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There they are! Those are exceptionally nice cars, great purchase. That 630 Caboose sure looks like it has two die cast journal boxes on the truck on the right side of the picture.
 

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Just the angle of the pic.
I think all steps are present and only 2 brake wheels missing.
The gondola has truck weights.
The 642 Tuscan is only car painted.
 

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Nice pair of coaches flyernut. The circus car has the die cast frame, the better of the 2 types with the steps and the under body detail, I.M.O.
 

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Here are the most recent additions to my engine (and caboose) roster.
First, a UP SD70, second an SF U36c with a SF red caboose and third an SF U33c. I cannot tell any difference between the shell moldings of the U36 and U33’s. The road numbers are different.

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While surveying the motive power on the layout this afternoon I saw an engine that snuck in without a picture. Here it is, a PRR green PA/PA set. It is a Lionel AF Legacy set.

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Tom, I think U33 and U36 bodies were the same. Difference was in HP.
U33 - 3300 HP
U36 - 3600 HP
Looks like HP had a lot to do with model number. I have a few U Boats in HO. Mainly U30s.

All your new locos look great.
 

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Very nice looking Tom! I haven't paid much attention to the new stuff since I usually buy all AF older steam engines but this set sure has my attention!

Kenny
 

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That's going to make a great looking train. Very nice. Those loads are expensive, even
the repros.
 

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I remembered this time, new to the roster today.

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I finally remembered to share my newest acquisition.
Got up early and was #10 on the list for an estate sale. (no need to get up at 5 AM as it seemed I was the only one interested in the trains.
Any how the prices on the AF stuff was way out my price range except these 4 "beauties". Can you figure why they put a low price on them?
They are totally complete in every way except one broken link coupler. I am thinking that with a soft cloth and warm air from a hair dryer they should turnout pretty nice. Tho' I have never dealt with this much white stuff, so, if any of you have other techniques for cleaning these please share them before I get going.
 

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A former scoutmaster donated this set to my collection a few days ago. I believe it's set #521T from 1952, which was a very basic two car freight set with a 300 Atlantic & tender, a 631 Gondola and a 638 Caboose. I serviced the locomotive yesterday and it runs very well on power through my test leads. I haven't had time to dig track out for a true test yet. The caboose looks like it was probably the most loved part of the set as it has quite a few chips in the paint and a couple missing steps. The rest of the set is in pretty good shape however.

My minuscule Flyer collection seems to be growing and I've yet to buy anything other than a 282 Pacific to complete another set that was given to me :laugh: I mainly collect O gauge stuff, but I'm certainly getting sucked into the attraction to Postwar AF stuff. Even some of their basic sets were very nicely engineered.

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The 1952 521T contained those items plus a No.1 transformer, 12 pieces of curve track, a 704 manual uncoupler and the 690 power clip. The engine was made in 1952, it has the 3 spring trucks on the tender.
 

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The 1952 521T contained those items plus a No.1 transformer, 12 pieces of curve track, a 704 manual uncoupler and the 690 power clip. The engine was made in 1952, it has the 3 spring trucks on the tender.
Thanks for the details. The track, transformer and other supplies are probably long gone. The locomotive shell was stamped May, 1952.
 
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