FRENCHTRAINS posted:

Nice to see your work George, very well done !

I have repainted my Lionel 763e, not a perfect match but it will work for me.  Still have to find a matching tender, 2263w.

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Daniel

Thank you for the kind words Daniel, Dennis and Dave.

Daniel, that looks really nice. These engines look too realistic for tinplate.

After painting, how did you do the lettering on the back of the cab? It looks rubber stamped. Also, does this engine require T-rail track due to the scale flanged wheels? 

George

FRENCHTRAINS posted:

Nice to see your work George, very well done !

I have repainted my Lionel 763e, not a perfect match but it will work for me.  Still have to find a matching tender, 2263w.

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Daniel

That looks very good Daniel. The nice thing is I think the 2263 is less costly than the 2226 diecast tender.  Just curious, have you been able to locate a Scalecraft tender for your orher Hudson yet?

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

George S posted:

Thank you for the kind words Daniel, Dennis and Dave.

Daniel, that looks really nice. These engines look too realistic for tinplate.

After painting, how did you do the lettering on the back of the cab? It looks rubber stamped. Also, does this engine require T-rail track due to the scale flanged wheels? 

George

Thank you George,

The lettering is the original one I preserved and just masked before painting, of course there is a small difference of color but not too bad.

The engine runs very well on tinplate tracks but 072 curves are needed, the center wheel is flanged on the 763e.

Maybe too realistic for tinplate but Lionel sold it with 2800 tinplate freight and also 2600 passenger cars and with the vanderbilt tender.

Dennis Holler posted:
FRENCHTRAINS posted:

 

Nice to see your work George, very well done !

I have repainted my Lionel 763e, not a perfect match but it will work for me.  Still have to find a matching tender, 2263w.

Daniel

That looks very good Daniel. The nice thing is I think the 2263 is less costly than the 2226 diecast tender.  Just curious, have you been able to locate a Scalecraft tender for your orher Hudson yet?

Thanks Dennis, I will certainly find the tender on eBay or elsewhere and I prefer the 2263W for this engine, it will look nice with 2800 serie freight cars.

Still searching the Scale Craft tender.... i missed one on the bay recently, it will be certainly very hard to find one unfortunately. I tested the loco, it runs extremely smoothly, a great engine in regard of the manufacturing year, 1937. I just founded an original Scale Craft catalog recently, i would be happy to find some more pieces.

Any progress with you nice Marklin Pacific ?

Daniel

FRENCHTRAINS posted:
Dennis Holler posted:
FRENCHTRAINS posted:

 

Nice to see your work George, very well done !

I have repainted my Lionel 763e, not a perfect match but it will work for me.  Still have to find a matching tender, 2263w.

Daniel

That looks very good Daniel. The nice thing is I think the 2263 is less costly than the 2226 diecast tender.  Just curious, have you been able to locate a Scalecraft tender for your orher Hudson yet?

Thanks Dennis, I will certainly find the tender on eBay or elsewhere and I prefer the 2263W for this engine, it will look nice with 2800 serie freight cars.

Still searching the Scale Craft tender.... i missed one on the bay recently, it will be certainly very hard to find one unfortunately. I tested the loco, it runs extremely smoothly, a great engine in regard of the manufacturing year, 1937. I just founded an original Scale Craft catalog recently, i would be happy to find some more pieces.

Any progress with you nice Marklin Pacific ?

Daniel

I regret that the Marklin has been sitting for a while.  Honestly, I have so many open projects that I am struggling to close a few.  But I will keep at it.  Eventually, I will get to the Marklin.  Maybe part of my problem is that I need to decide to either clean it up or completely restore it!..

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

The train on the bridge is made up of a shorty GG-1 which was made by John Daniels and presented as a gift to Bob McCoy.  You can't see it in the picture, but on one said it says "McCoy" and on the other "Daniels".  I picked this up from Bonnie McCoy a few years ago and recently got it running with a motor from Ira Keeler.  It is basically a cut down version of the Daniels GG-1 with the same motor and same problems.

The baggage (Beaver Falls) and passenger cars (Linden Falls, Spruce Falls, Aspen Falls) are the MTH Tinplate Traditions 330 series PRR trains named after the waterfalls.  The catalog#s for the set and the extra coach are 10-1212-1  and 10-5023.  The baggage car # is 10-5080.

 

Aloha, Joe Lyons
Dennis Holler posted:
FRENCHTRAINS posted:
Dennis Holler posted:
 

Thanks Dennis, I will certainly find the tender on eBay or elsewhere and I prefer the 2263W for this engine, it will look nice with 2800 serie freight cars.

Still searching the Scale Craft tender.... i missed one on the bay recently, it will be certainly very hard to find one unfortunately. I tested the loco, it runs extremely smoothly, a great engine in regard of the manufacturing year, 1937. I just founded an original Scale Craft catalog recently, i would be happy to find some more pieces.

Any progress with you nice Marklin Pacific ?

Daniel

I regret that the Marklin has been sitting for a while.  Honestly, I have so many open projects that I am struggling to close a few.  But I will keep at it.  Eventually, I will get to the Marklin.  Maybe part of my problem is that I need to decide to either clean it up or completely restore it!..

clean it up....glad I could help........

