Tagged With "Lionel Whistle"

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This is my latest addition

S J "Marty" Martin ·
I love Lionel rolling stock....not so much their passenger cars or any other illuminated car.....the wires always seem to break...illuminated no more. darn shame too....100 + years and still can’t get it right
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Lionel 7200 sd 80 mac

Alcocraz ·
I was having trouble with my Sd 80 mac making a grinding noise from the front truck.Found the front motor was grinding on the gears.Pulled the shell off and found a loose motor.I can see the motor screws are loose.My question would be how to achieve access to the screw heads.Any help would be appreciated Thanks.
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{SOLD} Lionel PA-1 powered front truck assembly

Jack118711 ·
I ordered this from Trainz (bad idea) under the pretenses of it being a Williams part but I did not look at it closely enough to notice it had ladders on it so I assume it is actually for a Lionel. No brand printed on it but I think Lionel was one of the few to slap ladders on the frame. Anyway, since it does not work for my Williams PA-1 I have no need for it. Looking to get $30 plus shipping. It's in great shape and to scale.
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Re: Lionel 6-14536 F3 AA Santa Fe set with matching Aluminum cars lower price

J Daddy ·
" if I find them before the auction ends I will include them " Auction?
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Re: Lionel 2020 part needed

Lenny J ·
I did a Google search and Just Trains has part on their list
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Re: Lionel 2020 part needed

C W Burfle ·
What happened to the original one? I have re-used turbine insulation plates that were cracked or broken in half. I have found that if you are able to put them in place and reattach the collector assembly, they will stay in place. They also work fine with little chips here and there, as long as the chips are not too serious.
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Re: Lionel 2020 part needed

TeleDoc ·
How bad is the original that you need to replace it? The only supplier that showed the 671-186X was Dew Associates, and sadly it is "OUT OF STOCK". All the other suppliers I have bookmarked, only list the 1947 style in stock. There is an alternative, if the original isn't badly damaged. You can try to use Card Stock, like poster board, and make one, by tracing the outline of the original. Then use an Xacto knife to cut the slits, and use small drill bit to make the screw holes. I have done...
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Re: o gauge Repro blue comet

hobby-go-lucky ·
There's one sans box currently available on eBay. I am not and have no knowledge of the seller.
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Re: o gauge Repro blue comet

NickD51 ·
Thanks. I saw that but he doesn't know if it runs and box is missing
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Re: Repair for Lionel Holiday Christmas Train - O Gauge

El Classico ·
Battery powered, RC? I would say that your local hobby shop might be able to do that.
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Re: Repair for Lionel Holiday Christmas Train - O Gauge

Adriatic ·
You'll get help, but more than likely its "do it yourself" help. A track powered unit would be somewhat different., but most of the cheaper ones aren't worth the cost of a repair shop, (sentimental attachment aside). Lionel had a part in producing some cheap ones, and really good ones both. #1 Does that run on batteries or powered track? That is question #1 for sure.(no link, unfamiliar loco, & can't really tell) Q.#2- Is this O gauge? Normally G belongs in the HO,N,G,Z section for best...
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Re: Repair for Lionel Holiday Christmas Train - O Gauge

Jon G ·
If it is the set pictured, it is G gauge with a IR remote, constant voltage to the track. The electronics fail and are not repairable. I have converted some of these trains to run with a conventional DC HO transformer, but the IR remote can not be used nor will it have any sounds. Any local service station should be to do this conversion if you want to save it.
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Re: Lionel 0-6-0 Dockside lighting issue

rOdnEy ·
I suspect someone rolled the lamp wires on the lighting board. Here is the link to the LL website showing the board (#6 on the photo) https://www.lionelsupport.com/...d4-b233-766e50ad2664 Getting into the docksider can be interesting...take a few photos with your phone as you pull parts off, so you will know how they all go back together. It's not as bad as the old K-line 0-4-0 Porter for repairs , but can still be a handful.
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Re: Lionel 0-6-0 Dockside lighting issue

gunrunnerjohn ·
I'll take 5 Docksiders apart before I do another Porter! The Porter is a royal PITA.
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Re: Lionel 0-6-0 Dockside lighting issue

ed new haven line ·
I had purchased two of the first series of this locomotive (Reading) back in late 2003 or early 2004. They cost $90.00 each. It is actually a saddle tank locomotive with it's water tank wrapped around it's boiler. This little engine is very amazing as one can pull around 20 freight cars. Earlier this year one of them started to run slower and slower until it would only run in reverse. Then smoke started to come out from inside the boiler. I disassembled the locomotive and found that the...
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

