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@RSJB18 posted:

I've seen those guys someplace before......

Well whadaya know? These guys also man the cab of my Union Pacific Legacy F7A. I ordered a couple of extras from Lionel parts to install into my Williams Santa Fe and Union Pacific ALCO FA-1s. Had to do some surgery removing the front panel and the lower part of the motor shroud to accommodate that Williams incandescent light bulb which is right smack in the way. That's when the Dremel attachments come in handy. 😉

Good eye!

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Well whadaya know? These guys also man the cab of my Union Pacific Legacy F7A. I ordered a couple of extras from Lionel parts to install into my Wiliams Santa Fe and Union Pacific ALCO FA-1s. Had to do some surgery removing the front panel and the lower part of the motor shroud to accommodate that Williams incandescent light bulb which is right smack in the way. That's when the Dremel attachments come in handy. 😉

Good eye!

had to do similar surgery on mine for a RS3 too.

@pennsyfan posted:

Happy FEF

This NJ Department of Transportation GG1 followed me home from YORK. A GG1 that I didn’t have on my roster.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but NJDOT-contracted GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983.

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What are my options for converting this conventional engine. All it has is an electronic E-unit. A G horn, maybe revs and brakes would be nice. I guess a step up would be train control.

@pennsyfan posted:

What are my options for converting this conventional engine. All it has is an electronic E-unit. A G horn, maybe revs and brakes would be nice. I guess a step up would be train control.

Bob- Does your engine have pullmors or can motors? It it's can motors then I refer you to my Weaver RS3 upgrade. I used a Lionchief/ Bluetooth board. Not sure if Lionel has done an electric in the LC line but it's an option.

If it has pullmor motors then a ERR AC Commander would be in order.

Bob

@RSJB18 posted:

Bob- Does your engine have pullmors or can motors? It it's can motors then I refer you to my Weaver RS3 upgrade. I used a Lionchief/ Bluetooth board. Not sure if Lionel has done an electric in the LC line but it's an option.

If it has pullmor motors then a ERR AC Commander would be in order.

Bob

I should have taken a picture of the box. I forget. Back to you later.

@RSJB18 posted:

Bob- Does your engine have pullmors or can motors? It it's can motors then I refer you to my Weaver RS3 upgrade. I used a Lionchief/ Bluetooth board. Not sure if Lionel has done an electric in the LC line but it's an option.

If it has pullmor motors then a ERR AC Commander would be in order.

Bob

Bob,

My error; I never said that this is a K-Line engine. It has two vertical motors. There was an option for TMCC; but this unit wasn’t equipped. IMG_1395

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@RSJB18 posted:

Bob- Does your engine have pullmors or can motors? It it's can motors then I refer you to my Weaver RS3 upgrade. I used a Lionchief/ Bluetooth board. Not sure if Lionel has done an electric in the LC line but it's an option.

If it has pullmor motors then a ERR AC Commander would be in order.

Bob

Bob(s) - Lionel has issued a traditional sized GG1, in LC 2.0+. No idea if a shell swap across the K-Line and Lionel brands would work.

@pennsyfan posted:

Bob,

My error; I never said that this is a K-Line engine. It has two vertical motors. There was an option for TMCC; but this unit wasn’t equipped. IMG_1395

As long as it has DC motors, then a LC/BT board would work. The motors would have to be wired in series since these boards only have 1 motor output.

Bob(s) - Lionel has issued a traditional sized GG1, in LC 2.0+. No idea if a shell swap across the K-Line and Lionel brands would work.

Thanks Mark. 2.0+ needs the feedback loop that I mentioned. Only LC/BT boards or original LC boards are kind of plug-n-play.

The experts can weigh in but I think when Lionel started adding Legacy features to LC they had to add the feedback which improves speed control.

Bob

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