One of my Birthday gifts today. FRAMED Kinkade print.

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Chris Lonero posted:

Happy birthday Joe Very nice!  My birthday was just this Sunday the 11th. 

Thanks Chris, Mine is 3/12, however, we celebrated yesterday so my kids could be there.

Joe Gozzo

overlandflyer posted:

does anyone else see something wrong with this picture?

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Only that with a roaring fire in the fireplace, Santa must have entered through a window or door, not the chimney!

I finally got my first set of tinplate passenger cars!  

A big thank you to the gang at Side Track Hobbies! Definitely worth a side trip for any tinplate enthusiast.  Here’s my brand new 700’s. Now I just need to look for appropriate power. Hmmmm...FA50D814-DB2B-4B37-8516-57C3E0A3032033F60251-2969-436D-A9DD-247C0C5D17FD7EA5625C-1CDC-4D30-8602-69F161F12AEC

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jhz563 posted:

I finally got my first set of tinplate passenger cars!  

A big thank you to the gang at Side Track Hobbies! Definitely worth a side trip for any tinplate enthusiast.  Here’s my brand new 700’s. Now I just need to look for appropriate power. Hmmmm...FA50D814-DB2B-4B37-8516-57C3E0A3032033F60251-2969-436D-A9DD-247C0C5D17FD7EA5625C-1CDC-4D30-8602-69F161F12AEC

Sidetrack ie really great.  I remember the 384e Christmas I bought from them. When I unpacked it there 4 extra straight pieces of track slid into the box. I received a 400E 3 years ago that had paint loss, they replaced it. Therefore, they are Always my 1st choice! Beautiful set. A red 256 in your future?

Joe Gozzo 

Pine Creek Railroad posted:

John,

   Great looking Cars!  Love the Red!   Think ZW-L or Z4K for your new power supply.

PCRR/Dave

I meant locomotive- right now I use most mth bricks for power.

John,

    I received some Pre-War AF Tin today also.  A real nice Red Lighted Caboose and a old Aqua and Orange Box Car.  Both in pretty darn good shape, I actually got them to couple with my Lionel Tin and  everything ran just great.  The Box car is one heavy piece of Tin for an O Gauge Car.

PCRR/Dave

Funny thing about these particular AF Cars, they have no ident numbers on them any place.

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89,

   I know what you mean.  Hay your spell checker is changing words on you.  It changed the word made to male, try to keep an eye on it, mine is doing the same thing.

PCRR/Dave

 

John,

   Did I actually read you were running great old Tin Plate Trains with MTH Bricks!   You have to pick up a Z4K and Side Receiver, along with the DCS and run the good old Tin Plate Engines with the DCS HHRC via the TR mode.  The old engines run smooth as silk in this manner, shame on you for powering your good Tin Plate with a nasty Brick.  Bricks are for building homes, not running classic Trains.

PCRR/Dave

Ya know you can't get into Tin Plate Heaven if you use Devil Bricks.

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Pine Creek Railroad posted:

John,

   Did I actually read you were running great old Tin Plate Trains with MTH Bricks!   You have to pick up a Z4K and Side Receiver, along with the DCS and run the good old Tin Plate Engines with the DCS HHRC via the TR mode.  The old engines run smooth as silk in this manner, shame on you for powering your good Tin Plate with a nasty Brick.  Bricks are for building homes, not running classic Trains.

PCRR/Dave

Ya know you can't get into Tin Plate Heaven if you use Devil Bricks.

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Mth z1000 or 750 brick through a throttle.  Or using the variable track voltage thru dcs tiu and remote.  Is there a problem I don’t see?

John,

   Get rid of the stinking Devil Brick and upgrade to a Z4K or ZW-L, keep the Z1000 for small stuff!

Just Kidding you buddy!

PCRR/Dave

You can't run good Tin with a Devil Brick, the Lord does not allow it.

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jhz563 posted:

I finally got my first set of tinplate passenger cars!  

