Oldies but Goodies. The Old Stuff.

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

  1. olamat

    olamat New Member

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    Hello again!
    Why not make it a rusty old wreck at an enginehouse or on a track i the middle of a park as a museum object... After all it's too nice to be boxed in a closet...:wave:
    Olav in Norway
  2. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    I'd love to have it out on display but I don't want it to be a dust collector as I don't have one of them fancy glass display cases. I've got plans to have a working HO loop soon. Perhaps then, I can run it in DC mode and perhaps that will motivate me to pursue the conversion.
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    Blasphemy! Pure blasphemy that such a beautiful locomotive be reduce to a old scrap heap!!
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Beautiful piece there, TrainNut. It looks like a PFM/United Sierra #38. I have an ad on my Photobucket page. Did it ever have a trailing truck? That old open frame motor would spank any DCC chip---and most modern transformers--- like a bad school boy, they just don't make buzzers like that anymore.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    My one brass piece...an HOn3 C&S 2-6-0 Mogul done by PFM/United in the early 70s...

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  5. TrainNut

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    Good eyes! My initial response was, "Well yeh, it's a 2-6-6-2!" Then I got to staring at the pictures a little bit and noticed the trailing truck was not there... DOH! Then it occured to me that when I reassembled the loco last time, I did not put it completely back together as I intended to pursue the conversion a bit more and never did. Therefore, one of those parts is the trailing truck. I guess I better reassemble that thing before they get lost.
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:Been there, done that...and I assure you that the PFM/United parts store is most definitely not available at the moment.:thumb:

    The ad is from MR and has a weathered one in it done by the late John Allen.
  7. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    I'm feeling technologically challenged as I have browsed through both links in your signature and can't seem to find either of those items you are referring to. Can you post a more blatant link for me?
  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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  9. toptrain1

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    Marx 40' Box cars.

    Here from my collection are a few of the Marx 40' Box cars. As you can see the Great Northern is in two colors. The Santa Fe is a standard box car and a Sears Box car.

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    The Riverossi Cresent Limited Pacific

    Maybe not a oldie oldie but just a plain oldie.

    A photo before repair. Missing front pilot and the trailing truck.
    I replaced the the frame and rear trailing truck. I lost the cresent detail on the cylinders. I don't have a replacement rivet for the cylinders to attach to the frame.
    frank

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    Poultry Cars

    Here are two different ones! frank

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  12. toptrain1

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    The Riverossi PRR E7a

    Here is a old engine I got form a long ago store "Two Guys from Harrison". The Riverossi E7a in a Pennsy green.

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    Lindberg Great Northern stock car

    Here is a oldie. But it has younger family members. Mantua, and now Mantua classics still make this car.

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  14. steamhead

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    This is a great collection for us more "seniors"....The oldest batch of cars I have are metal (and a Varney plastic hopper) Athearn cars from my ol' man's collection...all from late 40's to very early 50's....The good ol' days....
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    Get moving Gus

    Comeon Gus get some photos in on your cars. Their are a few threads here for old stuff. We like to see your stuff.
    frank
  16. toptrain1

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    Oldies box cars

    Some of AHM's not so oftenly seen 40' box cars. Not exactly UP, Santa Fe or PRR.

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    John English - HObbyline

    A Pennsylvania Railroad 0-4-0 A5 Was made by them, HObbyline in plastic powered and nonpowered kit versions. In cast metal by John English ready to run and kit. I have several of them, Plastic and cast and all of mine still run. Two of them, kits, John English, still have original boxes.

    The first is Hobbyline #94, the second is John English #3893. The Third is John English #1545
    frank

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    The Gilbert Exploding box car

    Gilbert made this exploding box in this yellow version 33806,the Mine Car, and a black TNT car. You needed to stop it atop a special track to make it explode. It also came with a push button switch.
    frank

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    New York Central #999

    The Speed record holder for the USA was this 4-4-0. It was a brass model made in the early 1960's for what would become AHM.

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    Old Tyco Milatary 40' box car

    A recent aquatision,this is a little worn but not abused.

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