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Forum: S Scale Yesterday, 03:32 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
I only bought the little boxes that were new...

I only bought the little boxes that were new condition with the original bulbs inside. Got those at a train show 10 years ago.
I do not have the 34 set. I never saw one in new condition and even...
Forum: S Scale Yesterday, 01:06 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Here are three more of the little items I...

Here are three more of the little items I collected back when I thought I would have a small train store display. These are the 5 digit versions in the red/white boxes. I also have 3 digit versions...
Forum: S Scale Yesterday, 12:03 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
I previously posted a picture of the No.31...

I previously posted a picture of the No.31 Railroad signs. Here is a picture of the No.30 Highway Signs on the left and the No.32 City Street Equipment on the right.

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Forum: S Scale Yesterday, 11:48 AM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Those look like good engines with strong...

Those look like good engines with strong lettering.
Forum: S Scale Yesterday, 11:32 AM
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Posted By AmFlyer
For the record, I do not untangle strings of...

For the record, I do not untangle strings of lights. For me, patience is measured in seconds or fractions thereof. I am careful to roll up the light cords so they can just be unspooled the following...
Forum: S Scale Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By AmFlyer
That transformer was made back in the mid 1930's...

That transformer was made back in the mid 1930's to run trains with different operating characteristics than the Gilbert postwar trains. I would not use it. While it will likely work the minimum...
Forum: S Scale 12-11-2019, 02:10 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Nice Marx items. The water tank looks similar to...

Nice Marx items. The water tank looks similar to the Gilbert operating water tank.
Forum: S Scale 12-11-2019, 02:06 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Yesterday Cramden posted pictures of some nice...

Yesterday Cramden posted pictures of some nice Christmas light original shades. He and I then had a brief back and forth about the lights. For the one or two of the readers who did not follow the...
Forum: S Scale 12-10-2019, 07:19 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
MoPac, I was unable to make the St Louis meet...

MoPac, I was unable to make the St Louis meet this year. To get those cars I ordered them when I preregistered for the meet. I do not recall what the St Louis car was.
Forum: S Scale 12-10-2019, 07:17 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
There it is, 1948 Royal Blue set.

There it is, 1948 Royal Blue set.
Forum: S Scale 12-10-2019, 04:18 PM
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Views: 153
Posted By AmFlyer
A circle of Gilbert S gauge track fits exactly on...

A circle of Gilbert S gauge track fits exactly on a 40" wide table.
Forum: S Scale 12-10-2019, 04:16 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
I do not have any of those shades, they are very...

I do not have any of those shades, they are very nicely made.
I also have a collection of old Christmas decorations, some of which I use, some are NIB. The tree has C7 bulbs, some have the plastic...
Forum: S Scale 12-10-2019, 04:07 PM
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Views: 153
Posted By AmFlyer
That is standard Gilbert S gauge track. As I said...

That is standard Gilbert S gauge track. As I said above, the radius was listed as 20" by Gilbert, but that is to the outside of the ties. The centerline radius is 19". Gilbert only made that radius....
Forum: S Scale 12-10-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By AmFlyer
My permanent layout uses Nickle Silver rail on...

My permanent layout uses Nickle Silver rail on weathered plastic ties. The sides of the rail are coated to resemble rust. Cleaning this track is simple but tedious since there is 700' of it. I was...
Forum: S Scale 12-10-2019, 02:28 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Who made the floodlight tower? It looks very...

Who made the floodlight tower? It looks very sturdy.
Forum: S Scale 12-10-2019, 02:01 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Seems like it has been a while since I posted any...

Seems like it has been a while since I posted any pictures. Here is something a little different. Pictured are the convention cars from last year’s S Fest. I was quite surprised when I got these at...
Forum: S Scale 12-10-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By AmFlyer
I have not tried it. The track I use for the...

I have not tried it. The track I use for the holiday layouts is all in rubber roadbed. Fortunately it does not rust when in storage. All I need to do is clean the top surfaces of the rail with a...
Forum: S Scale 12-10-2019, 12:12 AM
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Views: 40,289
Posted By AmFlyer
Welcome to the S gauge forum of the MTF! Let us...

Welcome to the S gauge forum of the MTF! Let us know how the layout comes together and post some pictures.
Forum: S Scale 12-09-2019, 09:57 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
I think we have a thread hijack here. Just...

I think we have a thread hijack here. Just quickly, for a small layout use 16 or 18ga wire to the track, use the Gilbert provided rainbow wire for the turnouts, I think it is 22ga. I use 18ga for...
Forum: S Scale 12-09-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By AmFlyer
Minor point, but I think Pikemaster is 31"...

Minor point, but I think Pikemaster is 31" diameter. The original Gilbert track is 19" radius to the centerline, 20" radius to the outside of the ties.
Forum: S Scale 12-09-2019, 03:51 PM
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Views: 40,289
Posted By AmFlyer
I just looked quick look at a few of the hoppers...

I just looked quick look at a few of the hoppers on my layout. The 940 and 2 other 9 series hoppers have riveted trucks. A 632 and a 640 have screw on trucks.
Forum: S Scale 12-09-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By AmFlyer
Do as Cramden says, those wheels look like they...

Do as Cramden says, those wheels look like they need a thorough cleaning. I see an arc spot on the wheel next to the worn out sliding shoe, that should not happen. See how it runs after cleaning the...
Forum: S Scale 12-09-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By AmFlyer
Simple is usually good, the 12B per Flyernut or a...

Simple is usually good, the 12B per Flyernut or a 4B. I recommend a minimum of 100W rating which these are. 15B's, 19B's and 30B's (or their 5 digit counterparts) are good but with the Deadmans...
Forum: S Scale 12-09-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By AmFlyer
I also recommend reviewing the post nine down...

I also recommend reviewing the post nine down from this one. It was posted by Sagas titled Shoes. The picture may be helpful. We know of no source for the exact original replacements, PortLines are...
Forum: S Scale 12-08-2019, 11:38 AM
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Views: 40,289
Posted By AmFlyer
That is an easy way to make a transition car....

That is an easy way to make a transition car. This one however does not seem to be performing that function in the picture. The sheet metal truck needs to have its link coupler reinstalled when it is...
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