Lionel Train Forum - Lionel Trains

Author Topic: Looking for help about tracks  (Read 148 times)


  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Looking for help about tracks
« on: April 12, 2018, 02:16:42 pm »
I'm looking to possibly purchase this set. 

Lionel 8-81002 Frontier Steam Freight Train Set.

I'm looking for info on buying more track for it.
1. Is this type of track easy to find?
2. Is it expensive?
3. Can I use other type of tracks?

Also I would like to run it around my room. So my question is does the power supply only run a certain length of track?


Social Buttons


  • Toy Train Infidel
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 344
  • A Child at Heart, Still Plays with Trains.
  • Location: Couch Mt, overlooking scenic Lone Star, Tx.
    • View Profile
    • Marx Trains & Toys
  • Scale(s) Modeled: G-1:22.5 & 1:24, Standard Gauge,  O/O-27, Wind Up, S scale & N scale.
Re: Looking for help about tracks
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 11:24:01 pm »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!
Welcome to the sometimes confusing world  large scale trains.
Your potential train is a "G" scale train that operates on 45 mm track.
Track is available from various producers in brass, stainless steel or aluminum.
Plastic track is also available but not applicable unless you convert over to R/C & onboard batteries.
Both new and used track are readily available, with used brass .332  track in. the 3 to 5 dollar per foot range.
As to the power supply, it will depend upon the amount of track you plan to power.
For my small 8 X 14 loop l use a 1 amp power supply. 
For the several hundred feet of track in rhe big layout l have a 10 amp power supply.
All my track is .332 brass, mixed, new and used.

Happy Rails!


Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
1 Replies
Last post December 05, 2016, 08:21:48 pm
by mtfrizzell

Member Photos

Recent Threads

Re: Value of trains? by FASTFJR
July 14, 2018, 04:10:11 pm

Re: Value of trains? by TrainLarry
July 13, 2018, 11:25:46 am

Value of trains? by FASTFJR
July 12, 2018, 09:34:00 pm

Re: New member by djacobsen
July 01, 2018, 06:49:10 am

Re: Old lionel O gauge power question by mrfixit1946
June 30, 2018, 07:55:38 pm


Donate to LTF Here

Lionel Trains

Lionel Train Forum - Model Train Forum