A big thank you to the gang at Side Track Hobbies! Definitely worth a side trip for any tinplate enthusiast.  Here’s my brand new 700’s. Now I just need to look for appropriate power. Hmmmm...FA50D814-DB2B-4B37-8516-57C3E0A3032033F60251-2969-436D-A9DD-247C0C5D17FD7EA5625C-1CDC-4D30-8602-69F161F12AEC

 Very nice!  The only new tinplate I have came from them.

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IMG_3379IMG_3380IMG_3381Almost forgot, this Ditmar passenger car was in the same lot as the Marklin and Merkur cars.  Never heard of Ditmar, but it looks like they did make a few trains.

 

 

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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Seems the USPS made a Sunday delivery while I was at TTOS selling stuff. Forney Reading hopper. The beast is over 14".

Steve

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Nice Steve!

Steve,

   Now that is a nice Reading Hopper!

PCRR/Dave

It would be a great addition to the big Tin Plate Train, on the ceiling shelf layout. She would fit right in after the Spot Light Flat Car about 9 Car back.

Tin Plate Trains the real Little Boys Toys!  

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Crane Cars are my child hood favorite Toy !  Well along with a Bowie Knife and Fine L.C. Smith Shotgun.

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Joe,

   I have made it a strict policy to use the Buy Now entity, no bidding.  One of the reasons is more than likely you are bidding against one or even a few of the different forum members, and you end up driving the cost up most times, much more than the item is actually worth.

PCRR/Dave

 

These old tinplate cars clean-up very well.  Just kidding.  I bought these new cars last week.200 Katy200 Mopac217 Caboose514 Christmas514 Christmas2515 Anheuser

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Thanks, Dave.  I'm putting together a regular freight consist and Christmas consist.  Also, waiting on FedEx/UPS for a couple passenger sets.  Hopefully, more pics later this week or next.  Though regrettably, no operating layout until this summer.

By the way, I laid out these cars on the window sill to take the pictures.  I told my twelve year old daughter to take a look.  She said, "cool".  Then after a few seconds she pointed to the yellow "girl's" car and said "I really like the colors of this one".  So after all these years, maybe Lionel did have a good idea with the girl's set after all!

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Beachhead,

I love them all! Really great adds to your collection. I love NEW Tin!!

 

Totally agree, Joe.  I'm really into modern O gauge but I never get as excited as when I'm expecting some new tin in the mail.

Pine Creek Railroad posted:

Joe,

   I have made it a strict policy to use the Buy Now entity, no bidding.  One of the reasons is more than likely you are bidding against one or even a few of the different forum members, and you end up driving the cost up most times, much more than the item is actually worth.

PCRR/Dave

 

Well I was trying to get a like new Black and Brass 260 from mth with PS3 off the bay.  The auction ended a couple days ago.  I bid as high as full retail which I wasn’t super comfortable with but I wanted it and the seller had good feedback.  I watched in the last minute as it first went $20 over retail, and then as I started to mull over how bad I wanted it, the auction closed at $50 over full retail + shipping.  I hoped I wasn’t bidding against a forum member.  Clearly someone wanted it much more than I did, I hope they enjoy it.

You did good, control is a must in those situations.  260's come around a lot.  I mean retail is like $400 for those.  You can do better.  The only one I see really holding it's value is the Orange 255E they made...Maybe I'm comparing New in the box engine's with slightly used ones.  I figure if I would be running it anyway, let him take the depreciation hit!

Dennis Holler posted:

You can do better.

I totally agree.  Do you use GavelSnipe or a service like that?  It's revolutionized eBay for me.  Now I just think of my best price and put it in GavelSnipe.  It will put your bid on the auction with 5 seconds left (or whatever you set it at).  It keeps you from going crazy and putting in that extra bid at the end.

I am something of a newbie to evilbay.  I never heard of gavelsnipe, I will have to look into it.  The engine went for something like $452 plus shipping.  The pictures looked great but being used and without testing and no warranty it seemed like too much for me.

I did however win a 1666e with whistle tender as something of a consolation prize.  I've never had one so I am looking forward to it, and of course I'll post some pictures once it arrives.

