Since a lot of people have been posting their prewar tunnels, I decided I’d post mine as well as some vehicles and a new addition about which I’m quite curious. Last few pictures, Help in identifying would be very appreciated!!:
Got both of these from Pop- on the left is the 18 inch, non-lined Lionel tunnel with a 604 observation headed through. On the right is what I believe is a general model corporation tunnel. Vehicles in the background are: Matchbox super king missle launcher, Corgi British police car on top of the red trailer with white wheels, unknown maker for both auto carriers and I think, but am not sure, the red trucks pulling them are Hubley( I knew what one was, definitively, but forgot a lot after my head injury).
sticker inside the plaster tunnel: G. C. M. CO. For a whomping .59$! My Grammy still has another tunnel of this materialthat curves in the attic that I really need to check out.
Closer shot of the Lionel tunnel . Also, while it’s not tinplate- wanted to include the B&O k-line boxcar I just bought on Tuesday @Nick Smith’s along with that semaphore...
All white, lattice mast, red top. One “wing”(I believe that’s what it’s called). Base is litho’d stone which is what caught my eye.
I assume this was a bell or something electronic as there’s a wire connected to it.
Top of bad, there’s the wire and a metal bar that it appear someone out there. Speaking of just out there...
the tabs are loose, stays in well enough, but that’s leading me to believe that the semaphore doesn’t belong to thebase.
as you can seee, no markings. I was going through all the signals on historytoy.com, Ives society, and other site made by KBN, Ives, Bing, Marx, Flyer Lionel, Märklin, and more. A couple base look-a-likes and a few semaphores but none that paired together. Ideas anyone?? I like the piece- compared to the other tinplate accessory signals I liked this one and as I said the base caught my eye. Plus, it’s just a neat looking semaphore That I thought would look nice on my layout.