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Power & Control / Re: Postwar trainset on UK power?
« Last post by djacobsen on Today at 06:00:32 am »
UK Lionel

what l remember about usng 50 cycle on a 60 cycle motor, it doesn't spin as fast. l remember trying to run a turntable on 50 cyle power but the speed was not correct.   We would purchase converters that would transform 220v/50cycle into 120v/60cycle to run stateside electronics in europe through the PX/BX. if you know any US GI's stationed over there, have them pick one up for you.

happy rails!
Power & Control / Postwar trainset on UK power?
« Last post by UK Lionel on February 15, 2020, 01:59:50 am »
I am currently running my old (1952) Lionel train in the UK. Tennents Trains here in the UK supplied me with a custom made step down transformer that has an 18 volt AC output to operate with an MTH RailKing controller. I had previously purchased a step down transformer to operate some of my US power tools. They seem to do fine on 50 Hz ouput of the stepdown ( UK power is 240 volt, 50 Hz). Why couldn't I just plug my standard Lionel controller into the 120 volt outlet on the stepdown tansformer? Would the 50 Hz power cause problems with the motor in my old train?
Layout Design Forum / Fastrack O-60 switch
« Last post by Highland on February 14, 2020, 08:18:49 pm »
I am having a problem designing a new layout using a Fastrack O-60 switch.
I am using the SCARM software that has been working quite well, but it does not seem to agree with the Lionel Track Catalog.
Is there someone who has these switches who could verify which is the correct diagram?
Scrub some Naphtha on the dirt with a toothbrush. The Naphtha loosens up dirt and grease but will not harm the paint or plastic.

Postwar Lionel Trains 1945-1969 / Cleaning a soiled rooftop on a #60 Lionel Troller
« Last post by 681-1953 on February 09, 2020, 10:19:59 pm »
See attached pic.  How might I clean the rooftop of a soiled Lionel #60 Trolley?  Without further wear and tear to the paint?

I tried warm water and mild dishwasher soap with little success.



Layout Design Forum / Re: Foam board on plywood layout
« Last post by reno on February 07, 2020, 09:51:37 am »
I agree on the liquid nails.   I am in the process of adding to my layout.  In that process I am removing a lot of the foam i put down years ago using liquid nails.   It is tough to get up sometimes.  So just be aware if you use it use what you need and little more just in case you ever decide to have a do over.
Train Shows / Events - Lionel Events / Geat American Train Show
« Last post by reno on February 07, 2020, 09:48:44 am »
The Great American Train Show is in Indianapolis, IN Feb 8th and 9th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
General Model Train Discussions / Re: Train Shop's
« Last post by reno on February 07, 2020, 09:11:15 am »
Roundhouse Trains
4870 Brownsboro Ctr
Louisville KY  40207

All gauges,  lots of post war Lionel generally  Great prices, good service also can do repairs.
General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: 445 tower
« Last post by reno on February 07, 2020, 09:05:55 am »
One of my all time favorite accessories for a layout.  Originals are still affordable for the most part, some in the original box to.  Still have the first one that was with my first Lionel set.  It is 65 years old right now.
Trains Marketplace - Buy & Sell Here! / Re: Huge train collection
« Last post by djacobsen on February 06, 2020, 07:42:41 am »

Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

Sadly you find yourself in a position that many do when a relative passes and leaves a train collection behind.
Here is a link created by Mr Muffins Trains to help those seeking buyers for collections.

Keep in mind you won't rceive top dollar/auction/retail prices unless you take the time to sell each piece individually/privately.

Happy Rails!
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Re: Postwar trainset on UK power? by djacobsen
Today at 06:00:32 am

Postwar trainset on UK power? by UK Lionel
February 15, 2020, 01:59:50 am

Fastrack O-60 switch by Highland
February 14, 2020, 08:18:49 pm

Re: Cleaning a soiled rooftop on a #60 Lionel Troller by TrainLarry
February 10, 2020, 09:28:41 am

Cleaning a soiled rooftop on a #60 Lionel Troller by 681-1953
February 09, 2020, 10:19:59 pm


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