Dave

 

 

 

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Well, another lot of cars and parts on the way.  11 bucks.  I just can never guess what will get bid on and what won't..  Good 261t, couple of 530's and a 629?? I might have the numbers reversed.  I had a 252 frame needing a cab so good there.....

  bunch of Lionel shells 11 bucks

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Joe Lyons posted:

The train on the bridge is made up of a shorty GG-1 which was made by John Daniels and presented as a gift to Bob McCoy.  You can't see it in the picture, but on one said it says "McCoy" and on the other "Daniels".  I picked this up from Bonnie McCoy a few years ago and recently got it running with a motor from Ira Keeler.  It is basically a cut down version of the Daniels GG-1 with the same motor and same problems.

The baggage (Beaver Falls) and passenger cars (Linden Falls, Spruce Falls, Aspen Falls) are the MTH Tinplate Traditions 330 series PRR trains named after the waterfalls.  The catalog#s for the set and the extra coach are 10-1212-1  and 10-5023.  The baggage car # is 10-5080.

 

I noticed it started life out as a Daniels, but really cool to know that it involved both Daniels and Bob McCoy. I remotored mine recently (still with two motors), adapting a couple of NWSL G gauge units and a Dallee reversing unit. Glides down the track.  But looks scared when next to my Gold Standard GG1 (which is about twice as long and an inch taller)!

Jim

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Jim Waterman posted:
Joe Lyons posted:

This bridge just arrived today.

New Bridge

Another guy who's picking up some of Arno's stuff! 

Cool shorty GG1 too (or maybe closer to a P5A Modified)

Jim

I looked it up...unless I made a mistake it would be a P by wheel/axle count.

Hence the " 'lectric Pea" .

Pa5 might be closer than GG1 here but there were a bunch of similar shaped, but smaller prototypes that never made a second production.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





Karl Bub O gauge clockwork 4-4-0 American Type steam loco. Missing the headlight, but runs great. These Karl Bub pieces seem to be very underappreciated, I think they're quite nice (and they seem to sell for modest prices compared to Marklin and Bing). I wonder what year this would have been from- is there a KBN book out there? Also attached is a picture of what I believe my missing headlight looks like- it has two pins that mount it into a pair of corresponding holes on the boiler. Doesn't look too hard to make, would be a good 3D print piece.

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This arrived yesterday to enhance the enjoyment of my weekend.  All of my pre-war tinplate is either Lionel or Marklin, and I’ve never been greatly excited by Hornby.  However here in Australia Hornby dominated the market, so there’s lots available.  I saw this signal box / switch tower and just had to have it!  It’s actually closer to a local prototype.

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I managed to straighten a few corners that were bent.  It looks like the roof has been removed at some point as one of the tabs is not inserted into the slot.  Now I have to decide whether to risk removing the roof again to fix the loose chimney and clean the inside.

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John Smatlak posted:

Karl Bub O gauge clockwork 4-4-0 American Type steam loco. Missing the headlight, but runs great. These Karl Bub pieces seem to be very underappreciated, I think they're quite nice (and they seem to sell for modest prices compared to Marklin and Bing). I wonder what year this would have been from- is there a KBN book out there?

There is a catalog on Bub in the Schiffmann (German) series: http://www.schiffmann-verlag.d...erkataloge/Band9.php. I assume your locomotive is from around 1925, here is a simpler version: https://www.historytoy.com/Bub...w-catcher-locomotive.

Regards

Fred

O Gauge Guy posted:

This arrived yesterday to enhance the enjoyment of my weekend.  All of my pre-war tinplate is either Lionel or Marklin, and I’ve never been greatly excited by Hornby.  However here in Australia Hornby dominated the market, so there’s lots available.  I saw this signal box / switch tower and just had to have it!  It’s actually closer to a local prototype.

 

I managed to straighten a few corners that were bent.  It looks like the roof has been removed at some point as one of the tabs is not inserted into the slot.  Now I have to decide whether to risk removing the roof again to fix the loose chimney and clean the inside.

 

Guy

Since it does not have a hinged roof this looks not like a prewar version (No 2E Signal Cabin), but like a postwar version (No 2 Signal Cabin) which was made with this orange roof colour from 1955-57. It is a nice accessory anyway, but as you can see on my (green roofed) version it does not like the sun.

Regards

Fred

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O Gauge Guy posted:

This arrived yesterday to enhance the enjoyment of my weekend.  All of my pre-war tinplate is either Lionel or Marklin, and I’ve never been greatly excited by Hornby.  However here in Australia Hornby dominated the market, so there’s lots available.  I saw this signal box / switch tower and just had to have it!  It’s actually closer to a local prototype.

 

I managed to straighten a few corners that were bent.  It looks like the roof has been removed at some point as one of the tabs is not inserted into the slot.  Now I have to decide whether to risk removing the roof again to fix the loose chimney and clean the inside.

 

Guy

Since it does not have a hinged roof this looks not like a prewar version (No 2E Signal Cabin), but like a postwar version (No 2 Signal Cabin) which was made with this orange roof colour from 1955-57. It is a nice accessory anyway, but as you can see on my (green roofed) version it does not like the sun.

Regards

Fred

Thank you for this helpful information Fred.  Yes, the sun is doing some damage.  I've seen these with a red roof, a green roof and a blue roof - also an aqua-cyan roof, although maybe this one was faded.  From a 1935 and 1956 catalogue:

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Dennis Holler posted:

Is that the one from the Stout auction?   Your a madman!!!!!!!!!!   can't wait to see that one too.

I watched the prices from the stout auctions, particularly the Saturday one.  Too rich for my blood right now.  I but in a handful of low ball offers hoping something would stick but no luck.  It seemed like almost everything was selling way above estimate, especially the paper items.  The 763E's available looked great, but right now one of the cars I drive is worth less than the selling price!

