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I spent most of yesterday working on some of my McCoy E2s. With a little luck (and some machine work courtesy of my Dad,) I may have one more running again tomorrow.

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Just bought from the last Sunday train show in France, a very rare loco-tender made by the french firm La Rotonde (The Roundhouse) around 1995 in three rail O gauge in tinplate style. It was the continuity of AS which closed just before.

The loco is a 141 TA from the Paris Orleans  railways in the same livery than the model preserved in the SNCF railway museum. This type of engines was intended to run in mountains with high grades and narrow curves and the original one was very powerful.

The model has been made in a very low quantity of 60 pieces, nice to have one.

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Have a great weekend, Daniel

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Very Special there @sncf231e Daniel !

My contributions this week are also French yet again ... picked up another 2 CWIL carriages , another diner carriage , and a Pullman Saloon ... Now I have to find at least one more Pullman as it will look silly with 2 diners and only one saloon

These ones are coming over from France currently ..

 

But on the local front I finally managed to complete an early Wells O' London (Brimtoy) rake ...

I have had several versions of the loco's for quite some time but this tender and pullman package turned up for sale ... Bah-Bum! You are coming home with me!

 

These will pair correctly to my nice 2509 Golden Streak red version

 

 

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

In France the ETAT railway company made in the thirties some modern passenger cars with a round body which did not need a frame. Because of the form this cars were called Voitures Saucisson (Sausage cars). Both JEP (cast metal) and BLZ (sheet metal) made this cars in H0 gauge some 70 years ago and Hornby made these in tinplate in 0 gauge before WW2:

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Here is a video of the H0 cars with the matching JEP and BLZ locomotives:

Regards

Fred

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Again a few news in the collection.

Karl Bub 5130, only made 1935-36. The smallest of this black locos with silver KB logo.

Is not missing the side rods, had never one.

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Matching Karl Bub coach 4311

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Heinrich Fischer tankloco, made 1926.

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I have no matching Fischer cars, here with early Brimtoy cars.

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Greetings

Arne

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American Flyer Set #16 ca 1918 which was obviously the first train set assembled on a long ago Monday morning after a holiday weekend.

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Side B

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That's awesome! A 1203 and an 1106 rolled into one. I wonder how they counted their production that day, an extra half 1203 and an extra half 1106 or two full cars?   LOL

Andy

 

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said trains and I asked for a slow one.

Starting in 1927 American Flyer began to market freight cars of their own design in their Wide Gauge Line.  Prior to that (1926) they cataloged freight cars that were Lionel designed. As I was going through my photo archive of Wide Gauge I came across one of Flyer's early Cabooses

The #4011 in "ivory and khaki brown":

 

I recently spotted one of their Narrow (O) Gauge cabooses that someone had repainted in similar colors on ebay. I don't usually buy repaints, but since this Narrow Gauge caboose never existed and I liked the way it looked I decided to add it to the portion of my collection entitled "They didn't make it this way but if they had...."

Have a Great Tinplate Weekend

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

 

                                                             

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One drink ain’t enough, Jack.. you’d better make it three!

After a month stuck in customs, I finally have my three period Marklin tank cars with custom repaint representing a very rare US export paint scheme (early 1900s). Creation by Wolfgang Bauer, Leipzig Germany.

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One drink ain’t enough, Jack.. you’d better make it three!

After a month stuck in customs, I finally have my three period Marklin tank cars with custom repaint representing a very rare US export paint scheme (early 1900s). Creation by Wolfgang Bauer, Leipzig Germany.

Those are beauties! Any chance you can run them behind your croc on your carpet central and take a video for us? 

George

Hi George,

As the mail has been running, I expect a big lot of reproduction Marklin ‘progress’ track by the end of March. When that arrives I’ll do some running and take videos to share. I hope I’ll be happy enough with the new rails to be able to divest myself of all my Fastrack.

Chris

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One drink ain’t enough, Jack.. you’d better make it three!

After a month stuck in customs, I finally have my three period Marklin tank cars with custom repaint representing a very rare US export paint scheme (early 1900s). Creation by Wolfgang Bauer, Leipzig Germany.

Did customs nick you for anything, or were they just slow?

Reminds me of a story...  Stayed at a B&B in Wales a few years ago and learned that the owner was a big Triang collector, so we had some fun discussions and he even loaned me a couple of books while I was there.  (Unfortunately, all of his stuff was boxed in the attic.)  He said that another train collector guest from the US sent him a box of toy train stuff after visiting.  On the customs form, the sender wrote "train parts".  Apparently, the UK customs folks thought they were real train parts, and slapped a steep duty on them which was almost equal to the value of the toy trains inside the box.  The moral of the story is that they're TOYS.

