Arnold, Fendermain, here is a photo of my 2001 to 2005 former layout , long gone but it was predominantly postwar in its global fabric  I thought I might share in postwar paradise. I shopped for 90% of the accessories at YORK the first couple of years attended.it went from track, to well saturated then added working catenary!

only ran two trains continuously at a time, one track power, one overhead with one ZW. Plus a V powered lights 022's, accessories faithfully.

I used to run the last table  with a switcher and sidings and accessories with spare ZW at times.

ALL SOLD to a friend who lives an hour away. I was going to move to France at that time, but a Big change in plans kept me here. 

I used to play with the layout at his house but it soon went unused, into disrepair and dysfunction without maintenance . And first table was (as seen in forefront picture enclosed, was separated and expanded in his living room. Same layout with a outer loop. I may have put the only other photos of it up long ago but there are a few more I will add next.

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Thanks Arnold. You explained it clear enough. I see take a photo or video under file selection. Piece of cake.i have entered photos now it's only a matter of time before I make a film.  I won't ask a youngster. I got it from you, my peer.

Leroof posted:

Arnold, Fendermain, here is a photo of my 2001 to 2005 former layout , long gone but it was predominantly postwar in its global fabric  I thought I might share in postwar paradise. I shopped for 90% of the accessories at YORK the first couple of years attended.it went from track, to well saturated then added working catenary!

only ran two trains continuously at a time, one track power, one overhead with one ZW. Plus a V powered lights 022's, accessories faithfully.

I used to run the last table  with a switcher and sidings and accessories with spare ZW at times.

ALL SOLD to a friend who lives an hour away. I was going to move to France at that time, but a Big change in plans kept me here. 

I used to play with the layout at his house but it soon went unused, into disrepair and dysfunction without maintenance . And first table was (as seen in forefront picture enclosed, was separated and expanded in his living room. Same layout with a outer loop. I may have put the only other photos of it up long ago but there are a few more I will add next.

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Leroof,     I like!  I like!   The overhead power is top notch.  Yes, the tele is calling..too much computer...not enough tele.  Calluses are going away!!!  Yikes!!!   Fendermain

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Lou, that exact power is what I used on my former layout. Worked so well I decided to do it the traditional way once more. Next purchase will be a Z or a V. What are the numbered black controls on either side of the sound activation devices, momentary switch toggles, or other? 

The black toggles are SPST switches for all the blocks on the layout. 

Santa Fe, All the Way

Well technically I forgot to list some Postwar stuff I have, mainly the 3 accessories I own. I have a barrel loader, coal loader, and sawmill on my layout (the ice depot is a modern reissue).

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Leroof posted:

Arnold, Fendermain, here is a photo of my 2001 to 2005 former layout , long gone but it was predominantly postwar in its global fabric  I thought I might share in postwar paradise. I shopped for 90% of the accessories at YORK the first couple of years attended.it went from track, to well saturated then added working catenary!

only ran two trains continuously at a time, one track power, one overhead with one ZW. Plus a V powered lights 022's, accessories faithfully.

I used to run the last table  with a switcher and sidings and accessories with spare ZW at times.

ALL SOLD to a friend who lives an hour away. I was going to move to France at that time, but a Big change in plans kept me here. 

I used to play with the layout at his house but it soon went unused, into disrepair and dysfunction without maintenance . And first table was (as seen in forefront picture enclosed, was separated and expanded in his living room. Same layout with a outer loop. I may have put the only other photos of it up long ago but there are a few more I will add next.

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Very nice. Would love to see close up photos of the layout in the back, where I see the 97 coal loader in the distance.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Leroof posted:

Thanks Arnold. You explained it clear enough. I see take a photo or video under file selection. Piece of cake.i have entered photos now it's only a matter of time before I make a film.  I won't ask a youngster. I got it from you, my peer.

So glad to be of help.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Lou1985 posted:

Well technically I forgot to list some Postwar stuff I have, mainly the 3 accessories I own. I have a barrel loader, coal loader, and sawmill on my layout (the ice depot is a modern reissue).

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Also very nice.those accessories put smiles on people's faces.

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I see from our profiles we are a substantial distance from each other; Illinois, Maine. NY, etc.

If we were closer, we could visit and run trains on each other's layouts. Just like golfers who play different golf courses, we could run trains on different layouts, which would be interesting and fun.

Still, it's very nice to connect with each other on this Forum.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Arnold, Ah yes table number 4. I will have to look through a thick haze of old PC photos that were not vaporized by a dreaded Trojan virus in 2008. I was able to regain some images through other forums and friends who I shared with. I will look, eager to transfer table  4  images. I am hopeful that there will be extended ennings with this cool topic of PW Paradise. 

 

Big distances are shortened via this forum. A great thanks to all that share.

 

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022 is King!