May God Bless us all.

Interesting to review history of some of these items as they are unique enough to see a history of selling. This layout at one time had the original box and sold around $3600and then another one sold for $4800. I felt the high estimate of $1200 was LOW, as were many presale estimates but that is part of the auction psychology. If pre sale estimate too high then why bid. O feel what I paid was fair especially as the auction is close enough for me to drive up and pick up my self, and this is another one that will need some refurbishment!

Tunnel is challenge here but I am thinking about making an internal support out of Celastic to reestablish strength and allow patching of felt. These later mountains are a much simpler coloration of primarily a dark brown with some green paint and grass. Will clean track in tunnel through access hole and portals and get it back up and running!! H2651-L150607794H2651-L150607784

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jhz563 posted:
Dennis Holler posted:

Is that the one from the Stout auction?   Your a madman!!!!!!!!!!   can't wait to see that one too.

I watched the prices from the stout auctions, particularly the Saturday one.  Too rich for my blood right now.  I but in a handful of low ball offers hoping something would stick but no luck.  It seemed like almost everything was selling way above estimate, especially the paper items.  The 763E's available looked great, but right now one of the cars I drive is worth less than the selling price!

I have won items in three Stout auctions this year. Yes, the prices seem a little high, but I am buying items that don't show up on eBay very often. Sometimes you need to pay for rarity or condition. Also, I figure, this being an auction, that the item was worth about what I was willing to pay, or maybe the bid amount just before mine. 

I'll post pictures of my recent winnings when they arrive.

George

Daughter and son in law ordered this on Zulily. Came on sat in a huge box. About the size of a train set. When they opened the box  They were just as surprised as I was because when my daughter ordered it she thought it was gonna be a little tiny thing and it's about the size of a regular street sign and it actually is a little rustic it's pretty cool look in. I wanna do pay them for it and she said dad don't worry about it it was only 8 bucks! Score!!

Joe Gozzo

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Daughter and son in law ordered this on Zulily. Came on sat in a huge box. About the size of a train set. When they opened the box  They were just as surprised as I was because when my daughter ordered it she thought it was gonna be a little tiny thing and it's about the size of a regular street sign and it actually is a little rustic it's pretty cool look in. I wanna do pay them for it and she said dad don't worry about it it was only 8 bucks! Score!!

Joe Gozzo

Cool, Joe.  Looks legit!

MikeH

George S posted:
FRENCHTRAINS posted:

Nice to see your work George, very well done !

I have repainted my Lionel 763e, not a perfect match but it will work for me.  Still have to find a matching tender, 2263w.

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Daniel

Thank you for the kind words Daniel, Dennis and Dave.

Daniel, that looks really nice. These engines look too realistic for tinplate.

After painting, how did you do the lettering on the back of the cab? It looks rubber stamped. Also, does this engine require T-rail track due to the scale flanged wheels? 

George

George,

 What a beautiful job on the engine.  I was just getting use the idea that you made the door for the Box car that came out really nice.

 I have always wanted to get one of these what is it happy running on 54 or 0 72?

Joe Gozzo

 

 

 

Hi Joe, it if's like the modern 783/785's it'll run on 042 if you swap the front truck for the later non scale version otherwise Lionel would say 072.  I do remember reading an article in CTT where a modeler did some experimentation and determined he could get his to run on something like 063 ..... but that is not verified.

The large front wheels are one of the main problems though.

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

I managed to find this American flyer 510 Prewar diecast  MP stock car on ebay in the n scale listings. I assume because of where I found it, I was lucky to get it for 8.99 as it looks to be in pretty good shape.  This is normally  a pretty tough car to find in good shape.  The funny part is that it was listed as an Atlas  MP 510 stock car.

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A work in process, but it will be a super smooth Unique Art Litho Rock Island diesel set when done. For now I’ll live with a rather large height difference between the power unit and the dummy. UA used drivers about the size of 200 series wheels.

Steve

 

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Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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A work in process, but it will be a super smooth Unique Art Litho Rock Island diesel set when done. For now I’ll live with a rather large height difference between the power unit and the dummy. UA used drivers about the size of 200 series wheels.

Steve

 

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Great idea, Steve, maybe power both units!
Jim

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Dennis Holler posted:

Was $40 too much?  2035, 2055, 249E... junk stuff  but hey...  I'll be curious to see if they pack this mess carefully enough to keep from breaking any of those perfect marker lights on the postwar locos....

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Hey Dennis, I would be interested in that  squared off tender if the shell is in good shape

John

Dennis I gave $30 for a box of 2025/2035 stuff at a show last winter. I had one together and running an hour after I got home. The other had a couple damaged drivers, and some missing rods, but otherwise complete. I'd say you got the shaft..........

Dave

 

 

 

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Steamer posted:

Dennis I gave $30 for a box of 2025/2035 stuff at a show last winter. I had one together and running an hour after I got home. The other had a couple damaged drivers, and some missing rods, but otherwise complete. I'd say you got the shaft..........

I figured that would be the case. 😂 that’ll be the benchmark. If two locos will work, maybe I win 😎

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Choo Choo Charlie posted:

 

This is a Marx 35461 Pacific Fruit Express tinplate car I picked up earlier this year at local Hobby shop for $8.  I needed another Marx car for my Marx 999 tinplate set that had more color than my plane brown box car that came with the set.

Charlie

 

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It’s not like I really like those, only have 20 of them. 

