Anyone into the oldies

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I also have the later worm drive version Produced by Lionel.

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    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    This is the shell for it.
    I had to strip a couple of layers of paint off this one.

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  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    This is an MDC all metal Yard Hog.

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    By golly...is that a WORKING Baker coupler on that thang? :eek: Whit Towers and John Allen would be pleased. :thumb:
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    i have a few oldies floating around my layout but no pics handy
    i have the tyco Canadian Set, loco, box car and caboose
    3 or 4 athearns with the metal trucks. dd40 dual motor with flywheels, b&o gp 30, sw1 i think b&o
    lima 4 wheel switcher, lionel made in hong kong gp 30, and my first locl f unit bachmann cnr 9162 i got it in 1982 i think

    i also have the following I use to collect bachmann
    an older bachmann gp 30 with the metal frame and motor mounted in the center, the body is beaten up but still pulls well, loud but that is expected.
    i have one of every motor system they put out now for non steam
    pan cake, center mounted motor, plus system and the spectrum style.
    sometime the old stuff is just plain fun to run.
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I have a few sets of those and figured I'd use them on a loco of that era.
    I'm going to fit some of my wood and cardboard cars with them also to go with this loco.

    Stuart,
    Those old Bachmann 8wheel drive locos can be nice runners by remotoring and fine tuning the drivetrain. The biggest noise maker is the coupling from the motor to the worm shafts.
    I reworked an old Bachmann 8wheel drive F9 for my son and it's a real sweet running loco.
    Rebuilding and running the oldies is fun. On the other hand it also helps you appreciate the recent advances in the hobby.
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Amen to that!
    I have some of those "oldies", and the new locos are just sooo nice in comparison. Can motors, and new or reworked gearing does help the "oldies" survive alongside the new stuff.
    Pete
  8. Ray Marinaccio

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    Here's a mid 50s era Mantua Mikado.

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    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Here's a Marx F3 AB set.

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    Do you know what size the lionel 8625 train set is so i can get parts for it.????
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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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  12. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Here's a few more.
    A Roundhouse #F-103 all metal 200 ton flat car.
    A Roundhouse #B-200 all metal horizontal rib box car.
    A Penn Line #452 flat car with trailer.
    A Central Valley B-91 PRR 34' wood box car.
    A Silver streak wood caboose.

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    This is an Athearn Hi-F F7 chassis witha Pittman remotor kit installed.

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    Here's an old Tyco 2-4-2 converted to an 0-4-2 sometime in the '60s because I could never keep the lead truck on the tracks!

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    Tom
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    I have one of the Athearn belt-drive Hustlers, plus three "oldies" picked up secondhand just this past summer. The Revell Canadian Pacific F7 described in another thread, another F7 (lettered Chessie System-B&O) that has a similar mechansim but no brand name, and a 60's Athearn GP9 lettered Canadian National.
  16. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Gee Tom, That sure looks like an Athearn Little Monster to me.
  17. FiatFan

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    It could very well be. It was forty five years ago and my memory ain't what it used to be. sign1

    Tom
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    Can anyone guide me towards info on this enigne, I might want to find one myself! That's REALLY COOL!!! :thumb: Thanks Fiat Fan!

  19. Ray Marinaccio

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    Tom's locomotive is a rather rare piece.
    Built in the early 60s for only a few years.
    They are hard to find, especially as nice as Tom's locomotive is.
  20. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I finally found one and got it running.
    I had to fabricate a geared insulated axle for it and do some repairs on the shell.
    I still need to find some missing parts (air tanks, brake shoes and a light bulb bracket), but it is in running order.

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