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Lionel Train Videos / Montage of my trains with original music
« Last post by Rockerbob on May 14, 2018, 03:54:50 pm »
Greetings and felicitations!

I am a new member.  This is my first post.

Circa 1966 my uncle gives me a old train set.  We played with it a lot as kids.  It has extras like the Log Loader and cattle car.  Some time between 1966 and 1972 my thing was HO slot cars.  The train takes a back seat.  Family moved to Florida in 1972.  The train was packed in boxes and moved with us.  They sat on a shelf in my father's closet until Oct 2017.  I was in Florida and my dad asked me if I wanted the train.  Duh?!

The loco is # 238 and needed an E-Unit.  I stripped it down and cleaned everything.  The engine will pull many cars.  Whistle works after some electronics degreaser and using a small forceps to remove spider webs.  This is very little rust, which surprised me due to living in a humid climate for decades.

I had a set for around the Christmas tree that I bought about 2006.  I ran two loops this past Christmas.  Since I have spent too much money on trains and trains related stuff.  Before trains, guitars were my thing.  At one time I had 25 at the same time.  All top shelf and name brands.  Hard times made me sell off most of the guitars.  I kept 6.  The best 6.  The ones in the $5K range.  I can't hear anymore, or not very well, making my music hobby difficult- but I went nuts with the trains.

I'm medium old and have taken early retirement due to Meniere's disease, the source of my hearing loss.  I can play with my trains every day if I want.

So here's my 2 things: the 50 years of guitar and 3 rail I'm really mostly new to.

Long damn intro to a video with music.  The music was written and recorded in my basement in 2001.  I'm playing with myself because I performed all the parts, for better or worse.  If you write songs you gotta write a train song.

Beginners Q & A / Re: Newbie here
« Last post by Lando452 on May 14, 2018, 03:32:38 pm »
Thanks for the info
Beginners Q & A / Re: Newbie here
« Last post by TrainLarry on May 14, 2018, 10:30:32 am »
Here is a link to an instruction sheet that explains how to do everything you need to do to assemble the track, hook up the transformer, and run your trains.

Beginners Q & A / Newbie here
« Last post by Lando452 on May 13, 2018, 10:56:00 pm »
Newbie here, Don't know absolutely nothing about train sets, picked up this old set from a yard sale, I don't know its value or how to hook It up, I would like to get this running for my son and learn about these train sets.

General Lionel Model Train Discussion / 1835E
« Last post by OCTOL on May 04, 2018, 05:25:02 pm »
   Did they make a long and a short nose version of this engine,  I have a original 1835E and the front headlight cove/ dosent sit flush with train body. Its about 1/4 inch out from front. The front latch is there but it wont latch . Is there a spacer or whats wrong? Looked at picture but cant tell.
Beginners Q & A / Re: Guides to year of manufacture
« Last post by ehtoo on May 03, 2018, 03:27:38 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion ChiefMcFuz! Ordered a post-war book today off of Abebooks today as well as some Greenberg's and McComas/Tuohy pre and postwar.

That should get me going for awhile.
Beginners Q & A / Re: Guides to year of manufacture
« Last post by Chiefmcfuz on May 03, 2018, 08:26:43 am »
You should pick up the Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains books. They are a great reference for dates and variations etc.
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Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Decals for vintage Lionel locomotives
« Last post by ehtoo on May 02, 2018, 07:42:41 pm »
I'm brand spanking new to collecting Lionel engines (trains on a serious level) and have recently acquired a couple of badly abused locomotives which need to be refinished. Has anyone found a good source for decal numbers etc. (the various styles) for vintage Lionel locomotives? When forced to strip an engine it would be nice to replace the numbers.
Beginners Q & A / Guides to year of manufacture
« Last post by ehtoo on April 29, 2018, 09:06:08 am »
New to this forum and new to collecting Lionel in my advanced years though having received my very first Lionel train set 55 years ago.

I was looking at engine numbers and was wondering if there is a definitive guide to year of manufacture etc.?
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Montage of my trains with original music by Rockerbob
May 14, 2018, 03:54:50 pm

Re: Newbie here by Lando452
May 14, 2018, 03:32:38 pm

Re: Newbie here by TrainLarry
May 14, 2018, 10:30:32 am

Newbie here by Lando452
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