Weekend tinplate photos/videos 1/12/18!

Robert S. Butler posted:

It's 1925 and you are in the market for a basic electric train. Set #1102 in the American Flyer catalog appeals to you

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so you order it up...and this is what you get

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Robert, 

What if set #1102 appeals to me, but I would like it in a different color.  Could I get it in green instead?

Even the little guys in American Flyer look great at 93 years of age.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

                                                               

Hi gang,

 

We are in the Promised Land a k a Florida and lo and behold note the tinplate treasure I found in the local train shop. None other than a set of Thomas Industry passenger cars.  I never knew Thomas made tinplate. I always thought it was plastic. Shows what little I know.  Here are a couple of photos including the JEP voiture lits that I acquired on Ebay and had sent to Florida.

 

By the way, if you are coming to the Warwick TCA Convention, I hope you are taking Tour 18 which includes my humble abode.  Or, even if you have free time that week come on up to Waban (Newton)

Lew SchneiderThomas and JEP 1Thomas and Jep 2

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lewrail posted:

Hi gang,

 

We are in the Promised Land a k a Florida and lo and behold note the tinplate treasure I found in the local train shop. None other than a set of Thomas Industry passenger cars.  I never knew Thomas made tinplate. I always thought it was plastic. Shows what little I know.  Here are a couple of photos including the JEP voiture lits that I acquired on Ebay and had sent to Florida.

 

By the way, if you are coming to the Warwick TCA Convention, I hope you are taking Tour 18 which includes my humble abode.  Or, even if you have free time that week come on up to Waban (Newton)

Lew Schneider

Lew

They made nice stuff. I'm looking for a couple of Thomas freight cars and a caboose. I do have the pulp wood flat.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

OK...back from the train show (and fixed The Mrs supper......no sweat, she doesn't even ask what stuff cost, as long as she gets a trip to the antique store)

Lots of great stuff, held by the Youngstown Model Railroad Club. PLENTY of O,S,HO, and Standard. Picked up the 2623 Baggage car for $5. The seller bought it for the trucks and didn't want the body. The 810 Crane project for $25, a restored boom for $10,the N5 bodies for 50 cents each, and the Marx searchlight for $3.

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a copy of Pennsy Power II in great shape for $20

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finally picked up a Divco $20

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this $4 car will give up it's couplers and brake stands for my 620 project

 

 

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this pile of parts is most of a 2025 and a 2035, was asking $45, got it for $32. There is enough there to make one complete engine....maybe...never now where I might go with these.

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had a blast, their next show is April 8.

 

 

Dave

 

 

 

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Steamer posted:

OK...back from the train show (and fixed The Mrs supper......no sweat, she doesn't even ask what stuff cost, as long as she gets a trip to the antique store)

Lots of great stuff, held by the Youngstown Model Railroad Club. PLENTY of O,S,HO, and Standard. Picked up the 2623 Baggage car for $5. The seller bought it for the trucks and didn't want the body. The 810 Crane project for $25, a restored boom for $10,the N5 bodies for 50 cents each, and the Marx searchlight for $3.

PTDC0001PTDC0002

PTDC0008

 

 

a copy of Pennsy Power II in great shape for $20

PTDC0003

finally picked up a Divco $20

PTDC0013

this $4 car will give up it's couplers and brake stands for my 620 project

 

 

 PTDC0010

this pile of parts is most of a 2025 and a 2035, was asking $45, got it for $32. There is enough there to make one complete engine....maybe...never now where I might go with these.

PTDC0004PTDC0005

had a blast, their next show is April 8.

 

 

Looks like plenty of projects to keep you off the streets for awhile Dave!  

Andy

 

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

Andy I had guys almost begging me to take whole boxes...problem was all had at least a half dozen broken SP caboose shells each...already have too many of those now. I could have brought even more stuff home. Lots of great pickings...missed a few items I was going to go back and relook at, but there was so much I missed some, but nothing that will stop the earth;s orbit.

Dave

 

 

 

The Standard of The World

Congratulations Terry.  Those cars look great and they are a lot of fun to run.  You know that they come in a variety of colors.  So which color will you hunt for next?

If you start looking for red now you will be all set for Christmas next year.  

