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H-O BRASS---and stuff.

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:07 am
by Richard G
-- BEEN COLLECTING HO-BRASS ENGINES STARTING IN THE 60S, --ANY MODEL RR,S OUT THERE ?, THE LAYOUT IVE BEEN BUILDING FOR THE LA ST 30 OR SO YEARS HAS REACHED COMPLETION , ERA---1860S--1925-- ALWAYS WANTED A LOGGING LAYOUT, I'M 83, TIME TO GET BUSY WITH THAT PROJECT, CAN I SHOW A PICTURE OR 2-of this layout I'm going to take apart?, perhaps swop-sell-some things, if this offends any one I'm sorry, this is O-T- the rail road hobby has been my winter fun, the model t is asleep in those months, i used to collect rail road pocket watch's and repair them, eyes no longer allow this, lets here from other like collector's. greg--here.

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Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:58 pm
by Rich Eagle
I'm envious Richard. I never had space to do much with my HO stuff.
It's great fun.
Rich

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Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:33 pm
by Richard G
THANKS RICH, YOU WILL LAUGH WHEN -U- SEE HOW LITTLE SPACE A GOOD OPERATING LAYOUT CAN TAKE UP, MY ROOM IS 51/2 X 7, I GUESS NO ONE OBJECTED YET SO I WILL ADD A PICTURE. I HAVE DCC, AND HAVE RUN 5 TRAINS, BUT NEED TO PAY ATTENTION EVERY SECOND, I HAVE ALL HAND SWITCH'S.. STAY TUNED..the 500 Rutland switcher i built from a store bought , the article was in MRRC, about 8 ys ago, it has sound,as do others, i live 30 mi from Rutland and rode in this beauty. about the only steam killer allow'd , one other is a Maine central [switcher] antique, im thinking of pulling the center out leaving outer line in place and building a mountain taking up the center section, ang go logging. i have every thing i have collected over the past year or so to get started, the mill will run on steam power, im told there is a ho Lombard KIT, GOT TO FIND ME ONE OF THOSE,

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Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:31 pm
by Mark Gregush
Like the still, but would have put in more wooded location! LOL There are a number of us into Model RR's, I am currently doing American Flyer. The front pilot truck is off the 310, looks like a derailment with the passenger and about as far as I've gotten adding scenery. I have a lot of HO rolling stock and engines dating from about the same time era, was just too small for my fingers and eyes. Current layout is approx 5 x 7.5. Oh that is one of the fabled new Model T's in wraps waiting for the other to wear out. :)

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Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:12 pm
by Richard G
MARK, THERE WAS A AMERICAN FLYER THAT THE FOLKS USED TO PUT UNDER THE X MASS TREE, I WAS ABOUT THREE , WE MOVED AND I NEVER SEE IT AGAIN, IT WAS BLUE AS I REMEMBER, ITS BEEN A LOT OF FUN OVER THE YEARS, MET MANY MODELERS TOO, HOPE THIS WILL BRING OUT A FEW, YEARS AGO THERE WAS A LOT OF INTEREST, STILL IS I THINK,JUST PART OF ONES LIFE THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT,

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Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:22 pm
by Mark Gregush
Especially selling! LOL Notice the count on this eBay search; https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?Year=%2 ... 43&_sop=10

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Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:52 pm
by Toddman
I have a small box of HO scale locomotive and rail car pieces, most all are still in there original packaging. Parts as if you were building your own locos or cars. Good price to someone who can use them. I’ll have to dig it out and post some photos, you can let me know if your interested or not. No idea the age, but probably 60’s Vintage would be my guess. I love trains, so i have hung onto them. I recall there are a couple locomotive “boilers” and a few spoke drive wheel sets, and a tin box car kit, then lots of packages of tiny parts, steps, ladders and so forth.
Todd

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:40 am
by david_dewey
Richard, if the AF steam engine was blue, it was likely the B&O Blue Comet streamlined 4-6-2.
Mark, loved seeing your AF. Wish mine was set up, but that's at least a year away, maybe more with all the projects I have left to finish (house, Model Ts, etc).
Here's some color pictures from decades ago of my trains under the family Christmas tree at my folk's house back in 1978, and some Black and whites of a display I put up for Dunsmuir's Railroad Days around 1977. The orange and red train is one I custom painted to look like the SP's Daylight (The locomotive and cars had been repainted and modified some before I bought them, so no "good" AF was "ruined" to make this train!)
AF pictures
AF pictures

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:01 am
by david_dewey
mark, your 310, besides missing the front truck, is missing a shouldered screw on the valve linkage, allowing it to fall down and will likely cause derailments. (not having the front truck is also a contributing factor). Portline Hobbies has all the parts you'll need to fix it, and they are online.

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:03 am
by Duey_C
In this office, there is track (buried) that goes around the 12 x 24 space.
Mantua and Riva-Rossi H-O steam has run around these tracks and another big layout I have in another shop.
Never any good with scenery, if they ran good, I was happy. :)
Newest I have is a MTH Triplex that runs pretty fair but didn't really like the Atlas no 6 turnouts I put in...
Not going to talk about the very late R-R 4-8-4 that the motor would get warm and stop about in front of me.
Of course I ran it full tilt! Pulling high speed passenger trains.
Earliest in this collection is a 53? 040 steam switcher with tender. $11 bucks on the bay 25 years ago.
Very nice with paperwork. The collectors missed this one. Fixed and in the curio cabinet. Oop, I have an older one too.
Those old Worm-drive Mantua's would just grind up the massive grade.
My old favorite is 67 Riva-Rossi (lake) "Como" Mallet. What a worker.
Brass? Wow GREG! That's just cool! I figured I didn't have the money then for brass engines.
Loving this thread!

