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Hey all,

Just picked these up today. Traded some old model aircraft kits for them. My first ever O scale locomotives.



Unpowered dummy

Powered engine


Both are in rough shape. The windscreen area of the powered unit is broken. I figure I can do a little surgery to repair that.
I'd like to restore both of them and eventually run them on a layout.(someday:p)
Both are missing the horns and couplers, and I have no idea if they even came with glass or not. I'm guessing not.

There is some info on the bottom rear underneath the "Fe" that reads:

BLT 8-57
BY LIONEL

Is that important? I'm not sure

Does anyone make upgrade/update set for these types of locomotives?

Anyway, now I'm neck deep in N, HO, and now O.:eek:

Tell me, do I need help?;)


Cheers, Ian
 

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Nice find ... you've got your work cut out for you, though, fixing these guys up.

So ... "do I need help" ... uh ... psychiatric help?!? :laugh:

Good luck!

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We all are ...

I think it must be Recker's fault ... he's rigged the Internet so that Subliminal Messages keep flashing on our screens. "Buy trains ... Buy trains!" That's his FIRST tactic ... getting us hooked. But THEN, the messages will change ... "Buy S trains ... Buy S trains!"

Crafty guy, that Reckers ...

TJ
 

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Your 208's

Ian, welcome to the club! The decal set for the 208 almost impossible to find. I say almost, because I keep hearing that they're out there, but I can't find them.

Several of us have manuals with detailed parts lists and drawings as does,

http://pictures.olsenstoy.com/library.htm

If i can be of any help, let me know!

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Jim,

Thanks! Actually, I do. There are a couple of wires on the powered unit that need to be resoldered, and I'm not sure where they go.

I hope to locate a decal sheet for them someday. It would be nice to restore them.:thumbsup:

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We all are ...

I think it must be Recker's fault ... he's rigged the Internet so that Subliminal Messages keep flashing on our screens. "Buy trains ... Buy trains!" That's his FIRST tactic ... getting us hooked. But THEN, the messages will change ... "Buy S trains ... Buy S trains!"

Crafty guy, that Reckers ...

TJ

Nah....it would be "BUY O SCALE TRAINS AND KEEP THEM....*whisper*...buy S scale and send it to Reckers---it will bring you good luck!!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Ian, congratulations! Those are fine-looking units, and I'm sure you'll take a lot of satisfaction in restoring them. There is a very deep pleasure to be found in finding one and saving it for future generations.

Let me also add that I will wait until you've refurbished them, taken your time in the spotlight for your well-earned bows, and even put yourself together an O gauge layout. In your case, I'm sure it will be a very good one. And at that point, I will rag you without mercy for running O gauge. *L* Great find!
 

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Guys,

Here is a couple of pics of the chassis




I hope you guys can see these. My camera is not good for closeups.

According to the wiring diagrams Stillakid posted, the loose wires all attatch to the switch..

Not sure what type of switch this unit has. It looks like there is a spot for a battery also...C battery, maybe?

Thanks for all the help and info guys:D:thumbsup:

Now I just have to get some track........:laugh:

Cheers, Ian
 

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention....T-Man, if you find 208 decals..contact me immiediatly and we will work out a deal..........:thumbsup:l
 

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention....T-Man, if you find 208 decals..contact me immiediatly and we will work out a deal..........:thumbsup:l

Me too T, I will see him and raise!:laugh:

Sorry Matt.
 

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I'm only kidding though if he finds more then one I might get it just to have it.:D

It's the voices that keep talking to me in my head.:laugh:
 

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Jim,

Do you, by any chance, have a picture of the parts breakdown for the Alco 200 shell?

I need the parts numbers for the sheel so I can look for parts:thumbsup:

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Jim,
Do you, by any chance, have a picture of the parts breakdown for the Alco 200 shell?
I need the parts numbers for the sheel so I can look for parts
Here ya go.... The Only "Shell" parts are 50-100 for the ornamental Horn and 204-78 for the Nose Support to fix a missing coupler Bar... They don't list the window parts in my book

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Front Aprons replacement source

http://www.ttender.com/

Ian, Jeff Kane has the plastic piece I bought(the one in the middle)
The other 2 are metal and I believe are the ones that Rich gave you the number for.

I've posted pics of the repair to my 208 with the plastic. For one of your shells, I think the plastic apron would be perfect. For the other(it appears to have more of the front support gone:(), I'm thinking the metal pieces and lots of "Bondo!" Get T-Man to walk you through that:D

If you'd like the 2 metal aprons, send me your address:) I only have 1 extra plastic piece and 4-200 series alcos, so I need that as a back-up. sorry

Jim

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