Got a few things over the last ten days, haven’t had a chance to get to post much. I will limit descriptions to the metals but you’ll see some larger shots too.
First up: picked up these diecast figures and sign at Henning’s yesterday. Station figure and boy with a camera? They fit well and look somewhat decent with my O scale figures. The sign says “please do not scorch. Police Station one Mile”. In the background is a repainted 657 caboose I got last Thursday. At first I didn’t know it was repainted(was rushed for time) which got me kinda ticked off. Then when I realized that was a color that was never even originally made- even more mad. Calmed down though, However, and it’s actually pretty nice. Since it was $8 I figure if I can’t find a place for it I can at least harvest the couplers.
Next, focusing on the green car on the single tubular track. Ives 551 Chair Car from eBay, description said it was Pretty beat up and it is but not as bad as described. Nice addition to my Ives/Bing American Market consist led by an Ives 3250 or Lionel 254e. I have a latch and slot coupler on the 254e and the long coupler on the chair car fits in their snug and securely.
Never thought I’d write a paragraph being so stoked about couplers ha. In the front in the bag in the pic above: 2 reproduction early Ives Tab/slot couplers I got at Henning’s. One has that “T” shape to fit through the base, has a more narrow slot but longer tab- this one is now on the other end of the Chair Car is the hook/link/auto coupler could go back to its original car. The other I bought has the circular part that you twist and has a shorter tab but bigger slot.
Above: Got this postwar #35 lamp pole in a junk bin in a bag with another, much larger pole. Anyway, still works, hoping to find a top for it, preferably the crowned one it should have. For now it has the red light bulb because it’s a warning light at a small military outpost.
below- repainted caboose up close.
below: Sunoco 1680 tank car. Was missing one truck and was already fitted with the knuckle. Fine with that though becuse now I can add to my major Gas and Oil company consist with a different SUnoco car.
More to come once I get home