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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:42 AM

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Northwoods - Thanks.  After a dozen years of a winter layout, decided I wanted to run pretty trains through pretty scenery.

Now, which is your favorite Hiawatha, Miss '36 or Miss '37?

 

fife,

That's a tough one.  Miss '36 has the whistle in her tender. Miss '37 has the redesigned front truck

so that she runs on 3 rail track instead of the 40" 4 rail track designed for the whistles - no whistle in her tender. If I had to pick a favorite it would be Miss '37.

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:34 PM

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I am guessing that the one with Lionel latch couplers and journals is from the transition era after the bankruptcy sale.

It's virtually identical to the 258T I have paired up with my 259 (no E) so I'd say you're right on the money.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, October 16, 2020 1:05 PM

This is the 2810 Crane by Lionel.

I have always thought this car had an amazing amount of play value.

With a gondola it makes a great work train.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:34 AM

After posting a number of Marx cars individually I thought I would post what I have assembled.

It isn't a set officially, however in my collection it will be known as the Northwoods Freight.

BTW   Its October 17 and we are having our first snow here in Duluth Minnesotsa.  I'm glad I have an indoor hobby.

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Posted by JonEddy on Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:40 PM

Since your show casing some Marx trains how about this little Marx rider. This is not mine, I saw this at a local antique shop.

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Posted by rrswede on Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:27 PM

Although the photo does not show it, I believe this was a toy that had a wooden T on the boiler and a child actually sat on the locomotive. Am I mistaken??

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:27 AM

Earlier in the thread I stated that I only collect Dorfan rolling stock with black trucks, with or without brass journals. Well somewhere along the line I picked up this version of the #607 Dorfan Lines caboose.

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:51 PM

rrswede

Although the photo does not show it, I believe this was a toy that had a wooden T on the boiler and a child actually sat on the locomotive. Am I mistaken??

Thanks, swede

 

A quick image search for "Marx Lightning Express" shows several with a t-shaped handle just behind the stack.  It also should have had a large bell just above the stack.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, October 19, 2020 9:13 AM

The  3/16"  O gauge   Royal Blue Passenger Train by American Flyer.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:58 AM

In October of 2018 I made my first and so far only trip to York.  I picked up the following Ives items including the 1926 catalog.  While not a cataloged set its close, and all of the components are in the catalog.

The closest set that I can find in the catalog is "The Manager's Special"

It has one less car and the two passenger cars are lighted and mine are not.

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