Tagged With "locomotive"

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MTH Railking Proto Sound 3 Santa Fe 4-6-0 Drawbar Disconnecting

Ricky S ·
Hello, I have a MTH Railking Proto Sound 3 Santa Fe 4-6-0 steam engine. When I run this engine, sometimes the wireless drawbar connecting the locomotive to the tender disconnects. When it does, the engine jerks, the sounds go out, and lights and smoke go on and off uncontrollably. I turn off the power and re attach it and it is good for another few minutes. Does anyone know if there is a way to make the drawbar connect more stable so it does not disconnect? If not, that's ok. Have a good...
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Preservation of Santa Fe 3463 Hudson Steam Locomotive

VintageClassics ·
Hey All! I recently found out that the ATSF 3463 is going to be preserved! It seems the legal Battle is over.. and the engine will be preserved, and if all goes well, returned to steam! Check it out! https://csrail.org/3463
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Locomotive will not move

WRSoulsby ·
I have a few Lionel locomotive that when tested off rail they run fine, but when I place them on the track they just vibrate and go nowhere. Could someone please tell me how to fix this problem. Thanks WRSoulsby
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appropriate period locomotive?

PeterB ·
Lately, I've acquired some Lionel post-war streamliner cars like the Clifton, the mooseheart observation car, and a few others in that vein. Can someone recommend an appropriate contemporary locomotive for such a consist? Thanks in advance.
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Lionel / Marx 666 locomotive repair manual

Grandpa51 ·
I have a Lionel / Marx 666 locomotive in which the rear truck assembly has come off . It looks like part of the screw is still in hole . What type of screw should I replace it with? I also need a ladder for my Lionel 248 Locomotive. Where can I get parts for this engine? Thank You
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WTB: Green Bay Western Railroadiana

GBW man ·
Hello All: We are avid collectors of Green Bay Western artifacts and related railroad items. Want to Buy items from the: Green Bay & Western, Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western, Ahnapee & Western, Iola & Northern Railroad Co, Ettrick & Northern, Ettrick Railroad Company, Jones Lumber & Mercantile Co, Waupaca-Green Bay Railway, Green Bay, Winona and St. Paul Railway, Green Bay, Stevens Point and Northern, Green Bay and Lake Pepin Railway, Western Refrigerator Line, Winona...
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functionality of "elephant ears?"

Garrett76 ·
What exactly was the purpose of the elephant ears on steam locomotives and how well did they work? I'm assuming there is some sort of intended aerodynamic effect of the air moving around the forms to create a pressure of vacuum spot. Can anyone explain the functionality and effectiveness? Thanks!
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Smoke output and control type

poolboy ·
I figured out the pairing the Lionel Legacy 990 to my lionel allegheny 2-6-6-6 locomotive. I have read the instructions on how to increase and decrease the smoke output in the Allegheny instructions, but trying to do it on the lionel legacy 990 is very confusing. I do AUX1, AUX1, 9. But once I push AUX1 the screen changes from the numerical screen to a icon screen. Can anyone help me. Another question, once I got the allegheny locomotive paired with the lionel legacy 990 I went into the info...
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Are 2018 Imperial Pacifics Scale?

RDGCO.Productions ·
Hello, I was interested in purchasing a 2018 MTH imperial Pacific in the RBMN scheme. I wanted to ask if these locomotives where scale.
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>> Ferroequinologist Friday Feature... <<

Traindame ·
It's Friday! Not just any Friday but our last one in February 2018 - yikes talk about time flying by faster than the proposed Bullet Train from Dallas to Houston... Geez!!! I've started something new for all my Trainiac friends and will be featuring a TW TrainWorx Product on a "Ferroequinologist FRIDAY" :) Really, we simply don't have enough FUN - right? So, our FFF today is our OGauge Locomotive Service Platform Kit - $57.00 that we introduced at 2016 Spring York. Without further ado...
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3rd Rail Wishlist Request Future Engines

VintageClassics ·
Hello Everyone! I thought it might be helpful to start a 3rd Rail Wishlist thread so that we can have a place to state our requests for future Sunset engines! :) I know we all have our favorite engines, and railroads, and I just want to say no matter what my personal favorites may be... it's nice to see everyone's wishes for what they would like 3rd Rail to make, and I'm all for seeing rare, and new cool steam engines being done. My vote, would be for something never before done in O...
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This is driving me nuts! Getting motor back into 2036 locomotive boiler!

