I have a Ives 3242 and two cars that are the same burgundy color. This set has been in the family since new, it was my wife’s Grandfather’s childhood train, I am guessing it’s almost 100 years old.
Don’t know if it ever had the 189 Observation car or not, but if they did it’s gone now, I am looking for that car if anyone has one to sell, please let me know.
I haven’t touched the paint for fear of making it worse, would like to at least gently clean it with soapy water and a soft cloth, at best follow the wash up with a liquid car wax. Any advice or warnings, or should I leave it as is?