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How would I find out what a Lionel train set from the 50s-60s is worth?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Question by : How would I find out what a Lionel train set from the 50s-60s is worth?

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Answer by HappyDog
There are several books on the market. This is just one. You’re highly likely to find a great selection at your local public library.

http://www.amazon.com/Warmans-Lionel-Train-Field-Guide/dp/0896892999/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1289056487&sr=1-5

Good luck.

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Do bulldozers have horns and where can I find a soundclip?

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Question by : Do bulldozers have horns and where can I find a soundclip?
Mainly asking about older versions such as the IH-TD-25 dozer because I am looking for soundclips for my model railroad.

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Answer by funkadelicia
contact the bulldozer co. and ask them. they beep when they are in reverse, i heard that. i do not know if they have horns on steering wheel like a car, but catapillar and john deere will tell you.

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ho scale model rail roading i have purchased an athearn john deere train set and cant find more road bed track

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Question by tracedaddy: ho scale model rail roading i have purchased an athearn john deere train set and cant find more road bed track
how do you match up different types of railroad track when they dont match is there a way that you can make different roadbed track work with one another.

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Answer by thirsty mind
I found a great site “on line trains” great prices excellent inventory. I also had to call the owner of the shop he was wonderful. Very kind and helpful.

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Is this a good formula to find the circumference of a model railroad track curve?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Question by Nineteen-Twenty by Ten-Eighty Pixels 🙂: Is this a good formula to find the circumference of a model railroad track curve?
Before you say anything, this has nothing to do with homework

I think I’ve got a good formula for figuring it out, but I just want to run it by anyone else into H0 scale model railroading.

If it took 3 curves to make a 90 degree turn then each piece would be 30 degrees.

If it took 4 curves to make a 90 degree turn then each piece would be 22.5 degrees.

So count the number of pieces it takes to make a 90 degree curve

Divide 90 by the number of track pieces needed

90 degrees / 3 curves = 30 degrees each curve

90 degrees / 4 curves = 22.5 degrees each curve

To make sure it is correct, you times the number of curves by the amount of degrees of each piece, and if the answer is 90, then it is right.

Formula:
X = degrees
Y = per track piece
Z = Track pieces

90X / # of Z needed to make 90X = # of XY
# of Z needed to make 90X x # of XY = 90X

Example:
90 / 3 = 30
3 x 30 = 90

90 / 4 = 22.5
4 x 22.5 = 90

Would this formula be suitable to figure out the circumference of each track piece as long as each curve track used is the same?

Best answer:

Answer by Mather
Your formula seems to be going around in circles. If you want to find the length of a curved piece, you would be best to make a complete circle, but if you can make exactly 90 deg. that’s fine.

The measure the radius, that is distance from the centre of the circle to the edge of the track (inside, middle or outside, depending on which measure you want.

The circumference of the circle is pi*radius^2, where ^2 = squared, and pi is approximately equal to 3.14.

Once you have the circumference of the circle, you can divide by the number of track pieces to find the length of each piece.

You can also measure the length of a piece by multiplying the radius by the angle in radians. 90 degrees = pi/2 radians. So you could also do it that way, but you always need to know the radius of the circle.

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Is this a good formula to find the circumference of a model railroad track curve?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Question by Nineteen-Twenty by Ten-Eighty Pixels 🙂: Is this a good formula to find the circumference of a model railroad track curve?
Before you say anything, this has nothing to do with homework

I think I’ve got a good formula for figuring it out, but I just want to run it by anyone else into H0 scale model railroading.

If it took 3 curves to make a 90 degree turn then each piece would be 30 degrees.

If it took 4 curves to make a 90 degree turn then each piece would be 22.5 degrees.

So count the number of pieces it takes to make a 90 degree curve

Divide 90 by the number of track pieces needed

90 degrees / 3 curves = 30 degrees each curve

90 degrees / 4 curves = 22.5 degrees each curve

To make sure it is correct, you times the number of curves by the amount of degrees of each piece, and if the answer is 90, then it is right.

Formula:
X = degrees
Y = per track piece
Z = Track pieces

90X / # of Z needed to make 90X = # of XY
# of Z needed to make 90X x # of XY = 90X

Example:
90 / 3 = 30
3 x 30 = 90

90 / 4 = 22.5
4 x 22.5 = 90

Would this formula be suitable to figure out the circumference of each track piece as long as each curve track used is the same?

Best answer:

Answer by Wdlane
Hi,

Here is a NO math answer that will get you the center line for the best model railroad curves you can make without sending your brain into spastic convulsions. Go to a lumber yard (Or Lowes or Home Depot) and look for long square trim or pine as long and perfectly clear as possible. The end result you want is a 3/4″ x 3/4″ piece of wood. You should be able to get up to 16 feet long.

Tack the wood strip on the center line at the beginning of where you need the curve to start. Tack the other end of the strip on the center line of where the curve needs to stop. Draw the line you get. Put down your flex track to that center line. DONE! You get a VERY natural looking varied radius curve complete with easements with almost no math involved. It will look much better then trying to force the use of sectional track.

Good Luck
Bill Lane
www.lanestrains.com

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Where can I find N scale L&N railroad model trains or train sets?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Question by sportscoach12: Where can I find N scale L&N railroad model trains or train sets?

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Answer by railbuff
Local Hobby Shop
Walthers Catalogue – they sell over the internet – www.walthers.com
Check ads in Model Railroader or Railroad Model Craftsman magazines.

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trying to find a nascar Jimmy Johnson Diecast model disel truck and trailer in a 1:80 or 1:87 scale size?

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Question by : trying to find a nascar Jimmy Johnson Diecast model disel truck and trailer in a 1:80 or 1:87 scale size?
this die cast listed above is for a Ho scale (1:87) model train layout I am building.

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Answer by pelican
Ebay is your best option. You can find just about anything you want there.

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A site to find out how much a Lionel lionel train set Yardmaster train set is worth?

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Question by Thorn H: A site to find out how much a Lionel lionel train set Yardmaster train set is worth?
Or if anyone knows.

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Answer by greencreeper
eBay. See what they sell for.

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How would I find out what a Lionel train set from the 50s-60s is worth?

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Question by : How would I find out what a Lionel train set from the 50s-60s is worth?

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Answer by Emily Doggy
google it!

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I NEED TO FIND THE VALUE OF LOTS OF LIONEL VINTAGE TRAINS. CAN ANYONE HELP?

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Question by PGBISME: I NEED TO FIND THE VALUE OF LOTS OF LIONEL VINTAGE TRAINS. CAN ANYONE HELP?

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Answer by jdrumming
I would look on past sales on EBay.

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