Steamer ·
Marx boxes are hard to fins. Prewar,Postwar, and MPC boxes are desirable. Please list them for sale here before the burn barrel!
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

Former Member ·
Surely, you have to take a variety of factors into consideration...but I say, fix em! I've used glue - and clear packing tape to good effect. On MPC and LTI era boxes - just fix them! - They are so much stronger and more useful. Pre-war flats - its up to you. Fortunately, glue works well on these. One thing is for sure - LIONEL boxes suck! Made to be destroyed when used "normally" Reverse the trucks and pray nothing catches!!! And how do you open them without ripping the lids...I use a...
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

wb47 ·
I agree Jim, that western pacific car is pretty nice and I think somewhat scarce, but what most of us have are stuff like this: lionel lehigh valley black hopper car, lionel sunoco 3 dome tank car, lionel 6457 caboose with rough box, or lionel 3461x lumber car with rough box, how about putting a price on these just for example and then how much extra would a box left rough be worth over a box with tape? Just for example thanks, now be careful or you might own these! Thanks
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

TomlinsonRunRR ·
Roving Sign, I hear you! My problems, regardless of manufacturer, are trying to get the styrofoam out of the box without shredding either, and then when replacing the car, the clear "window" plastic gets caught. Once it's bent up inside the box, you're doomed. That's when I break out the tape and tack the plastic back down. I'm normally very careful with my possessions but these modern boxes do not seem to be designed for frequent use. Just one woman's experience. Tomlinson Run RR
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

Rod Stewart ·
This brings back an awkward childhood memory. About age 8 or 9 I received a new Daisy BB gun for my birthday. A short time later a buddy and I were in the basement trying it out and deciding what to attack next, we found a stash of, you guessed it, Lionel train boxes. We probably peppered about 15-20 of them full of BB holes, then threw them in the trash. I guess it seemed like a great idea at the time! Thankfully the respective cars were on the layout and the boxes were empty! I seem to...
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

Tiffany ·
Hello RAILRIDE I have a Railking box with white insert for this caboose you have (off-set steel caboose). The box has no tears or missing flaps and the plastic window is good, it had little sign of wear and with the price sticker on the front "21.99". The condition of the box and white insert is very good to like new. This box was for a Santa Fe # 30-77016, I would try to take pictures of the box. send me E-mail if interesting. "I do this all this to make the Good News known. I do it so that...
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

hhtrains ·
I have the insert for a Lionel #2358 GN EP5 which probably fit any EP5,thought it might be worth something but didn't know how much. As you can see from the pictures it is close to perfect condition
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

C W Burfle ·
And how do you open them without ripping the lids...I use a dentists pick to open some of them Slip a thin blade like a knife between the tuck flap and the side flap to guide the edge of the tuck flap past the side flap. It's a bit tricky until you've done it a few times. Lou Shur taught me that trick.
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

Rod Stewart ·
I have pristine empty boxes and foam inserts for Lionel BN SD-40's #8585 and dummy #8586 doing nothing, if anyone needs them. These are from about 1989 as I recall. Rod
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

Popi ·
if I ever get up in the attic, ill dig around and see what ive got and list them. which begs another question, anybody ever shipped boxes and how do you ship them. do you ship them in place or do you fold them flat and ship them that way
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

RaritanRiverRailroadFan4 ·
After receiving a few old postwar lionel boxes with corresponding accessories or engines or cars. A thought hit me. I think others would share my sentiments. You can't run the boxes...
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Former Member ·
Worth noting - eBay has an entire category dedicated to empty O gauge boxes
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

