Anyone owner of a rare/obscure train?

Fatman posted:

And tho not "rare" I shall throw in a slightly "uncommon " Bandai aerotrain ....

 

I am actually looking for the battery/control station for this so if anyone has a cute little tin building that takes "D" sized batteries and has  AERO STATION  emblazoned on it that they wish to be rid of, let me know

I believe I have several but it would take some time to pull them out of cold storage.

They used the same battery station in the Bandai Atomic train but the litho just says station. aerotrain set in blue w box

. atomic set w box atomic set w box Have better-looking engine too but I would have to test to see if it runs. 

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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F86F3A9A-E821-4D8D-9BF0-B152606D3DEABetter shot showing two versions of box can electric by Ives (yellow and maroon) and Lionel-Ives box can as well. Lionel lines stamped Ives style passenger cars to the right and the orange cars are the lionel 600 navy special cars with weighted 4U loco

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Seems this Karl Bub 2nd 3rd passenger coach with moving curtains and passengers is relatively rare.

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supposed to mate with this trolley, which I am still seeking. I have several passenger-less trolleys that are almost identical.

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Have only seen one other of this Fandor Bier wagon.

bier boxcar

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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Jim O'C posted:

I believe I have several but it would take some time to pull them out of cold storage.

They used the same battery station in the Bandai Atomic train but the litho just says station. aerotrain set in blue w box

. atomic set w box atomic set w box Have better-looking engine too but I would have to test to see if it runs. 

Marvellous offer @Jim O'C but unless its a spare one just hanging about I certainly wouldn't bugger/break up a set for you

While I highly doubt these are rare can anyone shed some light on these? The Santa Fe and the Ebax tanker scream of Marx, the former seems like it was handmade and the later I’ve never found/seen742E295A-4234-4FE0-8DED-B79801B73B0A4080D9A8-9420-48C2-A54E-895D7F1A8783

This one below I got from my Pop as well. It’s wheels fit perfectly on HO track so definitely has that 16mm Gauge. However, in terms of scale it appears smaller than the HO I have. It has the Deutsche Reichsbahn Golden ‘dog’ Head on it, but not the Eagle logo of the time during the Weimer Republic48D4592A-E4EC-4344-BB31-6DF9B47BE37C53938C46-7A80-4824-8C16-CAAC89738868

This last one sparked my love of prewar European tin toy trains and accessories. Has the “Int. Reg. TRADE MARK” then the sideways “BW” followed by “Made in Germany” on the top of both sides. No marking/imprint underneath. 4 Brass handle doors that all open, 2 bagge doors which open. Marked 10 565. What throws me off is the roof having those(forgive my vocab) ‘knobs’ unlike other Bing products. Couplers are also different. Very possible someone switched the roof and couplers but it’s just such a nice piece.AA818C72-2767-479E-B1B4-C70331DFCF39

coupler, chassis and wheels comparison. I got it for a cheaper price than the Bing UK Market SR freight car on the right(different sellers). I think it may be the 1931 German Market Passenger version? Not sure though. image

Any and all help is appreciated. Haven’t posted in the tinplate forum before so I’ll introduce myself-  obviously don’t feel the need to read this ha: I’m 27, loved toy trains as a kid from about ages 3 to 9 so I obtained a couple back in the 1990s(mainly HO but some O gauge). My dad always collected O so that’s what I gravitated towards, when my grandfather(aka my Pop) passed 2 years ago- we’d go “junking(yardsaling)” on Saturday’s when I was a kid all the time. About 8 months ago my Grammy started talking about selling off his “stuff” if no one started taking any, I took the responsibility of going through(and still am) vast antique collection to distribute it fairly to my family. Discovered some neat train stuff which rekindled my enjoyment of toy trains, broke out a transformer, and I think you guys can assume the rest!

Sincerely and with thanks,

 

steve

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   I might have been the recipient of the largest postwar Space-race X set. I think some phone number records might clear it up and my story explains why "Automotive" is the name..it was picked up. We just didn't know who at the plant was going to grab it for us...to give to a other guy, and maybe a third or forth,....to drop it at our VFW.... cause thats how goodwilled, helpful, willing to catch your back, and just downright all-around honest folks used to be...  

 Rarer though, is an old smoker.

   I found my grandmother's Marx Commodore Vanderbilt set buried in a family carriage house's dirt floor where is sat for 25-45years. Story times it as bought in 36, somewhere between Kingsville Ont. and Detoit, so maybe a Canadian Marx?

    It had a CV oil tender, caboose & 8-10 freight cars in the set,  Some of the cars were literally rust piles some, 4 total, survived. The motor was saved but the deep rust was too aggressive progressing along the shell, and it needed an acid dip & repaint eventually.  But....

   The bulb reached perfectly to the opening under the welded headlight visor. You couldn't unscrew it, it wouldn't fit out though the hole. You had to remove the shell to remove the bulb ,.....  and if you ever notice, Marx headlamp sockets spin on thier mounts when the bulb bottoms out.... that allowed the bulb's divit to always rotate to be on top ... I thought this was all logical design; a great plan right down to the spinning socket.

 It had the  plated plated domes/ and stack; riveted tab & slot couplers; copper badging; and a "side divit" smoke bulb and "ram air" housing using the headlight opening as an air scoop.

   I ignorantly popped the hot bulb with cool smoke fluid. I never found a record of a bulb like it.   The "ductworks"  two interlocking halfs turned to rust dust on a shelf; the oil couldn't really save them. The year(s) in "mud" by the thinner metals let rust set too deep along the thin surfaces to do any good.

    I bring it up every now & then so folks will keep an eye out, there were many Marx tin, but I've never heard of another Marx with smoke bulb.

  If it was a "modification", as has been suggested. I'd guess it was done at a high end store vs a hobby store. Great Gramps wasn't afraid to pay for customizers of any type, but he was"old money"; not a hobby shop type man. It sure didn't show signs of being handcrafted. It's two halves looked die cut and press bent to me...and I've done that kind of work myself.  

 

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"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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StevefromPA posted:

While I highly doubt these are rare can anyone shed some light on these? The Santa Fe and the Ebax tanker scream of Marx, the former seems like it was handmade and the later I’ve never found/seen742E295A-4234-4FE0-8DED-B79801B73B0A4080D9A8-9420-48C2-A54E-895D7F1A8783


steve

Definitely Marx repaints. Very cool.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Fatman posoted:

Definitely not rare ... I have several .....

 

 

 

Runs away giggling .....

Rare enough that I've posted on it numerous times here, and on a other forums, and only ever gotten the response that it was an unknown or home spun.

Is there literature you can point to?

I'd really like land another with smoke, or the parts. The loco is special to me.

If you're just lauging at a "rare" CV?...I get it, but my hopes are insisting I play straight man; Do you really have examples?  A bulb source or refernce number? A picture!<<(would be awsome) A tracing? (I had one, can't find it..no bulb either) .... admission its a joke! please... I have Asperergers and Im only seeing this as serious... I need more clues if it isnt 

The same goes for deciding rare or obscure, Ive been looking for another for a decade... not finding it, so it seems rare (to me at least). Most folk never hearing of it, so seems obscure too.

If the art or explaination needed to be better, just say so. It's two interlocking, perforated sheetmetal halves with a tube of batting .

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





Adriatic,

On my computer your photos are not visible.  The IMAGE NOT FOUND message is present.  I think the smiles and giggles are because that message is not rare. It has nothing to do with your photo.  I interpret the comments that have been made as gentle teasing. Please try to post the photos again.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

                                                             

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