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

                                                               

Steamer posted:

OK...back from the train show (and fixed The Mrs supper......no sweat, she doesn't even ask what stuff cost, as long as she gets a trip to the antique store)

Lots of great stuff, held by the Youngstown Model Railroad Club. PLENTY of O,S,HO, and Standard. Picked up the 2623 Baggage car for $5. The seller bought it for the trucks and didn't want the body. The 810 Crane project for $25, a restored boom for $10,the N5 bodies for 50 cents each, and the Marx searchlight for $3.

PTDC0001PTDC0002

PTDC0008

 

 

a copy of Pennsy Power II in great shape for $20

PTDC0003

finally picked up a Divco $20

PTDC0013

this $4 car will give up it's couplers and brake stands for my 620 project

 

 

 PTDC0010

this pile of parts is most of a 2025 and a 2035, was asking $45, got it for $32. There is enough there to make one complete engine....maybe...never now where I might go with these.

PTDC0004PTDC0005

had a blast, their next show is April 8.

 

 

Gee Dave,  Looks like I need to come visit for one of those show's  Great stuff there!

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Greg J. Turinetti posted:

Congratulations Terry.  Those cars look great and they are a lot of fun to run.  You know that they come in a variety of colors.  So which color will you hunt for next?

If you start looking for red now you will be all set for Christmas next year.  

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

I have seen the cars before ,but never in a set,,,the 6 wheel trucks are interesting,the loco is really neet,i have never seen it before,thanks ,oh do the cars have window material in them?  

Greg J. Turinetti posted:

Congratulations Terry.  Those cars look great and they are a lot of fun to run.  You know that they come in a variety of colors.  So which color will you hunt for next?

If you start looking for red now you will be all set for Christmas next year.  

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

Red or Chrome for me  And I know neither of those is easy or inexpensive...None of mine are as nice as your sets though.  Terry has a super nice set as well.

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Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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terry hudon posted

I have seen the cars before ,but never in a set,,,the 6 wheel trucks are interesting,the loco is really neet,i have never seen it before,thanks ,oh do the cars have window material in them?  

Terry,

Some of the cars came with either 4 or 6 wheel trucks.  When they had 6 wheel trucks they didn't have belly pans.

The engine is Flyer's Type XV Pacific die-cast engine, cataloged in 1939 and 1940.  I believe that a previous owner painted the cab windows the cream color.

Yes the cars do have window material and they are lighted, although I didn't take my photos with the lights on.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

                                                               

Greg J. Turinetti posted:

Congratulations Terry.  Those cars look great and they are a lot of fun to run.  You know that they come in a variety of colors.  So which color will you hunt for next?

If you start looking for red now you will be all set for Christmas next year.  

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

I always liked the blue cars.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

You know sometimes I can't figure ebay out, a couple of months ago I won the green set I posted above for $133, last night a couple of nasty shells and three roofs went for $168....  I know it is what it is but sometimes it just makes you scratch your head.  And yes, I guess the $133 I paid was a good deal...

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Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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Dennis Holler posted:

You know sometimes I can't figure ebay out, a couple of months ago I won the green set I posted above for $133, last night a couple of nasty shells and three roofs went for $168....  I know it is what it is but sometimes it just makes you scratch your head.  And yes, I guess the $133 I paid was a good deal...

AF junk passenger cars

Some of the highest prices I have seen for sold items on eBay are in mid-December through mid-Jan. Real deals are available in early November. An AF 3310 just sold for $59. Last week, two sold for $49. In November, they could have been had for $29. 

I don't know the reasons why. My guess is it is a Christmas effect with lots of people reigniting their interest during Christmas and the cold winter months. My eBay watching is non-existent in early Nov, and I always miss out. I watch most during the Dec / Jan period. I have noticed that there are a lot more interesting items available during this time, then you start to see a lot of the same items. Nothing seems too be available around York time. 

I really need to get a calendar or start attending some of those Indiana auctions.

George

Greg J. Turinetti posted:
terry hudon posted

I have seen the cars before ,but never in a set,,,the 6 wheel trucks are interesting,the loco is really neet,i have never seen it before,thanks ,oh do the cars have window material in them?  

Terry,

Some of the cars came with either 4 or 6 wheel trucks.  When they had 6 wheel trucks they didn't have belly pans.