George S ·
Yes. They used to be ridiculously priced, but have come down a lot recently.
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

aussteve ·
I like to keep the boxes. I bought this car just to get the box.
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John F ·
I seem to have stumbled onto a hot topic with all these replies. Thanks for the many ideas. I still have to decide to make some kind of permanent repairs to boxes where the flaps on either end have come off. JohnF
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C W Burfle ·
After receiving a few old postwar lionel boxes with corresponding accessories or engines or cars. A thought hit me. I think others would share my sentiments. You can't run the boxes... That's true. But there are people out there who are more interested in collecting Lionel trains than running them. Nobody really knows which group is larger. Many do both. Some of those people like to have their Lionel trains in their original boxes and are willing to pay a premium for them. This is not unique...
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

George S ·
Do you have the flaps? Was the seam torn neat or ripped? What condition is the rest of the box? It would also help if you posted a picture. Then, maybe we could give you some very specific advice. In the meantime, I will look for that box repair video I saw a while back. George
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

George S ·
Here are some good resources: http://ourpastimes.com/restore...ard-box-5943698.html http://www.randystoyshop.com/boxres.htm http://www.thegamesjournal.com...RepairingBoxes.shtml https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oS__7nSNo8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBBAXhxFA6c I also prefer using Titebond Premium Wood Glue to using white glue or Elmers. George
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HMS2035 ·
I've kept all of my post-war Lionel boxes. I just love the way they smell. Hal
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Popi ·
Paper tape
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Steamer ·
Yes they take up space, and no you can't run them, but I like the old Lionel and Marx boxes.
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Rod Stewart ·
So did you throw the car out? Rod
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rtraincollector ·
I agree make repairs but if you can do it from the inside of the box not the outside
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

Jagrick ·
condition determines value for most part, rarity of number the other. Repaired/damaged boxes unless a rare item are low in value
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

aussteve ·
Most usually the price on a train item is significantly higher if it includes a nice crisp box; meaning all the flaps intact without tears, no penicil-crayon-ink markings, sales stickers, adhesive residue and no creases, holes, tears in the cardboard. Many accessories, engines and some odd shaped cars had cardboard inserts inside the box. Those have value as well. Nearly all pricing is based on rarity, condition, and demand.
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Steamer ·
and sometimes the sales stickers and other markings can add to the story of the item. If you are considering tossing any, put them on the for sale forum here first.
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Pingman ·
John, go ahead and make the box repairs--your locomotives, etc. will have more value with a repaired original box than if it is sold without a box. As noted above, a repaired box on its own may not hold much value.
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J Daddy ·
I would avoid using tape. Best to leave the flaps unglued and lay them flat to avoid more damage.
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Rescued Trains ·
J DADDY is correct, do not tape boxes, probably has more value in the "as is" condition.
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

MattR ·
I tape them with high quality clear packing tape. They come good. Better than a box you have to put in a bag or envelope because of all the pieces. My thoughts anyhow.
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wb47 ·
Given the fact though that most of the old stuff does not go for much anymore, why struggle with boxes that are falling apart. My vote is to throw or tape.
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HOPPY ·
Hey what about the outer shipping boxes? Are they worth saving in addition to the item's shelf box? I am unpacking all my trains to store on train room shelves. The brown cardboard shipping boxes take up a lot of room and I'd rather not keep them. None of them are older than 1995 anyway. Hoppy
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

Dave45681 ·
If you actually keep the inner boxes inside the shipping boxes, it's not a lot of extra room. (well, it adds up a little based on the thickness of the cardboard, but I assume you mean keeping them separate form the inner box?) They can help protect the inner box so it doesn't get as much shelf wear over the years (dinged corners, marks from sliding across the shelf, etc). Value probably not a huge differential, but they definitely can help preserve the inner box. Given a choice, I prefer an...
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Re: Old Lionel Boxes

eddie g ·
I would never tape the boxes together. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
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ADCX Rob ·
Here is an alternate fact .
 
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