The Ives set (which looks to be set 690 from 1924 or so: 3235 loco, 171 Buffet and 173 Observation) arrived on Friday! I will post pics as soon as I can, but I am simply amazed at how beautiful this set is.
The look, feel and craftsmanship "From the Ives Shops!" is simply amazing. I never thought I'd be bowled over by a train by just looking at it in the box.
Now to get some track and get her ready for Christmas!
After that, more locos and cars to keep it company! Not that it will be lonely from sitting - this will be run as much as possible!