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I recently purchased a 3 car LGB 91950 Amtrak High Speed Train Set with the addition 2 cars. Sure is cheaply made... hollow bodies with decal that represent the windows and doors. Nothing like the Amfleets LGB made.

When I went to run the train it appears to be under powered with lots of wheel slipage. I have read some comments and have seen firsthand that the train seems under powered. Should I add more weight or try to locate another power truck for the rear power car.

Has anyone improved the performance of a set that they may have?

All ideas are welcome... and no... I do not want to sell them (hahaha)

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Russ
 

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They had an upgrade kit available with a power block for the other end.
Good luck finding one now.
I think it was a 66095, motor and lighting kit.


And TrainWorld looks like they still list it!
 

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I found 2 of the kits at Joe's Train Station near Philadelphia, PA. I was able to drive over and pick them up and saved on shipping. Thanks for the tip. Watts may have some other items I'm looking for.
 

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As I recall, at one point when these were newly released, riodge Road Station had a set of these running on Peter's Starter set. I think it was a 9 car train? They added not only the second motor block if I recall but a full set of LGB's Ball bearing wheel sets too?

I too have two of these sets and a few extra cars and no mine aren't for sale either. They are pretty well buried in the storage unit at this point. I believe I got them from Watt's back when they were clearing them out at a ridiculously low price per set. Shipping didn't kill me either back then.

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Hi Chas,
I have recently picked-up a second 3 car set and 2 upgrade kits (power truck and lights for both ends).
Do you remember if the wheel sets under the cars were plastic or metal. The reason I ask is the first set I got (five cars) had steel wheels in the cab power truck and the other cab non-powered truck. The rest of the wheel sets under the cars are plastic. The second set I got (3 car) had steel wheels on every truck. I'm just trying to figure out how they were originally made.

I havent had much luck finding information about these set like user manuals, exploded views or parts lists. There is not much to them. I figured with the second power truck and some more weight the should move along very well.

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Russ
 

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As I recall the original were all plastic wheels "except" the original motor block in the lead unit. I could be wrong? As Is aid I cannot get to these right now buried in storage. (sigh) Someday I'll be able to run trains.

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From what I can see of sets for sale on Ebay it appears that the wheelset are plastic. Minus motor blocks. I'm guessing a previous owner may have replaced the plastic with metal wheels. Both the plastic and the metal wheels look like LGB wheelsets.
Russ
 
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