Archive for July, 2012

Human Train – Bloor at Perth

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Human Train – Bloor at Perth
electric trains
Image by Sally Hewson

Help with my lionel train?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Question by Josh B: Help with my lionel train?
Hi, Im trying to get my lionel trains up and running.

One is a 2355 and the other is a 2373 both are the F3 A-B sets. Anyways i need to power the trains. I have the O gauge tracks but no power adapters or controllers. Im really clueless on how to power this train so what all is needed to get this running?

Best answer:

Answer by Bob
I am guessing they are made after 1970. Try a CW -80 transformer If they are Lionel..
Do they have any electronics?
Visit model train forum and post pictures of the insides.

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02.27.11 HOW TO program engines using Digitrax & a layout Update Oh and new STARS

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Well I have finally made and edited a new video! This is mainly a layout update video and how to program an engine on my Digitrax system. Plus as I promised to the newest haters I am turning them into Stars by calling them out by name and all. That is only about 40 seconds long though. That is not the objective of this video, it is the layout. I LOVE THIS DAMN HOBBY!!!

Human Train – RailPath leaving Wallace

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Human Train – RailPath leaving Wallace
electric trains
Image by Sally Hewson

If an overload indicator’s light is lit, does that mean the power is being cut to it?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Question by AJ: If an overload indicator’s light is lit, does that mean the power is being cut to it?
I have a model railroad and my power supply has an overload indicator/relay on it. I have been wondering about this because it has gone off before, when it is lit, does that mean that it is cutting power to it and there is an overload in the circuit, or is there still current flowing and there was an overload detected?

Best answer:

Answer by Bud Vet
You need a bigger power supply. The power supply you have probably still is puttting out but its letting you know its overlaoded. A direct short will open the circuit and the supply will not produce any current typically.

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Human Train – RailPath at Wallace

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Human Train – RailPath at Wallace
electric trains
Image by Sally Hewson

Franks Trains #36

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

This is the IRT #7 Subway train making a station stop at the 42nd street station.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Should America, Australia, South Africa import 27,410 hp 217 mph CRH380A electric bullet trains from China?

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Question by : Should America, Australia, South Africa import 27,410 hp 217 mph CRH380A electric bullet trains from China?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Railways_CRH380A

1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FQwnGoG3FI

2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BesG8uCyuSM

3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VII1qOaFXI4

Best answer:

Answer by Jojamjiji
Maybe South Africa could but it’d be too expensive to buy up all the land in the USA to implement any new rail systems.

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DSC02603

Monday, July 30th, 2012

DSC02603
model railroads
Image by skabat169
Reading RDC #9163 makes a station stop on the branch line on the Penn State Model Railroad Club Layout.

Lionel layout 2012

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Running a 2010 Post War Lionel F3 Canadian Pacific trio, ABA on my 2012 modified table. The “AB” is powered and the last “A” unit is a dummy. The table modification included a 2 percent incline up to 6″ high, 300′ of track “150ft in the rail yard and 150ft for the main line was glued and screwed down with cork ballast. I am still running the TMCC remote with my Legacy Loco’s
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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