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« on: Today at 07:53:58 am »

Layout Design Forum / Re: New & need help with turn arounds.
« on: Today at 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!

Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

The Docksider is one of my favorite locomotives. I don't have one in 'O', but do have one in large scale.
Changing road names, heralds & paint schemes is/are/can be your next step delving deeper into the hobby...
It isn't all  just, sitting around listening to your train go clickety clack as it goes roundy round.............

Happy Rails....

General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Girls Like Trains!
« on: July 25, 2021, 08:47:45 am »

General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Girls Like Trains!
« on: July 25, 2021, 08:46:45 am »
Yes, They Do!


Hello & Welcome to the Forum!
Sorry to hear about your connectivity problem.  If you have access to a multi meter, check each piece of track to see where your power loss is. You might need to add another feed to that area.
 STOP USING Sand Paper on your track. IF you must, use heavy aluminum foil to rub the rail surface.
Clean your track, pins and recepticals with alcohol, smoke fluid, etc on a rag or paper towels. while you're at it, clean your pickup's & wheels on your locomotive.
That should bring you full circle, listening to the clickety clack as your train goes roundy round.
Happy Rails!

Train Shows / Events - Lionel Events / Lionel Celebrates U.S. Army
« on: June 17, 2021, 10:37:38 am »
Lionel Celebrates the U.S.Army

G Scale / Re: Opening up my G Pennsylvania Coach 6001
« on: June 14, 2021, 07:02:53 am »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

I don't have the lighted set of cars, mine are the polar express set, but basicly the same car but without track power.
If you squeeze the sides of the car near the top you should be able to remove the roof, there should be 4 tangs that lock it in place.
Hope this helps.

Happy Rails!

Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

looking at my loco's with traction tires, l see grooves for a traction tire on only one wheel.

Running  trains, l run them both directions to keep wheel & track wear even.

Hope this is of some help.

Happy Rails!

Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: Switch Track information
« on: June 06, 2021, 06:09:40 am »
Mike 1231
Here is what l could find doing a simple online search.
hope its of some help to you.

Happy Rails!

Sorry to hear about your accie\dent.
Is the carriage broken or is it the wheels/axle the problem?
IF the carriage is the problem, you might be able to fashion one out of a tin can with a pair tin snips & a drill..
Just use the original one for a pattern and try to recreate it
Happy Rails....

Layout Design Forum / Re: Outdoor operation
« on: April 08, 2021, 05:44:21 am »
UK Lionel

Now l am not going to say this is the gospel, but unless you are using it in a climate controlled area l would be very hesitant to use fastrack outdoors.
Rust/corrosion would be a problem.

General Model Train Discussions / Re: S Gauge?
« on: April 01, 2021, 06:01:53 am »
l am hesitant to say anything about Lionels' S gauge repops...
All My S trains are Vintage AF...
Here's a link to whats available...

Happy Rails..

General Model Train Discussions / Re: Bachman HO Question
« on: March 26, 2021, 06:46:07 am »
l used to use special bottles with needle type tips sold by various hobby shops.  Now  just get a few syringes from a diabetic friend and load them up. Allows me to put the oil exactly where l want it...
Happy Rails....


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