Well here we are again with a Tuesday but I again have to take my wife up to Ft. Worth for a medical appointment early tomorrow...so I am posting Monday evening for Tuesday morning.
My offering today is an American Flyer (Chicago Flyer) observation car from 1925-1926. This is the #1207 observation . The tail sign or drumhead reading "Flyer Limited". Note that the rear windows in the car body were not punched out...this is in fact the way the car was made in the 1920's .
Here he is with his 1306 American Flyer Pullman . This gives you a side view so you can see more of the car.
Hope your week is going well, happy Tuesday
hey Don, there is another 1708 on epay. Cheaper than mine, but a lot rougher.
Yay it survived USPS
Here’s my tail end for this Tuesday-a classic Lionel 6457 from late ‘40’s and early 50’s. I was into my HO, and dabbling in getting back into O gauge, when I discovered this on a visit to my in-laws in Maryland around the mid-nineties. I had always wanted a classic Lionel caboose, and found this almost new model at a train show nearby.
Although I had two Lionel freight sets since my birth in 1947, I don’t remember having a caboose until I was in my pre-teens, and bought a 6119 DL&W work caboose. (Hey, it was my local railroad!). I don’t get another traditional caboose until I bought a set in 1958. This led me back into 3 rail.
Nice photo Artie. I love that caboose. I had two of the SP style cabooses on my layout that I built when I was a kid in the early fifties, but both had only one coupler. I remember wishing they had a coupler on the both ends like the 6457. Yours is a beauty!
Thanks, Jerry. Ironically, the caboose I received with my 1958 set was a 6017, but in gray. That caboose supposedly only came in the Marine Corp set, but I guess anything was happening in Hillside at that time. Unfortunately, that caboose and my early trains were sold by me in the 70’s to get a pair of ski boots!
OK everyone, so I am late for sure, its 1930 here in the Central Time Zone...BUT its still Tuesday right? So here are some tail ends for today.
Marx, Joy Line Express from 1934-35 showing the observation car. This is a clockwork set with the Gerard Model Works sheet metal locomotive. This was the last year that the "JOY LINE" by Gerard was marketed and sold by Louis Marx as their agent.
Artie DL&W : a Lionel that is a close kin to your 6457 the Tuscan bodied 2357 from 1947-48. These were great caboose's with tool boxes underneath, lighting, and excellent detail in the railings, brakerail and ladder.
Best wishes everyone
Don, that caboose sure looks good at the end of those classic boxcars!
Artie: This a very unique caboose. Is this made by one of the major manufacturers or is it scratch-built? Also, was this style of caboose unique to the Lackawanna RR? The detailing in this model is superb with the applied grab irons and roof walk boards. I would also like to see photos of both the ends of the car and the bottom. If you want to do this off-line, my E-Mail address is in my profile.
this is an actual model of the cabooses that the Lackawanna RR made in their home shops. The original caboose plans were based on the railroad’s previously home-built wood cabooses. These steel ones were built on retired and junked steam tender frames, as diesels were purchased. They were unique to the Lackawanna for the most part, but other small roads bought them as the merged Erie-Lackawanna replaced them with newer caboose. This model was built by Brother Love (Malcolm) who posts his builds here on the forum, from the original plans from the railroad, and photos that I supplied. As you can see, he builds beautiful scale models.
Here's the Tail End of a Lionel #2420 D. L. & W. two tone work caboose. This early 1946 version has dark gray tool boxes & cab mounted on a light gray frame. Besides the operating coil couplers other fun details were included like working spot light, stainless steel hand rails, metal stove pipe, metal ladder, metal side steps and metal hand brake.