The engine is Flyer's Type XV Pacific die-cast engine, cataloged in 1939 and 1940.  I believe that a previous owner painted the cab windows the cream color.

Yes the cars do have window material and they are lighted, although I didn't take my photos with the lights on.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

good golly miss molly,love the k4 I feel myself going down the af ogauge rabbit hole very fast !

terry hudon posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:
terry hudon posted

I have seen the cars before ,but never in a set,,,the 6 wheel trucks are interesting,the loco is really neet,i have never seen it before,thanks ,oh do the cars have window material in them?  

Terry,

Some of the cars came with either 4 or 6 wheel trucks.  When they had 6 wheel trucks they didn't have belly pans.

The engine is Flyer's Type XV Pacific die-cast engine, cataloged in 1939 and 1940.  I believe that a previous owner painted the cab windows the cream color.

Yes the cars do have window material and they are lighted, although I didn't take my photos with the lights on.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

good golly miss molly,love the k4 I feel myself going down the af ogauge rabbit hole very fast !

It happens, not that it is a bad thing   Man, I love those red cars!!

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Dennis Holler posted:
terry hudon posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:
terry hudon posted

I have seen the cars before ,but never in a set,,,the 6 wheel trucks are interesting,the loco is really neet,i have never seen it before,thanks ,oh do the cars have window material in them?  

Terry,

Some of the cars came with either 4 or 6 wheel trucks.  When they had 6 wheel trucks they didn't have belly pans.

The engine is Flyer's Type XV Pacific die-cast engine, cataloged in 1939 and 1940.  I believe that a previous owner painted the cab windows the cream color.

Yes the cars do have window material and they are lighted, although I didn't take my photos with the lights on.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

good golly miss molly,love the k4 I feel myself going down the af ogauge rabbit hole very fast !

It happens, not that it is a bad thing   Man, I love those red cars!!

locked and loaded in my radar !

terry hudon posted:
Dennis Holler posted:
terry hudon posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:

 

good golly miss molly,love the k4 I feel myself going down the af ogauge rabbit hole very fast !

It happens, not that it is a bad thing   Man, I love those red cars!!

locked and loaded in my radar !

I'm beginning to think that I should stop posting photos of American Flyer equipment.  I seem to be creating competition for myself. 

Nah!  What fun would that be.  There is plenty of it out there for everyone.  You just have to be patient in your search.  (But I am glad I have my examples already.)

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

                                                               

Greg J. Turinetti posted:
terry hudon posted:
Dennis Holler posted:
terry hudon posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:

 

good golly miss molly,love the k4 I feel myself going down the af ogauge rabbit hole very fast !

It happens, not that it is a bad thing   Man, I love those red cars!!

locked and loaded in my radar !

I'm beginning to think that I should stop posting photos of American Flyer equipment.  I seem to be creating competition for myself. 

Nah!  What fun would that be.  There is plenty of it out there for everyone.  You just have to be patient in your search.  (But I am glad I have my examples already.)

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

Where does he get those wonderful toys?

Andy

 

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

handyandy posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:
terry hudon posted:
Dennis Holler posted:
terry hudon posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:

 

good golly miss molly,love the k4 I feel myself going down the af ogauge rabbit hole very fast !

It happens, not that it is a bad thing   Man, I love those red cars!!

locked and loaded in my radar !

I'm beginning to think that I should stop posting photos of American Flyer equipment.  I seem to be creating competition for myself. 

Nah!  What fun would that be.  There is plenty of it out there for everyone.  You just have to be patient in your search.  (But I am glad I have my examples already.)

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

Where does he get those wonderful toys?

is the af o 561 would that be considered a 3/16 engine, the prewar sorta s gauge size ?

The 561 is a Pennsylvania K5.  It was cataloged in 1940 and 1941.

If it wasn't for that third rail you would swear you were looking at an S gauge engine.  Its pretty obvious where Gilbert was headed before the war.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

                                                               

terry hudon posted:
Rob Shaubach posted:

Terry Hudon - AF O 561 is definitely 3/16" scale on O gauge running gear - made for only a few years right before WW2 - precursor to s gauge

thanks ,I kinda thought so

My 561 has a 310 shell on it. Not sure if it came that way from the factory.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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