FRENCHTRAINS posted:

Nice to see your work George, very well done !

I have repainted my Lionel 763e, not a perfect match but it will work for me.  Still have to find a matching tender, 2263w.

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Daniel

Thank you for the kind words Daniel, Dennis and Dave.

Daniel, that looks really nice. These engines look too realistic for tinplate.

After painting, how did you do the lettering on the back of the cab? It looks rubber stamped. Also, does this engine require T-rail track due to the scale flanged wheels? 

George

FRENCHTRAINS posted:

Nice to see your work George, very well done !

I have repainted my Lionel 763e, not a perfect match but it will work for me.  Still have to find a matching tender, 2263w.

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Daniel

That looks very good Daniel. The nice thing is I think the 2263 is less costly than the 2226 diecast tender.  Just curious, have you been able to locate a Scalecraft tender for your orher Hudson yet?

George S posted:

Thank you for the kind words Daniel, Dennis and Dave.

Daniel, that looks really nice. These engines look too realistic for tinplate.

After painting, how did you do the lettering on the back of the cab? It looks rubber stamped. Also, does this engine require T-rail track due to the scale flanged wheels? 

George

Thank you George,

The lettering is the original one I preserved and just masked before painting, of course there is a small difference of color but not too bad.

The engine runs very well on tinplate tracks but 072 curves are needed, the center wheel is flanged on the 763e.

Maybe too realistic for tinplate but Lionel sold it with 2800 tinplate freight and also 2600 passenger cars and with the vanderbilt tender.

Dennis Holler posted:
FRENCHTRAINS posted:

 

Nice to see your work George, very well done !

I have repainted my Lionel 763e, not a perfect match but it will work for me.  Still have to find a matching tender, 2263w.

Daniel

That looks very good Daniel. The nice thing is I think the 2263 is less costly than the 2226 diecast tender.  Just curious, have you been able to locate a Scalecraft tender for your orher Hudson yet?

Thanks Dennis, I will certainly find the tender on eBay or elsewhere and I prefer the 2263W for this engine, it will look nice with 2800 serie freight cars.

Still searching the Scale Craft tender.... i missed one on the bay recently, it will be certainly very hard to find one unfortunately. I tested the loco, it runs extremely smoothly, a great engine in regard of the manufacturing year, 1937. I just founded an original Scale Craft catalog recently, i would be happy to find some more pieces.

Any progress with you nice Marklin Pacific ?

Daniel

Joe Lyons posted:

This bridge just arrived today.

New Bridge

Very nice - what train is that on the bridge?

FRENCHTRAINS posted:
Dennis Holler posted:
FRENCHTRAINS posted:

 

Nice to see your work George, very well done !

I have repainted my Lionel 763e, not a perfect match but it will work for me.  Still have to find a matching tender, 2263w.

Daniel

That looks very good Daniel. The nice thing is I think the 2263 is less costly than the 2226 diecast tender.  Just curious, have you been able to locate a Scalecraft tender for your orher Hudson yet?

Thanks Dennis, I will certainly find the tender on eBay or elsewhere and I prefer the 2263W for this engine, it will look nice with 2800 serie freight cars.

Still searching the Scale Craft tender.... i missed one on the bay recently, it will be certainly very hard to find one unfortunately. I tested the loco, it runs extremely smoothly, a great engine in regard of the manufacturing year, 1937. I just founded an original Scale Craft catalog recently, i would be happy to find some more pieces.

Any progress with you nice Marklin Pacific ?

Daniel

I regret that the Marklin has been sitting for a while.  Honestly, I have so many open projects that I am struggling to close a few.  But I will keep at it.  Eventually, I will get to the Marklin.  Maybe part of my problem is that I need to decide to either clean it up or completely restore it!..

The train on the bridge is made up of a shorty GG-1 which was made by John Daniels and presented as a gift to Bob McCoy.  You can't see it in the picture, but on one said it says "McCoy" and on the other "Daniels".  I picked this up from Bonnie McCoy a few years ago and recently got it running with a motor from Ira Keeler.  It is basically a cut down version of the Daniels GG-1 with the same motor and same problems.

The baggage (Beaver Falls) and passenger cars (Linden Falls, Spruce Falls, Aspen Falls) are the MTH Tinplate Traditions 330 series PRR trains named after the waterfalls.  The catalog#s for the set and the extra coach are 10-1212-1  and 10-5023.  The baggage car # is 10-5080.

 

Dennis Holler posted:
FRENCHTRAINS posted:
Dennis Holler posted:
 

Thanks Dennis, I will certainly find the tender on eBay or elsewhere and I prefer the 2263W for this engine, it will look nice with 2800 serie freight cars.

