Interesting history on these. If anyone would know & collect them, my money is on you!Yesterday Cramden posted pictures of some nice Christmas light original shades. He and I then had a brief back and forth about the lights. For the one or two of the readers who did not follow the Christmas Light discussion and actually care I thought I would provide background and a few pictures. It takes some work to keep finding working replacements.
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MoPac, I was unable to make the St Louis meet this year. To get those cars I ordered them when I preregistered for the meet. I do not recall what the St Louis car was.[/QUOTE
I have never been to the St. Louis S Fest since that would be a 400 mile round trip for me.
Tom looks like you got some nice IC cars there. I really like that gondola.
I hate to disagree with anybody but cramden it wasn't me that you were talking with about Christmas lights but will gladly join the conversation. While I do have a snake pit of old light strings, all C7 style, I must confess to buying one of those already lit trees. Got tired of the untangling game. I also have 7 strings of those old bubble lights from the 50's or early 60's my parents used when I was a kid. I now use the newer ones bought 6 years ago. Nothing LED.Nice looking cars Tom, I especially like the gondola, that's something I haven't seen on many Flyer layouts.
That's a neat light tower, looks like it might be a Marx.
For my picture today, sometime back I think Kenny(AFGP9) was talking about Christmas lights, can't find the exact post, but he mentioned the light shades that spin similar to the airport beacon top that Flyer and others have made. The heat of the bulb is supposed to make the beacon spin. I mentioned that I collect vintage Christmas ornaments and said I had a box of them. Well, The tree is getting decorated and took a couple of pics. of the ones I have. I don't use the C-7 lights anymore since the leds are much cooler and safer so these won't go on the tree this year, not enough heat to make them work. Here they are. They came 10 in a box. There are little metal cones that sit atop of the bulbs to balance the shades on, but apparently fell out of the box and are somewhere in one of the containers. I will proceed with a hunt at some point. They are difficult to get working, it's not easy to keep the bulb straight up so the shade will balance.
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