Weekend tinplate photos/videos 8/10/17

Something a little different this week. Not tinplate exactly but metal. Die cast to be exact. While on vacation this week with my son home on leave from the NAVY I went into this John Deere dealership that has the usual farm equipment and some JD toys and models. They also have an extensive collection of die cast Not for sale. " Yes I did ask"  here are a few pics. Let's see your tinplate! 

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Since you started off with metal tractors, here are a couple of my modified Wilesco traction engines.

This one is Remote controlled, the video of it is a bit old, the photo below is it nowadays.

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If you can't buy it... restore it. If you can't restore it... make it. If you can't make it...dangit...

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Brian Liesberg posted:

Since you started off with metal tractors, here are a couple of my modified Wilesco traction engines.

 

This one is Remote controlled, the video of it is a bit old, the photo below is it nowadays.

 

 

 

Love live steam, "Keep It Real".

RonH

Don't Junk it, Make it Work!

 

Chris Lonero posted:

Something a little different this week. Not tinplate exactly but metal. Die cast to be exact. While on vacation this week with my son home on leave from the NAVY I went into this John Deere dealership that has the usual farm equipment and some JD toys and models. They also have an extensive collection of die cast Not for sale. " Yes I did ask"  here are a few pics. Let's see your tinplate! 

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Cool collection, but where's all the RED tractors??? Shoulda asked them if they had any red ones.  Even an orange one would do in a pinch. 

Andy

 

When they were passing out brains, I thought they said trains and I asked for a slow one.

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a Forum member had a post about this Hornby car, and our oldest daughter is Marjorie, and growing up she was always looking for something with her name on it, and without much luck, so I found one for her.

 

 

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Dave

 

 

 

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My offering this week:

The Ambassador cars by American Flyer are some of my favorite O Gauge cars.

 

There are a number of variations to these cars that appeared during their catalog run.

Have a great Tinplate Weekend

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

 

                                                               

Holy smokes, guys, this week's photos are very meaningful for me.  As Chris L. observes, "Not tinplate exactly but....".

First, the pictures of those John Deere tractors are similar to one of my fondest possessions.  My grandparents and parents took my sister and I to the Flemington (NJ) Fair some time in the 1960s, probably 1967 or 68.  My grandmother bought me a die-cast John Deere tractor and accompanying trailer (a.k.a, manure spreader).  These sit proudly on a shelf in my office where I can look at them now and again while working.

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Next, I was pleased to see Greg Turinetti's photo of his Ambassador Cars in action on a Historical Society layout.  Clearly visible on the left side of the photo is a girder structure made with with a Kenner Girder and Panel Building set.  I think those were my favorite toy growing up ... after my trains, of course.

Every time a new shopping store or other girder structure was built near where I was growing up, I'd rush home to replicate the steel frame using the Kenner set.  The vacuform plastic window panels that came with the set were kind of flimsy but, man, those red girders were great, GREAT fun.

Thanks for the nice memories everyone.

Steven J. Serenska

 

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I too grew up on girder and panel building sets. To make clear, aircraft hanger roofs, we would make a flat frame and instead of using roofing squares would use saran wrap. Skyscrapers were wrapped in tinfoil and small Christmas lights did a great job lighting up my airport, which was full of aero minis and Corgi concords.

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Tried to get my track gang together but only Finney even has a phone and when he showed up with three jugs of some god forsaken swill and no tools I knew I wasn't getting anywhere fast.  When I told him I no longer sip straight from the jug he just smiled, sat down on the nearest stump and had a swig.  Never said a word.  He might still be there, I don't know. Only the devil knows where the other rogues are.  Maybe word will get around to whatever dens of inequity and ill repute they are slacking at these days and there will be a spare dime found.  I guess I could try smoke signals.  Geez, what's with people anymore?  I'm the last man standing.  And I'm not exactly leanin' too straight altogether myself these days.  Looks like the only way I'm going to get any spikes driven is to get my too bony behind on the ground and piece it together. With a pillow behind. In the meantime I gathered up my passenger fleet just to reacquaint myself.  I also have a real nice set of grays that go with my dad 's #10.  Kind of like looking in your tackle box and looking at the lures.  It seems it's half the fun at times.  As always, Cheers!