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

An update on my recently arrived Lionel standard gauge "Baby State" set- I successfully changed out the two bad wheels on the locomotive using my Home Depot wheel puller for removing the warped wheels (acquired thanks to a tip here on the forum https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...d-gauge-wheel-puller) and finished cleaning it up- it runs and looks great. The most interesting thing about it for me is the construction of the 318E locomotive; it is one of the "Build-a-Loco" family and has a bus bar that connects the lights to the power chassis- no wires, very neat. The spring-loaded pin that makes the connection between the bus bar and the power unit is also incorporated into the pickup plate, an arrangement that proved troublesome for Lionel (and was replaced) as heat degraded the spring over time and the contact became flaky- I have a steam loco that had this problem until I replaced the pickup plate assembly).

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Joe Lyons posted:

Steve,

I was watching one of your older YouTube videos the other day and it looks like you also have the market cornered on Marx 6 inch Red Bogota and Montclair coaches. 

 

I pulled those from a number of sets for that video. Being as they are four wheel, all those sets are gone. CP Bob bought the last set.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

O Gauge Guy posted:
480px-Hornby_Signal_Cabin_No2_42,370_[MCat_1956)sncf231e posted:
O Gauge Guy posted:

This arrived yesterday to enhance the enjoyment of my weekend.  All of my pre-war tinplate is either Lionel or Marklin, and I’ve never been greatly excited by Hornby.  However here in Australia Hornby dominated the market, so there’s lots available.  I saw this signal box / switch tower and just had to have it!  It’s actually closer to a local prototype.

 

I managed to straighten a few corners that were bent.  It looks like the roof has been removed at some point as one of the tabs is not inserted into the slot.  Now I have to decide whether to risk removing the roof again to fix the loose chimney and clean the inside.

 

Guy

Since it does not have a hinged roof this looks not like a prewar version (No 2E Signal Cabin), but like a postwar version (No 2 Signal Cabin) which was made with this orange roof colour from 1955-57. It is a nice accessory anyway, but as you can see on my (green roofed) version it does not like the sun.

Regards

Fred

Thank you for this helpful information Fred.  Yes, the sun is doing some damage.  I've seen these with a red roof, a green roof and a blue roof - also an aqua-cyan roof, although maybe this one was faded.  From a 1935 and 1956 catalogue:

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The holiday weekend provided some time to check another project off the list- adding a light to my Hornby Signal Cabin. Not sure if Hornby ever did this with this particular accessory, but the lever frame inside needed lighting! The socket and wire were secured in place with bits of hot glue, so it is easily reversible should a future owner of the piece not want to have it. For more details on the lever frame inside, see my post of 8/7/18: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...16#80551019625758116 Now I just need to find the tower operator figure to go inside!

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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

A work in process, but it will be a super smooth Unique Art Litho Rock Island diesel set when done. For now I’ll live with a rather large height difference between the power unit and the dummy. UA used drivers about the size of 200 series wheels.

Steve

 

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The transplant is done. 

 

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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Well Dave was right although I didn’t realize it myselfe at the time. Daniel and I made a trade, Scale craft K4 and some cars for the Erector Hudson. This forum really is great. Neither of us mentioned $$ once. It was simple, Daniel saw my interest in it and offered it up. I remembered he had mentioned he’d like to find a Scalecraft K4 and so I offered one back and the deal was done simple as that. Here it is after I opened it up. It’s a big project to be sure, but man is it cool. 😁 we new it was missing a few parts, a big one is the firebox wrapper but I think I can make one from brass or sheet metal for now. I may start a thread for this since I’ve never seen one on here as well. Couldn’t happen without Daniel’s generosity, I hope we can meet some day face to face. I promiss I’ll get the K4 in shape and over to you as quickly as I can.

 

Hi Dennis, 

Nice to see it at home now and very pleased you like it. Shipping has been fast, just a week to arrive from France to USA is fine.

You will have a lot of work to do on that baby but i think it is one more great project.... It will need some time to do it but it is relatively simple i think. Please post a trade it would be great to see the progress on the restoration.

Now ...... you will have to talk to Dave about his commission,  0+0 = 0   No money, sorry for you.

For the K4, no urgency at all i have also some projects running, more or less fast ....

Enjoy the return in your country of that hudson, and next trip in USA maybe i will do a visit...

All my best wishes,  Daniel

 

overlandflyer posted:

vines are much more believable as scale timber than tree branches.
i also hate seeing empty tenders...

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the only other material needed is white glue and a business card for the base.
also good for backyard log piles.

cheers...gary

great idea!

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

My newly arrived American Flyer O gauge Hudson (2-6-4). Posing alongside is a Flyer 1686/4629-729 Type XXI streamlined 2-4-4 steam loco. Looking the Hudson up in the Greenburg American Flyer prewar book, it appears to match the photo on page 59 of a 1936-39 1680/4680 Type XII locomotive (B) with 1620 Type XI tender. However, it has a vertical firebox light (as opposed to a horizontal one), so perhaps it is another closely related variant. These engines have many of the interesting Flyer O gauge steam loco features such as a front coupler, and a very long tender drawbar that is attaches to a pin on the engine's trailing truck (instead of a pin under the back of the cab). Also the rear truck on the engine only has one wheelset in it, although it's made to look like it has two. The tender has a whistle, but it's designed to actuate off Flyer's 5-rail whistle track section so I haven't tried it yet.

The engine is original with some minor touch-ups, and the motor runs and reverses great. The front truck is somewhat troublesome (it likes to derail), but overall it's a sharp looking engine. Also, something's up with the front headlight- although I installed a tested working bulb, it won't come on.  Now I need to find some Flyer heavyweight Pullmans to go with it! 

