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Pre War American Flyer Pictures - An Invitation

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Posted by strainst on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 9:19 AM

Beautiful Hiawatha Freight Set.  I was able to get one several years ago, but it was a set bought for my train bussiness and I could not afford to keep it.  The first show I did when I had it for sell, I sold to an individual who was really happy to see pre-war Flyer train being offered.  We went on to have a really good relationship and he was one of my best customers and good friend.  He always made it a point to see me each year and I had many great conversations with him about Flyer trains.  I always looked forward to meeting up with him each year.  So even though I don't have a Hiawatha Freight Set, I made a good friend. 

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 6:46 PM

Great story!  Big SmileThumbs Up

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, November 24, 2023 1:38 PM

strains, pennytrains;

Its nice to see that the thread is available again.  It appeared to be non-functioning for a while.  Mersenne did some research and discovered that the missing photos are the result of Shutterfly changing their coding addresses. I doubt that I will try to go back and repost them. If you have any questions about specific posts or photos please ask.  I will do my best to find the photos for you.

Don't trust the total number of views count.  That is a problem that CTT/Kalmbach has never bothered to address.

BTW Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday

Enjoying the World's Greatest Hobby

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, November 25, 2023 5:18 PM

Big SmileThumbs Up Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all!

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Posted by palallin on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 7:10 AM

I like the two "You Are Appraching" signs/monuments/?????.  I don't remember seeing those anywhere before.  What are they?  Do they have a catalog number?

Always a new treat in this thread!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 9:43 AM

Hi palallin,

Its good to hear from you.  They are the two halves of the 2230/4230 Roadside Flashing Signal.  I purchased them with the hope of finding the reproduction top flashing sign some day. So far no luck.  I think they worked out pretty well this way.

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Posted by palallin on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 10:01 PM

Oh, I say!  That is *clever*!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, January 22, 2024 4:45 PM
Happy Anniversary
 

January 22, 2008  -  January 22, 2024

 

Celebrating

16

 years

of

Pre War American Flyer Pictures

 

(Watch this space for a new message)

Northwoods Flyer

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Posted by palallin on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 6:56 AM

Wow!  I had forgotten about the January beginning!  Looking eagerly forward to the newest post.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 8:15 AM

Congrats, Northwoods! How SWEET it is...Smile, Wink & Grin

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