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I would like to add a trolley to my Christmas setup next year. I am looking into the 90s  Lionel Christmas trolley sets e.g. 6-21924 and had a few questions. Are there any mechanical issues? Also can they run at a relatively slow speed, as some older Lionel only runs smoothly at higher speeds. I would appreciate any insight from the fine folks at this forum. Thanks

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Modern Lionel bump and go trolleys have DC can motors and run much more smoothly and at lower speeds than the old #60 cars.

The only mechanical issues I've noticed are tracking problems through postwar O27 switches and crossings, owing to their lighter weight.  For a simple oval or back-and-forth operation, they work fine!

Be sure to keep an eye on the third rail shoe, as it is prone to loading up with crud from the third rail.

Hope this helps! 

Mitch

Modern Lionel bump and go trolleys have DC can motors and run much more smoothly and at lower speeds than the old #60 cars.

The only mechanical issues I've noticed are tracking problems through postwar O27 switches and crossings, owing to their lighter weight.  For a simple oval or back-and-forth operation, they work fine!

Be sure to keep an eye on the third rail shoe, as it is prone to loading up with crud from the third rail.

Hope this helps!

Mitch

Thank you! Do you know approximately when did Lionel switch over to the dc cans? Thanks again!

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