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Or really anyone that can give me any information on a train set I recently came into possession of.. This is obviously a Varney Pennsylvania, the engine is 5796a.. but beyond it being very old.. thats all I have.. has anyone ever seen it.. scouring the interweb yeilded nada.
 

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ebay. Looks like a nice set. Call it "vintage", but you'll need to test it...
 

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Ok .. after really digging.. I found this in a 1965 Catalog:
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Testing becomes an issue since the set did'nt include a "power pack"
 

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I always liked Varney back in the day...
Their stuff was pretty good quality.
The B and one A are probably dummies. If the powered A runs, the set will be worth more.
 

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One thread for a question is good.
Multiple threads on the same question is frowned upon here.
You have this one and this one>>>>>>>I need help from the experts...
 

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I wouldn't have posted in the other thread if I knew you already found the info.
Just wasted time trying to be of help. :rolleyes:
 

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As usual, our members have come to the front with
good information about the specific train you have.

Here is a bit of information about Varney, the manufacturer:


For testing you could use any HO or N scale power pack.
You can also use a plain old 9 Volt battery connected
across the rails...you would have no speed control but
you could determine how well the locos run. If the loco
backs, turn the battery to change rail polarity. As noted,
one or more of the locos may be dummy with no motor.
It would be lighter in weight compared to the
motorized loco.

Don
 

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As usual, our members have come to the front with
good information about the specific train you have.

Here is a bit of information about Varney, the manufacturer:


For testing you could use any HO or N scale power pack.
You can also use a plain old 9 Volt battery connected
across the rails...you would have no speed control but
you could determine how well the locos run. If the loco
backs, turn the battery to change rail polarity. As noted,
one or more of the locos may be dummy with no motor.
It would be lighter in weight compared to the
motorized loco.

Don
The description says it came with 2 powered A units and the B unit is a dummy.
Should be 2 that run in that set.
 

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Sorry about the multiple posts.. When I realized That happened I couldnt see a way of deleting the the other.
No problem. Mistakes happen.
If you happen to do 2 threads again just type, PLEASE DELETE THIS in the posting box.
Or just ask Gunrunner John to delete one, or if it already has content he will add that to the one you want to keep.
Some will intentionally post 2, 3, 4 threads on the same subject all over the site and that gets confusing.
 

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Well, I appreciate all the info.. The catalog does claim 2 working locos... but this set actually seems to have 1engine and 2 dummys.. im thinking not original.
 

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Well, I appreciate all the info.. The catalog does claim 2 working locos... but this set actually seems to have 1engine and 2 dummys.. im thinking not original.
I tend to disagree...
I'm fairly sure the set would've been offered both ways... mostly with one powered A-unit.
IMO, two powered A-units would not have run as well back then as DCC consists do these days.
 
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