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TTOS Southern Pacific Division's Danny Spendlove is coordinating our participation at the Train Days at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, CA so I took today off to run some trains and spend time helping. The show runs through the week to April 30, 2017.  Towards the end of the day I decided to bring out a real train and show them what to run.......DSC_7678DSC_7679

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Today some tinplate passenger cars from a very small french manufacturer named MUNIER. they have been produced in the 50's and represent comon passenger cars with side dors. The original cars dates back from 1895 and they where still in use through the 50's even if many have been destroyed during the second world war.

In their time, those cars where considered as near scale models, in fact they look more tinplate than something else, all steel models and wheels are a little large for scale, they run very well on tinplate tracks. Some of them have certainly been imported in USA, i have seen some on the bay.

Two lenght where made, long with bogies and short ones as the originals.

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Have a great tinplate weekend,      Daniel

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Greg J. Turinetti posted:

A number of weeks ago we had photos of a metal biplane available through Hobby Lobby that was tinplate train compatible.  I finally got around to taking some photos of the ones I ordered.

That's an American Flyer #401 in the background for comparison.

 

Have a great Tinplate weekend.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

Cool planes Greg. The green one looks like the rubber band is loose or broken. That's if they had rubber band wind up propellers!   lol

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Greg J. Turinetti posted:

A number of weeks ago we had photos of a metal biplane available through Hobby Lobby that was tinplate train compatible.  I finally got around to taking some photos of the ones I ordered.

That's an American Flyer #401 in the background for comparison.

Have a great Tinplate weekend.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

Nice Northwoods...I only purchased the biplane, but those triplanes are sharp too!

Nice loco...coincidentally I picked up this at York today (put the 1201 proceeds to work):

Presume this is a 401 as well. The tender's a bit rough.

I found this early Lionel 804 as well:

 

A bit dirty but should clean up nice.

Attendance didn't seem one bit different from prior meets...opening to the public may have been a bust.

PD

If I understand it correctly, the public gets access only to the halls where the new stuff is? If so, woulda been a wasted trip for me.

and Houston, we have rods! and with two little green jewels, and a number board..9991 is done.This was the first time I did a project like this. It'll never be at the TCA Museum, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. It stalled out for a few years, but I really put an effort to finish it this year.

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Chris Lonero posted:
Trainlover160 posted:
Chris Lonero posted:

Nothing new this week but here are a couple of shots around the layout.  Let's see your tinplate! 

Chris,

Love the Taxi, is that pridelines?? Joe Gozzo

Thanks Joe. Yes it is Pride Lines.  This is what it looked like when I bought it. 

I wonder if I could find one....and the hunt starts!!

Joe

pd posted:

 I picked up this at York today (put the 1201 proceeds to work):

Presume this is a 401 as well. The tender's a bit rough.

PD

PD,

Nice find on the #401.  Is it in running condition?  That should look great pulling some of your other Flyer equipment.

BTW your #1201 with the sheet metal headlight made its debut in the Northwoods Flyer Collection.

 Thanks again.

Greg

Northwoods Flyer

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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

A McCoy #12 Camden Station Trolley has become the my first recipient of a Ira Keeler under floor motor.McCoy Camden Station Trolley

Mine too !! Now I have a running trolley instead of a shelf piece. What a nice guy!! I have spoken with him a few times and now need to send him a photo of the trolley full of people. Still looking for an trolley operator though.

 

Chris...I like the Taxi but that cool little freight station caught my eye....is that Ives? 
 
SNCF231E...Love the bumper! Never seen another like it but sure is a unique design. 
 
Like the biplanes Greg...I saw Steve's post a few weeks back also and the conversation about them and I got a kick out of it because I had picked a couple up also....awesome planes for the deal they had on them....hobby lobby is lucky they have tinplaters as customers :-)
 
I was messing around in the garage a few weeks ago on a nice day....snapped a photo of a few Issmayer cars....not a matching set but like last week, sure love all those colors they used...
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Paul,

Flyer used both types of handrails on their steeple cabs, and in some cases they didn't use any handrails at all.  I did some quick research but I couldn't find any definitive information on which steeple cabs (and there are a lot of variations) used which handrails.

My guess is that one might have been a bit less expensive to produce because of the number of bends.  Nationwidelines has some additional information on the 1201 that he recently posted over on the thread I host.

I am looking forward to a report on the 401 once you try it out.  You are probably aware that the Type XX was given nickel hardware in 1940 as was its tender.  Flyer did that to a number of its engines and other equipment that year.

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

 

 

JohnnieWalker posted:

I also got a red LED light for the back light, and a Lionel bell for the roof at YORK yesterday. I attached the bell to the roof using a mini rare earth magnet. Perfect size and no drilling of any holes.

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