Lionel #783 Hudson

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Lionel #783 Hudson
Posted by artyoung on Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:00 PM

Was there ever an article in CTT about the 783? I got rid of all my old magazines a few years back (except for #1). I seem to recall something about tuning up or detailing or something. Anybody know? Thanks.

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:11 AM

I read your post and have all the issues but sorry I'm not gonna start looking. The 783 was my first Lionel Hudson and a big disappointment as it ran poorly. Still does. Lionel at the time was only 10 miles from me so I had them work on it. Didn't help much but I have seen some 783s that did run good. Good luck with yours.

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:58 AM

I remember a poster in the hobby shop I frequented for the 783 before it came out for I think $563. I was new to the hobby and said to myself I'll never pay that much for a engine. A few years later I paid $750 for mine and that was a good deal at the time.

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Posted by rrswede on Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:56 AM

V8, back on Dec 15, 2011, you posted that CTT had an article in the May 2000 issue dealing with disassembly and repair of the 783. You still have it?

http://cs.trains.com/ctt/f/95/t/200222.aspx

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Posted by lionelsoni on Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:54 PM

There is a very-detailed 6-page article on 783 maintenance in that issue.  I am happy to scan it and send it to you if Kalmbach is okay with that.

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Posted by artyoung on Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:37 PM

Lionelsoni / Bob Nelson: Yes, if you could do that I would very much appreciate it. Thanks. My email is dormouse2@outlook.com.

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Posted by lionelsoni on Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:24 PM

Kalmbach people, may I do this?

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Posted by artyoung on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:24 PM

Roger or anyone monitoring, would this be okay? If not, is it available as a download of some kind?

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