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  1. how to start the engine

    Beginner Q & A
    I'm a newbie with a 1950's 2-6-2 Lionel engine (#20261) and a new CW80 transformer. I don't understand how to start the engine. When I apply power with the throttle, the headlight comes on and the whistle button works. Then I press "direction" but nothing happens. I wait, press it again. Maybe...
  2. Vintage Toy Train Set Lot- Lionel , Marx , and American-Flyer Lines with Tracks

    For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    I posted a thread about this listing before, I'm sorry if I'm annoying anyone. Just wanted to make sure that these trains get a good home and reaches every train lover to it's greatest potential. Check it out if anyone is interested. Auction ends in a couple days. Thanks everyone...
  3. Found what I thought was just a vintage Lionel Train set...

    For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    I found what i thought was a just a Lionel Train set. I myself don't know much about trains but when I acquired this it turned out to be a some Lionel, Marx, and American-Flyer Train sets. As well as various train cars and 2 steam engines also came with a bunch of tracks, transformer, and DC...
  4. Question about early MDC all-diecast freight cars

    HO Scale
    A friend gave me this batch of old HO freight cars rescued from an estate close-out. I've figured out that they are early MDC/Roundhouse items. The frame, body parts and roof-walk are all die-cast parts. The boxcar frames all have the number FB-101, the gondola frame shows FG-101. These frames...
  5. What do I have? Found in fathers attic.

    O Scale
    I have been in the process of cleaning out my fathers house. And I came across this set buried in the attic. I not sure my dad was even aware of its existence. the house was originally my great grandparents, and it is very possible that this set has been up there since they lived there. I took...
  6. Vintage Tycp Train Set

    For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    Vintage Tyco Train Set :SELLIT:The set has no box. It includes 2 engines, 1 fake engine, 10 cars, the track, the cork to mount the track, 2 light poles, telephone poles, signs, 4 trees, wiring, crossing, 2 lighted poles and the layout manual. This is a nice set and both engines work as well...
  7. 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...
  8. Introducing the third generation to Lionel

    Beginner Q & A
    Hi All! Just a quick note of introduction here: I’m the proud inheritor of a good bunch of O-27 trains, tracks, and accessories. Having had kids, and moved out of our 768-square-foot apartment, my parents have passed on my share of the family trains. were mine as a kid and before that, my...
  9. Vintage Lionel Operation

    O Scale
    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
  10. Need help identifying this crane (with pics!)

    G / #1 Scale
    Hi all, Sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum. I have a standard gauge crane car from my Grandpa's collection. I cannot find any trace of it on the internet, or at eBay. Can you help me identify it, and a rough approximation of what may be worth...
  11. Found a REALLY old train....help

    HO Scale
    Was rummaging through my grandmothers attic and I found a dusty, dirty BUT STILL SEALED NEVER OPENED:eek: "Life Like Work Train" Complete and Ready To Run HO Electric Train Set Item #08138. I cleaned off the plastic and minus a small tear in the plastic in the center...this train is in brand...
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