Phillychris, congrats your Marklin coaling station is gorgeous, it is a great model and really not an easy thing to find.

This week i had the opportunity to add a new JEP loco to the collection, a classic steeple cab, a salt box as we call them. It is the first model of the loco made in 1925 with a big motor on a brass frame. I have always enjoy those models maybe as it was the first one that i bought when i start collecting trains.

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And the more comon one which is a little later production, 1926.

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Have a great weekend,   Daniel

 

 

 

 

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Some signals this week.

CR (Rossignol) trains and accessories are in general quite small. They made however a range of signals which are quite large at 25 cm.

I thought the next signals with a height of 13 cm are also CR since JEP trains are in general larger. But JEP also made a range of smaller signals shown here. The second one from the left is CR, the other four are JEP:

Regards

Fred

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If prewar and 1950s Lionel and Marx streamliners qualify as tinplate, these videos show several running on my layout. The layout is crammed into an upstairs bedroom and is heavy on operating accessories, with very little scenery. Track is FasTrack. All trains in the videos have been converted to TMCC operation by installing AC Commander modules from Sunset Models. Some of the early Marx engines came with motor wheels not compatible with FasTrack. In these engines, a motor from a later Marx engine, with compatible wheels, was substituted for the original motor.

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If prewar and 1950s Lionel and Marx streamliners qualify as tinplate, these videos show several running on my layout. The layout is crammed into an upstairs bedroom and is heavy on operating accessories, with very little scenery. Track is FasTrack. All trains in the videos have been converted to TMCC operation by installing AC Commander modules from Sunset Models. Some of the early Marx engines came with motor wheels not compatible with FasTrack. In these engines, a motor from a later Marx engine, with compatible wheels, was substituted for the original motor.

 

 

Great videos! Nice layout with beautiful tinplate trains.

Thanks for sharing.

George

This morning I received from USA a nice Lionel 115 station, I wanted one since a long time to match with my post war Lionel collection. I already have a 113 without lights and think i will use it with a terrace when i will find one.

The 115 has been made pre and post war, i think 1935 to 1941 and later 1947. Is it possible to know if my new station is pre or post war ? Inside the station which is all original paint and very good condition I founded an inspection tag, no idea if it is the original one of the station, i was stuck inside since certainly a long time. Of course production at the Irvington factory is pre and post war so.... who has an idea of production date of my model ? Anyway even if it is a pre war one I will enjoy to keep it, it is such beautiful...

Thanks,   Daniel

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Whoo Hoo .. A lovely start to the weekend contributions !

And even more Whoo Hoo! I finally get to post a few myself after my recent drought of aquisitions ( lol! )

Picked up a Sakai Pegasus H&P Tanker

Some rather beat up but quaint Mettoy pullmans

And some terrific little Clockwork Tri-ang Minic vehicles to add some character !

Ambulance ( with figures even! )

And a great "Horse" and tipper combo

Along with a lovely Bulldog tipper

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

However the Creme de la Creme of the weekend for me personally is also an enigma, and I might need my good European friends Daniel and Fred to help me reach a conclusion ?

I found and fought for a charming Hornby MO(?) locomotive and tender that appears to be a wee bit special ...

Now as always this isnt in my hand just yet so pictures here will have to be the ones provided to me ...

The back story is that this loco is from the Late Bill Bakers collection here in Australia , and as Bill is no longer with us to give us the REAL backstory to it , we have to make our own ...

Now I HAVE seen this loco and tender combination before , and I have seen it attributed to both Hornby UK and Hornby France ... the tender does appear to have a Serie Hornby transfer on it but its NOT clearly legible in the photo provided to me ... So now the fun begins ...

Because this lovely little critter is .......... electric .... not clockwork !

It could well be a clockwork converted at a later date by an owner, but it looks to be very well done and with a drive I am not "au fait" with and appears to have an early bakelite type connector between the tender mounted pick-up and the Loco proper ..

As it comes from an incredibly well connected collector in his day , I just cant shake the premise that this might be a special locomotive indeed ? Could it be a French Hornby electrified version? a prototype? or just simply a very well modernised example of a clockwork?

Either way its a fascinating little bit of kit and I'ma love it !

My sensible side of me is saying " Nicely done Modification" but there is that little tingle at the back of the neck  simply because it comes from probably the biggest Hornby collector estate in the southern hemisphere?

What say you @sncf231e Fred and @FRENCHTRAINS Daniel ( and anyone else of course ! )

 

 

 

 

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Fatman,  as you found it yourself it is a nicely done modification, all original ones are clockwork models. 