Yep..I have two on a dogbone loop.  They've been in service for decades...auto throw works great.  Fendermain

This is the power of postwar...022 sluggish=derailment on dogbone loop...clean and lube..back in business. You can fix things yourself.. I don't know how many thousands of throws these have had..still rockin. I have spares..not needed yet after at least 2 decades of use just by me.  Don't know the usage before me.   Fendermain

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Leroof posted:

Fendermain, hey put down that computer and riff, the telle is waiting! Lol.

crank it!

Leroof   No tele time yet..cleaned and lubed 022 switches.  Now it's time for some EL 84 fun.  Fendermain

Hey Arnold and Fendermain, and PW friends

Former layout: the three overview photos. Enlarge them if you want to spot what's happening. SOLD with all the trains and accessories in 2005.   Will look in PC for possibly left over close ups. Built on semi hollow doors (3 feet wide doors), homosote, tables fastened  together with luggage latches, supported by  aluminum with extended cast iron leg stands. Original plan  ideas by Peter H. Riddle , Easy Lionel Layouts You Can Build. 

 

i am in the process of rebuilding it a little bit less busy, with some modifications, possibly with another simple return looped elevated if workable. Given the time it may just happen!photophotophoto

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I know the photo quality isn't the greatest but a friend took these photos before buying it. I am glad I still have the photos to share.

Fendermain a 59 LP jr double cutaway came in that box upright in the last photo.

long gone regretfully. At least the PW trains are reachable.

There's a sad story about my two former vintage 57 and 59 LP jr.

"If I didnt have bad luck I'd have no luck at all" Jack Bruce sang.

I've had some tele therapy...now i'm better.  Leroof...lot's of nice things.  Flyer  751 log loader, 785 coal loader and looks like gabe the lamplighter... way cool.  Now's a good time to buy postwar...low prices.  Don't beat yourself up too bad over the instruments...life is short my friend.         Fendermain

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Here is my “pop-up” layout I put down in the family room last month. After a couple of weeks, I started getting the sidelong glances that meant it was time to move the operation on up to the attic. 

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Here is my “pop-up” layout I put down in the family room last month. After a couple of weeks, I started getting the sidelong glances that meant it was time to move the operation on up to the attic. 

CoastsideKevin what a nice slice it is...WP F3s are beautiful.  Since they are Western Pacific are you along the Pacific coast? I know all about the sidelong glances as well.  Fendermain

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CoastsideKevin posted:

Here is my “pop-up” layout I put down in the family room last month. After a couple of weeks, I started getting the sidelong glances that meant it was time to move the operation on up to the attic. 

CoastsideKevin what a nice slice it is...WP F3s are beautiful.  Since they are Western Pacific are you along the Pacific coast? I know all about the sidelong glances as well.  Fendermain

Yes, Central California Coast. I get to watch the Coast Starlight go slowly through the Elkhorn Slough from time to time. Those are lucky passengers!

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Life is short, you know it. I am in the life support side of things. No beating myself up. But I do miss the Had to return the 1959 eBay stolen item then sold to me merchandise to original owner. No problem.  It was sad but with a good ending. 

His home  insurance paid me in full. Whew.

And the single cut away 57 LP jr. sent to a buyer packed so well, arrived with head broken off!  Cowboy Deliverer threw it out of truck and ran over it as witnessed.

good ending  money refunded and head repaired professionally.

just miss those two. They were awesome.

PW trains easier on the senses.

 

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Life is short, you know it. I am in the life support side of things. No beating myself up. But I do miss the Had to return the 1959 eBay stolen item then sold to me merchandise to original owner. No problem.  It was sad but with a good ending. 

His home  insurance paid me in full. Whew.

And the single cut away 57 LP jr. sent to a buyer packed so well, arrived with head broken off!  Cowboy Deliverer threw it out of truck and ran over it as witnessed.

good ending  money refunded and head repaired professionally.

just miss those two. They were awesome.

PW trains easier on the senses.

 

Wow..that's something.  I've had some LPs come and go including a black 1957 with 3 PAF...nice but not my thing. Tele is more stout...ever see the video of Kief fending off a stage rusher with his? Fendermain

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CoastsideKevin I just looked up Elkhorn Slough...looks like wonderful place.  Fendermain

It is an amazing place. Worth putting on your to-see list when you visit CA. I want to take my kids on the Coast Starlight all the way from start to finish - would be an incredible journey. 

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Hey Fendermain! you had a real 57 Custom black beauty with three PAF's, very cool. My 54 black beauty with alnicos and P 90 was a Heavy weight, rib bruiser.  I preferred early the feather weight  LP jrs with my marshall 1930. I  don't have any vintage stuff left, but spanking a blackguard tele was an amazing time. Keif wouldn't have fended off a over zealous fan with a burst! No, I haven't seen that footage, was it with the 59 black guard?  

Playing with PW lionel stuff is a different kind of fun. Looking forward to playing with the new old layout again. Great chillin with you here. Have a good one Fendermain.

