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G-Scale Model  Train Journey

In the summer of 2020, a friend of mine gave me a Lehmann-Gross-Bahn train set he bought at an auction.......because he knew I had a young grandson who liked trains.  The contents of the box had never been unpackaged.......the wrapping around each component from the factory had  not been removed yet.  It is a model 92770, the box is dated august 1995, Lake George & Boulder RR. Since it was sold 26 years ago (today being 2021), I can't find out what it originally sold for.  Used kits on Ebay run from $300 to $400.



Transformer Konked Out after 10 Minutes

My grandson and I excitedly opened up the box and put the train together.  We fired it up, it ran fine for about 10 minutes, and the transformer quit.  There is no way to service the transformer that I can see. I researched and bought a new transformer on Ebay.  This transformer works fine.


Accumulated Expenses on this Project

$28               New transformer from Ebay


Not Enough Track

The kit had all curved track, just enough to make a circle around a Christmas Tree. It is brass colored to stand up outdoors.  I decided to buy some plain steel straight track. In Sep of 2020, I bought some straight track from Trainz.com..............


Sep 2020 - Bought big Yellow Car from Ebay

Couplers from Ebay for big Yellow Car

Accumulated Expenses

$28               New transformer from Ebay
$67               8 pieces of straight track from Trains.com
$25               Big yellow car from Ebay with no couplers
$24               Hook and loop couplers for big yellow car from Ebay


October 21, 2020

1. Bought new transformer from Ebay
2. Bought extra track from Ebay. Removed extra pins today so it connects to curves ok.
3. Bought big yellow cattle car from Ebay. Replaced hooks on both ends.  Pushed in
    plastic pins in bottom which was causing it to fall off the track
4. Have another Ebay car arriving tomorrow to add more cars.

I made a video of the train in action. You can use this link to see the train in motion.



October 2020 - Bought Yellow Tanker on Ebay

October 2020 - Bought Red log car from Ebay

Accumulated Expenses

$28               New transformer from Ebay
$67               8 pieces of straight track from Trains.com
$25               Big yellow car from Ebay with no couplers
$24               Hook and loop couplers for big yellow car from Ebay
$11               Yellow tanker from Ebay
$20               Red logging car from Ebay

Big Problems in March of 2021

Set up the big G-scale kit with the grandkids, and cars would not stay connected to each other at all !!!!!!!!!!   Had to put rubber bank on locomotive hook and loop coupler just to be able to pull a car !!!!!!   Looked like heighth between the couplings on the cars was too much for the couplers !!!!!!!           Need to set up train set at home and see what is going on.