1. Samplingman

    Samplingman Senior Member

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    Cool to have a 156 and be a family heirloom. The 156 is on my search list for the big TCA show in York this April. Fortunately there are only a few WWI era “0” pieces, but they are pricey.

    Here is one of my favorite sets, but it is a reproduction:
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  2. monaco75

    monaco75 Senior Member

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    If only I could get it working to adjust it! I did see some new horns offered through Legacy station in Atlanta. May pick one up.

    I’d be a little afraid to run em too! They are gorgeous.

    I’d like to do the york show sometime. Don’t see it happening this year, but hopefully next year!

    I’d also love to have the Mack daddy 700E. Lionel did a great rendition of it in the Modern Vision line. Probably cheaper to buy the Vision line one! lol
     
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    Got her back together, and let her run free for an hour or so. Cool seeing the 70 year old engine running with 2018 stuff, and in between!

    The little lionel transformer still won’t power her, so she’s stuck on the top loop. Too afraid of it getting stuck in the back by the bridge on the main loop! It’s fun getting back there....

     
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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    What Transformer you runnin?
     
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    This dinky little ‘90s starter set transformer. (Came with my first starter set). 40 watts max I believe. It won’t power my big MTH engines either. It will give just enough power to start to creep. Any more power it goes into protection mode.

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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Lots of different sounds going on at once! The F units look good, even if it's stuck on the small loop.
     
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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    OMG! I surprised that can even light a light bulb, let alone run a train. Somewhere buried in my life I have a ZW I want to download.
     
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    LOL, yea it’s pretty weak for sure! I have another one under the table, with a MTH distribution block for some of the accessories. I believe that’s where this one will also end up for the other table.

    A ZW too ehh?? Hmm.... once I get the trains back, may have to get up with you!
     
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    DocMcNeedy "crocheted shark blanket recipient" FCBO Gold Member

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    The one I love...just took it out of closet...should use it more.
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    That's a 250 watt, mine's a 275. I also have 2 "Z's", 1 KW, 2 1099's, I'm not sure what else?
    Both of the Z's have so much power, I really like them.
     
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    I’ve always wanted one, but thought them a bit impractical with my modern stuff, with all the bells and whistles.

    You guys got me looking. Lionel did offer “sound activation buttons” to hook up to transformers without sound buttons. Found a couple of em online. Just hook em up between the transformer, and track.

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    In theory this should work perfect! The MTH ProtoSound stuff is activated through different sound button sequences (in conventional mode) On top of being able to sound the bell.
     
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    Well the wait was worth it! The Boss of the layout is back. I’m absolutely tickled with it. The videos gives it no justice. Thing gives you goosebumps! Sounds just like the real thing running around the room lol. She is a monster!

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