The M0 serie loco has been produced 1927-29 in Liverpool factory in Great Britain. They where sold in GB and France at the same time and the models for the french market has a decal with "imported from England" on the underside.

Originally there is  no linkage on the loco, the modifications on this one makes it something special and as it is not a rare model that looks fine for me and there is the little "plus" when you know from where it comes. 

For me it is a nice little model and if the price was right a nice loco easy to run.

Very best, Daniel

Thank you so much Daniel , its nice to have confirmation in an area of the hobby I have a few  gaps in my knowledge of , also great to get the French perspective/information that is often missing when researching !

I am really hoping to get some info on the motor unit when it is in my hands as hopefully there will be something to identify the time period when it was actually converted

I have an English MO in the collection from the same time period but of course it IS clockwork ...

I love the look of this one and although I am usually a fan of keeping things original mytself as well , I think it by itself also speaks of the ingenuity of early modellers and as such am happy to have a chance to own and display it .

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

FRENCHTRAINS posted:

Phillychris, congrats your Marklin coaling station is gorgeous, it is a great model and really not an easy thing to find.

This week i had the opportunity to add a new JEP loco to the collection, a classic steeple cab, a salt box as we call them. It is the first model of the loco made in 1925 with a big motor on a brass frame. I have always enjoy those models maybe as it was the first one that i bought when i start collecting trains.

Boite a sel 29Boite a sel 30Boite a sel 31

And the more comon one which is a little later production, 1926.

Boite a sel 15

Have a great weekend,   Daniel

 

 

 

 

Interesting about the different versions- thanks for pointing that out. The 1925 version rides noticeably higher; gives it a different look, I like it! Here's a picture of my later version along with a JEP E-501 I recently acquired. Check out my post in the Buy Anything Cool Lately? thread for more details on that.

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Interesting about the different versions- thanks for pointing that out. The 1925 version rides noticeably higher; gives it a different look, I like it! Here's a picture of my later version along with a JEP E-501 I recently acquired. Check out my post in the Buy Anything Cool Lately? thread for more details on that.

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Very nice John, great to see those nice locos. i will answer on your other post,  Daniel

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This Locomotive was made by Ron Fox back in the mid 1980’s from tinplate and fibreglass. It’s modelled after the Victorian S class “Spirit of Progress” locomotives. Only 3 of these were sold in kit form with this one been assembled by Ron as a demonstrator at train shows and HRCAA meets. (This one has a “Fox” mechanism the other two were assembled with “Goddard” mechanisms) 

Ron Fox was one of only a few hobby manufacturers who kept Australian O gauge alive during the “dark ages“ of the 70’s and 80’s. You can find out more on Ron Fox and his career in manufacturing O gauge on his YouTube channel. 

https://youtu.be/8tEXon8I5Og

 

Aim to live a simple and quiet  life! 

 

Theres no gauge like O gauge! 

 

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This Locomotive was made by Ron Fox back in the mid 1980’s from tinplate and fibreglass. It’s modelled after the Victorian S class “Spirit of Progress” locomotives. Only 3 of these were sold in kit form with this one been assembled by Ron as a demonstrator at train shows and HRCAA meets. (This one has a “Fox” mechanism the other two were assembled with “Goddard” mechanisms) 

Ron Fox was one of only a few hobby manufacturers who kept Australian O gauge alive during the “dark ages“ of the 70’s and 80’s. You can find out more on Ron Fox and his career in manufacturing O gauge on his YouTube channel. 

https://youtu.be/8tEXon8I5Og

 

Jamie, many thanks for the link, all is extremely interesting and I didn't know anything about Ron Fox.

Now maybe I will have to find some.....

Very best,  Daniel

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JAMIE: THANK YOU for sharing that exquisite model! May I assume that it belongs to you? Our down-under mates are full of delightful surprises!

Thanks Tinplate Art.

Yes I am the current caretaker of this model.  I think it is the isolation (Ie shipping costs, import duties etc..) that have bred some rather unique models.

Plus the HRCAA (Hornby Railway Collectors Association of Australia) helped foster a cottage industry for O gauge. Other cottage industry Manufacturers were Alan Middleton, Bill Goddard, Maurie Haines, Errol Goddard.  

Sadly history is pouring through our fingers as many of these Men have either passed away now or are advance in age. Hopefully someone is documenting the history behind these models...

Aim to live a simple and quiet  life! 

 

Theres no gauge like O gauge! 

 

NICE LCT Army loco and train! I always admired that loco since seeing an original in the museum case at the Lionel showroom in NYC as a youth in the early fifties. I also purchased and ran that LCT set until a friend offered me an even trade for an MTH standard gauge weigh scale still sealed in its shipping carton. Couldn't resist!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

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