Buy anything cool lately?

These showed up today.  It is a 1935 version with thick nickel rim drivers and all the other 1935 specific details. In the past I had picked up two complete sets to restore (both had already been repainted once) and more recently I landed a rough but original set of the 1936 Red Comet cars with the red belly pans.  I was really surprised by how clean this most recent set is  I'll deal with the wheels and make every attempt to use thick nickel rim wheels.  It's kind of funny that lately, I've made a real effort to choose nicer original stuff versus stuff to restore.  I have been surprised by how seemingly easy it is too, it's more of change in outlook and direction than anything I guess.  Anyway sorry for the babble, here are a few pics of the set.

 

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This 1939 version of the Gunmetal 265E also showed up today.  The motor runs so silky smooth it's incredible.  The engine is not perfect, I think it actually took a header on the nose as it is/was slightly pushed in.  I still need to work on that part a bit.  The diecast wheels are perfect on this one as is the cab.  It's not quite as nice as the 1940 version 265E I also recently picked up but it will stay I think.  You can see them both in the second pic, the nicer one is to the rear.  You can kind of see what I mean about the newest one having a tweeked nose.  We can get her fixed up though!

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Scored this K-line S2 for $28.00. My second to go with a B&O Chessie version. My K-line collection is starting to surpass my Lionel's. Also have two MP-15's (PRR, LIRR), and a PRR Plymouth.

Bob

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bigtruckpete posted:
Jushavnfun posted:

I found these on EBay.  I had loads of fun with them 50 years ago.  I'm going to use them for a steel mill I'm building 20170707_145047

Great find! I had the set on the left as a kid. Turns out I still have it!! My Mom has it in a basement storage room...but not for long!! 

I plan on spray painting the blue beams a rust color so I can stage a new sky scraper building scene. 

I too had the set on the left as a kid!! Wow! What a great find! Brings back memories!

Engines of any sort, steam, diesel or electric are just fascinating pieces of equipment.

hey Matt and Bruce, congratulations on the sale. Did Bruce ask you to triple pack this monster of an engine, I told him that would be wise in making the deal.  I am glad everyone is happy and Yes, it likes broad curves, 099 and up. My layout allows this engine to really stretch out and roll. Happy Railroading and thanks for the pictures.....WOW!

hey Matt, that's usually good enough, but, I recommend taking that factory packaging and placing it in a larger carton with lots of plastic peanuts for insured no damage.  I am glad all was well. I have seen this big engines come through the inner Styrofoam.... Take care.

Larry, Ive shipped a few trains and this shipped in all the factory packaging. I was good enough to get it to my house and it was good enough to get it to Bruce.

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I love my trains!!!

 

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Hey Matt, I know you are a great packer, and I am seriously not making issues with this, I am saying, this is how I pack these engines for long journeys. I sent my VL Big Boy to a friend for some tweaking, it came back with the number boards bent a little. We just tweaked them right back to correct position. Thanks for responding, it's just the way I ship....I did receive my Southern SD45 High hood Diesel...IMG_8729

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   Im trying to recall the name of the guy that that a few years ago, had posted some nice photography of a similar metal building kit from the tinplate era. El Gaucho?

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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Bought this 22 years ago, does this qualify as lately.  Just uncovered it yesterday cleaning up the basement. It still works!!!.20170726_154014

I trust you know their history, with their popularity of decades ago coming to a quick end when it was discovered how easily they were tipped over, causing quick fires, given their highly flammable liquid contents (kerosene ?) .

frankm

Picked this McCOY STANDARD SCALE 1971 17th TCA NATIONAL CONVENTION CAR up on eBay.
Nice condition, no box, but that is OK for the price I paid
Just another one help finish the TCA National Convention car collection.
This series is only 16 cars.

RonH

Don't Junk it, Make it Work!

 

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Dennis Holler posted:

I came home to this really cool 1941 Scale-Craft tank car kit.  It's an all diecast tank and frame.  Can't wait to put it together when I get time. I managed to be the only bidder at $9.99 on this one, I got lucky!

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Dennis, you have confirmed my suspicions! I have 2 of these built up that I acquired somewhere/somehow! You may have increase support on your road bed as they are supper heavy!!  

Playing with Trains since 1948

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Tom weaver posted:
Dennis Holler posted:

I came home to this really cool 1941 Scale-Craft tank car kit.  It's an all diecast tank and frame.  Can't wait to put it together when I get time. I managed to be the only bidder at $9.99 on this one, I got lucky!

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Dennis, you have confirmed my suspicions! I have 2 of these built up that I acquired somewhere/somehow! You may have increase support on your road bed as they are supper heavy!!  

Yes, as they say, it is a Doorstop!  I have another one that needs restored.

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Steamboy,

Hmmm...I'm not sure about that. I have never seen a 2RL to know.  On a hopper, as long as it couples and the wheel flanges stay on the track, I wouldn't think it matters.  The coupler sure looks like a 3-rail one and not a Kadee size, though I am told you can couple Kadees to 3-rail oversized couplers.  Please share with us when you receive the hopper.

 

Myles,

You are so right about the delicate details.  I do not have any of their engines, but I can imagine working on one care must be given.

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