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Discussion in 'FAQs' started by tuta, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. tuta

    tuta New Member

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    just wanted to post a little introduction about myself...

    I have assumed possession of my dad's old train set(s). Unfortuantely, they currently they sit in the garage. I have gotten the notion to build some shelving for them with some help from a friend, and display in our study until my son is old enough to start playing with them (he is only two).

    I am needing some "in general" advice on how to properly clean/restore some of the older cars. I am guessing the locos are a little above me at the moment to work on. I am not sure they would work at all anymore. They did when I was a kid but we are coming up on that being 20 years ago!

    sorry for the rambling nature, but I am very happy to have found a good site to get some gentle nudging in the right direction.

    thanks!
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Welcome to The Gauge. From your avatar I'm assuming those old trains would be Lionels. Just how dirty are they?
  3. Iron Goat

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    WELCOME to the GAUGE !!!

    Bob
  4. tuta

    tuta New Member

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    thanks all -- they are actually not too bad off considering the age and non-use (not to mention the storage 'methods'). I have no idea on the locos since I won't even bother looking under the hood until I get a little more sure of myself.

    there are a few cars I would love to restore -- 1) an old searchlight car from 40s or 50s, 2) a mailbox car where they guy would pop out and stick it on a pole (by magnets) and 3) an old milk car (also from the 40s and 50s).

    I guess a couple of quickees -- is there an online archive with pictures to help me identify what I actually have? Hopefully from there it will be a little easier to find out what I have to get done...