Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
George S posted:

What did I buy here?  I really have no idea. I thought it would look cool on my next layout.

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George

****, came in second again.

Steve

Sorry Steve. I wasn't sure I would see one again. 

Now I know it is a building based on Bilt-E-Z sets from 1924 by Chicago Scott Mfg Co. There are a few original sets on the Bay. Not sure how many you would need to buy to build this.

George

George S posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
George S posted:

What did I buy here?  I really have no idea. I thought it would look cool on my next layout.

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George

****, came in second again.

Steve

Sorry Steve. I wasn't sure I would see one again. 

Now I know it is a building based on Bilt-E-Z sets from 1924 by Chicago Scott Mfg Co. There are a few original sets on the Bay. Not sure how many you would need to buy to build this.

George

Modern Marx sold some small sets with identical parts. I have a couple of them. No originals though.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Those are very cool. I think it was el gaucho that had given us some great shots shots of elevated lines in and around a variety of these, as well as a variety of prewars O's smallest stock cavalcading through them.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
George S posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
George S posted:

What did I buy here?  I really have no idea. I thought it would look cool on my next layout.

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George

****, came in second again.

Steve

Sorry Steve. I wasn't sure I would see one again. 

Now I know it is a building based on Bilt-E-Z sets from 1924 by Chicago Scott Mfg Co. There are a few original sets on the Bay. Not sure how many you would need to buy to build this.

George

Modern Marx sold some small sets with identical parts. I have a couple of them. No originals though.

Steve

you would need 4 "OO" Bilt-Ez sets or maybe one "B" set to make a structure that large, I think maybe one or two of the Modern Marx sets.

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

George:  That is great looking set. Haven't seen that colour before.  Is this new?   I have a small set from the 30's and I think it really fits in well with my other tin and sheet steel buildings.  Thanks for posting.  Waynew

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George:  That is great looking set. Haven't seen that colour before.  Is this new?   I have a small set from the 30's and I think it really fits in well with my other tin and sheet steel buildings.  Thanks for posting.  Waynew

I don't even have it yet. I won it in an auction. It's not new and it has no box. I agree on the colors. Those were not listed as one of the four original colors. I'm pretty sure this was painted. The seller took good pictures of all sides. The back has some grey metal pieces. The cornices seem to have a grain in the paint like they were hand painted.

I'm not sure that it will stay named Lionel on my layout. That part is printed on paper and I suspect it was the owner's creation. I won't discard it. I just might want a different name on the building.

George

I am still working on some Marklin gauge One trains and as I enjoy tinkering with old electric systems I just finished a set of electro magnetic switches with their command control box.   The control box is a transformer using 110 v or 220 v to send a 30 v impulsion to the electro magnet of the switches.  The lanterns on the switches are lighted and indicate the way the train is going to take, typically German. Now all is tested and can be used safely and it is always a great pleasure to use original models.

 

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Given my Bilt-E-Z building shipped from only about 150 miles away, I received it today. 

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One of the panels was damaged in shipping which cracked the paint. Luckily there was an extra painted piece on the back that I was able to use to replace it. 

George 

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May God Bless us all.

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I bought a batch of Dorfan/Fandor stations with a few other items. This truck was in the background but not mentioned in the auction so I wasn’t sure it would be included. It’s worth what I paid for the lot. The tank seems to be a shaving cream aerosol can. The last picture is a internet shot of what I think it was made from.

 

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Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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Ratty and in need of  friend, but anyone recognize this one? Latest acquisition.

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The motor and key remind me a lot of Hafner, as well as the remnants of the cab
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The wheels and key are a perfect match, the motor is most definitely of Hafner origin.
Hope that helps

i Picked up a few items at a small show in Philadelphia PA last Sunday. Here are two of the items , An Ives single arm street light ( needs to be striped and repainted,  $20.00,   It does work and it now has become Another Standard gauge Project, LOL ) plus I picked up the taxi and a few lead figures .IMG_8681

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This is my DooHickey. Grandma always called something she wasn't sure of a DooHickey, and since I'm not sure if it qualifies as a Doodlebug, I'll go with that. I spotted this at one of our antique malls, on sale for $12. 

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Missing the P/U, I fabbed one

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A look in the junk bin and a couple 1682 bodies were there. 

 

 

 

 

The other side was covered in surface rust. So a clean up and a trip to the paint shop.

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A few detail parts from the junk bin.

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Dave

 

 

 

Saving Tinplate One Piece at a Time

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JohnnieWalker posted:

Another recent purchase was this LCCA 28th Annual Convention  luggage cart  by Pride Lines .  This one is the Philadelphia convention .  Well worth the $5.00   I spent  !IMG_8721IMG_8720

That’s a steal.

Steve

Yes it was !!   I was caught off guard when the gentleman  said $5.00 .   

I wanted a windup and a Bing and got the opportunity to get both. 

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These are among the best condition, prewar trains I ever acquired. There is virtually no rust or scratches. There may be one little touch up spot on the bottom of the tender. The litho looks great. The box is coming apart, but it has all its flaps. It even came with the track and the section that stops the train.

