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How to hook up a 153c

Hi:You directed this question at me, but unfortunately this isn't my expertise and I am unable to provide you with a real solution at this time. Hopefully one of other experts will be able to provide you with a real solution. Thank you for using FixYa.
2/9/2012 6:52:05 PM • Toys • Answered on Feb 09, 2012

What does my lionel 6110

  • The Lionel 6110 Scout Engine came stock with a pellet smoke generator. Sometimes these get converted so the smoke puffs more out the front. But the way it came out of the box is pellets.

Regards, Tony
11/19/2011 11:58:34 PM • Toys • Answered on Nov 19, 2011

I have a lionel gg1loco.the

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8/31/2011 1:49:44 AM • Toys • Answered on Aug 31, 2011

The lights on the Lionel

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I have a primary coil

You CANNOT measure the health of the transformer winding, either primary or secondary with an ohmmeter so resistance value is a moot thing. A single shorted turn is fatal but will not show up on an ohmmeter. This is the way you test the unit: Put the core back in if it has been removed. Apply 120 volts using a 15 Watt lamp in series with the power, The lamp will limit the current to a safe value. What looks like a burn mark often is discolored varnish. If the lamp goes out, the winding is OK. The core MUST be in for this test!
5/26/2011 12:22:37 AM • Toys • Answered on May 26, 2011

.Lionel made a 3830 operating


The following two links will take you to electronic versions of the two documents Lionel produced for the 3830. The diagram should illustrate well enough how the sub is assembled. You may save the documents to your computer and/or print them.



5/17/2011 10:09:14 PM • Toys • Answered on May 17, 2011

How do i make a

Hello smith.... This wonderful addition to your train requires a special remote control sold separately. There are also other special components that go with the milk car. Go to this link to read and learn all about it

Enjoy your train...


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2/11/2011 12:03:06 AM • Toys • Answered on Feb 11, 2011

I have a lionel ZW

first you need to test the actual transformer's input then the outputs on primary and secondary winding. Be careful because you can get a schok. If you do not know what you are doing with electricity and don't understand how to test transformers then you should consult an electronic service center to help with this procedure.

Here is a guide to test transformers.

Since this is a train control there is a potentiometer in it (variable resistor) you will want to check that as well.

In the end the best and cheapest route is look for a replacement one.
2/2/2011 7:01:14 AM • Toys • Answered on Feb 02, 2011

Have a Texas Pacific #210

Check in the cab of the engine as there is the switch that defects the reverse. some models also have the smoke on switch there also.
1/11/2011 9:07:45 PM • Toys • Answered on Jan 11, 2011

Lionel trains a/c transformer is


You are hearing the primary hum but the secondary is either burnt out or there is a fuse that is blown...

Check for fuses and/or circuit breaker...

Also you can OHM out the coils to see if you get continuity through each coil...coil open equals no good...

12/13/2010 11:05:21 PM • Toys • Answered on Dec 13, 2010

I have a holiday tradition

try to connect from the other side of the track i am not familular with this model but of the track as been switched round maybe it only connects from one side.

I have soldered wires to the tracks before to have a perment connection and then just terminate the wires to the power supply with clips. maybe this is a work round.

I hope this was useful and Happy holidays.
12/12/2010 10:43:17 PM • Toys • Answered on Dec 12, 2010

I have a b/o Lionel

Be the first to answer 12/12/2010 3:58:38 PM • Toys • Posted on Dec 12, 2010Be the first to answer
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