Anatomy of an Electric Locomotive

Anatomy of an Electric Locomotive -by Danielle Abram An electric locomotive is an engine that is powered by electricity through overhead lines, a third rail, or on-board energy storage. This energy storage can be in the form of a battery or even, as technology advances,...

California Brass: One Hot Collection!

As the Chief Engineer of Trainz.com, I have the pleasure of traveling all over the country to see and assess some truly diverse model train collections from Z to G and everything in between, with a special focus on Lionel. In October I headed out to southern California...

Lionel NW-2 Restoration and Upgrade

 Restoration I recently obtained from Trainz® (Buford, GA) through an eBay® sale, an NW-2 switcher, in O scale, a Lionel production unit.  Placing it on the O-27 track, and applying power, it barely moved.  It looked in good condition for being 65 years old. ...