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  1. O Scale
    I am new to working on Lionel locomotives. I have a 2025 engine that I have cleaned and lubricated and it works well except the front drags directly on the track. This, of course, results in a short across the rails. It has the front truck but it doesn't keep the front end elevated for any track...
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    I'm new to this forum, but here goes: I got zinged on ebay; the 2025 I bought worked great, but only in reverse. Then, as I was wiggling the wires it started working in forward direction. Then, as I was wiggling the wires the wires fell off. It was a lousy solder job, so I figure I have to...
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    Ok so some of you know Ive been asking questions about soldering. That was mainly for a #68 Executive inspection car. But Ive decided I want to share My Main project with you guys. Its a lionel 2025 the '52 version. Its custom painted for the PRR. Let me know what yins think. Good bad or in...
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    Hey guys, just joined today. I am restoring my father's trains that he gave me; well they were my grandfather's first. Here's where I am at. I bought the Greenberg's book, all 700+ pages and ordered parts I needed from Olsen's Toy Train. I bought a donor tender on eBay for the whistle. The...
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    The shell is a long term project it is a 675 or 2025. without other parts there is no way to tell. I used the oven cleaner in a bag trick. It set overnight. It was more effective than a paint remover. That a black paint is tough. Good advice.When working a shell like this it is important to...
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