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Forum: O Scale 12-10-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Oh boy. This is getting more complicated and...

Oh boy.
This is getting more complicated and overwhelming then I wanted it to be.
I just want to know if the 1033 is going to be more powerful than the 4090 and if it will meet my needs.

Was...
Forum: O Scale 12-09-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
You are right that I am confused because there is...

You are right that I am confused because there is lack of information. Such as not seeing numbers for the output and trying to figure out what they all mean and I dunno the difference between volts...
Forum: O Scale 12-09-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
The train needs the boost at the farthest point...

The train needs the boost at the farthest point from the trans. which is also part of a slight incline that goes through a covered bridge.
I have already done the extra wire and lock ons.
Does it...
Forum: O Scale 12-09-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
I had to move the left lever onto "Whistle" to...

I had to move the left lever onto "Whistle" to boost the power on certain points on the track.
I take it I may not have to do that anymore with 90 watts?
That is probably why that switch wore out...
Forum: O Scale 12-09-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Thank you for the advice and the link. Seeing...

Thank you for the advice and the link.
Seeing how inexpensive that might be I will take that into consideration.
I did not know that transformers could be that low of a price.
I was expecting...
Forum: For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.) 12-08-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Xmas/Winter scene at $ Tree

Recently I bought these Xmas/Winter figures to use for my layout at Dollar Tree.

https://www.dollartree.com/cobblestone-corners-2019-christmas-village-collection/296612

I don't work for them. ...
Forum: Model Trains in the News 12-08-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 80,472
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Wow! I had no idea of the scale ;) that this...

Wow!
I had no idea of the scale ;) that this post would get to when I first started it years ago and was not expecting to see it continue!
Like a train, keep it rolling and chugging and tugging! ...
Forum: O Scale 12-08-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Here is something I find interesting when it...

Here is something I find interesting when it comes to scale and that Lionel is not consistent with some of the accessories they sell.
The conductor that pops out of the house when the train passes...
Forum: O Scale 12-08-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
I have never heard the phrase or label of "Toy...

I have never heard the phrase or label of "Toy train layout."
What defines it as such and what would the opposite be called and what makes it not a toy train layout?
When you get down to it,...
Forum: O Scale 12-08-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Thank you for the reply. Which leads to a few...

Thank you for the reply.
Which leads to a few more questions.
1) By a poor connection, do you mean something with the plugs?
I have it plugged into an extension cord and then to the wall. ...
Forum: O Scale 12-08-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Do you concern yourself with scale?

There is no right or wrong, no judgements, no need for arguments because your layout is your layout and you can do with it whatever you want.
I'm just wondering how many of you concern yourself...
Forum: O Scale 12-08-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
? of a problem with a transformer

The transformer:
A Lionel Type 4090
40 VA
115 Volts

The link to the image is not mine.
It is what it looks like.

...
Forum: O Scale 01-04-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Why bother with anything military at all since...

Why bother with anything military at all since they are the problem and not the solution?
Forum: O Scale 01-04-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,224
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
I feel like I have enough stuff but if I need any...

I feel like I have enough stuff but if I need any more cars or accessories, I'll go to my local Menard's for it.
It's closer than any of the few remaining hobby stores in town, is cheaper, and...
Forum: O Scale 01-04-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,224
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
What I wanna know is, what in the heck is a...

What I wanna know is, what in the heck is a German Shepherd doing there?
Looks so random.
I guess the graphic "artist" wanted to fill in the space, but why a dog?
Why not an enthusiastic kid...
Forum: O Scale 01-02-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Question on loco axel repair

The situation: I just recently noticed that one of the two axels of the forward truck on my Lionel 8304 locomotive is bent.
(Which would explain the derailments on curves.)
I already bent it back...
Forum: Model Trains in the News 03-19-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 80,472
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
I dunno if this one has been mentioned yet.... ...

I dunno if this one has been mentioned yet....
The Twilight Zone: Stopover in a Quiet Town.
The train scene starts at about 20:00 but if you haven't seen it already, I suggest you do. It's one of...
Forum: Model Trains in the News 03-19-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 80,472
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Even though that movie is total fiction and not...

Even though that movie is total fiction and not at all historically accurate, I wonder if they really did have toy wind up trains back then.
Forum: Union Station 03-19-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,917
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
It's true that they do have their history of...

It's true that they do have their history of violence but when you point one finger at someone or something you have three pointing back.
The WASPs are not immune to having any blood on their hands...
Forum: O Scale 01-18-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
:thumbsup: I feel the same way. For a moment...

:thumbsup:

I feel the same way. For a moment there I thought I wrote this then remembered that I don't live in Texas! LOL

Got the wires on top/exposed and am using cheaper-to-buy Matchbox size...
Forum: O Scale 01-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
I started a similar thread some time ago and...

I started a similar thread some time ago and using Goo Gone for cleaning track was suggested and others didn't think so. :dunno:

So which is it?
Goo Gone as a yay or nay for track cleaning?
And...
Forum: O Scale 01-17-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Plus it is tons cheaper than buying the liquid...

Plus it is tons cheaper than buying the liquid cleaner that Lionel sells.
Forum: O Scale 01-17-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
For rags, I'm reusing old socks. (After washing...

For rags, I'm reusing old socks. (After washing them first. LOL)
I cut them in half and can stick my hand into it and that way there aren't any pieces of fabric that can stick out and catch on...
Forum: O Scale 01-14-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
That is lucky indeed. When I need something...

That is lucky indeed.
When I need something repaired, my set is 30+ years old, I have to mail it to a repair guy and pay for postage both ways. It has been worth it though.
Forum: O Scale 01-14-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By TimTheTrainMan
Exactly. You got it. That was the problem we...

Exactly. You got it.
That was the problem we had with the big L.
And I wasn't exactly trying to brag with this post. (OK. Maybe just a little bit.)
Mostly just checking in to see if others had...
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