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  1. Beginner's Forum
    The electric pickup shoes on a used LGB locomotive I recently purchased catch on the rail joints. Unlike photos of replacement shoes, the ones on my locomotive are flat--not turned up on the ends. Could this be the problem and can it be fixed by attempting to bend the forward and trailing...
  2. Beginner's Forum
    so i went to eastside trains yesterday i we bought an LGB track expander set and set that up with my piko starter set around the christmas tree (its going outside in march)
  3. Beginner's Forum
    Is there any recommended recurring maintenance for LGB Turn-outs used outdoor? I have one installed (purchased new) back in April with an EPL drive. Worked fine until recently - now it sometimes fails to open/close fully. I've also seen comments in posts regarding placing cement board or...
  4. RC/Battery Operations
    I’ve been thinking about using an 18 or 20 volt Dewalt battery to power my rails on an LGB outdoor railroad. Amazon has an adapter that takes the battery to a positive and negative wire, and with a 5012N throttle I’m thinking there’s a chance... Is there a sparky that has done this? Do I...
  5. News
    I have a lot of LGB locomotives and cars, German and Swiss models mostly. I also have a lot of track, switches, etc., and several G-Scale buildings, German and Swiss. I WANT TO GIVE ALL OF THIS TO A G-SCALE club or group or individual. I live in Iowa, and the trains all belonged to my late...
  6. Beginner's Forum
    I will soon be in possession of a Polo 940 crossing gates. Understanding what makes the gates go up and down is a bit of a mystery. They are electric and I need to know what type of switch the train can trigger in order for the gates to operate correctly. Anyone with knowledge of this old...
  7. Beginner's Forum
    sorry if this is discussed in other places but have 2 questions. newbie just getting started and i picked up some good used track the other day. 1. I have REA track which looks to be the precursor to Aristocraft. it has the screw in the rail joiners/connectors. my question is does it only...
  8. Beginner's Forum
    Hello all, I am new to the forum but not new to g scale railroading. To the question at hand, I picked up a LGB 2017 d engine and powered tender in a small lot of LGB stuff. I enjoy these little engines because they're good runners and was excited to add a power tender to my collection...
  9. Beginner's Forum
    Found my problem with the Stainz. Motor is toast. Turns a bit stiffly, does not respond with power applied directly to the two copper tangs that go to the brushes..Before I try to source an OEM motor, is there a suggested upgrade motor for the task?
  10. Traditional Power
    I just bought a well worn Stainz 0-4-0 and went to test it. Using a Bachman 3amp variable power supply, the voltage goes up, the amps stay at zero. I even hooked up the power by a set of test leads to the skates. No joy. I've used this power supply on LGB locos in the past and there was no...
  11. Product Reviews
    Hello again! THIS VIDEO IS RECORDED BY KIDS FOR KIDS WITH VIEWS OF EXTRA EQUIPMENT INCLUDED. This powerful Marklin/LGB SD-40 locomotive shows it's capabilities quite well in this video. The locomotive can creep along at an amazing 1 MPH and has a fantastic DCC system installed with analog...
  12. DCC in Large Scale
    I use LGB's MTS III to power my railroad. I am in the process of wiring up a reverse loop and wye and need to bring my main power feeder to various points on the layout. I also want to set things up so I can power building lights and other accessories in the future. I own a LGB Distribution...
  13. DCC in Large Scale
    I am building a layout that includes one reverse loop and one wye. I plan to use two 55085 modules to make this work. Several questions: 1. How would you wire up the wye on my layout? Please refer to the attached layout diagram. I have added the letters “A”, “B”, “C”, “D” and "E" so you can...
  14. Public Forum
    Hi folks, Our non profit model railroad and train safety program has a lot of different brands of locomotives/trains for kids to operate at our events over the years. Everything from Buddy L to USA Trains, LGB, etc. and due to our rigorous maintenance procedures, momentum control and...
  15. Sound Systems
    I am new to the forums, and there are no threads on how to install an LGB 65001 in a 2019s mogul. So, I decided to do it myself. Can anyone tell me a step-by-step installation of the Sound Unit? Grant
  16. Beginner's Forum
    Hi, I have a 25192 C&S #7 Mogul, and a few years back it had a few issues where it needed to have it's soundboard removed. I want to have a new one installed. Do you know where I could find one? Thank you.
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