BLZ in France also made some nice passenger cars during their short time of manufacturing. The green ones are the most common, and they also have done a blue train with sleeping, restaurant and baggage cars that I still have to find. those cars are very representatives of classic french passenger cars that can match with many locomotives.

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Have a nice tinplate weekend,  Daniel

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I have but one Lorenz Bolz (LBZ)

A weird but cute little traction engine arrangement

It formed part of their Sand Tractor set

( still looking for the rest )

 

Pic below from Binns Rd Site

 

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

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In Japan on holiday and we took the Bullet Train (Shinkansen) from Tokyo to Kanazawa the other day. Wouldn't these snazzy locomotives make great, colorful tinplate trains? The trip is about 300 miles and we left and arrived precisely on schedule in about 2-1/2 hours with just a few station stops. That makes the average speed we traveled around 120 mph!

 

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"People do not 'graduate' from tinplate." - Louis Hertz, 1938

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This HWN station I found last week. It has some nice lithography with many adverts. It is marked Made in Western Germany and made in the late fifties. All texts are in English and the adverts (Florida, Santa Fe) seem to be targeted at a US public; I do not know whether HWN was ever exported to the US? Size is 40*16*13 cm.

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Regards

Fred

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when Louis Marx took over the Girard Model Works in 1935, it took a few years to define a standard.  with their white/ silver litho frames, these first generation 6" tinplate cars are easily recognizable...

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for the Eagle Eyes out there, yes, that is an electric motor in the green CV,
...but it is period (i.e. w/ manual reverse lever).

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Video from the SGMA layout at the WGH show in Oaks, Pa in January.

Rush hour:

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A few news in the collection.

Bing big storehouse 10/645 made 1912-1927

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Bing postbox 10/6142 made 1929-1932

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Brimtoy 7000 locomotive and coach made around 1935

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Hornby 2 lead figures from the 30s

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Fandor signalbridge 2054 made 1926-1937

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Arne posted:

A few news in the collection.

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Hornby 2 lead figures from the 30s

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Arne

i love little scenery touches like these guys... excellent!

you can buy lead bullets and lead sinkers through the mail, no problem there... but make a toy out of lead anymore and it's, "OMG, take those dangerous things off the market or Junior will chew on it and die".

overlandflyer posted:
Arne posted:

A few news in the collection.

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Hornby 2 lead figures from the 30s

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Arne

i love little scenery touches like these guys... excellent!

you can buy lead bullets and lead sinkers through the mail, no problem there... but make a toy out of lead anymore and it's, "OMG, take those dangerous things off the market or Junior will chew on it and die".

I bought some toy soldiers recently that will go on my yet to be built layout. They have disclaimers that say they are not a toy for children.

George

overlandflyer posted:

yeah, nice trains, but i want one of those hats...!!

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Beware when buying!  The hats were reproduced for the 1970 convention in Chicago.  The reproductions are marked with sizes on the side of the cap (L, M, S) and are otherwise unmarked as reproductions.  All of the ones I have ever seen offered on ebay have been reproductions and most of those have been marketed as original hats.  I know of 1 original hat (and I do not own it).

Mine is a reproduction

 

NWL

terry hudon posted:

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No surprise that the Hiawatha cars look good with the Hudson.  American Flyer actually packaged an uncataloged set that consisted of the Hudson, 4 Hiawatha cars, and the early Hudson whistling billboard.  I bought a boxed / setbox set at York a number of years ago at the early show in what was then the Holiday Inn.

overlandflyer posted:

when Louis Marx took over the Girard Model Works in 1935, it took a few years to define a standard.  with their white/ silver litho frames, these first generation 6" tinplate cars are easily recognizable...

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Those are in great shape! I have a few extremely played-with silver lithos.  One is a C&S reefer with Joy Line coupler slots but underbody Marx couplers - one of the hybrids I guess. 

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Firewood

 

"Nice try, Lao Che!"

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Currently I only have one modern Lionel piece- the NYC S-1 electric in O gauge. It's a heavy, great looking diecast engine. I don't run it very often because it's part of a display on my desk, so when I put it on the layout today both traction tires promptly cracked and came off. Give me solid metal wheels any day! Here it is together with another NYC "S Motor" from an earlier era, the classic Lionel 156 made between 1917 and 1927. 

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Firewood posted:

Those are in great shape! I have a few extremely played-with silver lithos.  One is a C&S reefer with Joy Line coupler slots but underbody Marx couplers - one of the hybrids I guess. 

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the second generation frames kept the rounded end geometry but changed to the more recognizable fixed tab and slot couplers which is easier to see on an open frame car...

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though Marx frames are easily swapped, in the case of your car i would not rule out a factory production first generation C&S body on a 2nd gen frame while the transition to the plain black frames was in progress...

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things then went a bit crazy with the number of variations the 555 reefer went through, but that's another composite i'm working on...

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How about some modern power on the front?  Here’s most of my 2816’s and a few extra gems on the outside, and a train that goes from big to small on the inside.  Unfortunately the transition car knuckle coupler let go shortly after this video, causing a rear ended!  (No tinplate was scratched during this exercise 😎)

May God Bless us all.

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ash standard posted:

Steve, the blue train in the video. is that the President's special in blue?

Top one is 1927 "Improved Presidents Special" in Blue Litho, Bottom one is 1927 Chief set, in Buff.  Both are the epitome of AF Wide Gauge litho, and very nice!

Prewar Tin...Any maker, any gauge, anytime!

Rob English posted:
ash standard posted:

Steve, the blue train in the video. is that the President's special in blue?

Top one is 1927 "Improved Presidents Special" in Blue Litho, Bottom one is 1927 Chief set, in Buff.  Both are the epitome of AF Wide Gauge litho, and very nice!

Rob, thanks for the reply. Lovely looking pres Spl. 

I thought the Chief Set was a version of The Black Diamond set with black bodies and red roofs. Please comment 

Fatman posted:

Ok so I admit it ....

 

 

Yes I just bought a ...............

 

 

BATTERY powered Marx Tin Locomotive

 

Nope, not heretical at all.  Marx "D" cell onboard battery powered trains are the underappreciated siblings to their mechanical brethren!  Both use the same 2-rail tinplate track, and they are equally at home running together.  I have several, and am impressed by how well they work.  Lots of fun - even on a minimalist layout like the one below:

 - James

 

"Clockwork guys really know how to unwind!"

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