HCSader73 ·
There must be a trick to this! I got the motor out with some effort, cleaned it up and repaired it. Now it runs. BUT for the life of me, I cannot get the bugger back into the body of the engine. The forward motor spreader post has a tap hole to be screwed to the boiler while resting in the curved fitting pictured: Fine and dandy. Now the back end of the motor has notches to accommodate the bar support, pictured That's fine and dandy too. Now the culprit: the small matter of the switch for...
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10 Different Diesel Locomotive Operating Manuals, ONLY 1 Left

Waverly 5 Yard ·
* EMD GP18 Diesel Locomotive Operating Manual, 1960, Torn Cover, $18 Wow, did these all get sold quick. Only have this one available. Yeah, it's in rough shape, but I've priced it at $15 because of the condition. Great reference piece. Putting very fair and reasonable price based on rarity, very limited availability. Buy with confidence from me. Already SOLD 9 different manuals to members, at fair and reasonable prices. Been on OGR since 2010 and a loyal Subscriber for years before that. MY...
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FS: Big Red Custom GG-1 Traditional Locomotive

M. Mitchell Marmel ·
The Razorback Traction Company's powerhouse, "Big Red"! This sleek beauty features twin K-Line flywheel can motors, customized Lionel sideframes on the power trucks, and a slick Razorback Red paint job! Built for train show service, the E-unit has been replaced with a DPDT switch on the roof for easy, trouble free reversing! Also included are handmade extended insulators, so that there's no need to cut the pantographs to clear the horns! The end steps have been subtly shaved to clear...
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1941 GM Diesel Locomotive Train Ad of early E Models, Framed

Waverly 5 Yard ·
This is a reproduction (as are all of these types of ads being sold). In a larger size than that of the Original vintage print done by GM to promote purchase and use of Diesels in a still, Steam Era. I bought the print, had it framed and hung it in my office, a smoke free environment. Unfortunately, we have moved where I have no place to put it. My loss, your gain. Framed print is 11" Wide by 14" Tall and ready to hang. Picture out of the frame came from the Internet. Putting a very fair and...
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Model Train Control System for O Gauge

Aaron Jamison ·
Too long, don't want to read? Skip to the video and picture links So, I've been working on this electronics system for an O gauge locomotive on and off for the past 8 months-ish and want to share with you guys what I've done so far for anyone who is interested in this kind of stuff. I am relatively new to this forum, but I have done some business through the WTB section. @Budkole sold me the beautiful locomotive 5426 you see in the video. It worked out fairly well...
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Best Running Locomotives

Dan Padova ·
The following is my opinion. Others may have their own thoughts. In my previous life as an "O" gauger and also in my newly restarted world of "O" gauge, I have made the discovery that my best running locomotives are semi-scale Lionel GG1s, with two motors and my 624 type NW-2 switchers. They run smoother than any other locomotives I own with my 2343s coming in a close second. I run strictly conventional on tubular track with O31 curves and O22 turnouts, using a post-war ZW transformer. My...
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MTH: Looking for the MTH german blue bavarian KBayStsB S3/6 steam locomotive 20-3398-1

didier piette ·
Looking for the MTH german blue bavarian KBayStsB S3/6 steam locomotive 20-3398-1, Does anyone have one for sale? ALSO the green color one MTH # 20-3400-1 and the MTH S3/6 GERMAN green with the Red wheels also #20-3399-1 or the dash -2 if you have any of them............ looking for mint condition locos at a good price. advise please......
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Riley Ginger to Join the Railroading in America Magazine Crew

Evan Cihlar ·
Hello everyone! I am pleased to inform you all that Railroading in America Magazine (RIAM) has it's first woman journalist joining our crew! Riley Ginger is a sophomore in college who has loved trains ever since she was a little girl. Riley is currently studying to become a professional journalist and is very active in the visual arts at school and in her free time. Sadly, due to time constraints, she will not be writing an article for Edition 8, but will have an autobiography about how she...
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DIY engine turntable

Garrett76 ·
Has anyone made their own manual turntable? I'm looking for some DIY plans to do so. It seems like such a simple product idea yet there are no inexpensive off the shelf options. Thanks
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MTH DCS Issues with TMCC/Legacy

Evan Cihlar ·
Hi all, I have been having some issues with my DCS system lately. I have a DCS/Legacy hybrid system where my TIU is connected to my Legacy base so I can run TMCC locomotives from the DCS handheld and TMCC/Legacy locomotives from the Legacy handheld. An issue that I have always had and cannot figure out the solution to is why there is always a problem with starting up a locomotive if it is on the same track as a TMCC/legacy locomotive. If the ground is connected to the track with a TMCC...
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PRICE REDUCED! FOR SALE: NKP C420 #577 $250 (TMCC)

