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Old 06-29-2019, 10:43 AM   #1
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Followed you alls suggestion and snagged this...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1953-Americ...72.m2749.l2649

Very clean looking 15B with original box. Can't wait to see it.

Also got this as mine was way past fixing and I have the log loader. A nice 717 log car.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/American-Fl...72.m2749.l2649
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:59 PM   #2
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The plug has been replaced but the wire looks original. I wonder what he means that the dead man feature did not respond. On a 15B the only way to put zero volts on the track is to lift up the handle. Rotating all the way off still leaves about 7V on the track.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:09 PM   #3
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If I am looking at the right item the paint on that 717 is virtually perfect. That car is either a 1946 or a 1947, hard to tell without the original couplers. You will need a #710 10" Automatic Track Section to operate that car.
I am guessing this is an early to mid year 1947 car. The reasons are 1) it has journal boxes, 2) they are plated nickel rather than die cast, 3) the stamping edges of the journal boxes are fairly sharp indicating the dies are not yet worn from production use.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:13 PM   #4
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You are losing me here. Are we talking about the same unit? I can't find any comment on the deadman's switch and the plug looks original to me. But, I might be missing something here. Good to know about the 7v.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:17 PM   #5
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If I am looking at the right item the paint on that 717 is virtually perfect. That car is either a 1946 or a 1947, hard to tell without the original couplers. You will need a #710 10" Automatic Track Section to operate that car.
I am guessing this is an early to mid year 1947 car. The reasons are 1) it has journal boxes, 2) they are plated nickel rather than die cast, 3) the stamping edges of the journal boxes are fairly sharp indicating the dies are not yet worn from production use.
Thanks, I just bought these last week:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/283521722768

A little pricey, but very nice condition.

Thanks also for the 717 assessment. Yes I though it looked awesome. Almost got it for $8 plus shipping, but someone jumped in last minute.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:22 PM   #6
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I suppose when I clicked on the included link for the 15B I was directed to the wrong item. That happens a lot, I think it is operator error on my part.
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If I looked at the right 717 those 712 special rail sections will not work. The 1946/47 require a 710 with the 2 inside actuating rails.
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:27 PM   #8
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If I looked at the right 717 those 712 special rail sections will not work. The 1946/47 require a 710 with the 2 inside actuating rails.
Yep, you are correct, the ones I bought will work on my 716 and 919 coal cars, but not the log loader. I missed that completely Thank you. I'll add the 710 special track section to my upcoming order.
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I suppose when I clicked on the included link for the 15B I was directed to the wrong item. That happens a lot, I think it is operator error on my part.
AmFlyer, not anything you did. Whenever I have clicked on an Ebay item link that has sold Ebay directs me to a 'similar' item that I might be interested in and there is an option towards the top which allows one to view/go to the original item that sold.
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:08 AM   #10
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AmFlyer, not anything you did. Whenever I have clicked on an Ebay item link that has sold Ebay directs me to a 'similar' item that I might be interested in and there is an option towards the top which allows one to view/go to the original item that sold.
Yes, you are correct. That has thrown me off a couple times. But if I click on the small pic at top right, then scroll down a little bit, I generally find the original listing with full size pictures.

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