I purchased this KIBRI crossing a while back. Spent a couple of hours this

afternoon trying to make it work. Repaired a solder joint and made a link for

one of the arms. Works fine now. But then I find it won't fit either layout. So

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My standard gauge Ives (faux) "white set". The originals of this set are of course rather rare, so when I happened across this one last year at the local TTOS meet at a good price, it became an impulse purchase! It was done by James Cohen many moons ago, and the engine and cars he started with weren't really the totally correct versions, but it looks awesome and makes a fun holiday train on the layout. Runs great as well, some videos are included. The lighting on the train layout makes it look a bit more yellow than it is, it looks a bit more like the creamy white of the original in person. MTH also reissued this set, and an excellent web page on the real deal can be found here: http://www.ivestrains.org/CD/w.../htmlfiles/white.htm Enjoy!

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TL posted:

Hey John, great video!  Near the end of the video is a red and green fence.  I have one of those as well and don't know much about it.  Do you?

Thanks,

The fence was apparently made by JC Schrey, I only know that because I found this picture on Ebay a few years back:

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Again an unusual newcomer in the collection, found in Belgium.

Two passenger cars of the company Ottmar Beckh, built around 1939/40 for Great Britain. These are the carriages for the streamline train "CORONATION" of the LNER which drove from 1937 the route London-Edinburgh.

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And I had found a box of bad rails and points on Ebay with really early parts. Was a hard job. Everything had to be soldered.

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Marklin around 1905

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Marklin around 1905

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Bing around 1910

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And a rare Bing star point around 1910

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Arne

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Jim Kelly-Evans posted:

Two Marklin cranes on the layout: a scarce and delicate No. 2541 Hafenkran ( Harbor crane 1930-37); and a No. 1974 Kranwagen (crane car 1925-1938.)

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Jim,

You guys are making my head explode with all of these fantastic finds.

Love the industrial look of these cranes. Even more, I love that you are playing with them on your layout

Arne posted:

Again an unusual newcomer in the collection, found in Belgium.

Two passenger cars of the company Ottmar Beckh, built around 1939/40 for Great Britain. These are the carriages for the streamline train "CORONATION" of the LNER which drove from 1937 the route London-Edinburgh.

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Arne

Wow- those are pretty neat. Had not seen or heard of these before, thanks for posting!

beardog49 posted:
Lionelski posted:

Arne,

Thanks for sharing the pics of the Coronation and those 110 year old tracks

Those track configurations are some of the coolest I've ever seen!

Arne, you say cars, does that mean the loco is still out there? Very nice

Yes cars, I don´t have the matching loco. Here a picture from the Schiffmann collectors guide.

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Greetings

Arne

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Arne posted:

Again an unusual newcomer in the collection, found in Belgium.

Two passenger cars of the company Ottmar Beckh, built around 1939/40 for Great Britain. These are the carriages for the streamline train "CORONATION" of the LNER which drove from 1937 the route London-Edinburgh.

beckh-cor01beckh-cor02beckh-cor03beckh-cor04

And I had found a box of bad rails and points on Ebay with really early parts. Was a hard job. Everything had to be soldered.

weichen01

Marklin around 1905

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Marklin around 1905

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Bing around 1910

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And a rare Bing star point around 1910

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Arne

The star points are ingenious. I wish Hornby had made some. It would make some layouts easier to design. 

Aim to live a simple and quiet  life! 

 

Theres no gauge like O gauge! 

 

I picked up a Hornby 501 from a friend recently. It had sat for 30yrs on a very  large layout in a hard to reach engine shed. Sadly the elderly owner had to dismantle the layout due to moving and it was “rediscovered”. Despite some slight surface rusting, it faired fairly well considering the local humidity. It’s had a good clean to remove several decades of dust, as well as  a quick lube of the mechanism. On first  test it ran only one lap less of my small test loop than my other 501’s. I’m sure it will loosen up over time.

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Aim to live a simple and quiet  life! 

 

Theres no gauge like O gauge! 

 

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After many years away from the hobby ( I was active here in the early 2000s and was one of the original "hobos") I have been getting the trains out for Christmas the last few years and finally started a long envisioned Christmas layout featuring my Dad's trains from the 1920s and 1930s. Rediscovering the simple pleasures of train repair and restorations.

This layout will be all tinplate (restoring my Dad's 012 switches was quite challenging but I decided against the more reliable postwar 022s. All original and Lionel except for the one MTH villa and some very old telegraph poles ( Voltamp?).

I am in the moving things around phase- you can see the pink foam, but will be adding bridges and a pond next, and acquiring a few more pieces.

Eventually a lot of snow,  a Christmas tree, and lots of lights. Feeling like a kid again!IMG_8009

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sncf231e posted:
sncf231e posted:

I had some CR (Rossignol) passenger cars and this week found the matching baggage car (fourgon):

Regards

Fred

This afternoon I had a run with this CR train; the end was a bit unexpected (shocking images )

Regards

Fred

" Ohhhhh.... The Humanity!!!! "

 

( hopefully nothing too dinged up )

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

Nation Wide Lines posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Another pick up this weekend. What I believe is a Flyer 213 bridge from 1931-32. Needs some tweaking but still in nice shape.

Steve

 

Must be the rare invisible variation.

LOL!

Picture added. Funny my iPad can be a real pain posting pictures, but my iPhone works fine.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

beardog49 posted:

Nice, I have one without the shed on top. Is that a later addition?

The 213 Bridge came with the shed on top.  The center cross-piece has an added piece of wood to accommodate the shack and the lower cross pieces do not come with track attached, nor do they require the wooden ramps.  This bridge was titled the "Universal Bridge" and was made for either O gauge or standard gauge trains.

You likely have a slightly different bridge, or your shack is missing, as the shacks were made to be removed during shipping. 

The bridge on the right is a 213, without the shack in place and it shows the extra piece of wood for the shack.

The picture below shows the bridge, with lights on.

 

NWL

 

Here's the catalog illustration for the #213 from the 1936 catalog

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  As NWL noted it is a universal bridge and, given the type of litho treatment to the bridge shack I'd say it is probably that year.

  Mine is a #213 also but slightly later vintage.  The shack litho is different and if you look at the base on either end you can see metal strips instead of wood cross sections like you have on your bridge.

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  The instruction sheet that comes with the bridge recommends the new owner nail the shack to the piece of wood.  I hope your earlier owner didn't do that because you will have to remove the nail to get at the light bulb inside the shack to replace it.   

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Robert S. Butler posted:

Here's the catalog illustration for the #213 from the 1936 catalog

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  As NWL noted it is a universal bridge and, given the type of litho treatment to the bridge shack I'd say it is probably that year.

  Mine is a #213 also but slightly later vintage.  The shack litho is different and if you look at the base on either end you can see metal strips instead of wood cross sections like you have on your bridge.

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  The instruction sheet that comes with the bridge recommends the new owner nail the shack to the piece of wood.  I hope your earlier owner didn't do that because you will have to remove the nail to get at the light bulb inside the shack to replace it.   

My shack is just resting on the block.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

sncf231e posted:
sncf231e posted:

I had some CR (Rossignol) passenger cars and this week found the matching baggage car (fourgon):

Regards

Fred

This afternoon I had a run with this CR train; the end was a bit unexpected (shocking images )

Regards

Fred

still have a tear in my eye! Thanks for the reality check. 

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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