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General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Caterpillar Lionel Trains
« on: February 28, 2021, 05:38:02 am »
Vince
John Deere may have built rail cars in the past, but current production is Railroad Engine's & Drivetrain.

https://www.deere.com/en/engines-and-drivetrain/learn-more/railroad/

Happy Rails!
dave

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General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Caterpillar Lionel Trains
« on: February 26, 2021, 06:38:43 am »
Vince
It sounds like you are at the next stage of the train hobby: Build & Bash......
Fortunately/Unfortunately we do get to the stage where we want a "long out of production or a Never Was" train of piece of rollingstock.
And the ONLY was we're going to get it, is to build or bash...
There are lots of donor/inexpensive pieces of rolling stock to test your build/bash skills upon to get what you want.
IF YOU BUILD IT, YOU'LL HAVE IT....

Happy Rails...
dave

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Trains Marketplace - Buy & Sell Here! / Re: Lionel empty boxes
« on: February 21, 2021, 07:33:43 am »
kpacker75
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

To some collectors, the box is as important or more importanat than the contents.
Not being a Box Collector they usually get consigned to the bonfire by me.
You can post them  in the For Sale/Trade sub forum to see if you get any bites.
If no interest is shown here, l would suggest offering them on one of the online auction sites.

Happy Rails!
dave

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Prewar Lionel Trains 1900-1942 / Re: 602 Baggage Car
« on: February 21, 2021, 07:28:00 am »
Kars2026at10

The 600 series tin plate cars are a set l wouldn't mind having.
Tho there are plenty of photo's available of the 602, an owner manual is scarce.
Production dates l have found are 1933 to 1942.{no guarantee on dating}

Link to the REAL 600 series cars:
http://www.greatthirdrail.org/rollingstock/6-700s.html

Sorry l can't offer more help other than to tell you to continue your online hunt for information.

Happy Rails!
dave
 





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General Model Train Discussions / Re: Standard Guage crossover
« on: February 19, 2021, 06:24:37 pm »
Jeffer
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

The Lionel No. 20 SG Crossover has been in production for years.
The brass plate is the part identification.plate.
Is yours all metal ot does it have plastic parts?
Early ones were all metal, later had plastic pieces or all plastic except the rails.
l see lots of them for sale online, you might be able to compare yours with posted pictures of items for sale in online auctions to date it.
There might be track collector groups online that might be able to help you date it.
l'll have to look at my SG#20 crossovers and see if l can find any dating clues

Happy Rails.
dave

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General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Do YOU Own a John Deere Train?
« on: February 17, 2021, 08:25:14 am »
Vince
Some years ago Athern produced & still probably does produce John Deere trains in HO.
l purchased several sets for children who lost their trains in the Hurricane down on the Gulf. I contacted Athern & they donated extea cars & track to the kids l  gave sets to.

Happy Rails!
dave

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Vince
Once the buuld & bash bug strikes, You never look at rolling stock the same!

Happy Rails!
dave

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Vince53

Sometimes we just have to look at them as future bashing stock.  Friend gives you an old frame with a good motor and it is a close fit to the shell on the JD loco... You have a sudden inspiration to go Jackon Pollock on a piece of rollingstock...  Decide to finally do the Gomez Addams layout & wreck... Decide it time to recreate the Snow Piercer and the JD set as donor.... Someone gives you a windup motor.....
It's all good, just a chance to express your creativity...
Good fodder for future experimantation.

Happy Rails!
dave

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General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: What Did I Buy?!?
« on: February 13, 2021, 07:14:55 am »
l have the larger scale version of the Polar Express.. (not really large scale - play scale?)
Anyway, it gets dug out at christmas for the tree then back in the box. 
its the Hudson version of the locomotive, not the F- 3/7 version.
l have considered adapting it to track power, but for the amount of use it gets, not worth the time to do it...

IF l had children around, it most certainly would be the sacrificial train for them to play with....

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General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: What Did I Buy?!?
« on: February 12, 2021, 06:41:09 am »
Vince53
l am not sure if this is the one you ordered, but it might be:
https://www.amazon.com/Lionel-Deere-Miniature-Battery-Powered-Remote/dp/B084ZSJJVM

Happy Rails...
dave

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Don't give up hope just the 2nd of February.
Soon large-scale battery powered sets will be showing up in yard sales and Goodwill other second hand stores just be patient a lot of people will Tire of them or the children will Tire of them and or break them..
The hunt for inexpensive trains and track is part of the fun so enjoy it you'll find them just keep looking.
Happy Rails!
dave

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Vince53
I do remember that set and liked the boxcar very much.
l always look at junk shops & yard sales for the battery powered sets or rolling stock that will run on large scale track.
Often you can find a complete set for under 20$.  Might not be the cars/colors you want. But, Fusion Plastic Paint comes in a variety of colors......
Happy Rails!
dave

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Layout Design Forum / Re: Fastrack Manual 36 Switch Change?
« on: January 26, 2021, 06:13:40 am »
Ken Mills
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

The modern manual switch/turnout blues.
This seems to be a problem across the board not just with Lionel Fast Track, but other scales too.
The problem of the plastic frog and not fully adjusted slide rails.
Here is where a set of jewelers file's come into play.  the frog needs to be filed down, it raises the wheel as  the train passes over it and if the slide rail isn't sitting tight, right off she goes.  With judicious filing & a little bit of bending  you'll be able roll through your switches without derailing.
FYI... I only use antique/vintage O gauge all metal manual switches. Other scales/gauges also operated with manual switches.
A bicycle brake handle & cable can be used to operate a manual switch that is difficult to reach.

Happy Rails.
dave

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General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Play Gauge
« on: January 25, 2021, 08:04:56 am »
Vince53
Hello & Welcome to the Forum.

l can honestly say that l haven't heard the rumor, yet.

The current  Battery powered Large Scale/G-scale trains from Lionel are a switch from their earlier track power trains.  l've got a Polar Express set that runs aroundthe christmas tree. l have considered using a powered tender to run it with my other largescale trains(saving batteries).
Anyway.they are plentiful & inexpensive if you look around .plastic track from other sets from different manufacturerscan be made to work to expand your rails.
Addicting & more fun cause you can.play with them outdoors...

Happy Rails....
dave

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Mingus1186
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

A found treasure in the closet 
Some are lucky to find a memory of their parents childhood, as you have.
Value?
That depends on YOU.
 Something that belonged to a parent that can be passed on to descendants.. Priceless...
Street Value?
Depends upon the locomotive, condition, rarity etc...

I suggest taking a damp cloth, wiping it down and putting it up on a shelf to display...

Happy Rails...
dave

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