Lionel Clock

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  1. Allstate81140

    Allstate81140 Member

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    Hi all. Did anyone besides me get taken with one of those Lionel clocks that has a train on it that goes around once and then dies? Ha ha. I took four back, and they are all the same. This train is run on "C" size batteries, and the only switch that starts it is built into this little dinky battery powered clock motor. Ha ha.

    I think I am going to mount a switch to the train so I can show it at random when people want to see it. It is supposed to go around every hour, but will go whenever it feels like it after about one run. Ha ha.

    Love the clock and will keep it, but what a piece of crap in the clock motor/train switch compartment. Ha ha.

    I have another that whistles, makes track noise, etc., and never have any problem with that one.

    Was just curious how many of you own one of these? They are neat. Just poorly made.

    What shall we call this, the "Muntz" of the Lionel company, even though very likely made overseas? Ha ha.

    All have a nice Thursday. Jack.
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I have one - I turned the auto function off...I just press the button "once in a while" :)


    They are neat!!........... Kids love them!!! :D
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    I've got one also, runs great going on 3 years now. Sorry to hear you are having problems.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Jack: are there two versions of it? Mine runs the train and sound effects as an alarm clock; train runs in a flat circle with a tunnel under the clock.
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yep - 2 different ones... Mine runs around the outside perimiter of the clock, you look at the side of the train as it travels counter-clockwise, There is a station at the top, a green tunnel at 5 o'clock and a gray bridge at 8 o'clock. :D
  6. Papa Bear

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    I've got two of 'em, both given to me as gifts. I keep one at home and one at the office. They both run on AA batteries and work fine.

    John
  7. Allstate81140

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    Hi all. Yeah, I guess I should have described mine better. I forgot there are two Lionel clocks.

    I have the wall clock that has the train that circles and stops at the top at the station, surrounded by mountains. I kid you not, I have taken several back. They run okay, it is the train that screws up. It runs at the wrong times, or not at all. But, have also noticed that most of the boxes looked to have been opened. Maybe this store is just putting them right back on the shelves. ???????

    Guess I had better buy the other type too. Sounds like they are okay.

    I will tell you my life history in a heartbeat------if there is something out there that is faulty, I will buy it. Ha ha. Bought my son a drill last Christmas, and the charger burned up, and one battery went bad in less than a month. I bought my son a "hang-up" Shop Vac recently. Bearings burned out. Ha ha. That isn't even counting the stuff I buy for myself and my wife. Ha ha. None of it was cheap stuff either.

    Trains? Well, I seem to do pretty good on those, what few I own. Yeah, when it comes to trains, life is good. Ha ha.

    Maybe that is a characteristic of Lionel history, trains always being late. Ha ha.

    All have a great evening. Jack.
  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    My Grandfather has one of those and i have only seen it go around once the whole time i was at his house.