@Tinplate Art posted:
ALL THREE of you gentlemen have a reverence for, and detailed knowledge of, these early artifacts based on skilled observation of these wonderful trains you have judiciously acquired over the years. TRUE collecting and scholarship, indeed!
The sharing of information in this hobby is important, because if we don't share our knowledge, it dies with us, which would be a true loss.
It saddens me to see items listed on the bay and elsewhere, which do not go together, or are wrongly described, because if people use these items/descriptions as gospel, then they are simply spreading the same misinformation.