Car of the Day

thetramp Apr 2, 2013

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    Here is a pair of old timers I had stashed away. They were pulled by my Casey Jones steamer.

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    Nice! I have both of those along with a baggage car and a shorter passenger without the raised roof. Pulled by a 4-6-0 steamer. Just no layout yet. And mine are in dark brown.
     
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    Another of my old timers.

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  4. Mike VE2TRV

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    Some of my old-timers from August 1974:

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    Dad's photo. I actually got those the next Christmas. So Dad was already plotting the big event...;)
     
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    Gondola with my first attempt at making a junk load. The trees in the background are made from air conditioner filters and skew sticks.

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    My lionel CP Rail gondola with coal load.

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    This B & O hopper is from the late 1960's. It has a cast iron frame and the trucks are cast iron also. I once tried to put intermountain metal wheels on this car and is shorted out my track. The result, I had to put the plastic wheels back on it - bummer. I also have a white hopper like this one somewhere with a Holly road (I think) name. This is an old picture so I don't remember is the body is cast iron also.

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    Rock Island Caboose & Locomotive.

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    A pair of special forces cars that came with the small army colored switcher I posted in Locomotive of the day a few days ago. I picked up that set at the local Salvation Army outlet store a few years ago. I have the caboose somewhere.

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    A Grand Trunk Western boxcar.
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    Gulf Mobile & Ohio boxcar.

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    M S & L Boxcar
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    I painted this caboose orange and also painted a locomotive the same color. I was going to decal them - R & F RR. At this time, I can not find the locomotive. When I do find it, I will post them together.

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    I think this is the last of my advertisement cars.

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    How many cars and engines do you have? All HO?
    Thanks for showing us.
     
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    Yes, everything is HO. I don't know exactly how many cars and locomotives I have. It seems every time I turn around, I find a box with cars or locomotives in it. When I packed up everything after the flood and moved, things got misplaced. I have not shown the cars and locomotives that need repairs - there are a few of those. When I would go to train shows, I would buy cars & locomotives on the cheap and repair them as needed. Some I could repair and some were good for parts only.
     
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    I do that on occasion. I found a Bachmann H16-44 some years ago for $30 but the vendor said it didn't work. I figured the risk was acceptable and at worst, I would turn it into a dummy.

    Turns out it was a poor contact caused by some overenthusiastic greasing (probably a relative of the guy who rustproofed my Dad's 1990 Trooper :eek:). I cleaned it out, lubed only the moving parts, and it ran like a charm. I repainted it as CN 2206 (in 1950s freight colors) and it still serves today.

    That's the fun of train shows - you never know what you find, and even if you don't, it's the thrill of the hunt! :)
     
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    About 7 years ago I bought two of these Reading gondolas with a gravel load. Sorry about it being off focus. I put metal wheels on it.

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    A black Erie gondola

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    A Reading flat car.

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