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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, August 21, 2020 12:01 PM

Most of my collection is in storage as I get the basement ready for the new layout.  What I have to post for Lionel is a little thin until I can locate some of the boxes.  I do have one box available that contains the very first items I bought for my collection when I was 12 years old.

This is a 2817 caboose.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, August 21, 2020 5:14 PM

I've got an 817. Body style the same, different graphics.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, August 21, 2020 5:44 PM

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:32 AM

This is the only boxed set of Marx that I have.  Its pushing the tinplate definition again, but this portion of my collection is limited.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:43 AM

Gorgeous set and a great find!

And don't worry about definitions, if those passenger cars are sheet metal they're "Tinplate."  Consider it at the end of the era.   Whistling

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:16 PM

Here's my 333. It's a smoker.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:18 PM

I need to get those beautiful passenger cars, like you've got.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:22 PM

Another weakness of mine are the Marx E7's. But that's another topic altogether, sorry.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:53 PM

Great Photos Paul.

Thanks for Posting.  Keep them coming. Big Smile

 

The Dorfan portion of my collection is relatively small. I have been trying to limit it to the O gauge line.  The lumber car that I posted above came with a home made lumber load.  I have been trying to create a lumber train.

I have limited the variations that I will collect to examples with black trucks with or without brass journal boxes. There are other variations.

Here are two more examples:

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:43 AM

The Ambassador by American Flyer.  Some of my favorite passenger cars.

 

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:43 AM

The Greyhound by Ives.

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:10 PM

"Greyhound"...by MTH Whistling:

Sorry.  Couldn't resist!  Smile, Wink & Grin

I'll redeem myself with one of my favorite photos.  A repro Paya trolley between a Repro #68 and a repro #57:

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:38 PM

Absolutely charming!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:09 AM

Delightful photo Penny.  I think that I have at least one of those trollys packed away somewhere. Thanks for posting.

Here is a #2813 by Lionel from the first train purchase I ever made.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:57 AM

I coming down to the end of the archived photos of the Marx items in my collection. These are the B&O diesels.  I have the caboose too, but apparently I didn't take any photos of it.

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Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:20 PM

Here are some recent acqusitions I made. A 1938 American Flyer Hudson green streamliner set and a lionel OO gauge set. I'm not sure if they're considered tinplate or not but they're all metal and prewar.

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Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:26 PM

Northwoods Flyer

I coming down to the end of the archived photos of the Marx items in my collection. These are the B&O diesels.  I have the caboose too, but apparently I didn't take any photos of it.

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Northwoods, is this the caboose for that Marx set? My brother likes Marx too.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:27 PM

Nice finds JonEddy.  Those streamline cars look excellent.  Thanks for posting.

Yes that is the caboose for the B&O diesels.  Mine is the 8 wheel version.

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Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:52 PM

Thanks, I have a set of the chrome cars too. Now I just need the blue and red versions. Big Smile

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Nice finds JonEddy.  Those streamline cars look excellent.  Thanks for posting.

Yes that is the caboose for the B&O diesels.  Mine is the 8 wheel version.

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Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:22 PM

Northwoods,

   What radius track do you run your streamliner hudson set on?

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:17 PM

JonEddy

Thanks, I have a set of the chrome cars too. Now I just need the blue and red versions. Big Smile

 

Actually I think you will also need the orange cars from the Hiawatha set, and the yellow cars from the Union Pacific set. Wink

 

I believe that the Hudsons were designed to run on the 4 rail whistle track (40" radius?).  I always ran my Hudsons and their streamlined cars on O-48 Fastrack and they operated well.

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Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:19 PM

I figured it wasn't a good idea to run them on O36 curves. I like the Hiawatha and the Union Pacific sets but I can never find all of the cars at once or in nice shape.

JonEddy

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Thanks, I have a set of the chrome cars too. Now I just need the blue and red versions. Big Smile

 

 

Actually I think you will also need the orange cars from the Hiawatha set, and the yellow cars from the Union Pacific set. Wink

 

I believe that the Hudsons were designed to run on the 4 rail whistle track (40" radius?).  I always ran my Hudsons and their streamlined cars on O-48 Fastrack and they operated well.

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Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:29 PM

Marx tin plate tunnel I got at the same time as the Hudson Flyer set.

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Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:35 PM

Funny you mentioned the Hiawatha, I found these sheets for streamline 12" car assembly and the Hiawatha\Burlington Zephyr in a box full of manuals I got yesterday too.

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Posted by JonEddy on Friday, August 28, 2020 7:34 AM

Here is a nice tin plate bridge I came across. Marx is the manufacturer, not sure of the time period though.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, August 28, 2020 10:15 AM

Great posts JonEddy.  I particularly like assembly sheets for the streamliners.  I have not seen those before.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, August 28, 2020 10:23 AM

Here are two variations of the Dorfan 607 caboose:

Black trucks without journal boxes,

and black trucks with brass journals.

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Posted by JonEddy on Friday, August 28, 2020 6:29 PM

I love the Eagle litho cars. This is the engine that came with mine but it isn't the correct one.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:33 AM

The Boadway Limited by American Flyer

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:56 PM

You gents have some great stuff, that's for sure!

Good thing I'm not into tinplate or pre-war or I'd be drooling all over the keyboard.  Yuck!  

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