Still searching the Scale Craft tender.... i missed one on the bay recently, it will be certainly very hard to find one unfortunately. I tested the loco, it runs extremely smoothly, a great engine in regard of the manufacturing year, 1937. I just founded an original Scale Craft catalog recently, i would be happy to find some more pieces.

Any progress with you nice Marklin Pacific ?

Daniel

I regret that the Marklin has been sitting for a while.  Honestly, I have so many open projects that I am struggling to close a few.  But I will keep at it.  Eventually, I will get to the Marklin.  Maybe part of my problem is that I need to decide to either clean it up or completely restore it!..

clean it up....glad I could help........

Well, another lot of cars and parts on the way.  11 bucks.  I just can never guess what will get bid on and what won't..  Good 261t, couple of 530's and a 629?? I might have the numbers reversed.  I had a 252 frame needing a cab so good there.....

  bunch of Lionel shells 11 bucks

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Nice! When the parts arrive take a hard look at the blue 150 series cab, kinda curious if that's the original color??

John H. Shetler posted:

Nice! When the parts arrive take a hard look at the blue 150 series cab, kinda curious if that's the original color??

Can do. I was assuming a repaint. Was there a version like this?

The 152 came in peacock and Mohave but never saw any originals up close to compare. Not sure but think a rare version of 150 in peacock with handrails was made? Too bad no carriages to help ID

Joe Lyons posted:

This bridge just arrived today.

New Bridge

Another guy who's picking up some of Arno's stuff! 

Cool shorty GG1 too (or maybe closer to a P5A Modified)

Jim

Joe Lyons posted:

The train on the bridge is made up of a shorty GG-1 which was made by John Daniels and presented as a gift to Bob McCoy.  You can't see it in the picture, but on one said it says "McCoy" and on the other "Daniels".  I picked this up from Bonnie McCoy a few years ago and recently got it running with a motor from Ira Keeler.  It is basically a cut down version of the Daniels GG-1 with the same motor and same problems.

The baggage (Beaver Falls) and passenger cars (Linden Falls, Spruce Falls, Aspen Falls) are the MTH Tinplate Traditions 330 series PRR trains named after the waterfalls.  The catalog#s for the set and the extra coach are 10-1212-1  and 10-5023.  The baggage car # is 10-5080.

 

I noticed it started life out as a Daniels, but really cool to know that it involved both Daniels and Bob McCoy. I remotored mine recently (still with two motors), adapting a couple of NWSL G gauge units and a Dallee reversing unit. Glides down the track.  But looks scared when next to my Gold Standard GG1 (which is about twice as long and an inch taller)!

Jim

Jim Waterman posted:
Joe Lyons posted:

This bridge just arrived today.

New Bridge

Another guy who's picking up some of Arno's stuff! 

Cool shorty GG1 too (or maybe closer to a P5A Modified)

Jim

I looked it up...unless I made a mistake it would be a P by wheel/axle count.

Hence the " 'lectric Pea" .

Pa5 might be closer than GG1 here but there were a bunch of similar shaped, but smaller prototypes that never made a second production.

OK, An ersatz P5a. Driver size is a little small. One of these days I want to build a more substantial one, but will probably stick with the Boxcab version.

Jim

Karl Bub O gauge clockwork 4-4-0 American Type steam loco. Missing the headlight, but runs great. These Karl Bub pieces seem to be very underappreciated, I think they're quite nice (and they seem to sell for modest prices compared to Marklin and Bing). I wonder what year this would have been from- is there a KBN book out there? Also attached is a picture of what I believe my missing headlight looks like- it has two pins that mount it into a pair of corresponding holes on the boiler. Doesn't look too hard to make, would be a good 3D print piece.

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This arrived yesterday to enhance the enjoyment of my weekend.  All of my pre-war tinplate is either Lionel or Marklin, and I’ve never been greatly excited by Hornby.  However here in Australia Hornby dominated the market, so there’s lots available.  I saw this signal box / switch tower and just had to have it!  It’s actually closer to a local prototype.

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I managed to straighten a few corners that were bent.  It looks like the roof has been removed at some point as one of the tabs is not inserted into the slot.  Now I have to decide whether to risk removing the roof again to fix the loose chimney and clean the inside.

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Guy

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John Smatlak posted:

Karl Bub O gauge clockwork 4-4-0 American Type steam loco. Missing the headlight, but runs great. These Karl Bub pieces seem to be very underappreciated, I think they're quite nice (and they seem to sell for modest prices compared to Marklin and Bing). I wonder what year this would have been from- is there a KBN book out there?

