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« Reply #360 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 3:42pm »
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on Jan 13th, 2017, 7:17am, toptrain wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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* Congratulations ! A nice idea on the build of the trailer carriers. Using shorter flat cars gives it a personal look. Like smaller companies arranged to have empty flats dropped of at their building and they loaded the trailers them selves for shipping.  
* I am trying to figure out who's flat cars you used for the trailer carriers. You used 2 different ones. I have the small MDC ones but my Athearn trailers look bigger on them . Maybe it is just the camera lenses.
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Thanks Frank. They are based on the first trailer carriers that some railroads (ERIE, Lackawanna, New Haven) built in the early 50's - Converted flatcars and even coal hoppers. For the prototype the flat car was 45 feet long and could hold one 20 foot or 35 foot trailer.  
The ERIE flat is from Varney, the other may be an Athearn, but not totally sure. It is 5 1/2 in. The trailers are the smaller ones (3 1/4 in) that are made by a number of different makers. I think that size works the best, but the next size up (35 foot ) will also work.
Endless possibilities with flatcars.


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« Reply #361 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 3:50pm »
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* Here is another built up old wood kit of a Santa Fe Canyon Line reefer. One side has a system map on it, the other The Canyon Line name. These cars should really feel at home here with the Perris station seen to their left.
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Good looking car. The Santa Fe was big on tourism and their cars were good advertisements. The dry ice cars are interesting and you can see how different manufacturers changed the design. I have found this on some older wooden cars that I have also.


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« Reply #362 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 4:15pm »
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Here is my "wooden fleet" pulled by an ERIE 0-8-0. American refrigerator transit, NP, Northern refrigerator car co and an ERIE wood caboose by Silver Streak. I'm always on the look out for an interesting old wooden car.

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« Reply #363 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 8:09pm »
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Here is my "wooden fleet" pulled by an ERIE 0-8-0. American refrigerator transit, NP, Northern refrigerator car co and an ERIE wood caboose by Silver Streak. I'm always on the look out for an interesting old wooden car.

 
 Those old wood reefers of your look great.
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« Reply #364 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 8:13pm »
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Here is a photo of my Tyco Civil war Gray set. I am still a little excited about finding these cars a a good price.  The Georgia Central was the railroad used. The last 3 cars I got today at Allentown mall show. Ammunition carrying box car, Horse car, and low side gondola.  
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« Reply #365 on: Jan 20th, 2017, 4:09pm »
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Talk about "old time railroading" - nice. I like the 4-4-0

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« Reply #366 on: Jan 26th, 2017, 11:26am »
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Here is a new set for me. The Triang "Stevenson Rocket" with 3 period cars from the 1830's. It ran on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. This is one of those aqusisition over a long period of time. The time is 4 or 5 years. Get one here and another there. I still dont have the 3 different car names.  
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« Reply #367 on: Feb 6th, 2017, 8:45am »
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I am trying to make my Mantua Bell of the Eighties run and look better.  
Here it is in a before photo.
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« Reply #368 on: Mar 1st, 2017, 9:29am »
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***  A recent photo of a all Navy switching train. head ended by a Lionel Hustler. This Hustler was a Athearn Hustler acquired by Lionel from Athearn.  I do think it was detailed by Lionel in this Navy paint. It is a standard Athearn Hustler with Hi-Fi drive. The Following year Lionel brought out their own small diesel switcher  with a geared drive. Behind in the 5 car train is a Athearn boxcar custom painted by Bev-Bel in Navy. Two Mantua Hoppers, and two Mantua Flat cars all in Mantua Navy paint.
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« Reply #369 on: Mar 5th, 2017, 3:08pm »
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Interesting. I would have thought this was a set, but I see that you have different manufacturers here.

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« Reply #370 on: Mar 6th, 2017, 5:24am »
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To bad mantua didn't make a Navy Caboose, maybe the bobber would have been good to go with this set. Battleship gray with black lettering. The Athearn blue hustler had a work caboose, a bobber body on a 40' flat car with wood side walls in Navy and matching blue. I don't have one because this is a very hard car to find. I was very lucky just to find the little Navy hustler.
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« Reply #371 on: Mar 12th, 2017, 4:34pm »
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Rivarossi made some interesting cars and locos over the years. I have just a few cars left in the "shop" that are being worked on. This is one of those hideous yellow ERIE bobber cabooses that Rivarossi made and can be found for a few bucks at RR shows. I added metal wheels, some additional weight, couplers and repainted it grey inside and red out, adding decals. For a cheap plastic model it turned out well and is an addition to my "old time" train.

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« Reply #372 on: Apr 26th, 2017, 9:50pm »
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I got this bobber on April 8th at Timonium Maryland. I need a better photo. It is still new in the box.
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« Reply #373 on: Apr 27th, 2017, 9:59pm »
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Looks like the same model Frank, but sold by AHM.

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« Reply #374 on: Apr 28th, 2017, 6:16am »
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Yep, that's it alright. A Rivarossi bobber caboose. Mantua, Tyco, Rivarossi and Fleischmann all made 2 window bobber cabooses. Bachmann made a 3 window one for a long time. Now they also make a 2 window type. The three window one, maybe because it is different looks a little better.  
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« Reply #375 on: Apr 30th, 2017, 12:49pm »
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I collect and run HO trains. Marx and Gilbert are the two I like the best. In Marx it is still possible to get small sets at a reasonable price. I have 6 Marx made sets. 3 are made for sale by Marx and for Marx. 2 are made by Marx for sale by Sears. 1 is made by Marx for sale in other department stores toy departments. All have Marx packaging with their train products inside. Only the box cover art, on top, is different. 3 say "Marx", 2 "Sears", the last "HO Train Set".
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My roundhouse area today 5-31-17.
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I am trying to make my Mantua Bell of the Eighties run and look better.  
Here it is in a before photo.
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* With my bell of the eighties, every time I pick it up, the split cab keeps getting out of aligning and looks bad. I will redo the loco and try for a new look. I have seen photos of older 4-4-0's from the 1860 and some had larger cabs. I may as well refinish the loco also. I have a brass tender of the period to replace the broken Mantua one.  
* first a look at the loco apart.
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« Reply #378 on: Jul 4th, 2017, 8:04am »
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Here is the bottom of the new tender showing the manufacturers nameplate.
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Here I have replaced the Headlight and Bell. I have a different smoke stack.
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