Tagged With "K-Line"

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6 WHEEL K-LINE PASSENGER TRUCK PREFERABLY WITH COUPLER

john in western pa ·
NEEDED DESPERATELY - 6 WHEEL K-LINE PASSENGER TRUCK PREFERABLY WITH COUPLER as long as its intact, condition doesn't matter; well used is -OK !! john @attorneynagurney.com
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700E Hudsons - Difference between the 1930's, 1990's and Vision Line models

Phoebe Snow Route ·
I’m interesting in purchasing a Lionel 1-700E (6-18005) and wanted to know some things about it before I do so. First - I wanted to know how true of a reproduction is it from the original 30’s model. I know that the 1-700E has Railsounds 1 and a smoke unit, but other than that, how does it compare? Second – It’s been more than 25 years since it was produced so. Does it run like a Lionel product from the 90’s or is it a little more refined? Third – Maintenance. Is it maintained (oil/lube) any...
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Atlas 21st Century track 27" radius

PatKelly ·
Does anyone know if Atlas 21st Century Line actually makes the 27" radius curves, as pic'd on their website and in system illustrations?  I'd like to try this for my O-27 (ish) micro layout projects, along with Atlas turnouts and other...
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CNW, Northshore Line, PRR, MTH European, 2 Rail Brass,

mjsachnoff ·
Hello Fellow Model Train Lovers, After attending various shows over the years and not finding what I wanted I've decided to put out my whole laundry list of items wanted to our O Gauge RR Community. If you have any (or all) of the items listed below,...
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Big Boy Sighting

crood58 ·
Legacy Station got their Big Boy order last night. See link below: http://www.legacystation.com/blog/lionel-big-boys-have-arrived/
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Corgi 98602 General Motors 4505 Greyhound Lines Bus - Destination San Francisco

pro hobby ·
Corgi 98602 General Motors 4505 Greyhound Lines Bus - Destination San Francisco This Corgi 1:43 scale model was produced in 1995. It is a nicely painted and detailed model that could be used on an O scale model railroad. Not shown are separately applied rear view mirrors. This model would also be a nice addition to a bus depot scene along with the RailKing 30-9040 Greyhound Bus Terminal.
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Custom built O scale 36 foot Boxcar for Hi-rail 3-rail model railroad.

pro hobby ·
Custom built O scale 36 foot Boxcar for Hi-rail 3-rail model railroad. This is a 3-rail model of a 36 foot wooden boxcar having K-style brakegear and vertical handwheel. It is typical of early wooden boxcars that have been converted from truss rod underbody to a later style steel underframe. The model uses Lionel Bettendorf style sprung trucks. The boxcar is a freelance design.  Not all details have been added. No lettering has as yet been applied. Photos of similar prototype boxcars...
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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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***YORK PICKUP AVAILABLE*** Over 250 Lionel and MTH Trains For Sale/Trade

bmartz1991 ·
***YORK PICKUP AVAILABLE*** Over 250 Lionel and MTH Trains For Sale/Trade LIONEL 6-6116 Soo Line Ore Car $20 6-6131 Illinois Terminal Four-Bay Covered Hopper $20 6-6134 Burlington Northern Two-Bay ACF Hopper (Std. O) $30 6-6209 New York Central Gondola w/ Coal Load (Std. O) (2 Available) Now $15 Was $20 6-6230 Erie-Lackawanna Reefer (Std. O) $30 6-6232 Illinois Central Boxcar (Std. O) $30 6-6233 Canadian Pacific Rail Flatcar w/ Stakes (Std. O) $30 6-6239 Burlington Northern Boxcar (Std. O)...
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For Sale - K Line 21” aluminum, MTH Premier Pass Set, Subway set, Atlas O and K-Line Engines

