GET A WINNING COMBINATION WITH THIS CAR. As part of the celebration of the Lionel Railroader's (LRRC) members joining the Lionel Collector's Club of America we have created a Special Car to commemorate this event. The LCCA/LRRC Walking Brakeman Car honors this history melding of two great Lionel clubs with a colorful action car that is worthy of ownership by anyone that loves Lionel Trains.

Here's our 30 Second Video Commercial for the Walking Brakeman Car!

 
 

- Conventional Classic Car and packaging 
- Conventional Classic trucks and operating couplers. 
- Brakeman figure moves back and forth along the roofwalk via track power 
- BONUS!! Additional American replacement flag included 
- Powerful maintenance-free motor with On/Off switch 
- Metal frame 
- Gauge: Traditional O-Gauge 
- Dimension: 10 1/2" 

QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED, order period ends May 1st, 2015. Order now to avoid disappointment. Expect shipping third quarter 2015.

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Al,

 

Great to see new items for this merger.  BUT - when can we expect some add-ons for the General Locos?  Thought we were getting some smoking boxcars,.  Would be nice to get some cars not seen with the existing General sets?

Originally Posted by SWANKO:

Al,

 

Great to see new items for this merger.  BUT - when can we expect some add-ons for the General Locos?  Thought we were getting some smoking boxcars,.  Would be nice to get some cars not seen with the existing General sets?

We need to talk with Lionel again on The General add on cars.

 

Al K. 

Originally Posted by SWANKO:

Al,

 

Great to see new items for this merger.  BUT - when can we expect some add-ons for the General Locos?  Thought we were getting some smoking boxcars,.  Would be nice to get some cars not seen with the existing General sets?

We need to talk with Lionel again on The General add on cars.

 

Al K. 

Hi all, some help needed. Car arrived today, looks nice, but I cannot figure out how to attach the brakeman to the t-shaped pole. Only instructions that came with the car are for turning on or off the switch. Can somone post a photo or diagram on how to attach the brakeman?

 

Thanks!

B&O Bill

The LCCA is really making some "knock it out of the park" rolling stock!  I plan to pick up some LCCA cars at there booth at York this October. 

      

Chris.

 

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GUYS there is a thin metal rod that goes up between the legs of the figure.

It is flexible and you should be able to straighten it out.

Hope this helps.

 

SAL GAMBINO

DIRECTOR/LCCA

I have had no success. In fact, there has been a casualty. See photos. I looked between the legs of the figure, and thought I saw a small hole in the part of the body we call the perineum. So, I straightened the "T" and tried to push the small end up into the hole. Could not get it to go and the casualty occurred.

 

Yes, I admit to being fumble fingered, but this is NOT a good design!

 

 

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Haven't got mine yet. Will see Tuesday when it arrives.

But having demonstrated the model at YORK and the Convention I stuck that piece up his butt and it worked. Maybe the hole needs widening or lube.

I know it is a new design by LIONEL.

 

SAL

I had success as well, Kevin. I had to use a small drill. Fortunately, I also had access to a surgeon skilled in head transplants.

 

Note to other LCCA members: check your man carefully. Make sure there is a slot that is easily usable.

 

 

B&O Bill

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This was really helpful.  My thanks to all.  I had the same problem when the car arrived on Saturday and followed the trail  I found the hole as suggested but had to use a magnifying glass, a pin, tweezers and a second pair of hands from my mom.  

The LCCA walking Brakeman car is being shipped out now.  Please note the walking brakeman may be a liitle hard to install. There may be a little plastic in the opening, a simple fix, just take a small knife and enlarge it a little, it will slip right in the opening.   Here are some additional instructions:


1.  There is a small slot between the legs of the Brakeman.  Place a drop of lubricating oil into that slot.
2.  Place the car on its side on a towel or other soft surface so you do not damage the graphics and paint scheme,
3.  Grasp the pin that protrudes through the top of the car with needle nose pliers.  You will note the pin is attached to the car mechanism.  Grasp both the mechanism and the rotating pin so that the pin is about perpendicular to the top of the car (you might want to place a tiny bit of oil on the very top of the pin as well).  Slide the figure down over the pin engaging the slot between the legs with the pin.  Push the figure down on the pin until his feet just clear the top of the car.
4. Insert either flag into the holes in the hands of the Brakeman.  Note the flag poles are somewhat flexible.  This intentional feature allows you to insert the flag pole into the holes which may be slightly off center due to the manufacturing processes used.
5.  Place the car on the track and power up per the Lionel instructions.  As long as there is track power the figure will move from one end of the car to the other.  Be sure to test the car on any tunnels or overpasses to be sure you have proper clearance.  
6.  Enjoy!

