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Postwar Lionel Trains 1945-1969 / Re: 2530 Railway Express Agency coupler O scale
« Last post by djacobsen on March 01, 2023, 08:00:03 am »
Hello & Welcome to the Forum.

My suggestion for you is to conract forum members' shop, Henning's Trains.
They should be able to provide you with everything you need.
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Happy Rails!

Postwar Lionel Trains 1945-1969 / 2530 Railway Express Agency coupler O scale
« Last post by Hobihope on February 24, 2023, 08:48:46 pm »
I'm having trouble trying to find a coupler for the passenger train and haven't the slightest clue what the part number is.
Power & Control / Old flagman accessory
« Last post by last stand on February 18, 2023, 02:16:55 pm »
Can I connect a older flagman to a fastrack? Is voltage the same?
Hello & Welcome to the Fourm!

l've never had that problem, but l've alway's deal with the track pin problem the old fashioned way: Finishing nails and a wire cutters...

l imagine stainless pins would be somewhat resistant to rust and if you are operating in a crappy unfinished basement, pin corrosion might be a problem and stainless steel track pins might help with your connectivity issues.

l'd say to check your length & make any changes to the new pin as necessary with a saw & or file.
The diameter difference between new & old can be accomodated by cri mping the track tight around the new pin.

Happy Rails.....

Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: UCS conversion to toggle switch
« Last post by dockside on January 30, 2023, 07:57:13 am »
Hi, Since nobody seems to know on this forum I went on different forum and I found what I was looking for. Regards Dockside
Beginners Q & A / 2023 Lionel Catalog: How to order product
« Last post by Matt on January 26, 2023, 08:06:35 pm »
I am new to model railroading. I purchased a LionChief Polar Express set last year and I'm looking into exploring the hobby more. I reviewed the newly released 2023 catalog and I have a couple of questions about ordering and general questions.

1. How does pre-ordering work? Do I need to go through a dealer or directly through the Lionel website? I am a bit confused on the process.
2. If I purchase a legacy locomotive, can it run off the LionChief Bluetooth app? If so, will I lose any of the legacy locomotive features.
3. What dealers or stores do you prefer?

Lionel Maintenance & Repair / UCS conversion to toggle switch
« Last post by dockside on January 26, 2023, 07:53:47 pm »
Hi, I am looking for a good diagram showing how to run my UCS remote track form a toggle momentary switch (on) off (on). I found a few on line, however they fall short of showing what wires go where. Need to know what toggle switch to use and so on. I want to keep all the functions of the track (unload and uncouple) and stay with the power form the track #3 on the track. The ones I found on line won't do that. Does anybody have a diagram showing how to do this?
Regards Dockside
Hello all!

Maybe someone can shed a little light on what's happening here.  I'm using O27 tubular track which I'm sure you're all too familiar with.
The original pins are 0.093" (3/32") diameter.  I went to replace them with stainless steel and the replacements are 0.092".  I see no issue so far with this. 
However, when you go to insert the new pin into used track - all my track is used so I figured I should mention this - the stainless pins only insert so far and that's it! 
I keep trying and end up damaging the track...  I've done it.   Go to put the original steel pin back in (and it's also a thousandth thicker) and
it goes right in.  Go figure.  The only difference is the SS pins are missing that are not pointed and are missing that groove on each end as well.

Anyone else ever have this "issue"?  I went back to new standard steel pins for now but I'm really curious to see what others have experienced.

Thanks! ???
O Scale / Lionel Post War Train Users in My Area?
« Last post by gc24 on January 16, 2023, 01:25:54 pm »
Looking for O Guage Train users in the Hemet, California area.
Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: "R" TRANSFORMER
« Last post by Vince53 on January 12, 2023, 10:32:36 pm »
Welcome aboard, Kars. I understand what you're saying, but I don't know the answer. Try this link, and see if it helps:
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Re: 2530 Railway Express Agency coupler O scale by djacobsen
March 01, 2023, 08:00:03 am

2530 Railway Express Agency coupler O scale by Hobihope
February 24, 2023, 08:48:46 pm

Old flagman accessory by last stand
February 18, 2023, 02:16:55 pm

Re: Switching over to stainleass steel pins and I'm having problems by djacobsen
February 01, 2023, 02:34:18 pm

Re: UCS conversion to toggle switch by dockside
January 30, 2023, 07:57:13 am


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