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Power & Control / Re: Lionel #224E Track Power Source
« on: July 14, 2022, 01:31:39 pm »
Lorosco, you'll be glad to know that your whistling tender is a collectors' item. Manufactured from 1950-1959, it is a replica of a 1940 tender. A variety of whistle types were installed in them, and some owners report that they work, but they don't work well.

One recently sold for $82 US on eBay. Another one was on sale for $50 US. Unless you paid a fortune for these cars, you did well with this one alone.

Power & Control / Re: Lionel #224E Track Power Source
« on: July 13, 2022, 11:09:23 am »
Lorosco, that's a nice little engine, manufactured between 1939-1941. Because it is O gauge, it should run on any O gauge track.

I suspect that you bought it "as is," and the seller already knows that it doesn't run--otherwise, he would have said so and charged a higher price.

At the time, Lionel had a well-deserved reputation for manufacturing high-quality products, but eighty years will take its toll. An expert might get it running again by installing new parts. For what it will cost, you might be better off purchasing a similar locomotive.

Trains Marketplace - Buy & Sell Here! / Re: LEGACY A-6 ATLANTIC
« on: June 22, 2022, 10:25:55 am »
Welcome aboard, Sitofic. I don't think your message got through, though.

Prewar Lionel Trains 1900-1942 / Re: ISO PREWAR 150 FRAME
« on: May 21, 2022, 01:02:52 pm »
Welcome aboard, TJET!.

This is a tough one, so we need more information. What specifically are you going to attach it to? Have you contacted Lionel, which does keep supplies of old parts?

We've got some knowledgeable people here who might be able to help if they have additional information.

Beginners Q & A / Re: SERVICE PINS
« on: May 10, 2022, 07:01:16 pm »
Welcome aboard, Joey!

Most Lionel Service pins are in the $50 range IF they are in good condition. But prices vary widely from less that $10 to almost $200. Many posters think that you should keep them as family heirlooms, but here is a place on eBay that sells them:

The Lionel Construction Train continues to run well, but the crane is a disappointment. The batteries make the red light on top  flash, and do nothing else.

The hook and chain are permanently attached to the boom and cannot be moved. The boom is raised and lowered manually (no turning wheel) and the entire structure is rotated manually.

Still, it is a low-priced, sharp-looking train, and it is well worth what I paid for it.

Like every other large gauge remote-controlled Lionel train I've bought, this one ran well straight out of the box. I was surprised to learn that the crane is battery-powered, so I have to wait while my charger readies two batteries for it.

But the train runs well and is the first train on my newest lay-out.

Power & Control / Re: Lionel Thomas and friends PSU
« on: April 13, 2022, 05:29:53 pm »
Welcome aboard, Martin.

Looking at various pictures of your Lionel G gauge Thomas set, it APPEARS to me that the controller and transformer are one solid piece. It also appears that Lionel uses two slightly-different power pack/transformers for this set.

Sometimes Lionel sells individual parts, and you can contact them to find out.

Trains Marketplace - Buy & Sell Here! / Re: LEGACY A-6 ATLANTIC
« on: March 01, 2022, 10:01:46 pm »
Lionel sells it with six different railroad markings at  Use the Search box on top of the page.

Layout Design Forum / Re: Fastrack circle question
« on: February 03, 2022, 03:57:01 pm »
It took me a while to find it, but  a circle of 048 track will fit inside an OVAL of 060 track.

Looking at a few online diagrams I found, I THINK that an 048 circle will fit inside an 060 circle, but I cannot confirm that.

Postwar Lionel Trains 1945-1969 / Re: Smoke Pills
« on: January 30, 2022, 09:14:10 am »
I THINK that Lionel has discontinued them. They now sell liquid smoke that is guaranteed not to hard the locomotive.

Layout Design Forum / Re: avatar is what i have so far
« on: January 22, 2022, 07:48:32 am »
Bobby, a lot of railroad forums have a lot of complaints about switches. If you're going to use them, at least buy high-quality ones.

General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Train Collection Found
« on: January 20, 2022, 10:09:20 pm »
Welcome aboard, Frank. Could you give us some more information?

Are they all O gauge? Have you tried any of the locomotives to see if they run? Do you have any ideas on the dates? Do you have any of the parts numbers?

This will help you get more inquiries.

General Lionel Model Train Discussion / Re: Traditional Smoke Fluid Smell
« on: January 14, 2022, 11:56:57 pm »
I would send an e-mail to Lionel, telling them the type of Christmas train you bought and asking if one of their scented smoke fluids is the one that came with it.

Welcome aboard, Southbound!

I can't find anything more specific than this: the car was advertised in the Lionel 2016 catalog, so you might have bought a used one.

Posters on other forums complained about problems getting the announcements to work, and I wonder if a frustrated owner didn't simply repaint it.

Have you considered going back to the store where you purchased it and ask the owner what the story is?

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