There is a catalog on Bub in the Schiffmann (German) series: http://www.schiffmann-verlag.d...erkataloge/Band9.php. I assume your locomotive is from around 1925, here is a simpler version: https://www.historytoy.com/Bub...w-catcher-locomotive.

Regards

Fred

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O Gauge Guy posted:

This arrived yesterday to enhance the enjoyment of my weekend.  All of my pre-war tinplate is either Lionel or Marklin, and I’ve never been greatly excited by Hornby.  However here in Australia Hornby dominated the market, so there’s lots available.  I saw this signal box / switch tower and just had to have it!  It’s actually closer to a local prototype.

 

I managed to straighten a few corners that were bent.  It looks like the roof has been removed at some point as one of the tabs is not inserted into the slot.  Now I have to decide whether to risk removing the roof again to fix the loose chimney and clean the inside.

 

Guy

Since it does not have a hinged roof this looks not like a prewar version (No 2E Signal Cabin), but like a postwar version (No 2 Signal Cabin) which was made with this orange roof colour from 1955-57. It is a nice accessory anyway, but as you can see on my (green roofed) version it does not like the sun.

Regards

Fred

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480px-Hornby_Signal_Cabin_No2_42,370_[MCat_1956)sncf231e posted:
O Gauge Guy posted:

This arrived yesterday to enhance the enjoyment of my weekend.  All of my pre-war tinplate is either Lionel or Marklin, and I’ve never been greatly excited by Hornby.  However here in Australia Hornby dominated the market, so there’s lots available.  I saw this signal box / switch tower and just had to have it!  It’s actually closer to a local prototype.

 

I managed to straighten a few corners that were bent.  It looks like the roof has been removed at some point as one of the tabs is not inserted into the slot.  Now I have to decide whether to risk removing the roof again to fix the loose chimney and clean the inside.

 

Guy

Since it does not have a hinged roof this looks not like a prewar version (No 2E Signal Cabin), but like a postwar version (No 2 Signal Cabin) which was made with this orange roof colour from 1955-57. It is a nice accessory anyway, but as you can see on my (green roofed) version it does not like the sun.

Regards

Fred

Thank you for this helpful information Fred.  Yes, the sun is doing some damage.  I've seen these with a red roof, a green roof and a blue roof - also an aqua-cyan roof, although maybe this one was faded.  From a 1935 and 1956 catalogue:

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Dennis Holler posted:

Is that the one from the Stout auction?   Your a madman!!!!!!!!!!   can't wait to see that one too.

I watched the prices from the stout auctions, particularly the Saturday one.  Too rich for my blood right now.  I but in a handful of low ball offers hoping something would stick but no luck.  It seemed like almost everything was selling way above estimate, especially the paper items.  The 763E's available looked great, but right now one of the cars I drive is worth less than the selling price!

Interesting to review history of some of these items as they are unique enough to see a history of selling. This layout at one time had the original box and sold around $3600and then another one sold for $4800. I felt the high estimate of $1200 was LOW, as were many presale estimates but that is part of the auction psychology. If pre sale estimate too high then why bid. O feel what I paid was fair especially as the auction is close enough for me to drive up and pick up my self, and this is another one that will need some refurbishment!

Tunnel is challenge here but I am thinking about making an internal support out of Celastic to reestablish strength and allow patching of felt. These later mountains are a much simpler coloration of primarily a dark brown with some green paint and grass. Will clean track in tunnel through access hole and portals and get it back up and running!! H2651-L150607794H2651-L150607784

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jhz563 posted:
Dennis Holler posted:

Is that the one from the Stout auction?   Your a madman!!!!!!!!!!   can't wait to see that one too.

I watched the prices from the stout auctions, particularly the Saturday one.  Too rich for my blood right now.  I but in a handful of low ball offers hoping something would stick but no luck.  It seemed like almost everything was selling way above estimate, especially the paper items.  The 763E's available looked great, but right now one of the cars I drive is worth less than the selling price!

I have won items in three Stout auctions this year. Yes, the prices seem a little high, but I am buying items that don't show up on eBay very often. Sometimes you need to pay for rarity or condition. Also, I figure, this being an auction, that the item was worth about what I was willing to pay, or maybe the bid amount just before mine. 

I'll post pictures of my recent winnings when they arrive.

George

Daughter and son in law ordered this on Zulily. Came on sat in a huge box. About the size of a train set. When they opened the box  They were just as surprised as I was because when my daughter ordered it she thought it was gonna be a little tiny thing and it's about the size of a regular street sign and it actually is a little rustic it's pretty cool look in. I wanna do pay them for it and she said dad don't worry about it it was only 8 bucks! Score!!

Joe Gozzo

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