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  1. teledoc
    04-23-2016 10:52 AM
    Bob, That is a Hoge 900 Shovelnose Streamliner set, that is only missing the set box, but otherwise complete. It was made in 1935, and when my cousin decided he wanted to return MY Lionel trains from when I was a kid (they were passed on to the cousins when I hit teenage), he let me have everything that was train related. The "Shovelnose" is the only one that required 5 rails, and so that is the very first 5 rail track ever made. The two inner rails are flat brass/copper? (it's boxed up right now), that one rail activated a buzzer, the other rail activated a bell. The 950 transformer is for this set only, and has two of the buttons on top to either activate the bell or buzzer. The original "Hoge Lockon" is included. This set to me is super rare, because I have the complete set, as issued. Yes, it runs but forward only, and the gearing makes it run super fast. It only takes a few volts to run at a normal speed, otherwise it will launch itself at the first curve!! I restored the paint, and beat out a serious dent in the front nose, and used a little chrome polish to the tops.
  2. T-Man
    04-12-2016 03:35 PM
    Well there is only one with epoxy sides. It is one the sideline for now. The only kitbashing was the 1224 engine with a 1666 motor on a 2018 shell with 224 steam chest.
  3. teledoc
    04-12-2016 12:34 PM
    Hmmmmmmmmmm..might the other ones be more epoxy than actual shell???? Gotta hand it to you, with salvaging the one shell. I am actually working on a little project myself, with a torpedo shell. It was an extra one I bought for parts, and a duplicate of something I have already. I'm toying with the idea of "kitbashing" an S-1 torpedo with two motors in tandem, Loewy's 6100 torpedo. I already cut the body in half, and just have to make a mold, to create an extended mid-section.
  4. T-Man
    04-11-2016 08:00 PM
    Good, I have seen the one sided name plate. Your way ahead of me . I have two and another two shells.
  5. teledoc
    04-11-2016 03:56 PM
    Just added another "Torpedo" to the collection, with a 1668 with only the one number plate on left side, and no provision for plate on right side. That variation pops up on both the 1688 & 1668. I'll have both. That brings my total of torpedoes to 11.
  6. teledoc
    09-23-2015 05:31 PM
    I just finished spraying my junk 258 she'll that I scavenged parts from. It's a nice shade of fluorescent GREEN. I emailed two photos to TJcruiser, as he knows nothing about it. I don't want to post it just yet. Maybe you can get TJ to forward it to you.
  7. teledoc
    07-13-2015 06:12 PM
    Waiting for delivery of 1681T, and have two extra 1681 shells I have that will be stripped, repaint.......Damn TJ for getting me into prewar
  8. teledoc
    07-02-2015 05:40 PM
    t-man, got a question about 258 & 1681 prewar motors. Are the basic motors the same, excluding the E-unit position, or spokes on wheels. I emailed TJ with same question, but no response yet. TJ offered one of his orphan 1681's, plus I picked up two more, but all need motors, and complete wheels, to replace some damaged ones. Am I correct about the basic motor being the same
  9. rhfil
    02-14-2014 11:12 AM
    I am familiar with the Woods to Goods store. I used to work at Lavalley Lumber in Wells and later Eldredge Lumber in York. I used to call them, not to their face, Goods from Hoods. I sent an email to the Model Train Shop but have not received a reply. Is it possible they are closed for the winter?
    For some reason I did not receive notice of your response. Is there some place to look for responses? My email is
  10. rhfil
    02-11-2014 05:00 PM
    I live in Somersworth and just bought a layout. Am in the process of learning about DCC, cars, engines, track, wiring etc. Is there a club in this area where information is exchanged? I have a frame for a layout which is 4'X15' with an L which is 4'X5'. The track on it was so badly joined that I have taken it completely apart. To learn and play a bit I bought a 4'X8' sheet of Homasote which I have been learning on. The Homasote is easy to adhere track to. Any chance we could get together?

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  • About T-Man
    I enjoy repairing trains, cars and houses. When you get older you get tired of the last two.
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    Lionel, S, HO
    I enjoy saving the Lionel basket case. I like to think my collection found me.
    Seacoast, NH
    United States
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