Evan Cihlar ·
I have a Nickel Plate Road C420 for sale. I bought this item second-hand and it was barely used. It was in the private collection of Lionel's CEO (I don't know which one) and never run until I got it. Since I have acquired it in my collection, it has been used gently and only runs local freights up and down the upper level. There are no scratches, broken parts, or anything wrong with this locomotive. The locomotive has great detailing, operates very well, and is a great performer. It also...
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Re: Lionel LionChief Hudson Review Video

SeattleSUP ·
Nice video! The sound on these LionChief Plus engines is pretty impressive.
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Re: Lionel LionChief Hudson Review Video

Mark Gannucci ·
thanks for the review. Can the sounds be turned completely off or just the chuffing?
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Re: Lionel LionChief Hudson Review Video

D500 ·
Would 4 - or even 3 - chuffs kill them? The sound is great, the loco is handsome, the operation appears really sweet. I like it. And I'm a Hi-Railer. More chuffs.
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Re: Lionel LionChief Hudson Review Video

Landsteiner ·
"Can the sounds be turned completely off or just the chuffing? " The chuffing and other operational noise are the only sounds that don't require the operator to press a button (whistle, bell, etc.). So if you set the chuffing switch to off, that silences all the locomotive sounds except whistle and bell.
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Re: Lionel LionChief Hudson Review Video

TrainWizard5972 ·
Landsteiner is correct. Only the chuffing and steam sounds can sounds can be shut off completely.
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Re: Lionel LionChief Hudson Review Video

maint ·
Good review thanks for posting. The price is still a little high for a really nice starter loco. Making the remote control engines like this one may help to get younger people into our hobby!
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Re: Lionel LionChief Hudson Review Video

J Scott ·
Thanks for the review. I have ordered a Mikado and a RS-3. Looking forward to their arrival.
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Re: Lionel LionChief Hudson Review Video

mack ·
Very well done. Lionel has certainly improved its smoke output. Nice looking passenger cars, too. Do you know the RailKing item # for them? Thanks Mack
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Re: Lionel LionChief Hudson Review Video

Nicks Trains ·
Very nice. Love the detail and sounds. I misjudged Lionchief. Will be getting some in the future.
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For Trade Marklin Live Steam O gauge Steam Locomotive

HillTop ·
I have recently decided I would like to refocus certain parts of my collection from European to Lionel (postwar). Thus I am hoping to trade this Live Steam Marklin O gauge Engine for some Lionel postwar. I can provide more pictures if needed. The wheels do rotate fine. But for many years this engine (among many more) has been sitting on my shelf and I would like to have something new to look at. Please feel free to contact me by email.
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MTH O European steam locomotives

didier piette ·
Hi do you have any european steam loco for sale in good condition, no dust , no scratches. I'm presently looking for the French chapelon 231E in green color, the black or the green color 241A SNCF , and the variants of the S 3/6 Bavarian steam locos. let me know if you have them for sale please thanks........
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Steps to help the DCS "find" the lovomotive

Allan Loczy ·
tried adding a locomotive to the dcs, and got the "check track, engine error" message. I checked to make sure the switches on the model was on DCS, not conventional I checked the 2/3 rail switch to make sure its on 3 rail. I check to make sure there is solid power coming to the locomotive. the locomotive "clicks" and reconizes the dcs signal. the polarity with the wires is correct. ( I learned if its backwards, nothing will reconized and respond) the battery is charged and the teather has a...
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Rugged Modern Locomotives?

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Postwar Lionel locomotives were, by and large, rugged and reliable. I have found, by and large, that modern O Gauge locomotives are not nearly as rugged and reliable. Do you agree? I have quite a few modern steamers and diesels that have great detail, smoke, sounds and pulling power. If you have modern locomotives with those features that are also rugged and reliable, please tell us about them, ie, description of model, manufacturer, approximately when made, approximate price/value. Also, do...
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Legacy Locomotives not going the same speed

Jimthetrainfan ·
I have two of the exact same locomotives from lionel from runs that we’re only a year apart. One of them has become much slower than the other. They separate and the lead locomotive accelerates away. Is there anyway to fix this? Thanks in advance, Jim
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Need Central Locomotive Works (CLW) FA-1 / FB-1 Build Instructions & Parts List...