Of course, there's no way for me to know if GavelSnipe has helped me win more auctions.  But it does impose discipline on your bidding.  And it's free so why not?

Last year I bought so reproduction MTH AF freight cars but never found an engine that I could afford to go with it. The other day I picked up an original Flyer in great condition that works perfectly (needs a rewire, insulation is cracking) but runs like a champ

 

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samdjr74 posted:

The other day I picked up an original Flyer

Now that is cool.  Great find.

jhz563 posted:

I am something of a newbie to evilbay.  I never heard of gavelsnipe, I will have to look into it.  The engine went for something like $452 plus shipping.  The pictures looked great but being used and without testing and no warranty it seemed like too much for me.

I did however win a 1666e with whistle tender as something of a consolation prize.  I've never had one so I am looking forward to it, and of course I'll post some pictures once it arrives.

Matt,

Yes, that sounds like a little too much for me as well. Patience will bring you something better.

Joe Gozzo

Trainlover160 posted:

Sam,

Love the Flyer Stuff! kind of surprised there was one out there that nice!

 

Thanks,

 

Joe Gozzo

Thanks Joe,

Actually when I went to the right shop, I found a few, all in excellent condition. Any guys in or near North Jersey, you should reach out to Ed and Doug at the Train Collectors Warehouse. Top shelf items, incredible inventory. 

Bassett Lowke Super Enterprise in LMS Crimson Lake, tinplate live steam in gauge 0.   Purchased from a dealer in the UK and on its way to me now.  Most BL stuff on fleabay has asking prices that are way out in left field.  Got a better price from a dealer in the UK, fancy that.  Going to start collecting and running UK LMS railway tinplate in live steam and clockwork.      Mike the Aspie

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Bassett Lowke Super Enterprise

Nice.  Any idea of the date that was manufactured?

artfull dodger posted:

Bassett Lowke Super Enterprise in LMS Crimson Lake, tinplate live steam in gauge 0.   Purchased from a dealer in the UK and on its way to me now.  Most BL stuff on fleabay has asking prices that are way out in left field.  Got a better price from a dealer in the UK, fancy that.  Going to start collecting and running UK LMS railway tinplate in live steam and clockwork.      Mike the Aspie

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That's awesome!

Been told most likely in the post war period by someone that knows the BL product line better than I do.  She would look good pulling the Hogwart's Express!   

 Mike the Aspie

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artfull dodger posted:

Bassett Lowke Super Enterprise in LMS Crimson Lake, tinplate live steam in gauge 0.   Purchased from a dealer in the UK and on its way to me now.  Most BL stuff on fleabay has asking prices that are way out in left field.  Got a better price from a dealer in the UK, fancy that.  Going to start collecting and running UK LMS railway tinplate in live steam and clockwork.      Mike the Aspie

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Mike Delany in the UK I reckon

 

I have a feeling your enterprise might be a later version ? Memory tells me they were in the 1930's but continued limited prod'n after the war ?

http://www.bassettlowkesociety.org.uk/  would be the place to go to lock it in I would think .. Nice Buy !!

Trainlover160 posted:

A nice surprise from the postman when arriving home from work Terry H. got me hooked on this when he showed his.

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Very nice! 

Chris,

   Real nice Cars both of them, I just picked up about 6 Cars from my buddy Jim up in NH.  The Mini Caboose Collection has expanded again, with a couple more nice Green on Green 817 Cabooses.

Will post some pictures when the delivery arrives, probably on Wednesday.

PCRR/Dave

 

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Well recently I came across this yellow gondola.  I have no idea if it’s rare or common but I hadn’t seen a yellow one before so I picked it up.

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Also picked up this fantastic USTTC boxcar from Papa Eastman. I had never heard of this company before or seen their product.  I am still learning about tinplate, but one thing I have learned is the time to buy something you like is when you see it, so I couldn’t pass this up.  

The car is beautiful, and I knew my wife would like it too because of the subject and color scheme.

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Interestingly, the side graphics are decals.  I never would guessed until I got it in my hands.  The color match is perfect.  

