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  1. O (Sold) $55 - 1684 Lionel Pre War - Black - Die-Cast Steam Engine Locomotive - 2-4-2

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    (Sold) 1684 Lionel Pre War - Black - Die-Cast Steam Engine Locomotive - 2-4-2 - O Gauge/Scale Price:$55 Shipping:$9.99 Payment:Paypal Locomotive Condition: -Engine has been cleaned, greased, oiled & tested (Reconditioned to former Greatness) -Motor Armature, Motor Brushes, E-Unit, & Drivers...
  2. Lionel 6-31960 Polar Express Problem

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    Hello, My first post here! When we set up our Lionel 6-31960 Polar Express train around the Christmas tree this year, the CW-80 transformer made buzzing noise and the train did not move. The green light came on, and the engine made humming noise like it was about to go but did not move. The...
  3. Looking to buy a Lionel Nutcracker Route train set

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    Hello all, I am new to the forum and train collecting. I am a huge nutcracker collector and want to expand into a train collector. The first train I want to intergrate into my current collection is the Lionel Nutcracker Route train set. It will link my collections together. I am currently (and...
  4. Farm Toy & Lionel Train Collection

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    Join us for this Exclusive UNRESERVED Farm Toy & Lionel Train Collection Auction for Jeff Kiss & the Late Coleman Kiss :SELLIT: At the Scribner Auction Pavilion : 121-15 Ave (Hwy 14), Wainwright, AB (Live in House & Internet Bidding) Saturday, Sept 28th 2019 @ 11am. It will be our pleasure...
  5. Need schematic and parts 1946 Lionel #164 Log Loader

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    Greeting all, I have recently acquired a 1946 Lionel #164 Log Loader. I was able to get the motor and lifting mechanism cleaned, lubed and running exceptionally well. The "off-loader" is a different story. The solenoid fires ok. However, the cams seem to have to much play between them...
  6. model railroad for sale

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    figured i'd post this where people with the skills needed to enjoy this old set, can see it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/264386726627 forgive me if this comes up on the forum twice.. i thought i posted it earlier today, but there's no record i did. so i'm trying again.
  7. 1950s Lionel Engines for hills

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    Hi, I'm just getting serious about model railroading after having a 2026 set since I was a boy that sat in a box for decades I'm embarrassed to say. So now I am doing research, going to shows and expanding my set. I would like to build a layout that has two levels but the engines I currently...
  8. Family owned company selling estate cleanout items- Lionel, Mantua, Bachmann, etc.

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    Hi guys, I help manage a family owned cleanout company with my dad and we have a lot of train hobby items that we are selling on ebay. We even have some Lionel items! The link to our store is: https://www.ebay.com/str/mikediscountstore We also just sent a huge lot to a local auction house we do...
  9. Lionel Cab-1L & Legacy Base

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    I have just switched to the Cab-2 Legacy control. I replaced a Cab-1L/Base-1L system. I cannot get the Cab-1L to connect to the legacy base. I have tried changing channels. When I do this I get three beeps from the CAB-1L indicating the base was not found. The Cab-1L/Base-1L combination works...
  10. Lionel transformer type #4050 60W Speed Control

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    I picked up a Lionel Type 4050 60-W transformer and the speed control when in the off position still has power. I have never worked on a transformer before, does anyone have a resource on how I might fix this problem. Other than not going to "off" the transformer does not hum or get hot -- it...
  11. Lionel 6-81101 Polar Express 10th Anniversary Set

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    I am looking for the 6-81101 Polar Express 10th Anniversary Set. I purchased one Dec 2016 and then Hurricane Harvey took it from us along with all of our other trains... I would really like to find another one for my son but the one I found is the full retail price. As of today we still don't...
  12. Lionel Manual vs. Remote Switches

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    "As illustrated in Figure 3, rotate the top of the switch stands to throw the switches. These switches are equipped with a non-derailing feature. The train’s wheels automatically throw the blades to the proper position when the train travels toward the converging track. If you experience...
  13. Burlington 2328 1955-1956 Help repairing

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    I recently purchased a 2328 at a train show. Ran great on the test track but after I got it home and ran it for 1 minute I could smell an electrical short. The horn also does not work. Does anyone know where to find the wire layout for it? Also any suggestions on troubleshooting and...
  14. Transformer Lionel Great Northern 4-4-2 Steam #1702

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    I have a super old Lionel 8300 engine and 4125 Transformer from my childhood (40 years ago). Over the last few years I have been visiting a Local Model Train Show each year and picking up Christmas Cars for it to run around our Christmas tree. My 6 Year old loves going. Anyway, the engine is...
  15. O Lionel Fastrack Lot

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    Hello All, Up for sale I have a lot of Lionel O Gauge Fastrack. I bought a working layout and disassembled it as I am an Atlas O kinda guy. I did run trains on it before taking it down, and the track runs well. I have wiped it all down, but a few pieces could use some scotch-brite. There is one...
  16. ERR Boards now sold by Sunset / 3rd Rail

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    ERR CRUISE COMMANDER M STEAM KIT $99.95 Sunset 3rd Rail website!
  17. Getting back in

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    So after 30+ years dominated by a career and family, I am diving back into Lionel, I have been accumulating postwar equipment for a while and now will begin a layout. Problems are, limited space for a layout, so I'm going to the garage, which is not heated, and being on Long Island, humidity is...
  18. CSX LionChief Plus SD60M Scale Question...

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    Hi, I currently have the Lionel CSX Intermodal LionChief set. I'm strongly considering buying the CSX LionChief Plus SD60M. It seems like a great way to get a scale engine without fully investing in the Legacy system. However, the different scales have me a bit confused. I believe the...
  19. HELP! Wiring on Gantry crane controllers. New Model 4 Old

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    HELP! I purchased a Gantry crane and the controller didn't have a "lock" for the magnet. So I purchased an older model control which had the lock option. After spending a couple hours tracing leads and trying to match the action from the wiring of the controls then trying different combinations...
  20. Some Lionel-Like fonts for decaling

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    I was setting up to decal some old Lionel cars I was working on, and I thought finding Lionel-like fonts for decals would be an easy Google, but it was not. It's a lot easier to find "like-fonts" for real Railroads. So I'm sharing some I found. A couple are free, a couple cost but low dollar...
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