Another ?? MTH and Lionel

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by mbb741, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. mbb741

    mbb741 New Member

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    I am getting a lionel train set in O gauge. Southwest Disel freight or w/e its called. I was flipping through my friends model train book(he doesnt do it, but hes mom is one of those ppl who likes to collect some of them as clutter to put over her mantle) and there are some pretty sweet looking MTH cars and enginges in it. I was wondering as I expand and go nuts with the hobby can I run MTH cars/engines on Lionel tracks? (such as fast track or the 3 rail).
  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I think they are compatible trackwise.
  3. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

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    Sure, lots of people run MTH trains on Lionel track. Just make sure your track diameter is as wide or wider than the minimum track diameter for whatever you're wanting to run. The minimum diameter should be stated right there in the catalog.

    The MTH cars will couple up with Lionel cars and engines too.
  4. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    More than half of our collection is MTH and it runs on old Lionel tube (027) track.
  5. mbb741

    mbb741 New Member

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    Thanks for the answer guys, Im new to this for the most part. Ive been doing my research but sometimes its just easier/lazier to ask questions, and better