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Old 12-24-2019, 02:30 PM   #21
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Track cleaning video works nice, I think the pictures are still messed up in the thread.
Edit, post #36 pictures in that thread have been fixed now.
This thread, https://www.modeltrainforum.com/show...=tubular+track



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Old 12-24-2019, 03:39 PM   #22
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so this one.. I believe was not in the pics..
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:40 PM   #23
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so got me going to look for my H/O trains now...

ok so here goes... cant believe I still have these.. thought I got rid of most of it...
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Old 12-24-2019, 05:30 PM   #24
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Believe it or not some of your boxes might be worth more then the item that came with it.
Try not to damage them.

Way back then someone who got the train just tossed the box.
Some are worth bucks today.

so dont chuck this one???
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:22 AM   #25
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opened 2 more boxes...

wow pretty neat...

not sure how the red piece goes. will have to google it at some time...
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:33 AM   #26
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so i see how it works. really neat... im missing the belt for coal so gotta keep looking
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:22 PM   #27
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Long all over the place post....

Hello all,
I have always wanted to run model trains. At one point I got a great deal on a "Snap-On" H/O train kit and ran it. Was fun. Even bought some flex track and just ran it on the floor.

I needed a new train controller (forgive me as I need to learn the terms of all the stuff) and found a guy on craigslist. He wouldnt sell me just what I needed and wanted it all gone. He was selling it for $1200 and i bought it for $600 as he had to move out that day. It was tons of boxes. Houses, trains, cars, etc...
I ended up ebaying 90% of it and some lost $ and some made money so i got my cash back and got to keep the controller. still all boxed up. Also kept some locomotives and the pennsylvania locomotive and cars. Got hosed selling the Amtrac loco and cars.. think it cost me $20 to get rid of it... oh well...

anyway.. that was years ago.

last year my friends moved into a new house and her father passed away. He had many O trains and she wanted to get them all running at some time but never did. Just the other day, she said come and get it so i have a ton of O gauge now sitting in my garage.

My father gave me a Lionel Trolley O gauge that he got at the thrift store. New in box!!!! and I was just running it but it is now acting up. I think due to the track connectors not contacting or something...

anyway... I will start to read up some and post as we do a Department 56 layout for halloween and xmas and i want to start using trains. May get them all going so cant wait to dive in more...thx all for your knowledge and patience!!!!!
~Jeff


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Wow, it certainly sounds like you had one heck of a merry Christmas! Lots and lots of trains in two different scales!

Welcome to the forum, and to a great hobby. It sounds like the control device you needed is a DC "power pack." I'm glad you found one.

The files below have lots of information on many model railroad subjects, including a sort of model train"Dictionary" where you can look up any terms you're not sure of. There is also a good book I recommend to new model railroaders. It's called "Getting Started in Model Railroading" by Jeff Wilson. It covers a wide variety of model railroad subjects in simple text and color photos. You can order a copy from https://kalmbachhobbystore.com/products/books

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Old 01-03-2020, 11:42 PM   #28
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Long all over the place post.... <img src="https://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />

Hello all,
I have always wanted to run model trains. At one point I got a great deal on a "Snap-On" H/O train kit and ran it. Was fun. Even bought some flex track and just ran it on the floor.

I needed a new train controller (forgive me as I need to learn the terms of all the stuff) and found a guy on craigslist. He wouldnt sell me just what I needed and wanted it all gone. He was selling it for $1200 and i bought it for $600 as he had to move out that day. It was tons of boxes. Houses, trains, cars, etc...
I ended up ebaying 90% of it and some lost $ and some made money so i got my cash back and got to keep the controller. still all boxed up. Also kept some locomotives and the pennsylvania locomotive and cars. Got hosed selling the Amtrac loco and cars.. think it cost me $20 to get rid of it... oh well...

anyway.. that was years ago.

last year my friends moved into a new house and her father passed away. He had many O trains and she wanted to get them all running at some time but never did. Just the other day, she said come and get it so i have a ton of O gauge now sitting in my garage.

My father gave me a Lionel Trolley O gauge that he got at the thrift store. New in box!!!! and I was just running it but it is now acting up. I think due to the track connectors not contacting or something...

anyway... I will start to read up some and post as we do a Department 56 layout for halloween and xmas and i want to start using trains. May get them all going so cant wait to dive in more...thx all for your knowledge and patience!!!!!
~Jeff


Jeff:


Wow, it certainly sounds like you had one heck of a merry Christmas! Lots and lots of trains in two different scales!

Welcome to the forum, and to a great hobby. It sounds like the control device you needed is a DC "power pack." I'm glad you found one.

The files below have lots of information on many model railroad subjects, including a sort of model train"Dictionary" where you can look up any terms you're not sure of. There is also a good book I recommend to new model railroaders. It's called "Getting Started in Model Railroading" by Jeff Wilson. It covers a wide variety of model railroad subjects in simple text and color photos. You can order a copy from https://kalmbachhobbystore.com/products/books

Again Welcome;

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will check those links out. thx...
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:16 AM   #29
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so dont chuck this one???

I wouldn't.
The HO look to be in better shape then the O?

Do you plan on making a table?
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:39 AM   #30
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so dont chuck this one???

I wouldn't.
The HO look to be in better shape then the O?

Do you plan on making a table?
unfortunately been dealing with a 15y old family member passing so havent got much of anything lately.

funeral in a few hrs. got xmas stuff to put away too...

but yes im going to clear 2 spots in the basement. O will be 6x9 as per zw transformer dual track layout. ive got some fast track but tons of old track. needs cleaning but i got the electric and manual track switchers so i got everything but the table for the O...

ho i have just trains and dual controller. need track and decide my layout. i wanna figure out the layout where i can have dead tracks and keep all my locomotives sitting like at a train yard. but have a 2 track setup. hoping 4x8 will work. more to come in the next few weeks.

the O locomotives need cleaning and oiling.. whistle coal cars..1 of 3 work. need to wipe down all cars... much to be done.

in addition to my rc car hobby that needs massive work.. 8 are apart... 78 chevy mud truck needs work and get house repairs done to get ready for the market. i want a different house and now i know i need a big basement
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