Dennis Holler posted:

What can I build out of this MTH NYC 999 Empire State Express chassis?  

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That's all I got, but it is the high 86" driver version  Would have to make a maybe a tin boiler and cab and tender??  That or wait for an MTH boiler to be listed. Although I am a deep rooted PRR fan, this is one NYC engine that I love, Huge drivered 4-4-0's and this one has just the perfect stance for my tastes...

Thomas Branch Line or a Shawnee?

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Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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Dennis Holler posted:

What can I build out of this MTH NYC 999 Empire State Express chassis?  

MTH 999 chassisalexander6

That's all I got, but it is the high 86" driver version  Would have to make a maybe a tin boiler and cab and tender??  That or wait for an MTH boiler to be listed. Although I am a deep rooted PRR fan, this is one NYC engine that I love, Huge drivered 4-4-0's and this one has just the perfect stance for my tastes...

Would it fit into an AHM Casey Jones kit body? Maybe that would defeat the "tinplate-ness" of it?

RoyBoy

Dennis Holler posted:

What can I build out of this MTH NYC 999 Empire State Express chassis?  

MTH 999 chassisalexander6

That's all I got, but it is the high 86" driver version  Would have to make a maybe a tin boiler and cab and tender??  That or wait for an MTH boiler to be listed. Although I am a deep rooted PRR fan, this is one NYC engine that I love, Huge drivered 4-4-0's and this one has just the perfect stance for my tastes...

Dennis, I have a well busted Marx Wm Crooks shell I’d be happy to send you. The domes and stacks are still good.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Alright, I've missed so many of these cars over the last year or so but now I finally managed to win one!  The MTH Altoona Lager Beer car in tinplate!!  Several times I was on one but either forgot to bid or the bidding got to high.  Maybe I got lucky this time. 

 

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Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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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.7C6F4C7C-E8DC-4741-B680-69A174EC19BA

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. 

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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.

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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. AF19AC2A-1C3E-4C2D-BA0E-92F96446768D

 

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.1CE67ACB-8D83-4D5E-A034-C05693742D60

 

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Look what the postman brought this week (via international air freight).  A No. 813 Cattle Car in orange and pea green with copper journals (Type II) from 1931-34 and a No. 816 Coal Car Hopper in red with copper journals (Type III) from 1931-34.

These might be relatively easy to buy in the US, but they're impossible to get here in Australia.  So sorry to my US friends to have depleted the total pool of available supply by two cars!

I’m very happy with the cattle car which is in great condition for its age.  The paint is amazing.  I was hoping the hopper car would be the lighter red color but it’s not and looks to have been repainted.  That's what can happen when you rely on a seller's low quality photos.  Oh well, it's still a nice addition to the pre-war collection.

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StevefromPA posted:

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.

 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.

 

 

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I haven't put the TCA "restored" stickers on my tinplate yet. I guess I need to get around to that. It might be easier to put stickers on the ones that are original though! 

George

George S posted:
StevefromPA posted:

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.

 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.

 

 

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I haven't put the TCA "restored" stickers on my tinplate yet. I guess I need to get around to that. It might be easier to put stickers on the ones that are original though! 

George

Haha. Please don’t do that, George. The reason i was just minorly ticked off was because the tag didn’t indicate it was repainted in a non-original color, i.e. that caboose was never offered in brown in the prewar era.

 

Also, where do you live in Australia? i lived in Brisbane & studied at University of Queensland for 5 months back in 2012. Made my way up to Cairns and down to Sidney, Frasier Island, the Whitsundays, flew out to Fiji Love Aussie, should I ever gain the ability to move there I will. But now that you mention the train deficit I’m getting second thoughts lol. But seriously.

That said, those are 2 very nice pre war freight cars, I really like the stock car especially. And I have no clue why but those prewar hopper cars are really hard for me to find in my area of the states, I’ve never looked but anywhere I go that has prewar items I check out the pieces. Between shows, flea markets, antique markets or shops, hobby shops, shows, etc... I just never have come across one.

Again, nice gets and enjoy life down under!

