Firstup, IVes 1679 with its Lionel counterpart. Don’t know why, but I love even the more “common” transition era items.’
lionel 2077 Gondola and Ives 1712 Caboose. The Caboose is HUGE- holy Toledo . Also has an electrical pick-up
karl Bub/KBN wind-up loco(no
motor me chansm) Which I believe, per sources here and elsewhere, is from the 20s.”KBN” on the front”
Germany on the bottom.obviously missing the motor.
Comparison of height between Ives 1679 and 1712
heres an interesting one, at least it is to me. I Gauge wooden kit ‘Monarch Pickle Company of a Chicago’. Had a lot of trouble finding out werethjs came from. When I opened the hatches up top, however, it said “Walthers” . Added that to my internet search and came up with and s-Gauge kit from Hoquat Hobbies from 1987(link to be posted shortly)
finally, pictures of my continued deconstruction of my layout