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John Smatlak posted:

My newly arrived American Flyer O gauge Hudson (2-6-4). Posing alongside is a Flyer 1686/4629-729 Type XXI streamlined 2-4-4 steam loco. Looking the Hudson up in the Greenburg American Flyer prewar book, it appears to match the photo on page 59 of a 1936-39 1680/4680 Type XII locomotive (B) with 1620 Type XI tender. However, it has a vertical firebox light (as opposed to a horizontal one), so perhaps it is another closely related variant. These engines have many of the interesting Flyer O gauge steam loco features such as a front coupler, and a very long tender drawbar that is attaches to a pin on the engine's trailing truck (instead of a pin under the back of the cab). Also the rear truck on the engine only has one wheelset in it, although it's made to look like it has two. The tender has a whistle, but it's designed to actuate off Flyer's 5-rail whistle track section so I haven't tried it yet.

The engine is original with some minor touch-ups, and the motor runs and reverses great. The front truck is somewhat troublesome (it likes to derail), but overall it's a sharp looking engine. Also, something's up with the front headlight- although I installed a tested working bulb, it won't come on.  Now I need to find some Flyer heavyweight Pullmans to go with it! 

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love these ,I have two,,,this and a later one with cast tender,,,yes the bugger like to derail, I bought a new truck ,same,and I run it on af oguage 40" ,will have to try it back on the fastrack I totally love af ogauge !

George S posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

The big question is will it get here unbroken.

Steve

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I was watching that and thinking the same. Almost pulled the trigger... Glad it's going to a good home!

George

I was surprised there wasn't more action. Wasn't cheap, but far less than some have gone for.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
George S posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

The big question is will it get here unbroken.

Steve

 

I was watching that and thinking the same. Almost pulled the trigger... Glad it's going to a good home!

George

I was surprised there wasn't more action. Wasn't cheap, but far less than some have gone for.

Steve

Yes, it was a more than reasonable price in such great condition. I think the guy said it went for almost twice that much when it was new. I have just depleted my train funds lately. I'm sitting on a bunch of stuff I need to sell, but I'm waiting for the Summer doldrums of the train market to end.

George

The market must just be down, or what I thought was a good deal isn't that great anymore lol, There are some nicer cars on right now too for 3 times as much with a few days left...  I think I've seen loose roofs lately, of course, now that I want one probably won't be as easy!

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

kidding heck...shoulda let you get it...then got it from you.

Wife just got home with a late birthday present...not tinplate, but for a tinplate layout. Dodge L600 auto transport. came with a '66 Hemi Charger. I added The King and Doc Hudson.

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M2 Machines...available at you local Wally World. I've got several cars made by them. "50s to '60s stuff. Nice detail, about $5 or a little less for a car. You can see a couple parked by the Church and Post Office.

Dave

 

 

 

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Steamer posted:

kidding heck...shoulda let you get it...then got it from you.

Wife just got home with a late birthday present...not tinplate, but for a tinplate layout. Dodge L600 auto transport. came with a '66 Hemi Charger. I added The King and Doc Hudson.

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Happy belated birthday Dave!

George

Dennis Holler posted:

The market must just be down, or what I thought was a good deal isn't that great anymore lol, There are some nicer cars on right now too for 3 times as much with a few days left...  I think I've seen loose roofs lately, of course, now that I want one probably won't be as easy!

I think Hennings might even have them for those cars. They should look nice when redone.

George

Here's an item for you guys to buy... In Stout's auction next weekend in Indiana, there is a Lionel Tuscan 813 rubber stamped lettering with the original box! I read that there are only 12 of these in existence. Although, I happened to see 4 of them on eBay one year.

Go get it guys! This one could go for over $2,000! I won't be bidding sadly.

George

P.S. Remember that if you buy online and pay with a credit card, your buyer's fee will be $400 if the car sells for $2,000. 

That's terrible! You'd think for $45 in shipping the seller would have packed it better. I thought the legs would be the hardest to protect, but there's no excuse for the base. The damage under the roof is odd, since the roof seems fine itself. 

So sorry Steve.

George

If you decide to keep it, You can probably straighten the tin on the cab with pliers. Tape the area with electrical tape to protect the paint and gently bend. Not sure about the legs. You can glue the base with JB Weld, but you will see the crack and touch up paint. 

George

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

The big question is will it get here unbroken.

Steve

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And the answer is no. Very poorly packed.

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Steve,

So sorry to hear. My guess he did not wrap and pack due to higher shipping costs. I would open a case with PayPal. They will make sure he sends you a call tag for a full refund.

Joe Gozzo

  That's sad.

   Two weeks ago I saw a FedEx joker throwing boxes on a hand cart with his hand guiding and slamming them home from above; like they were basketballs being dribbled. 

  And this was after he used his truck's shadow, motor revs, and tailgating, to intimidate all the old ladies out of the circle drive so he could park at the foot of the handicap ramp to the main entrance at the medical center. He was there for twenty minutes, making folks that couldn't hobble down have to wait on him.  

  Had my big mouth not been to the dentist, I sure would have loved using it that day.  The whole time I was thinking of the last Dorfan copy I saw damaged in shipping here.  People really suck sometimes 

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

The big question is will it get here unbroken.

Steve

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And the answer is no. Very poorly packed.

Steve

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The guy had 0 feedback score so is new to Ebay.

He charged $45.00  shipping, his actual cost was $66.00. He said he paid extra for special handling. Fragile stickers all over the box.

