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Long all over the place post.... :p

Hello all,
I have always wanted to run model trains. At one point I got a great deal on a "Snap-On" H/O train kit and ran it. Was fun. Even bought some flex track and just ran it on the floor.

I needed a new train controller (forgive me as I need to learn the terms of all the stuff) and found a guy on craigslist. He wouldnt sell me just what I needed and wanted it all gone. He was selling it for $1200 and i bought it for $600 as he had to move out that day. It was tons of boxes. Houses, trains, cars, etc...
I ended up ebaying 90% of it and some lost $ and some made money so i got my cash back and got to keep the controller. still all boxed up. Also kept some locomotives and the pennsylvania locomotive and cars. Got hosed selling the Amtrac loco and cars.. think it cost me $20 to get rid of it... oh well...

anyway.. that was years ago.

last year my friends moved into a new house and her father passed away. He had many O trains and she wanted to get them all running at some time but never did. Just the other day, she said come and get it so i have a ton of O gauge now sitting in my garage.

My father gave me a Lionel Trolley O gauge that he got at the thrift store. New in box!!!! and I was just running it but it is now acting up. I think due to the track connectors not contacting or something...

anyway... I will start to read up some and post as we do a Department 56 layout for halloween and xmas and i want to start using trains. May get them all going so cant wait to dive in more...thx all for your knowledge and patience!!!!!
~Jeff
 

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Let's see them under the tree!
 

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Hello, welcome.

Watch running your trains over that mat of cotton.
You might have to pull lots of it out of the gears on your train.
 

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Hello, welcome.

Watch running your trains over that mat of cotton.
You might have to pull lots of it out of the gears on your train.
totally understand. wife did that setup and i agree. trolley lights up and if you push down on it a bit...you feel it want to drive. took it all apart and nothing in the gears...
 

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One thing that helps is that you hook up the wires to the track connection. :p

Do you have a transformer? ( train controller) yet?

You need an AC transformer for the O.
 

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OK, I see in your post that you kept the train controller.

What does it look like?
 

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OK, I see in your post that you kept the train controller.

What does it look like?
i actually got the original one from the Trolley...
going through some pics.. ill post what I got..

there was one of those ones that will power 2 trains.. will power 2 sets of accessories..

there are even remote control track switches...

posting up in a few.

a lot of this stuff is in "Rough" shape.. dirty.. been sitting... got nicks, scratches... etc...

list coming in a bit.
 

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The track you show looks like new.

Make sure there are pins in all the holes, all metal pins.
Plastic/fiber pins are used for something else.
You need metal pins for the track.

Not hard to clean up track just the top needs to be nice and clean and the holes where the pins go and the pins themselves.

No sand paper or steel wool to clean.
Track cleaning, https://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=2433&highlight=tubular+track

The wheels and the rollers should be clean too.
Lots to be said, just ask away.
 

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That link to the track cleaning thread need the video and pictures are missing.
I asked the T man if he can fix it up.

It seems like a lot of old threads are messed up.
The Photobucket hijack has to do with it, as they demanded money for what used to be free for posting your pictures.
Those that didn't pay have their photos blurred. :thumbsdown:

I hope they go under, I never used them.
 

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ok so the stuff I got from the friend. there are tons of tracks.. all dirty.. rusty.. etc.. not sure how easy it is to get them up and running... there are some accessories.. not many and if so im not going to list them here..

but I took pics... and looking through them... here is a list of what there is..

am I limited on the amount of pics I can add under my profile?

This is all the cars and locomotives and some accessories... not all...

Locomotive:
The Lionel Columbia Type 2-4-2-Locomotive No. 1655
The Lionel Chesapeake & Ohio No. 624 Switcher
Lionel 1946 No. 726 Berkshire 2-8-4 w/ 2426W Tender
Motive Power - Steam - Turbine - 2020 Pennsylvania Turbine
Lionel 1666 2-6-2 Die-Cast Steam Locomotive
Lionel 225 2-6-2 Steam Engine

Cars:
Lionel 3462 - Automatic Refrigerated Milk Car - 2 of them
Sunoco 2755 - there are a few of these as it seemed he liked them... think 4 or 5
Operating Log Unloading Car No. 3451
Operating Norfolk & Western Hopper Car No. 3456
Lionel 2812X Gondola DK Orange
LIONEL TRAINS 6461 TRANSFORMER DEPRESSED CENTER FLAT CAR
Lionel Bucyrus Erie Crane Car No. 2460
Lionel 6414 Evans Autoloader with 4 Automobiles/Box
Searchlight Car No. 3520
Lionel 2757 Caboose Pennsylvania RR N5 477618
Lionel 2420 Searchlight Wrecking Car Work caboose
Curtiss Babe Ruth Candy' x6014 Red Box Car
The Operating Cattle Car No. 3656 - 2 of them
Lionel 3659 COAL DUMP CAR
Lionel 2657 Caboose Red Tuscan
Lionel 2620 Tinplate Operating Searchlight Car
Lionel 2758 PRR Automobile Boxcar
Lionel 6257 SP Red Illuminated Caboose
EMCO No. 0-510 DINKYVILLE & WESTERN RAILROAD ELECTRIC HANDCAR

Buildings:
No 155 Freight Station
Log loading ramp
Single span Bridge 270 - 2 or 3 of these
Barrel Loader
Double Spotlight Tower
26 bumper

Controllers and tracks
TRAINmaster Multi Transformer - Type ZW
167 Whistle Controller
Remote Controlled O Gauge Switch No. 022 - think 4
 

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Post as many pictures as you like.

the 225 is prewar made 1938-42

lets see them?

Zw nice if it works?
 

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the X2758 prewar? made 1941-42

but it is listed in the book under post war trains.:dunno:
 

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Post as many pictures as you like.

the 225 is prewar made 1938-42

lets see them?

Zw nice if it works?
will do. they have many chips and scrapes...

fwiw.. i replaced the cord on the zw as it was brittle. used a new lamp replacement cord from home depot..
and it works...
 

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Pic Time

these were pics I took when I went to put them away above my garage doors...

let me know what you think...
is there anything of worth as I should separate it and keep it in better shape? let me know...
thx
 

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I would keep them all. :D

The worse car looks like the 2755 tanker.
But that could be cleaned up. You just have to take care around the lettering.

You have some nice cars. Some look in great shape.

I have never seen the hand car with the blue guys.
Get more pictures of that and the instructions when you can.

I see you have a whistle in the one box do you have the shell with it? The shell is the body.

Unless your garage is heated I would bring them inside if you can.
Moisture is not good to them.
 

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Believe it or not some of your boxes might be worth more then the item that came with it.
Try not to damage them.

Way back then someone who got the train just tossed the box.
Some are worth bucks today.
 
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