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:

 - James

 

"Clockwork guys really know how to unwind!"

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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 

One day an engineer calls the dispatcher and asks him for the time. The dispatcher responds by asking him what road he works for… The engineer is a little upset and snaps “What difference does that make?”
“Well”, the dispatcher drawls, “if you work for the BN it’s 2 pm;
if you work for the UP it is 1400;
if you work for the NFS the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 2; and
if you work for Amtrak it’s Tuesday!”

 

Not bad Dennis...

Mike 

One day an engineer calls the dispatcher and asks him for the time. The dispatcher responds by asking him what road he works for… The engineer is a little upset and snaps “What difference does that make?”
“Well”, the dispatcher drawls, “if you work for the BN it’s 2 pm;
if you work for the UP it is 1400;
if you work for the NFS the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 2; and
if you work for Amtrak it’s Tuesday!”

 
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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Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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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 

One day an engineer calls the dispatcher and asks him for the time. The dispatcher responds by asking him what road he works for… The engineer is a little upset and snaps “What difference does that make?”
“Well”, the dispatcher drawls, “if you work for the BN it’s 2 pm;
if you work for the UP it is 1400;
if you work for the NFS the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 2; and
if you work for Amtrak it’s Tuesday!”

 

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

 

 

TCA# 05-59610

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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 

 

 

One day an engineer calls the dispatcher and asks him for the time. The dispatcher responds by asking him what road he works for… The engineer is a little upset and snaps “What difference does that make?”
“Well”, the dispatcher drawls, “if you work for the BN it’s 2 pm;
if you work for the UP it is 1400;
if you work for the NFS the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 2; and
if you work for Amtrak it’s Tuesday!”

 

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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May God Bless us all.

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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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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.

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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