As you might know I like (and collect) the cars of the luxury CIWL trains that ran in Europe. Here is a very simple small tinplate blue sleeping car that was made by Grรถtsch from Germany in the fifties; it runs on H0 gauge rails.

For comparison I photographed it next to an (almost finished) sleeping car in 1 gauge that I made from a kit (no tinplate):

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Many pictures of the 1 gauge CIWL car can be seen here http://sncf231e.nl/amati-kit-f...iwl-lx-sleeping-car/  and in the video:

Regards

Fred

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Nothing fancy in legitimate collectingwise for me this week but I did get one item locally that although tinplate is not O gauge ...

but I could not leave it sitting there all sad and alone so it had to come home with me ..

A Lines Bros Triang Express ride on for toddlers or pull train for older kids from the 50's

Unfortunately his factory nose took a beating from a previous generation and was replaced in a bodgy repair .. but he was obviously well loved !

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

The Cabo King strikes again.  Some may remember that I've been intrigued by two continental manufacturers --Kibri and Cabo.  Each made wonderful painted tinplate stations and had a history dating back to the late 19th century.  Many of us know Kibri as a producer of HO plastic.  But back in the prewar period from 1920-1940 they produced both large and small metal stations.  The pictured 52-3 is an example of Kibri at its finest.

But Cabo is virtually unknown and their large stations give Kibri a run for its money.  I own two large ones pictured below. (last 4 photos). Note the differences between the "balcony" and the "3 window" versions. I know of two other variations of this same station, but that is another story. Lew Schneider52-3 6 Barclay AN MANOIL HEAD ON ExcCabo Grand station Balcony 2 Excellent copyBalcony Cabo Close Up on LayoutCabo 3 Windows 1 Clock Front MineCabo 3 Windows 1 Clock Rear 2 Mine

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Jim O'C  I didn't quite understand your post until I went back and looked at some of the other Fandor equipment I have.  It's true the passenger car trucks are plain looking but I can't decide if they are an early version or just a case of very worn stamping dies.

Fandor_Plain

Truck with more detail

Fandor_Detailed

  In any event - they are T trucks.

 

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A lazy August afternoon in Peacock ...

A common Lionel Outfit No. 296 (Code word "Dart" ... I like that!) in uncommon condition from 1928

acquired at York eleven years ago:

296 v2

A No. 10 (Code word "Pull"... I like that even better.) nicely restored by Hennings for me about nine years ago:

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Both run as if it was still the day after Christmas 1928.

Enjoy your weekend!

Bob

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LEW: VERY NICE stations! May I suggest you move the log loader and gantry crane away from that NICE station - they are really not compatible!

I am working on this project right now. Don't have space to move the log loader and gantry crane, but by swapping the Cabo and Hornby stations I think there will be a big improvement.Stay tuned for more photos.

Thanks for the suggestion.

 

Lew

Tinplate Art posted:

LEW: VERY NICE stations! May I suggest you move the log loader and gantry crane away from that NICE station - they are really not compatible!

Here is the result of my efforts.  Hope it looks better. Many thanks for the advice.

 

Lew SchneiderCabo City Station New PositionNew Position Hornby StationTunnel and New Cabo Station Location

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lewrail posted:

The Cabo King strikes again.  Some may remember that I've been intrigued by two continental manufacturers --Kibri and Cabo.  Each made wonderful painted tinplate stations and had a history dating back to the late 19th century.  Many of us know Kibri as a producer of HO plastic.  But back in the prewar period from 1920-1940 they produced both large and small metal stations.  The pictured 52-3 is an example of Kibri at its finest.

But Cabo is virtually unknown and their large stations give Kibri a run for its money.  I own two large ones pictured below. (last 4 photos). Note the differences between the "balcony" and the "3 window" versions. I know of two other variations of this same station, but that is another story. Lew Schneider52-3 6 Barclay AN MANOIL HEAD ON Exc

Magnificent stations Lew.  Do the characters in red represent a 24 hour clock in the first photo?

American Flyer standard gauge 4696 "Brass Piper" engine and tender on the layout, pulling a freight train comprised of Lionel and Dorfan cars (along with a new GE Lamps hopper by MTH). To my eyes the Piper is one of the nicest looking standard gauge steamers.

American Flyer 4696 Piper engine and tenderAmerican Flyer 4696 Piper engine and tender 2American Flyer 4696 Piper engine and tender 3

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Tinplate Art posted:

LEW: Much better!

Hi TA

Once you change something you look for even more things to change.  I pulled the French Hornby crossing out of the center leaving plenty of room for Minic buses at the Cabo Grand Station.  One part of the crossing then went over to the corner and the French Hornby Arras signal cabin moved into a cabinet display in the next room.  Moved the little Chien station to the other end of the layout and substituted it for a small AF station which in turn found a place in my other room.  So it goes. Tomorrow i'll probably make some more changes.  Who knows?

 

Lew

Jim O'C posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

 

Picked up at Pomona today.

Steve

1E37DC56-3EC6-41A4-892C-26C96DE8CBDB

 

1475 The Monroe

Nice wide gauge set, Steve?

It's pretty nice. I won't unload the car for a few days. Did run it on my Std Gauge layout at the show, squeals like crazy, but it runs. Inner loco box is decent, straight track box is rough. No other inner boxes.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

gftiv posted:

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Ok - I need to know more about this engine - I'm thinking it was the one in Red Hall at York for the past couple of meets. Glad to see it on track, but curious as to it's heritage - who made it? do we know if it is the only one? Nice proportions. What did he use for the drive?


Jim

Jim Waterman

Lee Lines Limited

Custom Built Standard Gauge

 

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