Weekend tinplate photos/videos 11/9/18

had some new arrivals this week.

Two Flyer Tank Cars

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3859 Dump Car,. Not the prettiest car in the yard, but she works.

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A repainted Ives car, pretty sure it's a 68. Needs couplers, and not sure what I'll do about the paint.

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Dave

 

 

 

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BING has made many nice accessories; signals are from the twenties and made for the French market. They can be used with O and 1 gauge tracks with the extension track system. The gondola is a little older from 1905 and is a gauge one car.

Accessories are a lot of fun to collect and sometime more difficult to find than trains.

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Have a great tinplate weekend,         Daniel

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Well, going to York for the first time fulfilled one of the items on my bucket list.  It was everything that I had hoped it would be and more. I met great people that I have only communicated with online, I saw trains in person that I have only seen in books, and I talked with people to whom I didn't have to explain anything about my hobby or my passion for collecting.  I even found some items to fill holes in my collection.  I never expected that there would be dark and insidious forces set loose.  (  

I have tried to keep my collecting energies focused on American Flyer Trains (not always successfully I must confess).  While at York I saw in the flesh (tinplate?) some Dorfan trains.  Horror of horrors!  Since that time I have had an undeniable urge "to just add a few examples to the collection so that I have a representation of a manufacturer who was a contemporary  of American Flyer". How could I know what a slippery slope I was entering upon?  Look what arrived at my house after York...

I blame most of this on Papa Eastman and the rest of his gang from the left coast.  I had a great time meeting him and Captain Cog and CP Bob. I even bought a Dorfan T-shirt from them. I kept running into them in every Hall I visited and at the TCA Museum.  I think they were pursuing some un-deniable urges too.  I know Papa E. succumbed to some American Flyer.

It was a great time.  Now all I need to do is find one of those 8 wheel O gauge Dorfan Cabooses with brass journal boxes.  I think I am doomed! 

Have a Great Tinplate Weekend

Northwoods Flyer 

Greg

                                                             

Greg J. Turinetti posted:

Well, going to York for the first time fulfilled one of the items on my bucket list.  It was everything that I had hoped it would be and more. I met great people that I have only communicated with online, I saw trains in person that I have only seen in books, and I talked with people to whom I didn't have to explain anything about my hobby or my passion for collecting.  I even found some items to fill holes in my collection.  I never expected that there would be dark and insidious forces set loose.  ( &nbsp

I have tried to keep my collecting energies focused on American Flyer Trains (not always successfully I must confess).  While at York I saw in the flesh (tinplate?) some Dorfan trains.  Horror of horrors!  Since that time I have had an undeniable urge "to just add a few examples to the collection so that I have a representation of a manufacturer who was a contemporary  of American Flyer". How could I know what a slippery slope I was entering upon?  Look what arrived at my house after York...

I blame most of this on Papa Eastman and the rest of his gang from the left coast.  I had a great time meeting him and Captain Cog and CP Bob. I even bought a Dorfan T-shirt from them. I kept running into them in every Hall I visited and at the TCA Museum.  I think they were pursuing some un-deniable urges too.  I know Papa E. succumbed to some American Flyer.

It was a great time.  Now all I need to do is find one of those 8 wheel O gauge Dorfan Cabooses with brass journal boxes.  I think I am doomed! 

Have a Great Tinplate Weekend

Northwoods Flyer 

Greg

yup...that Dorfan, and Ives, and Flyer will get to ya....

 

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Greg J. Turinetti posted:

Well, going to York for the first time fulfilled one of the items on my bucket list.  It was everything that I had hoped it would be and more. I met great people that I have only communicated with online, I saw trains in person that I have only seen in books, and I talked with people to whom I didn't have to explain anything about my hobby or my passion for collecting.  I even found some items to fill holes in my collection.  I never expected that there would be dark and insidious forces set loose.  ( &nbsp

I have tried to keep my collecting energies focused on American Flyer Trains (not always successfully I must confess).  While at York I saw in the flesh (tinplate?) some Dorfan trains.  Horror of horrors!  Since that time I have had an undeniable urge "to just add a few examples to the collection so that I have a representation of a manufacturer who was a contemporary  of American Flyer". How could I know what a slippery slope I was entering upon?  Look what arrived at my house after York...

I blame most of this on Papa Eastman and the rest of his gang from the left coast.  I had a great time meeting him and Captain Cog and CP Bob. I even bought a Dorfan T-shirt from them. I kept running into them in every Hall I visited and at the TCA Museum.  I think they were pursuing some un-deniable urges too.  I know Papa E. succumbed to some American Flyer.

It was a great time.  Now all I need to do is find one of those 8 wheel O gauge Dorfan Cabooses with brass journal boxes.  I think I am doomed! 