Paul Finn ·
Super Chief $1,799 (8cars and F7 ABA Set) K4630R which is comprised of; K4630-42921 Coach and K4630-41822 Pullman K4630Q which is comprised of: K4630-41349 Club Lounge and K4630-40502 Vista Dome. K4630P which is comprised of; K4630-40508 Dome #508, K4630-33465 Baggage (18 inch), K4630-40008 Observation “Navajo” and K4630-41568 Diner #1568 K-25305 F-7 A-B-A Lionel Railsounds & TMCC, Operating Smoke Exhaust Units and Electrocouplers. Empire State Express Cars $999 (6 cars) K4670L which is...
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How to repair K-Line fisherman on trestle?

billshoff ·
I bought a K-Line Fisherman on Trestle at the Mebane, NC Train Show yesterday. The water pump works fine but the motor that makes the fisherman rock back doesn't work at all. It doesn't even hum. Has anyone ever repaired one of these? How did you fix...
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Is this a railroad tunnel? Bower Hill

pittsburghrailfan ·
Several times while driving down Bower Hill Road, I've seen this plugged-up tunnel just down the road from the old Iron Horse Hobby Shop. I have attached a screenshot of it from Google Maps. Does this tunnel have a railroad heritage, and if so, from what line and era? 
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k-line engine

woody1994 ·
how to take off body of k-line switch engine 2222/ no sound would like to find and install sound unit on it..............woody
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K-Line K705-7401 WMDK TV Camera Car

ogaugeguy ·
          Anyone have experience with this car. It's definitely older technology from circa 2004 and even nowadays quite pricey at about $250 but what do you think of it? Although not HD, is video decent...
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K-Line/Lionel electrical Schematic needed.

Winger ·
Does anyone have access to the K-line Remote control Dump Log Car and the Dump Coal Car Electrical Schematics? Some of the part numbers are K-712-1891, K-712-2111 and 6-22143l. These are just a few of the Remote control series. Regards and Thanks! Mike
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k Line Milk Car not operating - Help!

paul4653 ·
Purchased new K line milk car (accessory) about a year ago. Just tried to install into track layout. Does not work and need any suggestions (if anyone has had success) on how to get this fun accessory to work. Thank you.
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K3343-0810S K-Line light Pacific manual and info

Jim R. ·
I'm trying to get my hands on a copy of the operating manual for the Milwaukee Road version of K -Line's light Pacific, produced circa 1999, that I just bought. Mind you, this is the K-Line proprietary Real Sounds version, not the Lionel Rail Sounds TMCC version that came later. Also, I'd appreciate any other information tied to regular and long-term operation of the model, including best smoke fluid (I have JT Mega-Steam, Lionel non premium, MTH and Williams) for it, eventual traction tire...
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K-line Plymouth-Upgrade advice?

pittsburghrailfan ·
I'm considering upgrading my K-Line USS Steel Plymouth to Command Control. Has anyone ever attempted this? Is it possible to convert the engine to DCS, or is it better to just do TMCC? Is there even space in the locomotive?
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K-Line Reset issue - Yet another

Loose-Caboose ·
I reset a K-Line Pennsylvania K-4 Pacific. I changes the ID of the engine first and got the indication of the headlight flashing and the whistle blowing. ID is set. I then reprogrammed the engine using ID = 4. When first powering the track then initializing the engine the Railsound come alive. I then start the engine in forward and then it stops activating the commands I send to it like "Change Direction", Whistle, bell, etc. Any opinions as to where my problems are coming from would be ...
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K-Line Rock Island E-8

Steve Parham ·
I have a new E-8 A-A unit W/L TI & TMCC. The owner's manual is missing. Is there a place on line to view it or does anyone have one they could share?
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k-line switch engine

woody1994 ·
How to remove body from carriage
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K-Line O-81 Curved Track

Dan Padova ·
Looking for K-Line O-81 curves. Thanks.
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Re: Milk Cars

PSU1980 ·
K-Line produced items for a long time. Unfortunately, their was a law suit between Lionel and K-Line which resulted in K-Line shutting down and Lionel eventually took them over (not sure exactly when that happened). Dealers that had original KLine stock were allowed to sell it off, (I got my K-Line TMCC PRR K4 that way) all their inventory. Much it went. If you Google the items you want, If I recall a website will pop up with a catalog list that you can thumb through. Not much help, that is...
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Re: Milk Cars

