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Posted by JonEddy on Saturday, August 29, 2020 4:29 PM

Well this has escalated quickly Northwoods, I went to a local train store that has lots of prewar Lionel and very rarely some American Flyer but it is gone as quickly as he gets it. Not today though......

He got this set of cars with the matching Hudson and tender. Someone had spoken for the engine and tender but didn't want to buy the cars because he already had a set. He also had two sets of Hiawatha's one was spoken for and I'm getting the other one which has the whistling tender that works. It needs a couple of wheels replaced, that they're ordering. I'll post pics when I pick it up. 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:46 PM

These cars are much larger than most. At one time, I wanted to put together a whole train of these big cars. I wound up with only the caboose...

But, I did put together a complete train of the smaller pre war cars...

Oh, sorry! I'm talking about the Lionel 2813, 2817 and such...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:26 PM

Many of these cars were carried over to the early postwar years, with new trucks and couplers.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:28 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:30 PM

A full train of these cars!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:49 AM

The Blue Racer by Ives.

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, August 30, 2020 6:52 PM

Is that the shade they call "Cadet" or "Kadet"?

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:49 PM

Yes it is known as Cadet Blue.

Before I found the engine I had the cars paired with an Ives tender and an American Flyer #401.

They look nice together and I like the 3260 in Cadet Blue with the cars too.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, August 31, 2020 9:11 AM

Lionel 2814

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:27 AM

 

The Wells Fargo set from Marx.

Again, a stretch for the "Tinplate" category, but its the last of the Marx portion of the collection that I have available.

Another set to which I added an additional car.

I apologize for the poor quality of the photos.  They were taken a long time ago with an old camera I was using at the time.

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Posted by JonEddy on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:03 PM

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I apologize for the poor quality of the photos.  They were taken a long time ago with an old camera I was using at the time.

They look good to me, nice Marx set!

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:41 PM

A REEEEEAAAAALLLLLYYYYYY extended vision caboose?  Wink

A Bekh and a Marx.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:46 PM

I've got one of those Marx "Tales of Wells Fargo" sets! Got it for Christmas when I was six or seven years old.  Actually, all that's left of the set is the train, the rest of the pieces disappeared long ago.

Still runs and smokes too!  

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:06 AM

Here are two variations of the O gauge Pennsylvania box car by Dorfan.

Without journal boxes....

And with brass journal boxes....

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:23 AM

Set #1726   Northwestern Freight  from American Flyer

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, September 4, 2020 10:51 AM

The Green Mountain Express   1926-1927   by Ives

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:57 AM

#2817  Red Hopper by Lionel

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:47 AM

When a person collects toy trains, on occasion people will find trains for you at garage and estate sales.  Last year my wife's boss bought a box of trains for me at a garage sale. I finally found the box in the storage building this week.  They are Marx; so I have some items to add to that part the collection.

This is a 556 caboose by Marx.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:36 PM

Lots of great trains on this thread!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, September 7, 2020 10:13 AM

New York Central gondola by Dorfan.

Black trucks without journals.

Black trucks with brass journals.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:40 AM

American Flyer  Wide Gauge #4644

Green with grey frame

Green with black frame

Red with grey frame

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:48 AM

Ives apparently used the same name for two sets.  A few entries back I posted one version of the Green Mountain Express.

Here is the second set with the same name.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:26 AM

Lionel #2811 Lumber

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, September 11, 2020 9:37 AM

Marx   4485   State of Maine Products

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Posted by JonEddy on Friday, September 11, 2020 5:25 PM

The American Flyer Dixie Queen Set #1314 circa 1930-31

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:40 AM

Beautiful set Jon.  Now you can start your search for the violet/blue version.  Wink

Thanks for posting.

 

My offering for today.  O gauge Indian Refining Oil Tanker by Dorfan.

Black trucks without journals.

Black trucks with brass journals.

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Posted by JonEddy on Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:43 PM

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Beautiful set Jon.  Now you can start your search for the violet/blue version.   Thanks for posting.

Maybe after i get a nice Bluebird set. I keep getting outbid on the nice ones. Sad

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:05 PM

To compliment JonEddy's posting here are the two versions of the Dixie Queen by American Flyer.

This is the blue variation like JonEddy's

I was fortunate to get it with its matching individual boxes.

This is the blue/violet variation (no boxes this time).

It's difficult to see the color differences in these photos, however it is more apparent when you see them in person.

Two obvious differences are that the blue variation has the car number stamped on the side while the blue/violet version has A.F.L. stamped on the side.  The bottom of the frames are also different.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, September 14, 2020 9:58 AM

The O gauge Ives Limited from 1927 - by Ives of course.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, September 14, 2020 6:43 PM

LIONEL 106 Bridge

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