Weekend tinplate photos/videos 12/7/18!

Fatman - Aluminum is all good - as a substance used in the construction of "tinplate" trains it shows up here all the time.....for instance...

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  American Flyer's All Aluminum Cast Zephyr this one ca 1935.

  By the way, that Spirit of Progress is one wicked looking mill - I'd love to have seen the real one rolling by.

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Thanks, Art.  My original plan was to have the green 390E with Christmas freight cars under the tree.  However, once I had it there, I realized that the space is very dark and the train really hides under there especially at night.  So it's a better fit to have a lighted passenger set on that loop and the Girard green stands out against the red tree skirt.

When I was a young child in the about 1945, our neighbors below our apartment in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, NY, invited us down to see their Christmas train setup. I now know it was a #9 two-tone Girard set running on a large oval, and not under the tree. To my young eyes, it was the largest toy train I had ever seen, and it made quite an impression, especially how the roofs came off and you could see the bench seats! It is firmly etched in my memory! So, whenever I see a green #9 set, it triggers some happy memories of that long ago night!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

Tinplate Art posted:

When I was a young child in the early 1940's, our neighbors below our apartment in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, NY, invited us down to see their Christmas train setup. I now know it was a #9 two-tone Girard set running on a large oval, and not under the tree. To my young eyes, it was the largest toy train I had ever seen, and it made quite an impression, especially how the roofs came off and you could see the bench seats! It is firmly etched in my memory! So, whenever I see a green #9 set, it triggers some happy memories of that long ago night!

Art,

My kids, their cousins, and assorted friends have been checking it out already.  Chances are someone might be saying the same thing decades from now. 

George S posted:

A photo and video to share as I am in the process of setting up my Christmas layout.

15EC0540-86B1-4B5C-BE15-A81628FEC2E8Here is my 262 pulling eight cars! What a great engine!

George 

Excellent stuff...I love that crane...looks light your repairs are holding up!!  lol

Fendermain

But the picture has a mustache

Fendermain posted:
George S posted:

A photo and video to share as I am in the process of setting up my Christmas layout.

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George 

Excellent stuff...I love that crane...looks light your repairs are holding up!!  lol

Fendermain

Yep, I tuned the repair on the spool gear with a Dremel to make it run smoother and also added more grease. I also had to add some JB Weld to the shaft as the gear had lost its adhesion to the shaft. I think it was a press fit, but the cast gear is too old to hold anymore. Now it can hoist that heavy metal LCL container! Fun stuff!

George

scott.smith posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Getting STD Gauge boxed and ready to sell at this Sunday’s TTOS SP meet. More to dig out.

Steve

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Is that McCoy and what are you selling it for? Looks like a nice collection.
Scott Smith

Scott, they are CMT-LLC. Most will be $80.00. A few will be a bit more.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
scott.smith posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Getting STD Gauge boxed and ready to sell at this Sunday’s TTOS SP meet. More to dig out.

Steve

1227297D-5E17-4E13-BE5F-FC47477140AE

Is that McCoy and what are you selling it for? Looks like a nice collection.
Scott Smith

Scott, they are CMT-LLC. Most will be $80.00. A few will be a bit more.

Steve

i think at this time of year,,,they should be donated to the tinplate homeless shelter,,aka  my house,for a dandy tax write off,,,the irs said ok !!

scott.smith posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Getting STD Gauge boxed and ready to sell at this Sunday’s TTOS SP meet. More to dig out.

Steve

1227297D-5E17-4E13-BE5F-FC47477140AE

Is that McCoy and what are you selling it for? Looks like a nice collection.
Scott Smith

Is that a Dorfan double 413 bridge? Above the home depot box.

 

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

Jim O'C posted:
scott.smith posted:
Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Getting STD Gauge boxed and ready to sell at this Sunday’s TTOS SP meet. More to dig out.

Steve

1227297D-5E17-4E13-BE5F-FC47477140AE

Is that McCoy and what are you selling it for? Looks like a nice collection.
Scott Smith

Is that a Dorfan double 413 bridge? Above the home depot box.

 

Yes

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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