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  1. Jim Krewson
    11-25-2016 07:51 AM
    Jim Krewson
    I'm getting a pre-war Marx CV train back on the tracks after many years of storage. It is running and reversing, but slows and stalls in certain sections of the track instead of running at a steady pace. Where do I start to correct the problem? Thanks! Jim
  2. RonthePirate
    05-31-2016 11:02 PM
    Checking now......eeek! Expensive! But seems worth it.
    Might try a jar.
  3. RonthePirate
    05-31-2016 10:42 AM
    Hello there, Bob. How you doing? I hope good.

    I just have one small question, don't want to start a whole thread just for this:

    I have a Lionel 8632. The engine has absolutely no traction whatsoever.
    There are no places for those traction rings for other locos.

    My question is, can I glue those traction rings on the drivers with no places for them?
    I thought crazy glue would work.
    It would certainly improve traction! But I'm wondering if the rings would stay attached

    Has anyone done this in the past? I'm curious about the results.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks, Bob Ron
  4. teledoc
    04-23-2016 10:52 AM
    Bob, That is a Hoge 900 Shovelnose Streamliner set, that is only missing the set box, but otherwise complete. It was made in 1935, and when my cousin decided he wanted to return MY Lionel trains from when I was a kid (they were passed on to the cousins when I hit teenage), he let me have everything that was train related. The "Shovelnose" is the only one that required 5 rails, and so that is the very first 5 rail track ever made. The two inner rails are flat brass/copper? (it's boxed up right now), that one rail activated a buzzer, the other rail activated a bell. The 950 transformer is for this set only, and has two of the buttons on top to either activate the bell or buzzer. The original "Hoge Lockon" is included. This set to me is super rare, because I have the complete set, as issued. Yes, it runs but forward only, and the gearing makes it run super fast. It only takes a few volts to run at a normal speed, otherwise it will launch itself at the first curve!! I restored the paint, and beat out a serious dent in the front nose, and used a little chrome polish to the tops.
  5. T-Man
    04-12-2016 03:35 PM
    Well there is only one with epoxy sides. It is one the sideline for now. The only kitbashing was the 1224 engine with a 1666 motor on a 2018 shell with 224 steam chest.
  6. teledoc
    04-12-2016 12:34 PM
    Hmmmmmmmmmm..might the other ones be more epoxy than actual shell???? Gotta hand it to you, with salvaging the one shell. I am actually working on a little project myself, with a torpedo shell. It was an extra one I bought for parts, and a duplicate of something I have already. I'm toying with the idea of "kitbashing" an S-1 torpedo with two motors in tandem, Loewy's 6100 torpedo. I already cut the body in half, and just have to make a mold, to create an extended mid-section.
  7. T-Man
    04-11-2016 08:00 PM
    Good, I have seen the one sided name plate. Your way ahead of me . I have two and another two shells.
  8. teledoc
    04-11-2016 03:56 PM
    Just added another "Torpedo" to the collection, with a 1668 with only the one number plate on left side, and no provision for plate on right side. That variation pops up on both the 1688 & 1668. I'll have both. That brings my total of torpedoes to 11.
  9. teledoc
    09-23-2015 05:31 PM
    I just finished spraying my junk 258 she'll that I scavenged parts from. It's a nice shade of fluorescent GREEN. I emailed two photos to TJcruiser, as he knows nothing about it. I don't want to post it just yet. Maybe you can get TJ to forward it to you.
  10. teledoc
    07-13-2015 06:12 PM
    Waiting for delivery of 1681T, and have two extra 1681 shells I have that will be stripped, repaint.......Damn TJ for getting me into prewar

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  • About T-Man
    I enjoy repairing trains, cars and houses. When you get older you get tired of the last two.
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    Lionel, S, HO
    I enjoy saving the Lionel basket case. I like to think my collection found me.
    Seacoast, NH
    United States
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