Lionel O Scale Trains
Lionel O scale trains are hobby grade model trains. They aren't toy trains. Why? 80 years later they can still run like new. They were built to last. They were not advertised as toys, but as trains. Often with Dad in the picture. They appealed to both generations.
I like the postwar trains, 1945-1969, a few of the prewar scale engines and some Modern styles. Why, I like their heavyweight durability. With basic skills and a few parts you can make them work like new.I like good condition, run-able trains. I am not fond of the "Display Queens" If I only want to display it, a picture is just as good to me. Not-for-running to me is not added value.
My notes on the "Toy Train" hobby.
What is the value of a Lionel train?
A quick outline of Lionel Conventional, TMCC, LEGACY, LionChief and Blue Tooth
Making the 783 Hudson run The 1980's reproduction of the 1950/1964 773.
Pre-war 228 notes and repair. One of my favorite engines.
Kit bashing the 6465-85 Lionel lines Tanker
E units function and
Getting a Postwar Whistle to Sound Like New
Tuning up a Missile Launcher 6630
Fixing a modern coupler that would not hold
O22 switch repair
Basic Engine cleaning and electrical repair
Tools for trains
3D Printer Projects
A gauge for 3 rail coupler height
Fixing the motor spacer on a 44/45 missile launcher
stands for the 3460
Chock Plates for a Car Hauler
2228 tender base plate lip repair
The Tank Engine in O scale
Lionel O Scale Trains last update Sept 28 2022