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Layout Design Forum / Re: New & need help with turn arounds.
« Last post by djacobsen 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!

Layout Design Forum / New & need help with turn arounds.
« Last post by aaronbrugg on October 18, 2021, 07:04:47 pm »
So I am new to model trains. Have known a few people that have had very nice setups and always loved to watch them run. Anyways to the point. I have a O gauge train I am trying to set up a specific was for the holidays. I essentially am going to have long curve that I want to loop and double back at both ends. So my idea is I will put a switch on the end, and I want it to loop back into that same switch but going the other way. Then when it gets to the other end, I will have the exact same setup thus creating the constant loop.

My question is: I already have two of the O36 Manual Switches -Left Hand, (one for each end) so if I am using an O31 curve, what additional pieces will I need to complete the loop back into the switch. I am also open to using an O36 curve however I was trying to make the turn arounds take up as little space as possible. But if the O36 would be significantly easier to do, then I will sacrifice the 5"

If someone would kindly be able to post the additional pieces I would need I would greatly appreciate it. Also feel free to let me know if doing a O31 is a bad idea or not possible at all. Thanks
General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Steam or Diesel?
« Last post by durban on October 06, 2021, 09:39:20 am »
Steam hands down, also I just bought a new Reading T1 Rambles #2100 and I was wondering what the part inside the box was for, it has 4 little screws and a metal plate with 2 little nubs on it.
Trains Marketplace - Buy & Sell Here! / Re: Lionel 671 with 2617W tender
« Last post by Greg on October 04, 2021, 07:15:09 pm »
Could you please send me pics?   Any rust?
O Scale / MOVED: Polar Express 1225 Legacy
« Last post by djacobsen on September 24, 2021, 05:41:06 am »
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....
Trains Marketplace - Buy & Sell Here! / Polar Express 1225 Legacy
« Last post by jds02101989 on September 23, 2021, 08:45:36 pm »
Hey everyone, new member here. I have what I'd say (IMHO) is a very good to great condition Lionel Legacy Polar Express Berkshire locomotive and tender. I was wondering/testing the waters to see what people are offering for them. I love mine but I'm really a 2-8-0 guy and have a Chessie Steam Special T-1 that I run primarily at my office. I saw an ebay listing of one for almost $5,000 and thought they were insane until I called a shop and they said they were currently in high demand. I have the original packaging and styrofoam, I just need to find the orange box. If someone is interested in it I have pictures and videos of it running, I would be happy to let it go for the right price. It was purchased from "The Train Station" in Mountain Lakes, NJ and I've kept it in the box and run it every few months just to keep it active. It has maybe 14 hours of run time on it max if that. [ Attachment Invalid Or Does Not Exist ]
I am new to the board and grateful to be here amongst so many enthusiasts.  I really like this engine for many reasons features, price, compact size.  I am disappointed that once again Lionel skipped over the New Haven road name.  I appreciate the addition of the heavyweight passenger cars but would really LOVE to see this switcher with the New Haven railroad road name.  Thoughts?

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Layout Design Forum / Re: Newbie Layout Help?
« Last post by kars2026at10 on September 18, 2021, 03:26:14 pm »
I run 3 trains and an elevated trolley on a 5X10 layout.  It's what ever you want to do.
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