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Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 12-11-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Lionel 1122 Switch Controller problem solution

I think I have solved the problem with the switch controller. I decided to totally replace the wires that go from the controller to the switch and this fixed the problem. I had tested the...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 12-11-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Lionel 1122 Switch Controller problem

I have several Lionel switch controllers for 1122E Lionel switches. In trying to get things working I have run into an unusual problem. In a couple of instances the controllers (with two levers for...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 11-30-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Battery Train Parts

A friend of mine gave me nice ECHO "The Classic Rail" Model 4995219 battery-operated train for my grand children. The locomotive has a broken drive wheel. I'm wondering if anyone knows where you...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-05-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Wire Gauge Question

Thanks, to those who helped with this question. Have 4 strand flat 22 gauge wire on order.
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-02-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Wire Gauge Question

I recently purchased two No. 6019 Remote Control Sets. These items are vintage and so the insulation on the 4-conductor wires is quite brittle. I would like to replace these wires which connect the...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 12-12-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Suamico Pete
Thanks so much. This is a real help. Merry...

Thanks so much. This is a real help. Merry Christmas.
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 12-12-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Lionel Traction Tires

I have a Lionel 6-8464, 6-8474 & 6-8465 (Denver) Rio Grande A-B-A Diesel Locomotive set (vintage 1974) on which the powered unit has two traction tires. One of the tires is getting very loose and...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 12-26-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Sound of Steam Does Not Work

I tried the suggestion. Indeed the form insulation was degraded. I replaced it with a non-conductive foam, but the unit still did not work. There was only a steady static sound. I assume one or...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 12-13-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By Suamico Pete
Thanks. I had opened the unit and I was amazed...

Thanks. I had opened the unit and I was amazed at how the foam pad had disintegrated. I would not have guessed that this could be the cause of the problem. I will try your recommendation and see...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 12-09-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Lionel Sound of Steam not working

I recently bought a Lionel No. 6-1587 (circa 1975) set in original box from a friend for my grandchildren. It was a set he had never run so he wasn't sure about its condition. Train runs fine but...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 05-14-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Whistle that won't

Thanks for all the help. The unit is behaving like it has an open or grounded circuit. So now I have to do some testing with a volt meter. If I solve this problem I will post my discovery and...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 05-12-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Suamico Pete
Whistle that won't

Sorry but I could not see an attachment. Thanks for the effort to help.
Suamico Pete
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 05-11-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Suamico Pete
Whistle that won't

Recently bought a 2046W Whistle Tender. Unit worked but rattled terribly. Made several attempts to lubricate and sound-deaden rattle. Little progress, then I broke the short wire from the relay to...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-16-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Wiring diagram for Lionel 2338 GP-7

Thanks to all who have responded to my request. I was able to find a copy of a wiring diagram for this 50's vintage loco. I've attached it for anyone who needs a copy.
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 01-26-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Wiring diagram for Lionel 2338 GP-7

I have a Milwaukee Road Powered GP-7 No. 2338 Diesel Locomotive that is running intermittently. When I took the shell off I discovered a green wire that looks like it should connect to the drive...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 01-18-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Connecting Powered Engines

Thanks for you timely answer Don. The engines would be O gauge. I have a transformer that can deliver 175 watts at the voltage used by Lionel.
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 01-17-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Connecting Powered engines

Last summer I purchased a Lionel 2338 Milwaukee Road Powered GP-7 Diesel Locomotive. It's a great piece and works well. I'm considering acquiring another one at some point. My question is, if a...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 07-31-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Where to get 3 conductor wire

To gunrunnerjohn: I did find some 3 conductor 18 gauge round, not flat, wire at an electrical supply company in my area. This was after looking for quite a while on-line. The wire I purchased is...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 07-30-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Where to get 3 conductor wire

Thanks to gunrunnerjohn and BWells for your responses. I will consider both options. I like the idea of the flat wire approach - just don't know if I want so much wire - probably could find other...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 07-29-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Where to get 3 conductor wire

I recently purchased a couple of pairs of Post-war Lionel remote switches. They are in fairly good condition but the wiring is bad. The old insulation on the wires is cracked and there are numerous...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 04-16-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,108
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Questions about AF Transformer

Thanks to Howard1975 and RKenney for your help. I will fire this unit up and see if it works.
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 04-15-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,108
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Questions about AF transformer

I recently purchased an American Flyer No. 22035 transformer. Info I have about it is that it was made between 1957 and 1964. It is rated at 175 watts, has a circuit breaker and three wire...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 03-11-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,971
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Taking Apart a Lionel Engine

To tjcruiser. It took me a while to understand your one-word question - but when I got it, I almost fell off my chair laughing.

I'm learning that forums bring all kinds of comments. My thoughts...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 03-09-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,902
Posted By Suamico Pete
Nancy, Our prayers are with your brother for his...

Nancy, Our prayers are with your brother for his full recovery. I'm new to this forum (about 2 months) but I can see that it is visited by a lot of great folks and the care they have for one another...
Forum: Structures Forum 03-03-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,355
Posted By Suamico Pete
USA Further Reply- How Would You Build this Bridge?

Thanks for the tip on lowering the river to below table top. I've thought about that, but only briefly. I have to build the portion of table that would contain this bridge feature and so that is...
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