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Size-wise it’s a great match to a 2817 caboose or a 710 passenger car.

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jhz563 posted:

Well recently I came across this yellow gondola.  I have no idea if it’s rare or common but I hadn’t seen a yellow one before so I picked it up.

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Also picked up this fantastic USTTC boxcar from Papa Eastman. I had never heard of this company before or seen their product.  I am still learning about tinplate, but one thing I have learned is the time to buy something you like is when you see it, so I couldn’t pass this up.  

The car is beautiful, and I knew my wife would like it too because of the subject and color scheme.

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Interestingly, the side graphics are decals.  I never would guessed until I got it in my hands.  The color match is perfect.  

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Size-wise it’s a great match to a 2817 caboose or a 710 passenger car.

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Happy kid bonus!

The USTTC are semi clones of 800 series, or the later 2800 with box couplers. Looks good. The one that is a bit different is the caboose. They have a off center cupola.

Steve

Mike Delany in the UK I reckon 

 

I have a feeling your enterprise might be a later version ? Memory tells me they were in the 1930's but continued limited prod'n after the war ?

http://www.bassettlowkesociety.org.uk/  would be the place to go to lock it in I would think .. Nice Buy !!

I'll have to look up Mike Delany.

Kevin Finch is my best source for "EuroTin". His website has many original and many nice modern tinplate European trains in ele. and live steam. With new items being added almost every week. Everybody should check out  www.thestationmastersrooms.co.uk 

Bill

Gentlemen,

   Picked up about 8 - 800 Series Cars from Jim Lawson this past week, they are pictured below.

PCRR/Dave

Original 814 Flat Orange/Teal & Black early Lionel Box Car with Latch Couplers.  Will need to shine this Car up to it's original state.

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2, Green/Black 812 Gondola Cars, one light Green/Black with Box Couplers, a seriously nice Car, and one old Dark Green/Black with Latch Couplers.  I will touch this 812 Gondola Car up just slightly.   A very nice Brown/Yellow & Black Frame 814 Box Car with Latch Couplers.

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1 real nice original Flat Green on Green with Gold Trim 817 Caboose, with Latch Couplers, in nice shape, here on the over head Tracks.  The 2nd one with Orange Window Trim, in the Back Shop awaiting my attention.  The 2 - 817 Flat Green on Dark Green Cabooses were a great addition to my 817 Consist, I had neither 817 Caboose in these particular colors.

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Two of my favorite old Smaller 800 Series Cars, the 806 Orange and Burgundy Cattle Car, and the Red & Teal 807 Caboose, both with Latch Couplers.  These beauties will fit perfectly with my 259E - 600 consist.

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Looks like I just won this pile of crap.   I know it is not that great, but I was looking for a 483 crane and gee, its basically two whole sets plus some Chrome Marx signals for $55..  The 3/16ths set is missing the 561 loco, but I have a couple of those so no problem.

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You ought to be able to make something out of that.  Those signals look cool.

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Yes sir, I've been kind of hoping to come by some of those signals in chrome for a long time.  I figured mayby I would sell the passenger train and keep the rest.  We'll see I guess.

The freight set is this one from 1941 I think.

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And I did not win this one, but Man am I kicking myself for not being a little more serious in trying to win it...

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This was a nice stinking set and it was listed in my own town, I could have just picked it up!

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Eww.  I love local pick-up!  I definitely go a bid too far for those.

I should have just thrown down some coin for that one, It is a really nice looking set and it is a factory 1940 set with the 545 engine.  So clean....  Man I am kicking myself!

This is a bit of a hybrid, but since it is powered by tinplate, I'll post it here.

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This is a Marx Riser Gear windup motor, but as you might have noticed, there is a bit of extra mechanism at the front.  The motor is basically stock with the exception of a lot of extra gearing to make the governor spin faster.... and since the governor can only spin so fast, it means the motor runs considerably slower than stock.  A lot slower.  Since the gearing between the mainspring and drive axle is stock, the pulling power and running distance is comparable to a stock Marx Riser Gear motor.  A stock motor like this will complete 5 laps of my mainline in a bit less than a minute.  This motor takes nearly 8 minutes to cover the same distance.

