Tagged With "engineer"

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2-8-8-2 Imperial USRA Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 Chesapeake & Ohio

Helichuck ·
MTH 30-1452-1 I re-posted this because my other post dis-appeared mysteriously.   Very little run time. Asking $400 plus shipping!
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Can you add engineer figures to Williams scale GG-1 cab interiors?

ogaugeguy ·
I recently purchased three new Williams scale GG-1s. How can I remove their shells to place engineers inside the cabs? Is this doable? Is there enough room to place seated engineer figures inside a Williams scale GG-1 cab? If you...
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Adding LED on PS3 locomotive

Corsair2002 ·
I'll start this by mentioning I have read several other threads on here about adding the tea light LEDs for firebox glow.  I am upgrading a PS3 with firebox glow and am running into an issue.  I was tapping power off the wires running to the LED behind the headlight that is for the green side running lights.   Both LEDs have a purple and a blue wire. First question, when I test the purple wire with the volt meter I'm reading -8V, is that correct voltage?  Second, what...
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AC engines

rrman ·
I understand DC traction motor engines cannot go through water about 3 inches above rail top to avoid short circuits. Does this same prohibition apply to AC traction motored engines?
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AFL #21168 Up Graded ;o)

CUSTOM "O" DECALS ·
"S"UP GRADED #21168 Engine & Tender Being offered at auction now: http://lbrenterprisesllc.homestead.com/Bid-Sales.html?_=1410703029914 Time: 1:30 PM (EST) Date: 12-19-2015 Item To Being Auctioned: UP GRADED #21168 Engine & Tender LBRSRP: $75.00 - $295.00 USD Opening Bid: $75.00 USD Dave, LBR
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AF #302 Up Graded Engine Shell

CUSTOM "O" DECALS ·
"S" #302 Plastic Engine Shell W/LED's Being offered at auction now: http://lbrenterprisesllc.homestead.com/Bid-Sales.html?_=1410703029914 Time: 11:30 AM (EST) Date: 12-08-2015 Item To Being Auctioned: #302 Plastic Engine Shell (EX) with LED head light & LED green marker lights LBRSRP: $45.00 - $75.00 USD Opening Bid: $25.00 USD Dave, LBR
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Angela Trotta Thomas art show tonight!

Angela Trotta Thomas ·
  Hi Everyone, If you are in the Charleston area tonight please stop by and bring your boxcars. I will be happy to sign them. I will also be handing out and signing the Christmas catalog! The show runs all month so if you can't get there tonight...
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Bachman Williams 4-6-2 semi scale steam engine

bill pierce ·
why not scale size ? if it was I would own one.
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Brand New Legacy Engine will not run

LoRusso ·
Purchased a brand new Jersey Central F3 AA Legacy set today came home put it on the track and it will not move. It tries to move and the front wheels will spin and it jerks a inch or so. I turned it over and it is very hard to spin any of the wheels...
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A tale of two SW9s with problems

pittsburghrailfan ·
I may or may not have posted about this before. My local club has a pair of MTH PS2 Montour SW9s, product 30-2327-1. A while back, both engine started operating erratically. One of the two has sounds and lights, but does not respond to a DCS track signal or get found by the remote. Sometimes, when it is placed on a track, the sound and lights turn on, other times it remains dark. The other SW9, after running on my home layout for a bit, lost sound totally, no emissions whatsoever. The...
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A simple question for those who have bought a GG-1 with seated engineer figures.

ogaugeguy ·
Have purchased two pkgs. of MTH seated engineer figures.My question is since a GG-1 looks the same at each end, "Where should I place them in a GG-1 cab?"For GG-1's that already come equipped with seated engineer figures, how many does the...
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Any Make O Gauge Engine Upgrade to TMCC with RailSound 4

Jamestown Trains ·
All,   Lionel has made it clear that they will not be issuing licenses for companies to make an after factory Legacy Control/Sound upgrade kit.  The Electric Railroad systems have proven to be excellent over the past 4 years or so we have...
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Pix of MTH 4-4-0 Steamer 20-3389-2?

Copter ·
I am considering the purchase of an MTH 4-4-0 American Steam Engine 20-3389-2 Anybody own the PS2 or PS3 version of this engine & willing to share pictures, video or experiences? Copter
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Atlas O Trainman 2009001 Engine Shed

Dale Pancoast ·
Want to purchase Atlas O Trainman 2 stall engine house kit 2009001. Does anyone have a lead, spare one they're not going to use, or one in stock? I have had one back ordered, but it got cancelled. Have checked with Atlas, but they said they had no...
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Best way to remove rust?

