Tagged With "Hafner O gauge"

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Hafner parts--the "gong"

Tsu tsu ·
Greetings--just catching up on putting a Hafner into service. The "gong" was folded over when I got it and broke immediately when I tried to straighten it out. I am a pretty good "solder-er" and put the pieces back together. Seemed solid enough until I adjusted it, every so slightly and.....came apart again. Would any of the members care to part with a Hafner "gong" from their junk box? I am pleased to pay your price. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Jim.
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what I am doing instead of having supper

Tsu tsu ·
....I posted about dent removal on a Hafner tender....guess there was no rush to miss supper. Smaller and smaller hammers are taking the dent out and in a couple months from now, should be good as new! Taking a break from the Hafner blacksmith shop and cleaning a Hafner caboose. Old t-shirt and turtle wax and it is slowly coming around. I am impressed by the details.....the fake glazing is different on all the "windows"....there are even fake trucks cut into the tin. It is related that the...
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Hafner M10000 Video

Tsu tsu ·
Hafner M10000 Video
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Re: Hafner parts--the "gong"

RonH ·
If you cannot find a replacement, you may want to remove the soft-solder and try to silver solder it together (silver solder not silver bearing solder). The silver solder would make for a very tough joint plus the steel would be a little softer if left to cool with out quenching. Just a plan "B" suggestion.
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El Classico ·
I don't have one, but I might have a similar part that was stripped from a broken German clock hanging around if you want to give that a try.
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Re: what I am doing instead of having supper

Tsu tsu ·
A Marx 1666 pours on the coal while a late Wyandotte wind up awaits unloading. In the meantime, a 999 is fresh from the paint shop and undergoing a leisurely restoration until the repro decals and brushes arrive in the mail. Tsu tsu!
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Maintenance 101

Tsu tsu ·
....what I am doing instead of having supper: pulling 70 year old carpet remnants from a freshly de-gunked Hafner Streamliner motor. This alone should shave 10 seconds off "the big loop" time!
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El Classico ·
Should have seen the contents of the family Marx 495.
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Re: Maintenance 101

Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
When I did repairs at the local train shop, about Holiday time, I did a lot of tinselectomies and defuzzings. Steve
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Ace ·
Thank you for learning me the correct terminalology on that stuff.
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Re: Hafner / Lionel

overlandflyer ·
the extra bits...
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LGBG scale Lionel prewqar postwar and modern era O gauge online and live public auction June 23, 2018 at 10AM

ToysTrainsandOtherOldStuff ·
Toystrainsandotheroldstuff is having another train auction and it will be highlighted by a great selection of MINT BOXED LGB and other standard gauge trains plus a few pieces of Aristo Craft G scale trains, almost all new in box including 75+ boxes of track and 22 switches, Pola building kits, accessories, rolling stock and 4-5 boxed sets. We will also be selling some collectible semi trailers that may go with an LGB or possibly O gauge layout and modern era Lionel, Lionel Classics rail...
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Hafner / Lionel

dustydan47 ·
Hey, I've got 2 Hafner/Lionel structure's one looks like a station and the other looks like a waiting platform, their not in good shape but would like to know if anybody knows the history on them . Thanks
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MNCW ·
Great looking pieces, everyone. Tom
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overlandflyer ·
you have 2 of the 3 structures from the Hafner #1200 accessory set, missing the Freight Station, you have the Passenger Station and the Passenger Waiting Station (platform). these structures were also offered individually, but never had any model numbers. they were produced through the 30's and 40's replacing some initial Hafner accessories manufactured for them by Bing. as with most Hafner items, they were available in a number of different color combinations. cheers...gary
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Steamer ·
great items!
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Jim O'C ·
Here is a complete 1200 set with a few extra bits and the three structures by themselves.
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dustydan47 ·
Thanks Jim I appreciate it
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HAFNER Pre-War Box Set Questions

HafnerKid ·
Hello, Recent purchase of a boxed Hafner Overland Flyer Set that is Pre-war.  Not sure if this is all original, but the lithographs and paint are very clean. Curious to know if this is a true box set.  Tender livery is Illinois Central, and...
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2-Rail Track Identification

