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  • Where are you located?-TM Thomas M. McLean From: "hipilot@^$1 [Lionel_PostwarTrains]" To: Lionel_PostwarTrains@^$2 Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 9:00 PM Subject: [Lionel_PostwarTrains] Selling trains by consignment Hi Guys, after 50 years in the train hobby, the time has come for me to reduce the size of my train collection. Do any of you have experience with consignment selling...
    Thomas McLean Nov 11
  • The small pin (shaft) pulls out (use suitable pliers to pull it out) and then the arm can be removed. Assembly is the reverse.-TM Thomas M. McLean From: "Porsche4277@^$1 [Lionel_PostwarTrains]" To: Lionel_PostwarTrains@^$2 Sent: Sunday, November 8, 2015 5:13 PM Subject: [Lionel_PostwarTrains] 151 semaphore arm replacement. Hi, I am replacing the arms on my 2- 151 semaphore signals...
    Thomas McLean Nov 8
  • This is my latest video of a NW-2 switcher using a cast shell from an old General Models Corporation piece. I added a custom drivetrain and made some other parts to go along with the model. Hope you enjoy. https://youtu.be/DCNU76q0hwQ Thomas M. McLean
    Thomas McLean Nov 8
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  • Photos need to be approved, yours are now up-TM Thomas M. McLean From: "trains4bob@^$1 [Lionel_PostwarTrains]" To: Lionel_PostwarTrains@^$2 Sent: Sunday, November 1, 2015 8:07 AM Subject: Re: [Lionel_PostwarTrains] Re: 156 Prior Question and now Lift Bridge Challenge, Help Needed Hi Bruce, Just set up my photo folder as you stated. Did add picture and post picture, several times...
    Thomas McLean Nov 1
  • My favorite way is to first try dish washing liquid, water and a very soft toothbrush. The second try would be to use a slurry of baking soda and water, again applied with a soft toothbrush. I usually do this in conjunction with a trickle running water which makes it easier to monitor the cleaning process. The baking soda slurry is a very fine abrasive that will very slowly remove...
    Thomas McLean Oct 25
  • This is off the groups main focus but I thought it may be of interest in any case. These are links to some videos and pictures (on facebook, this is not spam!) of a 3 1/2 inch live steam project I have been working on. I hope you enjoy them.-TM 3 1 2 GAUGE LIVE STEAM PROJECT 3 1 2 GAUGE LIVE STEAM PROJECT View on youtu.be Preview by Yahoo MACHINING WHEELS FOR THE LIVE STEAM PROJECT...
    Thomas McLean Oct 11
  • Lionel used tab and slot couplers on some prewar pieces. They also had a combination coupler that would accommodate both a latch coupler and a tab and slot. Most of the major American manufactures used a tab and slot at some point. Thomas M. McLean From: "brmjlm_5@^$1 [Lionel_PostwarTrains]" To: Lionel_PostwarTrains@^$2 Sent: Sunday, October 4, 2015 11:56 PM Subject: [Lionel...
    Thomas McLean Oct 5
  • What specifically is wrong with your engine?-TM
    tmackinator@... Aug 16
  • Here is a link to a video on some AMT/Kusan trains I have been working on recently. Hope you enjoy! AMT PENNSYLVANIA F7 AMT PENNSYLVANIA F7 View on youtu.be Preview by Yahoo Thomas M. McLean
    Thomas McLean Jul 24
  • Sounds like an American flyer prewar piece with the wrong trucks-TM Thomas M. McLean From: "Malcolm Laughlin mlaughlinnyc@^$1 [Lionel_PostwarTrains]" To: Rwy Ops Sig Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2015 2:00 PM Subject: [Lionel_PostwarTrains] Beaver tail parlor car Part of junk car collection that I'm trying to sort out is a MILW style beaver tail parlor car. IT has fluted sides, the sloped...
    Thomas McLean Jul 19