 

Leroof   Go to youtube look up keith richards guitar hit...it looks like a 1970s black tele custom.  Less drama with PW trains..too many fakes with old guitars now.      Fendermain

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Postwar unit trains, on sidings, ready to roll:

Coal:

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Logs:

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Milk:

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Oil:

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"Rollin', rollin', rollin, though the streams are swollin',  keep them doggies movin',    Rawhide. . . (crack of the whip), . . . 

Move em out, let em out, ride em in, let em out, move em out, ride em in, Rawhide."

There's something about Postwar unit trains reminiscent of cattle drives. Not sure what it is.

Cattle drives moved meat to market; subsequently, trains moved all kinds of products to market. 

I was born in 1951, so I'm as Postwar as these trains. Shows about cowboys were often on TV when I was playing with Lionel trains as a kid.

Many on this Forum are also Postwar, having been born between 1946 and 1964.

Arnold

 

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Got to have it all, modern and Postwar. Don't settle for less!

LOL, Arnold 

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Postwar lionel 44 tonners at work

Double-headed Postwar 44 tonners pulling long trains. Set them for forward only. I never thought of doing that. Thanks.

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Thanks to Franktrain. now I know that Postwar double-headed 44 tonners can pull long trains, slow and smooth:

I can't believe after having these trains for over 50 years that I never double-headed these engines before. And they have strong Magnetraction.

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Cool 44 Tonners!  I always loved them as a kid...  Finally got my first, the NP, a few years ago...

Bob

Lionel Fan and Super "O" Track Enthusiast

I'm looking to add a PW switcher to my switch yard, and I love the look of these!

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Leroof posted:

Fendermain, hey put down that computer and riff, the telle is waiting! Lol.

crank it!

Leroof   No tele time yet..cleaned and lubed 022 switches.  Now it's time for some EL 84 fun.  Fendermain

EL84 fun - now we’re talking! I’m an accumulator of tubes (Dynakit/Dynaco MK IV amps, my son has a Fender Blues Jr amp) - he’s using different EL84s he’s been gifted (Mullard, GE, RCA, Tungsram) and a nice RCA 7025 for the preamp section.

As for postwar my AMT/KMT collection and Lionel trains are tucked away in tubs - I’ll dig some out to put under one of our Christmas trees.

Fendermain posted:
Leroof posted:

Fendermain, hey put down that computer and riff, the telle is waiting! Lol.

crank it!

Leroof   No tele time yet..cleaned and lubed 022 switches.  Now it's time for some EL 84 fun.  Fendermain

How hard is it to service these winches? I have 11 on my layout that need servicing, so debating paying an expert $20/pop, or doing it myself. I'm working full time right now, so time is at a premium in my life. Thoughts?

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MTN posted:
Fendermain posted:
Leroof posted:

Fendermain, hey put down that computer and riff, the telle is waiting! Lol.

crank it!

Leroof   No tele time yet..cleaned and lubed 022 switches.  Now it's time for some EL 84 fun.  Fendermain

EL84 fun - now we’re talking! I’m an accumulator of tubes (Dynakit/Dynaco MK IV amps, my son has a Fender Blues Jr amp) - he’s using different EL84s he’s been gifted (Mullard, GE, RCA, Tungsram) and a nice RCA 7025 for the preamp section.

As for postwar my AMT/KMT collection and Lionel trains are tucked away in tubs - I’ll dig some out to put under one of our Christmas trees.

MTN  Time to open the tubs and have at it. Nice that your son has the Blues Jr.--they are very popular.  I have often thought about the Dynacos and their brethren but don't know enough to take the plunge. Haven't found any vintage EL 84s for my amps powered as such but have had good luck with Brimar, Hytron and RCA for 6v6 amps.   Fendermain

CoastsideKevin posted:
Fendermain posted:
Leroof posted:

Fendermain, hey put down that computer and riff, the telle is waiting! Lol.

crank it!

Leroof   No tele time yet..cleaned and lubed 022 switches.  Now it's time for some EL 84 fun.  Fendermain

How hard is it to service these winches? I have 11 on my layout that need servicing, so debating paying an expert $20/pop, or doing it myself. I'm working full time right now, so time is at a premium in my life. Thoughts?

Kevin   It's easy and youtube is your friend.  With 11 once you do the first couple and get familiar with the procedure the rest should go quickly.   Fendermain

Fendermain posted:
CoastsideKevin posted:
Fendermain posted:
Leroof posted:

Fendermain, hey put down that computer and riff, the telle is waiting! Lol.

crank it!

Leroof   No tele time yet..cleaned and lubed 022 switches.  Now it's time for some EL 84 fun.  Fendermain

How hard is it to service these winches? I have 11 on my layout that need servicing, so debating paying an expert $20/pop, or doing it myself. I'm working full time right now, so time is at a premium in my life. Thoughts?

Kevin   It's easy and youtube is your friend.  With 11 once you do the first couple and get familiar with the procedure the rest should go quickly.   Fendermain

Good to know, thanks. 

Made good progress on the layout today - videos coming soon!

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Postwar trains passing in the night. 

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