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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:02 PM

pennytrains

1682's aint' s'posed ta have staple end trucks!  Laugh 

Penny,

Do you suppose that a previous owner swapped out the trucks?

I feel sad when I think that you had to downsize your collection so drastically. Will your new dwelling place allow you to have some space to follow your hobby?  At least you have photos and the amazing videos that you produced. I know that until I get a new layout up and running (tentatively named the Arrowhead Division of American Flyer Lines) I will miss the Blueboard Central Division of American Flyer Lines.   

At least I have photos.

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:55 PM

Northwoods Flyer
Penny, Do you suppose that a previous owner swapped out the trucks? I feel sad when I think that you had to downsize your collection so drastically. Will your new dwelling place allow you to have some space to follow your hobby? At least you have photos and the amazing videos that you produced. I know that until I get a new layout up and running (tentatively named the Arrowhead Division of American Flyer Lines) I will miss the Blueboard Central Division of American Flyer Lines. At least I have photos.

No doubt the trucks had been swapped.  If it had been done at Lionel to sell of prewar equipment after 1946, it would have had bar-end trucks.  But I'm also guessing it was done at a Lionel Service Station because whoever did it, did a very good job:

Wherever I end up living I kept a lot of goodies to have fun with.  I kept this little resto I did:

I kept my 259:

I'll still be running Standard Gauge:

Kept all my street lamps and these glitter trees too:

Kept this little beauty too:

But the plane, the brick viaduct and the board itself are gone.

But my own version of the "Beast of the East" remains!

And it will run under this tree around these Plasticville buildings:

So, I'm going back to my roots and I guess you could say I'll be "specializing".  Wink

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:02 PM

pennytrains
But my own version of the "Beast of the East" remains!

You saved the Blockbuster!  Outstanding!

I'm still looking.  Didn't find one at the last show but I DID get the Dreyfuss, so I can't complain.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, June 7, 2021 10:27 AM

Remember a number of entries back when I posted a photo of the #1679 Ives/Lionel transition box car?

 

I was commenting on the amount of mileage that Lionel got out of the acquisition of the Ives tinplate line.  Look what happened.

It appears that I have started down a slippery slope.

1679  

Another 1679, note the coupler and trucks

and here is the 2679

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, June 7, 2021 6:06 PM

It always surprised me though that Lionel chose not to use the Ives stockcar.  Maybe they didn't want to do the cut-outs?

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:25 PM

As long as I posted the #2679 with the Baby Ruth herald, let me add the #2679 with the candy bar graphic.

Here they are together.

Their lineage obviously shows that they use the same Ives body with different graphics and different couplers.

I think I'm doomed. Confused

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, June 14, 2021 5:42 PM

Nothing a little duct tape won't fix.  Whistling

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