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Forum: O Scale 10-17-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By eskcm
263W Tender Prewar Whistle Availability?

I have a 263W Lionel prewar tender and the whistle has been removed and is long gone. I would like to install a working whistle. The roller pickups are still there.
Originally there was either a...
Forum: O Scale 07-20-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By eskcm
The "Guy Rods" are made of thin steel piano /...

The "Guy Rods" are made of thin steel piano / music wire and are not threads. I believe they maybe 1/32 inch diameter (.032 inch) but I am not sure.
Thank You
Ken
Forum: O Scale 07-20-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By eskcm
"Guy Wire" Diameter for P&H Shovel & Crane

Does anyone know or could measure the 2 steel "Guy Rod" diameter used both the P&H Shovel & Crane on the 6827 and 6828 cars respectively?
These thin steel (piano / music wire) rods hold up the...
Forum: O Scale 04-14-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By eskcm
However, you are correct that when the swaged...

However, you are correct that when the swaged axle comes out to replace the brass gear that the 4 swaged ridges cut into the axle bushings. And this is not good.
I assume the axle bushings can be...
Forum: O Scale 04-14-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By eskcm
Thank you for your reply. This loco has low run...

Thank you for your reply. This loco has low run time and the axle bushings are in great condition and the axle is straight and the worm runs concentric.
How do I set the worm to gear backlash at...
Forum: O Scale 04-14-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By eskcm
Lionel 682 Worm to Gear Adjustment?

I replaced the brass gear on a Lionel 682 with a little backlash between the worm & gear and with grease and using the shims from the factory (shown in very right side of photo) and then the brass...
Forum: O Scale 03-01-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By eskcm
18071 Daylight GS4 Tether Control

The tether on the Lionel 18071 Daylight will not stay in the cab and will hang out the side of the loco. Per the photo, I removed the left side screw that holds the plastic cab interior in place and...
Forum: O Scale 08-07-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By eskcm
Color Union Pacific 2023 AA & 248X Cars?

The color of my postwar Union Pacific 2023 AA units is more yellow than the 2481, 2482, 2483 passenger cars which are more orange/yellow.....see photo.
Some other 2023 AA units I have seen are...
Forum: O Scale 06-27-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By eskcm
OO Gage 001 Loco Roller Collector

Does anyone know where I can get a new or used Roller Pick-up Collector Assembly part # 001E-150 for a Lionel 001E locomotive (cab #5342)? This is an OO gage loco and has a small collector that is...
Forum: OO Scale 06-21-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By eskcm
001E Collector Assembly Availability?

Does anyone know where I can get a new or used Collector Assembly part # 001E-150 for a Lionel 001E locomotive?
It is excellent condition except the collector is beyond repair, most of it missing. ...
Forum: O Scale 08-20-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By eskcm
Lionel Postwar Bridge Piers?

Did Lionel make postwar plastic 4.75 inch tall bridge (stone / rock) piers like the modern Lionel piers # 6-12744?
Thanks You
Forum: O Scale 02-17-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By eskcm
GG-1 2332 Sound Box

On a GG-1 2332 loco, there are the 2 plastic ends of the plastic sound box that is attached to the vibrating solenoid. Are the ends supposed to be completely sealed / glued to the sound box body?...
Forum: O Scale 09-28-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By eskcm
Lionel Prewar Airport 50 verses 55 ?

I have a #50 Lionel Airport pylon that runs "slow" most of the time and have lots of vibration at the arm and crows nest 90 degree bent. I have used lots of liquid graphite lube. I cant determine...
Forum: O Scale 09-20-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By eskcm
Yes, for sure all text is heat stamped so with...

Yes, for sure all text is heat stamped so with correct paint and lots of care, maybe could fill text in.
Graphics hard to tell.
I will send Len an email also.
Thanks
Forum: O Scale 09-20-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By eskcm
6014 WIX FILTERS Re-Heat Stamp Text & Graphics?

I have a nice 6014 Wix Filters car with badly faded red text & graphics that were originally heat stamped. See photos.
Does anyone re-heat stamp Lionel postwar car shells like this 6014 so the red...
Forum: O Scale 08-31-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By eskcm
Thanks to all for great input on this topic!! ...

Thanks to all for great input on this topic!!

Tru-Color 176 is solvent based weathering (enamel, 1oz. and 2 oz. bottles) and is air-brush ready. 827 is the same but brush ready and could be...
Forum: O Scale 08-30-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By eskcm
Lighten Color Unpainted Plastic?

I would like to lighten the color of the unpainted blue plastic (maybe ABS?) of my 26418 (left side in photo) to better match the lighter 6464-475.
Has anyone done anything like this?
Will the...
Forum: O Scale 06-15-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By eskcm
Power Supply fro 8512 DC Engine?

Recently I was given a Lionel 8512 Santa Fe engine which has a DC motor & no reversing unit. See photo attached.
All my other items are legacy AC, so I am not familiar with running DC.
I would like...
Forum: O Scale 05-02-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By eskcm
Smoke Element for 785 Engine?

I have a Lionel 785 engine that has a open circuit smoke element (needs new smoke element).
The entire smoke unit 8306-200 is available for $27 plus shipping. I don't know what smoke element this...
Forum: O Scale 04-11-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By eskcm
JUST TRAINS has these decals but they are not...

JUST TRAINS has these decals but they are not listed on their web site. Ask Dennis for them.
Thanks
Forum: O Scale 04-10-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By eskcm
B&O Round Decal for 6464-400 Boxcar ?

Does anyone know who supplies the 1 & 1/4 inch diameter B&O Round "Time-Saver Service" Decal for a Lionel 6464-400 Boxcar ?
I have looked and cant find anyone that supplies this part.
Thanks
Ken
Forum: O Scale 03-24-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By eskcm
I figured it out....wire goes to the left in...

I figured it out....wire goes to the left in photo and hooks under frame....as launcher rises it engages wire to move lever to right.
Forum: O Scale 03-24-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By eskcm
3619 Helicopter Recon Car Lionel Postwar

Help...how does the black wire in the picture attached (held up by pencil) activate the switch lever just above the pencil that releases the rotary spring to launch the helicopter?
The switch lever...
Forum: O Scale 03-13-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By eskcm
Great suggestion by RAILMIXER The second way...

Great suggestion by RAILMIXER
The second way would to use something like this webpage example: http://www.postwarlionel.com/diesel.html and then copy and paste it into Excel.
Steps
1) Select and...
Forum: O Scale 03-10-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By eskcm
Excel or Excel Readable Lionel Postwar List All Items?

Currently I use a paper copy of all Lionel Postwar items and simply yellow marker items I buy. This is error prone. It would be nice to have this in Excel with it's sort, find, etc features. I...
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