Why is it a hybrid?  Because I installed it in a Lionel #8796 diesel switch engine shell... a plastic shell... 

It sure is fun to see it putter around the layout:

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Dennis Holler posted:

Looks like I just won this pile of crap.   I know it is not that great, but I was looking for a 483 crane and gee, its basically two whole sets plus some Chrome Marx signals for $55..  The 3/16ths set is missing the 561 loco, but I have a couple of those so no problem.

another pile of junk from ebaymarx chrome signals

Nice score...!

Mike 

LoadMaster posted:
Dennis Holler posted:

Looks like I just won this pile of crap.   I know it is not that great, but I was looking for a 483 crane and gee, its basically two whole sets plus some Chrome Marx signals for $55..  The 3/16ths set is missing the 561 loco, but I have a couple of those so no problem.

another pile of junk from ebaymarx chrome signals

Nice score...!

Mike 

Not bad Dennis, I have seen the flea market guys list one signal and a bent piece of track for that much. 

Of course theirs is "RARE AND VINTAGE". I have often thought of starting a topic called "REALLY????"

on here so people could post some of the absurdly priced items they see online. Like the guy who

keeps relisting the rusty marx 6" frame for 69.99 or the one who keeps listing the common flying

yankee set for $3500. I made him an offer of $75, he got upset. hehe

USTTC made a series of club cars and a engine for TTCS. They made one a year. I had all but the 1981 boxcar until a couple of years ago when I found one for $63.00. Took to a TCA meet for show and tell and have not seen it since. Just got a replacement for $11.00. Now that I have replaced it, I’m sure I’ll find the other one.

 

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Not bad Dennis, I have seen the flea market guys list one signal and a bent piece of track for that much. 

Of course theirs is "RARE AND VINTAGE". I have often thought of starting a topic called "REALLY????"

on here so people could post some of the absurdly priced items they see online.....

I don't know how many times I've seen an item listed as "rare" for an exorbitant price yet there are 20 other listing for the exact same item. Makes me laugh.

Mike 

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This just showed up at the front door. It needed a little cleaning, the steam chest cylinders were loose and some lube. I added a bridge rectifier and put it on the track. Runs great and very smooth. Hopefully I'll win the original matching cars for it this weekend

 

 

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This just showed up at the front door. It needed a little cleaning, the steam chest cylinders were loose and some lube. I added a bridge rectifier and put it on the track. Runs great and very smooth. Hopefully I'll win the original matching cars for it this weekend

 

Nice...!

Mike 

 

 

Well, here is my latest venture into the world of the bay.  "9615 boxed Sears Allstate set, complete, VG, and running."

Not, not and not. I emailed the seller back and suggested if she was going to list a set as complete, it should be.

Also if she was going to list it as very good, all components should be very good. And if she listed it as running it

should be running. Her response : "we're an estate liquidation company, we don't know anything about trains.

The guy  who listed this doesn't work here anymore. " This is one of these companies that says "we'll make it

right" (or we'll make excuses). So far I have not heard back. 

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Well I am thoroughly enjoying my new red Mth 261.  I do have a question to anyone else who has an Mth tinplate repro?  Does anyone else’s engine make a gear whine noise as it speeds up?  At any speed over 35 scale mph I can hear a whining noise that soon drowns out the loco sounds.  I have applied some grease to the exposed gears but it hasn’t really made a difference.  Has anyone else experienced this, can it be corrected?

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jhz563 posted:

Well I am thoroughly enjoying my new red Mth 261.  I do have a question to anyone else who has an Mth tinplate repro?  Does anyone else’s engine make a gear whine noise as it speeds up?  At any speed over 35 scale mph I can hear a whining noise that soon drowns out the loco sounds.  I have applied some grease to the exposed gears but it hasn’t really made a difference.  Has anyone else experienced this, can it be corrected?

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The main drive gear could be dry. They are a pain to get to. They are under the electronics if I recall. This is for P3.

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