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It is always a pleasure to see the weekly tinplate pics and videos and to add something to it.

Bassett Lowke made different versions of the Duke of York type of 4-4-0 locomotive from 1927 until 1951. Here I show an early version with number 1927 (the year it was introduced) and name Duke of York in LMS colours and a late version of 1951 in British Railway blue and the name Prince of Wales. Both are clockwork versions:

And here is Prince of Wales with a train of matching Darstaed coaches:

Regards

Fred

NB: The Duke of York could be had in 1927 by collecting coupons of BDV cigarettes; so kids pushed their fathers to smoke more so they would get a locomotive!

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Nice use of the Hobby Lobby airplanes Chris...I haven't gotten around to figuring out how I'm going to use the one I picked up.

Still working some layout infrastructure issues...haven't gotten around to replacing the dead power-brick from last Fall and I'm growing increasingly unhappy with the lighting above the layout (not enough of it). Need to look at alternatives.

Train orders for a Flyer freight headed north toward the 305 bridge:

Work continues...

PD

Jim Kelly-Evans posted:

Here is a European 0 gauge layout scene. The French station canopy is a reproduction made by a hobbyist in France. The locomotive is an original Maerklin HS70-12920. 

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Jim:

You have this unique gift of introducing me to things I didn't know existed but which I almost immediately thereafter must  own.  I will never forgive you for introducing me to ACE Trains over a decade ago.

Your streak continues.  The station canopy is fantastic.  I'll ask this at my peril: Can you give us more info on the hobbyist who makes these?

Unless I hit Powerball, I do hereby resolve never to see your collection in person....in all seriousness, thanks for sharing photos of all this great stuff.

Steven J. Serenska

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Serenska posted:
Jim Kelly-Evans posted:

Here is a European 0 gauge layout scene. The French station canopy is a reproduction made by a hobbyist in France. The locomotive is an original Maerklin HS70-12920. 

 

Jim:

You have this unique gift of introducing me to things I didn't know existed but which I almost immediately thereafter must  own.  I will never forgive you for introducing me to ACE Trains over a decade ago.

Your streak continues.  The station canopy is fantastic.  I'll ask this at my peril: Can you give us more info on the hobbyist who makes these?

Unless I hit Powerball, I do hereby resolve never to see your collection in person....in all seriousness, thanks for sharing photos of all this great stuff.

Steven J. Serenska

Thanks, Steven. I appreciate your comments very much. The canopy was made by Louis Chavennes of France. He used to post items for sale on Ebay several years ago. However, in one of our last email exchanges he explained to me that he no longer makes replicas because he has severe arthritis in his hands. But he made beautiful items. I also have a large gauge 1 reproduction Bing canopy that he made, and a repro Maerklin street lamp. I'll have to look for photographs of those items that I'm sure I have around here somewhere.

Jim

Great pictures as usually.   I will add some Basset Lowke pieces to Fred's post, the final year of production from BL are not the greatest but their last passenger set is in the attractive blood and custard scheme from the Bristish Railways, dates from 1952.

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The Duke of York loco was also produced in green livery, here with a Bing passenger set from 1930.

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Some years before Bing has produced for Basset Lowke a very nice range of passenger cars known as model 1921. They were made in several liveries of the main british companies.

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Prior to those models Basset has also produced under his name using the old Carette tooling a very nice running live steam engine, acompanied here with a Carette six wheels passenger car.

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Have a great tinplate weekend,   Daniel

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great stuff Guys! my planes aren't tinplate, but plastic built mostly during my school days.

this is the Nine O Nine tribute I built for my late Uncle Jim.

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1829's new tender arrived yesterday. It'll be getting a truck swap.

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been making some trial runs with my 4-8-4 project.need to lengthen the side rods, but I'm not sure how to connect the extensions. anyone have a suggestion? thought about solder.need to decide on what to do for a pilot. and I'm not sure on a tender yet. I have several, but I've been on a long tender kick with my last couple projects. maybe another Vandy?