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:49 am
by Richard G
YES THIS IS GREAT, KINDA BRINGS OUT THE KID IN YOU, I REAL'Y THINK IF THE A-F-WE HAD HUNG AROUND WHEN I GOT OLDER I WOULD BE COLLECTING THAT GAUGE, OVER THE YEARS I HAVE SEEN SOME NEAT SETS, THE SCALE IS BETTER THAN LIONEL ,[ HAD THOSE] BUT TOOK UP TOO MUCH ROOM, LOVE THE WEIGHT AND MASS OF THEM, WHAT GOT ME COLLECTING H-O- A FAMILY WAS MOVING AND HAD H-O-STUFF FOR SALE , AMERICAN LOCO, AND SOME SCRATCH BUILT PASSENGER CARS, STILL HAVE THEM, WOODEN BOSTON & MAINE, THERE TOO BIG FOR MY LITTLE LAYOUT, BUR THERE FUN TO LOOK AT, IVE SCRATCH BUILT MANY OF THE ROLLING STOCK ON MY LAYOUT, IN THE A PHOTO YOU WILL SEE A INSPECTION ENGINE, NEVER FOUND ANY STORE BOUGHT, SO I MADE ONE, TENDER DRIVE, THE MOTOR GAVE UP AND THE REPLACEMENT IS RESTING ON THE TENDER, WINTER PROJECT, KEEPS ME OUTA--THE WIFE'S HAIR, I USED TO BUY OLD WOOD BROKEN CARS OFF THE BAY, AND FIXUM UP, WITH KD'S AND GOOD TRUCKS, THOSE ARE SPECIAL , THERE IS TWO SIZE IN HO, THE BOX CAR'S I COLLECT ARE 36 FOOT BECAUSE OF LACK OF ROOM , I HAVE OLDER LARGER CARS AND ENGINES I TAKE TO THE CLUB TO RUN, CONNTICUT VALLEY MODEL RAIL ROAD CLUB IN LEBANON NH,GOOD BUNCH OF FELLA'S BUT THEY ALL HAVE DIESEL'S --I CALLUM--STEAM-KILLERS, THEY LIKE MY STEAM LOCOS, THEY ARE YOUNGER AND GREW UP WITH DIESELS, THERE OK, BUT STEAM IS MY THING. I HAVE A BUNCH OF MODEL T TRUCKS AND CARS, JORDEN KITS, WOW THERE NEAT, AND ADD A LOT TO THE LAYOUT. THANK YOU GUYS, THIS IS SUPER VISITING WITH -U-. AND SEEING ANOTHER SIDE OF LIFE..

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:02 pm
by Toddman
Hi Richard
I was able to find the HO parts and in my search found a few more. About 60 or so packs with just decals and Lots of little parts. Let me know what you think, if interested make me a fair offer. Would like to see them go to use.
I’ll post a bunch of photos.
Todd

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:03 pm
by Toddman
More photos of parts.

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:06 pm
by Toddman
A few more picts

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:08 pm
by Toddman
More photos

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:10 pm
by Toddman
Neat little light up signal Tower!

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:12 pm
by Toddman
More HO parts

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Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:16 pm
by Toddman
A good 60+ of these Champ decal sets.
Let me know Richard if you can use these goodies.
Regards
Todd Manoff
(Sorry for all the picture posts)
‘11 open runabout

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Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:49 pm
by Mark Gregush
david_dewey wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:01 am
mark, your 310, besides missing the front truck, is missing a shouldered screw on the valve linkage, allowing it to fall down and will likely cause derailments. (not having the front truck is also a contributing factor). Portline Hobbies has all the parts you'll need to fix it, and they are online.
yes I know! LOL So far it has not been an issue. I have the parts here in a bag. Just have not gotten around to putting them back on. There is an binding issue with the screw installed.

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Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:00 am
by david_dewey
Hi Mark, Hmm, do hove the linkage facing the right way? I don't have an engine handy to look at, but I think the horizontal piece goes towards the front of the engine. It shouldn't bind at all -- It pivots around a shouldered round headed screw, if you don't have the right screw, I could see it tightening on the linkage. I like the 31X series of engines, they are pretty good runners (my favorite is the Hudsons, they seem to be the most stable of the AF line, but the 31X have neat lines, as do the switch engines (the 34X series, 0-8-0s).
David

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Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:30 pm
by LVRR2095
Not H-O, but this is what I play with.

Keith
Live Steam in New England
Live Steam in New England

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:57 am
by John Warren
Wow, Keith, More Photos. Looks like lots of fun. You must also be a machinist. A couple of guys have train sets in their yards. I'll see if I can get some photos.

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Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:06 pm
by LVRR2095
John Warren wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:57 am
Wow, Keith, More Photos. Looks like lots of fun. You must also be a machinist. A couple of guys have train sets in their yards. I'll see if I can get some photos.
Actually I am a retired railroad engineer. Just an amateur machinist who enjoys live steam locomotives.
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Keith