On moderate to large size layouts, communication issues can become an issue causing the remote control to fail on certain parts of the layout. These inexpensive filters seem to improve the communications significantly.
No knowledge of electronics is required to build and install these filters.
MTH PS2 engines require rechargeable batteries for proper operation.
|See step by step processes to upgrade
MTH 20-2082-1 (1995) UP FM H-10-44 Diesel w PS1
MTH 20-2151-1 (1998) AT&SF F3 AA Set with added 20-2151-4 powered B unit (photo at right)
MTH #80 Coal Turbine requires
a PS2 Upgrade Kit and a PS2 Upgrade Slave Kit
MTH 20-3021-1 (1997) UP Big Boy
MTH 20-3025-1 (1998) SP AC-6 Cab Forward (in photo)
|On a train layout, if you have two ac transformers powering two different divisions and they're "out of phase" it would be possible to inadvertently run 40 volts through a locomotive when it's over the center rail insulating track pin separating the divisions. Link|
|See basic to advanced wiring information for small to very large toy train layouts.|
|Hazard Protection||Resettable Protection||MTH Z4000 Breaker|
The SSPRR layout utilizes a helical track to allow the train to transition from one level to the next. Information on helix designs can be found here.
Revive, Maintain, and Run Postwar Trains
See How to make Common Repairs for Electric Trains (7 pages). Postwar era 1945 to about 1965
How to Operate Lionel Trains and Accessories (59 pages) -1954
Rivet/Wheel Press and Riveter
See photos and purchasing information.
Remove Boiler Shell from a MTH Articulated Steam Engine
MTH Smoke Units
Motors can be replaced so you don't have to replace the whole smoke unit.
Always test operation before installing - soon after purchase if possible.