PSU1980 ·
Legacy K-Line Trains <form action="http://www.legacykline.com/apps/kl/catalog.html?useraction=search" method="post" name="search"> <input class="text" name="p_search" type="text" value="Search..." /> Go! </form> Browse: Catalogs Railroads Item Types Club Exclusives Specialty Items Special Features Item Types --> O Scale Operating --> K703-8011 <form action="http://www.k-linetrains.com/products/addtoorder.cfm" method="post" name="CFForm_1"> K703-8011 Dairymen's...
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Re: Milk Cars

PSU1980 ·
http://www.legacykline.com/app...;p_oem_sku=K703-8011 Try that link, you can search and see what you can find
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Re: Milk Cars

Greg Houser ·
Nicholas Smith trains has these in stock. They are on the first floor. -Greg
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Re: Milk Cars

Moonman ·
here's is the Loading platform description -yes it was made and there are some in the secondary market. I don't think Lionel ever reproduced it. I didn't find a video of it operating. K-Line had their own remote to operate the newer accessories.
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Re: Milk Cars

colorado hirailer ·
The doors were offset, unprototypically, on these? They should have made them as double door Hanrahan cars with the one door permanently closed and the far door operating....would have looked a lot better. I'd be looking for THAT, if it was lettered for Colorado Midland.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

D500 ·
The zinc problem was effectively eliminated in Western industrialized nations decades ago; in the young, inexperienced and, ah, less "conscientious" industrialized nations of the Pacific Rim and the Indian Ocean (China, India, even Japan), the problem re-appeared here when the items showed up.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Gene H ·
I seen a few K-Line version with broken pilots so check it out carefully before buying. If your buying in ebay ask questions and save the e mails so you can have then for the buyer protection if you need them. I have a MTH Premiere which is a little longer than the williams version and MTH also made a shortened Rail King version.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

breezinup ·
I have the K-Line NH EP-5 #379 (the version with TMCC and cruise). These are scale engines, and very nice. It's been said that they're probably the best EPs made to date. Some operators have reported some problems with the old K-Line cruise control, though, and changed over to ERR cruise with great results. The main downside to the engines is that some of them had the brittle metal on some parts (the zinc rot, presumably) as mentioned previously. Most of the damage which I've seen (in two of...
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Dominic Mazoch ·
The K-line model looks like it has the Hancook type of air whistle.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Diok S ·
I have a Williams New Haven EP-5 powered/dummy set with Tru Sounds. As far as I can tell, it is full scale, not shortened like the old Lionel model. A beautiful set that runs flawlessly.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

DMASSO ·
Lionel, Williams and K-line.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Dan Padova ·
Thanks Don. Great comparison photos. The K-Line model seems to have a bit more detail than the Williams and Lionel versions. I have been looking at some on Ebay and notice the third rail shoes are molded into the truck sides on the K-line model. It also has the small pantograph detail on the roof. I never understood what this little pantograph was for. One thing I did notice is the main pantographs is the contact shoe. It looks wimpy next to the Williams and Lionel pantograph shoes. I plan...
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Silver Lake ·
Dan P., The K-line engine is really a beautiful model and often it is very reasonably priced. The truck mounted shoes do interfere with some track work and close clearance bridges. I ran mine on a friends layout and it did not clear an MTH truss bridge that I have never had any problems with. The small Pantagraphs were for running in GCT the track was so complex that the third raid is eliminated in some areas. If you look at the NYC S motors they had them too. I have never run with cantary...
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

j white ·
If I remember right, those third rail shoes you mentioned on the K-Line version didn't play nice with Ross switches. They would hit something on the switch (the switch machine perhaps?) and either cause a derailment or stop the train or something. Hopefully someone will chime in and refresh my memory. J White
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