Patrick Kazy ·
He guys(and gals), I have old Lionel track and it has rust on it. What is the best way to remove rust off my tack? Also paint?  Additionally I have an old 1688e that has light-medium rust on it and want to get it off without ruining the paint. Is...
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Case of failed engine ID# change

Oman ·
The last time I ran my trains, I decided it was time to change the order of the locomotives in the remote. Today, when I ran them, one wouldn't respond. It sat on the track dark and silent. The remote said Engine Not On Track. So, I went to the DCS Companion 3RD Edition and soon found the answer. It would appear that the battery in that locomotive is low. When it was first added to my layout it was ID#7. During the last operating session I changed it to ID#3. To correct this problem, I...
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REDUCED: Engine House, Oil Derrick, Crossing gates

brilite ·
1) The 2 stall engine house (approximately 29Lx12Wx13H) was built, grout painted outside, and wired by me. I added a light above each swinging door, internal lighting, and a flickering light inside the welding shed. Price is $75 for pickup in Northern Virginia, 35 miles west of DC. 2) Custom oil derrick, base is repainted and there are replacement parts. I also added a standing spotlight to shine on the generator (see photo). Price is $55 shipped/insured conus. 3) Three crossing gates, 1 pw,...
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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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Engine Maintenance

Brooksmj ·
As always, necessity often breeds invention. The other day when my trains started slipping I knew it was time to clean the track, and of course no sense in doing that if you don't do the engines as well. I purchased a CMX track cleaning tank car ( which I highly recommend if you have a big layout with hard to reach spots) and began to get ready to do the engines. I was tired of trying to balance the engines between two tables, so I looked around my layout and realized I had perhaps the...
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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 1702: a return to the Smokies

Lionel Polar Express ·
on March 8, 2016, The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad announced that the GSMR 1702 would be returning to the rails! Here is the release from https://restoring1702.wordpress.com/ Blog: #1702 Steam Engine Makes a Triumphant Return to the Smokies! WWW.GSMR.COM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bryson City, NC – After long awaited anticipation Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSMR) is excited to announce that the historic #1702 Steam Engine will return for the 2016 excursion season! Thanks to the innovative...
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Help - Newbie needs guidance on tight radius Christmas layout

newtoO ·
Hello all, I am converting my 3-rail Christmas layout to 2-rail and made a newbie mistake on the radius turns which I just replicated from the old 3-rail track.  I currently have 24" radius (O-48) curves (with a small straight section in the...
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HELP!! K-Line K-29212 Rio Grande PA-1 ABA w/TMCC, EC, Smoke

Frank Ranzino ·
Features: Dual Vertical Motors with Brass Flywheels 3 Position E-Reversing Unit Linking Both Units (Powerlink) 8-wheel Drive Lionel RailSounds Digital Sound TrainMaster Command Control PROBLEM - NEED HELP !! Engine runs great, forward and reverse.  Illuminated well, horn whistle is good, BUT engine comes to a complete stop with a full idle and illumination and then minutes later will take off on its own.  Note - I am running these engines with a MTH Z-4000 transformer.  I am...
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HELP!! mth proto 2 aem7 issue

bobby1154 ·
hi im having a problem with my Amtrak aem7 when Im running it of corse under dcs control it does not seem to have and power im only got 4 amfleets 1 reg coach car and a express mail car but when I run the same cars behind another engine it runs...
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Help Identifying Engine

rubatuba ·
My Dad gave me this engine many years ago.  It is numbered 2401.  Can't find a listing for this number anywhere.  Can anyone tell me what engine this is?
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Issue with rev levels on Lionel Legacy NS SD40-2 in DCS

pittsburghrailfan ·
My local train club has a Lionel Legacy SD40-2 (6-38940) which has a minor glitch. When the engine is run with the TMCC handheld, the revs increase or decrease with the speed. When the engine is operated under DCS (via the TMCC base), the revs remain in the idle setting. When I try to go under MENU>SOUND to change this, the remote says the engine is not found when there is power on the track.    What is the issue? Is it somehow related to the drive motor board failure I...
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K LINE ENGINE REPAIR

clayj ·
Does Lionel repair old K line engines or is there a better route to go! I have bought several from Trainz and they all died first time we ran them. trainz was very good about "fixing" them and they were returned DOA.
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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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Knowledge of the art and science of graphics production

tplee ·
Does anyone have a source or the knowledge about the science and art of having custom engine graphics produced. I would like to have made, specific engine graphics for 40 engines each of EMD F3's both A & B units. Buzz Lee tplee@me.com
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Re: REDUCED: Engine House, Oil Derrick, Crossing gates

brilite ·
email returned Derick SOLD pending funds to Art.
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Re: Lionel 1946 2020 Ballast weight install problem

OriginalMadman ·
I did forget to mention that engine already has the smoke unit upgrade done to it. These engines really do need the extra weight added up front. with the boiler body off the frame it almost tips by itself towards the rear. So its really just being driven on the 2 rear drive wheel. I will get this one figured out and post pictures when I'm done. Thanks for all your suggestions. Dave W.
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

hookedontrains ·
I have one that I'd sell. Contact me directly via e-mail if you're interested.
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

raggedrebel92 ·
Still interested if anyone has a PS/PS1 Premier N&W 611.
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

