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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Aug 11, 2003.
like the pics, even though I'm not really not into older stuff.
The AHM Goldrush Express set from the early 70s.
Another AHM 4-4-0
An AHM 0-4-0
This AHM 0-8-0 is a replacement for the one I completely wore out during the 70s.
A pair of AHM 0-4-0st
This is a Monogram Hudson with an AHM Pacific chassis.
This Mantua 0-4-0 was my first HO locomotive. It was built from a kit by my Dad in the early 60s. It's been rebuilt a few times since.
A pair of Mantua 0-4-0T
A pair of Tyco tender drive locomotives.
An MDC Bicentenial set
I have the same 2-8-0 and the same disintegration.
The metal is called zamak (U.S.) or mazak (U.K.) and is a zink compound.
If the formula isn't exactly right or there arecertain impurities, the metal disintegrates after some years.
Hornby was well known for having their wheels disappear -- especially in O gauge.
So we now have 2 boiler/cab assemblies and 2 tender shells for some enterprising mechanic????
Sounds like an interesting project to me.
Getting the correct gear mesh in a new gearbox would be the most challenging part.
If you go to this page on my website http://trainweb.org/lfnwfan/html/Rollingstock.htm you can see photos of items I've built from Mantua/Tyco bodies and an Ambroid kit.
Let me welcome you to The Gauge.
Beautiful modeling and a nice web site.
I also liked the page on Larry's Truck and Electric. Looks like a cool place to look around.
I found one of those ambroid kits at a train show. didn't know what it was , neither did the seller. I got it for $3.
Rather than start another thread I'll post this here.
This is an Athearn Pacific.
From what I've been told ,it's the first of three production designs which was built in 1960 only.
The earliest models (pilot models) were produced in 1959,
with Hi-F drive.(I'm not sure any of these were sold). The geared rear-drivers Pacific was produced in 1960. It has
plastic drivers. The 1961 intermediate-production Pacific had center drivers
driven; again, plastic drivers.
The late production models of 1962 - 1965 also
had the center drivers driven, but the drivers were metal.
I also have an F-3 Varney, gear drive, second motor. I bought it @1952-3, new, my first HO loco. I survived a nasty fire in our home, and is still running today. They were sturdy! Dave
Awesome photo's and great equipment :thumb: ( Love the PRR Equipment Ray )
WOW! What a walk down Memory Lane, eh? I had a Tyco 0-4-0 and the
4-4-0 Mantua (?) 'General' when I was a kid. Varney, Ulrich, Tyco, Mantua...yep, remember 'em! I have a couple of that same Ambroid kit that I picked up on eBay. Looks like you have a modified version of the Western Union material car kit. I'm going to use them for MW tools and supplies. I like the old wood kits...you can add better detail parts and do some scratchbashin' to come up with something unique. Great find there, Ray! Thanks again for the photos...this is model railroading history! :thumb:
Here's another oldie added to the collection.
Its a Lionel Husky. This is the early belt drive version produced by Athearn for Lionel.