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Forum: S Scale 01-13-2020, 12:03 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Nice chrome set!

Nice chrome set!
Forum: S Scale 01-10-2020, 06:00 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Flyernut, that is great. I think everyone needs a...

Flyernut, that is great. I think everyone needs a BigBoy. The one I have that Lionel made for S gauge started out as a K-Line O gauge engine. It was undersize at about 1/60th scale. After Lionel...
Forum: S Scale 01-10-2020, 05:32 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Wow, the last post here was on New Year’s Day. I...

Wow, the last post here was on New Year’s Day. I have no special Gilbert items today but since I was running the 4014 BigBoy this morning I took a few shots to post here. The 4014 was the first...
Forum: S Scale 01-01-2020, 05:43 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
That is a 90"x80" track plan. It has 3 loops,...

That is a 90"x80" track plan. It has 3 loops, none interconnecting. There is only one passing track and one siding. I prefer a lot more complexity in my track plans. To get that and enough sidings I...
Forum: S Scale 12-31-2019, 11:51 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Cramden, I have all the Christmas boxcars and...

Cramden, I have all the Christmas boxcars and some of the other style Christmas cars.
I am curious what you are doing with the track plan.
Forum: S Scale 12-31-2019, 06:29 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Thanks Tom. The backdrop was hand painted by an...

Thanks Tom. The backdrop was hand painted by an artist on separate panels that attach to the back of the layout structure. It is on 3 sides of the layout and since the top is above eye level it feels...
Forum: S Scale 12-31-2019, 04:56 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
One final picture post for the year, and the...

One final picture post for the year, and the decade. I took this as a demonstration of the pulling capability of the new FlyerChief GP7 diesels. The UP version is pulling a 20 car mixed freight up a...
Forum: S Scale 12-30-2019, 06:55 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Thanks guys! I enjoy running trains on the...

Thanks guys! I enjoy running trains on the layout. Stop by sometime.
Forum: S Scale 12-29-2019, 07:50 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
I am currently out of new pictures of interesting...

I am currently out of new pictures of interesting Gilbert items. But I spent time running trains today and took a couple of pictures I could post. This is an Erie Berkshire pulling out of the yard...
Forum: S Scale 12-27-2019, 12:46 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
It looks like a nice hobby shop to have nearby....

It looks like a nice hobby shop to have nearby. He has a nice pre-war collection.
Forum: S Scale 12-25-2019, 02:48 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
A few of the American Flyer Christmas Cars make...

A few of the American Flyer Christmas Cars make up a short holiday train passing through the city.

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Forum: S Scale 12-24-2019, 12:53 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
On the subject of never run sets, I have a total...

On the subject of never run sets, I have a total of 29 boxed Gilbert sets. Of those, two have never been run. One was the 20000 Miners work train set I already posted pictures of and one is set 4730A...
Forum: S Scale 12-23-2019, 10:35 AM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Thanks for the response. Some of the cars in my...

Thanks for the response. Some of the cars in my original 1950 and 1952 sets had the round protectors. Some of the cars were also wrapped in a yellowish beige paper inside the box.
The red boxes also...
Forum: S Scale 12-23-2019, 12:53 AM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Nice set, so rare to find one that has not been...

Nice set, so rare to find one that has not been run. Two questions if you don't mind. were any of the cars packed with cardboard coupler protectors, if so are they square or round? Is there a wood...
Forum: S Scale 12-21-2019, 11:39 AM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Sears sold a variety of American Flyer sets....

Sears sold a variety of American Flyer sets. Unfortunately with only a few exceptions they were not included in the Sears Wish Book. That eliminates one way to document the contents of uncataloged...
Forum: S Scale 12-20-2019, 11:18 AM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Kenny, I was able to see the picture. Many of the...

Kenny, I was able to see the picture. Many of the cardboard support piers are visible.
I have a book published in 1996 that has copies of all the Sears toy train Wish Book pages from 1950 through...
Forum: S Scale 12-20-2019, 12:43 AM
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Posted By AmFlyer
The box even has a date stamp on it. Not all do.

The box even has a date stamp on it. Not all do.
Forum: S Scale 12-19-2019, 07:23 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
When I got back home from my trip to the frigid...

When I got back home from my trip to the frigid east coast there was a Lionel box with three new items waiting for me. So Christmas might be early this year.
First picture is the new U36 Legacy...
Forum: S Scale 12-19-2019, 04:51 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Great looking K5 set. Kenny, I spent some time...

Great looking K5 set.
Kenny, I spent some time looking for your set. there is no documented set from 1954 that matches the contents of your set. There is one that is almost identical made in 1955,...
Forum: S Scale 12-19-2019, 09:34 AM
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Posted By AmFlyer
There are no DC Hudsons so the tender is for an...

There are no DC Hudsons so the tender is for an AC set. It looks like a smoke fill hatch on the tender coal pile so it is likely from a SIT or possibly a 320 that had no smoke or choo choo. It is in...
Forum: S Scale 12-19-2019, 04:51 AM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Kenny, now that you brought it up you have to...

Kenny, now that you brought it up you have to find the photo! At the moment I am freezing in Baltimore, when I get home I will get you the set number for your 303.
Forum: S Scale 12-16-2019, 06:54 PM
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Posted By AmFlyer
Here is another accessory that was packed with...

Here is another accessory that was packed with some sets, mostly uncatalogued sets. It is not rare but not many show up at train shows unused in the original box.

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Forum: S Scale 12-13-2019, 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 12-13-2019, 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 12-13-2019, 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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