We will start with Postwar Pennsy Paradise, specifically this #681 Pennsy Turbine hauling coal and oil, puffing smoke rings in my basement this morning: Don't you love the smell of the smoke from those smoke pellets? I think I'm addicted to it! LOL Here, you can share your Passion for Anything Postwar. Arnold
Thanks to Franktrain. now I know that Postwar double-headed 44 tonners can pull long trains, slow and smooth: I can't believe after having these trains for over 50 years that I never double-headed these engines before. And they have strong Magnetraction.
EL84 fun - now we’re talking! I’m an accumulator of tubes (Dynakit/Dynaco MK IV amps, my son has a Fender Blues Jr amp) - he’s using different EL84s he’s been gifted (Mullard, GE, RCA, Tungsram) and a nice RCA 7025 for the preamp section. As for postwar my AMT/KMT collection and Lionel trains are tucked away in tubs - I’ll dig some out to put under one of our Christmas trees.
How hard is it to service these winches? I have 11 on my layout that need servicing, so debating paying an expert $20/pop, or doing it myself. I'm working full time right now, so time is at a premium in my life. Thoughts?
MTN Time to open the tubs and have at it. Nice that your son has the Blues Jr.--they are very popular. I have often thought about the Dynacos and their brethren but don't know enough to take the plunge. Haven't found any vintage EL 84s for my amps powered as such but have had good luck with Brimar, Hytron and RCA for 6v6 amps. Fendermain
So many of us share interests. I play Charvels and Kramer’s from 1987. My amp is a 1974 Marshall superlead mode by Dave Friedman played through a 1971 Marshall cab. I play every Sunday morning at church. I’m building a 12x25 shelf layout with pw diesels and scale rolling stock. I’ll get some pictures up by Saturday.
Fendermain, Maybe a Cathedral! Superlead =100 watts of crunch possibly with 4X 12 cab, could possibly be some floydrose overdrive ecstasy and fretboard tapping! Hi there Guitarmike, glad you get to play ever Sunday. Also, send photos when you can, we dig shelf layouts. thanks. leroof
Guitarmike..Leroof..tried to do an edit from an old tablet=bad juju. Anyway, Superlead mega cool and mega loud..need big spaces for those. I had a Marshall 1987x but it was too much for my hearing impaired self. Low wattage for me now. Guitarmike we look forward to your pics. Fendermain
I have NOS EL84s from Amperex/Philips versions from Holland, Canada, France and a few I’ve probably forgotten, Mullard, Brimar, RCA, GE, Sylvania, Tung-Sol, Westinghouse, Matsush*ta, Telam, Siemens, and EI stockpiled (lots still out there, the hunt never ends). My sons amp can get flavored in a number of different ways. Dynaco amps are great because you get any parts you need for them - Sunn used the MK-III 60 watt mono amp in their early amps. I have a Maxi digital tester for power tubes...
I can't believe how many of us on this Forum are into guitars, amps and O Gauge trains! I have a Martin classical nylon string with a pick up installed (I think Willie Nelson did the same thing) and a Guild acoustic steel string, but no electric guitars. Wouldn't it be nice for us train and music lovers to someday get together with Neil Young?
MTN Sounds like you are a tube meister. How do you source them? Last time I bought NOS was from a dealer... KCA I believe. I had a Sunn Solarus back in the day...60 watts EL34 as I recall...don't know if it was MK-III powered. Have fun with the PW trains. Fendermain
One of my favorite Rock and Roll electric guitarists is Robbie Krieger of The Doors. He could also do flamenco (Spanish Caravan). Last year I posted a train video on this Forum with LA Woman playing in the background.
Auctions, estate sales, word of mouth - I’ve done a lot of research and know how to identity tubes (brand name printed on a tube doesn’t ensure that they made the tube) - as a hobby goes it’s taken a lot of work to get where I am.
Fendermain, I received a crate full of postwar stuff a colleague's childhood trains, all postwar and worn! But I like to fix and renovate stuff. A 2046 is one of the items that will go to the bench for rehab. I had to air out the stuff and it had been in a garage since the early seventies un run in this crate. As it was raining and I couldn't bring it in due to mold allergies in my wife and daughter I had to keep it out until I did a remedial de molding process. a couple more photos to come.
On the left is a recently acquired postwar NYC 6464-125...$50.00 on ebay in very good condition. I had one when I was a kid and it was my favorite car. When getting back into the hobby in the early 1990s I did not want to cough up the $100.00 plus for one. Instead I bought the 16236 Lionel Mt. Clemens Mich. produced model on the right for about $30.00. Life is good...both are nice to have. Fendermain
It aint much, but these are my little pieces of Postwar Paradise. I first got into Postwar Lionel when I volunteered at a train show (needed hours for school) in San Antonio in 2016? I think. I met a guy selling postwar and I helped sell some stuff to local patrons including a Bucyrus Erie, a scout starter set and a few other things. At the end of the day I got my first Postwar from him, a 1949 6465 Tank car along with the original box. The next two PWs were eBay purchases, a 6468-1 B&O...
So true. For me the post-war simplicity is so relaxing. As a carpenter, I am and always was a stickler for detail and preciseness. The simplicity of post-war Lionel trains takes me into my own little world. Away from the stress of dealing with clients and $$$$$
Personally I kinda am a stickler for both details and simplicity. I like the traditional line because it allows me to transport myself to the fantasy world of Lionelville USA but the stickler for details because one day that little bar saying "BUILT BY LIONEL/SKU NUMBER" will eventually become too bothersome for me.
Around 30 years ago while I was assigned to a location just outside Philly, I encountered a 2344C NYC "B" unit at a hobby shop for a very cheap price. Knowing that the B is more rare than the A units I picked it up with the expectation that I would eventually buy the AA to go with it. Well, life intervenes as we all know and that never happened but I carried that B around through 8 or 9 more moves and just this October, for my birthday, my wife bought me the matching AA units. They run like...
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