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Hello & Wellcome to the Forum!

Rich Arts are very nice but uncommon tinplate train sets.
Value? My only suggestion is to go on to the online auction sites and look at the completed/sold Rich Art original and restored trains. The restored ones will have less value than the untouched/original trains.

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DC Rail and Hobby Depot
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the spots are common on vintage cast shells, it is a problem with the material used to cast the shells. think Zinc Pest.    try the fix travman71 suggested,  sounds as good as any l have heard of, but don't be surprised when they reoccur...

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Sorry to hear about your power problem. 
You've already done step one one dealing with it, next, get out your multi-meter, power up the track and check section by section to see where you are losing connectivity.  It is quite possible that you have corroded/dirty pin and ends on your track & not getting good connectivity a possible problem with permanently attached track to layout. If your continuity is bad, you might want to consider attaching another feeder at the center point where your power drops or take up the track pieces clean and the ends or just replace them with new good track.
You didn't mention how much track you have laid and how much power you are trying to use...

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The Train Yard / Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2018, 09:35:05 am »
I would like to wish all the Forum Members and their Families a Merry Christmas...
I hope Santa left you new trains and accessories.

If you got a lump of coal, get a live steamer!

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General Model Train Discussions / 2018 TTRA TTOS SP Winter Finals
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:36:39 am »
Toy Train Drag Racing...

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Sorry to hear about your problem.
my initial thought is you have a track problem.
l suggest you power up your track, then take a multimeter and check all the pieces of track to make sure you have good continuous-connections between each section of track.  check the pins and ends of the track to make certain they are clean and making a good connection.
you may need to add feeder lines to ensure you have continuous power around your loop of track.

hope this helps.

happy rails!

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The Train Yard / A Lionel Christmas
« on: November 25, 2018, 07:49:53 am »
It's that time of year....
Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday's!

Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: 385e balky, not sure where to start
« on: November 18, 2018, 09:23:27 am »
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Sorry to hear your locomotive is running poorly.
My suggestion is to clean your wheels, pickups and track,
sounds to me like its not getting enough power.
l am not sure if that 1033 you tried has enough voltage/amps
for the 385e.

Hopefully some of our technicians/forum members will chime in...

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« on: November 10, 2018, 06:44:59 am »
Hi Emory!
We all suffer from the same addiction...
listening to the sound of the wheels going clickety clack as the train goes roundy round!

Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

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one of those duhhh... moments..
lionel & dc...
just ain't natural...

Cape Fear Yadkin
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Am going on memory of being stationed overseas almost 50 years ago.
Here in the US, voltage is 110/120 volts, 60 cycles.
Europe/GB, 220/240 volts, 50 cycles.
When using US built electrical items we used an inexpensive adapter, bringing the voltage down to 110/120 volts,.
Now can remember having to adjust the speed on turntables because of the cycle difference,
so it may affect the speed of the motor.
l do think that if you can get a wall wart that will operate on the British current, it would be the way to go.

just my opinion, hopefully someone with a little more experience will chime in..
 Gunrunner John, can you answer this one?

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Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: Lionel 520
« on: August 04, 2018, 07:13:33 am »
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Sorry to hear Trainz let you down on the part.

My suggestion is to contact the shop of Forum Member, Bill Hennings: Hennings Trains

If they don't have the part, l believe they will point you in the right direction.

Happy Rails!

Prewar Lionel Trains 1900-1942 / Re: lionel 400e broken frame
« on: July 24, 2018, 07:31:54 am »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

Sad to hear about your 400e's frame problem.
My initial suggestion would be to break out the JB-Weld, Epoxy Steel or whatever your favorite metal bond/repair epoxy and fix that puppy.
If you are not that adventurous, hunt for a frame or a parts locomotive with a good frame.
Hope you get it on the track soon. 

Waiting on track to get my SG- 8 rolling, relaying code 332 - 2 rail G scale track into 3 rail SG track...

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