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General Model Train Discussions / Re: E unit for Lionel 1668
« Last post by kars2026at10 on April 16, 2024, 06:26:52 pm »
 I was told I could put a 100-25 into my 1668.  The same E-Unit as a 2026.  I have never found documentation to verify this.  When I get an extra 100-25, I'm going to try to put in my 1668. 
« Last post by kars2026at10 on April 15, 2024, 11:26:45 pm »
Iím having a problem with my RW transformer.  There is no power to the variable terminal posts (A & B).  The fixed terminal posts register their specified current on my volt meter.  When the whistle control button is depressed both variable terminal post (A&B) register the required electrical current.  This is while the transformer is plugged into the wall power.
The circuit breaker tested good on both terminal posts (A & B). 
The wire connected to the voltage control lever/arm and the terminal post ďA & BĒ register continuity. So thatís good.
The slider contacts on the whistle control assembly had just been cleaned and appear to be working correctly.
Iím stumped!  Does anybody have any suggestions to the problem or a fix?
General Model Train Discussions / E unit for Lionel 1668
« Last post by Stras90 on April 12, 2024, 04:31:50 pm »
Can anyone tell me which e unit would work in a 1668? Thanks.
General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Lionel 0288 Coaling Station
« Last post by Tom on March 15, 2024, 10:10:23 pm »
Iím thinking of purchasing one of these pre-owned. Does anyone know if the space under the side of the building where the hopper cars would ďloadĒ is wide enough to accommodate Fastrack ?
Trains Marketplace - Buy & Sell Here! / Estate Sale, Huge Collection, Original Boxes
« Last post by x78163 on March 14, 2024, 04:15:45 pm »
There is an estate sale with a large collection of Lionel track, transformers, cars, engines and most contain original boxes.  The auction house is grouping them in lots, so some good deals might be had.  Attachment is PDF of manifest if anyone is interested.
Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Re: Lionel ps
« Last post by Trainzlover44 on February 12, 2024, 10:36:14 am »
I have also heard that itís called an eccentric stud. Please help me, Iím trying to figure out if thereís a way to remove it without removing the wheel.
Lionel Maintenance & Repair / Lionel ps
« Last post by Trainzlover44 on February 12, 2024, 10:01:26 am »
Hi! I was wondering if anyone knew how to remove the siderod spacers from a 681 turbine? Itís the screw inserts that go inside the wheels before you put the actual siderod on. Thanks .
General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Lionel flying Yankee whistle
« Last post by Gtp2002 on February 10, 2024, 12:02:46 pm »
Does anyone have a wiring diagram or explanation as to how the flying Yankee whistle connects to the engine etc. I just bought a flying Yankee prewar set on on eBay everything works. I appear to have a ground connection but need a connection to the center rail somehow for the whistle. thank you. Removed whistle from engine and works perfectly including relay appear to be missing a wire connection somewhere
O Scale / Product Review
« Last post by Vince53 on February 07, 2024, 09:02:48 pm »
Product Review

Our Lionel O gauge Lion Chief Santa Fe train set arrived today. Since our first two Lionel O gauge trains had to be returned, we are thrilled that it works, and it works well.

The tracks took a bit of muscle to assemble, but the locomotive started right up. The three passenger cars light up well, the sounds are clear, and the headlights work.
Both the ad and the box say that it has a smoke function, but it does not.

It's one of Lionel's lower-priced complete train sets, and I feel that I got my money's worth.
O Scale / Re: I'm Relatively New and Have Some Questions!
« Last post by Vince53 on February 07, 2024, 09:01:17 pm »
Welcome aboard, Dennis!

If you check Lionel's free online catalog, they explain the problems with mixing powered trains from different time periods. Generally, you will not harm a train by running it on an older or newer system--it might not run, but you won't destroy it. Some locomotives can only run on AC, while some can run on either. Remote-controlled trains can be run on an old transformer--you turn the transformer up to full blast and then run the locomotive with your remote control.

Hope this helps.
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April 16, 2024, 06:26:52 pm

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Lionel 0288 Coaling Station by Tom
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