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'20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Elgaucho ·
In the process of building a complete toy-like "tin" layout, inspired by old 1920's/30's NYC/Chicago "EL" trains.  The layout will consist of old tin toy parts from that era as well like Gilbert Erector girders, Bilt E-Z construction tin pieces...
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GGD Budd Slumbercoaches have arrived

BigJohn&theWork ·
The 2 NYC budd Slumbercoaches I ordered from Golden Gate Depot arrived today. They are incredible models and I am very happy with them. I have included a few pictures and a video of them running on my layout...  http://youtu.be/xbVol59LRrk    
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Re: Lionel Empire State Express Century Club II Passenger Cars

leapinlarry ·
This is a very nice looking set. I have the set complete with engine, also the complete Century Club 2 Collection....These are well worth searching FOR...There should be some of these sets out there. Happy New Year and keep us posted....
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Re: Lionel Empire State Express Century Club II Passenger Cars

TakeTheATrain ·
Thanks...I also have the 38000 engine/tender and it's great looking. Would be nice to complete the set with the original Lionel 18' cars, but also like the k-line 15' or 18' cars too.
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Jeff2035 ·
After MWAX516 gets his, if anyone has another set, I would like a complete set also.
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Re: MTH RK NYC E8 PS1 to TMCC

GGG ·
Yes if you want TMCC. A PS-3 upgrade kit if you want DCS. G
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Re: NYC decals for Lionel PW 6462 gondola

Ed Walsh ·
Dave, I did check their listings but couldn't find any. I did send them an email asking about the NYC decals in case I missed them. Thanks, Ed
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Re: NYC decals for Lionel PW 6462 gondola

Steamer ·
not sure if you tries one of our sponsors... http://www.lbrenterprisesllc.com/page07.html
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NYC decals for Lionel PW 6462 gondola

Ed Walsh ·
I have 5 - 6462 style PW gondolas that I want to repaint and re-letter to NYC scheme. Some of the gondolas are red, blue and some are Lionel Lines. I would like to make them all black, or brown with NYC lettering. I have tried all the usual folks listed in the forum source list for decals but have come up short. I know there are companies that will make custom decals but I am guessing each set of decals would probably be more expensive than just buying a NYC gondola in black or brown. Any...
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MTH RK NYC E8 PS1 to TMCC

christhetrainguy09 ·
Hello All,   I have a MTH E8 AA set  (30-2140-1)  with the matching B unit (30-2140-3) the AA units feature 2 flywheel motors. Would the Cruise Commander from Electric RR Company be the correct fit for the upgrade?     Thanks
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Re: Need to ID this set: looking for a challenge?

John Clifford ·
The couplers look like Lionel. The sticker on the bottom also looks like Lionel. The roofs look unfamiliar to me though. John.
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Re: Need to ID this set: looking for a challenge?

jsrfo ·
The cars were most likely Lionel 607's and 608's in peacock paint, and have been heavily modified. Those cars had plain roofs and there never was a baggage car.
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Lionel Empire State Express Century Club II Passenger Cars

TakeTheATrain ·
Hi - looking to buy the 18' aluminum passenger cars that came with the 38000 ESE century club II engine. If anyone has and looking to sell please touch base. Thanks!!  looking for: 4 pack of Extruded Aluminum NYC Empire State Express Passenger Cars (6-29173), the 2 Pack  (6-29178) Passenger Cars, and 18 inch Stations Sounds Diner "George Clinton"
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Need to ID this set: looking for a challenge?

cdtluna ·
Hello team, I had posted this on the classic O gauge forum and I was recommended to move it this this forum. I have both a Penn and NYC passenger set. Folks over at the other forum say its a lionel with custum paint?  any ideas?
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scale drawings for NYC Budd cars

