Re: [Lionel_PostwarTrains] Re: 8142 Lionel Steam Loco
- I had an 8142. The shell was from the postwar prairie series but the MPC era reduced the number of drive wheels from 6 to 4. Sound of steam and whistle were provided by a circuit board and coaxial speaker in the tender. much like a transistor radio in my mind. steam chuffing was really not much more than continuious static from the speaker broken by a wired interupter synced to the smoke piston. whistle sound operated in traditional sense via transformer button or stand alone button when a cheaper transformer was provided. many of these boards are today badly deteriorated and difficult to get replaced. engine is a decent puller but cheaper MPC era gave in a two way e-unit; forward and reverse but NO neutral. These locos were actually higher end locos for MPC and in different liveries and either Atlantic or Adriatic wheel configuration pulled some of the nicer sets in the 70s. the baby Madison passenger sets most notably.
--- On Sun, 1/24/10, henry_betz <henry_betz@...> wrote:
From: henry_betz <henry_betz@...>
Subject: [Lionel_PostwarTrains] Re: 8142 Lionel Steam Loco
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010, 1:35 PM
8142 Type I, built 1971-72 is a diecast 4-4-2 Atlantic Style locomotive with sound of steam. Type II, has an electronic whistle in addition to the Sound of Steam. Both are marked for Cheasapeake and Ohio. In The Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains, 1970 to 2000 by David Doyle, 2008, they are valued at $20 Excellent, and $28 Like New with no distinction in value between type I and type II.
No mention is made of DC only, or AC/DC.
I note that the 8801 Blue Comet Hudson from 78-80 also carried the Sound of Steam with or without the whistle and is capable of AC power.
Hope someone has a definitive answer on the 8142 Alantic.
--- In Lionel_PostwarTrain s@yahoogroups. com, "jfj5252000" <jfj5252000@ ...> wrote:
> I just picked up a Lionel Steamer that has the number 8142 on the side. It looks to be a 4-4-2 but I can't seem to find it in Doyles 1945 to 1969 book. It does not have a tender and says it is missing the E unit. Anybody have a clue? Jim
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