DMASSO ·
The shoe hits the screw on a dz machine. I remove the screw countersink it slightly and put in a flat head screw. Unfortunately, my k-line unit has zinc rot.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Dan Padova ·
I thought the Zinc Rot was a thing of the past. I read somewhere that die cast metal had improved some time in the fifties or sixties.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Captaincog ·
Nope. The K-line GG1 I picked up has suffered from some zinc-pest on the truck side frames. I replaced them with some Lionel ones that I had to slightly modify to fit.
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Re: ***YORK PICKUP AVAILABLE*** Over 250 Lionel and MTH Trains For Sale/Trade

jlm1973 ·
Look for email about the Rock Island boxcar. 6-17271 Rock Island 50' Modern Boxcar (Std. O) $30 James
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Re: 700E Hudsons - Difference between the 1930's, 1990's and Vision Line models

Phoebe Snow Route ·
I chose the ZW-L because it could handle both conventional and command environments. I also have a 400E that needs to be run conventionally and the ZW-L was a perfect fit for me.
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Re: 700E Hudsons - Difference between the 1930's, 1990's and Vision Line models

Phoebe Snow Route ·
Yes the VL 700e could do both, but I always felt that it was never really a conventional loco because it still had all of its fancy electronics on the inside. I'm a purist and, to me, a conventional loco needs to be purely conventional for me to believe it.
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Re: 700E Hudsons - Difference between the 1930's, 1990's and Vision Line models

Dennis LaGrua ·
I own two 5340 (18005) 1990's scale US made Hudson's. They are not identical to the 1937 5344 version but look nearly the same and are still pretty nice. IMO they are geared well for fast passenger service and they head the 20th Century Ltd cars on my layout. Powered by a late 1950's 275 watt ZW, both engines run excellent, and the smoke unit works (as long as you don't over feed it) . I just set the speed and watch them run. The engine pulls seven 60' passenger cars with ease at 15-16...
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Re: 700E Hudsons - Difference between the 1930's, 1990's and Vision Line models

D500 ·
Brian - So, you're the guy with the un-run Vision Hudson that I didn't buy...I do have a 1990 6-18005 that I recently got. Very nice, old-fashioned, Pullmor loco; beautiful, and runs well for what it is. The gearing isn't bad and I can see it with ERR Command control (can't use cruise on a Pullmor, unfortunately) one day. But, how could you prefer conventional, old-style locos to new command/cruise versions? That, I don't get. I'm no flag-waver, but I do like the 18005 for its domestic...
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Re: 700E Hudsons - Difference between the 1930's, 1990's and Vision Line models

Mikado 4501 ·
Everyone has different interests, as they say. Personally, Brian, I can see where you're coming from. Older Modern Era Lionel is nostalgic for a kid like me who grew up in the early 90's, and today they have more lasting charm overall than the newer engines, even though I have a few new Legacy and Proto 2/3 engines. Besides being able to get them at AMAZING bargain prices today, one could always swap in a Command Control upgrade for a tinkering project. I'll probably be doing that with a...
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Re: 700E Hudsons - Difference between the 1930's, 1990's and Vision Line models

ezmike ·
If you're looking for a 1-700E I have one that I'd be willing to include in a deal for a black VL Hudson. Mike
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Re: 700E Hudsons - Difference between the 1930's, 1990's and Vision Line models

Phoebe Snow Route ·
I would like to thank everyone for their further comments and advice. GIT-R-DONE – I’ve re-read your comments again and I will say that the comparison of the 30’s version alongside the 90’s version is very in-depth to where I can make more of an education decision about what to do next. I think my apprehension regarding which one I would rather have is based on not running my VL 700E and not truly experiencing the locomotive for what it has to offer. With that said, you’ve given me a lot to...
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Re: 700E Hudsons - Difference between the 1930's, 1990's and Vision Line models

Norton ·
So Brian, you do realize you can operate your Vision Hudson in conventional, no? Even in conventional you will get better sounds, smoke, more power with smoother delivery. Set up a loop on the floor and try it. Pete
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Re: 700E Hudsons - Difference between the 1930's, 1990's and Vision Line models

Putnam Division ·
This is a fascinating discussion! I am learning lots! Peter


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