Trainlover160 posted:

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

Cool, Joe.  Looks legit!

MikeH

George S 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.

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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

George,

 What a beautiful job on the engine.  I was just getting use the idea that you made the door for the Box car that came out really nice.

 I have always wanted to get one of these what is it happy running on 54 or 0 72?

Joe Gozzo

 

 

 

Hi Joe, it if's like the modern 783/785's it'll run on 042 if you swap the front truck for the later non scale version otherwise Lionel would say 072.  I do remember reading an article in CTT where a modeler did some experimentation and determined he could get his to run on something like 063 ..... but that is not verified.

The large front wheels are one of the main problems though.

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

I managed to find this American flyer 510 Prewar diecast  MP stock car on ebay in the n scale listings. I assume because of where I found it, I was lucky to get it for 8.99 as it looks to be in pretty good shape.  This is normally  a pretty tough car to find in good shape.  The funny part is that it was listed as an Atlas  MP 510 stock car.

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A work in process, but it will be a super smooth Unique Art Litho Rock Island diesel set when done. For now I’ll live with a rather large height difference between the power unit and the dummy. UA used drivers about the size of 200 series wheels.

Steve

 

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Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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A work in process, but it will be a super smooth Unique Art Litho Rock Island diesel set when done. For now I’ll live with a rather large height difference between the power unit and the dummy. UA used drivers about the size of 200 series wheels.

Steve

 

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Great idea, Steve, maybe power both units!
Jim

Jim Waterman

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Custom Built Standard Gauge

 

Dennis Holler posted:

Was $40 too much?  2035, 2055, 249E... junk stuff  but hey...  I'll be curious to see if they pack this mess carefully enough to keep from breaking any of those perfect marker lights on the postwar locos....

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Hey Dennis, I would be interested in that  squared off tender if the shell is in good shape

John

Dennis I gave $30 for a box of 2025/2035 stuff at a show last winter. I had one together and running an hour after I got home. The other had a couple damaged drivers, and some missing rods, but otherwise complete. I'd say you got the shaft..........

Dave

 

 

 

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Steamer posted:

Dennis I gave $30 for a box of 2025/2035 stuff at a show last winter. I had one together and running an hour after I got home. The other had a couple damaged drivers, and some missing rods, but otherwise complete. I'd say you got the shaft..........

I figured that would be the case. 😂 that’ll be the benchmark. If two locos will work, maybe I win 😎

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Choo Choo Charlie posted:

 

This is a Marx 35461 Pacific Fruit Express tinplate car I picked up earlier this year at local Hobby shop for $8.  I needed another Marx car for my Marx 999 tinplate set that had more color than my plane brown box car that came with the set.

Charlie

 

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It’s not like I really like those, only have 20 of them. 

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

An update on my recently arrived Lionel standard gauge "Baby State" set- I successfully changed out the two bad wheels on the locomotive using my Home Depot wheel puller for removing the warped wheels (acquired thanks to a tip here on the forum https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...d-gauge-wheel-puller) and finished cleaning it up- it runs and looks great. The most interesting thing about it for me is the construction of the 318E locomotive; it is one of the "Build-a-Loco" family and has a bus bar that connects the lights to the power chassis- no wires, very neat. The spring-loaded pin that makes the connection between the bus bar and the power unit is also incorporated into the pickup plate, an arrangement that proved troublesome for Lionel (and was replaced) as heat degraded the spring over time and the contact became flaky- I have a steam loco that had this problem until I replaced the pickup plate assembly).

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Joe Lyons posted:

Steve,

I was watching one of your older YouTube videos the other day and it looks like you also have the market cornered on Marx 6 inch Red Bogota and Montclair coaches. 

 

I pulled those from a number of sets for that video. Being as they are four wheel, all those sets are gone. CP Bob bought the last set.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

O Gauge Guy posted:
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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.

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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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The holiday weekend provided some time to check another project off the list- adding a light to my Hornby Signal Cabin. Not sure if Hornby ever did this with this particular accessory, but the lever frame inside needed lighting! The socket and wire were secured in place with bits of hot glue, so it is easily reversible should a future owner of the piece not want to have it. For more details on the lever frame inside, see my post of 8/7/18: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...16#80551019625758116 Now I just need to find the tower operator figure to go inside!

