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  1. O Scale
    I have an early MTH RailKing 30-1118-1 Pennsylvania Tornado. The tender has the "Zinc Pest" problem, and has rotted away. I would like to put a new body on the tender, as the loco still runs really well, and I frankly like it. *** It can be a raw "aftermarket kit" as far as I'm concerned - I...
  2. G / #1 Scale
    Can anyone instruct me on how the heck to remove the body on an g mth railking f7
  3. O Scale
    I am looking to buy some straight - 10" and 30" - Realtrax, but the only place i can find it is ebay. Any other places?
  4. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Hi everyone, i'm having problems with my MTH engine. I recently bought it. The problem is, when I set any setting on the locomotive (CVs and etc) it always get back to the original setting when I power off the track. For example, it is on address 1988, if i reset the locomotive (using the...
  5. O Scale
    Just got an old, but little used, MTH set. Laid the track, put the engine and tender on, reset the DCS (as per the manual), and it ran beautifully, sounds and all, both directions, then sudddenly stopped working. I have tried resetting the DCS using the same sequence, I replaced the batteries...
  6. Technical Model Train Forum
    Need help with my dad’s Proto-sound Dash 8 Diesel engine. He’s been trying to get it to run for a while now and I think we’ve tried just about everything I can think of. A little bit of background. He has several trains and often will leave some of them on the self for months at a time and pull...
  7. HO Scale
    Anyone out there have an HO MTH GP38-2 with proto 3 sound? I'm having a problem turning off some sounds I don't want - in particular cab chatter and brake squeal. I have an NCE Power cab. The documentation states F26 is brake sounds on/off and F27 is cab chatter on/off. I have toggled F26 and...
  8. Want to Buy (member-to-member)
    Hello, I'm looking to purchase this MTH Coors Light Silver Bullet train set. If anyone here is looking to get rid of one or just willing to part with it, please let me know. Thanks.
  9. O Scale
    Hi Folks, Here's my latest product review. I hope you enjoy it! :) Thanks, Eric Siegel Eric's Trains
  10. O Scale
    MTH Steam engine, smoke heater comes on, analog or DCS, fan does not. Disassembled engine, power applied to fan connector pigtail and fan works fine. Traced fan wires individually from fan all the way to connector that plugs into cable which then plugs into the tender. I then, while still all...
  11. General Model Train Discussion
    So I have a few BLI engines, I love them, they all pull like ox, I want to try an MTH engine, whenever I see one at the club they always look and sound lovely, and the smoke look better than on my BLI models, but I have heard absolute horror stories about their customer service. I would really...
  12. O Scale
    Is an MTH proto one electro-coupler compatible with a Lionel TMCC control circuit board: does it have the same electrical requirements as a Lionel or K-Line electro-coupler? Any answers this question will be greatly appreciated!
  13. For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    UPDATE 7/15/2018 - This has been sold. -mike
  14. For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    Hello, everyone!! I have two beautiful MTH engines that I'm looking to get rid of! They're mostly brand new - I'd rate them a C8/C9 as they come in the original boxes, with all original accessories. Here are the details: EDIT: Dash 8 sold!!! Railking SW9 - this engine also comes equipped with...
  15. O Scale
    Here's the 2017 Ready to Run catalog. Some interesting changes http://mthtrains.com/sites/default/files/catalog_files/2017_ortr/index.html Moving to wifi android/ios app control for the RTR sets. I think it's bold move. Not everyone has a smart phone or tablet. If you can control more than one...
  16. O Scale
    I have a lot of the 60 foot MTH passenger cars and Cabooses and as I pull things apart to replace dead bulbs or upgrade to LED I've noticed a very disturbing trend. These things are melting the bulb casings and things around them. Today I opened up one of my cabooses because a bulb had died and...
  17. O Scale
    I have a typical MTH PS2 engine smoke unit that is in need of repair. It's been over a year since I worked on one so I'm in need of some advice and a refresher. The engine has been running on my ceiling layout for about 8 months without the smoke unit turned on so it's been a while since it was...
  18. O Scale
    Some of you may have seen my other thread on lighting passenger cars cheaply. This has been a fun project and I would like to post the final result in all of it's glory so people who don't want to dig through a massive thread can take advantage The #1 goal in all of this is to light my cars as...
  19. Technical Model Train Forum
    To me, MTH makes the best engines and rolling stock for my railroads of choice, the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad and the Aliquippa & Southern Railroad (where my grandfather worked). MTH has many many engines and dozen of pieces of rolling stock for these railroads. My layout uses only MTH's...
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