ChainsawCHARL1E ·
I have a copy of the "Passenger Car Library, Volume 2", which includes the Empire State Express and other NYC Budd cars, but the floor plans are not properly dimensioned, the sideviews are just sketches, and there are no drawings or sketches for the ends, roof, or undersides. Can anyone direct me to a repository of Budd drawings which would be useful for building scale models? Thanks.
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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Southern Crescent 2 ·
The skyscrapers are absolutely great. What an assortment of building kits . Any Anker kits represented in the large layout picture Mill City?
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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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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Elgaucho ·
Made more an oval track now and flying my surprisingly still strong Hafner locos! Check out the videos also. Enjoy! https://www.flickr.com/photos/ariville/15382956974/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/ariville/
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Elgaucho ·
Getting my American Flyer Coach Cars and Bing foot bridge in on the display.. This is getting a little addictive. Sorry folks! https://www.flickr.com/photos/...le/with/15850825867/
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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Elgaucho ·
Built (*E-Z) this up last night based off a sketch I had done yesterday. A suburban platform for my 0 gauge clockworks that'll run below my elevated tracks. Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...le/with/15648622748/
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suzukovich ·
I checked out you link. What you have is pretty cool. I like the look and look forward to seeing your finished layout.
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Elgaucho ·
Thanks so much! Here's a drawing of the layout when finished. I will add a simple oval clockwork track with "country side" sceney to this as well. https://www.flickr.com/photos/...8915/in/photostream/
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Mill City ·
I just spent an enjoyable hour roaming your flickr site, you have a marvelous toy collection. I also collect architectural building toys and own several Bilt-E-Z sets. However, I was surprised that you didn't have an Anker Stone set in your collection. In case you don't know of them, here's a picture of couple sets. I look forward to updates on the 'El layout.
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Putnam Division ·
Very cool! Peter
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Murnane ·
Love the layout and the flickr pics are incredible!
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jay jay ·
Very unique and cool!
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Spence ·
Very nice.
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leavingtracks ·
I love this!! Jon...I didn't know that you collected architectural building sets...I do too!! I have a nice collection of the old Bilt-E-Z sets and thought that some day I would use them to build a large skyscraper for my layout....something kind of different. Alan
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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Elgaucho ·
Thanks everyone!! To be honest, I don't own ALL the toys on my Flickr site. Some are simply reference photos from catalogs or the internets. I look to really old toys for inspiration and catalog images helps me in that. I love the whimsicalness of old tin/wood toys. Jon, I DO own one Anchor Set (*#4) and have several original manuals with cut-out figures and scenery pages. I love how these simple sets (along w/Erector and Bilt EZ) could spark a kids imagination to "build" something. They...
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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Elgaucho ·
*Basicly, any photo that looks like a photo taken in an apartment(*or with scenery) is mine. Anything that looks too polished or an "auction page" photo, is not mine (*But wished is was
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Elgaucho ·
*To the "realists & purists" out there though… I know this sort of "shape" of a layout isn't correct with regards to old Chicago/NYC transit plans. But with the little space I have and preferring more cute and toy-like esthetics, I'm happy with a simple figure-8 Thanks everyone again for checking out my photos.
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moderneraSG ·
I love your vintage toys and the way you display them. Also the fact that you show them in operation is a bonus. Plus you have one of my favorite old toys, the Schoenhut Battleship set, I've got a set as well. I also had the Highway Police Chase set as a kid.... many hours of fun! ARNO
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Elgaucho ·
Thanks Arno! Yea, funny how when I first saw the Police Chase Game for sale on Ebay.. it brought so many good childhood memories. Now looking at it, it was so fragile and simple!! It was a nostalgic find indeed!
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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Mill City ·
Originally Posted by Elgaucho: Jon, I DO own one Anchor Set (*#4) and have several original manuals with cut-out figures and scenery pages. I love how these simple sets (along w/Erector and Bilt EZ) could spark a kids imagination to "build" something. They also have significant historical significance with the times. I haven't met a building toy that I didn't like. Anchor, or more correctly, Anker, with it's patent date of 1885, outdates most mass produced toys and continues to be...
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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Mill City ·
Originally Posted by leavingtracks: Jon...I didn't know that you collected architectural building sets...I do too!! I have a nice collection of the old Bilt-E-Z sets and thought that some day I would use them to build a large skyscraper for my layout....something kind of different. Alan Alan, why aren't I surprised that we share similar inflictions. I have only 3 mint Bilt-E-Z set in my collection that I found at a Holiday show in Wheaton, Ill., some 25-years ago. Among other things. I also...
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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Elgaucho ·
Jon, I envy your large collection of contruction toys! If I had that many though, Id never leave the house!! Haha!! Besides building your own, I love Ankers Manuals. Such beautiful Victorian illustrations. Im a drawer by trade.
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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

trainroomgary ·
Well done. Gary Cheers from Michigan
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Brian Olson ·
The 1935 Popular Science article was a little vague on who built this wonderful layout. A little research discovered Mr. Louis V. Azzopardi was the builder. He began construction of this all-brass elevated railway in 1934.
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electroliner ·
Very cool..different in a good way.
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Adriatic ·
Incredible stuff on your link, kept me busy for hours chasing memories and ideas. Ever see "Brewsters Millions"? Im confident you could create the room Id want to die in . Your style, and photography is captivating. Thanks to you my eyes will be peeled for tin sqares at swapmeets & fleamarkets . I would clear room for Bilt EZ panel buildings anytime!
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wild mary ·
WOW!!!! That's some really cool stuff. Just when I thought I had everything I ever wanted I see this. Maybe a new adventure is about to begin for me. Thanks everyone for posting to this topic.
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Elgaucho ·
Wonderful bridges Chris! Do you construct them? Unfortunately I don't construct my own scenery but I use old tin toys from my collection to help decorate a scene. Brian, that article was amazing! Old Popular Science magazines are a WELL of information and "inspiration" for future layouts and general "toy construction" as well. One of my loves with old antique toys are the "construction" toys themselves. They get my mind racing with ideas with what to build with them!(haha) Another...
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Chris.obridge ·
Elgaucho Thought you might like and close but different look
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leavingtracks ·
Jon...thanks so much my friend!! AND...WOW, several THOUSAND POUNDS!! Holy cow, I can see why you may have a few words to say when you have to move!! You and I are going to have to talk soon...looks like we are kindred spirits! Alan
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Re: '20's Inspired NYC/Chicago "EL" Layout

Elgaucho ·
Brief Update! I installed a running oval track around my city layout. Running a couple of Hafner Loco's w/Bub & AF coach cars. Added a couple of my favourite tinplate windups from the 20's to add scenery (*Marx Whee- Whiz Auto Race and Strauss Knockout Boxers) I love the sounds tinplate windups give! Such a hard, hitting the rails kinda grittiness. I got 4 new videos on my Youtube. Please enjoy. Photo and Video Links: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...le/with/15576519687/...
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leavingtracks ·
Love it!! Alan
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suzukovich ·
That's cool.
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Mill City ·
Very fun.
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Re: scale drawings for NYC Budd cars

PRR Man ·
you may want to contact the New York Central System Historical Society with your question. http://nycshs.org/
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Re: MTH Premier NYC 0-4-0 or 0-6-0 steam switcher

Modelrailroader ·
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