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Re: This should be of interest to this group......

Postby bob turner » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:09 pm

The ones with rivets? Didn't you get some F3s?

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Postby ScaleCraft » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:14 pm

Yeah, rivets I think. Heavy. Got motors and A-N trucks, just no time. Have to attach "shelves" inside lower edge. Someone tried and failed.

I've got F-3's, A-N, in NP freight, Kemtron Geep in NP Canoe.
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Postby ScaleCraft » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:18 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:It would be a labor of love by a hobbyist with time available. Again, it is of the size engine that I would very much like to have....small 2-8-0. There are not a many options in this regard; few at all in O scale.

Not a 2-8-0, but old steam. Surely you can make something out of this?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tin-To ... 2900499084
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:16 am

ScaleCraft wrote:Not a 2-8-0, but old steam. Surely you can make something out of this?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tin-To ... 2900499084


Take your meds and put the crap in the recycling bin.
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Re: This should be of interest to this group......

Postby ScaleCraft » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:29 am

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
ScaleCraft wrote:Not a 2-8-0, but old steam. Surely you can make something out of this?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tin-To ... 2900499084


Take your meds and put the crap in the recycling bin.

Even better! Love the stack! You can double-head them!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Tin-O-Sc ... 4355083745
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Re: This should be of interest to this group......

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:42 am

ScaleCraft wrote:
Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
ScaleCraft wrote:Not a 2-8-0, but old steam. Surely you can make something out of this?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tin-To ... 2900499084


Take your meds and put the crap in the recycling bin.

Even better! Love the stack! You can double-head them!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Tin-O-Sc ... 4355083745


O Scale / G Scale and DC powered, too!

Yes, they will compress nicely at the recycling center as a pair.

Send them over to the folk art shelf where you might actually sell them for a lot more money to interior decorators.
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Postby rogruth » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:43 pm

This thread has been, for someone that cannot do it-me, a lot of fun to read.
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Postby E7 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:01 pm

ScaleCraft wrote:Not a 2-8-0, but old steam. Surely you can make something out of this?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tin-To ... 2900499084


Maybe if your name was Merlin or Mandrake.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby bob turner » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:04 pm

Most of this thing went to Carey - but I just found this photo - at a distance, maybe not a totally ugly model. Still, no quality . . .

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Lobaugh tender, and boiler reinforcements, I think. Originally a gift from Seacrest, who probably had more doorstops than Carey and me put together!

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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:39 pm

Original item being discussed sold for $271.99
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Postby ScaleCraft » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:19 pm

bob turner wrote:The quality is not there. Materials are flimsy; castings are zamac or lead alloy. Gave mine to Corey. He appreciates the historical significance, which is all these things have going for them.

I read today an article with a copy of an ad for this Thomas 2-8-0. Hines boiler. Factory. Interesting, said heavy gauge brass.
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:31 pm

ScaleCraft wrote:
bob turner wrote:The quality is not there. Materials are flimsy; castings are zamac or lead alloy. Gave mine to Corey. He appreciates the historical significance, which is all these things have going for them.

I read today an article with a copy of an ad for this Thomas 2-8-0. Hines boiler. Factory. Interesting, said heavy gauge brass.


Thought it was announced and reviewed in a '49 RMC?
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Postby Dennis Holler » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:21 pm

Check out Carey's mountain, going nutz even with the cylinders all filed down!!. I was bidding but it jumped from 110 to 380 coins today!!.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-O-Scal ... 1431.l2649
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Postby bob turner » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:38 pm

I saw that. Strange things are happening to doorstops lately! As I recall, it doesn't even have a tender.

As far as I can tell, I am one lucky dude. I collected all my antiques when Lobaugh was $300 and Scale Craft was half that!

Back to the Thomas - I do not have a Thomas locomotive to "mike" out the sheet metal. I can tell you I have three Thomas tank cars, and they really needed reinforcements where the domes go -

I can no longer find .010 brass - I think I have a six by two foot sheet somewhere - but it is only good for overlays and boiler bands. Real boilers need to be .020 or more. I am almost positive the Thomas is a lot thinner than that.

Opinion. Since I cannot verify any of that.

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Re: This should be of interest to this group......

Postby Dennis Holler » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:45 pm

I've got a couple of Thomas tank cars as well in basket/kit form and I think I have a round faced micrometer somewhere, I'll try to dig em out and measure. I tend to pick up old Brown and Sharpe and Starrett stuff as well just like doorstops, the older the better lol
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