Questions about Icken Trains ( Fred Icken). Also about electrical workings and problems with electro mechanical pinball machines. Charles
Collected pinball machines for 30 + years and do all work myself. Own a collection of Icken trains. Also many Lionel and American Flyer utems.
I subscribe to Clasic Toy Trains and am a charter subscriber.
Electical/electronics training, U.S. NAVY. BBA 1970 University of Oklahoma.
I do not sell any trains only collect so I do no have train clents. I have in the past sold many old electro-mechanical pinball machines and there have been many customers who have alled me back years later to get one fixed. This is an art that you don't find much any more and the commercial shops charge too much to get a machine fixed. I just try to keep them fixed so that they don't disapear ore are discarded.
I love trains, all sizes, all types steam and diesel; even toy wind up trains
Any other information about Icken Trains or Fred Icken which could be supplied by users wuld be very benficial in reconstructing a sort of history about Icken Trains.
Some may not know that before Icken Model Trains there was a name of Icken-Barker which appeared for a short time before the Fred Iken company name was used. Also in the pinball feild I have many original schematics of the machines and also have many used parts to keep thim alive.
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Hi again Preshant. This questions is out of my area. Your are speaking about real trains, not models. I am not famliar about these regulations but it seems reasonable that a license would be required
No I do not think that a significant benefit would be attained. One reason is that some drivers are color blind. Maybe just painting the white stripes with reflective paint would improve night awareness
Greetings Prashant, Although I do not have training in the engineering designs of tunnels, I have read some about the strength of various shapes for arches. I rule out the square and rectangle because
Frank you have added some inforfmation that I haave not considered. That is the binding possibility of the armature. When a motor turns in one direction the armature tends to shift within it's mounting
Hello Frank, Thanks for the question. I think you are safe about the armature, it is NOT toast. I asume we are talking about a 625 Lehigh Valley 44 ton switcher circa 1957-1958. If so the unit has
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