They lasted for many years before they failed. Q: Can you operate Lionel trains in areas of the world where the electricity is other than 120V? They do however retain the Lionel coupler which is much larger than a scale coupler would be. Or, should I just stick to tubular O? Frequently Asked Questions Categories of Questions and Answers Q: How and where can I sell my trains? I will also repair your Lionel Transformer if you need it replaced so email me or call me for a price. They typically advertise their auctions in magazines such as Classic Toy Trains and O Gauge Railroading. A: The number of cars that a particular locomotive can pull involves many variables including number of motors, type of cars, weight of cars, whether postwar or modern era cars, etc. This image has been published by Maria Nieto tagged in category field. If you can do that task yourself, you can manage this too.
Hopefully you like it as we do. Ensure that all track connections are secure if the engine hesitates. Twice so far, the pass transistors in the power supply regulator have failed. You could also check with local hobby shops in your area or you might also be able to get a table at a local train show and sell them there. These listings also serves as a guide to exactly what items are selling for. Place one lead on one of the outside rails and then place the other lead on the same rail of the next track.
Lastly, do not attempt to clean your trains with any abrasive, steel wool, or cleansing agent of any kind. You shouldn't have any problem with small variances in speed. Do I need a new transformer? Getting started First, and most importantly, unplug the transformer. You can read more about it in the above mentioned book, available from. It is certainly worth a try though.
This track should operate any car that has a central plunger that must be pulled down to operate. Move the car slightly to check that it is in the best position to be pulled by the magnet. If so, you may need an additional feed from the transformer to that portion of the layout. My thinking is a stepping of corners and short straights. The O31 track section was recently introduced and does not really fit with the other radii. Then twist a wire nut clockwise onto the connection. It requires a new brush and cleaning fluid and cotton swabs for wiping the rail.
My layout consists of several 042 curves. From rugged transformers to cutting-edge control systems, Lionel has everything you need to run your trains the way you want. In addition to the magazine, members also have access to an online listing service, eTrack - again at no charge. This signifies compatibility with 50 Hertz power. The pick-up contacts may also need to be cleaned.
The Helicopter car in both sets 3410 is the manual type which cannot be operated remotely. Since the loop has no straight tracks the wear occurs faster and since the train is always going the same direction, the wheels on one side wear much faster. Untie the knot in the wire inside the case, and cut the old wire off near where the knot had been, leaving enough room that you can strip back a good inch or so of wire from the old cord. On the 1960s version, the slide valve guides on the rear of the steam chest were eliminated. Transformer phasing - old and new - Classic Toy Trains. What is the possible cause? The date code on mine was 1204 and I believe I bought the set it came in, in 2005.
Make sure all wheels of the train are set on the tracks and that all metal items are removed. Q: Are there any obvious differences between the 773 from 1950 and the one from 1964? How to Repair a Model Train Transformer Hunker There's something about the smell of that old Lionel train chugging along the track with the plume of smoke trailing behind that just brings back good memories. A friend who knows how to safely and properly replace an electrical outlet and get the polarity correct is qualified to help you safely change a plug on a Lionel transformer. Is it fairly easy to open the transformer, or am I likely to encounter some sort of tamper-proof screws? Lionel then manufactured its own line and the quality suffered. If broken, the loco will not smoke.
If you accumulated enough points you could earn a bronze, silver or gold level special Lionel car. A: It sounds like your e-unit is stuck in one position. Do I need a special transformer for them? They both have the 3830 Sub on them? Some of theses included assisting at a Lionel event sponsored by a local Lionel dealer, helping Lionel set up for an event and so on. Q: I have recently received a model train that has been sitting idle for over 35 years. The sponge ring and cotton swabs are still available from many Lionel parts dealers, but not directly from Lionel. Many of the trains made in the early years right up through the present have kept their value and some are highly valued by collectors, while other more common ones, while worthy of running may not have a high collector value.