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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, August 3, 2020 9:26 AM

I think that Marx made some beautiful lithographed tin trains.  I made up a unit train with New York Central equipment.  I particularly like the Pacemaker scheme.

Not NYC but it looks good with the other cars.

 

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:14 PM

A small portion of my collection is Lionel.  I wanted a few good representations of what they produced.  Over the years I have been able to find some excellent examples in very good condition.

This is the O Gauge Baby Blue Comet.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:28 PM

I think it is called that in collector's circles.  In the 1930 catalog it is called "The Tiger".

I have a second pullman for my set so I guess it can be The Halloween Set.

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:44 PM

Didn't they also call that one the "Halloween set"?

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:37 PM

Cool!

With that color scheme I can see why it's called a "Tiger" set!

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Tinplate Heritage Photos
Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:24 AM

For over 12 years the thread on Prewar American Flyer Photos has been active.  During that time I have added to my American Flyer collection and posted photos.  I have also expanded the collection to include tinplate trains from other manufacturers.  Few of those photos have been posted here on Classic Toy Trains. I want to invite folks who have tinplate equipment in their collections to post photos of their tinplate here. If you have one piece, a set, or tinplate passed down through your family please post photos here.  If you have American Flyer tinplate feel free to post it in both threads.

Tinplate trains are the forebearers of the toy train collecting and model railroading hobbies.  Lets work together to document the seeds of inspiration for the present day hobbies.  

Let me start out with an example from Ives.

This is the Wide Gauge set "The Tiger" from 1930.

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