Trains.com

Sunday Photo Fun - 1/21/24

1444 views
6 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    April 2006
  • 8,007 posts
Sunday Photo Fun - 1/21/24
Posted by fifedog on Sunday, January 21, 2024 6:43 AM

The holidays are all behind us now, and we're all riding the POLAR VORTEX at the moment. So here's what the fam gave me this year...

 My lovely wife gave me this beautiful pair of American Flyer C&O PA's (6-48102). She got them from Trainz, and they appear to have never been run. I avoided the temptation to run them, before disassembling them and removing the old lubrication (30+ years), and adding new grease and oil. Located right behind them is the AF C&O reefer #7783 (2219361), that the Middle Princess gave me.

The Oldest Princess gave me the AF C&O LCL boxcar #12701 (6-48347), and bringing up the markers is as AF C&O caboose (6-48743), that I received from the Youngest Princess.

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Duluth, Minnesota
  • 1,952 posts
Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, January 21, 2024 8:38 AM

Very nice fife.  Your S gauge roster is growing.

I don't remember if I have posted these here yet. 

This year I played St Nicholas for the Santa Pizza Train on the Wisconsin Great Northern in Trego Wisconsin.  I had my own Santa car.

Thanks for starting this thread again fife.

Enjoying the World's Greatest Hobby

Northwoods Flyer

Greg

The Northwoods Flyer Collection

of

American Flyer Trains

"The Toy For the Boy"

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • 8,007 posts
Posted by fifedog on Sunday, January 21, 2024 8:46 AM

Northwoods - Wonderful graphics on those coaches, and you look GREAT!!!

YesCool

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Henrico, VA
  • 9,494 posts
Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, January 21, 2024 10:43 AM

fifedog

Northwoods - Wonderful graphics on those coaches, and you look GREAT!!!

YesCool

 

I second that!  The train looks magnificent and Northwoods you make a great Santa!

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Henrico, VA
  • 9,494 posts
Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, January 21, 2024 10:46 AM

Beautiful Flyer equipment Fife!  They all look great!

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • 8,007 posts
Posted by fifedog on Sunday, January 21, 2024 10:59 AM

Flint - Thanks. I think Lionel may have used the C&O Color Guide book (Morning Sun) for reference, because those cars have the same numerals and markings. Either way, they turned out nice.

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Henrico, VA
  • 9,494 posts
Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, January 21, 2024 4:50 PM

fifedog
I think Lionel may have used the C&O Color Guide book (Morning Sun) for reference

A good possibility but I'll tell you what, Morning Sun's the "Gold Standard" as far as color rail books go.  I've got 24 of them and have never been disappointed in the quality of any of them.  

I've also heard Morning Sun's going out of the print book business so if you're looking for any titles now's the time to grab 'em before it's too late.

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

Search the Community

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Get the Classic Toy Trains newsletter delivered to your inbox twice a month