Picked the first two up on Friday. The destination sign if by Bing, I believe(possibly Märklin). The roof, sides, signs are original. Unfortunately the base appear to have been replaced. Still, I was happy to find this guyA8B17BAD-2D44-48A3-BD85-C0A9372A085CBB79B061-5674-4620-96DD-280BFB037CEC

Thr 2nd item is a Bing crossing sign with bell. Unfortunately no lettering on the sign and lacks the pole mechanism. But again, like this piece. The reason I was upset the Coty Destination sign lacked the original base was because I love the original based by Bing, Märklin, Issmayer, Carretes, etc... just something about the colors and texture. C0C32115-8FBE-467C-8370-0D335E12B7E1

question on this one as well- how does one attach it to the tracks? LolF1754327-90F0-40E2-8EB5-69A5B182650A6475662C-4124-41CC-B942-B0A5B7FBAD2C

below: 2 Metal Masters buses(can you spot the difference. And a Hubly Kiddie Toy with the paper insert that shows the cars underbody stil intact.C575F9D5-F0EA-41CD-9A30-48262DE516A3

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@StevefromPA  I think the crossing bell's two outer mounts slip under a rail and the wheel flanges strike and push down on center contact arm, repeatedly tolling the bell as the the train rolls past. 

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





StevefromPA posted:

Picked the first two up on Friday. The destination sign if by Bing, I believe(possibly Märklin). The roof, sides, signs are original. Unfortunately the base appear to have been replaced. Still, I was happy to find this guyA8B17BAD-2D44-48A3-BD85-C0A9372A085CBB79B061-5674-4620-96DD-280BFB037CEC

This is model 678/0 from Karl Bub, made 1924-1934.

 

Greetings

Arne

@Arne Thank you! I was looking to verify another item I just purchased(surprise for later in the week) and then was looking for the destination sign on this website:

https://www.historytoy.com/toy...-all-article-numbers

Couldn't find it under Bing. Karl Bub was my next go to manufacturer. The help is much appreciated. Any thoughts on the shield with the bell I purchased? The base is marked with the Bing logo and the base style is also consistent with other prewar, European makers 

Gotthis guy in the mail today. Body is in excellent condition. Wheels and couplers are new but I love the  lower profile:

Flyer 1123

Was able to add it to my prewar consist(Ives 3250, Flyer 1123, Ives Chair Car 551, 2 ives gravel cars #63, Bing NYC 253, Bing PRR Obs. #529):

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StevefromPA posted:

Picked the first two up on Friday. The destination sign if by Bing, I believe(possibly Märklin). The roof, sides, signs are original. Unfortunately the base appear to have been replaced. Still, I was happy to find this guy

Thr 2nd item is a Bing crossing sign with bell. Unfortunately no lettering on the sign and lacks the pole mechanism. But again, like this piece. The reason I was upset the Coty Destination sign lacked the original base was because I love the original based by Bing, Märklin, Issmayer, Carretes, etc... just something about the colors and texture. 

question on this one as well- how does one attach it to the tracks? Lol

below: 2 Metal Masters buses(can you spot the difference. And a Hubly Kiddie Toy with the paper insert that shows the cars underbody stil intact.C575F9D5-F0EA-41CD-9A30-48262DE516A3

Pictures a bit dark, but it looks like two different front wheel openings.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
StevefromPA posted:

Picked the first two up on Friday. The destination sign if by Bing, I believe(possibly Märklin). The roof, sides, signs are original. Unfortunately the base appear to have been replaced. Still, I was happy to find this guy

Thr 2nd item is a Bing crossing sign with bell. Unfortunately no lettering on the sign and lacks the pole mechanism. But again, like this piece. The reason I was upset the Coty Destination sign lacked the original base was because I love the original based by Bing, Märklin, Issmayer, Carretes, etc... just something about the colors and texture. 

question on this one as well- how does one attach it to the tracks? Lol

below: 2 Metal Masters buses(can you spot the difference. And a Hubly Kiddie Toy with the paper insert that shows the cars underbody stil intact.C575F9D5-F0EA-41CD-9A30-48262DE516A3

Pictures a bit dark, but it looks like two different front wheel openings.

Steve

Winner! Yes then front bus has exposed front wheels while the rear bus has covered front wheels.

Dennis Holler posted:

Alright, I've missed so many of these cars over the last year or so but now I finally managed to win one!  The MTH Altoona Lager Beer car in tinplate!!  Several times I was on one but either forgot to bid or the bidding got to high.  Maybe I got lucky this time. 

 

s-l1600 [1)Altoona Lager

nice! 2800 series?

Another off the bucket list today

Scored some well worn but mostly intact Hornby No.1 Pullman cars , these are a little longer and fancier than the Std Pullmans of the period , and cost 3 1/2 times as much!

Luckily this one is all three names Niobe, Cynthia, and Corsair ....

