Oldies but Goodies. The Old Stuff.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by toptrain1, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. toptrain1

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    That is how I got it with the box and that is where it still is now. I still have it all and it is like new.
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    You have a wonderful collection. All to enjoy while you can. I'm a firm believer in enjoying what you have, keeping it in a box, unused, is no fun, unless you have duplicates. I made a few hundred dollars off of a Monogram Jaguar XKE model that I had purchased 4 of. I sold the 2nd to the last one for $275 to a friend, (because he was a friend, I really didn't want to sell it). Net result was $800 bucks profit on all the models, but I did keep one, it's almost finished, still have the box. 1.8th scale, a big model, very detailed, even the windows go up and down with the windows crank! Full suspension, engine, and flip bonnet. I have an original Renwahl Visible V-8 that I am going to build with my son, if I can get him interested enough. That model is from the early 1960's. ;)
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    Here is an old 1970-ish Chemical Tank Car released by AHM " Monsanto Chemical Company". IMG_8241 M.JPG
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    I have a drawer full of "N" scale cars, engines, people, animals, trucks, everything to set up a track except the room. I don't think there is anything there worth any money, I mostly purchased the stuff in the late '70's and early '80's, but it was stuff I liked. Some of the vehicles were highly detailed, especially for the scale, and they cost me a lot. I have a really nice 1950's automobile towing a little camper, that is so pleasing, last time I had it set up. My wife actually has been bugging me about doing a small set up, so I will let her tell me when and where, because we will need more stuff! :wink:
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    zathros be careful, once the train bug bites some people lose it and become like me, train collectors. Or possibly hoarders.
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    My son surprised me at Easter with a refinished Akane old time 2-8-0. I asked him to refinish it for me and now it is CRR of NJ #189. An oldie but goodie from 1960.
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    That's a beauty, for sure. It is amazing how in a steam engine, all that energy is released into the relatively small chambers, lying on their sides in the fron, that generatve in both directions, one on each side, and they are as big as you think they would need to be. Even on really big steam trains. Steam is some crazy chit!! :)
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    *Here are two similar 40 foot box cars made from kits. Further description would be" Double Door, Automobile car, with round roofs " These are and all metal, and were made in brass and also tin stampings. They have a wood frame core the metal outside sheeting fastens to. The cars are Pennsylvania railroad with different road numbers and paint finishes done by the manufactures. These were first made by Athearn in their metal line in the late 40's and early 50's. After this they were still available by a different manufacture through the 1960's and into the 70's.

    frank
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    I like the curved tops on these, they look so much nicer, in my opinion. :)
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    Your opinion counts always. It is clear and not cluttered like mine. There are a couple of train shows Coming up next month. Both in PA. One in New Hope, the other in Allentown. There is a third In Wayne NJ that I like going to also. I guess I am going to two of them. Probably will go to of them. Allentown and Wayne.
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    post 1 of two.

    At the recent Franklin NJ train show I acquired 3 Penn Line D2 Whitcomb Midget diesel switchers. One is unbuilt still in kit form in it original box. Another in build but unfinished. The third is built and primed black.

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    I love the small train cars a lot, and the little plastic ones are so damned cute!
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    I have found many train paper models that would serve well as static displays, in various states of decay or build. Here's one that's a beauty, it's free, and you could scale it to whatever size you want. There are a sh*tload of these. Let me know if you're looking for something specific. ;)

    Link to model download = https://app.box.com/s/218ao6t7osb03ldq81bfbkevnqr7yykw

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    You download the .RAR file, and open it using 7zip or another similar free program. They just can't show you a preview of the model.

    Here's a link to 7Zip, chose the one the applies to your computer. I usually make a folder for the mode. put the >RAR file in it, right clcik, "Extract File Here". This is the best Unzipping program around. I've been using it for around 15 years. :)

    Link to 7Zip = https://www.7-zip.org/
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    Zathros your knowledge is showing in your last post. But your supposing that I can understand what your meaning is. You know your way around a computer. I really dont. I have never trusted anything I received that was in a zipped up file, knowing anything could be in it, so I never open one and only delete it. I treated it as a unopened Jack in the Box and just threw it away. I just thought there was a way to open and convert RAR files into something I can use.
    frank
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