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I don't know if you are on Facebook, but there are several O Gauge/Scale sales groups there.
You might try Mercari, l have sold both O & G scale trains there.
IF all else fails, the Evil Bayou hunt....

Happy Rails!
dave
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Trains Marketplace - Buy & Sell Here! / Re: WANTED- Lionel 2956 and 2954 cars.
« Last post by jimlaman on July 27, 2020, 08:16:36 am »
Ok, thanks very much for checking. If you have any ideas (besides eBay and Bonanza) where I might find some, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks

Jim
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Update:
looked through rolling stock, l must have already sold them. sorry.
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jimlaman
Hello & Welcome to the Forum.

l will have to dig through boxes, but l believe l have the cars you are looking for.
l will try to get into the storage area tomorrow and see what l can find.

Happy Rails...
dave
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Postwar Lionel Trains 1945-1969 / Re: KW not putting out voltage
« Last post by TrainLarry on July 23, 2020, 06:30:50 pm »
Glad you found and fixed the problem.
Enjoy running your trains again.

Larry
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Postwar Lionel Trains 1945-1969 / Re: KW not putting out voltage
« Last post by Mike23 on July 23, 2020, 05:04:15 pm »
FIXED! Fixed! Fixed!!
soooo, happy! the reverse direction contact was not making contact  when it fell it fell on the button...it got depressed so far the contact bent and wasn't making contact!!!
Had a video but it wouldn't load.  Thank you for your help!!!!
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Postwar Lionel Trains 1945-1969 / Re: KW not putting out voltage
« Last post by TrainLarry on July 23, 2020, 03:59:02 pm »
If you look at the pictorial diagram of the mechanism, you will see both contact arms are insulated from each other by the outer and inner shaft assembly. Both contact arms are wired separately to their respective binding posts.
http://pictures.olsenstoy.com/cd/transfmr/pskw6.pdf

On the contact arm that is not working, double check the wiring from the arm to its respective binding post.
With an AC voltmeter, attach one lead to any 'U' post, and touch the other lead directly to the coil near the contact arm in question. You should get a reading. Move the voltmeter probe across the winding back and forth and you should see the voltage go up one way, and down the other way.
Now take the voltmeter probe and clip it to the problem contact arm near the roller and move the arm back and forth. The voltage should vary up and down like before. Next, move the voltmeter probe to where the wire gets soldered to the arm and check as before. Finally, move the voltmeter lead to the corresponding binding post and check back and forth once again. If you lose voltage anywhere, that is where your problem is.

Double check that all binding posts on the rear terminal plate are solid and not loose. The binding posts are riveted to the terminal plate, and after time and use, the rivets break, and the binding posts make intermittent contact.

Double check all wiring to the schematics. Rely on that only.
http://pictures.olsenstoy.com/cd/transfmr/pskw3.pdf
http://pictures.olsenstoy.com/cd/transfmr/pskw2.pdf

If everything checks out and you still have problems, post clear pictures of the mechanism here so we can see exactly what you have.

Larry

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Trains Marketplace - Buy & Sell Here! / WANTED- Lionel 2956 and 2954 cars.
« Last post by jimlaman on July 23, 2020, 03:12:18 pm »
Looking for Lionel 2956 coal car and 2954 box car. I have to replace some that I inadvertently sold and now find difficult to replace.

Also looking for American Model Toys aluminum passenger cars.

All must have the 38-42 box couplers.

Thank you!

Email may be faster for me-   lamanjim@juno.com

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Postwar Lionel Trains 1945-1969 / Re: KW not putting out voltage
« Last post by Mike23 on July 23, 2020, 01:21:21 pm »
Thanks, I've done that. It at least seems from other answers I've gotten is that there is not an actual wiring problem and everything points to "something" not making contact. Since 99% of it still works except for the throttle not increasing. I've been inside, and as stated, rollers look fine and move across the coil, no loose wires ETC. The other side along with all the constant voltages work.   That's what got me stymied.
  I will add to my question- how does one throttle power get separated from the other side to run a different train. I mean, both rollers are on the same coil so ,where does it split off.
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Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Changing couplers
« Last post by jimlaman on July 23, 2020, 12:58:57 pm »
I have a 2458 boxcar that I wish to change to earlier-style box couplers. I am trying to replace a 2954 boxcar, or I would not do this, but wondering how hard it is to get the 2458 apart, as I don't want to break anything. Just the screws on the bottom? This appears to be the only way to get at the rivet-on trucks. I will then purchase earlier trucks and see if I can install. Thx!
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