M J Breen ·
There's one for sale right now on the sale/trade board by the METCA
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

M J Breen ·
Here's the link: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...of-metca-liquidation better hurry cuz the sales end in 7 minutes!
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

raggedrebel92 ·
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.
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Re: Question About the Lionel Conventional K4

ES44AC ·
No one?
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Re: REDUCED: Engine House, Oil Derrick, Crossing gates

brilite ·
Engine House now $60, pick up only.
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Re: HELP!! K-Line K-29212 Rio Grande PA-1 ABA w/TMCC, EC, Smoke

Frank Ranzino ·
Thank you for answering. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Working long hours due to weather. 21 Volts in Neutral (1-3 AMPS) with it idling waiting for it to run. Starts to run and voltage drops to 15V and amps up to 8.2 continues a little bit and then stops again and returns back to the 21V. Pressing direction, horn, whistle doesn't do anything. It has a mind of its own. Afraid to run it any more for fear of damaging engine.
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Re: HELP!! K-Line K-29212 Rio Grande PA-1 ABA w/TMCC, EC, Smoke

GGG ·
TMCC doesn't like 21V. Recommend is 18VAC. 8 A seems high so something is a miss. Motors turn freely? I would turn smoke off if it has it, and try running at 18V and see if it does it, but worth internal inspection to see if one of the boards shows damage. G
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Re: Trouble loading second engine

Gregg ·
Seems both engine have the same ID.... With the dcs remote you would take one off the track and edit the other one to a different id. Don't know about WiFI.
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Re: Trouble loading second engine

Barry Broskowitz ·
There's a bug in the WiFi App that will not add an engine if it has the same DCS ID# as one already in the app. MTH is aware of this and will correct it in the next app release. In the mean time, use a DCS Remote to edit the DCS ID# of the engine already in the app, delete that engine from the app, and then add both engines back to the app again.
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Re: Trouble loading second engine

tom mason ·
Thanks Gregg and Barry. Thanks also to MTH for posting here, that they are aware of problems and will do an update.
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Re: Newbie conductor/brakeman

john f penca jr ·
everyone usually under the circumstanses pitches in.. why drag it out.....i will say in my formative years it was just the opposite where the most experienced guys kept their mouths closed and let the newbie as you say call a conductor pilot to help him it was all hims in those days get the work accomplished. a different time.........conrail john
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Re: Newbie conductor/brakeman

Number 90 ·
Yes, there were some really hateful railroaders not that long ago. Everything -- everything , including actual skills and rules knowledge -- was on-the-job training. After five student trips (unpaid) I had to spend three years as a Fireman in order to have enough road service (yard service didn't count) to be eligible for promotion to Engineer. Two Engineers, in particular never spoke to me (or any other Fireman with less than ten years of experience) whenever I worked with them, except to...
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Re: Newbie conductor/brakeman

rrman ·
Thanks for your replies! What prompted this was observing switching in Cedar Rapids (flat) yard. Watched as the train pulls a cut, moves them to another track, picks up another cut then shoves it to the train being made up, get another cut, finally putting the first cut back on the consist and after five minute wait (air brake pump up?) off they went. It was almost like a graceful "dance" the way everything just seemed to flow together. And I would assume the reason for certain order was...
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Re: Problem with Williams engine and 022 switches

mlavender480 ·
Check to make sure the trucks pivot freely and aren't binding in one direction. I've had engines where a wire going to one truck didn't have enough slack and would let the truck swivel fine in one direction, but not the other. Also check the gauge of your wheelsets.
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Re: Problem with Williams engine and 022 switches

Teddy ·
Thanks for the info. I think the wiring on the truck is tight like you said. The truck isn't turning enough to go around the 031 track in places. I took the cork road bed out from under the switches to lower them a little. Seems to be working better. I'll check the gauge. Thanks for the info, I think I'm going in the right direction now. Thanks to all.
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Re: Prewar Marx 0-27 Compatible with Lionel 0-27 Track

Choo Choo Charlie ·
There is a flat spring under the pickup piece that provides the flexing. See the spring in your picture of your post of 12/17/2015. The pick up piece has a slot in one end and a key in the other end that allows it to move. The pickup piece can be cut from some tin can stock with small tin snips. It may have to be made in two pieces. The slot can be made by drilling several small holes. A Dremel Moto grinder with various bits and cut off wheel can be helpful. Charlie
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

raggedrebel92 ·
Still Looking.
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Re: MTH Premier N & W 611 w/ PS (PS1) 20-3024-1

Jim Berger ·
theres one on page 2 of the for sale forum right now .....Jim
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