Have a Great Tinplate Weekend

Northwoods Flyer 

Greg

At least there are not a lot of different types of Dorfan freights in both scales. In O you could do quite a collection of truck type variations.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Greg J. Turinetti posted:

Well, going to York for the first time fulfilled one of the items on my bucket list.  It was everything that I had hoped it would be and more. I met great people that I have only communicated with online, I saw trains in person that I have only seen in books, and I talked with people to whom I didn't have to explain anything about my hobby or my passion for collecting.  I even found some items to fill holes in my collection.  I never expected that there would be dark and insidious forces set loose.  ( &nbsp

I have tried to keep my collecting energies focused on American Flyer Trains (not always successfully I must confess).  While at York I saw in the flesh (tinplate?) some Dorfan trains.  Horror of horrors!  Since that time I have had an undeniable urge "to just add a few examples to the collection so that I have a representation of a manufacturer who was a contemporary  of American Flyer". How could I know what a slippery slope I was entering upon?  Look what arrived at my house after York...

I blame most of this on Papa Eastman and the rest of his gang from the left coast.  I had a great time meeting him and Captain Cog and CP Bob. I even bought a Dorfan T-shirt from them. I kept running into them in every Hall I visited and at the TCA Museum.  I think they were pursuing some un-deniable urges too.  I know Papa E. succumbed to some American Flyer.

It was a great time.  Now all I need to do is find one of those 8 wheel O gauge Dorfan Cabooses with brass journal boxes.  I think I am doomed! 

Have a Great Tinplate Weekend

Northwoods Flyer 

Greg

Nice. I have the sand car. Got it at York in Spring. I don’t think it has the brass journals. I’ve been looking for a nice Indian Refining tank car. I should have some Dorfan to post tomorrow.

George

Been working on the 262 I got off da bay. Rust, a poor repaint that was cracking and flaking off, some damaged/missing parts to find. Tore down, did some cleaning and oiling, ran right away like new. Sent it and the tender to the paint shop, and did some reassembly.

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Lots of activity this week! Great posts!

Here is my Dorfan contribution.

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This is an original Dorfan crane from the Stout Stanley Merritt auction. Stout did a good job shipping it and it arrived safely. I know, I was living dangerously!  It has a few  issues. One leg is broken, which was disclosed. The base is warped, also disclosed. It will be a challenge to make this run. Wiring will need to be replaced. The cab is on very tight and doesn’t rotate freely. Also, with the warped base, the drive shaft from the cab has become disengaged. It sure is nice looking though...

George

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I'm a tinplate fan as well, and live in Australia. My fascination is with Swiss "O" gauge 3 rail tinplate and, in particular, the Buco brand. These trains were first produced in 1947 and ended production by 1957, and are now very collectable. A couple of dedicated people in Switzerland purchased the trademark and commenced reproducing new loco's and rolling stock, using the mountain of spare parts left over from the 1950's. They also purchased a lot of the old stamping machinery from the original build time, and have commenced re-making a lot of the original tinplate carriages and freight wagons, as well as introducing new freight wagons and Pullman carriages. Hope you guys enjoy my layout (a work still in progress), and this small part of my collection.

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George S posted:

Lots of activity this week! Great posts!

Here is my Dorfan contribution.

This is an original Dorfan crane from the Stout Stanley Merritt auction. Stout did a good job shipping it and it arrived safely. I know, I was living dangerously!  It has a few  issues. One leg is broken, which was disclosed. The base is warped, also disclosed. It will be a challenge to make this run. Wiring will need to be replaced. The cab is on very tight and doesn’t rotate freely. Also, with the warped base, the drive shaft from the cab has become disengaged. It sure is nice looking though...

George

Congrats George, the Dorfan crane is still on my wish list. I am still afraid to have one shipped in France... and travelling with one on board in airplane may be a problem with TSA. 

Maybe it could be more safe to disassembled it to ship. Daniel

FRENCHTRAINS posted:
George S posted:

Lots of activity this week! Great posts!

Here is my Dorfan contribution.

This is an original Dorfan crane from the Stout Stanley Merritt auction. Stout did a good job shipping it and it arrived safely. I know, I was living dangerously!  It has a few  issues. One leg is broken, which was disclosed. The base is warped, also disclosed. It will be a challenge to make this run. Wiring will need to be replaced. The cab is on very tight and doesn’t rotate freely. Also, with the warped base, the drive shaft from the cab has become disengaged. It sure is nice looking though...

George

Congrats George, the Dorfan crane is still on my wish list. I am still afraid to have one shipped in France... and travelling with one on board in airplane may be a problem with TSA. 

Maybe it could be more safe to disassembled it to ship. Daniel

Hi Daniel,

The TSA won’t stop you, but the other passengers are more dangerous than the shippers.

There are a couple available here. But neither will ship the crane. It really shouldn’t be so hard to pack it properly for shippment. It just takes time. I would probably use several packing materials and fashion some foam and cardboard bracing to support the delicate parts inside the box. I’d use bubble wrap liberally and air packs. I would then fill the box with packing peanuts. 

I think it could be partially disassembled by removing the legs and drive shaft. That is still a delicate procedure with the cast parts.

George

George S posted:

Lots of activity this week! Great posts!

Here is my Dorfan contribution.

