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« Reply #780 on: Nov 29th, 2016, 10:44am »
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**  Well you can't go wrong with Athearn Blue box locos and cars. They are made well and last. The newer Genesis locos and the present company have their problems. I learned and just wont ever get them again. They used up there 3 strikes. There out!
* It is good to see someone repainting again. Don't forget to post a photo of your work once done.  Cant waite to see it.
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« Reply #781 on: Dec 4th, 2016, 10:07am »
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** A old Varney all metal F3a dated 1947. One of the new ones. Ha, Ha ! Got it from a friend. Oiled it, cleaned the pick-up wheels put it on a test track and--------- etc. etc.--.
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« Reply #782 on: Dec 9th, 2016, 4:35pm »
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That is one rugged looking engine. They don't make them like that anymore for sure.

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« Reply #783 on: Dec 10th, 2016, 9:26am »
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Actually Hobbytown of Boston made a F3a and b with die cast bodies and their drive system. The company has been purchased and products should be aviable soon.
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« Reply #784 on: Dec 20th, 2016, 7:35am »
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*  Here is a not to good photo of a pair of HObbyline FA1's. #2100 is powered and #2200 is a dummy. That is how they were offered.  
* Now the dies for these FA1's went to Lionel and became their FA1 sold starting in 1958 and on.
* FA1's were made in die cast metal by John English earlier and continued to be made by them till that 1957 date that the company assets were sold off. HObbyline and John English were the same company. One there plastic line of trains. The other their die cast line. A FB1 was also made in die cast metal.
* Another company making metal FA1's A&B's was Lindsay. Their bodies were made to accept a drive frame, where on English ones trucks attached directly to the body. Lindsay also made FA2's in A&B models.  
* Hobbytown acquired the Lindsay castings and used them right up to now.  
 
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« Reply #785 on: Jan 12th, 2017, 8:29am »
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** Well here is a oldie. A IMP Old Time 2-8-0. 1960'ish. Maybe a Akane.model?
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« Reply #786 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 4:28pm »
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All metal, Brass? It looks heavy.

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« Reply #787 on: Jan 15th, 2017, 6:17pm »
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The 2-8-0 Old Timer is the Akain Ma and Pa.
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« Reply #788 on: Jan 26th, 2017, 11:12am »
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Todays locomotive is one made in another country, and is a English prototype. It is a OO model of the Stevenson's Rocket, and runs on HO track. Made by Triang and sold in this country by the "American Train and Track Company". This also had a smoke unit in the stack.  
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« Reply #789 on: Jan 30th, 2017, 7:53am »
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**   Here is what I have been working on for most of the last 2 weeks. A reworking of a old mantua Bell of the Eighties.  
* I got the old paint striped off. Repainted Russian Iron and different greens. Original tender had a section of the tender cracked off. I have a Akane-Gem spare tender to use. I replaced the steam dome, and the painted sand dome. I replaced the bell and headlight with decorative Kemtron parts. I put on a shorter draw bar. The cab looks bad having no detail. And that split cab keeps separating and the roof gets loose. Need to get a better cab.  
* Here is the boiler detail now.
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« Reply #790 on: Feb 1st, 2017, 9:10pm »
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A lot can be done with that engine. I like the blue color and the Kemtron brass parts you added.

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« Reply #791 on: Feb 17th, 2017, 9:19am »
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My new to me Hornby Electric. "Electra"  BR Rails.  
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« Reply #792 on: Feb 20th, 2017, 7:53pm »
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Another Marx 0-4-0 with tender locomotive, is the NYC switcher #20. The rear coupler cover is replaced with one with a pin to connect the tender draw bar to. I have this one and the Santa Fe one. I don't have the  Western Pacific or the New Haven switcher type wit tenders. Still looking for them. I do have the Santa-Fe and NYC switcher types. Because the NYC comes with two different heralds and I have none of the round herald type, it probably comes in both with and without tender. I have neither.  
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** Over in England OO and HO models are still common and appreciated. The Dapol company has made a couple of smaller 0-4-0t and 0-6-0t locos I was able to get from a friend there. One is this one a 0-6-0t of the W&D, named Warrington. A very good looking 0-6-0t inside connected saddle tanked.  
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** The other is this much smaller, half the size 0-4-0t of the LNY Dapol calls the PUG.  
 
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« Reply #795 on: Mar 7th, 2017, 1:21pm »
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* Here is a new to me TYCO Shark-nose with a early Athearn geared drive.
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 A second view of the Tyco Shark in a hears looking at U view.
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« Reply #797 on: Mar 14th, 2017, 11:30am »
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The shark is a classic in the NYC scheme. What is the make of the two C&O cab units in the stalls? I don't think I have seen those before.

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The shark is a classic in the NYC scheme. What is the make of the two C&O cab units in the stalls? I don't think I have seen those before.

 
***  Hey Fan; all are Tyco-Mantua. I try to run all my trains at least once a year. The Shark is a TYCO body with a Globe drive. The two C&O's are a harder to find Mantua paint skeam. The Orange F2A is a Marx.
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This is the Pacific Fast Mail ( United ) Santa-Fe 2-8-0 from the Timoninum Maryland train show a couple of week ago. I actualy owned it for 2 weeks. My son has it now. Also has my old time Akane 2-8-0 he will be refinishing for me. We never spoke of what road name he would put on it. This PFM 2-8-0 is a pre 1960 one. They were made for 5 years previous to 1960. This is the date where PFM started to use brass casting parts on their engines. The one in the photo has both turnings and shaped parts on it. Also a few castings. main one is the compressor. The others are small.  
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