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General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Menards O scale
« on: August 24, 2023, 04:41:26 pm »
Hello and a belated Welcome to the Forum.
l personally don't have any of the Menards  rolling stock or track,
l  already have more trains than l can play with.
My friends who have purchased from them are very happy with their purchases.
l hope this helps you in your decion.

Happy Rails.

Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: Painting rusty tubular track ties
« on: August 24, 2023, 04:32:12 pm »
Hello & a belated Welcome to the Forum.
My fix for your dilemna is to use a jar or tube of petrolium jelly and cover the areas you don't want painted.  When paint dries wipe off the vaseline. You might want to carefully wipe the track with alcohol to disolve any remnant vaseline.
I've used this trick after soaking track in agricultural  vinegar.
Be sure to make sure your insulating paper survives.
l hope this helps....
Happy Rails

Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: Lionel Tender
« on: June 04, 2023, 08:51:23 am »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum.
The.most common cause l have encountered with this problem,
is the insulating board needing replacement,.
When it goes bad, it allows the sound board to
 short out on the frame/car & make noise or not work at all.
Hope this helps.
Happy Rails!

Hello & Welcome to the Forum.

My suggestion for you is to conract forum members' shop, Henning's Trains.
They should be able to provide you with everything you need.
215 362 2442

Happy Rails!

Hello & Welcome to the Fourm!

l've never had that problem, but l've alway's deal with the track pin problem the old fashioned way: Finishing nails and a wire cutters...

l imagine stainless pins would be somewhat resistant to rust and if you are operating in a crappy unfinished basement, pin corrosion might be a problem and stainless steel track pins might help with your connectivity issues.

l'd say to check your length & make any changes to the new pin as necessary with a saw & or file.
The diameter difference between new & old can be accomodated by cri mping the track tight around the new pin.

Happy Rails.....

The Train Yard / Re: Merry Christmas.....
« on: December 15, 2022, 10:00:49 am »
Merry Christmas.

Trains Marketplace - Buy & Sell Here! / Re: Hello to all here on this forum
« on: December 05, 2022, 10:37:59 am »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

l am sad at the reason for you joining the forum but do understand.
Your Fathers' train if in very good condition w/boxes runs in the $200 price range.
Your 2037 locomotive w/tender is around $30.00.
The days of high price selling is over, unless you have a rare or unique train.

Happy Rails!

Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: Lackawana Gear Stuck
« on: March 09, 2022, 02:52:10 pm »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum...
l had a locomotive that had a similar problem.
The gears were worn and didnt mesh, so it locked up.
l had oned l accidently put back together out of quarter, and that locked it up.
Your Lackawana, which one is it? they produced a variety of them. 
 My favorite was the Camelback.
This is where pictures would help identify your loco & its' problem.
My guess is to make sure your gears lineup & everything well lubricated.

Happy Rails...

Hello  & Welcome to the Forum!
Worn out locomotive? Really?
Motor doesn't run?
Wheels falling off?
Most probably your locomotive needs a thorough maintenance.
My newest locomotive a 1946 221 Dreyfuss Hudson just gets routine maintenencae.
My other is a 1937. l will admit it is starting to get a little zinc pest, but it too just receives
routine maintenance
Honestly, l dont own a Lionel that runs on O27 track newer than the Drefuss.
My other's, Lionel Standard Gauge & Wind Ups are 1917 to mid 30's

Ok, basicly You want a Scout. There's alot of them out there and reasonably priced.
lf you want something newer, the plastic MPC era loco's are available.
After those you start gettingmore bells & whistles...more stuff to break/wear out.
l see Scout's & Scout type locomotives, in very good to like new for 50 to 75$ all the time.
You can find Good,Used locomotives that your grand children will play with quite easily. Just dont get sucked into the auction fever & over pay.

check out our for sale/trade sub forum, maybe someones offering something you'd like..
my locomotives are in the gallery if you want a look.  Honestly, l didn't pay over $100.00 for anything.
Hope this is of some help.
Happy Rails!

General Model Train Discussions / Re: Polar express
« on: December 25, 2021, 07:39:48 am »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum.

l am guessing you are refering to the Lionel O set.
Yes, you can add cars until you make the wheels spin(break traction) on the locomotive.
Many folks run their trains' consists as they would have been in real life. .
Some folks want to see how many cars their locomotive can pull.
lt's your train. run a consist that makes You happy!

Merry Christmas...

Happy Rails!

Hello & Welcome to the Forum.

I'm taking the liberty of posting a link to your Auction Session #8.

Happy Rails!

The Train Yard / Merry Christmas.....
« on: December 20, 2021, 06:18:42 am »

Sorry, my misidentifying your headlight & damage to door is from your photo's.
This is why it is important to take photo's showing different views & close ups.

happy rails.

Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

l love seeing Lionel Standard Gauge Trains showing up here on the Forum.
The current condition is Operator quality as it sits, restoration may increase value
tho some are prefering original condition with all the love the trains have received left intact.
Better photo's would help with identification, but the cast headlights & damaged red stamp
on door say 1926 - 1929 to me.

Happy Rails!

General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Legacy engine drive truck
« on: November 20, 2021, 05:54:05 am »

Hello & Welcome to the Forum.

Here is a link to Forum member's - Hennings Trains:

Check them out, they should have the part you need and info on repair.

Happy Rails....

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