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A work in process, but it will be a super smooth Unique Art Litho Rock Island diesel set when done. For now I’ll live with a rather large height difference between the power unit and the dummy. UA used drivers about the size of 200 series wheels.

Steve

 

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The transplant is done. 

 

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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Well Dave was right although I didn’t realize it myselfe at the time. Daniel and I made a trade, Scale craft K4 and some cars for the Erector Hudson. This forum really is great. Neither of us mentioned $$ once. It was simple, Daniel saw my interest in it and offered it up. I remembered he had mentioned he’d like to find a Scalecraft K4 and so I offered one back and the deal was done simple as that. Here it is after I opened it up. It’s a big project to be sure, but man is it cool. 😁 we new it was missing a few parts, a big one is the firebox wrapper but I think I can make one from brass or sheet metal for now. I may start a thread for this since I’ve never seen one on here as well. Couldn’t happen without Daniel’s generosity, I hope we can meet some day face to face. I promiss I’ll get the K4 in shape and over to you as quickly as I can.

 

Hi Dennis, 

Nice to see it at home now and very pleased you like it. Shipping has been fast, just a week to arrive from France to USA is fine.

You will have a lot of work to do on that baby but i think it is one more great project.... It will need some time to do it but it is relatively simple i think. Please post a trade it would be great to see the progress on the restoration.

Now ...... you will have to talk to Dave about his commission,  0+0 = 0   No money, sorry for you.

For the K4, no urgency at all i have also some projects running, more or less fast ....

Enjoy the return in your country of that hudson, and next trip in USA maybe i will do a visit...

All my best wishes,  Daniel

 

overlandflyer posted:

vines are much more believable as scale timber than tree branches.
i also hate seeing empty tenders...

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the only other material needed is white glue and a business card for the base.
also good for backyard log piles.

cheers...gary

great idea!

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

My newly arrived American Flyer O gauge Hudson (2-6-4). Posing alongside is a Flyer 1686/4629-729 Type XXI streamlined 2-4-4 steam loco. Looking the Hudson up in the Greenburg American Flyer prewar book, it appears to match the photo on page 59 of a 1936-39 1680/4680 Type XII locomotive (B) with 1620 Type XI tender. However, it has a vertical firebox light (as opposed to a horizontal one), so perhaps it is another closely related variant. These engines have many of the interesting Flyer O gauge steam loco features such as a front coupler, and a very long tender drawbar that is attaches to a pin on the engine's trailing truck (instead of a pin under the back of the cab). Also the rear truck on the engine only has one wheelset in it, although it's made to look like it has two. The tender has a whistle, but it's designed to actuate off Flyer's 5-rail whistle track section so I haven't tried it yet.

The engine is original with some minor touch-ups, and the motor runs and reverses great. The front truck is somewhat troublesome (it likes to derail), but overall it's a sharp looking engine. Also, something's up with the front headlight- although I installed a tested working bulb, it won't come on.  Now I need to find some Flyer heavyweight Pullmans to go with it! 

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My newly arrived American Flyer O gauge Hudson (2-6-4). Posing alongside is a Flyer 1686/4629-729 Type XXI streamlined 2-4-4 steam loco. Looking the Hudson up in the Greenburg American Flyer prewar book, it appears to match the photo on page 59 of a 1936-39 1680/4680 Type XII locomotive (B) with 1620 Type XI tender. However, it has a vertical firebox light (as opposed to a horizontal one), so perhaps it is another closely related variant. These engines have many of the interesting Flyer O gauge steam loco features such as a front coupler, and a very long tender drawbar that is attaches to a pin on the engine's trailing truck (instead of a pin under the back of the cab). Also the rear truck on the engine only has one wheelset in it, although it's made to look like it has two. The tender has a whistle, but it's designed to actuate off Flyer's 5-rail whistle track section so I haven't tried it yet.

The engine is original with some minor touch-ups, and the motor runs and reverses great. The front truck is somewhat troublesome (it likes to derail), but overall it's a sharp looking engine. Also, something's up with the front headlight- although I installed a tested working bulb, it won't come on.  Now I need to find some Flyer heavyweight Pullmans to go with it! 

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love these ,I have two,,,this and a later one with cast tender,,,yes the bugger like to derail, I bought a new truck ,same,and I run it on af oguage 40" ,will have to try it back on the fastrack I totally love af ogauge !

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