I got it at a really good price so I will keep it and repair. It works, just won't be quite as pristine.

He has filed a claim with the USPS.

He is offering a $100.00 refund. Hopefully he does it.

The box has some minor damage, not too bad so it was not abused excessivly. The box was literally the same length as the crane so the base and roof were wedged against the box ends. He did wrap it well, but with the tight fit in the box, it was a disaster waiting to happen.

Steve

 

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

The big question is will it get here unbroken.

Steve

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And the answer is no. Very poorly packed.

Steve

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The guy had 0 feedback score so is new to Ebay.

He charged $45.00  shipping, his actual cost was $66.00. He said he paid extra for special handling. Fragile stickers all over the box.

I got it at a really good price so I will keep it and repair. It works, just won't be quite as pristine.

He has filed a claim with the USPS.

He is offering a $100.00 refund. Hopefully he does it.

The box has some minor damage, not too bad so it was not abused excessivly. The box was literally the same length as the crane so the base and roof were wedged against the box ends. He did wrap it well, but with the tight fit in the box, it was a disaster waiting to happen.

Steve

 

I wish people would learn how to box things and ship them. I want to Linal train said I need a want to have a little he just threw the trains in a box with some scraps of Styrofoam in their answer is just file a claim. I was lucky enough to get the door fan crane and first offered by TReproductions and he came wrapped very nicely and package the Styrofoam however even with that over the years one of the legs is cracked

Serious junk.. 19 inch long  1928 Bing No1 gauge Pullmans.  Two of them, one missing it's top.  I think the numbers are 10/529 or 10/530...  Do I have any other 1 gauge stuff??? ..... No.... not yet....

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Not sure how tough these cars are to find, but I've only seen them in auction pictures and such.  I will restore these.

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Serious junk.. 19 inch long  1928 Bing No1 gauge Pullmans.  Two of them, one missing it's top.  I think the numbers are 10/529 or 10/530...  Do I have any other 1 gauge stuff??? ..... No.... not yet....

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Not sure how tough these cars are to find, but I've only seen them in auction pictures and such.  I will restore these.

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Dennis Holler posted:

Serious junk.. 19 inch long  1928 Bing No1 gauge Pullmans.  Two of them, one missing it's top.  I think the numbers are 10/529 or 10/530...  Do I have any other 1 gauge stuff??? ..... No.... not yet....

 

Not sure how tough these cars are to find, but I've only seen them in auction pictures and such.  I will restore these.

 

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Hi Dennis.

Based on this catalog page and my rusty German, what you have is the 10/538/1 - the Speisewagen (trip or tour coach).  The 10/539/X is the Schlaffwagen (Sleeping coach).  Based on your length of 19" I assign the /1 designation because the /0 is 13.75" long.  I converted the metric descriptions in the catalog.

Nice find.  Have fun cleaning them up and restoring them.  I'm betting with your skills you can cut/stamp/replicate your own roof based on a template from the one you have.

Good luck with that locomotive <smile>.

U the man Dennis!  Keep us posted on the search for the engine!  Not nearly as rare but still a nice rescue from the rust bucket/bin of used stuff- had to paint the bases of the telegraph poles but the rest cleaned up pretty good. Probably paid too much at $20 but got some parts along with.

If it was easy, anybody could do it!

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Now if I can only find the correct Bing engine.... and afford it.

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Dennis take a look on eBay in Germany, there is some Bing gauge one, but be carefull the pieces offered are sometime not so good..... the best ones are for sale in large auction houses.

And after Bing there is Marklin..... gauge one is great but may be very expensive. Some nice sets are affordables as this one from Marklin in 1928-29.

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Thanks guys!  I know they are in junk condition, but I'm excited, I think in good condition, these are way above my pay grade! I managed to find them on ebay and those are the auction pictures,,,, made an offer of $50 and he took it.  They had actually been listed several times, and I just finally said go for it since I knew what they were. 

John, I love those signs! 

Daniel, That Marklin is great as well.  I think I just saw a similar passenger car here on US ebay, will have to take another look.

Thanks Byrdie, I'll do my best.... my project mountain is still growing!!

George, You never know, might get up there some time!

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FRENCHTRAINS posted:
Dennis Holler posted:

Now if I can only find the correct Bing engine.... and afford it.

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Dennis take a look on eBay in Germany, there is some Bing gauge one, but be carefull the pieces offered are sometime not so good..... the best ones are for sale in large auction houses.

And after Bing there is Marklin..... gauge one is great but may be very expensive. Some nice sets are affordables as this one from Marklin in 1928-29.

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Daniel

Hi Daniel,

Is the three rail gauge one track the same width as the LGB two-rail? I forgot that Bing and Marklin ran gauge one on three rail track. Is it hard to find the track? Is there a modern manufacturer?

Kind Regards,

George

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Daniel

Hi Daniel,

Is the three rail gauge one track the same width as the LGB two-rail? I forgot that Bing and Marklin ran gauge one on three rail track. Is it hard to find the track? Is there a modern manufacturer?

Kind Regards,

George

Hello George,  

Yes the original Marklin tracks have the same width as LGB and you can run old gauge one cars on them. The tracks by themselves are not always easy to find especially the Marklin progress ones, illustrated on the pictures, they sell for 10-15 € each in good condition. You can find modern tracks in Germany, i have never seen them on eBay but they are also expensives;  same price as the old original ones or  even more. Electro switches also command high prices, must be around a hundred each.

