each. They will be detailed and repainted... So they're out there. Good luck.
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Thinking about vintage atlas, rivarossi, ahm

Paul Moore ·
I was thinking about getting into vintage 2 rail trains. This will not effect my 3 rail endeavors. Is there anything I need to know about these trains? Are there any flaws with them? I'd like to convert them to kadees. Which kadees should I use? Also, how much should I pay for cars and engines? Engines I would like to run: -Atlas F-9 -Rivarossi C-liner Atlas & AHM Plymouth
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Sound effects on your layout?

dobermann ·
I've been looking at some of the sound equipment from PRICOM and ITT. If you added sound effects to your layout tell me if it was worth it or got old fast and now isn't used
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buildings with sound effects?

Garrett76 ·
I was wondering about some of the buildings with built-in sound effects like the Lionel Creature Comfort Pet Store. Or any others you might suggest. Are the sound effects loud enough to be heard over one or two trains running on the layout? Any particular interesting features or negatives to beware? I would like to add one or more to my layout so that the sound can be button operated by guests. Thanks
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Danger! Heat Lightning

baggetta ·
Even though there was a report of serious heat lightning over my Tombstone Southwest RR I took my little K-line engine out for a nighttime spin. Tombstone Southwest RR
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Train talk sounds Proto 3

nikkog ·
I have a C-Liner A Unit Diesel Engine with proto 3. It is the Long Island #2403 Item # 20-20481-1. I'm using a DCS Commander on one set and a remote DCS on another. I can only get the yard sounds to work after going though the 1 bell 2 horn cycle,etc. Put the train on both tracks but cant receive Station Sound Effects. I've tried it in convention mode also and same issue. Any suggestions? Thank you, Nick
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Needed Info on Lionel Collector Assys

Trainmstr ·
Please see attached photos, can anyone provide the part number of the collector assy I’d need to provide power to both trucks on a 6-11722 Girls Set. I would also like to add the “Hall Effect” sensor, which sensor should I buy and which wheel set? Thanks for any responses Merry Christmas
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Which Particular Malibu Or Other Landscaping Style Transformer Do You Use To Power Accessories?

Dennis GS-4 N & W No. 611 ·
There are some threads that describe a number of Forum Members who utilize these transformers to power accessories. Based on your experience, do you have a make and model of such a transformer that you can recommend? I've done some searching on Home Depot and electrical component distributors websites, and find the vast array of available equipment fairly confusing given my modest electrical background. Since I have no familiarity with this type of transformer at all, do the Malibu and other...
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

MartyE ·
There is no steam chest effect on this engine. Legacy engines (non visionline) have either whistle smoke or steam chest smoke but never both as of today. Previous runs of this engine suggest that the whistle comes off to fill the whistle steam smoke unit. I'm not sure if they have changed this but your manual seems to indicate that it was changed. I looked for a parts list and it's not available. This maybe a question directly for Lionel. Just for reference from the Lindberg version...
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

Davety ·
I kind of figured that. I was just pointing out that it was listed each way in different places and with what it actually came with.
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Trainlover9943 ·
How's it sound? can you video it please.
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Railsound/Signal Sounds switch. This is simply a way to turn off the background sounds like chuff, etc. if you don't want them. This capability has been around since the early RailSounds days. If the switch isn't there, which is what you describe, it's probably an old mold for the tender and they didn't remove the old switch position.
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pennsy484 ·
The manual is obviously incorrect and uses the language regarding the cylinder steam effect. You need to add fluid under the whistle or you are going to burn up the wick in the whistle steam smoke unit.
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MartyE ·
I have to agree with Jeff. The Cylinder steam effect came from the same bowl as the whistle steam on those equipped locomotives. This unit always had the separate smoke unit and I don't see that Lionel would have changed it.
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Davety ·
It sounds great to me, I'll try and take a video of it this evening.
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Davety ·
Thanks John, I'll have to take a closer look and see if there a switch in there that I missed.
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Davety ·
I don't know if the manual is correct or not. What I can tell you is that I only added smoke fluid down the stack and the whistle steam worked.
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gunrunnerjohn ·
I was hoping they changed the design of the new Legacy Atlantic. I had the earlier Lindbergh Atlantic with whistle smoke, and it was PACKED inside! Once you took the boiler shell off, it was a nightmare getting everything aligned to get it back on, wires are EVERYWHERE! I would like another Atlantic, but I'm reluctant to buy it if it's packed like the older Legacy model.
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Dave, probably there isn't a switch, I don't see them on the later Legacy stuff. I think as I stated, this is just an old mold for the tender and it was easier just to leave the switch out. That switch seems to have disappeared on most of my later Legacy locomotives, around the 2011-2012 timeframe. I think that's around the time they dropped the old modular sound form-factor and went with the single "RailSounds Lite" board. I think the "Lite" is the fact it's a single board that does the...
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pennsy484 ·
Well it would yes because it's turned on, but it's going to consume the existing fluid that was likely added during manufacture then it'll start burning the wick.
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pennsy484 ·
It is confusing because it looks like no fluid would go into the larger opening. It looks like a simple plug or something. For reference here is a picture of mine.
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gunrunnerjohn ·
No surprise, there's a 90 degree bend right below the fill hole. That is indeed where the fluid goes.
 
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