how to fix Lionel 4-4-2

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how to fix Lionel 4-4-2
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 9, 2001 5:29 PM
My son has a Pennsy Flyer Lionel trains set. The engine will run for a few seconds, stop and then start again. The only thing I could find wrong was that headlight & smoke unit were inoperable because of wire came off in front of loco. I reassembled and it still does same thing. Any advice?
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Posted by Algonquin on Sunday, September 9, 2001 6:47 PM
Hi Lance,

Your problem could be caused by a lot of things. Could be an internal short or lack of tension on the pickup rollers. Without testing the Loco it is hard to single out the problem.

I would recommend taking it to a Lionel Service Station. You can find one in your area using the "Dealer Finder" on the Lionel website (

Sorry I can't be of more help.

Tim Pignatari

A penny saved is a penny earned. But every once in a while it is good to treat yourself to a gum ball.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 10, 2001 11:10 AM
Thank you for your advice.


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