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

What did Marx call them and when did they make them?

Thanks!

 

Mike

Guitarmike posted:
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

What did Marx call them and when did they make them?

Thanks!

 

The set was called Tin Town High Rise

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
Guitarmike posted:
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

What did Marx call them and when did they make them?

Thanks!

 

The set was called Tin Town High Rise

Steve

Thank you Steve!

The hunt begins.......

Mike

JohnnieWalker posted:

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

I like your taxi. Mine didn't look anywhere near that good when I got it but it came out pretty good. The flash washed out the color, it's actually a very bright yellow.

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Few nice pick ups today: Pair of Flyer(originally unknown) prewar litho bridge approaches for $5 so I jumped at that. Also picked up the shell of a red 629 Pullman which is going to serve as a dinner on my layout.

Pullman Shell with Flyer Approaches

As I said- didn't know who made the approaches at first- I've seen them around often but neer in a baby blue color. Luckily, the track was quite dirty so I put a bit a bit more alcohol than usual on a scotch bright pad after other methods failed(I never do this with tinplate for fear of ruining the paint). The alcohol dripped onto the approach and down the sides to reveal brown bricks! So then I found that the approaches are AF 112s. Finished product below(already had the US steel bridge and it fit):

Cleaned Up Flyer 112 Bridge ApproachFull Flyer Approach

This week I made one transition car(Lionel Lines 1679 Baby Ruth) to work to connect Ives automatic couplers, Flyer tab/slot couplers, or really any tab slot coupler with a Lionel latch coupler. Further, showing a picture of a train I used to play with all the time as a kid- Shell 2654. Always had a box coupler and auto knuckle but I had to replace the auto knuckle due to constant uncoupling.

Transition Coupler Cars

Also did some digging around in the basement and storage, came across these:

Hubley Train & Windup Repro

The orange loco and blue tender are diecast and made by Hubley. My Pop bought the reproduction tin wind-up toy for me about 15 years ago, it's a repro but I still love it.

Finally, with the talk I saw about Metal Masters( Steve "Papa" Eastman) this week, I caught car fever a bit so I thought I'd post them a very small sample of those toy like cars that I switch on and off my layout. First is an assortment by different manufacturers. Starting in the front, left to right: "It's a Beaut" police car, tootsie green convertible, red midget toys futuristic car?. In the back: Lupor friction FBI car, Goodee Van, Wyandotte Cement Truck(missing top half)Assorted Vehicles

Finally, always thought these were cool. More awesome things my grandfather had in his attic. Ulrich "extra freight" trucks on HO scale. I love that it shows the RR name/logo and slogan. I believe these were sold as "kits" with limited assembly required. I keep the Illinois California eXpress & Seaboard on the more toy like part of my layout. The Green truck in the back just says "Short Valley Lines". :

Ulrich Extra Freight Trucks HO scale

 

Steve

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Forgot this one! Bought this prewar 021 manual switch with bulb and casing.

22C19770-2153-4B25-9B5F-BF0387637C57Thought that it would allow my prewar electrics to go over it without hopping or derailing. The partially restored Lionel 254e wasn’t liking it. Ives 3250(no restoration) went over it and USUALLY didn’t hop without  like it and other prewars locos or engines do on postwar switches. However, there was too much sparking for my liking unless I’d really slow it down and when I ran it at higher speeds it would “hop”, also had a tough time if the switch was set to turn. Any suggestions on a fix? I’ve scoured the internet and saw something about a bit of foam or bulsa wood being placed in the gap but i didn’t really understand it. Would like to put this on my main layout to replace a 042 but don’t trust it even with postwar or modern trains. Any advice is appreciated! 

 

Steve

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It seems to me it would go into the V between the short red or rusty stationary extesion portion of the the point rails and the drop off bend of the turnout entrance's center rail. That gap looks big and deep enough for some rollers to drop into, where contact shoes would cantelever and straddle the gap smoothly across the top and not drop in.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





StevefromPA posted:

Forgot this one! Bought this prewar 021 manual switch with bulb and casing.

22C19770-2153-4B25-9B5F-BF0387637C57Thought that it would allow my prewar electrics to go over it without hopping or derailing. The partially restored Lionel 254e wasn’t liking it. Ives 3250(no restoration) went over it and USUALLY didn’t hop without  like it and other prewars locos or engines do on postwar switches. However, there was too much sparking for my liking unless I’d really slow it down and when I ran it at higher speeds it would “hop”, also had a tough time if the switch was set to turn. Any suggestions on a fix? I’ve scoured the internet and saw something about a bit of foam or bulsa wood being placed in the gap but i didn’t really understand it. Would like to put this on my main layout to replace a 042 but don’t trust it even with postwar or modern trains. Any advice is appreciated! 

 

Steve

I replaced all the switches that will run tinplate with Merkur 900mm switches. They’re basically O72. Even my Marx and Flyer engines run through them. I do need to lock the Flyer 3300 in forward, or it will reverse or stall on the switch. I still have one Ross #4 switch on a modern loop. I haven’t decided whether it’s staying or going on the new layout yet.

George

Tinplate related.

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The photography is stunning! Well worth the price. The prelude is in English but the photo annotations each have English, French and German.

I bought it because I am planning to win the lottery and then pay crazy, obscene prices for pristine pieces at auction.

George

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Picked up this Fandor bumper today. Been wanting to get it since before New Year’s but my head injury prevented that. Luckily was still there!

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Guy also had a cheaply priced tunnel that looked “different”, and they were about to close so I didn’t ask and just brushed it off. Then later when looking online I saw it matches a Marklin prewar- doh. Still happy with what I finally got 2 1/2 months later!

