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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
SteamWolf posted:
Robert S. Butler posted:

Well, what the heck Jim and JHZ563.  Let's pour some gasoline on the toy train desire fire. 

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What is that silver piece in the middle? Absolutely gorgeous! Stoke my desire-fire more! 

American Flyer Aeolus, 1935

Thanks! Will keep my eyes peeled! 

SteamWolf posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
SteamWolf posted:
Robert S. Butler posted:

Well, what the heck Jim and JHZ563.  Let's pour some gasoline on the toy train desire fire. 

Flyer_on_the_floor

What is that silver piece in the middle? Absolutely gorgeous! Stoke my desire-fire more! 

American Flyer Aeolus, 1935

Thanks! Will keep my eyes peeled! 

put this in the wrong place. one just sold on the bay for north of a grand

After a long wait, my brand new 263e, possibly the only one I’ll ever own.  This beast is gorgeous!! I finally have something that looks right with my 2816 hoppers🙂.

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Once I enjoy this for a few months as delivered I will probably pop the top and start adding weights for better traction!

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jhz563 posted:

After a long wait, my brand new 263e, possibly the only one I’ll ever own.  This beast is gorgeous!! I finally have something that looks right with my 2816 hoppers🙂.

Once I enjoy this for a few months as delivered I will probably pop the top and start adding weights for better traction!

Hmm, better traction? Is it slipping? My 260e can pull a boat load of cars, and it's already pretty heavy.

George

George S posted:
jhz563 posted:

After a long wait, my brand new 263e, possibly the only one I’ll ever own.  This beast is gorgeous!! I finally have something that looks right with my 2816 hoppers🙂.

Once I enjoy this for a few months as delivered I will probably pop the top and start adding weights for better traction!

Hmm, better traction? Is it slipping? My 260e can pull a boat load of cars, and it's already pretty heavy.

George

Yup, 6 hoppers and a caboose and it slips a bunch.   I might need to clean the track again soon.  I have this train running on Gargraves track.  I am wondering if tubular track would work better.

jhz563 posted:
George S posted:
jhz563 posted:

After a long wait, my brand new 263e, possibly the only one I’ll ever own.  This beast is gorgeous!! I finally have something that looks right with my 2816 hoppers🙂.

Once I enjoy this for a few months as delivered I will probably pop the top and start adding weights for better traction!

Hmm, better traction? Is it slipping? My 260e can pull a boat load of cars, and it's already pretty heavy.

George

Yup, 6 hoppers and a caboose and it slips a bunch.   I might need to clean the track again soon.  I have this train running on Gargraves track.  I am wondering if tubular track would work better.

Those drivers look different than my 260e. I thought these engines were very similar except for the 12 wheel tender. Mine has nickel covered rims. Does yours have traction tires? 

Other things to consider would be binding of the side rods or front / rear trucks. I use Fastrack. Not sure if the Gargraves profile could be causing issues. How tight are your curves?

The PS3 engine should be able to pull a lot more cars than that. Also, check that the wheels on the hoppers and caboose are all spinning freely. 

George

Joe Lyons posted:

I found this Kibri Hellgate Bridge.  Its really cool.  I can't find anything about it.  Does anyone have any info on this bridge.

 

 

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I do not have any info on this item, but I wonder whether it is a Kibri item. Kibri items normally have the Kibri name stamped somewhere (e.g. at the back or the bottom of an item). I have never seen a paper Kibri trademark like this; it looks like a cut-out of a box of a postwar Kibri item. At the Kibri archive (http://www.fleischmann-toys.de.../Bruecken/index.html) I do not see a bridge like this.

Regards

Fred

sncf231e posted:
Joe Lyons posted:

I found this Kibri Hellgate Bridge.  Its really cool.  I can't find anything about it.  Does anyone have any info on this bridge.

 

 

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I do not have any info on this item, but I wonder whether it is a Kibri item. Kibri items normally have the Kibri name stamped somewhere (e.g. at the back or the bottom of an item). I have never seen a paper Kibri trademark like this; it looks like a cut-out of a box of a postwar Kibri item. At the Kibri archive (http://www.fleischmann-toys.de.../Bruecken/index.html) I do not see a bridge like this.

Regards

Fred

It's an amazing item. Clearly not Lionel. It's handpainted for sure, which I would say would be pre-war. You may be right about the Kibri logo, but we should check the rest of the item. If it is custom, it is terrific!

