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Forum: North America Today, 06:04 AM
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Posted By santafe158
The Circle K logo is for the globe manufacturer,...

The Circle K logo is for the globe manufacturer, Kopp.
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 09:01 PM
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Views: 172
Posted By santafe158
The way I see old train restoration projects is...

The way I see old train restoration projects is they aren't manufacturing any more of them. Unless it's been underwater for 40 years or burned badly, it's probably worth restoring if it's mostly in...
Forum: O Scale 02-17-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By santafe158
That's an easy fix :laugh: And Thanks! My...

That's an easy fix :laugh:

And Thanks! My 2151W 2333 locomotives are extremely clean. The powered unit has some minor scuffs (I assume from rubbing in the box) on one side, but other than that...
Forum: O Scale 02-17-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By santafe158
It's been awhile since I ran my 224 locomotives,...

It's been awhile since I ran my 224 locomotives, but I don't recall them needing that much throttle to get moving. They're some of the smoothest and best running locomotives I own by far.

A...
Forum: O Scale 02-17-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By santafe158
If there were boxes it'd be even better :D ...

If there were boxes it'd be even better :D

I've restored much worse, that stuff should clean up very nicely with some patience and a few parts.
Forum: O Scale 02-17-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By santafe158
For what it's worth, you do have two complete...

For what it's worth, you do have two complete sets there plus some add on pieces, although in need of a lot of parts and TLC.

Set #1521WS from 1954 contained the 2065 locomotive, the 2046W...
Forum: O Scale 02-16-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By santafe158
It's amazing how far a little cleaning will get...

It's amazing how far a little cleaning will get you on making these things look amazing. I've got a 1950 2175W freight set with the 2343 F3's and love running it, although the paint on mine was...
Forum: O Scale 02-14-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By santafe158
Looks like one end contact of the E unit drum to...

Looks like one end contact of the E unit drum to me. Probably time for an overhaul as I bet there’s not much left of the plastic part of the drum.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-12-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By santafe158
I would bet that a little 60 watt transformer is...

I would bet that a little 60 watt transformer is probably pushing it with two open frame AC motors trying to run at the same time. You'd probably want to go up to more like 80 or 90 watts minimum. ...
Forum: S Scale 02-09-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 44,493
Posted By santafe158
Thanks for the details. The track, transformer...

Thanks for the details. The track, transformer and other supplies are probably long gone. The locomotive shell was stamped May, 1952.
Forum: S Scale 02-09-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 44,493
Posted By santafe158
A former scoutmaster donated this set to my...

A former scoutmaster donated this set to my collection a few days ago. I believe it's set #521T from 1952, which was a very basic two car freight set with a 300 Atlantic & tender, a 631 Gondola and...
Forum: O Scale 02-07-2020, 02:01 PM
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Views: 316,093
Posted By santafe158
Some quick research online shows that they were...

Some quick research online shows that they were all about the same other than the cylinder diameter. I believe Lionel originally marketed their model as an H9 during the TMCC days and probably...
Forum: O Scale 02-06-2020, 09:27 PM
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Views: 316,093
Posted By santafe158
After Henry Ford sold the DT&I in 1929 it ended...

After Henry Ford sold the DT&I in 1929 it ended up under primarily PRR ownership and many PRR locomotive classes showed up on the roster. A 2-8-0, can't remember if it was the H-9 or H-10, showed up...
Forum: O Scale 02-06-2020, 08:21 PM
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Views: 316,093
Posted By santafe158
Atlantics in general are nice locomotives. I...

Atlantics in general are nice locomotives. I probably wouldn't have bought it if the seller was listing it at the regular going rate for the newer ones, but since he was a local acquaintance he made...
Forum: O Scale 02-06-2020, 04:44 PM
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Views: 316,093
Posted By santafe158
Good luck with the upgrade John. I like my TMCC...

Good luck with the upgrade John. I like my TMCC Mogul, and I'm sure with all your updates yours will be a great little engine.

I picked up my first Legacy engine with the whistle steam effect a...
Forum: O Scale 02-04-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By santafe158
The shell of that locomotive is based on the...

The shell of that locomotive is based on the tooling from Lionel's Postwar #51 Navy Yard switcher locomotive. That toy locomotive was based on a switching locomotive built by the Vulcan Iron Works...
Forum: O Scale 01-26-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By santafe158
Also, I did a quick google search and found that...

Also, I did a quick google search and found that the listing for the Lionchief Thomas set on Lionel's website states that it has a minimum curve of O-27.
...
Forum: O Scale 01-26-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By santafe158
Thanks for clarifying, that statement was an...

Thanks for clarifying, that statement was an assumption on my part. I'd still find it hard to believe that the same basic locomotive wouldn't run on O-27 track, although it probably does run a lot...
Forum: O Scale 01-25-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By santafe158
The original sets that the Thomas locomotive came...

The original sets that the Thomas locomotive came with date back to the 1990's and came with O-27 tubular track, so I'd find it hard to believe that the modern ones wouldn't work on it. O-31 is...
Forum: O Scale 01-06-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By santafe158
Are you talking about the small rod that comes...

Are you talking about the small rod that comes off the eccentric crank on the center drive wheels?
Forum: O Scale 01-05-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By santafe158
I believe some of the drive rod connections need...

I believe some of the drive rod connections need to come apart to make things a bit easier to remove from the shell, but I don't remember it being too bad of a job overall.

You should be able to...
Forum: O Scale 01-05-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By santafe158
See if these diagrams help. I should know how...

See if these diagrams help. I should know how they come apart for the amount of work I did to mine a year ago when I purchased it, but I can't recall for sure and mine is currently packed away.
...
Forum: O Scale 12-29-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By santafe158
That locomotive has magnetraction. Did it pick...

That locomotive has magnetraction. Did it pick up any metal objects underneath near the pickup rollers?
Forum: O Scale 12-28-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,838
Posted By santafe158
Glad you enjoyed the article Ed. I believe my...

Glad you enjoyed the article Ed. I believe my buddy is a member on another forum, but isn't terribly active there either.

The photos are just photos, although I believe my dad did some...
Forum: O Scale 12-22-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By santafe158
Rebuild kits come with a light duty spring you...

Rebuild kits come with a light duty spring you can put in there, but usually if the piston and cylinder aren't gunked up gravity is enough to pull it down.

Generally a residue of smoke pellets can...
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