George

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Speaking of Bing, I remembered I posted these somewhere else on the forum but I haven't posted them here.

My happy little junk pile, all for 110 Bucks
Can't wait for it to arrive

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Poor mans tinplate, hehe.
I decided to challenge myself, to see if I would be able to make a train outa junk.
I've been working on it the past three days, with some pretty good progress coming out of the past two.
Working on wiring up the lighting today, shouldn't be too hard

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George S posted:

I wanted a windup and a Bing and got the opportunity to get both. 

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These are among the best condition, prewar trains I ever acquired. There is virtually no rust or scratches. There may be one little touch up spot on the bottom of the tender. The litho looks great. The box is coming apart, but it has all its flaps. It even came with the track and the section that stops the train.

George

fantastic acquisition, George. looks like it was stored in a safe deposit box.

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

Jim O'C posted:
George S posted:

I wanted a windup and a Bing and got the opportunity to get both. 

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These are among the best condition, prewar trains I ever acquired. There is virtually no rust or scratches. There may be one little touch up spot on the bottom of the tender. The litho looks great. The box is coming apart, but it has all its flaps. It even came with the track and the section that stops the train.

George

fantastic acquisition, George. looks like it was stored in a safe deposit box.

Thank you Jim! Any idea about the wheels on the engine? The number of spokes seem like a lot for this set. I would think this is a low-end set, but the wheels appear to be more elaborate than what you would find on low-end sets. If I didn't know anything about Bing and just looked at condition, I would think this was a set from the 60's, but Bing went out of business in the 30's.

George

A new O gauge arrival- a Zeuke FD50 streamlined 4-6-0 (or 2' C in Europe), made in East Germany. Several interesting features- it's made largely of Bakelite, including the wheels. It was designed to operate on 3-rail track with the outside rails isolated from each other, which was used to implement reversing. To make it operational on ordinary 3-rail track I isolated one of the two outside rail pickups (after checking which one would result in forward operation). It runs fine, although it does not like the gaps in some of the Lionel switches on my O gauge loop. It's a nice looking train. Zeuke also made TT gauge trains, check out this website for more info on the O gauge products (follow the links at the top to browse through the Zeuke / Liebmann product line, all kinds of interesting stuff there): 

http://www.spur-null.de/triebfahrzeuge/z_fd50_2c.html

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John Smatlak posted:

A new O gauge arrival- a Zeuke FD50 streamlined 4-6-0 (or 2' C in Europe), made in East Germany. Several interesting features- it's made largely of Bakelite, including the wheels. It was designed to operate on 3-rail track with the outside rails isolated from each other, which was used to implement reversing. To make it operational on ordinary 3-rail track I isolated one of the two outside rail pickups (after checking which one would result in forward operation). It runs fine, although it does not like the gaps in some of the Lionel switches on my O gauge loop. It's a nice looking train; check out this website for more info (follow the links at the top to browse through the Zeuke / Liebmann product line, all kinds of interesting stuff there):  http://www.spur-null.de/triebf...euge/z_fd50_1c1.html. Zeuke also made TT gauge trains.

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Fascinating! I was wondering how it would get track power with bakelite wheels. Now I see the sliding pickup shoes on the underside. Is it hanging up on the switches or losing power? I'm not sure why it would lose power since there are two sets of pickup shoes that seem adequately spaced. Maybe it's the outside shoe on the frog side rail since you isolated the opposite side?

George

George S posted:
John Smatlak posted:

A new O gauge arrival- a Zeuke FD50 streamlined 4-6-0 (or 2' C in Europe), made in East Germany. Several interesting features- it's made largely of Bakelite, including the wheels. It was designed to operate on 3-rail track with the outside rails isolated from each other, which was used to implement reversing. To make it operational on ordinary 3-rail track I isolated one of the two outside rail pickups (after checking which one would result in forward operation). It runs fine, although it does not like the gaps in some of the Lionel switches on my O gauge loop. It's a nice looking train; check out this website for more info (follow the links at the top to browse through the Zeuke / Liebmann product line, all kinds of interesting stuff there):  http://www.spur-null.de/triebf...euge/z_fd50_1c1.html. Zeuke also made TT gauge trains.

Zeuke FD150 streamline loco 2

Fascinating! I was wondering how it would get track power with bakelite wheels. Now I see the sliding pickup shoes on the underside. Is it hanging up on the switches or losing power? I'm not sure why it would lose power since there are two sets of pickup shoes that seem adequately spaced. Maybe it's the outside shoe on the frog side rail since you isolated the opposite side?

George

It loses power going through the curved part of the Lionel 022 switch. Since it's only picking up power between the center pickup and one outside pickup, it stalls on the insulated section intended for anti-derailing. The springs under those pickup shoes are also a little weak and sometimes the shoe sticks in an up position. I will also add jumpers inside so that the outside pickup shoes are common, that should resolve the problem.

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