Weekend tinplate photos/ videos 2/15/19!

Greg J. Turinetti posted:
George S posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:

 

 

 

Love the videos Greg!

When are the iron workers going to get around to completing that skyscraper?

George

Well, considering that they are a very small crew   ,

and working for woefully small wages  paid by the local industrial magnate Nils Jameson;

I think they have done an admirable job. 

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

You've got some really sharp-looking cars there.

PhillyChris posted:
Jim Kelly-Evans posted:

Hand made components for the tinplate Elevated railway station built in Budapest.

 

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Hello Jim,

Any insight as to how the embossing is done? Can you ask for photos of the press and die(s)? I’d like to learn to do this kind of work myself (including acquiring the minimal tools required).

Thanks, Chris

Hi Chris,

You and me both. I don't know how it's done but I can ask. Let me see what I can find out.

Jim

"People do not 'graduate' from tinplate." - Louis Hertz, 1938

Hey Tinplaters. I'm late to this topic, too! 

Here's a picture of my latest prewar #228 first time (for me) coupled to its tender, operating on my workbench layout. The previous owner had replaced the couplers with postwar ones.

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Tom 

 

 

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Jim Kelly-Evans posted:
PhillyChris posted:
Jim Kelly-Evans posted:

Hand made components for the tinplate Elevated railway station built in Budapest.

 

station85

Hello Jim,

Any insight as to how the embossing is done? Can you ask for photos of the press and die(s)? I’d like to learn to do this kind of work myself (including acquiring the minimal tools required).

Thanks, Chris

Hi Chris,

You and me both. I don't know how it's done but I can ask. Let me see what I can find out.

Jim

Is this a Santhion commissioned production?

George

Steamer posted:
Robert S. Butler posted:

Roof yes - just a base - no real station platform.  Gimme a second and I'll post a shot for you.

(Edited) Here you are.

JEP_Xformerred

Thanks Robert!!

More pictures in my e-book on accessories:  http://sncf231e.nl/tin-stuff-from-fred-2/

On the door: Defense d'entrée, Danger de Mort (no entry, danger of death). And yet this were children’s toys 

Regards

Fred

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Great stuff guys-I would love to know more about the embossing/ metal working processes as well.

 I can’t seem to copy the listing picture from my mobile but I have a new to me USTTC caboose on its way.  I will share pictures next week.

(Currently writing this from the auto train, about to pull into Lurton early.)

May God Bless us all.

George S posted:
Jim Kelly-Evans posted:
PhillyChris posted:
Jim Kelly-Evans posted:

Hand made components for the tinplate Elevated railway station built in Budapest.

 

station85

Hello Jim,

Any insight as to how the embossing is done? Can you ask for photos of the press and die(s)? I’d like to learn to do this kind of work myself (including acquiring the minimal tools required).

Thanks, Chris

Hi Chris,

You and me both. I don't know how it's done but I can ask. Let me see what I can find out.

Jim

Is this a Santhion commissioned production?

George

Yes.

"People do not 'graduate' from tinplate." - Louis Hertz, 1938

Steamer posted:

was tinkering with a new project last night when the Shop Supervisor showed up to inspect my work......

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He said it could be better....but for a can of Friskies he'd look the other way....

This is how we know that the world is round. If it were flat, cats would have pushed everything over the edge by now.

 

Well my new caboose arrived early and I was a little worried as the box was mashed on one end.  

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Not sure if this was the post office or the seller. Frankly cardboard felt like it was a little soft.

Fortunately, it was packed rather well inside, and was surrounded with foam peanuts.

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I knew it might need a little work based on the pictures, so I was pleasantly surprised when unwrapping.

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Unfortunately the couplers were mashed in such a manner I can’t fathom how it happened.  A little work with some needle nose pliers took care of that!

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36A3C457-2FF0-4651-B9F0-3E4B9F84D6DFAnd finally ta-da!  A beautiful tinplate caboose with plausibly sized cupola windows!97291FB5-53D3-4765-BA12-76368DF7EC7A7A824DE0-0042-4A2D-B971-CEDC29623294

 

May God Bless us all.

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Steamer posted:

was tinkering with a new project last night when the Shop Supervisor showed up to inspect my work......

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He said it could be better....but for a can of Friskies he'd look the other way....

Helpful tip. If you are ever inspired by the recycling efforts of Hafner, Marx, etc, do not use cat food cans. Sanitize them all you want, but your inspector will still know!!!

jhz563 posted:

 

Well my new caboose arrived early and I was a little worried as the box was mashed on one end.  

70DCBB59-4D9B-475C-90B2-9620605ACD1E

Not sure if this was the post office or the seller. Frankly cardboard felt like it was a little soft.

Fortunately, it was packed rather well inside, and was surrounded with foam peanuts.

94C6E45E-4745-4113-8826-8379D4FD5BEB

I knew it might need a little work based on the pictures, so I was pleasantly surprised when unwrapping.

AD9C6481-71F6-48DA-BE07-74D9844EDCAA

Unfortunately the couplers were mashed in such a manner I can’t fathom how it happened.  A little work with some needle nose pliers took care of that!

F802FF08-539C-486E-BA25-9041778E92ACF7F392D4-4346-4BF0-B314-B349DBFB509F

36A3C457-2FF0-4651-B9F0-3E4B9F84D6DFAnd finally ta-da!  A beautiful tinplate caboose with plausibly sized cupola windows!97291FB5-53D3-4765-BA12-76368DF7EC7A7A824DE0-0042-4A2D-B971-CEDC29623294

 

Jhz, I am constantly amazed at how beautiful tinplate railcars are.

Most cats, including my ten year old orange tabby male Red and my eight year old black/gray tabby female Lucie, have super keen eyesight, hearing and a sense of smell and their whiskers are super detectors of movement. These attributes, coupled with their almost perfect balance and acrobatic ability, make them nature's perfect hunter/predators. Soft padded feet and those claws are not shortcomings either! They make great pets, and despite their natural solitary ways, they can surprisingly bond with humans. Love my cats!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

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Steamer posted:

got this in a box of goodies from Dennis. It's JEP, and I was just wondering what to do with it. Anyone have any pics of what this might have looked like complete? ThanksPTDC0001PTDC0002PTDC0003PTDC0004

well I worked the dents out best I could, used some scrap wood to make a frame for the bottom, some clear plastic worked over with sandpaper for windows, stencil board for a door, and a scrap piece of wood for a base.

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compared to Robert's pic

JEP_Xformerred

Dave

 

 

 

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