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  1. O-Scale California Zephyr - PRICE DROP

    For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    I am selling the complete Atlas O California Zephyr - in Western Pacific. Set includes A-B-B F3's (all powered) still in the original shipping carton from Atlas. These units are MINT condition as I have not opened the any boxes. In addition I am selling the complete 12-car set of Atlas Western...
  2. Rivarossi, the New Haven Y-4, & 3-Cylinder Engines

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    Rivarossi & the Indiana Harbor Belt U4a While browsing the internet a while ago I happened upon a discussion about Rivarossi’s O-Scale 2 rail steam locomotive kits, namely their Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0 (class U4a). This is a BIG locomotive for an 0-8-0; it is beefier than most Mikados, and is...
  3. Model Train Museum with Lots of Lionel & 3 Rail Action

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    I recently visited Big River Train Town in Hannibal, MO--a toy train museum with lots of great Lionel and 3 Rail trains both running and on display. Operator Judy Kleinman is a fascinating soul with a neat story. She let me take some video which I hope you enjoy.
  4. Now this is cool. Recreating the Back to the Future DeLorean in O scale

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    I just ran across this on YouTube. What an amazing job he did recreating the car!
  5. Got some Friendly info on some old trains I posted on ebay last week...

    For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    So, I posted some trains I acquired on this forum a week ago. Some older Lionel, Marx, American Flyer trains and a lot of O scale tracks, a transformer, and a DC power pack. I got a friendly message giving some information on them and apparently my starting price was a little too high; I have...
  6. New to Model Trains/Forum + O or HO?

    Beginner Q & A
    Hello Everyone, I'm brand new to the forum and to Model Railroading as a whole. I'm in my late 20s and remember the joy toy and model trains brought as a child, and am looking to delve into the world of Model Railroading. I've already been to two shops near me, one of which was helpful...
  7. MRC Pure Power Transformer

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    I just won an MRC Pure Power Dual transformer on Ebay for $113 which included shipping. It has the original box, instructions and is in good shape. I like these units and this is my second acquisition of one. Is it my imagination or have prices on many Lionel "O" scale items come down since this...
  8. Buzzing sound when engine is in neutral

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    I have a 44 ton center cab Leigh Valley diesel, basic model, and it has a buzzing sound that's very loud and annoying and I was wondering how to get rid of such sound. I believe its a contact on the E-Unit that's causing the problem. Any help would be much appreciated!
  9. Adding smoke to a caboose

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    Hey everyone! This is actually my first post to this forum as I just recently joined last night. I have been looking through threads and have seen how incredibly knowledgeable a lot of you are so I figured Id pick some of your brains for a question to something Ive been thinking about for a...
  10. PRR o scale dry transfer decals for passenger cars

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    Hi, Does anyone know where I can get Pennsyvania Railroad dry transfers in gold or bronze lettering for 3 o scale passenger cars? I need enough to do 1 vista dome, 1 coach, and 1 observation car. TLDiff
  11. Vintage Post War Lionel

    For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    Hello, I have a few Vintage (some still in original box) items on E-Bay that I am trying to sell, please take a look and see if there is anything that might interest you. They are mostly "O" Gauge Locomotives, cars & some miscellaneous items...
  12. install decoder in o gauge engines that didn't come with them?

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    Has anyone have any ideas on the best way to install decoders in loinel, williams, modern engines that use can motors, what type of decoders to use? Where to get them?, or should I just buy new engines with decoders already in them?
  13. Vintage Lionel Operation

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    We set up the layout with vintage Lionel for an op. session. Everything ran well! If you'd like to see more O scale, HO scale, live steam, or full scale videos please visit my channel- YouTube.com/TheSteamChannel or Facebook.com/TheSteamChannel
  14. How to add set of tracks to layout??

    Layout Design Forum
    Hi, I am new to model trains and I have a question on a 4x8 layout O scale. I have a fastrack figure 8 which is 40x90. I would like to add another fastrack on the outside of the figure 8. It looks like it would be very close tolerances if it would work at all. I have a 40x60 fastrack to...
  15. Custom Built Scenery

    Layout Design Forum
    I have looked and looked and cannot find a place that will custom build me a metal archway (like into an amusement park). Our park is being named after a very dear friend and I would love to have an archway with the name at the entrance. Any suggestions?
  16. Guess the top selling model trains on Amazon

    General Model Train Discussion
    Can you guess to what scale the top five or six best selling model trains belong? Consider the retailer, Amazon, before making your decision. Then click on my article link below to see if you’re right. Top Selling Model Trains on Amazon Thanks. Aurelio
  17. New O / O27 12' x 9'6" layout

    Layout Design Forum
    Just now physically getting started with designing a new layout but have been thinking about it for quite some time. I've taken a bunch of the track that I have laying around and laid it out on the floor to get an idea of how it might go together. Here are a few pics. Feedback is appreciated...
  18. Rail Car or Train year identification

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    Evening Lads. I would like to use this thread for all Newbys that have questions in regards to Train or Rail Car identification. One thing I learned from our initial correspondence is that between all of the people on here, I do not think there is anything about Trains or modeling that you all...
  19. American Flyer Repair Questions

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    Hello lads... ladies, I just purchased this American Flyer Train. I am new to trains as you can tell by my introduction first post. I need to know how to best restore this O scale train. How do I get the oxidation off of the metal and what would you recommend for the Body and other parts...
  20. Rare Marx Train? Need help from experts.

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    Hello Everyone I have been researching this train model for the last 6 months with no luck. I have not been able to find any documented photos of this model or description. The engine is stamped Marx in the inner back of the engine. The Engine is 4 wheel only with fake wheels in the front and...
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