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Old 06-24-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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Hello All! My name is Nathan Plemons, I have been playing with my Lionel model train for as long as I can remember. Recently I dug it out of mothballs and got interested in it again. I restored my father's old 726 Berkshire, it has been missing the front cover and several other pieces since be bought it some 50 years ago.

Anyway, yesterday I was in a nice little hobby shop and was able to pick up a 4-6-4 Hudson steamer labeled #2065. At first glance she appeared to be in pretty sorry shape, in fact the nickname rust-bucket wouldn't be too far off. The boiler was fairly clean but the wheels and valvegear (which surprisingly is all intact) were pretty rusted. Ultimately though for $40 I could see some serious potential. I stripped her late last night and went to work with rubbing alcohol and a toothbrush. Most of the parts have already made a very big improvement. I was pleased to see that the inside of the loco actually looked pretty good, aside from a serious lack of oil! I cleaned up the motor assembly as best I could and oiled up the axles, gears, and motor shafts, cleaned up the e-unit and low and behold it runs flawlessly! Even the original smoke unit still works. This tells me that the only things wrong with her are cosmetic and I feel like I got a pretty good deal. Just a little bit of care and she's gonna be beautiful again.

With that not so short introduction aside, comes my question. I have not been able to find an exploded parts diagram. For my 726 I found a diagram complete with part numbers which really helped me in my restoration. Does anybody know where I could find such a diagram? If not diagram is available, does anybody know the part number for the handrails for this loco? As far as I can tell these are the only missing parts.

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Old 06-24-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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You can check with,Jeff Kane (traintender.com) for the parts that you will need. He seems to have EVERYTHING, good luck
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:19 AM   #3
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try this,

http://pictures.olsenstoy.com/2065.htm
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:25 AM   #4
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Perfect! That's exactly what I needed.

You know I'm a member of a Corvette Forum, a Ford Truck Forum, and now a Model Train Forum. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly one can find an answer and how helpful the people are!
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:31 AM   #5
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Perfect! That's exactly what I needed.

You know I'm a member of a Corvette Forum, a Ford Truck Forum, and now a Model Train Forum. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly one can find an answer and how helpful the people are!

The part list under the diagram is old original prices.
He has parts though not for that price.
Shop for them, compare with Jeff's prices.

East coast train parts might be of help getting parts too.

http://www.eastcoasttrainparts.com/E...rts%20List.pdf
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I got to get some paint. I am undecided right now as to what color to do it.

2065 from the dumps,

http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showt...highlight=2065
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:44 AM   #7
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Talking

A few of my steam engines, can you tell which one is from the dump?



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Nice collection. I only have 3 currently. I have my father's original 2037 Praire that he got when he was a kid. A few years later he got the 726 Berkshire, and then just yesterday I picked up the 2065.

I see you have the PRR Turbine. I want one of those too but I haven't found one at the right price yet. Same shop that I got 2065 from had one but he wanted like $300 for it. Figured I'd keep an eye out on ebay and see if I can find one that needs some care for less.
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Nice collection. I only have 3 currently. I have my father's original 2037 Praire that he got when he was a kid. A few years later he got the 726 Berkshire, and then just yesterday I picked up the 2065.

I see you have the PRR Turbine. I want one of those too but I haven't found one at the right price yet. Same shop that I got 2065 from had one but he wanted like $300 for it. Figured I'd keep an eye out on ebay and see if I can find one that needs some care for less.

I got these, here off someone who was getting out of the hobby.
A package deal on Lionel locos and tender....681, 2020, 2025, 2065 and 6466w tender.

I got them all for $275 w/t shipping.
He wanted $295 plus shipping.

I looked for his pictures when he posted but they are gone.

Look around deals come and go quick. Don't be in a hurry and over spend.
I think I got a very good deal on them. They were in great shape too.
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Big Ed....that looks like O gauge Hudson-topia. That's quite a collection /) /)
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