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  1. ChinaHaun19

    What is wrong with my locomotive?

    I have a Lionel 1900 on fastrack I got a month ago. I’ve used it quite heavily and run it every day and have switched layout designs a few times. the locomotive headlight started going out occasionally and the locomotive would stop when this happens. It seemed to start happening at several...
  2. ChinaHaun19

    Severe continuity issue: How do I go about switching out fastrack for something else?

    A month ago I bought a Lionel starter set complete with fastrack. Worked great for three weeks. I have used my set heavily. I quickly expanded my layout by investing some $280 in track. But over the last week, a severe continuity problem developed. I’ve tried doing that “tab” thing on several...
  3. ChinaHaun19

    Two killed when Lionel freight train plows through end-track office

    CCTV footage below shows violent, deadly crash. On Saturday, two railroad employees and a pet pig of the office were killed when a train, which breaks had failed, crashed violently into the office which was located...
  4. ChinaHaun19

    Starting up a long O-guage train, and gradually increasing its speed until it crashes.

    This video shows how inappropriately high speeds can render an otherwise safe layout into a death zone. The train gradually increases in speed over a period of 3 minutes until it reaches a critical level of speed and violently crashes onto an N gauge track.
  5. ChinaHaun19

    Hi I’m Sherman and...

    Hi I’m Sherman and I’ve recently and abruptly developed a hobby of doing model trains and... I brush paint them with enamel. I obtained a new O gauge Lionel 1900 set and did this. Was this the right thing to do?




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