tinplate caboose questions

For the bright work that may be heavily tarnished (or even showing rust through the plating), I got the good idea from this forum to use the 0000 steel wool on them. Boy does that work good. Bought a box of parts approximating a Lionel Ives 1766 set of cars - all the plates were there but rough. The steel wool brought up the shine without taking away the painted letters.

Jim

Jim Waterman - Lee Lines Limited

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John,

   Got to admit I like doing my own Tin Restoration also.  However the new Blue Comet 2817 Caboose arrived today so we put her on the Tracks with the rest of the 817's.  Got to admit I am glad Chis posted pictures of his, it is a great piece of Tin Plate Caboose.

PCRR/Dave

Fits right in with all the old 817's, seriously great Blue & Black Paint and nice lighting also.

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John,

   Yes Yes my name is Dave and I am addicted to Tin Plate Trains, started the program years ago, can't say it is doing much good however.

PCRR/Dave

Especially any 800 series Cabeese with 800 Series numbers on them!  Any size any Color even riding piggy back I love em all.  The 807 Caboose Piggy Backed on the 812 Gondola, don't know if Lionel actually planned for this to be able to happen or not, sure works well however.  Great colors for a Tin Plate Christmas Train too!

There is definitely a great need for aTin Plate Christmas Train in the new Train Room.

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Gentlemen,

   Please remind me of which company supplies the AF electric light fixture for the under side of the AF 3211/444 Caboose.  I need to purchase one for my AF 444 Caboose, the light fixture piece in mine can not be fixed correctly.   I thought I remember somebody say it was Hennings.

PCRR/Dave

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Rob,

  OK 411, some place I thought I remembered seeing 444.   411 will comply from this point forward.  What is the proper nomenclature for the light fixture portion on the 411 AF Caboose, I am trying to order one and would like the real name of this part

PCRR/Dave

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I sent Port Lines an e mail with this pic and the model number of the caboose and said this what I need. Talked to Doug.

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He gave me a price for the light and handrails, so I don't know what the light itself costs.

Dave

 

 

 

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Rob,

  OK 411, some place I thought I remembered seeing 444.   411 will comply from this point forward.  What is the proper nomenclature for the light fixture portion on the 411 AF Caboose, I am trying to order one and would like the real name of this part

PCRR/Dave

Removable lamp housing... something like that

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Rob,

   Thanks much for the nomenclature, (Removable Lamp Housing), will use that terminology when talking about this piece of hardware and especially when ordering it.   Have a part number to go along with that terminology?

PCRR/Dave

 

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Pine Creek Railroad posted:

Rob,

 Have a part number to go along with that terminology?

PCRR/Dave

 

Sorry Dave.  Ive no idea of the part number.  The same lamp housing was used in the streamline cars and the aluminum Zephyrs I do believe.

Why do you need to replace?  Did it come apart?  Sometimes they're hard to fit in the hole in the bottom of the car....is that the issue?

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Rob,

  Old Wire broke off the removable Lamp Housing, would like a new housing with the wire affixed correctly, looks like the light socket that sits inside the Caboose was damaged long ago also, threads are distorted and it's hard to get the bulb in and out now.  Definitely want an LED replacement for this set up.

PCRR/Dave

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Jim Waterman posted:

For the bright work that may be heavily tarnished (or even showing rust through the plating), I got the good idea from this forum to use the 0000 steel wool on them. Boy does that work good. Bought a box of parts approximating a Lionel Ives 1766 set of cars - all the plates were there but rough. The steel wool brought up the shine without taking away the painted letters.

Jim

Found out my local Ace hardware carries this stuff.  Guess I gotta get busy.

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Pine Creek Railroad posted:

Rob,

  Old Wire broke off the removable Lamp Housing, would like a new housing with the wire affixed correctly, looks like the light socket that sits inside the Caboose was damaged long ago also, threads are distorted and it's hard to get the bulb in and out now.  Definitely want an LED replacement for this set up.

PCRR/Dave

Gotcha.  Probably best to try and repair ...the socket can be reformed and the wire can be soldered back.  Done it many times.

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Rob,

   I would like to purchase the Removeable Lamp Housing like Steamer received from Doug at Port Line, with the wire attachment set up, Dave shows in his post.  That Removable Lamp Housing looks like a nice piece of engineering that can be reused many times.

PCRR/Dave

The spring loaded wire attachment looks similar to the old Lionel Lock on set ups.  Easy and reusable.

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Pine Creek Railroad posted:

Rob,

   I would like to purchase the Removeable Lamp Housing like Steamer received from Doug at Port Line, with the wire attachment set up, Dave shows in his post.  That Removable Lamp Housing looks like a nice piece of engineering that can be reused many times.

PCRR/Dave

The spring loaded wire attachment looks similar to the old Lionel Lock on set ups.  Easy and reusable.

Understand Dave.  The spring clip is called a "Fahnestock" clip and flyer used then extensively.

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Pine Creek Railroad posted:

Rob,

   I would like to purchase the Removeable Lamp Housing like Steamer received from Doug at Port Line, with the wire attachment set up, Dave shows in his post.  That Removable Lamp Housing looks like a nice piece of engineering that can be reused many times.

PCRR/Dave

The spring loaded wire attachment looks similar to the old Lionel Lock on set ups.  Easy and reusable.

I haven't got mine yet...that was a pic from the bay

Dave

 

 

 

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Steamer,

   Dave OOPS, thought that was what you received from Doug, my bad!

At any rate, that is exactly what I need for my AF Caboose! 

Will Take a picture of the removable Lamp Housing on my AF 411 Caboose shortly.  Mine has no "Fahnestock" Clip on it.

PCRR/Dave

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John,

Completed the final assembly of the Black and Gold 817 restoration today, I am very satisfied with the final out come.    

PCRR/Dave

Other than the final wipe down she is complete, will take some better pictures when she is on the tracks with the 817 Consist.

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Pine Creek Railroad posted:

John,

Completed the final assembly of the Black and Gold 817 restoration today, I am very satisfied with the final out come.    

PCRR/Dave

Other than the final wipe down she is complete, will take some better pictures when she is on the tracks with the 817 Consist.

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Dave,

 You should be proud of how it came out! Very nice.

Tom 

Pine Creek Railroad posted:

Steamer,

   Throw something away from my Tin Plate Trains, you must have me confused with some other mysterian soul!

PCRR/Dave

sorry Dave...it musts been the paint fumes I was breathing Saturday....

PTDC0027

Dave

 

 

 

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Tom,

   Thanks much buddy, however your 517 is the Show Steeler, very serious B&G Caboose!

 

Steamer,

Dave I get that way sometimes myself without the Paint fumes help!  As I tell my wife all Double Guns, Bird Dogs and Tin Plate Trains do not fall under her prevue, if you want to throw something out, start looking in your Music Room!  I keep reminding her of the Disco Ball she has, and have threatened to use it in the New Train Room!  Heck does't everybody have heir own mirror glass ball for putting on musicals!

These are House rules, that shall not be violated under any circumstances.

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