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John H. Shetler posted:

Ron,

The brush spring is common for that motor and might be original. If reusing the old parts be careful to get the brush aligned as it was. They sometimes wear unevenly to the commutator face and won't make good contact if rotated 180. If you need an old frame let me know, have one around somewhere.

John

Thank you John, people like you are what makes this forum great!

John Smatlak posted:

Warning- Lionel purists- turn away! At the TTOS meet today I found this snappily repainted A-A New York Central 2333 Lionel F unit pair. They had a decided "old school" look to them, with a lot of very nice hand striping work, which I'm guessing was done many years ago. I also didn't have any of these earlier pre-Magnetraction F's, the others I have being the 2343 and 2344. All these early Lionel F units were so nicely done that no doubt many hi-railers repainted them more to their liking. In this case the "Built by Lionel" label, the GM insignia, and the gray trucks were dispensed with, presumably to create a more "prototype" appearance. Some photos on the layout including a few of them alongside my Lionel 763-E semi-scale Hudson, enjoy!

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And here are a pair of videos of the repainted Lionel NYC F3's running on the layout tonight, enjoy!

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John Smatlak posted:
John Smatlak posted:

Warning- Lionel purists- turn away! At the TTOS meet today I found this snappily repainted A-A New York Central 2333 Lionel F unit pair. They had a decided "old school" look to them, with a lot of very nice hand striping work, which I'm guessing was done many years ago. I also didn't have any of these earlier pre-Magnetraction F's, the others I have being the 2343 and 2344. All these early Lionel F units were so nicely done that no doubt many hi-railers repainted them more to their liking. In this case the "Built by Lionel" label, the GM insignia, and the gray trucks were dispensed with, presumably to create a more "prototype" appearance. Some photos on the layout including a few of them alongside my Lionel 763-E semi-scale Hudson, enjoy!

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And here are a pair of videos of the repainted Lionel NYC F3's running on the layout tonight, enjoy!

Thanks for sharing.  The distinctive growl of early F3s is quite pleasant to me.

Fendermain

It just so happens that this afternoon, I picked up a mint boxed Atlantic Coast Line F3 dummy "B" unit to run with my "South Wind" AA unit. (Just like the PRR did from time to time.) I also was perusing shots of that train last week on the web and I saw an EMD PRR unit with no striping  at all, which makes me feel a great deal better about my bare-bones Williams set which is plain Tuscan Red with only lettering on the sides. The second unit had the wide stripe on it. Both units must have been painted in a cost-cutting era. (1:00' = 1:00' and O guage... Not the wide stripe) I will post pictures when I make up the consist. I doubt there was ever enough traffic to need an A-B-A from Chicago, but...

(Sorry I got this in the wrong section, but that wind-up is something else. One wonders just how it made it through all the years in such wonderful condition. Enjoy!)

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My time since the 23rd has been less "tin-centric", especially after a lost ebay auction for a station. Was at a shop yesterday that had oodles and oodles of prewar Lionel and Flyer, in both o and standard, but that wasn't what I was looking to buy at the time. I did pick up these two tinplate beauties though:

 

In the one "building" of the shop, it was tinplate and HO- a lot of standard gauge. Found this Flyer 515 sitting there in good shape and, well, I had to bring SOME tin home.Flyer 515 Kibri Bridge

The Bridge that the American Flyer coachis on is made by Kiri(see the 2nd photo below).  Ironically, the maker of the station which I lost out on in that auction and a company I was going to post a thread about asking for some more info because I still know very little about Kibri. This bridge was made late40s, early 50s. I really like the underside, which I assume are supposed to imitate clouds.Kibri Bridge Car carrier

Kibri logo w/ "Made in West Germany" underneath.

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The gray stone house wih the tank and 3 soldiers came a little over a week ago. 1 of 6 different dioramas Corgi made in 1:50 scale. Came with the tank and the soldiers, which are spun diecast. Picked up the Dinky toys horse van in a . junk box at a local antique dealer.

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Another picture of the Corgi Diorama. Detail and scale is just great. Can't wait to integrate it into my layout.

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Finally, another piece that came around the same time. While AMT isn't anything like the first 2 items posted their obscurity and Jack Ferris's pioneering nature made me decide to post this as well. The Santa Fe Obs. car. 2 more cars and I'll have completed the Santa Fe set.AMT Santa Fe Obs side view

LOVE that it came with the box. The obs car itself wasn't that expensive butI would've paid a little extra for a flapless box that's as beautiful as this one. I'm not a box kind of collector, but it's a different type of item and the box has that "charm to it", well, read above. Also, this is my first AMT coach with a fluted roof.

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As I type this post, I regreat not picking up any tiplate yesterday . Specifically a No. 153(?) green NYC electric loco or a lake shore gondola. 

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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
POC914NUT posted:

The box probably isn't nearly as exciting as what is inside...lets see it already! Lol

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Steve...Be very careful of the handrails on top. They really are for decoration only... O/W this is a beauty!  I dont buy many modern pieces, but this one is a must have!

 

Just got back from a four hour round trip to pick up a couple of sets of trains.  The main reason I got them was the Prewar Flyer 572 loco and tender and associated set, 1941's #4131.  Also came with a later Pikemaster set, a 9B transformer, and a nice clean Lionel 2037 loco in the box.  Road Trip baby!  Chicago traffic was nice for once!!  Top picture was from the seller and the rest are minutes after I got back home and let the dogs out lol

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I guess this falls under the "make" part of this thread - This arrived in the mail today and, much to my delight, my diorama picture was selected for the cover photo.

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In case you are wondering - here's what the diorama looked like from a different angle (this is a pretty poor picture of the setup.  Somewhere I have much better shots but, at the moment, I can't find them).

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  One thing I like about putting together a set for a diorama is that I get to take a page out of the Hollywood playbook - if the camera can't see it then I don't care what it looks like. 

 

 

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Robert S. Butler posted:

I guess this falls under the "make" part of this thread - This arrived in the mail today and, much to my delight, my diorama picture was selected for the cover photo.

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In case you are wondering - here's what the diorama looked like from a different angle (this is a pretty poor picture of the setup.  Somewhere I have much better shots but, at the moment, I can't find them).

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  One thing I like about putting together a set for a diorama is that I get to take a page out of the Hollywood playbook - if the camera can't see it then I don't care what it looks like. 

 

 

Sam, got mine today and knew at first glance it was your photo! You are a magician. It’s really beautiful. Thanks for what you do for the hobby. 

Georgea

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Fendermain posted:

George I think your new layout is fantastic and the turntable will be great.  But then my layout is a complete anomaly as it is tinplate with scenery.  Perhaps I should name it THE ANOMALY.IMG_2621IMG_2624 

Cool! The Tom Snyder version. This is the direction I am heading.

Joe Gozzo

Yes Joe.  That is exactly were I get my inspiration.  Tom was a great promoter of our hobby and I am drawn to his particular vision of it.  If I ever get to NJ I would love to see that layout.

Fendermain

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In the spirit of “The Anomaly” does anybody incorporate Plasticville buildings into their tinplate layouts. I ask since I built my tinplate layout these past few months with a Christmas theme incorporating Department 56 buildings. Now I’m thinking of the next direction. I could buy some other non-winter Department 56 buildings, and am always on the lookout for more reasonable price tinplate cottages, villas or stations to incorporate.  I have these plasticville buildings sitting in storage and could run my PW items on the outer 072 loop, which would certainly make the tie in. 

Thoughts??? Any PICs of your “Anomaly”

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