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Anniversary train clock; clock does not work

I need a motor to run the clock for a Lionel anniversary clock. The second hand only jumps in place and does not go around the clock face. The motor measures approx. 2-1/4" long, approx. 1-1/2" tall, and 1/2" wide. The writing on the motor shows HD 1688 Sheng Bang No (0) jewels unadjusted. The back left side has a black turning stick and further left of that is the on/off switch. The front has a large white turning stick and wire hookups. Is it possible to get this piece?

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  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Hi! I'm having the same problem with my lionel train clock. Everything works except there's a click to start the train but nothing happens. I'm presuming that the motor isn't kicking in. If you find a fix for this would you mind contacting me so I can repair the clock? I'll be glad to do the same if you furnish your email address. Mine is [email protected]. Thanks!

  • jan888 Jan 17, 2009

    My Lionel clock is having the same problem. The train won't go around the clock and it appears to be the motor. I'd also like to know where to locate a new motor for it. Thanks

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  • Caleb Browne May 22, 2018

    My Lionel centennial clock sounds, but the train itself doesn't move nor mechanism that runs around the clock face move or make sound. Looks like all the wires are intact. Also I have used new batteries.


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It's not the motor it's the unit in the middel that works the clock it self. I have the same problem. When the clock passes the hour it is supose to send a signal to start the motor. There are two tiny pices metal that are supose to contact each other on the hour and they break off easy.

You have to replace the clock unit and reconect the two black wires.

Try by passing it. The two black wires that come from the clock unit. Cut them and touch them together. Make sure the light sencer on the front is not covered.

Good Luck

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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    Bruce Reiner Dec 27, 2017

    Where would you get the clock unit Thanks Bruce



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