Very best,   Daniel

 

Here's a billboard I made for my standard gauge floor layout.  I made the frame in my shop one afternoon and used some leftover radiator screen to add some bling to it.  I finally got around to taking a screen saver shot for the photo,  had it printed 5x7 and secured it in place with 4 window glazing points.

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JohnnieWalker posted:

Here's a billboard I made for my standard gauge floor layout.  I made the frame in my shop one afternoon and used some leftover radiator screen to add some bling to it.  I finally got around to taking a screen saver shot for the photo,  had it printed 5x7 and secured it in place with 4 window glazing points.

Love it!!!!

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

quite some time ago i picked up a few bags of various O scale ties at a train show that were on sale and every so often when i'm watching a video or just enjoying a sunny day on the patio, i'll break out the white glue & an X-acto knife and make a crate or a pallet.  the barrels are just a collection odd lots over the years...

crates and barrels
background clutter for pictures or flatcar/ gondola loads to add some life to a train.

fun stuff! ... gary

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went to my first estate sale today. Took The Boss, and we both had a great time. And she spent more than I did, so that's good . The only train stuff I didn't get was some Prewar Lionel, with boxes, that I already had. There was a train board, that had a Circus set up on, with a straight section of track, included a 671 and tender, Marx 999 no tender, a couple Postwar Lionel cars, and a Postwar Flyer car. The bidding quickly went for more than  i was interested in, so I left before it sold. Got enough track for storage lines, a Marx PRR 3/16 Gondola I didn't have,some other Marx 3/16 cars I already have, a 999 and tender, a couple Prewar Lionel cars,some MPC stuff, and a neat home made or kit car with Lionel trucks. There were several box lots of Tootsie Toy,Midge, and other cars and trucks. I won one box. There was a lot of interest in these. I'll be posting the stuff I don't want in the for sale forum. Sorry for the crappy pics, I didn't want to wait to go downstairs to go thru everything.

 

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The loving wife got me a set of Lionel 18, 19, and 190 coaches in green, pretty good shape. Now I have to figure out what loco t look for to pull them.

 

Frank Ventura

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... Another dedicated member of the model railroad quality control department. whenever I see quality, I try to control it...

 

The 263E was separate sale from the passenger cars. 

The 255E was issued about 8 years ago and most of the cars were DAP cars.

i was the 263 in the last catalog and Regis got it for me.

 

Marty

 

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"Eating Treksgiving dinner with Captain Kirk!"

 

Did they hit the same hue of Orange on the new loco?  Just curious as I bought some 1685/6/7 Pullmans and the Red was darn near Pink....  It really surprised me as I swear I had seen plenty of those MTH cars and nice red. It really caught me off guard.  I assume it must have just been a poor batch of paint or something.  Anyway, not really related, but I'm curious as to how consistent they have been on all those short run Orange cars.

 

Thanks,

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Dennis Holler posted:

Did they hit the same hue of Orange on the new loco?  Just curious as I bought some 1685/6/7 Pullmans and the Red was darn near Pink....  It really surprised me as I swear I had seen plenty of those MTH cars and nice red. It really caught me off guard.  I assume it must have just been a poor batch of paint or something.  Anyway, not really related, but I'm curious as to how consistent they have been on all those short run Orange cars.

 

Thanks,

To me the 2 sets definitely share the same orange.

Marty

 

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"Eating Treksgiving dinner with Captain Kirk!"

 

My newest large tinplate structure. Metttoy Emergency Ward 10 Hospital. Needs some work, but I picked it up on the cheap considering these can go for a do do load of $$$$. Need to use the lower tower to make a copy for the missing top tower.

Steve

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I think.  Hard to tell by the auction.   Nothing to judge the length by. I think they made it both ways.  I'm pretty sure it is the O version, the couplers are pretty good size.  We'll see when it gets here. Price was good enough I didn't care and no one else bid again????!!

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POC914NUT posted:

I finally managed to buy a McCoy Black Diamond Short Line set. It came with a version of the log car that I have never seen. Now all I have to find is the correct engine to go with the cars.IMG_20180927_213948597IMG_20180929_091457072IMG_20180929_091505486IMG_20180929_192255

Sold my spare to Bob a few months ago.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

The big brown truck just came with gifts from Stout. A couple of Collector Classics Dorfan Repro crocodiles and a original 3920. The 3920 is the only original std Gauge Dorfan I have that runs with the original motor and wheels. Howls like crazy but I’m sure oil and grease will fix that.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Joe Lyons posted:
Steve, What color Dorfans did you get?

Joe, the crocs are a red and a orange. The orange is actually a duplicate and may fall victim of being repainted. The 3920 is orange. I’ve oiled it and it quieted right down. Still need to grease the gears. I’ll take to Sunday’s SW meet and give it a good test.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

The big brown truck just came with gifts from Stout. A couple of Collector Classics Dorfan Repro crocodiles and a original 3920. The 3920 is the only original std Gauge Dorfan I have that runs with the original motor and wheels. Howls like crazy but I’m sure oil and grease will fix that.

Steve

Hi Steve, I assume that was the PA auction. I somehow missed that one. I think it was parent weekend at college.

It looks like there were some nice deals. I missed out on a couple of repro 840 power stations. Did Lionel have smoke in their repro station like MTH? If so, did Lionel or MTH smoke better than the other?

George

George S posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

The big brown truck just came with gifts from Stout. A couple of Collector Classics Dorfan Repro crocodiles and a original 3920. The 3920 is the only original std Gauge Dorfan I have that runs with the original motor and wheels. Howls like crazy but I’m sure oil and grease will fix that.