Elgaucho ·
Hi! Would anyone know the maker (era?) of this track? Thanks so much! To save space... would anyone know the makers to these as well? (I'm thinking Bing)
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Good chance it's prewar Hafner. The turned up punch out is to activate their bell. Steve
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Elgaucho ·
I'm trying to find track pieces to this early in-expensive Hafner set. Would you agree that this (pictured) is the correct style of track?
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Yes, it would be correct.
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Elgaucho ·
Thank you Steve. Much appreciated! **You wouldn’t be the “seller” of this set currently online correct? Ha! Just trying to get an honest read on what track truly goes with this set. Would you also know the era?
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Ballpark of mid 30's or earlier. They went to flat track after that. No, nothing I'm selling. Steve
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Elgaucho ·
Hi Steve. By “flat” do you mean the type of track I initially posted above? Looks shinier so I’m assuming it’s newer than the ‘30s?
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prrjim ·
The track appears to uninsulated, which implies it is from a "clockwork" set. Clockwork was quite common in England through WWII and possible later.
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Ties are flat, not banked. Hafner governors are very reliable at controlling speed so the banked track really wasn't needed. Steve
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Elgaucho ·
Last thing Steve. Do you think this box set came with just eight curved tracks or did it come with straights as well?
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Could have been either. Sometimes the same cars were sold in different sets, just more track, but circles were quite common. Do you know the set number? Steve
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Elgaucho ·
Its a little hard to read the print on the box..but either 802 or 902? The spacing inside the box looks something like this:
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Set 802 had a circle of track and two coaches. Set 901 was the same but only one coach. Not seeing a set 902. I have some more reference material arriving today. I'll look for a 902 this evening. FYI, there is a Hafner Facebook group. Steve
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Elgaucho ·
Thank you Steve! The circle track (set 802) would make sense. There's room for 8 curved tracks and two coaches. I'll look into that Hafner group! I'm not normally on FB anymore (too much social media out there..ha!)
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Elgaucho ·
Hi Steve... would you happen to date the 802 set by chance?
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
You need to understand the nature of Hafner set numbers. A set may show for many years, the number/type of cars would stay the same but the style of car may change depending on what was being produced at the time. My first sighting is the 1924-26 catalog, the last is 1930. I have a 1919 catalog, but that set number is not mentioned. That probably has more to do with my lack of catalogs. That style coach was made from 1916-29. Steve
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Jim O'C ·
Here is a 902 set, clearly about 20 years later production.
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Elgaucho ·
Thanks Steve, Jim. This is really helpful! I'm trying to find age-appropriate tracks for my 802 set. You really have helped in this matter. This said, I'd to alert anyone interested that I have some curved/straight/LT/RT tracks from the "902" set if anyone's interested. Cheers!
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Re: HAFNER Pre-War Box Set Questions

Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
I would lean toward a correct set. The early catalogs would state a 6"engine, tender and 5 1/2" passenger car. The car would be whatever was available. Could be a car with or without a road name herald, but the herald cars are more desirable. I have many wheels colored on the inside, so not unusual. Reused tin was normally out of sight, but not always. These are on parts of a visible floor. Steve
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Re: HAFNER Pre-War Box Set Questions

HafnerKid ·
Hi Steve, Thanks for your post. This makes sense. The engine is a "100" and a non-runner. Looking for a spare now. Looks like the "axle?" of the main-spring is broken. What a drag! This does not look like an easy repair. -HafnerKid
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Re: HAFNER Pre-War Box Set Questions

Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Forum member windupguy, aka James Pekarek most likely can turn it into a nice runner for you. Just takes time as he sometimes needs to machine new parts etc as well as a bit of a backlog. Then there is that big railroad out in his back woods needing attention also. Steve
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TrainsRMe ·
That's a good-looking set. What a nice find!
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HafnerKid ·
TrainsRMe, Thanks for the nice compliment. Found this set in Rochester, MN. Never know what you'll find in MayoTown! -HafnerKid
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Re: HAFNER Pre-War Box Set Questions

HafnerKid ·
Originally Posted by Steve "Papa" Eastman: Forum member windupguy, aka James Pekarek most likely can turn it into a nice runner for you. Just takes time as he sometimes needs to machine new parts etc as well as a bit of a backlog. Then there is that big railroad out in his back woods needing attention also. Steve Hi Steve, Thanks for all this great info. If I can't obtain a runner, will reach out to windupguy. -HafnerKid
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Re: HAFNER Pre-War Box Set Questions

HafnerKid ·
Hello Wind-Up Guy, Thanks, this is great info. Thought something like what you have described happened. The mainspring certainly looks like it "blew up". I have a lead on a replacement motor, but if, it's the same story, as mine. I would certainly be interested in working something out with you. I'll let you know what happens! Thanks, HafnerKid
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Hafner Wind-up Set Question

Elgaucho ·
Hi Everyone. Can someone help me "date" this box? Also, there seems to be two numbers on either side of this skirt (to me!) Is this a "802" or "902" set? Given that this is a set for a cast locomotive, would anyone know "which" locomotive corresponds with this box? (also, with or without a brake) Lastly, can anyone provide me photo reference for date-appropriate "tracks"? Thanks so much!
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
A set 802 was produced for a few years. In the catalogs I've seen, it was always a set with only a circle of track, no straights. Tender would have been the smaller 1180 style, road name varied. it would have had two #86 coaches, again the name from overland flyer or a herald car. would have varied. Locomotive most likely a 100 without side rods, but hard to be sure. Early 20's through early 30's. Steve
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Re: Hafner Wind-up Set Question

Elgaucho ·
Thanks Steve. Plenty of info there. Currently, I’ve got the set-up like this, but I’m willing to alter it if it’s incorrect. That’s strange that it’s just a circle track but i can see how only 4-6 tracks could fit in the middle there.
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Nice, you just need track Steve
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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Mill City ·
Originally Posted by Southern Cresent: The skyscrapers are absolutely great. What an assortment of building kits . Any Anker kits represented in the large layout picture Mill City? Thanks, but the credit for the skyscrapers belongs to OGRR's own Alan Arnold. As evident, his layout is spectacular. My intent by including his photo was to illustrate how well Girder & Panel works with O gauge trains. I apologize for the confusion. Anker constructions are typically not glued with the intent...
 
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