New Pennsylvania Flyer Lionchief

Champion of the rails, The Pennsylvania Flyer includes LionChief remote control for easy operation and walk-around fun. Easy-to-setup Train set, track, and wall-pack power supply included Ready-to-run out of the box! Easy-to-use power and control system Basic wall-pack power supply Terminal track section with a jack for connecting the wall pack Kid-friendly hand-held remote Run more than one locomotive on the same track! Distinct frequencies available for different LionChief locomotives allow for multiple remote engines to run at the same time LionChief locomotives can also run on any track powered by a conventional transformer at a constant 18 volts LionChief locomotives can operate at the same time as any Legacy or TMCC-controlled engine on the same 18 volt-powered layout and track Set Includes: 6-18791 0-8-0 locomotive and tender 6-29789 Three-dome Tank Car 6-29790 Boxcar 6-29788 Caboose Eight curved O-36 FasTrack sections, one 10" straight FasTrack section, one FasTrack wall-pack terminal section Wall-pack power supply Remote for locomotive Locomotive Features: Electric locomotive controlled by remote Operating headlight Puffing smoke On/off switches for smoke and sound RailSounds RC sound system with steam chuffing and background sounds, whistle, bell, and user-activated announcements Operating couplers Maintenance-free motor Rolling Stock Features: Operating couplers Opening doors...Read More

Lionel Train Video

Lionel Train Video #1   In this video, the 623 – Switcher Engine is pulling the 6414 – Auto-Loader, the 3460 – Twin Piggy-Back Van Car, the 6464-200 – Box Car, and the 6457 – Caboose. I had just oiled the wheel joints and greased the gears of the Switcher and it is running nicely. The new train platform table and fastrack were a snap to put together. Plasticville is not set up yet. I built the models but we still have to figure out the basic town layout. Next I will be getting ready the 2345 – Diesel Engine and of course, the rest of the cargo cars.

Lionel 817 Caboose Project

[caption id="attachment_1524" align="aligncenter" width="399"] Lionel 817 Caboose Project[/caption] Lionel introduced the 817 caboose in 1926. The first version had peacock sides and a dark green roof. The earliest versions came with short wheelbase frames, and are the hardest cabooses to find. By 1930 Lionel changed the windows on the caboose from orange painted to brass plated. In 1933 the caboose got a new color scheme. Red with peacock roof. In 1934 the color changed again to all bright red. The earliest bright red 817 cabooses had brass trim and latch couplers. These brass plate cars usually have a slightly darker shade of red. In 1935 the bright red got a little lighter, and nickel plates and end railings replaced the brass trim. This version is found with latch couplers or box couplers. By 1937 the nickel railings were replaced with painted railings. The box coupler version ran until 1940 and was then discontinued. A rubber stamped version was not made. I picked up a 817 on eBay for 5 dollars and decided to make it my first restoration project. It appears I have the 1933 version, red with peacock roof. Here are some great instructions on how to restore a Pre-War...Read More