Daniel has mentioned and shown JEP Mignon before. This week I also acquired a JEP Mignon set. This set is from 1926 and is complete or maybe even more then that, since the books do not mention a set with 4 cars like mine has. JEP Mignon runs on 5/8 Inch track which is just a bit smaller then H0 gauge. The locomotives runs but the controller is not working (but would anyway be unsafe to use). The controller lamp seems to be OK.

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The set includes a station and some accessories.

Regards

Fred

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Nice set Fred. The inside has  been redone in the same style of the original. There is several variations of those sets, two or three cars and with or without station. They can be run  with à classici transformer but the use of the original equipment is also à part of the fun.   Daniel 

FRENCHTRAINS posted:

One of the nicest model of Marklin, the Mountain from the ETAT railways, specific model for the french market. The color is grey but the varnish is turning a little yellow with age, it dates from 1935-39.

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Have a nice weekend,  Daniel

Unusual to see blind (flangeless) drivers at the rear of the set. Nice locomotive.

Marx Stamped Steel truck

I can always use another truck for my standard gauge layout. I bought this at a train show a few weeks ago. The paint was flaking and it was rusty with bent axles. A little clean up, some paint, axles replaced with threaded rod and it looks as good as new now.

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Have been on vacation the past few weeks, so these are some older photos.

The Discoverer set c. 1931

Two interesting things about this set.

First, the gondola has black trucks, which would signify earlier production than the boxcar and caboose, which have gray trucks.

Second, the caboose has only 1 ladder on the vestibules.  On the front of the car, either the roof or frame is not punched for the ladder (or possibly both).  From the photos, it looks like the frame is not punched, but I do not recall about the roof.

Lastly, when I bought the set the engine was missing, but I had a nice engine to go with the set.  

NWL

Jim O'C posted:

Snapped up an older production Paya pass set this week with a clockwork loco

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and this Rossignol CR-80 pass set with crooked front axle. 

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Fantastic pickup on the Paya set and it would appear REALLY fortunate that you found a set with good wheels .. Paya is a bugger for zincpest , you did really well !

And I am sure you know, but for the benefit of others the "crooked" axle C.Rossignol is intentional as it was designed only to run on a small circle of track   No chance of having it barrel down the straights !

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

Nothing overly new in the train specific dept this week except for a pair of well loved Mettoy Pullmans... I dont know why but I just keep buying them LOL! I think that makes about 8 in the collection now ?

Well I suppose its a bit of a lie , I DO know why I bought them ... because the seller and I had already done a deal on a few nice Clockwork Tri-ang Minic trucks , and these basically cost nothing to add in and ship

So as layout decorator pieces for the future I also got hold of

A nifty Ambulance with stretcher bearers and cute nurse !

And two nice trucks ... a short bed tipper , and an articulated "Horse" and trailer

 

 

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

mlaughlinnyc posted:

Here's an interesting switch from a lot that came to me this week.  Can someone identify it.  Looks like it was designed for a loop with a passing siding.IMG_2048

Hornby ( UK ) 3-rail Parallel Points

 

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

Fatman posted:

Nothing overly new in the train specific dept this week except for a pair of well loved Mettoy Pullmans... I dont know why but I just keep buying them LOL! I think that makes about 8 in the collection now ?

Well I suppose its a bit of a lie , I DO know why I bought them ... because the seller and I had already done a deal on a few nice Clockwork Tri-ang Minic trucks , and these basically cost nothing to add in and ship

So as layout decorator pieces for the future I also got hold of

A nifty Ambulance with stretcher bearers and cute nurse !

And two nice trucks ... a short bed tipper , and an articulated "Horse" and trailer

 

 

@Fatman very cool! All around awesome. I really like your stretcher figures- I have them as well! On the 2 I have, their sash or strap is red instead of white, though. I’ll try to share a picture when I get home for comparison. Regardless- nice gets!