I hope this helps you with your cars.  Thank you for ordering your Limited  Edition LCCA operating brakeman car!  We appreciate your support.

Al Kolis

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This car is REALLY neat.  The video emphasizes just how attractive and "fun to run" it is on your layout.  Thanks to the information the Forum I now know how to install the brakeman. No doubt about it, "Up Yours" has a lot of meaning when referring to this car.

 

 

Ed Boyle, Partner, Associate Editor

O Gauge Railroading magazine

Originally Posted by GG1GUYY:

Maybe the hole needs widening or lube.  I know it is a new design by LIONEL. SAL

Actually not.  Lionel has released several versions of this walking brakeman car using this design over the last 10 years or so.

Here are a few photos of the LCCA's Limited edition Walking Brakeman car on LCCA member Bob VerHoef layout in Leland IA.  Thanks for sharing Bob!

Al K.

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Originally Posted by Grampstrains:

It was an American Flyer original.  Lionel just changed it for O gauge.

Gramps.... They didn't "just" change it for O.  Lionel has had several O gauge walking brakeman cars in the last 10-15 years.  I wasn't referring to the Flyer original.  This is far from the first walking brakeman car in Lionel O.  

A new problem with the car. My brakeman just suddenly stopped walking. It appears that the driving wheel inside slips, and the belt doesn't move. Anyone else have difficulties like this? Suggestions as to a fix? I may just contact LIONEL since I just got the car in August 2015. 

B&O Bill

Bill: Mine did too when it was new. The belt slipped off the wheel, I just took the body off and placed the belt back on. It hasn't happened since then.. Bob V.

 

 

Cabinet Bob, thanks, but turns out that's not it. I looked, and the belt seems to be on, but the drive side seems askew. It seems the gears are not "meshing," as the motor is turning but the drive wheel not moving. LCCA is sending me a copy of the invoice, and I'll contact Lionel for a return authorization for them to look at it. Thanks again!

B&O Bill

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Hi Al, you know that I'm a long time , loyal member of the club so I tried to limit my experience with the car to an e-mail generated from the club website. Two weeks no reply, so here goes; the car is beautiful but the mounting assembly is unimaginative at best.

The little man came in with a broken leg and a missing forearm.  There is no hole up his butt to use the mounting rod mentioned above so I'm left on my own to try and make this work.

As for the stupidly prepared directions I think that was due because Lionel ordered a more sensible mounting system and China took it upon themselves to throw this failure together.

I find this all disconcerting considering what a beautiful piece of rolling stock this is.

I was able to repair the leg but there is little I can do about the missing arm other then to try to sculptor one out of an epoxy resin. Other then that I'm left with a ten point vet carrying the club flag. 

As for the T mount assembly I suggest taking a finger drill and turning a hole through his little crotch drill a hole through the T assembly, then epoxy a bent wire brad to the upright T assembly and sitting our little victim on top of the up side of pin. The T assembly will need to be painted a color to blend with the man's paints  and a dab of hot glue to hold him steady to the upright T assembly. I chose hot glue because it can be removed. 

I know this will have a negative effect on any resale value of the car, but at lest it will work. That said he has a missing arm so any resale value is mute. Oh yea, with only one arm I had to super glue the flag poll into his left hand. 

I will try and see if I can cut a slot in his crotch as is shown in your pictures, but I really don't see the space for that. It's almost like we have different men.

A beautiful car totally  flawed by a very poor application. 

 

 

Keep Your Rails Polished!

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Sent my car with the non-walking brakeman to Lionel on Monday, 2/29. It is back today, 3/5!  Gear was out of alignment, fixed! He walks again!

Thanks, Lionel, and thanks, LCCA for helping me get a copy of the order sheet.

B&O Bill

Just a heads up guys. LCCA heard me and I received my replacement man, poll and flag.

Thank You Al, something tells me you where behind this.

I did not expect this because of the limited run of the car, it say's a lot about you all at the LCCA.

I  will cherish it for life.  

 

Keep Your Rails Polished!

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