 

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This post is in memory of our departed friend Arno Baars. Back in late August, he and I negotiated a price on his standard-gauge Williams TCA 25th Anniversary Special.  As many of you know, we lost him last Sept. 16, so this deal never happened. I continued looking, and stumbled upon this set last week and bought it. While it would've been more meaningful to have bought his train, I'm still glad I found one. It's on the shelf for now, but it won't be long before I put a pair of motors in it and have it running. Even though it wasn't his, I remember Arno every time I look at it. 

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BlueComet400 posted:

This post in in memory of our departed friend Arno Baars. Back in late August, he and I negotiated a price on his standard-gauge Williams TCA 25th Anniversary Special.  As many of you know, we lost him last Sept. 16, so this deal never happened. I continued looking, and stumbled upon this set last week and bought it. While it would've been more meaningful to have bought his train, I'm still glad I found one. It's on the shelf for now, but it won't be long before I put a pair of motors in it and have it running. Even though it wasn't his, I remember Arno every time I look at it. 

 

 

I was lucky to get my set already powered with McCoy motors.

Steve

BlueComet400 posted:

This post in in memory of our departed friend Arno Baars. Back in late August, he and I negotiated a price on his standard-gauge Williams TCA 25th Anniversary Special.  As many of you know, we lost him last Sept. 16, so this deal never happened. I continued looking, and stumbled upon this set last week and bought it. While it would've been more meaningful to have bought his train, I'm still glad I found one. It's on the shelf for now, but it won't be long before I put a pair of motors in it and have it running. Even though it wasn't his, I remember Arno every time I look at it. 

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I lusted after one for years,,then several years ago,got  one on the action site,,,it has only one, McCoy motor but it runs ok,,,,Williams did the set 

Wonderful photos again this week folks.  So much tinplate eye candy!

I didn't want to be too late to the party this week.  Its been a busy few weeks lately so I will just dip into the archives this week and post some photos of some American Fly box cabs.

Variations of the 3012

3014 Variations

Have a great tinplate weekend!

Greg          Northwoods Flyer

Still down in Florida.  Was 2d highest bidder today on an interesting

American Flyer set--such is life.  Looking through my old files I found this hard to find Mitropa48 KRAUS FANDOR EX BING MITROPA coach made by Kraus Fandor.  The stampings were Bing and K-F acquired them in the mid-1930s.  The trucks are K-F, but may not necessarily have been used in the larger bogie cars like this one. I still think they are genuine but who knows?  Roof is incorrect, and should go on the Bing or K-F baggage car (pakwagen). Anybody have a spare  Bing roof?

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BlueComet400 posted:
Timothy Sprague posted:

Lionel Set 98, it is so common, but I still really like it. This is one of 4 that I have, which is excessive, so time to put on the bay. But first, just a few more laps around the layout. 

Tim

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Tim, that is a beautiful set--is it original?

 

John

Paint is all original. Headlights look to be replacements, and possibly the plastic window material. the close up shots show more of the imperfections, seeing it in the tinplate world does make it look really nice though.

Just put this, and a Blue Comet set on the buy/sell forum .........before sending it out to the bay.

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Just got back from an antique and collectibles show at the exhibition hall in Honolulu with my son where I found the following: a Lionel 153 block signal and a diecast Lifesavers airplane for the soon to be layout.  This made my day as finding any electric train items here is Hawaii at antique stores, shows, flea markets, etc is very rare.

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BlueComet400 posted:

This post is in memory of our departed friend Arno Baars. Back in late August, he and I negotiated a price on his standard-gauge Williams TCA 25th Anniversary Special.  As many of you know, we lost him last Sept. 16, so this deal never happened. I continued looking, and stumbled upon this set last week and bought it. While it would've been more meaningful to have bought his train, I'm still glad I found one. It's on the shelf for now, but it won't be long before I put a pair of motors in it and have it running. Even though it wasn't his, I remember Arno every time I look at it. 

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Is this the same Arno that posted on here all the time?

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