Christmas in August! More UK tinplate arrives

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Christmas in August! More UK tinplate arrives
Posted by emdmike on Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:33 AM

My care package from the UK came yesterday while I was at work, so I picked it up at the post office this morning.  My live steam LMS Crab mogul from Bassett Lowke, tank car set and passenger coach set from ACE Trains. The brake van(caboose) and SR gondola are Bassett Lowke/Corgi reissue items made by ETS.  Nothing but high praise for Kevin at TSMR for the excellent shipping and great trains at fair prices.  The moguls tender got taken apart and the top went right in the stipping can.  The mogul got taken apart somewhat, burner tested ok, a broken solder joint on the cab resoldered and then degreased so I can repaint the boiler and cab sides the correct shade of maroon.   Need to source decals from the UK for the mogul.  I am hoping I can find an electric powered version, or clockwork version before the holidays.   The live steam and clockwork versions are the most common. The reissue electric ones have gear box issues.  So I will keep hunting for a vintage one.    Forgive the mess of a train layout and storage, its a work in progress!      Mike the Aspie

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:02 PM

You keep grabbin' tinplate out of Britain my friend and the island's probably going to gain a few inches above sea-level!  All that weight being removed, you know?   Laugh

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:42 PM

I know how exciting it must be when those packages come in !

There are so many different flavors to this hobby, and they are all interesting,and fun ! Keep exploring.

And sharing !

Paul

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:17 PM

I have GOT to know where you're finding all these beauties!

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Posted by emdmike on Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:14 PM

Google search, Station Masters Rooms.  That is the online location I get my UK tinplate from.  Mike the Aspie

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:34 PM

OK, I Googled "Station Masters Rooms," found it, looked at the live steamers and the prices, had my heart attack...

Recovered in time to get to pages two and three, they're not too  bad!

Wow.

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Posted by emdmike on Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:48 PM

The most expensive is on page 1, and yes those are fair prices in the UK for those models.  They are also to rich for my blood unless I win the lottery.   My gauge one steamer I got for 900 pounds or about $1200.   That is about my limit on locomotives right now.   I got all my O gauge for just under $900 to my door.  There are deals to be had and make sure to make offers if you do multipule items.  That can help absorb the shipping fees from the UK to the states.   Kev at TSMR is my "go to" place for my UK tinplate if I cannot find it on ebay.  I know that it will arrive safe and damage free as well.  Ebay can be a crap shoot as we all know.     Mike the Aspie

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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:09 AM

I love British tin-plate, especially clockwork, and am always looking for sources - usually through British Railway Modeller mag. Thanks for the reference!

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Posted by emdmike on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:18 AM

Your very welcome.  If he is getting ready to post a new large collection, he will put a notice on his home page.   Being in the states, his site is probably(other than ebay and ebayUK) the best place to find new and vintage UK tinplate in gauge 1 and 0

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