A circa 1935 LIONEL 253 with its two 610 passenger cars and 612 observation car all in their “striking Mojave” paint scheme patiently awaits its boarding passengers at a reproduction Lionel  Corporation  134 Station. They’re a little beat up but still run great.image 

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A circa 1935 LIONEL 253 with its two 610 passenger cars and 612 observation car all in their “striking Mojave” paint scheme patiently awaits its boarding passengers at a reproduction Lionel  Corporation  134 Station. They’re a little beat up but still run great.image 

I'm noticing a lot of nice layouts this week!

George

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Hi George,

As the mail has been running, I expect a big lot of reproduction Marklin ‘progress’ track by the end of March. When that arrives I’ll do some running and take videos to share. I hope I’ll be happy enough with the new rails to be able to divest myself of all my Fastrack.

Chris

Hi Chris,

I hope you like your Marklin track. It looks nice with the extra ties. I've noticed that the Fastrack is not great for the large flanges on old tinplate trains and it is awfully noisy. I plan to replace the rest of mine at some point this year. 

George 

Original 260E except the wiring almost 90 years old with chugger pulling the smaller 600 series cars .

First time doing video so not the real could includes finger in corner .So sorry it viewed normal on phone and computer but not horizontal here.

 

 

 

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Dieseler posted:

Original 260E except the wiring almost 90 years old with chugger pulling the smaller 600 series cars .

First time doing video so not the real could includes finger in corner .So sorry it viewed normal on phone and computer but not horizontal here.

 

 

I rotated it for you. I couldn't easily remove the finger though...

George

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I'm feeling Blue today...

As displayed at a Cal-Stewart show in Pasadena.

And close-ups

The cars all have red pointed christmas tree bulbs in them and I am afraid of scratching the bodies by taking off the roofs, so the bulbs are there to stay.

NWL

Hafner "rat rod" with a Marx 666 motor I am working on. Haven't got the front motor mounts finalized yet. Kinda liking the bit of rake it has but probably ought to raise the front and level it out. Still can't decide to leave the original "patina" or fix it up and make it shiny.

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Andy

 

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said trains and I asked for a slow one.

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HandyAndy - I'd keep the finish as is - just think of the fun you can have with that beast.  

 Hide it in one of the layout tunnels before visitors come over.  Start running other trains and then switch it on. As it emerges from the tunnel say any of the following:

 1."OMG! the drain from the dishwasher is leaking again!

 2. "Can you believe it? I ordered that train two years ago and the package just arrived yesterday - it was full of seaweed and was still damp inside."

 3. "I bought that sight unseen - the ad said there was a small amount of rust that I could easily remove."

 4. "I was the youngest member of our family and my siblings were always hiding my trains.  It took me two years but I finally found it buried in my Mom's flower garden."

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HandyAndy - I'd keep the finish as is - just think of the fun you can have with that beast.  

 Hide it in one of the layout tunnels before visitors come over.  Start running other trains and then switch it on. As it emerges from the tunnel say any of the following:

 1."OMG! the drain from the dishwasher is leaking again!

 2. "Can you believe it? I ordered that train two years ago and the package just arrived yesterday - it was full of seaweed and was still damp inside."

 3. "I bought that sight unseen - the ad said there was a small amount of rust that I could easily remove."

 4. "I was the youngest member of our family and my siblings were always hiding my trains.  It took me two years but I finally found it buried in my Mom's flower garden."

Here you go...

Andy

 

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said trains and I asked for a slow one.

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WOW folks what a line up! Frenchtrains, Fatman (loved the Brimtoy), SNCF231E, Robert Butler, Arne - what marvelous new items you posted.  I can't come close but will provide some pictures of an outfit I had fun putting back into operation today. 

I "discovered" the pictured Marx 333 Die Cast 4-6-2 and Die Cast tender and 3 NYC streamlined tinplate cars in my own storage area where they have likely stayed in a box for 40+ years!.  When I finally opened the box today as I was trying to do some inventory and sort out things in the train room I found a  note saying I had purchased the set in 1978 at a train show in Sydney, Ohio (we lived in Dayton at the time, I was at WPAFB).  It is a set that was offered in the Allied Toy Distributors, 1950 catalog.  I have always maintained that Marx motors were nearly indestructible but today even amazed me...after a little lubrication I put her on the tracks, the light came on and off she went with her consist.  Smooth, valve gear all working correctly, and the reverse was working as well.  Could not believe it... The 333 was one of Marx's best and most realistic steamers.  It has a lot of die cast detail, complex not toy like valve gear, and is very heavy and robust.  The matching tender is a NYC type wedge also die cast and heavy enough to be a paper weight.  It is almost out of scale (too big) for the cars.

Anyway no where near as rare as some of the things on today's post, but it was fun watching her go around the layout today!

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Best wishes for a great weekend

Don McErlean

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Wow, I just skimmed through this and now I’m going to go back back and really check it out.  There is a night of entertainment in this thread.  Amazing stuff guys.

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I spent most of yesterday working on some of my McCoy E2s. With a little luck (and some machine work courtesy of my Dad,) I may have one more running again tomorrow.

Wow - over the top. Would be interesting to see how many amps you were pulling.

Jim

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