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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:49 PM

fife,

I like your use of the Lionel 106. Your layout is looking great.  And thanks for noticing the color coding.

2815 tank car by Lionel

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Posted by JonEddy on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:44 PM

How about a nice custom painted tin plate? American Flyer 4667 I got on eBay that was repainted horribly. I just got done repainting it a custom prewar Lionel Midnight Blue. I left the frame original and just cleaned up as much of the repaint red as I could.

Before:

After:

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:38 PM

JonEddy

How about a nice custom painted tin plate? American Flyer 4667 I got on eBay that was repainted horribly. I just got done repainting it a custom prewar Lionel Midnight Blue. I left the frame original and just cleaned up as much of the repaint red as I could.

Before:

After:

After

 

OMG!

Lookin' sharp! Great job!

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Posted by JonEddy on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:14 AM

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OMG! Lookin' sharp! Great job! Paul

Thanks!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:27 AM

Nice work Jon.  Are you going to restore passenger cars to match?

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Posted by JonEddy on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:45 AM

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Nice work Jon.  Are you going to restore passenger cars to match?

Maybe, I don't want to do that to nice original examples but if I can find some beat up\repainted passenger cars I will. I did think about maybe painting a red, white, and blue set too.

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:18 PM

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I got on eBay that was repainted horribly

I've had more than a few pieces with the same problem.  What, did they have a sale on red paint somewhere that I never heard of?  Wink  Why are the crappy repaints always RED?  Laugh

Here's one of the victims of "the red menace":

 

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Posted by JonEddy on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:13 PM

pennytrains
've had more than a few pieces with the same problem.  What, did they have a sale on red paint somewhere that I never heard of?    Why are the crappy repaints always RED?  Here's one of the victims of "the red menace":

Wow, it looks very happy now! It must be resale red for ebay. Big Smile

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:11 AM

Union Pacific box car #126432 by Dorfan

black trucks no journals (the only version that I have so far)

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, September 18, 2020 8:58 AM

The Commander by American Flyer  Wide Gauge

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Posted by JonEddy on Friday, September 18, 2020 9:36 AM

Northwood,

    Do you happen to have any pics of the Flyer wide gauge Brigadier set? I believe it consisted of a red 4644, one red pullman, and a red observation car. Does that sound right? A friend said it had black spoked steamer wheels on it too. 

       Thanks,

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, September 18, 2020 9:52 AM

Hi Jon,

I have the Brigadier set. However the only photo I have of it is in the wall display I had before we moved.

This is a cropped photo and shows minimal detail.

This is the engine for the set.

I believe that the engine is re-wheeled so I can't be too much help with what the original wheels were like.  The set is in storage so I will have to go looking for it.

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Posted by JonEddy on Friday, September 18, 2020 9:01 PM

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believe that the engine is re-wheeled so I can't be too much help with what the original wheels were like.  The set is in storage so I will have to go looking for it.

No problem, it looks like they are the black spoked wheels used on the steam locos. The red 4644 I acquired doesn't have the number plate, just 4 American Flyer plates. It is stamped with the 4644 R\C in white on the frame but someone had removed the original motor and replaced it with one without the reversing switch and geared to lionel style steamer wheels. Luckily I have an extra motor Big Smile

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:09 AM

1928   Fort Orange set  by Ives

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:30 AM

#2816  Hopper by Lionel

This is the rubber stamped version. Notice the "New" date

It is in tough condition.  This is the way I got it when I bought it in 1966 at the age of 12.  It lived a tough life before I got it.  It must have been a hard worker. Wink

 

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, September 21, 2020 9:30 AM

#553 Tank Car by Marx

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:33 AM

#610 Derrick by Dorfan

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:08 AM

Set #1350  New Paul Revere  by American Flyer

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:07 AM

This is one of my favorite sets from Ives. The orange cars with green roofs are from approximately 1923-1924 according to the Ives Train Society site.

There is also a full baggage car #131 that I am still looking for.

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:10 PM

It's certainly deserving!  Big Smile

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Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:58 PM

A couple of Bing O gauge cars I acquired today.

And a couple of Flyer pieces too. The 3020 doesn't run though Huh?

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, September 25, 2020 10:26 AM

Nice Bing Jon.  I don't have any in my collection.

 

#2812 gondola by Lionel

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Posted by JonEddy on Friday, September 25, 2020 11:45 AM

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Nice Bing Jon.  I don't have any in my collection.

Other than a Bing O-Gauge motor I found with some spare parts this is the first I've ever seen in person. The detail on that cattle car is amazing!

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Posted by rrswede on Friday, September 25, 2020 12:04 PM

Jon, thank you for sharing. I agree with you. The detail on the cattle car is amazing.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:18 PM

#555 Box Car by Marx

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:54 AM

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:17 PM

fife,

Beauty in Black and White.......... and orange. Thumbs Up

Pennsylvania Hopper by Dorfan.  Black trucks with brass journals version.

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:05 PM

Lookin good Fife!   Big Smile

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:46 PM

One of my favorites:

Sandwiched between Dorfan and Ives gondolas no less.  Big Smile

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Posted by JonEddy on Monday, September 28, 2020 8:59 AM

A little Bing water tower and my first Ives engine I found this weekend at an outdoor train show here in St Louis, yes an actual train show! It was small but still a train show. fyi, the tower cost as much as the engine! Surprise

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