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Picked up a couple bits of tinplate last night and thought I might throw the pics out to the community to help me identify as US stuff is not my forte ... these were picked up from the UK as I get heaps better shipping from there as opposed to USA international rates which often make very little sense... but cost heaps!

First up

Then what I think is an early American Flyer tanker , but havent found similar pics anywhere yet ( and yep I tried )

and a cheap n cheerful Wrecker

 Thoughts, comments, identifications , Random pointing of fingers at the dumb Aussie buying things with his guts rather than knowledge? LOL

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

The Flyer tanker is definitely custom. The trucks are painted the same as the frame. Not sure where the decals came from. White decals are harder to produce. The red tank color is custom too. It’s attractive though, and I wouldn’t mind having one.

The gasoline tank car looks original and European. It’s an early version with the hook couplers instead of link. Could it be Paya?

George

Thank you @Jim O'C  & @Steamer

I had the Wrecker pegged as Marx in my mind but great to have confirmation.

Jim... You went above and beyond identifying the gasoline wagon , who woulda guessed that !

Thank you both ... I tend to grab what I like rather than base things monetarily and every now and then things surprise me ... I need to trust my gut ( its big enuff! )

 

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

I know this has appeared on the thread before, however I finally got one to put on my layout.  I have always like the way it looked on the layouts of others.  I was surprised at how large it is.  One finally came up on ebay at what I considered to be a reasonable price.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

                                                             

Greg J. Turinetti posted:

I know this has appeared on the thread before, however I finally got one to put on my layout.  I have always like the way it looked on the layouts of others.  I was surprised at how large it is.  One finally came up on ebay at what I considered to be a reasonable price.

 

 

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

I have one on my layout and one with my show layout tub. The small footprint make them useable in tight spaces.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

A couple of recent purchases.

A boxed O gauge clockwork Hornby no.1 G set. I love the embossed box lid and the standard parts description inside. The engine and cars are assembled using bolts and square nuts rather than tabs. The set was sold assembled and repair was really intended to be by Hornby. They phased the bolt and nut assembly out and reverted to tabs shortly after this set was produced. This set dates to early 1924, is in much better condition than the pictures reflect and runs very nicely.

The next set pictured is an electric powered Bing HO/OO gauge set as produced for the British market. This is a welcome addition to my growing Bing tabletop railway collection. Strangely, although of British configuration, this has an operating headlight. I don't know the exact year of production: 1924-1931? My good friend Steve Clarke was able to rebuild the the blown commutator on both this example and the one I have for the American market.

Eric

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Greg J. Turinetti posted:

I know this has appeared on the thread before, however I finally got one to put on my layout.  I have always like the way it looked on the layouts of others.  I was surprised at how large it is.  One finally came up on ebay at what I considered to be a reasonable price.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

Well done on acquiring one Greg.  I managed to buy one the same way late last year.  I too was surprised at how large it was once I'd plugged all the separate parts together.

One thing has me puzzled.  The photos of yours appear to show this item in different colors to mine ... or is it a trick of the light?  The body of mine is definitely a cool silver color.

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O Gauge Guy posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:

I know this has appeared on the thread before, however I finally got one to put on my layout.  I have always like the way it looked on the layouts of others.  I was surprised at how large it is.  One finally came up on ebay at what I considered to be a reasonable price.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

Well done on acquiring one Greg.  I managed to buy one the same way late last year.  I too was surprised at how large it was once I'd plugged all the separate parts together.

One thing has me puzzled.  The photos of yours appear to show this item in different colors to mine ... or is it a trick of the light?  The body of mine is definitely a cool silver color.

IMG_9922

Mine looks more like Greg’s, but the top is a green blue. I’ve never seen the silver color.

George

O Gauge Guy posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:

I know this has appeared on the thread before, however I finally got one to put on my layout.  I have always like the way it looked on the layouts of others.  I was surprised at how large it is.  One finally came up on ebay at what I considered to be a reasonable price.

 

 

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

Well done on acquiring one Greg.  I managed to buy one the same way late last year.  I too was surprised at how large it was once I'd plugged all the separate parts together.

One thing has me puzzled.  The photos of yours appear to show this item in different colors to mine ... or is it a trick of the light?  The body of mine is definitely a cool silver color.

IMG_9922

I’ve had about six pass through my hands. Never seen the silver. 

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

George S posted:
O Gauge Guy posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:

I know this has appeared on the thread before, however I finally got one to put on my layout.  I have always like the way it looked on the layouts of others.  I was surprised at how large it is.  One finally came up on ebay at what I considered to be a reasonable price.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

Well done on acquiring one Greg.  I managed to buy one the same way late last year.  I too was surprised at how large it was once I'd plugged all the separate parts together.

One thing has me puzzled.  The photos of yours appear to show this item in different colors to mine ... or is it a trick of the light?  The body of mine is definitely a cool silver color.

IMG_9922

Mine looks more like Greg’s, but the top is a green blue. I’ve never seen the silver color.

George

Okay guys, does this piece have a name or description you used to find it?  I’d like to keep an eye out for one myself! “Tinplate clock” didn’t help me find one.

May God Bless us all.

  Didn't they make the tower during different years, with a gap between?  I just assumed that was it; Ive seen one or two "blues" in photos.

  I had to look to at both your and his photos a few times before I even figured that possibility out.    It was cool,  I enjoyed it . Relevant to every post you've made...but You deserved a heads up regardless.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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