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For all you Kenner fans, guess what the new City Hall is being constructed of?

 

I spent hours as a child building things for my trains with these building sets.

BTW:       The theme of the Christmas display was "A Collectors Christmas"  I had Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, Block City, the Kenner set, and Skyline and H&H Industries lithographed houses on display.

I'm glad that little Kenner structure brought back  happy memories.

Greg

                                                               

I went to an estate sale and actually found some train items and the best part is they are even standard gauge. I got a set of Lyle Cain reproduction #205 cargo containers in like new condition for $36.00, A McCoy 1976 TCA flat car for $17.00 and the water and ticket wagons for $1.00 each. As you've probably guessed the wheels on the water cart and ticket cart are falling apart so I'm looking at G scale Grandt line wheels on Ebay. If anyone has any suggestions on wheels please let me know. So the containers and the carts seems to be a good buy, the flat car not so much but it was the only standard gauge car I have ever seen at an estate sale and the wife and I had fun so it was worth it.   Pictures below.

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Pete in Kansas posted:

I went to an estate sale and actually found some train items and the best part is they are even standard gauge. I got a set of Lyle Cain reproduction #205 cargo containers in like new condition for $36.00, A McCoy 1976 TCA flat car for $17.00 and the water and ticket wagons for $1.00 each. As you've probably guessed the wheels on the water cart and ticket cart are falling apart so I'm looking at G scale Grandt line wheels on Ebay. If anyone has any suggestions on wheels please let me know. So the containers and the carts seems to be a good buy, the flat car not so much but it was the only standard gauge car I have ever seen at an estate sale and the wife and I had fun so it was worth it.   Pictures below.

LYLE CAIN #205 REPRO3LYLE CAIN #205 REPRO2LYLE CAIN #205 REPROMCCOY TCA 76 WATER CAR MCCOY TCA 76 WAGON MCCOY TCA 76 WAGON WHEELS

Hi Pete, welcome to the club. I have two of the 1976 flats with loads and all 4 wagon wheels have zinc for. If you search on the forum for McCoy wagon wheels there are a couple of threads with folks either casting them or using a 3 D printer and are on the verge of experimenting with them. If I here of anything I will pass it on. Just trying to find the size is a problem as the front wheels are about 1.1 inch dia and the rear are about 1.5 inch dia.

RonH

Don't Junk it, Make it Work!

 

Serenska posted:

Holy smokes, guys, this week's photos are very meaningful for me.  As Chris L. observes, "Not tinplate exactly but....".

First, the pictures of those John Deere tractors are similar to one of my fondest possessions.  My grandparents and parents took my sister and I to the Flemington (NJ) Fair some time in the 1960s, probably 1967 or 68.  My grandmother bought me a die-cast John Deere tractor and accompanying trailer (a.k.a, manure spreader).  These sit proudly on a shelf in my office where I can look at them now and again while working.

JohnDeere

Next, I was pleased to see Greg Turinetti's photo of his Ambassador Cars in action on a Historical Society layout.  Clearly visible on the left side of the photo is a girder structure made with with a Kenner Girder and Panel Building set.  I think those were my favorite toy growing up ... after my trains, of course.

Every time a new shopping store or other girder structure was built near where I was growing up, I'd rush home to replicate the steel frame using the Kenner set.  The vacuform plastic window panels that came with the set were kind of flimsy but, man, those red girders were great, GREAT fun.

Thanks for the nice memories everyone.

Steven J. Serenska

 

not sure what the Kenner set number was on mine, but all the girders were red and it had a bunch of transparent windows with them.

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

Not tin but I picked up the Trest-L-Builder wooden block set this week. A Jimjo Toy from Misner Corp. Omaha, NE. Still in good shape, must be from the 50s or early 60s. Poor man's trestle set. Interesting how small companies latched onto the model train business with marginal success. Companies like Junior Bridge, H&H, Jayline, Skyline, etc.

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Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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