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    Need Help With Information on Lionel Train Set

    I acquired a Lionel train set today from Facebook marketplace! It was only $45! I know very little about Lionel sets and O Gauge. The gentleman I purchased the set from didn’t have the box or instruction manual and couldn’t remember the name of the set since he bought it so many years ago. My...
  2. Modeltrains2021

    Need help with what size kadees this locomotive needs

    Hi i acquired this mantua 0-4-0 switcher from a friend and was wondering if any of you know what style kadee it needs ill include pics of it thank you
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    What year was this rivarossi made?

    Hi i was wondering if someone could tell me what year this 2-8-8-2 was made? And what part numbers go to this locomotive Thank-you.
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    Steam locomotive comparisons

    So, I'm considering putting up a loop (to start) in my yard for a small O gauge V&T replica. I am finding that obtaining V&T locomotives are scarce, though passenger cars seem to be available, so I expect I'll need to repaint (at least) another similar appearing model. I'm not necessarily...
  5. Modeltrains2021

    Need help identifying this brass steam 🚂

    Hi there I need help identifying who made this brass steam locomotive hope these pictures help thank you in advance.
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    Santa Fe steam l

    Hi there was wondering what color Santa Fe had for there steam locomotives as I have a steam locomotive I would like to turn into Santa Fe. Thankyou.
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    Mantua mikado 2-8-2 parts

    Ik there's eBay but any good sites to look for mantua mikado 2-8-2 parts?. Thankyou
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    Hurdle of DCC SOUND in a older 1980s vintage ConCor-RR Big Boy

    I tried stiffing the speaker in the cab w/decoder, I knew it would not be great, but it worse than I expected. Tonight I re-wired the speaker/cap set of wires to TRY and put the speaker in the tender. The reason I tried using the cab to start with was I could not for the life of me figure out...
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    HO Pocher 2-4-0 "J.W. Bowker" Steam Locomotive

    I recently uncovered a 2-4-0 Steam Locomotive from my collection. It's the J.W. Bowker, made in the 1970s by Pocher. Interestingly enough, I've heard that it's a OO locomotive that runs on HO track. It's got very large wheel flanges that will prevent it from running smoothly over the turnouts on...

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