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Old 12-19-2019, 08:11 PM   #1281
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What is the best way to clean aluminum and like to remove dome but really dont see how anyone tooke one apart if someone . thanks al
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Old 12-19-2019, 08:12 PM   #1282
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Well, your concerns about the 662 were unfounded. Time to get polishing, it should clean up nicely.

Great looking Christmas gifts Tom. It seems Christmas is coming early for a few of us. After finding out my 48 322 Was actually a 50 engine with a 48 tender, I thought I should find a correct one. I did, and this showed up today. It's a 1948 322 with the box and the cardboard insert in L/N condition. It had to thaw out for a while but runs and smokes like new.

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Old 12-19-2019, 11:02 PM   #1283
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Nice dome passenger car. flyernut has taken those apart and made them look like
new. Maybe he will throw some tips your way.

Tom, nice new engines. I love UP locomotves. I have many HO UPs.

Cramden, WOW !!! what a nice Hudson. Congrats. It looks great.

Congrats to all 3 of you guys. Nice additions.
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Old 12-20-2019, 12:36 AM   #1284
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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, the 103. The 103 contains the 923 IC reefer, the 931 T&P gondola, a 940 Wabash hopper, a 938 caboose, enough track for a figure 8, a manual uncoupler, a 1 1/2 transformer and the 747 cardboard trestle set. Problem is it is documented with a 307 engine. It is possible a few were made with a 303 but w/o the 4th car.
Tom I have searched for that set number many times with no luck. Since I knew it came from the Sears & Roebuck catalog I surmised it was an uncataloged set as Sears, Montgomery Wards, and some Firestone Tire stores had American Flyer sets displayed for sale. I mentioned the Firestone Tire stores because I can remember going with my dad to one where he bought all of his truck, car, and tractor tires from and every year at Christmas time there would be an American Flyer train display. Of course I had no interest in tires but sure would set and look at those trains!

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Old 12-20-2019, 12:40 AM   #1285
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Cramden nice 322 and with the clear box printing. Very good. Though I am not much of a box collector, I still admire nice ones that people seem to come up with.

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Old 12-20-2019, 12:43 AM   #1286
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The box even has a date stamp on it. Not all do.
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:34 AM   #1287
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Tom here is the partial photo taken of my sister as I mentioned showing part of the track and trestle pieces. This will have to do until I can find the other one.

AF Christmas 1954.pdf Never mind. Won't open. I'll try again later.
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:22 AM   #1288
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What is the best way to clean aluminum and like to remove dome but really dont see how anyone tooke one apart if someone . thanks al
It's Al?? Thanks, All??
Keeping my reply short, and judging by the picture shown, I would leave the dome alone. I would get the smallest container of Mother's aluminum polish(Walmart?) and a soft cloth and polish away.(being careful of the silhouettes) Check your bulb for operation, clean your pick up wheels thoroughly, a drop of lube on the axles and call it a day. I purchased an aluminum set a few years ago that needed a lot of love. That was replacing parts, cleaning, etc. If you decide to take that car apart, I can post how I did it. By posting what I did instead of a PM, you could certainly get better suggestions/methods over and above what I did.

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Old 12-20-2019, 06:23 AM   #1289
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Nice 322 jealous good luck have fun.
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:32 AM   #1290
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Thanks fred that would be helpful
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