George

I picked up this pile of (junk) parts recently.  Mostly 3/16ths Flyer 0 with a couple of 545 locos that have most of the parts and 4 good motor frames.  Amongst the parts were a handful of cast figures, a complete Lionel E unit, a pair of Ives loco wheels, and some Lionel switch parts. Also showing exactly how he shipped it.  I guess when its this junky it doesn't matter much but I feel I was lucky the loco shells made it safe and sound.  Oh yeah, also got a couple of boxes of unused light bulbs and two unused Lionel knuckle coupler conversion packs in the two manila envelopes.  It's a lot of great parts for someone like myself who like working on this ... junk lol

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I picked up this pile of (junk) parts recently.  Mostly 3/16ths Flyer 0 with a couple of 545 locos that have most of the parts and 4 good motor frames.  Amongst the parts were a handful of cast figures, a complete Lionel E unit, a pair of Ives loco wheels, and some Lionel switch parts. Also showing exactly how he shipped it.  I guess when its this junky it doesn't matter much but I feel I was lucky the loco shells made it safe and sound.  Oh yeah, also got a couple of boxes of unused light bulbs and two unused Lionel knuckle coupler conversion packs in the two manila envelopes.  It's a lot of great parts for someone like myself who like working on this ... junk lol

Nice haul Dennis...even if it is junk (tongue in cheek)!   

Mike 

 

The guy could have definitely done a lot better job on the restoration. The wiring was absolutely atrocious, some weren't even wires! I found what looked like safety wire with heat shrink over it that was obviously way too big and had holes worn in it so it was shorting to the frame. Lots of tabs for the windows/doors were broken off inside and the inserts very poorly superglued into place. Very worn brushes & bushings. I still think the price was worth it but am disappointed a bit in the condition of the locomotive.

As for the cars I think they look great, my only beef with them is that the plastic inserts for the windows are missing. There's no clear plastic, and the blue tinted parts have been replaced by thick beige paper. But I can't say there were any other problems with the cars, the paint job is excellent and the stamping looks professional.

It's almost as if 2 different people restored the locomotive and the cars. 

Got my 263e working great, I didn’t know about simply applying zip ties to the uncoupling shoes.  The mechanism must drag on the axles somehow.

I also am loving the flexibility of the American Flyer curly couplers.  (Although the ETS and American Flyer gondolas aren’t getting along!)

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I saw that thread on the shoes & zip ties. After a bit I thought it must have too strong a shoe spring, hit the axle, or rubs the sides of center rails. The wheel flanges should keep it off the outer.

The A∃OLUS is a favorite of mine. My Marx Crusader bash would have been the  A∃OLUS if I had more mirrored stainless on hand. (It is  A∃OLUS )

Finally got around to going through this set, oiling the axles etc. The box took a couple of staples to repair some that had torn through. Everything is nicer than the EBay pictures. There is so much track I doubt it all came with it. Motor works well. Box says set #200. Everything here is duplicate for me, but my unboxed set has the black 1110.

Steve

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terry hudon posted:

this little buddy,i have had on layaway at pat's trains,brought it home fri,runs like a champ,lights work,i really like it,,,,when he said ,hey I have something you would like,,,i should have run,,,,,now its mine,,also picked up this af bumper,,IMGP2391IMGP2392IMGP2393IMGP2394IMGP2395IMGP2396IMGP2397IMGP2398IMGP2399

Hey, Terry

I told you it was a good looking Engine. These 0-6-0 are hard to beat.

Pat

Roi Tan cigar promo 2Several recent interesting small items have appeared on the layout:

1) 1939 Wyandotte Roi-Tan Cigars promo piece- advertising Sophie Tucker's CBS radio show.

2) Two different Flyer crossing signals. The Flyer crossing signals are "S" gauge but I must say I think they look great with O scale tinplate. Not that I don't like the "Big" Lionel crossing gates and signals, but they really are "big".

3) Also new is the brick roadway under the viaduct, found a short roll of the brick material at a recent TTOS meet; I'm wondering what others have used to create brick streets on their layouts?

4) And lastly, visible in the background is an interesting scratch-built transformer array that makes a perfect complement to the Lionel power station. It's stamped on the underside of the wooden base- it appears to say "Dube's Railroad Miniatures" in Marrietta PA. Very "old school" O gauge model railroading I thought.

Ejoy!

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Roi Tan cigar promo

 

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