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Lionel Veranda Turbines

We have seen several of these engines where the truck mounting screws have dropped out. Once they are out, the motor moves around freely. I have found the best way to pit them back on is to remove the body by removing the 6 screws that hold it on - 2 in the nose; 2 in the tail; and 2 right aft of the "fuel tank." Once the body is off, you can hold the motor in place while you reattach the truck. We apply a little Walther's Goo to the screw to insure in stays in there while still making it removable.

Lionel Legacy AC-12 Cab Forwards

When you receive your engine, roll it over and check all the screws to be sure they are tight - particularly the three that hold the motor. They are recessed. On a couple of engines I inspected, they were loose.

PDF Receipts/Invoices Available

Hey there everyone! 

After many requests to be able to download PDF copies of your orders, we have implemented a system that will allow you to download both old and new orders, as well as invoices!

There are multiple ways to access these files.

A copy of your order will be available to download in the following locations:

  • E-mail: Order confirmation
  • E-mail: Invoice (Payment Requests)
  • Website: Order Status Page (when you complete your order)
  • Website: Account Page (must log in to your account to see)

Self Service - Shipping Address Update!

You can now update your shipping addres via your account page.

[Good to Know] Online Store Accounts

Having an account might not be a bad idea.

[Known Issues] MTH V-1000 Smoke Issues

If you are having issues with your recently purchased V-1000 MTH Engines, the solution was posted on the OGR forums on how to fix it! Written by David Minarik.

Original thread found here: posted on 7/28/2020 (please follow the forums rules before posting)

[Intro] Scales & Gauges from Lionel

Have you asked yourself, what are the differences between the gauge/scale of a train. Or have you been just straight out asked what gauge/scale you want?
Well Lionel has this handy page talking about the Scales & Gauges to help you decided what Lionel size you want to dive into!


[Good to Know] How to Submit a Lay-buy Order

A Guide on how to submit a lay-buy order!

[Good to Know] How to Submit a Pre-Order

A Guide on how to submit a Pre-Order!
[Intro] An Overview of O Gauge Track and Controls

[Intro] An Overview of O Gauge Track and Controls

Have you ever wondered what track system might be good for you? Or what the control options are?
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[Good to Know] Some Good Reading

Are you really into the hobby or just like reading about some amazing ideas or tips and tricks? Are you just looking for a new magazine or thinking about picking up another one?

Here is a list of some Train magazines you might be interested in!

[Good to Know] Atlas O #6059 Uncoupling Track Guide

A guide written by OGR forum member Chessiefan72 on the use of the Atlas product #6059 uncoupling track.