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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: Lionel 18009 Nylon/Plastic drive gears

Jim 1939 ·
I don't know the number of the correct ones but Lionel assembled the motors with the wrong bushings. An easy fix on this chassis. Once replaced the engine runs good. It was only made for 3 years and was a new casting.
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Re: Lionel 18009 Nylon/Plastic drive gears

Train Doctor ·
Jim is correct, I had one of these, replaced the bushings and put spacer washers between the driven gear so that it stayed properly located. I wasn't super happy with the performance of it, but I was able to improve it enough to make the customer happy. Not one of my fun repairs, but I made it work.
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Lionel SD-70 6-28227 lamps circuit

Highroller2000 ·
Hi, I would like to replace the 6 grain of wheat lamps in my Lionel SD-70 # 6-28227 for LEDs (the pair of lamps for the CAB, NUMBER BOARD and DITCH LIGHTS). I made a working LED circuit which run from 0-18V AC but before clipping any wire in the loco I would like to know exactly how the lamps are driven in these SD-70 model. I assume they are all powered by the track voltage wich is max 18V AC ? I would also like to know if they operate the same in conventional and TMCC mode. Thanks
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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

Jeff Noll ·
I use book binding repair tape. It will last forever and sticks to the tagboard Lionel boxes are made of. Scotch tape is temporary at best.
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Re: 2024 Parts Info

C W Burfle ·
Just use the generic ALCO's information. It will be close. But Lionel made a lot of modifications to those ALCO's that aren't all well documented. If you need help, just ask here. The 2024 Alco is a one year only item, from 1969. Be aware that in the early 1970's MPC must have had a large quantity of left over shells because they had a blowout sale on them, along with a few others. So it is common to find 2024 Alco bodes mounted on older chassis with different construction.
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Re: 2024 Parts Info

GeoPeg ·
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Re: 2024 Parts Info

franktrain ·
Not familiar with Dash 8 - can motor? The Dash 8 40b was a dual pullmor motor(not can) engine made by Lionel during the LTI period. This motor has four wheel drive and two traction tires and die cast side frames. So it has some good weight. franktrain
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Re: 2024 Parts Info

ADCX Rob ·
Hmm... no, there are no grooves in those wheels - very clear in picture - I'm not sure where you are seeing grooved wheels unless I'm misunderstanding some sentence syntax above. However, I have stretched tires over the wheels on Williams diesels which were made after they discontinued magnetraction but before they went with tire traction. It works quite well with clean wheels and just the tiniest drop of CA to hold the tire on.
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Re: 2024 Parts Info

GeoPeg ·
Yeah, most of the "burned" area is just shadowing - the enamel on the wire is actually perfect when viewed under normal lighting. And yes, the winding job is a bit scraggly! It's actually the first double wound field I have seen that did NOT use the red/green enamel on the wire, it is just straight copper colored under normal lighting. This engine was the very last design Lionel made in 69, if you can believe what is written by knowledgeable sources, so they were probably well into the...
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Re: 0-6-0 Lionel 656

Chessie Steam Fan ·
Ok that's they I figured they never made one. The only 060 Lionel ever made that I was able to find pictures of was the 300 series pre war locomotives. Thanks for the info. I'll look at the forum archives. Any idea on the exact date of that poster?
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0-6-0 Lionel 656

Chessie Steam Fan ·
So recently my father and I purchased a few engines from a lady who's husband died. We bought a Lionel 1656 in about C-7 condition and a locomotive marked as Lionel 656. The 656 is an 0-6-0 switcher locomotive that has an almost identical shell to the 1656. The only shell difference is a fixed bell verses a swinging bell and a screw right behind the bell. Our assumption at the moment is that somebody modified a 1656 to have an 0-6-0 configuration with something like a 2018, 2016, or a 2026...
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Re: 0-6-0 Lionel 656

WftTrains ·
No, there was never a Lionel post-war 0-6-0 steam switcher CATALOGED nor was there ever a Lionel post-war or pre-war locomotive numbered 656. The number 656 was used on a pre-war O gauge cattle car made from 1935 though 1940 although Lionel occasionally reused a pre-war number on a completely different post-war item. There was a #403 steam switcher shown in the 1946 catalog but this engine was never made. In the image in the catalog (probably an artist's drawing and not a photograph) it is...
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Re: Lionel Parts Closed for Holidays?

rockstars1989 ·
They don't send confirmation e mails any more. At least that was made clear the last time this subject came up. Nick
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Anyone build Lionel demonstrator layout?

rrman ·
Finished reading the Classic Trains magazine detailing all the Lionel dealer demonstration layouts.  I know that OGR published an article where Jim B. built one using fast track as close replacement for Super O. Granted these layouts were not complex, and designed to run trains in circles and animate alot of accessories for show to draw people into the store. As aside, growing up in Pittsburgh in early '50s, my Christmas high was going to Horne's, Kaufman's, Gimbel's, and...
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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: 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: 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: 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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o gauge Repro blue comet

NickD51 ·
I am looking for a Lionel 6-51004 1991 Blue comet set new or used complete. If anyone knows where to look I'd like some help. Thanks NickD51
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Lionel 6-14536 F3 AA Santa Fe set with matching Aluminum cars lower price

trainmanbutch ·
Here we have a really nice Lionel Santa Fe set with matching Aluminum cars the engines were a run for the Spirit OF America rebate in effort in joining "Lionel in Supporting America" the item number for the engines is 6-14536 they have all the goodies American Flags and all they are close to mint condition the only thing is I can find 2 of the silver smoke stacks if I find I will include them other wise they run fine and all functions works as they should next we have a set of Aluminum cars...
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Parts for a Lionel O 5165 switch?

