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For todays post I have an item I found on a vendor’s table. It is in new condition, never used. This is the only one of these I have ever seen. It makes me wonder what else is out there to be found.

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Well, at least there are two of them that were made. I remember seeing one on ebay a few years ago. The seller didn't know too much more about it but what the box showed. The tool was in the box, but only some of the spikes in a bag, no boxes. Definitely a conversation piece. Nice find.
 

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I only have one big motor. Its in my 336 Northern. Nothing wrong with smaller motor.
I have 2 northerns, one big motor, one smaller motor. They both run good but maybe its in my head but I would rather have the large motor. A Hudson with large motor figure 200 or more for a nice one. I keep
looking for a large motor in anything that seller does not know and no one else sees it. LOL, has not happened yet.
If I could have only one engine it would be a Hudson.
That is good info, thanks guys.
 

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I had a chance to get 2 of these from flyguy55 and I jumped on it.
They are some of my favorite cars.
AF 647
 

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They are pretty nice. The one on the right has some age cracks in the brown roof paint.
Roof paint seems thicker on that one. No paint flaking.
 

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When I tested this I thought there was a problem, but it was easily fixed. The junction of the wire from power source to winding and lights was not insulated and arcing to the structure. A bit of shrink tubing did the trick. Works like new and has two clean 696 track trips. I try and focus on postwar to mid 1950's 3-digit accessories. My research indicates that this is a 759, sold in a 23763 box, so it basically fits that requirement.
 

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This is how I store my AF steamers and cars. An Atlantic or a
Pacific fit with tenders attached. Northerns have to have tender
detached. They cost $3.00 including tax and I get them at a local baseball card shop. They stack great. I have 13 of them. I have an inventory list and each item has the number of the box item is in. Each box is numbered. It does make finding something easier.
 

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Nice looking N.P. cars mopac. The only extra car Dad bought for our trains was a 947 N.P. I always liked this car. Like your 759 shaker281, a 5 digit box puts it at a 1957 production. Good job getting it straightened out.
 
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