We put the track together and set the engine and cars on the track. My husband turned on the transformer switch but the engine did NOT take off. We may have not had the track together secure enough or the transformer connected properly. We have never put together a train set, especially one 90 years old.
Track layout is approx 7'5" x 4'10", and we had a piece of straight track left over: All dimensions are approximate. My original listing didn't have pictures of transformer snap to signal tower and track or track clips because I found them after the listing. I didn't know what they were either.Here's what AN EXPERT WROTE to me: From what I can tell without further inspection, one of the track pieces snaps on the track that you then connect to the transformer. The other track piece goes to the signal tower. The track clips go inbetween the sections of track to hold them together, particularly helpful if setting up on a hardwood floor or tile, and also helps with keeping the shape of the track. When connecting the transformer to the track, you have to have one wire going to the center rail and this wire must be isolated to the center rail only, and you have to have the other wire connect to one of the outer rails. It doesn't matter which one as long as it doesn't touch the center rail. On the transformer, one of the posts may be labeled "U", and that is the one that goes to the outer rails and the other goes to the center rail. If they are color coded, red goes to the center and black goes to one of the outside rails. Of course when we set the track and train up, we knew none of that!
So no wonder the train didn't move. Perhaps we will attempt this again in the future.
Or I'm thinking just leave to the train EXPERTS, which would hopefully be the new owner. In the meantime, we moved and the train is again packed away. AN EXPERT WRITES: The engine and passenger cars are a set #34 with the lionel super motor in the engine. There may have been a new set at one time. Track: 8 straight 14" x 3" and 10 curved 15 1/2" x 3".
2 Track switch pcs: "Lionel Standard" Switch 220 not illuminated the Lionel Corporation. 15 1/2" x 8 1/2". Engine: Made by Lionel Corporation New York.
Lubricate this car as directed (below headlight). New York Central Lines 33. Engine is 10" L x 4 1/2" H x 3 1/2 W.
Bell on opposite end of headlight. Observation car: 10 1/2" L x 4 3/8" H x 3 W.
Seats inside both sides with wire and bulb holder. Pullman car: 10 1/2" L x 4 1/2" H x 3 W.
Seats inside both sides and a wire. Cattle car: 9 1/4" L x 4 1/2" H x 3 W. Door on each side slides open and shut.
Oiling instructions label underneath car. 11" L x 5 1/4" H x 3 1/2 W.I have tried to be accurate. If you see something incorrect, I would appreciate knowing. LGB G scale train item, antiquarian books, modern books, cookbooks, jewelry, Hallmark ornaments, and more. Thank you and please come back often. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Other Railroads & Trains". The seller is "6toedtabby" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.