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  1. O Scale
    Hello, I’ve been restoring this old Lionel 4-4-2 I got from a flea market- so far everything has gone smoothly, motor runs fine- disassembly was easy. However, I’m getting a MASSIVE headache over trying to reassemble this thing- whether it be the smoke unit not fitting in right, or the when the...
  2. O Scale
    As the title says, my Lionchief Plus 0-4-0 runs beautifully, except for the sounds! For some reason it keeps cutting out, and it’s near impossible to have the sounds kick on at all! My suscipsions is on the wire connection the tender and the locomotive, as fiddling around with it can make the...
  3. N Scale
    Hello, I am in need of replacement couplers for my N gauge Arnold HN2252-31 Burlington Norther EMD SW1 Locomotive. Does anyone know the Arnold part number or the micro-trains replacement number for this Locomotive?
  4. N Scale
    Hey, y'all. My name is Grant, I grew up in a small town in Japan (Yonezawa) and there was a train that ran from my Yamagata to Fukushima and I was wondering if anyone knew of any model companies (preferably Kato) that made it, below I have a couple of screenshots from a video I took when I was...
  5. General Model Train Discussion
    I would like to fit a smoke generator in my 1996? Rivarossi red box Big Boy engine. It runs on standard DC track. I think a Seuthe generator might work but not sure what size. Any help? I also have no idea how to wire it up so if anyone could help me with a video possibly that would be great!
  6. General Model Train Discussion
    I am looking for advice on how to build a collection. Is there any rhyme or reason to your first purchases when starting a collection? I’ve started a collection for my son loosely based off of Grafton Wv. Every Christmas he gets a new piece. We started with a chessie SD9, and last year he got...
  7. General Model Train Discussion
    I have a lioncheif lionel prr pa keystone special that the connecton between tender and steam engine broke. I have everything but the wires (3 of them) and no longer soldered. of the 3 wires one is a pair and the other a single they are broke at the back of the engine going into the coupler...
  8. New Member Introduction
    I am making a 8x6 foot (to be expanded later) layout as my first decorated layout in HO I have a 3railO set in my bedroom room floor but it is not really a layout as much as a toy train (“secured” by a few screws in places i walk through) My theme for this project is amecan midwest-ish...
  9. Beginner Q & A
    I'm new to model railroading and have come up with a rough sketch of my layout. I guess it is like a point to point operation, as I don't have the room for a loop. The scheme with my layout is that it will operate as a scenic passenger railway. The locomotive will leave out from point A (see...
  10. Beginner Q & A
    All, This is me. After sitting in the attic for 30 years, I have resurrected my old O(O-27) Lionel trains. I have built my 5 x 8 train table (picture attached) and drafted a layout. My vision is to have these two loops with the back one (closer to the wall) slightly raised above to have two...
  11. O Scale
    Hey All, New to the Forum. What a GREAT place! Built a small HO Layout as a kid. Now it's time to build a shelf or ceiling layout in our Great Room. Room dimension is 31 x 16. Track height will be at 7'6". Ceiling height is 10ft at low side and 17' at high side. Shelf will be 30" deep and...
  12. Layout Design Forum
    I have started out with a new layout and I have set up the track on a foam base. I then added a bridge and cut a lake/pond. I then realized that i hadn't planned what buildings to put. I'm hoping for some ideas for what to put around the track. It is HO and a 4x6 since i don't have much space. I...
  13. HO Scale
    My dad in the 70's saw an ad in the back of a magazine for a DM&IR brass 2-8-8-4 and bought one. And that's it. Short of the box it came in, I have no documentation. From what I can tell there's no identifying markers or plates to tell me who the manufacturer is. Can someone help me out and tell...
  14. Beginner Q & A
    Hi guys, Sorry for the redundant title. I didn't proof it, and now I can't edit it. I have about a $200 budget, and I want to buy a old west style steamer, like the 4-4-0's or similar and the associated track required to set up a simple loop to go around a circle with a diameter of about 4.5...
  15. General Model Train Discussion
    I have a client who has spent the majority of his adult life building a model railroad in his basement. Unfortunately, he is now confined to his wheelchair but he wants to continue to work on his set. Does anyone have any suggestions how we can safely raise the entire track platform up 2-3'...
  16. General Model Train Discussion
    I have a 4ft by 8ft table and I dont know if I should use a N scale or a Ho scale. I am all about detail and I am going to be making a passenger route through a city area using an FP40 and 6-11 Bi level passenger cars. This is my secound time making a railroad but the first time was when I was...
  17. General Model Train Discussion
    I am a novice to be sure and I would like some input from more experienced railroaders. I have a brand new Lionel Polar Express Lion Chief and an older Lionel tubular rail steam set. I am somewhat enamored by the sound effects of the Lion Chief and also by the Proto Sounds of the MTH sets. I...
  18. HO Scale
    Hi Everyone. I have an electrical issue with a Penn Line GG1. From what I can figure out, there is a dead short somewhere and I can not find it. And I have a hunch it came from the factory with this problem as the loco has hardly any signs of wear. This and looking at the internal wiring...
  19. HO Scale
    Hello all, so basically you know the story. I'm new and I need help. I'm currently on break from college (and by break I mean working full-time to pay the bills) For my free time i needed a great hobby and I've always wanted to get into train building. So I purchased what I could afford on...
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