Lionel Toys - Answered Questions & Fixed Issues

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I have lionel steam engine with tender 8142. need help how to wire engine exterior wire to tender. I'm a newbe

Extend 2 wires one black {Neg} one red {Positive} connect to two wires at tender.
12/27/2018 7:23:21 PM • Lionel Toys • Answered on Dec 27, 2018 • 139 views
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Lionel train clock runs a quarter past the hour, how to make run at the hour?

change the timer settings.
12/21/2018 11:42:49 AM • Lionel Toys • Answered on Dec 21, 2018 • 163 views
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I have a Lionel 2055

Check to see if you picked up any fibers on the wheels or axles from your carpet running. Also check to be sure the pilot truck can swing freely from side to side and is not bent. There is also a light coil spring on the front truck pivot pin. Be sure that the spring is there and is not damaged. Another thing to check is the drawbar between the locomotive and tender. Your front wheels may be getting lifted off the track because the rear of the locomotive is getting pressed down. This a soft carpet may compensate for this but not a hard surface. Run your train at a speed where it derails and look closely at the locomotive to see if the rear is being pressed down.
9/2/2017 11:43:39 PM • Lionel Toys • Answered on Sep 02, 2017 • 217 views
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Lionel Thomas remote chuff off switch does not work

The slot for these switches is too small to allow the slide to move all the way it needs to move. The fix is to carefully file away some of the plastic from the switch slot.
9/2/2017 11:28:29 PM • Lionel Toys • Answered on Sep 02, 2017 • 299 views
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Non-functioning horn on lionel 621 switcher

The horn has a screw in it to adjust the pitch. Try adjusting it to see if you get sound.
6/25/2017 2:43:25 AM • Lionel Toys • Answered on Jun 25, 2017 • 97 views
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I recently purchased a Dash

I'm not familiar with the Dash 9-44 CW but it may be that the sound and smoke switches are turned off. You will probably find these under a removable cover on top of the locomotive or under it, usually near the cab. Check your instructions or go to Lionel.com and click on support. Instructions and manuals can be found here.
5/3/2017 11:48:02 PM • Lionel Toys • Answered on May 03, 2017 • 1,401 views
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I have a lionel gg1loco.the

Is this the manual you are looking for? http://www.lionel.com/media/servicedocuments/6204738521250GG1.pdf
If not please visit the link below: http://www.lionel.com/CustomerService/service-documents/ type in the search box the product name or number..
8/31/2011 1:49:44 AM • Toys • Answered on Aug 31, 2011 • 77 views
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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 • 228 views
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.Lionel made a 3830 operating

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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.

Manual
Diagram

Regards,

DIYpro
5/17/2011 10:09:14 PM • Toys • Answered on May 17, 2011 • 173 views
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Need a diagram showing

The link below will tll you how to wire it. I hope this will help you.

http://www.z-stuff.net/instructions/DZ1265%2011-10-03.pdf

I am still looking for more info for you. If I find it I will post
4/15/2013 6:08:18 AM • Toys • Answered on Apr 15, 2013 • 328 views
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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 http://www.lionel.com/media/servicedocuments/72-2203-250.pdf

Enjoy your train...

Joe

Thanks for choosing Fixya!
2/11/2011 12:03:06 AM • Toys • Answered on Feb 11, 2011 • 148 views
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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. http://www.infobarrel.com/How_to_Test_DC_Voltage_Using_a_Multimeter

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 • 413 views
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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 • 97 views
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Lionel trains a/c transformer is

Hi,

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...

heatman101
12/13/2010 11:05:21 PM • Toys • Answered on Dec 13, 2010 • 247 views
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On a lionel 2020 0r

The brush holders in the lionel 2020 steam turbine engine get hot after running for a couple of minute because they are a bit stiff. Some oil in between the holders and the brushes would enable it move smoother and ensure they dont get hot anymore.
Do be careful not to put too much oil in them and toy lubrication oil is recommended.
Hope this solution has been helpful?
9/24/2010 3:17:40 PM • Toys • Answered on Sep 24, 2010 • 212 views
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I have a complete Lionel Electronic Control train

Yes it can be fixed. Does the transmitter work? I am asking if other cars and the locomotive respond to the transmitter ECU-1. The dump car is a little different from the other cars as you need to hold the button down for several seconds to get it to dump momentatrily to uncouple. There is a thermostatic time delay as part of this car's receiver.<br /> Look it up in the old Lionel Service manual (original or Greenberg reprint) or the Greenberg operating guide (small thick hardbound book)<br /> <br /> Ed
9/12/2019 1:24:13 PM • Toys • Answered on Sep 12, 2019 • 451 views
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I have purchased 2 Lionel engines,2025 & 2026

mcdevito75 here, Chances are if you paint them, they will loose value. Best Bet, check with an antuque shop in your area, or online at antique restore.com Hope this helps.
7/17/2010 10:28:25 PM • Toys • Answered on Jul 17, 2010 • 250 views
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Radar does not rotate on the 197 tower. I do hear

All set - please take me off mailing list.
2/1/2010 12:24:00 PM • Toys • Answered on Feb 01, 2010 • 144 views
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Reversing engine with remote control

This may help you, particularly the part about the E-Unit:

http://www.thortrains.net/manual2.htm

And here is a service manual on the E-Unit that has some helpful tips:

http://pictures.olsenstoy.com/searchcd31.htm?itm=615
11/27/2009 7:19:28 PM • Toys • Answered on Nov 27, 2009 • 484 views
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