@Robert SSteve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Brought home a new toy from today’s club meet. Nice Bing set. Anyone know what year

Steve

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That’s an awesome set- @@Steve “Papa” Eastman !! Looks like it’s in great condition too!! I love the Bing baggage cars- have a 425 (532/28, 8 wheel version) and a 4 wheel version(can’t recall the number)- don’t have a 501 though! They are an absolute staple on my tinplate consists. Personally, I prefer them to the very similar Ives baggage cars.

The logo on the box tells me, as @Robert S. Butler said, it’s post-WWI. Also, the “Bing Miniture Railroad System” is, at least for passenger cars, found at the roofline/top end of Post-WWI as opposed to “The Bing Miniture RAILWAY System” (sometimes no “The”)which is both pre- and post- WWI. See picture below:

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Then of course there’s some passenger cars that lacks those altogether. If you really want to get a better idea of the year, Check the site from which I used that picture and match the top-end litho logo and the logo on the bottom of the cars. I’d be interested to see which type and/or they have the top-end litho logo. 

Does the engine run? It looks fantastic and like it’s in fantastic shape! Love those early electrics too- have been tempted to pull the trigger on a Bing electric like yours- getting a working European pre-war electric like that is on my “before the end of the year” list lol. I believe I have a book that details that particular engine- will definitely check it once I get home to see if I can get some more info for you regarding the year.

Again- awesome pick-up! Sorry for the long post, unfortunately with work having started and increased responsibilities, haven’t had much time to post here let alone get to expanding my layout. That said, your set has me jazzed up for when I get home from work/ this weekend- I think I’ll finally add the table that’s been sitting in my basement so it’s L-shaped!!

Thanks for the post, Steve, and to everyone who has posted in this thread- all the great tinplate was what I need to break out of this limbo and rekindle my enthusiasm !!!

 

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@Steve "Papa" Eastman finally found the book I was looking for, sorry for the delay. According to Carsten's Publications C6 "Toy Trains of Yesteryear"(I'm sure that 99% of you have seen it and a high percentage have read it, as well) Your Bing 3238, quoting the source, "There were two popular Bing electric types that headed the list of American best sellers; a short stubby type and a long body slender type. The bodies of each of these 0-4-0 engines were made of fine detailed foundry cast iron....similar to the Ives bodies. Unlike Ives, Bing made separate cast iron pilots which were attached to the underframe casting by two machine screws...."(if a pilot broke, replacing it would)...prove no problem....(as opposed to Ives in which case)... the entire underbody had to be replaced."(Toy Trains of Yesteryear, Carstens Publications, Copyright 1972).

Also, I was mistaken, my 4 wheel baggage car is also #501. At the top end, it has "The Bing Miniature Railroad System"(logo b3 in the picture I posted). I acquired that piece with a few other Bing 4 wheel cars, none of which had "Kenosha" on them. However, I purchased those cars as random lot being sold. That said, post-WWI, 1920s would be my best guess! 

Hope that provided some help. Once again, I am sorry for the delay!

StevefromPA posted:

@Steve "Papa" Eastman finally found the book I was looking for, sorry for the delay. According to Carsten's Publications C6 "Toy Trains of Yesteryear"(I'm sure that 99% of you have seen it and a high percentage have read it, as well) Your Bing 3238, quoting the source, "There were two popular Bing electric types that headed the list of American best sellers; a short stubby type and a long body slender type. The bodies of each of these 0-4-0 engines were made of fine detailed foundry cast iron....similar to the Ives bodies. Unlike Ives, Bing made separate cast iron pilots which were attached to the underframe casting by two machine screws...."(if a pilot broke, replacing it would)...prove no problem....(as opposed to Ives in which case)... the entire underbody had to be replaced."(Toy Trains of Yesteryear, Carstens Publications, Copyright 1972).

Also, I was mistaken, my 4 wheel baggage car is also #501. At the top end, it has "The Bing Miniature Railroad System"(logo b3 in the picture I posted). I acquired that piece with a few other Bing 4 wheel cars, none of which had "Kenosha" on them. However, I purchased those cars as random lot being sold. That said, post-WWI, 1920s would be my best guess! 

Hope that provided some help. Once again, I am sorry for the delay!

Thanks for the info.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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