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Posted by fifedog on Monday, February 15, 2021 8:30 AM

Handsome boxcars.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:40 AM

Lionel/Ives transition era box car.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9:35 AM

Here are some additional Lionel/Ives transition pieces. 

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:43 PM

Set #1344  The Potomac  by American Flyer

 

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:53 AM

One more set of transition era Lionel/Ives transition cars.  This time in red.

I'm not sure which engine pulled this set of cars.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:14 PM

Penny,

They don't come up very often, but I have seen them on eBay.  This hobby is all about patience and waiting for one to show up.  I have been looking for the yellow and blue version for years.

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:45 PM

Since I have a Lionel 1690, a 1691 and two Ives 1690's I've been searching for a L-I 1651E to complete the set.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:51 AM

Lionel - Ives

Just for good measure here is the #1651E with Lionel-Ives Lines livery.

The set came to me with Ives R.R. Lines cars.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:15 AM

Lionel - Ives

Here are the same cars in Lionel Lines livrey.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:19 AM

Lionel - Ives

Here is the Ives version of this set.

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:32 PM

I've always liked those.  I guess it has something to do with the cab windows.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:34 PM

Here are some examples of the Lionel - Ives transition era equipment.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, January 15, 2021 3:21 PM

#86000 Delaware, Lackawawanna and Western Hopper by Marx

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:44 PM

The 2004/4004 Crossing Set with Automatic Bell by American Flyer came in 2 variations. It was made up of a #214 Watchman Tower and a #2222 Crossing Gate.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:29 AM

#28500 Lehigh Valley High Sided Gondola by Marx

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:48 AM

2 - #2640 Pullman and #2641 Observation in green by Lionel to run behind my 224e.

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:46 PM

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Station Platform No. 91 by American Flyer

I've never seen that one before.  Simple construction yet extremely effective!  Big SmileThumbs Up

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:39 AM

I believe that these are Saratoga cars from circa 1914 - 1916 by Ives.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, January 1, 2021 10:33 AM

Station Platform No. 91 by American Flyer

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Happy New Year 2021!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:16 AM

No. 554 Northern Pacific General Coal Co.  Hopper by Marx

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, December 28, 2020 9:43 AM

I had some time over the Holiday and managed to rummage through some boxes. This is engine #224E and tender #2224W by Lionel.

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Posted by JonEddy on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:04 AM

Here is a little Lionel Jr Streamliner I recently picked up. It runs like a demon, just needs to be cleaned up a bit.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:00 AM

Here is a representation of Set No. 502  "The Managers Special" by Ives.

The only difference is that the actual set shown in the catalog has the lighted version of the cars.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, December 11, 2020 4:02 PM

OK, if that's the case then something's wrong.

Looking at the picture of the underside of the car I see there's a circular "connector." Looks like wires come from the left and attach to screws at 11 o'clock and 7 o'clock.  I'd assume the wires from the right side should attach to the screws at 1 o'clock and 5 o'clock. The screw post at 5 has nothing attached to it.  Try that and see if that second light comes to life, assuming the bulb's good. 

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Friday, December 11, 2020 11:31 AM

O gauge #435 by American Flyer

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:37 PM

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Look at it this way, if it works, it's correct!

 

That's the problem.  What looks right only lights one lamp.  I can't get both to light at the same time.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:34 PM

Look at it this way, if it works, it's correct!

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:30 PM

Possibly the only thing in my collection that has the distinction of being at least slightly rare is my 520:

This is the Type IV car that had the green painted over the terra-cotta resulting in a crackle finish:

Looking through the wiring holes on the underside you can get a better idea of what shade of green it was way back when:

By the way, is this wiring correct?

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:23 AM

I have come to the end of items in my collection from Marx. If I come across anything else or purchase something I will add it back into the rotation. So for now let me reprise the Union Pacific M10000 by Marx.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:34 AM

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I try to avoid adding 4 wheel cars to the collection.  I like the realism of 8 wheel cars. ( What a joke, this is tinplate we are talking about.) 

Don't feel bad, I kind of do the same thing on my own layout, that is, not mixing up eras or different 'roads from said eras, then I have to remind myself "For crying out loud, they're TOY TRAINS!  Stop sweating historical authenticity!  Relax!"  

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