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This is an original Dorfan crane from the Stout Stanley Merritt auction. Stout did a good job shipping it and it arrived safely. I know, I was living dangerously!  It has a few  issues. One leg is broken, which was disclosed. The base is warped, also disclosed. It will be a challenge to make this run. Wiring will need to be replaced. The cab is on very tight and doesn’t rotate freely. Also, with the warped base, the drive shaft from the cab has become disengaged. It sure is nice looking though...

George

What a great looking item...good luck with the repair.   Fendermain

An extra tinplate post today. 100 years ago today WW1 was ended by the signing of the Armistice in a Wagon-Lits restaurant car, a teak car with number 2419. AS from France made some 35 years ago a tinplate 3-rail 0 gauge model of this car:

Regards

Fred

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Friend on that other forum came across this first building and then another came across this link to them https://www.michaelskids.com/g...shland/10559523.html

This first one they call a house, Now I like it as a mill of some type. Our train cars are to big to go in it, but you could put a truck or something under the one that goes all the way thru and another as a company truck in the other one. 

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This is called the country store. By the way I can imagine what these will look like on a tinplate layout painted how you like them. Myself I see this store kinda being a washed out white with some black or brown showing thru as where the paint has worn off.

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And this one although pre-painted The roof has like snow on it. This is called Farm house. I believe I could get the snow off if I really wanted to but think I will leave it, although I wish the house wasn't so bright of a red. 

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I have ordered a mill with wheel along side of it, so I can see a stream going by it, and and a Barn to match the farm house, and then I also ordered one of the tall houses ( the red one ) 

The unpainted ones I plan on painting in the future.

Bill

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I also hit the Micheal’s sale this morning. The monochrome building will be painted as a general store.  I like the water tower, it will get repainted as well.

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Also back this week is no 1 son’s PE which took a turn at the head of the tinplate freight for testing.

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May God Bless us all.

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Just finished redoing a #45 Gateman shed for use with my standard gauge trains.  I always liked the gateman shed but didn't care much for the white building and red roof so this one has been redone in more realistic railroad colors of cream and brown. The base on this one was in such good shape that all I did was clean it and replace the structure with the one I painted.  By the way I have another building and roof painted like this one that I'll place on the clasifieds.

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I also hit the Micheal’s sale this morning. The monochrome building will be painted as a general store.  I like the water tower, it will get repainted as well.

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Also back this week is no 1 son’s PE which took a turn at the head of the tinplate freight for testing.

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Is the water tower at Michael's also as I didn't see it on there site

Bill

rtraincollector posted:
jhz563 posted:

 

I also hit the Micheal’s sale this morning. The monochrome building will be painted as a general store.  I like the water tower, it will get repainted as well.

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Also back this week is no 1 son’s PE which took a turn at the head of the tinplate freight for testing.

 

Is the water tower at Michael's also as I didn't see it on there site

I saw a water tower at my local store today.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Took me forever to find the tower on their site.  I eventually just searched using the key word "tower".  What you find though is that it is listed as "check your local store" or something similar.  Mine had one left yesterday.  Michael's is have a very good veteran's day sale, which ends today.  Anyone looking to pick up one of these pieces who is on the fences about it I suggest you do so today as the 50% off sale is about to end.

May God Bless us all.

National Capital Trackers (SGMA Lite) at Rockville Lions Club Train Show this weekend:

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jhz563 posted:

Took me forever to find the tower on their site.  I eventually just searched using the key word "tower".  What you find though is that it is listed as "check your local store" or something similar.  Mine had one left yesterday.  Michael's is have a very good veteran's day sale, which ends today.  Anyone looking to pick up one of these pieces who is on the fences about it I suggest you do so today as the 50% off sale is about to end.

I don't live near one

 

Bill

rtraincollector posted:
jhz563 posted:

Took me forever to find the tower on their site.  I eventually just searched using the key word "tower".  What you find though is that it is listed as "check your local store" or something similar.  Mine had one left yesterday.  Michael's is have a very good veteran's day sale, which ends today.  Anyone looking to pick up one of these pieces who is on the fences about it I suggest you do so today as the 50% off sale is about to end.

I don't live near one

 

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Scott Smith

Hafner kind of week. Got two bargains, Sunshine Special coach with high trucks and vestibules.

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4-wheel Overland Flyer coach. 

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Will soon start getting ready for the GTE Meet in Albany, NY on Dec. 2nd. Out with some old to make room for some "new".

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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scott.smith posted:
rtraincollector posted:
jhz563 posted:

Took me forever to find the tower on their site.  I eventually just searched using the key word "tower".  What you find though is that it is listed as "check your local store" or something similar.  Mine had one left yesterday.  Michael's is have a very good veteran's day sale, which ends today.  Anyone looking to pick up one of these pieces who is on the fences about it I suggest you do so today as the 50% off sale is about to end.

I don't live near one

 

Order on-line, free shipping with a $35.00 order.

Scott Smith

They don't have the water tower or windmill on line. I have bought most of the buildings

Bill

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