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Went to train show in Islip Long Island yesterday thanks to a reply from this forum. Picked up a load of junk according to my wife but she knows I love train "junk". I have almost all parts to restore from other junk I have picked up over the years.

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Jim,

I normally have two tables at this show, but did not yesterday, Good people run it, the Central Operating Lines (COL) club.

As respects to buying "junk", it is one of my favorite things to do when it comes to pre-war tinplate. Below are pics of a Standard gauge set I made a couple years ago - average price paid for these cars was $15. Seven junkers yielded these five cars and a roadside diner.

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I also made this Standard gauge Diner (In honor of my baby brother, Buddy, who passed two years ago at the young age of 56) from a left over junker :

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Don't let 'em laugh at you for buying "junk" - but please save some for me!

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I wouldn't be involved with O-gauge and tinplate if it wasn't for the affordable "junk" that I can repair to build fun operable vintage trains. Sunday afternoons are bargain time. Occasionally, vendors just leave their unsold stuff behind with a "FREE" sign. Don't knock it !

But I haven't been to a train show since 2019 because of  Covid, and am wary of the future. I honestly don't need any more train stuff at this point, anyhow. I have a backlog of parts and projects.

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I'm with John.  Please save some for me !!

Depending on my mood at the time, I'd have paid at least $20, maybe 40.

I see bodies for a Lionel 150 series and another that I think is not Ives or Lionel - wrong shape cooling grids at corners of the hoods.  Problem with those is that it's easier to get bodies than motors.  In my awaiting restoration collection now are 13 bodies and only 10 motors of that vintage of Lionel engines.

But the piece de resistance is the three 604 observations..  If all six insets are there then all you need are trucks, couplers, window material, paint and observation platforms to do a  good restoration - the hard part is finding observation platforms.  Hennings has repros for the 612 - just checked my 612 and 604 and find those railings to have same dimensions and slight difference in the tabs, so they could be used.

Right now I'm restoring the 603-603-604 Red Comet.  Dry transfers are available for those cars from J&A and each set can do two observations.

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@Lionelski posted:

Jim,

I normally have two tables at this show, but did not yesterday, Good people run it, the Central Operating Lines (COL) club.

As respects to buying "junk", it is one of my favorite things to do when it comes to pre-war tinplate. Below are pics of a Standard gauge set I made a couple years ago - average price paid for these cars was $15. Seven junkers yielded these five cars and a roadside diner.

IMG_6591IMG_6592

I also made this Standard gauge Diner (In honor of my baby brother, Buddy, who passed two years ago at the young age of 56) from a left over junker :

IMG_6593

Don't let 'em laugh at you for buying "junk" - but please save some for me!

@Lionelski posted:

Michaet T,

All of my custom cars (including the samples shown in my post earlier today, above), engines and buildings are rattle can painted.

No need for an airbrush.

John .......really nice work.

I use the airbrush for my work .......you are an artist with those rattle cans. 🤓

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