Standard Hornby issue

Annnnd the No.1's

 

 

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

StevefromPA posted:
 

Also, where do you live in Australia? i lived in Brisbane & studied at University of Queensland for 5 months back in 2012. Made my way up to Cairns and down to Sidney, Frasier Island, the Whitsundays, flew out to Fiji Love Aussie, should I ever gain the ability to move there I will. But now that you mention the train deficit I’m getting second thoughts lol. But seriously.

That said, those are 2 very nice pre war freight cars, I really like the stock car especially. And I have no clue why but those prewar hopper cars are really hard for me to find in my area of the states, I’ve never looked but anywhere I go that has prewar items I check out the pieces. Between shows, flea markets, antique markets or shops, hobby shops, shows, etc... I just never have come across one.

Again, nice gets and enjoy life down under!

I live in Melbourne, which is a fair distance from the tropical north you describe.

I was happy to find a pre-war 816 hopper car with latch couplers in reasonable condition. Sellers of some of the better examples are asking for quite a bit of money. I've read that Lionel used two different shades of red paint through the production run after they ceased the olive green. However when buying online it's hard to know what you arrive in the post.

Fatman posted:

Another off the bucket list today

Scored some well worn but mostly intact Hornby No.1 Pullman cars , these are a little longer and fancier than the Std Pullmans of the period , and cost 3 1/2 times as much!

 

I do not agree, but by Hornby collectors these Pullman cars are not considered fancy but ugly (according to the Hornby Companion series books). They were made between 1935 and 1941. They were not re-introduced after WWII; “it was felt that Britain had suffered enough without reviving this unsatisfactory monstrosity”. 

Of course you still need a Pullman Composite car like this:

Regards

Fred

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LOL!  Yes @sncf231e

I do need one of those composite cars ( Aurora or Ansonia ) and again is there anything you dont have Fred ? LMAO!

Probably a good thing I collect what I like rather than the things authors in a book like

I have a habit of buying things not quite to "normal" public taste

For instance my motorcycle LOL I have a 2003 BMW Scarver and all my mates call it "The Ugly Bike"

But I think its sexy

And instead of a cool Vespa I also have a 1957 DKW

 

I just think the No.1 carriages  make a nice change from the smaller MO series and form a "bridging" between the single and dual bogie Pullmans ?

The world would be very boring if we all thought the same things were beautiful

 

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

Trainlover160 posted:
Dennis Holler posted:

Alright, I've missed so many of these cars over the last year or so but now I finally managed to win one!  The MTH Altoona Lager Beer car in tinplate!!  Several times I was on one but either forgot to bid or the bidding got to high.  Maybe I got lucky this time. 

 

s-l1600 [1)Altoona Lager

nice! 2800 series?

Yes, 2814

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

O Gauge Guy posted:

I was happy to find a pre-war 816 hopper car with latch couplers in reasonable condition. Sellers of some of the better examples are asking for quite a bit of money. I've read that Lionel used two different shades of red paint through the production run after they ceased the olive green. However when buying online it's hard to know what you arrive in the post.

OGG... there are 3 colors just so you know.  1) The warm tone red which you already have, 2) A cooler toned red (usually with Nickel trimmings, and, 3) A blood red from 1935 only.

You will see mix trim and trim/color combos I've not listed in red hoppers. Happy Collecting.

 

Prewar Tin...Any maker, any gauge, anytime!

Picked this up at York. It must have been the fish hook that caught me but couldn't resist the character this car has. What's left of the chain is still on the drum. The gent who sold it stated it's post war Gnadler made in Czechoslovakia but that's about all I know.Gnadler crane

If it was easy, anybody could do it!

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O Gauge Guy posted:
StevefromPA posted:
 

Also, where do you live in Australia? i lived in Brisbane & studied at University of Queensland for 5 months back in 2012. Made my way up to Cairns and down to Sidney, Frasier Island, the Whitsundays, flew out to Fiji Love Aussie, should I ever gain the ability to move there I will. But now that you mention the train deficit I’m getting second thoughts lol. But seriously.

That said, those are 2 very nice pre war freight cars, I really like the stock car especially. And I have no clue why but those prewar hopper cars are really hard for me to find in my area of the states, I’ve never looked but anywhere I go that has prewar items I check out the pieces. Between shows, flea markets, antique markets or shops, hobby shops, shows, etc... I just never have come across one.

Again, nice gets and enjoy life down under!

I live in Melbourne, which is a fair distance from the tropical north you describe.

