For those of you who enjoy trains from the old Europe, here are some typically french models of freight cars. They were all made by a small french manufacturer, first called AS and after La Rotonde (The Roundhouse) around the year 1990. They are made of steel, brass and wood. unfortunately when they where available near the manufacturer they had a very poor success due to a poor communication and marketing. Thirty years later they are very hard to buy for a reasonable price and quantities product is for some of them very low, ten models to a maximum of 60. Models illustrated are very representative of freight trains during the fifties and sixties.

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Have a nice weekend,  Daniel

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Running trains in the garden at my friends house. Finally one day without rain or too much wind. My friend Murray has a multi-gauge garden railway. I have enclosed  videos of my circa 1935 Bowman O gauge live steam locomotive pulling 2 Bowman passenger coaches. The other video is my circa 1995 P.I. Engineering "Janet" 1 gauge 0-4-0 live steam locomotive pulling 2 vintage Bing coaches. We also ran a lot of clockwork, but I was having so much fun I neglected to take more pictures. It was the perfect day, flying model airplanes in the morning and running trains in the afternoon!

Eric TCA, LCCA, Ives Train Society

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Dave isn't the only one to add some Dorfan to his collection. I decided I needed to have a "representation" of their passenger equipment.

The paint is a bit rough, the passengers don't seem to mind.

I matched them up with an American Flyer #420 steam engine and tender.

I think they look good together.

Have a Great Tinplate Weekend

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Greg

                                                             

Nice selection of tinplate this week. My tinplate layout back in the city is under wraps until the Fall but I have a G Scale outdoor layout in the garden at the beach house to keep the train fun going during the summer. A tinplate auction lot made its way out here this week and it looks pretty nice posing for a photo on the garden layout. This one is special indeed.P1220020P1220022

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

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Picked up a few items recently. Probably not too many of you into toylike Ohio Art floor trains with wood wheels, but I picked up this rhinoceros circus car. This is the older style with punched sides and "moving" animal inside. There was also a lion car. 

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Later versions were only litho'ed sides. 

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Also wrangled a few Marklin semaphores

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and this Bub 14780 baggage car, and a copy of Louis Hertz's book which I will read on the plane next week on my way to CA.

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Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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My recently arrived Lionel 636W (w/ 637 and 638 cars) "City of Denver" streamliner on the layout. The engine is a repaint (although very tastefully done) while the cars are original with a few minor touch-ups. After a servicing and replacement of a broken swivel pin, it runs great. After cleaning the contacts and getting the reverser to cycle more reliably I decided to just lock it in forward with some tape to add to my enjoyment of watching it run. Whistle still needs attention- the contact picks up very reliably and it makes sounds, but not exactly "whistling" yet. A question- how do you get to the bulb inside the observation car?

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Got my combination birthday/father’s day present on the high iron today.  The basement central management is happy since the coal train can now be dispatched with one crew, although double heading is still an option for later...

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On top of this, its Fathers Day weekend, so be sure to pass on a tradition important to you and happy Father’s Day to all you fine gentlemen with kids of your own!

May God Bless us all.

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Moved my layout in the basement so the background looks like the apocalypse, that said- here’s my weekend tin:

From Left to right(strucyures) Flyer Town Depot, K Line platform(not tin lol) with some authenicast Flyer figures from set 578,!newly acquired Bing platform(half of it), Lionel 127 Station

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Ives & Bing consist- (from right to left) #61 Ives chair car, #72 Ives drawing room car,#205 Bing coach, #250 Bing NYV Lines Obs car

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From right to left- Lionel 254e, Bing 425 Baggage car, Ives 61 Baggage car. In the foreground- tin friction car and tin trailer (can’t renenber maker if trailer)D52B2774-9ED7-4966-AFD2-49AFE3B56591’in the background-  Marx SP 6000 AA, Marx CS RR yellow refrigerator carC3CF9CF0-B1DA-4652-9348-EE2E81042256

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Mallard4468 posted:
jhz563 posted:

I saved this picture from the museum for this weekend’s thread.  Imagine being a kid who had all this at their fingertips!74AC5017-85DC-4478-AA2B-EC326E81D3BE

Isn't it ironic that we love to find toys that weren't played with very much?

Not at all - It just means the kid in all of us wants to play with them first!

May God Bless us all.

sncf231e posted:

This lithographed tinplate signal tower is made by Wimmer from Nurnberg (HWN). Size wise it could be made for H0, however the signalman shown behind the window look to be O and will not have fit through the door at the bottom of the tower. Size of this item from the fifties is 17*8*15.

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Regards

Fred

Vertical selective compression?

Andy

 

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

overlandflyer posted:

Hafner took quite a bit of artistic license with their cover graphics...

 

at one time someone repaired the box with a quite heavy needle and thread.

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another version of this cover...

 

The box repaired by sewing it up? I guess maybe before Scotch tape was invented?

Andy

 

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

StevefromPA posted:

Moved my layout in the basement so the background looks like the apocalypse, that said- here’s my weekend tin:

From Left to right(strucyures) Flyer Town Depot, K Line platform(not tin lol) with some authenicast Flyer figures from set 578,!newly acquired Bing platform(half of it), Lionel 127 Station

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Ives & Bing consist- (from right to left) #61 Ives chair car, #72 Ives drawing room car,#205 Bing coach, #250 Bing NYV Lines Obs car

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From right to left- Lionel 254e, Bing 425 Baggage car, Ives 61 Baggage car. In the foreground- tin friction car and tin trailer (can’t renenber maker if trailer)D52B2774-9ED7-4966-AFD2-49AFE3B56591’in the background-  Marx SP 6000 AA, Marx CS RR yellow refrigerator carC3CF9CF0-B1DA-4652-9348-EE2E81042256

House trailer is Japanese, Shioji or usually labeled SSS.

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

handyandy posted:
sncf231e posted:

This lithographed tinplate signal tower is made by Wimmer from Nurnberg (HWN). Size wise it could be made for H0, however the signalman shown behind the window look to be O and will not have fit through the door at the bottom of the tower. Size of this item from the fifties is 17*8*15.

 

Regards

Fred

Vertical selective compression?

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

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