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General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Lionel LASER Train 1981
« Last post by Richtim on May 18, 2019, 02:05:43 pm »
I recently acquired The LASER train on Ebay and I am trying to find out more information about this set. This appears to be Lionel at its lowest point, all plastic parts and very cheaply made in 1981. It runs on a DC transformer and 027 track. Does anyone know how much it sold for in 1981? Was it in a catalogue? How did Lionel justify selling this?  I knew what I was getting when I ordered this as I believe the collectability is in its kitschiness and very suspect construction. Was this a rare set and what was the publics response.....Thanks Rich          I am still going thru this set as all the paperwork and 2 plastic play mats are all in great shape! Looking at the 027 track it appears to have never been run. The LASER Train stood for Land and Space Early Reaction Train. It came with a Small Switch engine and 5 cars, all non operating, a Helicopter car, Security car, Missile carring car, Radar car and a trail car.
O Scale / Re: Train Board 691bell 234 PCB G-7
« Last post by njjrjohn on May 12, 2019, 08:16:22 pm »
HI Everyone,  I got an answer to my question so thought I'd post it.  On this soundboard, Port J1 is for power and J2 is for the speaker.
« Last post by njjrjohn on May 03, 2019, 08:12:51 pm »
The two lamps on this signal are wired to flash simultaneously, i.e., both flash on and off at the same time.  What would I need to rewire them so that each bulb flashes alternately?  It's probably a different board, or chip to replace the one that's originally built into the unit, but I don't know what part it would be.  Thank you.
O Scale / Train Board 691bell 234 PCB G-7
« Last post by njjrjohn on May 03, 2019, 07:48:51 pm »
This board has 2 ports, one for a speaker and one for power.  Anyone know which is which?  They're numbered J1 and J2.
Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: Maintenance after long term storage
« Last post by djacobsen on May 01, 2019, 06:57:01 am »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

It's wonderful to break out the trains and spread the love of the sound, of the clickety clack as the train goes roundy round.
You were correct in lubing your engine and axles/wheels after years of storage, ALSO you will want to clean your wheels, power pickups and track. That sounds like why you are having to apply full power.
The older trains will suprise you.  l have trains over 100 years old that run as well as when new.  Hopefully your granddaughter might say the same one day if you leave your train to her...

Happy Rails!
Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Maintenance after long term storage
« Last post by USNDiver on April 29, 2019, 10:41:20 am »
Newby here. Just broke out my 1971 .027 Allegheny set for my 2 year old Grand Daughter (who's now crazy about trains after visiting a train museum) after being in a box for 30+ years. Cleaned up the cars and engine, applied a little machine oil to the lube points, and the thing still ran! (this speaks volumes to the quality of Lionel's.) While it ran, it was still a little sluggish and I had to run the transformer almost all the way up to get her moving. I'm guessing the tracks could use a good cleaning but any other info much appreciated.
I have purchased a new-in-box Atlantic Coast Line Legacy E6 AA Engine. I am hearing an idling diesel engine sound when the train is still but no revving sounds when I throttle up the train. I am operating the train with the LionChief app. Should I get the full sound effects with the app or will I have to use the Legacy Remote to achieve full sound effects?
O Scale / lionel lionchief hudson runs,light, no sound or smoke
« Last post by JimmyT on April 16, 2019, 09:46:11 pm »
Hi  i have a lion chief Hudson 6-81301 Runs ,has light no smoke or sound seens like i'm not getting power to either one. installed new 16 ohm  element in smoke unit checked fan motor works. also have new tender &  engine  draw bars w/4 conductors. Is pcb defective ? I would appreciate some input Thanks jimmyt
Hello. I am posting on this forum in hopes of finding a buyer for a large personal collection. Below is a beginning list of what is in the collection. All engines and cars are in excellent condition.

-50 to 75 engines
-250 to 350 individual cars
-30 to 40 light up/moving accessories
-40 other buildings and accessories
-Several bridges
-Many in original boxes
-Multiple transformers
-Complete large O scale layout
-Large # of prewar Lionel trains

Also, complete HO 4x8 layout with multiple houses in handcrafted Oak wood cabinet. Looking for serious buyers who want the chance to obtain a top-of-the-line complete package. Serious inquires can be sent pictures upon request.
Power & Control / Re: Tech 2 1400 Transformer
« Last post by TrainLarry on April 05, 2019, 10:13:31 am »
The Tech 2 1400 supplies DC voltage to the track. Your locomotive may run on AC or DC.

What locomotive do you have, and who is the manufacturer? This info will guide us in determining the proper transformer for you.

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Lionel LASER Train 1981 by Richtim
May 18, 2019, 02:05:43 pm

Re: Train Board 691bell 234 PCB G-7 by njjrjohn
May 12, 2019, 08:16:22 pm

May 03, 2019, 08:12:51 pm

Train Board 691bell 234 PCB G-7 by njjrjohn
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