My first venture into collecting was with Gilbert S gauge. I wasn't all that interested in being an operator; I was more interested in collecting and establishing my own personal museum. I think I have an example of almost every piece of 3 digit equipment that was cataloged.
For the last 4 years I have put up a display of Pre War Flyer O gauge trains at a local historical society museum for the Christmas season. Each year the display has had a different theme. I decided to go with a circus theme this year. I know its early but I thought it was a good idea to get started early and dig out my Flyer Circus train because I know it needs some work. I am looking for someone who can do the needed repair work, and get it running reliably. The left side running gear is broken. I got it to run, but only in reverse. Can someone here suggest a good repair person that I can contact. The engine is runner quality but I would like it to run well because the trains are run by the docents at the museum. I always encourage them to let the guests at the museum play with the trains with supervision.
Here are a few photos of the engine.
I have an Ives reproduction Circus Set and an O gauge custom painted Flyer Circus set that will all be running.
Any suggestions for a good repair person are welcome. I usually post over in the tinplate forum, but I thought I would come here first and ask the S gauge experts. I can post over there too.
Thanks in Advance