Tinplate steam loco ideas

I know it’s a pipe dream, but another thread got me thinking about other possible tinplate locomotives. I think one possibility is a camelback style as this could likely be made with a minimum of new tooling since the wheel arrangement is right on target.

The Reading had some other early 1900’s locomotives with really clean lines that would also probably look pretty sweet if given the shiny treatment.

Anyway these are just my thoughts, I you were to see a new tinplate steamer, what would you (loosely) base it on?9536C4DA-BEDC-4635-BFA9-996C4130055D26AE582C-E0BC-4432-8DF9-9F2E1DFF7D7F10D443F3-8B9F-43CE-8A35-4819C3BBC87D9C4F07F6-B0EB-4948-9D8F-BA344FF07BFA

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Gentlemen,

   I want to be able to afford an original Silver AF Standard Gauge Presidential Train, to run with my DCS TR mode, via my HHRC.   I also want them to make A Legacy - Coors Silver Bullet Tin Plate Train.

PCRR/Dave

 

 

Never worry about what other people think, be strong and walk in the way of the Lord.

prr7453

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One of just two 2-6-2's the Pennsy ever had.  They were both experimental Alco's and similar.  One went to lines East and the other to Lines West.  Straight boiler, 80" drivers and spoked pilot and trailing wheels.  And if that don't get you, check out those wild 45 degree canted cylinders!

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

I have two CMC STD Camelbacks. A Reading and a Erie that is in the roundhouse for repairs.

Steve

Didn’t know such a thing was made. I’m an O gauge guy, but please put up some pictures at your convenience.

May God Bless us all.

jhz563 posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

I have two CMC STD Camelbacks. A Reading and a Erie that is in the roundhouse for repairs.

Steve

Didn’t know such a thing was made. I’m an O gauge guy, but please put up some pictures at your convenience.

This will have to do for now. After almost two years it’s now going back together 

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Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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And there is probably the market for it.  Darstaed is doing this with classic UK and European trains in modern tinplate.  Why not some USA models.  Just need someone able to get it going like they did.  Thier reissues based off some classic Hornby items, like the engine house, at prices much easier to digest than what a nice original one would fetch.    Mike the Aspie

Silly NT's...I have Asperger's Syndrome! 

Always thought there were so many streamliners, both steam and diesel that could easily be produced in tinplate. I've got a couple on the drawing board for when life slows down a little. First up will be a Marx New Haven I-5. The nose element will present the most challenges, but I think it could be a nice one for next fall.

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Timothy Sprague posted:

Always thought there were so many streamliners, both steam and diesel that could easily be produced in tinplate. I've got a couple on the drawing board for when life slows down a little. First up will be a Marx New Haven I-5. The nose element will present the most challenges, but I think it could be a nice one for next fall.

MARX_STREAM_LINE_ELECTRIC_TRAIN_SET_15000_CP_CANADIAN_PACIFIC_LOCOMOTIVE_FRONT-Recovered

A few of the guys streamlined Marx locomotives with plastic Easter egg shells.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Hi Dennis and any others interested in the PRR  Class J-28 2-6-2s.

Back in April 1996 the Train Collector's Quarterly published my article "A Pennsy Prototype for Lionel's 2025 and 675". The two locomotives actually were a bit different.  #2761 for Lines East had vertical cylinders and Walschaert gear whereas Lines West's 7453  had 45 degree angled cylinders and Stephenson valve motion.

Ironically  the length of the Lionel's 675 was about 1/48 the prototype. Who said Lionel couldn't make scale locomotives other than the 700E.

 

Lew Schneider

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