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SUNDAY PUZZLE FUN 4-25-21 THE FORGOTTEN GAUGE
Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:43 PM

Believe it or not, it's been a year since since I started posting these little brain teasers.  At that time, I had roughly 40 puzzles made up and hoped that I'd have enough inspiration to at least stretch it out for 52 weeks. Of course, it was also intended as a bit of relief for the pandemic "stay at home order blues" we were all suffering from.  Well, I'm happy to say that my total of prepared puzzles went from 40 to 66 during the last 12 months and since this one here is number 51, that means I can at least coast for awhile before I have to write anything new!  Which is good because I've been busy packing up a lot of my resource material in preparation for an impending move.  Wink

As many of you know, I recently suffered an enourmous loss and I'm very, very grateful for all the kind words and prayers a lot of you have sent my way!  Bow  I hope doing these again will help me discover a new sense of normalcy for my life and hopefully I can get to 100!  Big Smile

THE FORGOTTEN GAUGE
75 WORDS

 

BEWARE BACKWARDS ANSWERS

  1. (_ _ _ _ _ _)-O.  Most of us don’t (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) it, but many of us would like to.  But it’s not just a (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) realm of collecting, it’s a little (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) to some of us as well.
  2. Elliott (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) owned a (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) based manufacturing company named (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _), and based on the OO entry in Tom (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) and James (_ _ _ _ _ ‘ _) book on Standard Gauge, (_ _ _ _ _ _) may have (_ _ _ _ _ _ _)-engineered their OO (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) cars from models they purchased.
  3. Quoting the book, “Donnelley always maintained that Lionel’s first cars were, as they say in the (_ _ _ _ _ _) business, ‘(_ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _)’.”
  4. How Lionel made it’s entry into OO (_ _ _ _ _) is a curiosity, but let’s focus instead on the (_ _ _ _ _ _) since most evidence to their origins is hard to come by.
  5. There was only one (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) in Lionel’s (_ _ _ _ _ _) double-O gauge line; the scale (_ _ _ _ _ _).  There were, however, (_ _ _ _) versions of that 4-6-4.
  6. The 001E, introduced in 1938, first included a miniature drawbar (_ _ _) with it’s own tiny (_ _ _ _ _).  In 1939 the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) design for the super-(_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _), (_ _ _ _ _)-rail version employed a (_ _ _ _ _ _)-loaded pin which it would retain through 1942.
  7. Also in 1939, Lionel offered (_ _ _)-rail and (_ _ _ _)-scale versions of the 001E.  Besides the drawbar, and all of the locos being sold with either (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) equipped or plain (_ _ _ _ _ _ _), these are the only variations to collect.
  8. The 003E differed from the 001E by having (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) drivers on the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ ‘ _) side, a (_ _ _ _) and jack arrangement between cab and tender, and it’s (_ _ _ _ _), trailing and tender (_ _ _ _ _ _) were (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) for two-rail operation.
  9. The 002E and 004E lacked the elaborate (_ _ _ _ _ _) and (_ _ _ _ _) gear, plus smaller details like (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) on the tenders.  The pilot (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) was also absent from the less (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) locos.
  10. For 1938 Lionel also illustrated the Nos. 0081KW and 0081K Hudsons in (_ _ _) form in the catalog.  However, whether they were produced or not remains open for debate.
  11. Turning to the (_ _ _ _), there were only four models.  The Nos. 0014 (_ _ _ _ _ _), 0015 (_ _ _ _) car, 0016 two-bay (_ _ _ _ _ _) and the 0017 (_ _ _ _ _ _ _), which were designed for the 3-rail sets led things off.
  12. Lionel misread the market in 1938 when it painted the first 0014 boxcars (_ _ _ _ _ _) and lettered them for the (_ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _).  Similarly, they lettered the 0017 caboose for the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) Railroad to go with their scale (_ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _) Hudsons.  (Not a combination a scale model railroader would likely buy.)
  13. For 1939, semi-scale versions of the box, tank and (_ _ _ _ _) cars were offered as the Nos. 0024, 0025 & 0027 3-rail models, and 0074, 0075 & 0077 cars for 2-rail (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _).  The more detailed 2-rail versions, the Nos. 0044, 0045 & 0047 were only just barely different, but the group included the 0046 hopper.
  14. All four of these were produced as kits and sold for 25 (_ _ _ _ _) less than their (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) counterparts.  The kits included (_ _ _ _ _ _), a brush and “(_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) car markings”.
  15. Lionel’s OO track was ahead of it’s time.  (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) track with an integral (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) with (_ _ _ _) was a new concept in the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) toy train market.  Made of bakelite, the 1938 track had a spring clip joining the (_ _ _ _ _ _) rails that later production lacked.
  16. Trains came in sets of 3 or 4 cars without a (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _).  Four car (_ _ _ _ _)-Detailed trains included the (_ _ _ - _ _ _ _) hopper with (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) Pacific markings which was (_ _ _ _) in 1938 and (_ _ _ _ _) from 39 to 42.  Two-rail whistle sets cost $2.50 (_ _ _ _) than their three-rail counterparts and all four (0090W, 0080W, 0092W & 0082W) cost $4.75 more than sets without a (_ _ _ _ _ - _ _) whistle.
  17. Lionel’s (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) claimed the OO Hudson had six (_ _ _ _ _ _) of drawbar (_ _ _ _), and using some fancy arithmetic equated that to “165,919 LBS” of scale pull, or “(_ _ _ _ _ _) the pull of the prototype.”  Too bad they didn’t focus instead on the fact that they finally had trains that looked right with their Nos. 189 & 191 (_ _ _ _ _ _) and the No. 184 (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _).

