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I am determined not to let this thread die ( LOL!) Totally happy to see most are with me , with some amazing stuffs showing up as always .....I thought this week my own efforts might be a little boring as up until a few days ago all I had to show for my troubles was a lonely Hornby BR tender ...

Which will for now have to pair unnecessarily with a BR Hornby Type 40 Tank loco until I find the correct loco for it ( a BR 60199 loco)

Type 40 Tank loco ..

But then my day was made with another email from my great Dutchy mate telling me he had come across a wonderful Karl Bub ... and as soon as I saw it was an early Windcutter , there was no saying no!

Dutchy is now officially designated as my "Dealer" as he is forever lurking in a shadowy email back alley .. whispering " Psssst ! Wanna buy a train " when I come near

 

 

 

 

@Fatman posted:

I am determined not to let this thread die ( LOL!) Totally happy to see most are with me , with some amazing stuffs showing up as always ..... 

Your contributions are greatly appreciated and enjoyed.  A few things to keep in mind if you're feeling like the only contributor - 

1) the number of people with the discerning taste for tinplate is small.

2) the tinplate market here has become saturated and MTH isn't making any new items - the level of new stuff seems to be going down

3) limited number of train meets for finding new items

4) on this side of the world, the train season is just starting to pick up - our seasons are backwards!

Most of my tinplate is pretty basic and common, but I'll take another look to see if there's anything that might be of interest.

Keep up the good work.  

Fatman what a great loco I am an aero guy so assume the “ wind cutter” nomenclature refers to the nose cone on the boiler front!  Beautiful and great to see thanks for posting. 

Pd: great 248 and 629 cars. Let me relate an experience I had with my similar consist at the Ohio State Fair. In the 80’s we built a large 3rail layout for public display. If members agreed to watch and monitor the layout they were allowed to run their trains. So among the beautiful near scale trains of dozens of cars along went my little 248 and 3 cars. The most wonderful thing that day was a young boy of about 3 telling his Dad didn’t want to leave because he wanted to “ watch the little red train some more”. Made my day for sure!

Don

Yep The Windcutter is the reference to the Angled Front Cab Windows ... to cut thru the wind

@Mallard4468 I really dont feel alone, in fact I feel like I am in incredible company with those who pop in and/or contribute to this thread and all the previous weekly editions we have had coming before it   It was more a gentle nod of the head to all and a bit of encouragement to make this a mega thread going into the future ... Us tinplaters might be in the minority community-wise , but I reckon we have the most fun and dont take everything too uber seriously either ... there is room for the most toy-like and most scale to sit side by side , for rarities and common as muck , and they all get celebrated here ...

 

Dare I say it , Tinplate is probably the most inclusive ?

( oops I just did ! )

 

@Pete in Kansas nice lookin car. Did you use rattle can or air brush? Which brand paint and did you use a primer first? I’m getting ready to paint some STD passenger cars for a Christmas set and making final paint selections.

I used Rustoleum paint thinned with lacquer thinner and sprayed with a Passche airbrush. The red is the bright red just as it comes from the can and the gray is dark gray lightened with some white to approximate the gray Flyer used on trucks. These were sprayed over the bare metal that was stripped with ZEP oven cleaner and then cleaned in hot soapy water. The decals are O gauge from K4. I had never used this brand before but they went on very well.  

By the way Rustoleum rattle cans also work well. I painted an American Flyer caboose with Dark Hunter Green from a rattle can a few weeks ago and it also came out very nice.

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Hey Art, just geave us some time to post, I just return from work...

An American SHAY made in France. It is not O gauge but I hope you will appreciate it, that loco is a live steam model , very simple and rustic and it run on G gauge track but as the wheels are large Standard gauge is also a possibility. It dates from the eighties and a small batch of pieces has been made by a French maker, N. Marcet for those of us who dream of logging railroads. Heating is made with tablets similar to the one used with British Mamod live steam engine, the boiler is a copper model covered with steel. Not a high grade model just one built in tinplate style.

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Have a nice weekend, Daniel

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Daniel: You have aptly described it well as a tinplate live steamer! May I ask a value for such a limited run item?

I have seen one selling for  $400 but this one was "only" $200 so it returned at home with me. It is not a very common item so hard to give a price, if I well remember in 1985 they sold new for the equivalent of $350.

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Tinplate-era O-27, LIonel 1689E, restored years ago from parts-in-a-bucket:

An off-the-mark attempt at crackle-black (home-brew from an airbrush). Lots of repro bits here to finish it. Mucked up, though, and failed to re-quarter the drivers when I reassembled the motor.