I was happy to find a pre-war 816 hopper car with latch couplers in reasonable condition. Sellers of some of the better examples are asking for quite a bit of money. I've read that Lionel used two different shades of red paint through the production run after they ceased the olive green. However when buying online it's hard to know what you arrive in the post.

Was lucky enough to visit Freemantle for a few days in 1990 while in the Navy, and boy let me tell you I LOVED it there!  People were fabulous and made a great purchase on a huge sheepskin rug  for a great price.  I only wish I had taken time to find a hobby shop and some old trains!!  Alas, I was very thirsty as most young Navy types are or were! lol

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Dennis Holler posted:

John, that looks very Marklinesque to me although isn't the name you mentioned the same that made the railway cannon?

spur 0 cannon

Not mine, but I would love to run into one!!!

Dennis, it is a Gunthermann railroad gun from 1938-40. When the train stop the barrel raise, it fires one shot and the barrel return in position. Not so easy to find one in working condition, I am still looking for one...

Daniel

FRENCHTRAINS posted:
Dennis Holler posted:

John, that looks very Marklinesque to me although isn't the name you mentioned the same that made the railway cannon?

spur 0 cannon

Not mine, but I would love to run into one!!!

Dennis, it is a Gunthermann railroad gun from 1938-40. When the train stop the barrel raise, it fires one shot and the barrel return in position. Not so easy to find one in working condition, I am still looking for one...

Daniel

That is really neat!

Bought this to restore. After inspection, it looks like it is going to be a bigger job than anticipated. I thought it was just removing the wood glued to the roof an repainting it.

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Now I see that the frame was hand painted and some paint got on the litho.

George

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John H. Shetler posted:

Picked this up at York. It must have been the fish hook that caught me but couldn't resist the character this car has. What's left of the chain is still on the drum. The gent who sold it stated it's post war Gnadler made in Czechoslovakia but that's about all I know.Gnadler crane

I can't confirm it is Gnadler, just picked up a pair of coaches a few weeks back. Fairly large pieces but they were stamped underneath and have simple T&S couplers.

gnadler bier boxcar

gnadler pass car

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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I just acquired an O gauge 3 rail set marked LOMA. I can find little information other than it was likely made in Austria and I'm guessing in the 40's or 50's. The cab was badly bent to one side and it was a challenge to straighten. The set is surprising made mostly of aluminum that is riveted together. The roofs, wheels, and car frames are steel. The engine has holes simulating headlights, but no provision for sockets. The hook couplers face upwards. The motor has a manual reverse and after a full service, it now runs but very slowly even on 21 volts AC. I suspect it may require higher voltage? Any additional information most appreciated!

Eric

TCA, LCCA, Ives Train SocietyIMG_7076IMG_7077IMG_7078IMG_7079IMG_7080IMG_7081IMG_7082 

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Reproduction O scale Ives 800 trolley. Non-powered, but could certainly be motorized (the floor is made to be pierced to insert an Ives motor). These were offered this Spring through the Ives Historical Society and were made up by Jerry Loman, Sunset Trains and Toys of Kalkasha, Michigan. I picked up mine at the York meet. In the background of the first and last photos is another little goodie I picked up a York, a Jep substation building.

Some neat photos of the real deal: http://www.ivestrains.org/CD/O...tmlfiles/No800_1.htm

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George S posted:

Bought this to restore. After inspection, it looks like it is going to be a bigger job than anticipated. I thought it was just removing the wood glued to the roof an repainting it.

6E72E45E-5463-4857-BB92-38A6C73E6260

Now I see that the frame was hand painted and some paint got on the litho.

George

You can do it George!

If it was easy, anybody could do it!

Jim O'C posted:
John H. Shetler posted:

Picked this up at York. It must have been the fish hook that caught me but couldn't resist the character this car has. What's left of the chain is still on the drum. The gent who sold it stated it's post war Gnadler made in Czechoslovakia but that's about all I know.Gnadler crane

I can't confirm it is Gnadler, just picked up a pair of coaches a few weeks back. Fairly large pieces but they were stamped underneath and have simple T&S couplers.

gnadler bier boxcar

gnadler pass car

Nice cars Jim. Here's some more of the crane car, the blueish gray color on both pieces look very similar. The green on the springs/trucks of the crane really seem off but no reason to suspect redone..

If it was easy, anybody could do it!

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It was a rainy day here today, and a good opportunity to install the the 7 additional Glenn Snyder shelves I picked up at York.

York pickup saved me a lot of money on shipping.

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