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Hi guy's. Since I got us off so late last week I figured I'd get the party started early!  Here is a quick video of an American Flyer signal I picked up at the Greenberg show last Sunday. It is all original. Only thing I did was clean it up and gave it a quick clear coat to give it some shine and protect the finish.   Let's see your tinplate!

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I'm closing in on finishing a couple of projects. I need the decals and lights for my Black Diamond Special Lionel cars, and a few pieces for the 4-8-4. I put the cars behind the engine, and I think they look pretty good together. Need to scrounge a couple more beater cars for repaint....a 4-8-4 needs more than three cars to pull. I'd like the engine to look like it was made to go with the cars. Should I paint the tender trucks to match the cars?

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Orphans - take 2

P&R - Bing

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With all of the hearld boxcars Ives produced it should come as no surprise to find that company has the largest inventory of one-and-only railroad names ....here's two more

MKT- Ives 91/2 inch car

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Northern Pacifice - Ives 6 1/2 inch car

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FGEX - Marx

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...and as a follow up - just for HandyAndy, in response to his post to last weeks thread on Weekend Tinplate Photos,

a tinplate Penn Central side dump from New Marx....unfortunately it is a prototype that never made it to production

PC - New Marx Prototype

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The Italian company Elettren's first locomotive, just after WW2, was an Italian electric FS428. Elettren coaches are famous for their interior, the cab interior of this locomotive, which is from the fifties I assume, also looks great.

These are the matching  Italian cars (first class, second class and baggage car):

And here the train is running with an added restaurant car:

Regards

Fred

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Fred, Daniel, and others:

As always, thanks for sharing.  With European trains, for me at least, everything is a learning experience.  It's so nice to see these trains.

When I finish my layout, I'm going to have to circle back to this "Weekend Tinplate" series and do a deep dive on everything I've learned here (e.g., Elettren, JEP, Hornby, et al).  It's all fantastic.

Another great thing about this thread is that, due to the time difference, I can wake up with a cup of coffee and read through the rich material the Europeans have shared while I was sleeping.  (Not to mention the nicely conceived posts by Robert S. Butler, our state-side insomniac...)

Oh, and in case I didn't say it, I now need that Elettren engine and passenger cars more than oxygen, even though I didn't know they existed when I woke up.  

Steven J. Serenska

Robert S. Butler posted:

Orphans - take 2

P&R - Bing

 

With all of the hearld boxcars Ives produced it should come as no surprise to find that company has the largest inventory of one-and-only railroad names ....here's two more

MKT- Ives 91/2 inch car

 

 

Northern Pacifice - Ives 6 1/2 inch car

 

 

FGEX - Marx

 

 

...and as a follow up - just for HandyAndy, in response to his post to last weeks thread on Weekend Tinplate Photos,

a tinplate Penn Central side dump from New Marx....unfortunately it is a prototype that never made it to production

PC - New Marx Prototype

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Leave it to Marx!   LOL

Steamer posted:

I'm closing in on finishing a couple of projects. I need the decals and lights for my Black Diamond Special Lionel cars, and a few pieces for the 4-8-4. I put the cars behind the engine, and I think they look pretty good together. Need to scrounge a couple more beater cars for repaint....a 4-8-4 needs more than three cars to pull. I'd like the engine to look like it was made to go with the cars. Should I paint the tender trucks to match the cars?

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Dave,

Have you considered maybe painting some of the trim on the engine and tender to match the trim on the cars too?

picked up a few items this week.

Hornby UTLX-4739 tank car

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Wyandotte 6-inch Easter truck with stamped rooster on the dump body, planning on replacing the grille with a repop because one headlight was missing.

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4-car American Flyer Hummer set w track. I'm sure I have an entire tender and axle lying around to complete. Windup still works too.

4-piece hummer set w track 500 coach from hummer set hummer loco

Marx mini M10000 streamline engine. I don't know why I keep picking these up, I must have a half dozen of them. mini m10000 loco

 

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Chris Lonero posted:

Hi guy's. Since I got us off so late last week I figured I'd get the party started early!  Here is a quick video of an American Flyer signal I picked up at the Greenberg show last Sunday. It is all original. Only thing I did was clean it up and gave it a quick clear coat to give it some shine and protect the finish.   Let's see your tinplate!

Nice find Chris!! Glad you were able to make it over to the show. We were there a good part of the day on Saturday. 

 

John

BlueComet400 posted:
Chris Lonero posted:

Hi guy's. Since I got us off so late last week I figured I'd get the party started early!  Here is a quick video of an American Flyer signal I picked up at the Greenberg show last Sunday. It is all original. Only thing I did was clean it up and gave it a quick clear coat to give it some shine and protect the finish.   Let's see your tinplate!

Nice find Chris!! Glad you were able to make it over to the show. We were there a good part of the day on Saturday. 

 

John

Thanks John. Sorry we couldn't meet up on Saturday.  I wasn't there that long on Sunday before I had to get to work. 

Steamer posted:

yes I have Andy...I was thinking about gold on the cab windows, and maybe a stripe on the running boards, along with red on the tender trucks.

Dave, tender trucks painted same red that on the passenger coachs that would look awesome !!!!  In the spirit on a black diamond Ives train.

Andy geaves you also a great idea with some gold, i would also go for it.

You have done a great job on that train, it really has something special.

Daniel

FRENCHTRAINS posted:
Steamer posted:

yes I have Andy...I was thinking about gold on the cab windows, and maybe a stripe on the running boards, along with red on the tender trucks.

Dave, tender trucks painted same red that on the passenger coachs that would look awesome !!!!  In the spirit on a black diamond Ives train.

Andy geaves you also a great idea with some gold, i would also go for it.

You have done a great job on that train, it really has something special.

Daniel

thanks Daniel. It'll never be in the TCA Museum, but it turned out pretty good for stuff that came from junk boxes.

Greg J. Turinetti posted:

I'm not at home this week, so I will have to post some photos from the archive.  Forgive me if I have posted these before.

This is the #301 Passenger set from the 1939 American Flyer catalog:

Have a great tinplate weekend

Greg

Northwoods Flyer

 

Very nice Greg...would love to track down one of these sets one of these days. What's the locomotive number?

From the archives, my 10:

This is the only one I've ever seen with blackened wheels...

PD

Hello folks!

I just finished restoring this set. It is my concept Milwaukee Road M10000. I realize Milwaukee did not run this, but that is the fun of tinplate! Tomorrow is the test drive.

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Wish my painting skills and equipment were a little better. Still have some touch-ups. Also, the 884 doesn't really match. I have a 754 that I could restore to get a perfect match, but this was a big enough job for now.

George

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