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Hi again,Thanks for the help i have been getting.
This time i,m looking for info on a used engine i got off e-bay Its a 4-4-2
Chessie System Steam engine # 8403 Would like to know year of it and also where I might find the owner manual ( i looked on Lionel.com ) Unless I just missed it. A picture would be great.:)
Also has anyone made a retrofit switch to turn off the smoke?
 

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Year is a guess

T-man this is one of the things I would like to know.
As a guess late nineties to 2005 It has the electronic fwd reverse,color is a blue for chessie system.thanks
 

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Does it have a can motor. It will be under 8400 seies engine the color or road name won't help in the supps.

Your lucky day. I have a 8644, sounds like yours mechanically so go to supp31 page a 60 -3 i do not have the acrobatic page. this is the wire diagram

next supp 32 page a-63 for parts. Does the engine look like this?????
 

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Station Master the Lionel Supplementals is the Sherwood Forest of information only a walk thru will you find. The sheriff of google has no power here.

I can't post a pic it's a download you can visit the site. i will look for my engine picture.
 

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Does it have a can motor. It will be under 8400 seies engine the color or road name won't help in the supps.

Your lucky day. I have a 8644, sounds like yours mechanically so go to supp31 page a 60 -3 i do not have the acrobatic page. this is the wire diagram

next supp 32 page a-63 for parts. Does the engine look like this?????
This is what I am referring to.....pic? Hmmm. Were you posting a pic for reference? Unless it is made of glass, I cannot see it. lol
 

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Ok you shamed me into it. I had to take the picture. Upload to the puter Upload to Photobucket. I am waiting for photo now.Then upload here.

Ahhhhh This is a Sante Fe





Switch is top right picture for e unit but you can add one for the smoke.
Radio Shack has small ones.


I just noticed the engine number is 8632, but the tender says 8644 and the engine on the box says 8644. HMMMMM
 

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You got to please the readers. Pictures are fun and add a new dimension. How many posts have you seen that you have no idea what the discussion is about. What do you think about my different engine numbers???


Supp 37 has a 4-4-2 with a worm drive can motor page 14,15 on acrobatic reader.. Nothing else between 25 and 37 supps other than what I mentioned.
 

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I think you nailed it

The pic is correct Blue 8403. I looked in supps.1-9 Section 3-19 pages 128-130 that gave me parts and it did refer to 8403 and others so thanks for all your looking and help. marvfly
 

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Think we have enough info now

Thanks to everybodys hard work looks like the year fall between 84-86
T-Man your pic look pretty close mechanically. just have to find a good spot to mount the smoke on/off switch since there are no moulded bosses to drill and tap. B&M found the exact pic of my train and probably the deal where i purchased on e-bay. So let me give a big thanks to all that helped. great group of guys!
 

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All is well

That's good. The nice thing is that the modern engines use the same parts. I didn't think of the catalog. I knew the information was in the supp's.
Glad the mystery is cleared up.

You have some options with the switch. You could replace the switch with a 3 position switch. Wire it up for E unit, off, and smoke. Or just mount a switch next to the old one using a plastic tab held down by the old switch and glued to the new.
 

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My son has one that looks just like it, from the same era. Its the Lionel 8641, C&O. It has a missing front "cow catcher" was bought that way off ebay :-(.
Kevin
 
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