Steve

Hi Steve, I assume that was the PA auction. I somehow missed that one. I think it was parent weekend at college.

It looks like there were some nice deals. I missed out on a couple of repro 840 power stations. Did Lionel have smoke in their repro station like MTH? If so, did Lionel or MTH smoke better than the other?

George

George, it was the Terry Witherall Indiana auction back in August.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
George S posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

The big brown truck just came with gifts from Stout. A couple of Collector Classics Dorfan Repro crocodiles and a original 3920. The 3920 is the only original std Gauge Dorfan I have that runs with the original motor and wheels. Howls like crazy but I’m sure oil and grease will fix that.

Steve

Hi Steve, I assume that was the PA auction. I somehow missed that one. I think it was parent weekend at college.

It looks like there were some nice deals. I missed out on a couple of repro 840 power stations. Did Lionel have smoke in their repro station like MTH? If so, did Lionel or MTH smoke better than the other?

George

George, it was the Terry Witherall Indiana auction back in August.

Steve

Ahh! That was a good auction. I bought some of Terry's items. That auction was competitive.

George

Several weeks ago I took a trip to California to drop my son off for his freshman year of college.  I was able to bring back a few items including something that has been on my wish list for years, a Standard Gauge JAD Twentieth Century Limited streamliner.  I had only seen pictures before, but it is really beautiful in person.  The MTH NYC 400E arrived last night.  Looks great together!  The pictures below do not do it justice.

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Several weeks ago I took a trip to California to drop my son off for his freshman year of college.  I was able to bring back a few items including something that has been on my wish list for years, a Standard Gauge JAD Twentieth Century Limited streamliner.  I had only seen pictures before, but it is really beautiful in person.  The MTH NYC 400E arrived last night.  Looks great together!  The pictures below do not do it justice.

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Joe, did you get the cars from Steve Latta?

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

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Joe Lyons posted:

Yes I did.  I previously got the 4 car AF repro blue litho president's set from him.  

Joe, I saw both of those sets at our SP meet. He also has a stunning set of green litho Flyer cars and was working on a brown set if I recall. Steve does an amazing job replicating the litho presidential type flyer cars. I have a blue set also, but these are much older.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

I got sniped hard today on some Hafner stuff on jerkbay but got away with a 1010 cream/red/grey passenger set that's in ok shape. IF whoever spent $250 on that streamliner style passenger set is on here, enjoy that piece, it's pretty minty. 

-Fuzz


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box of some rough tinplate

 

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I mainly got this lot for the baggage car to go with the 2600 cars I got from Dennis Holler. It's actually a 602, and is a tad shorter than the 2600s, but after seeing what nice 2615s go for, and not finding any rough ones, the 602 will work fine for me.

The other cars are four wheel cars that someone bent the sides over for a crude four wheel truck conversion.I'll use regular 1600 series frames and do my own conversions. Started on the 803. I had a spare 2620 frame, cut the hole for the dump area.

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I did a little "soft" restoration this weekend.

  About 4 weeks ago I bought the first version of the AF #104 station on the 'bay.  It came with the heavily taped, partial remains of its box.

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  I thought the box was worth trying to save primarily because of the interesting label on one end (more on this in a moment).

  "Fortunately" the tape holding the box together was of the heavy plastic variety so I sat down with my wife's hair drier set on high heat and played the stream of hot air over one of the tape ends.  In time the adhesive softened and allowed me to pull the tape away from the box/other tape without incurring any additional damage to the box cardboard.  The whole process took about 2 hours.  As I removed sections of the tape, the box, which was also in sections, began to fall apart (as expected).  When I was finished I had a nearly complete box (puzzle) less the fold over flaps for the top.  

  One long side of the box was "complete" but in several pieces. I laid the pieces down on a flat surface and carefully applied archival cloth tape to the side that would be the inner surface of the assembled box.

 Reassembled puzzle side.

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  There were two pieces of box missing, one on the label side and one on one side of the box.  I cut .040 picture mounting cardboard to match the shapes of the missing pieces and then I carefully reassembled the box, one side at a time, using more archival cloth tape.  Finally, I used a combination of hot glue and archival tape to assemble the box and I added some tape to the box edge seams for additional strength.

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  The overall condition of the original box, even after re-assembly is fragile so rather than trying to make replacement box top flaps I made a simple slide on box top out of more .040 mounting cardboard.

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So, for my efforts, I now have a half-way reasonable original box and a very nice example of the first version of the #104 station to put in it.

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   As noted above, the main reason for all of the effort is the box label.  The first version of the #104 was just the second version of the #96 with the addition of an outside light.  An examination of the box label indicates the original label was for a #96.  It would appear that when it came time to box and ship this example of #104 there were no appropriately labeled boxes ready so they just took a #104 label and slapped it on over the #96.  If you look closely at the box end you can see the outline of the #96 label underneath the #104 label and you can make out a piece of illustration of the base of the #96 station peeking out from the bottom edge of the #104 label.

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I finally got an 840 Power Station. I wanted on for a long time. It’s a T Reproduction without a sign. It has a few nicks, chips and scratches but looks good overall.

Ibid this week on a Monday auction without the benefit of sniping and finally got a price I was willing to pay.

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Jim normally I would agree, but at sometime the engine had a repaint...over the lenses,the number boards. The paint is cracking,has runs in it, so a repaint it will get. I tore the engine down, and did some quick cleaning, and oiling, and with a little hesitation it runs like a Prewar Lionel should.

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