1970's Lionel Parts?

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by Cannonball, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Anybody have a good hookup for Lionel parts from the '70's? I bought an engine on eBay and the thing is almost flawless except the front end looks like a dog may have chewed on it a bit. It comes off the rest of the engine so it's a seperate part and it's stamped 8300-40. (The engine is an old 1970's 8300 that came with the Lionel Cannonball set.) I only paid $17.00 for it and it runs like new so overall I'm pretty happy with it. I just want to fix this one flaw because I plan to paint it up as Christmas display for next year. I've typed Lionel 8300-40 into Google with no luck so now I must turn to The-Gage for all of your infinate wisdom and advice.
  2. 1688torpedo

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    Hello Cannonball! The best place I can think of for you is the Train Tender in Pittsford,NY., Jeff Kane is very helpful & has fast,friendly service. Just type in The Train Tender on your computer address bar & you're all set. :thumb: Take Care.
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Thanks! I'll check it out.
    I sent out an e-mail to a couple of parts dealers telling them what I'm looking for as well. We'll see what I hear back from them as well.
  4. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

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    Since you'll be painting it anyway, here's an idea: Is there enough of the part left to putty over the flaws and reuse the part? I've done that to salvage busted-up locos in the past.
  5. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Actually, it's all there. It's just got chewed spots on it that mangled a few of the details. My original plan was to just cut this part off with an exacto knife and sand it down with super fine grit sandpaper before I painted it. That idea got shot out the window when I realised if I cut off the damaged part, I would leave a big hole in the center because of the way it's molded.
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Close but it's not in his listing.
    Haven't found it yet although I've found about every other part for it.
    (Including my broken drive rods!)
  9. Elcoholic

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    Cannonball:

    1. Put a large snow plow on it.... or
    2. throw the front away and turn it into a cab-forward...... or
    3. bang it up even more to model a front-end collision (cornfield meet).........or
    4. glue an O scale cow to the front.

    One must think outside the rails, Grasshopper!
  10. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    sign1

    I'm not quite giving up hope yet.
    I've got e-mails out to a few parts dealers and I'll see what they can come up with.