it's SPRINGTIME

well, as much as i'd like to see/ post more, there's always next spring.  thanks to all who contributed (and please continue if you like).  can't think of a better parting shot than some 4-wh observation cars.  can you name them all? ...

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ok... i'll admit... one of these is not an observation car....

Overland Flyer Caboose

cheers...gary

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despite the small loss to a little of its chrome shine, there is still quite a bit of "spring" left in the step of this Hoge #500 "Fast Mail" ...

Hoge 500 01a

500s are a tough Hoge find. Their only clockwork streamliner. Does it use a #900 vestibule?

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

Jim O'C posted:
overlandflyer posted:

Hoge 500 01a

500s are a tough Hoge find. Their only clockwork streamliner. Does it use a #900 vestibule?

hey Jim... does this help?

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one of these days i'm going to have to look more closely at this motor.  it's mounted with a pair of cotter pins so i'm not that keen to bend them up any, but i'm really curious about the way the key winding is geared.  most clockwork locomotives take a dozen or so full turns to fully wind up.  i've wound this motor over 50 full turns at which point it still doesn't feel tight, but i'm a little worried to go any farther.

cheers...gary

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huh... i thought someone would be curious enough to ask...

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Hafner 102151 Obsv 01

 

Hee Hee Hee ... we knew there was gonna be a trap

I am betting that was produced close to 5pm on a friday ... a "Knockoff" Special !

(Someone more interested about getting home for the weekend than having their mind on the job )

As an aside we used to apply the same term to Moto Guzzi italian motorbikes ... seriously in the 80's you always asked what day of the week the bike was made , and you never bought a Friday or Monday bike !

Friday they wanted to get home , Monday they were hung over or didnt want to be there LOL!

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

overlandflyer posted:
Jim O'C posted:
overlandflyer posted:

Hoge 500 01a

500s are a tough Hoge find. Their only clockwork streamliner. Does it use a #900 vestibule?

hey Jim... does this help?

DSC_0004

DSC_0005

one of these days i'm going to have to look more closely at this motor.  it's mounted with a pair of cotter pins so i'm not that keen to bend them up any, but i'm really curious about the way the key winding is geared.  most clockwork locomotives take a dozen or so full turns to fully wind up.  i've wound this motor over 50 full turns at which point it still doesn't feel tight, but i'm a little worried to go any farther.

cheers...gary

yup, the same vestibule. Thanks for the photo Gary.

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

overlandflyer posted:
overlandflyer posted:

.... can't think of a better parting shot than some 4-wh observation cars.  can you name them all? ...

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huh... i thought someone would be curious enough to ask...

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Hafner 102151 Obsv 01

 

the sad part is I have about 7 of those 12 but only recognized 4 from the rear.

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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the sad part is I have about 7 of those 12 but only recognized 4 from the rear.

when i photograph a model i normally give it a ~30° turn so a piece of the end shows.  many pictures, especially in reference books, typically only show the long side of a car.  to me that's not complete information.

CNR Hummer 01

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overlandflyer posted:
Jim O'C posted:
overlandflyer posted:

Hoge 500 01a

500s are a tough Hoge find. Their only clockwork streamliner. Does it use a #900 vestibule?

hey Jim... does this help?

DSC_0004

DSC_0005

one of these days i'm going to have to look more closely at this motor.  it's mounted with a pair of cotter pins so i'm not that keen to bend them up any, but i'm really curious about the way the key winding is geared.  most clockwork locomotives take a dozen or so full turns to fully wind up.  i've wound this motor over 50 full turns at which point it still doesn't feel tight, but i'm a little worried to go any farther.

cheers...gary

yup, the same vestibule. Thanks for the photo Gary.

I think only the shovel nose used a different vestibule.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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