Someday, when I get back downstairs to the layout, I'll need to fix that signal bridge.

PD

Great Stuff Folks !

Daniel , love that Shay and for that price it would have come home with me IF I could ever find one ! Beautiful !

Loving the 1689E too PD !

Just a couple of new ones this week .. a Karl Bub 1st 3rd carriage

And a wee Karl Bub Tender too

But in great news ... Part of the "Netherlands Collection " is on its way down south ... Items Marked with red crosses , are carryovers that didnt fit in this first 5kg shipment !

All of these have been posted before , but its a ****( <-- " H E Double Hockey Sticks! " ) of a group so reposting in the mega thread

Thank You Dutchy!

Not a bad early Christmas Box lol!

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I had some guests visit to see the trains this weekend and before they arrived, I re-arranged my 1907-1908 shelf.  The shelf had to be lowered in order to fit the box on the right into the shelf.  The two boxes represent variations of 1908 American Flyer boxes, with the one on the right receiving a light restoration, as the tab and slot design of the corners had several missing tabs.

Here is the set that goes in the box on the right (complete with figure 8 track)

Here is the set that goes in the box on the left

NWL

Fellows, I have nothing new of my own this week but I couldn't help but comment on some of the recent posts.  Fatman ;  what a great display!  Now sure what the red "x"'s mean in some of the photo's (as the song goes..."All my X's live in Texas!") but i really liked seeing all the engines and rolling stock.  SteamWolf - What a great Seaboard set, never have been able to capture one of those but I keep trying.  NWL - what a magnificent display, fantastic.  Except for things on this post like you fellows and others share, I likely would never even see such trains.  thanks to all

Don

@Arne Bloody fantastic job !

@Don McErlean the red crosses are just the ones that couldnt fit into the first shipment from the Netherlands LOL ... I was limited costwise to 5kg ( 11lbs) per shipment and all the uncrossed ones plus packing came to 4.88 kg LOL! PostNL just has the two classes 0-2kg then 2kg to 5kg , so if there is over 2kg it just makes sense to try and get to 5 for the same price

I am already making a good start on the next 5kg and it didnt help last night when he offered up yet another 1925-ish Karl Bub loco of the type I already have 3 off! . Those 3 all have a slightly different finish with the lithography however , and this 4th loco in fact has the exact same lithography as one of my three ... However it is fitted with a factory modified motor and brake trip , as well as a fixed trip lever sticking out from the undercab ... this made it part of a special set Bub made where the loco would drive onto a clockwork turntable , rotate 180 degrees and then automatically restart !

It can be seen in operation at the 4min 40sec mark on this video

Clever Mr Bub ! ... so although this loco has issues , not running atm , it is indeed a 4th variant and even tho I tried hard not to buy it , he made me an offer no sane man would refuse ! Now all I have to do is turn over the worlds largest pile of rocking horse poo and chickens teeth to find the turntable for it !

http://www.schweja-blecheisenbahn.de/15_7.html

So also in the next box will come one of these two pictured with the tender ( other is already sold )

Underside showing the brake flap and trip lever unique to these locos

I had some guests visit to see the trains this weekend and before they arrived, I re-arranged my 1907-1908 shelf.  The shelf had to be lowered in order to fit the box on the right into the shelf.  The two boxes represent variations of 1908 American Flyer boxes, with the one on the right receiving a light restoration, as the tab and slot design of the corners had several missing tabs.

Here is the set that goes in the box on the right (complete with figure 8 track)

Here is the set that goes in the box on the left

NWL

Looks great! I just heard from who visited you on their way home to the heartland. By all accounts, it was a great visit!

George

Sorry I have been absent. Sam reminded me to post an update. Not too much train action over the Summer, but it has picked up lately. I just finished replacing the Fastrack on this side of the layout.

1F42CF4C-9C19-486E-9B92-04E366D173E8I have lots of Fastrack listed on eBay right now. Four more tubular cuts to go on the other side. I finally picked up an Ives 122. This one is a bit unusual as it has a Lionel frame and Ives trucks and couplers.

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Here it is next to the one I made.

DFDD8569-46C6-4A2D-A354-8ED870DBFAD8Last week I remotored my John Daniels standard gauge GG1. The original motors disintegrated from the worst zinc pest I have seen.

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In April, I picked up this Dorfan set. I don’t think I posted it here. Excuse me if I did.

Anyway, that’s probably enough for now. Stay safe.

George

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