Weekend tinplate photos/videos 11/5/17!!

I have been getting things ready for a Christmas display of trains at a local Historical Society.  It always amazes me how much time it takes to prepare everything.  The display is different every year.  This year I am adding a new item.

I had to make sure that all the lights were working.

This is a T-Reproductions copy of Lionel's 116 station and the terrace. The reproduction itself is approximately 30 years old.  My how time flies.

Have a Great Tinplate Weekend

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

                                                               

Picked up a few items this week. I don't know why I keep biting on Non Pariel stuff, but I got a few more.

Loco needs wheels or will maybe donate them

engineprr tender53264 gondola

Also a nice Unique Art 742 windup loco that still works but needs a key and sparker flint

742 windup loco

 

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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Greg J. Turinetti posted:

I have been getting things ready for a Christmas display of trains at a local Historical Society.  It always amazes me how much time it takes to prepare everything.  The display is different every year.  This year I am adding a new item.

I had to make sure that all the lights were working.

This is a T-Reproductions copy of Lionel's 116 station and the terrace. The reproduction itself is approximately 30 years old.  My how time flies.

Have a Great Tinplate Weekend

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

looks so correct with the tree !!

Greg J. Turinetti posted:

I have been getting things ready for a Christmas display of trains at a local Historical Society.  It always amazes me how much time it takes to prepare everything.  The display is different every year.  This year I am adding a new item.

 

Greg

I looked at that T-Reproductions terrace about 10 years ago.  I think it's the bee's knees, but the footprint is too large for the space I have available.  Only the station fits. 

It looks great.  Thanks for sharing.

Steven J. Serenska

Just now realized the Non Pareil gondola and tender I received this week have recycled tin wheels on them from some sort of delft tea set or dishes. The recycled material was used on the inside half of each hollow wheel and would normally not be seen unless you held the pieces upside down.

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Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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too bad the management at my litho plant can't see the wisdom in this..they are always ranting about scrap. But people today would probably freak if they opened their baby food jar and found a salsa print underneath.

Dave

 

 

 

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Steamer posted:

too bad the management at my litho plant can't see the wisdom in this..they are always ranting about scrap. But people today would probably freak if they opened their baby food jar and found a salsa print underneath.

My uncle used to run a printing press in Springfield, MA for Western Publishing. They produced the coloring books for the 1964 Worlds Fair and he used to bring home sheetmetal sheets off of the press that had the ink images of the color covers imbedded into the metal. We used to make all sorts of tin toys out of the sheets, no painting required!

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

There was a difference between Marx and Hafner though. Marx reused their in house defective litho sheets. Hafner bought defective litho sheets from a company making the can and bottle tops, then used the clean side and usually hid the already printed side.

Steve

 

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

sncf231e posted:
sncf231e posted:

The Dutch section of the HRCA (Hornby Railway Collectors Association) has a tinplate layout as part of the Eurospoor Modelrailway exhibition this weekend.

Moving pictures might follow.

Regards

Fred

Here are the moving pictures:

Regards

Fred

Here is a full pictorial report on the Hornby meeting of last week:

http://www.dutchhrca.nl/eur-171.htm

Regards

Fred

Went to the Allentown Show and took delivery of this very strange looking loco. Was in the movie 'John Goldfarb Please Come Home', a very silly late 60's movie (Shirley McLaine, Peter Ustinov as the rich Arab running the trains). One of two that were in the movie - this one burst into flames, and is set to run only on straight track - so far.

Model is a pretty good approximation of a PRR O-1 electric and uses a Super Motor as the drive.

So do I keep it intact as a surviving movie prop, so strip off all that junk and paint in Brunswick Green with proper lettering?

Lee Lines Limited

Custom Made Standard Gauge Trains

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Might want to consider the provenance.  It might be cooler as is with the story behind it.  Having it running would seem to be the priority to me.  The shell just adds character.  Painting it just makes it another engine.

I like Shirley McClain, I think.  Why wouldn't I like Shirley McClain.  Don't answer that, I would rather keep whatever memory I have of Shirley McClain in a positive light.  

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