Weekend tinplate photos/videos 2/17/17!

Hey everyone.  Sorry about the later than usual start but let's get going.  This is a little gem I picked up at Springfield a few weeks ago and gave it a quick face lift and new barrels glued to round magnets.   Now let's see your tinplate!

    

 

Chris

 

 

 

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Here is some Maerklin tinplate currently on my layout. The 1881/1 hand-painted airplane transport car is from the 1926-1935 time frame. The airplane is original and complete except for the pilot figure. The 2591 Harbor Crane dates from 1930-1937.

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"People do not 'graduate' from tinplate." - Louis Hertz, 1938

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Today at a train show I "found" this tinplate station under a table; it is made by Ottmar Beckh from Germany around 1940.

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Beckh took over in 1939 the toy factory in Nurnberg from Adolph Schumann, who had to sell his factory because of political reasons. I already had this Schumann station, that looks similar:SAM_0876

Regards

Fred

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From the archives...a Franklin Mint 1:24 300SL with an MTH 9E in the background:

I bought the Mercedes out of a stack of Franklin Mint stuff at a local flea market. It's a nice model but it has some age on it...the rubber tires are in rough shape...need to find some replacements.

This scale (1:24) looks a bit oversize for standard gauge tinplate.

PD

Jim O'C posted:

Anybody snag that Joustra Autorail that ended this morning? Too rich for my blood with the shipping costs.

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missing one vestibule but that's a minor detail.

I was watching that as well, did not see what it ultimately went for though.

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Jim Kelly-Evans posted:

Here is some Maerklin tinplate currently on my layout. The 1881/1 hand-painted airplane transport car is from the 1926-1935 time frame. The airplane is original and complete except for the pilot figure. The 2591 Harbor Crane dates from 1930-1937.

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Darn, I think the tower from one of those Marklin cranes just went for $20 on that auction site.  I watched it but failed to jump... and now wish I had lol...

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Jim Kelly-Evans posted:

Here is some Maerklin tinplate currently on my layout. The 1881/1 hand-painted airplane transport car is from the 1926-1935 time frame. The airplane is original and complete except for the pilot figure. The 2591 Harbor Crane dates from 1930-1937.

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There is a replica on eBay of the station you have in the background. Is yours original?

George S posted:
Jim Kelly-Evans posted:

Here is some Maerklin tinplate currently on my layout. The 1881/1 hand-painted airplane transport car is from the 1926-1935 time frame. The airplane is original and complete except for the pilot figure. The 2591 Harbor Crane dates from 1930-1937.

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There is a replica on eBay of the station you have in the background. Is yours original?

George, the station in the background is a modern reproduction.

Jim

"People do not 'graduate' from tinplate." - Louis Hertz, 1938

I was in Madison Wi  yesterday at the Mad City train show.  Its been an annual event for a group of us to go to for about 15 years.  There was some tinplate for sale there, but not very much.

There were many layouts to look at, but not one of them was running tinplate.

Greg 

Northwoods Flyer

Another report from SW Florida.

Visited a train store called Metro Trains in Ft Myers last week to buy Classic Toy Trains (Check out P. 12) and was very surprised to find an item in the used train section saying "please take me home".  It was a beautiful Lionel 1688 Torpedo in its original gunmetal grey color. Most of the time you see the 2-6-2 1668, but the 1688 is a 2-4-2 and I think has better proportions. It was first produced in1936 when I was one year old.  My 1688 has latch couplers even though the box couplers had been introduced in 1935.  I assume Lionel still had a lot of rolling stock with latch couplers in 1936 so decided not to switch couplers for this low end locomotive. Metro Trains has a wonderful policy.  They clean and lubricate their prewar trains before sale.  Mine runs and reverses perfectly.  It will be interesting to photograph the 1688 next to my Lionel diecast, Hornby and Bing locomotives from the 1930s when I return to the north in April.

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Jim Kelly-Evans posted:

Here is some Maerklin tinplate currently on my layout. The 1881/1 hand-painted airplane transport car is from the 1926-1935 time frame. The airplane is original and complete except for the pilot figure. The 2591 Harbor Crane dates from 1930-1937.

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Thanks Jim! This is exactly what I want to do with some of the "tinscale" aircraft seen in home decor stores lately. 

 

Firewood

 

"Nice try, Lao Che!"

Chris Lonero posted:

Hey everyone.  Sorry about the later than usual start but let's get going.  This is a little gem I picked up at Springfield a few weeks ago and gave it a quick face lift and new barrels glued to round magnets.   Now let's see your tinplate!

That looks great, Chris. I'm filing that magnet idea for future reference.

Firewood

 

"Nice try, Lao Che!"

Firewood posted:
Chris Lonero posted:

Hey everyone.  Sorry about the later than usual start but let's get going.  This is a little gem I picked up at Springfield a few weeks ago and gave it a quick face lift and new barrels glued to round magnets.   Now let's see your tinplate!

That looks great, Chris. I'm filing that magnet idea for future reference.

Magnets are your friend!   Just remember to put some tape over them and trim. That will help keep them from scratching the paint.

    

 

Chris

 

 

 

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