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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....

Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: Rplacement light bulb
« on: November 14, 2021, 10:20:06 am »
Harry P
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!
Here is a link to Forum Members,  Hennings Trains
Electrical Bulbs..

Happy Rails!

Layout Design Forum / Re: Large Layout
« on: November 09, 2021, 07:14:39 am »
 Hello & Welcome to the Forum!
It sounds like you have a good handle on what you hope to accomplish with your around the room layout.
Screw your track down?  You might want to reconsider using screws, They will transmit the sound from the track to the wood which may act to amplify the sound.  You might want to consider hot glue or silicone sealer to attach your track to your shelf.
A buss system is handy to feed power from, especially with 200 feet of track.  After you get your track laid and you have your initial power feed to it, take your multi meter and go around the track checking for areas of power loss.  That is where you will want to add feeds to.
l would suggest sticking to lock on's to feed power to your track.
l hope this is of some help....
Happy Rails!

The Train Yard / Lionel Wants Your Family Train Video's...
« on: November 03, 2021, 04:36:47 pm »

The Train Yard / Happy Halloween!
« on: October 31, 2021, 07:13:51 am »

General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Lionel Trains: Coming Soon......
« on: October 27, 2021, 07:13:58 am »

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Layout Design Forum / Re: New & need help with turn arounds.
« on: October 19, 2021, 07:18:39 am »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

The track layout you want to do, l have always called a Dog Bone, the similarities are obvious.
 l suggest that you check out the SCARM layout software, by Forum member 'Mixy', located in the Layout & Design sub-forum, here on the site.
Plug in your numbers and let it do its' thing.

Hope this helps...
Happy Rails!

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