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« Reply #180 on: Jan 23rd, 2016, 7:39am »
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** A second view of the same area from a different direction shows a few more locos out in front of the roundhouse doors.


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« Reply #181 on: Aug 15th, 2016, 6:40pm »
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* Well it is time for another of my service area photos. Here is todays.  
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« Reply #182 on: Aug 15th, 2016, 7:23pm »
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 * Looking at the photo to tell you what I see around the service area is. Closest track, left hand side is a Pennsy A5 0-4-0 switcher. Made by HObbyline around 1956. It has a plastic body. Behind it is a Pennsy B6 0-6-0 switcher. Made by Gilbert it is their #155. This is the first of this type loco made by them. 5 other of this type will follow 433, 31004, 31019, 31031, and last 31036. Behind that is the standard Mantua/Tyco 0-6-0 switcher. This one uses plastic bodies an metal frames. You can tell by the three domes. If there were only 2 the boiler would also be made of metal. A little operating hand car is last. Made by Bachmann.
* Next track from the left. First a blue 4-6-0 loco named the Royal Blue made by New one of Japan and sold by Aristo-Craft. A 1950's model train. Behind it is a 0-4-0c Mantua Camelback. Made from the 1990 to today. Plastic and metal in construction.
*  Next track from the left. A unique little loco made of all metal. Built by New one of Japan. But unlike the Royal Blue, not sold by Aristo-Craft, but a company named SILVINE. Later on a plastic version of this loco would be sold for a long time by life like. Behind this is another Gilbert 0-6-0 switcher PRR #433. Behind this is another Mantua Camelback 0-4-0c switcher. This one much older than the previous listed loco here in this topic. This one is all metal. Of brass and cast metal construction. Made post war to the late 1950's Behind that is another Plastic and cast metal Mantua 0-4-0c camelback like the first one spoke of here.
* I will combine the last 2 tracks here. First a Black, tuscan, silver and Russian Iron colored 4-4-0c camelback. One of my pride and joys. A one of a kind, for this loco is a scratch built body on a available locomotive drive. Here in Railfan forums are much better photos of it and a full step by step on how I built it. Last loco is a B&O 0-6-0t side tanker made by Mantua. It is all metal made from 1958 or so to the 1990's. that is all the locos you can see in this photo.
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« Reply #183 on: Nov 24th, 2016, 1:46pm »
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It is Thanksgiving Day. Nothing is moving except for Passenger trains bringing people home to their families. The locomotive service area has no activity except for the Hostlers moving locomotives around for work to be done on Monday. A B&O passenger train is expected to pass soon.  
* Erie Mike 505 is coaling for a late Sunday freight.
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** A look at the service area shows a pair of very different F7A locomotives. The Canadian Pacific is a Mantua, and the Southern Pacific is a Athearn. A Marx NYC switcher is behind them and further back is a old Athearn GP7 renamed ANNA from Santa Fe.  A good assortment of power and American manufactures.
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« Reply #185 on: Mar 7th, 2017, 1:27pm »
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In the service area today are a Tyco Shark-nose leaving the turntable. A Athearn GP7 in renamed Santa-Fe colors, with a Marx NYC 0-4-0 behind.
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« Reply #186 on: Jun 22nd, 2017, 4:46pm »
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*** Here my 2 Gilbert B&O 0-6-0- switcher's are seen at the Frankford roundhouse at Bergen Point. Though they are Altoona Built Pennsy B6 class they wound up on the B&ORR.  
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A New York Central 4-8-2 I have seen after coaling up at the tower. New York Central calls their 4-8-2's Mohawk's.
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A smaller version of big power. Two saddle tankers and two side tankers have been serviced and are ready to back to the tight curves of city back streets. all are 0-4-0T's. Left to right are Tyco-Mantua NYC saddle tank 0-4-0t, Tyco-Mantua NYC side tank 0-4-0t, Rivarossi B&O saddle tank 0-4-0t, And last a Marx NYC 0-4-0t side tank locomotive.  
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« Reply #189 on: Oct 2nd, 2017, 7:57am »
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*If anyone is a northeast HO model collector here, and you remember Nat Polks train company "The American Hobby Center", AHC. You may remember when Nat started and sold HO trains under the corporate name Aristo-Craft. He had a line of HO die-cast locomotives made by New One.They were last known for large G scale models. Well as a HO'er my interest is in The old diecast locomotives made by the HO train Co, Aristo-Craft, also Silvine for they were all made in Japan by a company who label was "New One".  * *Now a few years ago a friend, catfordken ( his online name) acquired what appears to be another uncataloged 0-4-0t. This one is a saddle-tanker, as opposed to a side-tanker. Model HO collectors are well aware of Silvine's 0-4-0t teakettle HO locomotive. I have a few of them still in their original boxes. I even have a pair I repainted for both the CRRofNJ and the P&R. Now Kenny has swapped locos with me and I now have this oddball locomotive in my collection, for which I am now a very happy person. Thank you, Kenny.
 
The side tanker to the left is the original Silvine model. The saddle tank to the right is the unknown engine. Most likely a second Silvine release. Berney Paul over in Philadelphia ( The HO Train Co., HOTCO, AHM) also imported HO trains made by New One. Maybe this was one of his.
* This 0-4-0t saddle-tanker is lettered in a like manner to the Silvine teakettle with the difference being the loco number. Only a word Japan is on the bottom plate. The new one name is absent. Has anyone ever seen this HO die-cast engine before and know who sold it.
* Here is a photo of the little people at the Frankford roundhouse doing an acceptance inspection of this rare HO train.


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Another group of locomotives awaits there to turn on the turntable to a ready track. the three locomotives in the forefront were made by New One in Japan. I repainted the one on the left and the center. The other is a factory paint scheme.
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Well here is my roundhouse area today. All set up for me to start cleaning and lubing these locomotives. Once that is done I get to run them. Mostly CNJ steam locomotives. some B&O, some Reading.  
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Yesterday 11-14-2017 at the Service area between the turntable and the Coaling station.
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