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After Jim's addition I thought I would address some of the frames.

The first one I was ready and got a Babe Ruth shell for buck. I removed the top paint with rubbing compound, paint remover , scotchbrite pad and a screwdriver for the edges. It fists nice. I finished it with the acrylic nonwax.

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3464 boxcar

The next frame I found out was a 3464 boxcar that has an activated plunger for a man to open the door. As it turned out I have a shell in my junk box. Plus I have one whole in my collection.

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Obviously I don't have all the parts but it's a start.
 

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The trade secret is that it IS the cellar!. Actually I constantly add and remove and fix stuff from it. I work on my adding to my parts box, that!, can be interesting.

The next frame was a gondola.B&M is the newest expert after his large purchase. The one next to it is a poultry car frame. It is larger than the boxcax and it also has a man at the door activation.
 

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That reminds me...you probably know AF made some HO scale stuff. I recently got a parts assortment (Stillakid pointed it out to me because of the boiler-front). It had an AC field (coil, whatever you want to call it) that looks like it's from an HO size engine. Just like the AF S scale, but smaller. Thought I'd mention it in case anyone was desperately seeking one.
 

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The 1009 Scout uncoupler

This gem has my interests. Supposively so common, but I can't get a picture of one. I want to know what part is missing. So here it is.



 

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T-Man,

Re: the 1009 uncoupler ... interesting find. My 1958 #1590 set came with a manual uncoupler somewhat similar, though made of plastic (not sheet metal), I think. It has a little lever that you push sideways, then that cams into two "cheek plates" (????) that pop up between the inner/outer rails. Then, with these raised, when a car drives over, the cheek plates grab the round disc on the underside of the coupler/truck and open up the knuckle.

The hand lever on your gizmo looks more like a push-pull to me, rather than a side-to-side. Do you have any suspicion / evidence that this gizmo worked for magnetic couplers? Or do you think it was for non-magnetic (and non-electronic) manual couplers?

I'll poke around in my Lionel books a bit, but I can't say that I recall ever seeing anything like this.

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It's for a Scout non magnetic 40's vintage used I believe for those obsolete Scout couplers. I have the plastic rig that you mentioned. It's listed but no pictures can be found.
 

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Bob, I seem to remember there being a piece with an adjustable threaded piece sticking up. The adjustment nut was similar to a post nut for a transformer. I'll keep looking thru all the boxes of junk:)



Big Ed & Bob, it's, "Search The Junk Box Time!":laugh:

Do either of you know of a dealer that specializes in "Junk Box Sales?", or am I just gonna keep searching Evil-bay?

The Observation Car I just won(got anything new-thread), has no roof. It's an 8 1/2" car with no screw holes, but a rolled edge. take a look at the posted photos. I don't think a Lionel roof will fit:(

Thanks,
Jim
 

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T-Man,

I found a couple of things in my books. The first is a Manumatic Uncoupler from 1948 ... it looks to me like this was a PREcursor to your version. The second is a Manumatic Uncoupler from 1949 ... looks similar/identical(?) to yours.

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Can this be right ... a mint 1009 sold for $280 ?!?!?
http://www.ambrosebauer.com/lotdetail.php?auction=6&lot=139

Hope this helps!

TJ

Circa 1948:



Circa 1949:
 

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TJ, the second picture says it all. It shows the center piece that I am missing .Sort of a squished frog piece. I didm't think of looking at the old catalogs 1949. I may not have that one on disc.

Jim the nut belongs to a 153c contact it has nothing to do with the uncoupler. The piece you gave me is the bottom base plate.

Now I have something to look for at shows. That reminds me of more junk that got away.

This is a coupler adapter.One that I made that resembles the tt-100 or the the ts-162.The 162 has a lower adapter on one side. These can be found in junk boxes. The trick is knowing what they are. I saw these once and gave up in a brain blowout and haven't seen any since. SO keep the eyes out for these.
 

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2682 caboose prewar roof

In my constant battle to roof a convertible world, I the T-man have tackled this endeavor in the junk box. Jim will recognized this as a discarded piece of trash. :)This is my story .

It starts with a roofless shell. I gave it the scotch brite treatment and floor non wax. Looks Good!. Then a small piece of metal. It's all in, how to fit it.


The rough fit.


Now to go from this to that.


I started with slits and cut the corners. The piece is high so I am trying to set it down correctly.



When I was close, I went from tin snips to a dremel cutting wheel.Cutting up toward the top. The cutting off the tabs.


Then the windows were tought, one side is better than the other.


Then paint
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Done.
The frame is next.
 

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T-Man's Amazing Industrial Roofers strike again! Nice job.

That caboose is pretty similar to the junker I have in my newly aquired flood-victim freight set. I was intrigued to see that the roof of the caboose (main roof, not cupola) is actually integral with the side shell ... all one metal piece. No pop-on roof, like in other cars I've seen.

What, specifically, is "floor non wax" ???

TJ
 

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T-Man, that's a "Fine" piece of work! So much so, that perhaps I need to make another trip to the construction site down the road. Yesterday, I saw large pieces of duct work, sitting in the top of the dumpster, gleaming in the sunlight. I think they were calling my name!!!! :D
 

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Bob, I seem to remember there being a piece with an adjustable threaded piece sticking up. The adjustment nut was similar to a post nut for a transformer. I'll keep looking thru all the boxes of junk:)



Big Ed & Bob, it's, "Search The Junk Box Time!":laugh:

Do either of you know of a dealer that specializes in "Junk Box Sales?", or am I just gonna keep searching Evil-bay?

The Observation Car I just won(got anything new-thread), has no roof. It's an 8 1/2" car with no screw holes, but a rolled edge. take a look at the posted photos. I don't think a Lionel roof will fit:(

Thanks,
Jim
This is the first time I have seen this thread?:confused:

B&M's been editing it?:rolleyes:

What exactly are you looking for? A roof? Or the 1009?
 
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