pwrwgn ·
I have two of these that were dropped at some point. The plastic is broken out where the nuts that hold them together were. I can redo the area, but I need to replace the "nut and bolt". Any sources for really small hardware out there?
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LIONEL GENERAL

Stewart763 ·
last year my friend John Mallard sold me a very nice looking  Rock Island Line General  I took it to the Hornby O Gauge club along with the only 3 coaches I have at present it was pride of place at Christmas gone in front of the TV with our little N gauge set running in front of it I thought you might like to see it ( sorry for the N gauge )  I hope they work  https://www.youtube.com/watch?...CCuVMjAEHnus964X71gW  ...
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Lionel 2020 part needed

OriginalMadman ·
Thank you all for responding. It turns out I am looking for a #671-186x collector insulation board and it only fits a 1946 Lionel 2020 and 671 engines. The slot for the collector terminal is on one side at the edge on this part, not centered as on the 671-186 that is for the 1947 and newer engine. Send me a message if any body has one for sale. Dave W.
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Re: Parts for a Lionel O 5165 switch?

ADCX Rob ·
The nuts are part number 022-69, 5132-69 or 6SP-5132-069. The screws are 4-36, 1/4 inch.
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Re: Parts for a Lionel O 5165 switch?

rtr12 ·
I am not familiar with those switches, but you might try here for small nuts & bolts - Micro-Fasteners
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Re: Parts for a Lionel O 5165 switch?

pwrwgn ·
Thanks!
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Re: Parts for a Lionel O 5165 switch?

Larry3railtrains ·
Have you tried Chuck Sartor for the parts?
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Re: LIONEL GENERAL

Ont Sou ·
Like the General and the Hornby. Jim Mc
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Re: LIONEL GENERAL

Jim 1939 ·
Nice trains.
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Lionel B&O F-3 ABA

wb47 ·
Here is a really nice ABA set in the darker blue B&O livery. Powered A, dummy B and dummy A. TMCC with odessey. This set runs incredibly smooth as a train (consist) Crawls at slow speed. It does not have all of the speed steps that legacy has but runs as smooth. 6-14566 powered A, 14567, non powered A, and 14558 non powered B, set box is 14565, all boxes are included and in great shape. I bought this set new and my home is smoke free. I never used the smoke. I like the horn on this one.
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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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Repair for Lionel Holiday Christmas Train - O Gauge

Jerry T ·
Lionel no longer services this product. I have two sets and after taking them both back out of the box today, I cannot get either of them to run. Can anyone direct me to someone who can take on a repair of this sort? Thanks, Jerry T
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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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Lionel 0-6-0 Dockside lighting issue

TerryThom ·
I recently purchased a used Lionel 0-6-0 Dockside loco 6-28624 which has a problem with the directional lighting. When in forward mode, the rear light is active and when in reverse mode the forward light is active. Has anyone experienced this issue and are there suggestions as to a simple fix? Thanks.
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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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Lionel operating water tower good news

Jorge Gomez Espana ·
hi friends !I just finished the restoration of an operating water tower,the original version, so now that the mechanic and electrical work was done I replaced the old hoses with new surgical rubber ones and after that I filled the tank with 50% water 50% white vinegar and let it sit for two days and flushed a lot of rust and dirty water.I repeated this twice until no rust came out.here comes the best part,after making sure no rust was left I refilled the tank with GLYCOL ANTIFREEZE from pep...
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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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Looking for the following Lionel and K-Line

MrBob ·
I'm looking for the following Lionel and K-Line cars ... Thanks for the help! Lionel 6-27432 UP hopper 6-17580 UP flat car 6-17931 UP tank car 6-27206 UP boxcar 6-19595 SF reefer 6-19367 SF hopper 6-27267 SP/UP heritage boxcar K-Line K672404 ore car (or any UP yellow full scale ore car)
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Re: Lionel 18009 Nylon/Plastic drive gears

Howie ·
What is the procedure for making this loco run more smoothly? Tiffany suggested this loco has a rough casting is refitting the casting with a bushing a cure? Again thank you for your help.
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Re: Lionel 18009 Nylon/Plastic drive gears

Chuck Sartor ·
Neither of these locos have plastic gears.
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Re: Lionel 18009 Nylon/Plastic drive gears

Tiffany ·
Hello Howie the lionel 18001 Rock Island 4-8-4 "Northern" came with brass gear but the boiler casting is rough. I had one of those back in 1987. It is a poor runner if you are aware of that but can be repaired. It has the same chassis as a old 736. I am not sure of the 18009 Mohawk as I never taken one apart. Tiffany
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Lionel 18009 Nylon/Plastic drive gears

Howie ·
I have a 6-18001 RI , I am hoping to purchase a Lionel 6-18009 on eBay. I have heard both of these locos have Nylon/Plastic gears. Where should I go to find brass/metal replacement gears? Any help would be greatly appreciated.Yours in railroading. Howie
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Re: Lionel 18009 Nylon/Plastic drive gears

romiller49 ·
Howie, where do you hear these things. No plastic on these steamers. Rod Miller
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Re: Lionel 18009 Nylon/Plastic drive gears

PSU1980 ·
Send an email to Lionel - they just created new brass gears or look at the Niagara thread I started last December. Lots of answers on where to get gears - try Gunrunner John - he's very knowledgeable on them. UPDATE 5/25/16 WITH VIDEO !!!!!!!!!!! Niagara gears and drive shaft
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Re: Lionel 18009 Nylon/Plastic drive gears

Moonman ·
They are 2 different drive systems. the 18001 is direct from the motor , the 18009 has a shaft drive . gears are brass on both.
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