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Since 2020 is soon to be upon us, I thought I would share photos of this 100-year old American Flyer set.  It features a 1218 and 3 blue cars.

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The engine

Close up of baggage

Close up of one of the coaches

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This set came to me covered in dust, but it cleaned up to be very nice, with few marks.  I date it to 1920, due to the remains of the box that came with it (and the specific labeling of the box remains) and the fact that the 1218 engines were not introduced until 1920.  

Happy New Year!

NWL

Most of the Northwoods Flyer Collection is still packed up and in storage following retirement and a 250 mile move.  The best part is that it has brought together 4 generations of our family.  In spite of the chaos of the move we decorated our tree and I managed to assemble an oval of track around that tree to introduce our 10 month old grandson to the joy of American Flyer trains.  Here is a photo taken by our daughter-in-law of 3 generations of "train guys"

The train is the 1940 "Yard Master" headed up by the #429 0-6-0 switcher.

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Merry Christmas!

Have a Great Tinplate Weekend

Northwoods Flyer      Greg

 

The Swiss brand DARSTAED, the original one by Marcel Darphin has sold around thirty years ago some very nice passenger cars, some are Marklin replicas or in the style of Marklin. They where made by Twerenbold a famous manufacturer from Switzerland.  I am still in search of the restaurant car and the luggage van to make a complete set but they are hard to find pieces....

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Have a nice weekend,  Daniel

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Bought an 8-wheel Fandor red cross coach this week from a seller in Ireland. Won't be here for a few weeks. 

8-wheel red cross hospital coach

Apparently Fandor also made a 4-wheel coach at one time (not mine). Judging from the couplers and frames, it was fairly early when the 4-wheel version was sold. 

 red cross coach set w 455 loco

and my bargain of the week: A JEP tank car and 0287 Bing coach.

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Due to the presence of 022 switches and 0-31 curves on my layout, there are a few favorite O gauge pieces including the prewar Lionel "semi scale" streamliners that I can't run. The solution for now is to bring them to a friend's layouts which has the wider radius curves! Here is my Lionel 763E Semi-Scale Hudson and Lionel Hiawatha set running on Jon Pincus's fine multi-gauge layout. Note that the O gauge track here is actually "dual gauge" O and Standard. These are two really great Lionel pieces, always fun to see them in action. Enjoy.

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John Smatlak posted:

Due to the presence of 022 switches and 0-31 curves on my layout, there are a few favorite O gauge pieces including the prewar Lionel "semi scale" streamliners that I can't run. The solution for now is to bring them to a friend's layouts which has the wider radius curves! Here is my Lionel 763E Semi-Scale Hudson and Lionel Hiawatha set running on Jon Pincus's fine multi-gauge layout. Note that the O gauge track here is actually "dual gauge" O and Standard. These are two really great Lionel pieces, always fun to see them in action. Enjoy.

I thought that looked like Jon's layout.  

NWL

John Smatlak posted:

Due to the presence of 022 switches and 0-31 curves on my layout, there are a few favorite O gauge pieces including the prewar Lionel "semi scale" streamliners that I can't run. The solution for now is to bring them to a friend's layouts which has the wider radius curves! Here is my Lionel 763E Semi-Scale Hudson and Lionel Hiawatha set running on Jon Pincus's fine multi-gauge layout. Note that the O gauge track here is actually "dual gauge" O and Standard. These are two really great Lionel pieces, always fun to see them in action. Enjoy.

Awesome to see a 763e in motion, instead of just on an auction block!

For some reason I got the hairbrained idea to set up an all Flyer "Christmas" layout in the basement outside the train room.  So I cleared some space and CLEANED a whole crapload of AF three rail track.  That's all AF track except the tiny 027 loop at the top and 4 40" lionel straights on the outer loop.  Switches were causing me headaches so I left them out for now.  This is a bit of a stage job but looks kind of cool anyway lol 

Sets from left to right 4116, 4109, 4914, 4114, 4123, 4102 Royal Blue and the foreground is a 4019 K5 set. Set boxes for the 4019 and 4116.  And that is a 447 Hudson from the 1939 322 work train set out back waiting for me to finish working it's cars.

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Hoarder........

we went down to met up with our oldest daughter and her husband for lunch/gift exchange. We had them home for Thanksgiving this year. On the way home we stopped at Steubenville and checked out the Nutcracker Village. In the main building they had a Postwar Flyer steam train and snow village set up.IMG_0078IMG_0077IMG_0074

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For some strange reason I just cant get the images of "Papa" Eastman taking someones (train) virginty out of my brain ... I need Mind Bleach ... STAT!!!

However to distract myself I post Christmasly engaged in some purchase therapy ...

Picked up another Mettoy Eton Schools loco to add to the collection ..

I keep finding ( and buying) carriages for it , so an extra loco or three wont matter will it

Along with a couple of Chad Valley "Flying Scotsman " Carriages ...

( need to find me that beautiful blue tinplate loco and tender to go with it ... always looking ! )

Annnnd finally as part of the deal a terrific little "Wells O' London" crane car

Christmas is done .. personal retail therapy accomplished ... Roll on 2020!!!

William 1 posted:

That 233 looks like it is ready to go to work.  How about a side shot.  I’m only familiar with standard gauge prewar.  And just a bit, but always like to see 90 year old trains in all their glory.

William 1,

 Thanks for asking...this is the best I can do for now.

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I think I posted this one before, but I especially liked the look of it (this was a photo taken by the seller):

PRR Prewar 233 Switcher bought 10-26-19_edited cropped dec 10 19

Tom

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