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Old Skool Mar 16, 2021

  1. Old Skool

    Old Skool New Member

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    I just bought the train my Dad set up for me under the Christmas tree back in the sixties. I plan to give it to my granddaughter for her kids.
    All I have is the train. No track or transformer. What's a good choice for a track (and transformer) in O gauge that's easy to put together and won't require too much maintenance? It's a Lionel 224-E 2-6-2 Locomotive with Tender and 3 Passenger Cars. Thank you. Lionel 224 E.jpg Lionel Train.jpg
     
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  2. mtaylor

    mtaylor Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    For the track, I would suggest Lionel Fasstrack. It snaps together allot like Kato Unitrack. The Lionel fastrack is easy to assemble and take apart. My wife and I are using Fastrack for our under the tree Christmas village and Polar Express setup. For my simple around the walls setup in the basement trainroom I am using Atlas O Track (for a more perm setup). Link to Lionel page for track and power: https://www.lionelstore.com/category/Track-and-Power

    For the transformer, I am a little less educated as I myself am new to O Scale. I believe the Lionel CW80 transformer would work for conventional Lionel trains (which would be the older lionel trains and those without digital technology. Here is a link from Lionel https://www.lionelstore.com/CW80-Transformer-New-Improved
     
  3. Old Skool

    Old Skool New Member

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    Thanks for your helpful reply.
    Actually I was considering exactly what you recommended. Appreciate it.
     
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  4. mtaylor

    mtaylor Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Most welcome :)
     

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