Questor ·
Hello again, I have been approached to buy an unbuilt CLW FA-1 / FB-1 set of Brass Section 1/2 Kits that are missing both the printed Instructions and parts lists. As a result I'm trying to determine which of these Kit's brass parts may be missing, but finding copies of the original Instructions and Parts List is difficult. As a result, I'm trying to find and download an online set of Central Locomotive Works (CLW) FA-1 / FB-1 Build Instructions & Parts List for these Brass Kits in PDF...
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K-Line Hudson Upgrades

TheTrainMain ·
Hiya! I was considering purchasing a K-line New York Central Hudson (K3270-5343S) and I was wondering a few things... 1. Can I install ERR cruise in it? 2. Is there a way to replace the Railsounds board with one from another later TMCC locomotive (New York Central 2-8-2 Mikado JR, w/TMCC (6-38609). I just really think that the sounds from this locomotive would compliment the hudson beautifully. 3. How would one install a super chuffer, so that I can have 4 chuffs per revolution, and fan...
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New Video! MTH WMSR 734 with Uncataloged Cars

TrainWizard5972 ·
I have owned this engine for quite awhile but never got around to filming it on the layout. I recently received two new exclusive RailKing WMSR coaches named Cumberland and Frostburg and figured it was time. They were from a custom run by the Community Model Railroad of Frostburg. Enjoy!
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K line Diecast vs K line

CurtisH ·
Could someone explain what the difference is between K Line Cars and Locomotives marked Diecast vs those just marked K Line?
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>> Traintastic Testimonial <<

Traindame ·
SaWeeeeeet! Our first Traintastic Testimonial from an action taker on one of TrainDame’s Ferroequinologist Friday Features.... the TW TrainWorx Locomotive Service Platform Kit! Check out the talent of our Traintastic Customer Bob V. But first... his words, and I quote: "Roger, I thought I’d share a picture of one of your kits I just put together. I must say, being a cabinet maker for years, this is First class. Thanks for making the hobby great for everyone. Hope to see you in Chicago... Bob...
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Lionel 1225 Locomotive question

Blakester ·
So happy to find this forum! My grandson was given an O Scale Lionel Polar Express train for Christmas and the locomotive wheels don't turn. Supposedly it was only used one time but I am having my doubts. I can get it to move a few feet occasionally, but then it stops. Any tricks I can try, maybe lubrication?
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Darstaed Corridor Coaches

Hello Everyone, I hope you are going to the Darstaed Icon above and clicking on it to see the specials I have on Tinplate Corridor Coaches to go with the MTH Duchess Locomotive, but please do not wait for TCA York, PA In April 19-21, 2018. I just just been notified by Andries Grabowsky: If you wait to place an order at TCA York, PA Train Show in April it will be according to availability as Andries has put some feelers out now to some UK stock buyers. So when the coaches are gone they are...
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K-Line MP15 diesel Rust Issues

NS 3322 ·
I purchased this K-Line MP15 Union Pacific diesel locomotive from a now closed hobby store several years ago, and it began to develop a rust issue around the interior electronics and pick up rollers. The locomotive would not run correctly due to this issue. I separated the locomotive from the rest of my collection (so the rust would not spread) and placed it in a box, and forgot about it. After completing several other projects I have decided to attempt to fix this unit. Any suggestions on...
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Lionchief + does not run

DocMcKay ·
I have a defective Lionchief Plus Pacific (Southern). My question is, from anyone's experience, would you advise I return it to Trainworld or ask them or Lionel to repair it? I just received it from Trainworld, the warranty is in effect, and it gets power (some chuff sounds) but does not run, either from transformer or remote. I followed the instructions carefully. My other engines run fine on the same track. 80 watt, 16 volt transformer. Thanks for any suggestion.
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Re: Anyone Try Building Custom Locomotives Using a old motor

Adriatic ·
Yes, but most are "modifications" or "kit bashes" more than total "scratch builds" due to my use of the original "body". I built one unusual "space" piece that makes me grin, but its almost more toy than train. I love to save "junk" with low $ stuff from here & there, build unusual/whimsical things, or turn an old item into something new. Tin plate? Scale? Plastic, wood, metal, or all of the above??... What kind of box cab build were you considering? Diesel? Electric? Steam? My scratch...
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Re: Anyone Try Building Custom Locomotives Using a old motor

TrainsRMe ·
I don't have a photo, but I once saw at a train show that someone had taken a plastic life-size rat and mounted a Marx motor up into it, just for funzies.
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Re: Anyone Try Building Custom Locomotives Using a old motor

Steamer ·
does this count? two broken 1666 shells going to be a C&O Greenbrier over a 675 motor with and extra driver.
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Re: Anyone Try Building Custom Locomotives Using a old motor

jim pastorius ·
I used a diesel switcher power unit(Lionel) and made a box cab out of it with two caboose bodies, I have a nice Marx diesel switcher that will go that route one day and just this morning I was looking at a nice Lionel 2056 unit I bought cheap and was thinking of building a boiler & cab on it. I have rebuilt and reused various pieces that don't have collector value. A lot of fun. Did a lot of kitbashing with my G gauge stuff.
 
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