Standard Gauge stuff

Standard Gauge Trains, Vintage to Modern
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Re: Standard Gauge stuff

Postby healey36 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:33 pm

Yup. I'm careful about using the "restored" descriptor (as opposed to "refurbished"). This, however, was definitely a meticulous restoration by a previous owner. The thing works very well as compared to some of my station stops.

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Re: Standard Gauge stuff

Postby gregj410 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:07 pm

About every Christmas I get a hankering for tinplate. When my kids were little I bought a G scale Christmas train and I always ran that at Christmas time. Once I tried to set up my dads PW trains at Christmas one year and the kids were like ‘What are you doing dad’? :lol:

Maybe as I enter the grand child phase of my life I’ll get a second chance. I’ve always loved this train
https://youtu.be/yqNDb8N3B20
Something about that Orange, cream and blue that brings joy to my heart. Likely from the childhood memories of my dad getting those PW trains out at Christmas....still in their original boxes BTW.

Moving along, I hope someday to build something nostalgic like this with a loop or two of tinplate and maybe some old school accessories.

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Re: Standard Gauge stuff

Postby rogruth » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:11 pm

I never had any standard gauge trains. When I was young many years ago I had a neighbor with an attic full of standard.
All I really remember is they were B I G and colorful.
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Re: Standard Gauge stuff

Postby healey36 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:20 pm

That is nicely done, Greg. I've seen some really intricate benchwork over the years, and that's right up there.

Many years ago I chucked the N and S-gauge for prewar O and Standard tinplate. I think I found the fact that they are toys, not models, largely hand-assembled, the attraction. Just some cool old stuff from a bygone era.

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Re: Standard Gauge stuff

Postby robert. » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:24 am

One Christmas. 45 years ago. My father and uncle fought over their childhood standard gauge trains. " Dad wanted me to have them. No i'm the oldest i get them blah blah blah " You know the story or how this kind of fight goes. My Grandmother not wanting Christmas to turn into one of her Childhood Irish Christmases said " sit down give time I'll figure it out" By New year's She gave them all to the salvation Army. Argument settled :shock:
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Re: Standard Gauge stuff

Postby healey36 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:56 am

They probably put her in a home after that!

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Re: Standard Gauge stuff

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:08 pm

robert. wrote:My father and uncle fought over their childhood standard gauge trains. " Dad wanted me to have them. No i'm the oldest i get them blah blah blah " You know the story or how this kind of fight goes.


Actually I do, but it happened when I was very young. I was not aware of it until later when my father wanted to buy a set for himself to replace the one he never had. I still have that set.
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