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Jim O'C posted:

appears Bob was into a little of everything. Bilt-Ez buildings, Chein ferris wheel, Wolverine crane, new Marx fuel depot, and he made it all work out. 

Bob and I had similar interests. We worked together a lot putting layouts for shows together. It been funny sorting his stuff out and seeing a lot of stuff that used to be mine. We traded stuff quite a bit. He was my VP when I was president of the TCA Western Division.

Steve

RRDOC posted:

This is my first repaint adventure.   I took a 259 junker and repainted it in Hiawatha colors.  I posted a thread on the whole process HERE.

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Bob Glorioso

Love the paint scheme, great job.
Will you be doing some junk cars to match the Loco's paint scheme. Passenger cats would look gteat with those colors.
I too use new colors for my rebuilds as I call them fantasy Locomotive.
If you have to repaint them you can not push them off as original/restored so why not enjoy them and repaint them as you wish. 

Mallard4468 posted:
George S posted:

I decided to add the GE sign. It looks fine but I wish it was bigger.

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George

I think it looks just fine.

If you want it to be bigger, make the building smaller.   

Yes, I guess I could do that... 

I wish I could post an external picture of the prototype to show why I think it is small. Copyright laws, uhg! Anyway, the prototype seems to go from edge to edge of the building. Anyway, you guys are probably right, it's fine.

George

Trainlover160 posted:

What could be better than a train show the day after you retire? It was almost like it was planned!!

Joe Gozzo

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Those are beautiful Joe. Now you will have more time to play, but be aware that your days will be full. The old saying that "Once I retired I don't know how I ever found time for work" is true.

Have fun in retirement, it is great especially when you have hobbies (I have several), good friends (I have a bunch) and a good family (I'm Blessed). I wish you all the best!

I had a powerful, stressful job and over 2 years I gradually transferred responsibilities to those who earned the opportunities, and proved able to do the jobs. Then, for a year, I was on retainer introducing staff to clients, helping to build trust both ways between them.  This almost 3 year process was a success and when I finally stepped away fully, I never looked back. Retired 3 years now.

Happier than a pig in poop!

Lionelski posted:
Trainlover160 posted:

What could be better than a train show the day after you retire? It was almost like it was planned!!

Joe Gozzo

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Those are beautiful Joe. Now you will have more time to play, but be aware that your days will be full. The old saying that "Once I retired I don't know how I ever found time for work" is true.

Have fun in retirement, it is great especially when you have hobbies (I have several), good friends (I have a bunch) and a good family (I'm Blessed). I wish you all the best!

I had a powerful, stressful job and over 2 years I gradually transferred responsibilities to those who earned the opportunities, and proved able to do the jobs. Then, for a year, I was on retainer introducing staff to clients, helping to build trust both ways between them.  This almost 3 year process was a success and when I finally stepped away fully, I never looked back. Retired 3 years now.

Happier than a pig in poop!

Thanks John, I came from 2 stressful jobs as well. Commercial Program Manager for GE in their ED&C lineup. 30 years with them, and wrapped up with Olam Spices as a Buyer/Superviser for 7300 parts/SKU's and I did all buying and Inventory Control. Therefore, always in the hot seat. Now, it is time for wife and I to enjoy She is retiring with 43 years with the Bank. 

Time now to enjoy trains, hobbies, family and friends. Feeling truly blessed.

Joe Gozzo

Dennis Holler posted:

Found another prewar American Flyer set although I am pretty sure this color combo was never a cataloged set... The 561 is rough with some issues and the tender has been modified but it was $30 plus some shipping.  I think the cars will at least clean up some with a coat of good wax.

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I can't even find any beat up rust tinplate passenger cars and you find these fantastic deals. Great find!

Steamer posted:
Dennis Holler posted:

Found another prewar American Flyer set although I am pretty sure this color combo was never a cataloged set... The 561 is rough with some issues and the tender has been modified but it was $30 plus some shipping.  I think the cars will at least clean up some with a coat of good wax.

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$30?? Dennis at the sellers door.......Image result for pictures of cartoon robbers

I can't even find any beat up rust tinplate passenger cars and you find these fantastic deals. Great find!

Did you say you wanted some rusty tinplate? 😎 I know a guy...

Greg J. Turinetti posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

NorCal haul from Saturday 

Steve

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Congratulations on some great finds and it looks like they are all in great condition. You almost make me want to come out to the left coast and tag along with you on your shopping trips.   I particularly like the Ives Wide Gauge set and the Ives White Owl.

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Greg

We have 3 clubs that meet within a 45 minute drive, two that have a decent number of seller tables and TCA which has a few sellers, but is a great social activity. The problem is you have the same sellers month after month with pretty much the same stuff all the time. I've already bought from them all I want, at least until they restock. This weekend Jeff, his wife and I drove 7 hours up north for a annual one day show, plus a hotel. Not logical, but all new stuff to see and I always seem to come back with some treasures. We always have a great time. It's also funny when meeting new people, they already know me from this and other forums.

Steve

Trainlover160 posted:

One of my Birthday gifts today. FRAMED Kinkade print.

Joe Gozzo

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I am not a Kinkade fan for reasons I won't go into, but I do find this image warmly nostalgic. FYI, it was painted in 2016 by Thomas Kinkade Studios (In collaboration with Lionel) . Kinkade died in 2012. I would be curious as to actually painted it and why his "studio" is still making paintings. It's not a practice I am familiar with. (Disclaimer- I am an artist)

That said, it's a charming picture and I am sure you will enjoy it.

Picked this MARX crane up at a train show this past weekend for $5.00.
Not sure if it was sold for trains or something else, any ideas?
It has the hook. which sells for more than I paid for everything.

I have some questions:
Is the string just tied to the hook then to the crank?
Is the string attached near the crank then looped through the hook then attached to the crank?
Any  ideas on what the little hook type is on the base where the crane rotates?

The dollar is just for size reference and the crane still need to be cleaned.

 

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Odenville Bill posted:

RonH,  may I see more close ups?  Does the hook have a pulley?

 

Bill

Hi Bill, I looked a bit on google and found that it was a Marx No.0442 Derrick Loader.

There is no pulley on the hook just a single casting and from the pictures I see the ladder is missing.
One side of the Cab is marked with the New York Central name.

I think it was just a single string that was tied to the pulley then to the crank and from the photos of others it seem to support this. Still think it was a good deal for $5.00
  

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