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:38 AM

Glad to see you back. I hope things are working out for you.

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:51 PM

Thanks!  "Best that I can" would be the best way of describing how it's going.  I'm trying to figure out how to become an apartment dweller, and possibly a studio apartment dweller at that.  I'll have to sell or (gulp) destroy about 90% of my stuff including trains.  So 10% of my O and 90% of my standard gauge stay while all the G, S, HO & N plus a lot of magazines and catalogs have to go.  But, what can ya do?  Keep the best and make something new.  Smile

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, May 1, 2021 5:04 PM

 

THE FORGOTTEN GAUGE
75 WORDS

 

BEWARE BACKWARDS ANSWERS

  1. (DOUBLE)-O.  Most of us don’t (COLLECT) it, but many of us would like to.  But it’s not just a (FORGOTTEN) realm of collecting, it’s a little (MYSTERIOUS) to some of us as well.
  2. Elliott (DONNELLEY) owned a (CHICAGO) based manufacturing company named (SCALECRAFT), and based on the OO entry in Tom (MCCOMAS) and James (TOUHY ‘ S) book on Standard Gauge, (LIONEL) may have (REVERSE)-engineered their OO (FREIGHT) cars from models they purchased.
  3. Quoting the book, “Donnelley always maintained that Lionel’s first cars were, as they say in the (DESIGN) business, ‘(KNOCK - OFFS)’.”
  4. How Lionel made it’s entry into OO (GAUGE) is a curiosity, but let’s focus instead on the (MODELS) since most evidence to their origins is hard to come by.
  5. There was only one (LOCOMOTIVE) in Lionel’s (PREWAR) double-O gauge line; the scale (HUDSON).  There were, however, (FOUR) versions of that 4-6-4.
  6. The 001E, introduced in 1938, first included a miniature drawbar (PIN) with it’s own tiny (CHAIN).  In 1939 the (DRAWBAR) design for the super-(DETAILED), (THREE)-rail version employed a (SPRING)-loaded pin which it would retain through 1942.
  7. Also in 1939, Lionel offered (TWO)-rail and (SEMI)-scale versions of the 001E.  Besides the drawbar, and all of the locos being sold with either (WHISTLE) equipped or plain (TENDERS), these are the only variations to collect.
  8. The 003E differed from the 001E by having (BAKELITE) drivers on the (FIREMAN ‘ S) side, a (PLUG) and jack arrangement between cab and tender, and it’s (PILOT), trailing and tender (TRUCKS) were (INSULATED) for two-rail operation.
  9. The 002E and 004E lacked the elaborate (PIPING) and (VALVE) gear, plus smaller details like (HANDRAILS) on the tenders.  The pilot (COUPLER) was also absent from the less (EXPENSIVE) locos.
  10. For 1938 Lionel also illustrated the Nos. 0081KW and 0081K Hudsons in (KIT) form in the catalog.  However, whether they were produced or not remains open for debate.
  11. Turning to the (CARS), there were only four models.  The Nos. 0014 (BOXCAR), 0015 (TANK) car, 0016 two-bay (HOPPER) and the 0017 (CABOOSE), which were designed for the 3-rail sets led things off.
  12. Lionel misread the market in 1938 when it painted the first 0014 boxcars (YELLOW) and lettered them for the (LIONEL - LINES).  Similarly, they lettered the 0017 caboose for the (PENNSYLVANIA) Railroad to go with their scale (NEW - YORK - CENTRAL) Hudsons.  (Not a combination a scale model railroader would likely buy.)
  13. For 1939, semi-scale versions of the box, tank and (CABIN) cars were offered as the Nos. 0024, 0025 & 0027 3-rail models, and 0074, 0075 & 0077 cars for 2-rail (OPERATION).  The more detailed 2-rail versions, the Nos. 0044, 0045 & 0047 were only just barely different, but the group included the 0046 hopper.
  14. All four of these were produced as kits and sold for 25 (CENTS) less than their (ASSEMBLED) counterparts.  The kits included (PAINTS), a brush and “(DECALCOMANIA) car markings”.
  15. Lionel’s OO track was ahead of it’s time.  (SECTIONAL) track with an integral (ROADBED) with (TIES) was a new concept in the (AMERICAN) toy train market.  Made of bakelite, the 1938 track had a spring clip joining the (CENTER) rails that later production lacked.
  16. Trains came in sets of 3 or 4 cars without a (TRANSFORMER).  Four car (SUPER)-Detailed trains included the (DIE - CAST) hopper with (SOUTHERN) Pacific markings which was (GRAY) in 1938 and (BLACK) from 39 to 42.  Two-rail whistle sets cost $2.50 (MORE) than their three-rail counterparts and all four (0090W, 0080W, 0092W & 0082W) cost $4.75 more than sets without a (BUILT - IN) whistle.
  17. Lionel’s (ADVERTISING) claimed the OO Hudson had six (OUNCES) of drawbar (PULL), and using some fancy arithmetic equated that to “165,919 LBS” of scale pull, or “(TRIPLE) the pull of the prototype.”  Too bad they didn’t focus instead on the fact that they finally had trains that looked right with their Nos. 189 & 191 (VILLAS) and the No. 184 (BUNGALOWS).

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