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.
....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...
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.
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!
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...
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
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
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...
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?
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
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!)
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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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