Picked all this up at Charles Ro this week. It’s a clockwork shunter and very narrow gauge track. One car says Germany on it but I have no idea who made it?  Let’s see your Tinplate! 

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I picked up this level crossing from the French manufacturer F.V. (Faivre) from about 1900. F.V. made toys in the second half of the nineteenth century. I assume it is restored/repainted since it looks very good and bright. It consists of two the same parts each at one side of the track (which I just added for the picture). The barriers can be moved up and down by turning the handles which drive a chain.

Regards

Fred

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Ok guys, a York purchase...sold to me as a Bing "set". I know nothing about European toys, so tell me about it:

Bought it from a lovely couple, clearing away some of their collection. Locomotive has "O=35" under the cab window, "1012" on the tender. Any info you might have would be great. I have an 1898 Bing catalog, and it isn't in there. Gotta find a key for it, but winding the wheels backwards indicates a strong spring.

What do you think? Thanks.

PD

At York, sold a bunch of stuff at the early shows, found a tunnel and boxed Prewar Flyer set in so-so condition at the early shows and found nothing of interest at the fairgrounds.  Ordered 40 sections of Trainshelf from Dick Wachtman, as after 40 years, he is going out of business and I needed some additional shelving to go with the stuff I have.

Sitting in my room drinking beer now, done with show and going home tomorrow.  

Best thing, I am going home with more money than I cam with!!!

Nation Wide Lines posted:

At York, sold a bunch of stuff at the early shows, found a tunnel and boxed Prewar Flyer set in so-so condition at the early shows and found nothing of interest at the fairgrounds.  Ordered 40 sections of Trainshelf from Dick Wachtman, as after 40 years, he is going out of business and I needed some additional shelving to go with the stuff I have.

Sitting in my room drinking beer now, done with show and going home tomorrow.  

 

Have one for me!  Sorry I missed you guys. 

George

FEF, work in progress. Flyer 4687. A prior owner painted the frame, couplers and front trucks a dark flat gray. That has now all been repainted black. I am trying to leave the shell original and use as much of the original trim as possible .

Steve

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Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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New to me Hornby - My first clock work loco, Found at York today.  My daughter thought it was fantastic

Now after a few runs it was going less and less with each winding.  Is there basic lubrication that needs done to keep these things running well?  Any info on how to keep this little wonder is good condition would be appreciated!

 

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May God Bless us all.

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@jhz563 Welcome to the start of a new addiction LOL!

With any clockwork, friction is your enemy ! Also running on carpet etc is ok , but has the detraction that of course any loose fibres floating about can get sucked in and entangled in the mech.

Turn it upside down and make sure the mech is clean and free from rubbish as best you can and cut off any trash that may be wrapped around any of the powertrain shafts , dont forget to check inside the little governer mechanism ( the bell type housing with a little flywheel/brake/limiter unit inside)

Then when you have got it as clean as you can apply some light oil to all moving surface points , if the spring looks tarnished or rusty run some oil in there as well to slow the oxidation and help lube as it unwinds ... That will be messy but repeated usage will grind off some of the rust and get it as free as it can get without actually removing/replacing the spring itself .

Dont forget other friction points too such as carriage wheels etc they all slow things down

I dont have any new collection pieces to add to the thread just now , but be warned I am stalking what I think is another rarity, just have to work out a price with the owner without getting too excited

Hint... its a variant(?) of ...

 

 

 

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

Jim O'C posted:

circa 1920s. They also made a version for the US market that had a detachable red cowcatcher that slid over the buffers in front. This one lacks boiler rails and side rods and the wheels have been replaced. 0-35 loco

Thanks for the info Jim. I rummaged around and found my copy of the Bing catalogue reprint for 1928-1932, and the O-35 appears to be in there, although slightly different in configuration. I still find it remarkable that these things have lasted as long as they have.

PD 

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I have realized that one can only run those beautiful streamliners for so long, before they become boring.  So here are a couple of long Champion freight sets from American Flyer c. 1936-37.

NWL

Fantastic Milwaukee Road Hiawatha sets!

Bob Nelson

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