Sothought of splitting this into 2 posts(pre-Allentown tin and post Allentown Tin) but I’m just going to put it all here. Up first, variety of different Tin I got last week:
First up- AMT Santa Fe Burma Vista Obs dome. Less than pleased with this due to the windows and fixed couplers but it’s in good shape electrically.
One Railway Post car away from completion!
@Greg J. Turinetti , never got a chance to thank you for showing the Ives/Lionel transition era pieces in last week’s “weekend” thread- I’ve added the 1717 Gondola as you can see. I just can’t believe how big the 1700 series freight transition freights are! Could’ve completed the collection at the meet but other things caught my eye
Closer shot of the 1717
Inherited a love of Borden’s rolling stock from my dad. Have always wanted this one- really stands out
Ives #65 Live Stock car. Missing the knobs on the doors. Ives Society website shows all orange litho’d stock cars w/ the doors filled in- aka solid without the slots. The closest matching would be the earlier yellow stock cars. Are there any orange 65 stock cars with open paneled doors or did someone do this on their own?
Speaking of 60 series Ives freight cars, not counting the ten million variations, I’m a lumber and box car away from completing the 60 series freight!
Part 2: Spring Thaw buys. my father and I went on Sunday. Really enjoyed the meet- felt a lot different than the 2018 First Frost & 20019 Spring Thaw in a good way:
First Up, my first Prewar American Flyer loco of any kind! A 1218 in working condition. Great deal on it. Paint might be chipping but the motor is in great shape and I’m happy to have one of these Steeple cabs with a big ole’ recessed headlight!
another first- Jep rolling stock. As you can see has some scratches but the litho on the bottom is in nice shape- as is the car overall. Brass handrails and window bars all intact..
Last but not least, My first purchase at this year’s Spring Thaw- 4 wheel Kuhl-awagen. was on the table right when you walked in. I assumed this was either Bub or Distler judging by the trucks, couplers and size. While it’s much smaller than the Milch-Wagen I bought a few weeks ago(pictured below) and the JeP, I’m happy to add this guy to my 4 wheel tinplate Euro freight.
Theres some other pictures below showing the other items I bought- a stand out was a Rivarossi 2 Rail O scale V216 DB that I bought for a great deal. Now it’s time to. Really try and focus on getting my gosh darn layout back up! Thanks for looking and if you can help with any of my questions it’d be greatly appreciated!