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Author:  paulrace [ Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ives O-Gauge Gallery

There was about a 20 minute period when Gargraves made stainless steel Standard Gauge track with plastic ties, which would have worked outside with some UV paint on the ties. Not that you'd want to take rust-prone tinplate cars outside on any but the sunniest days.

Author:  winced36 [ Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ives O-Gauge Gallery

Recently received this Ives 550 baggage from a neighbor for safe-keeping. This looks to be from the 1916-1922 time-frame:
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At the outside it could be 100 years old...I hope I look this good should I get there.

Paul II

Author:  javinda [ Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:58 pm ]
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This is lovely!

Author:  winced36 [ Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:24 am ]
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I committed heresy and repainted the 550's roof:
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550's seem to be fairly common, so I'm not too anxious about it. Definitely looks better than the original gray.

I did a bit more research on this car. Many of the four-wheel versions were punched for door-guides, but the doors were not installed. I've only ever seen one four-wheel 550 with doors. Most of the eight-wheel versions have them.

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:40 am ]
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Ad-hoc Ives set:
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Lot's of refurb here, so little collector value (good for operator though). Runs and looks great. I need to find a 552 parlor car though...

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:01 am ]
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Ratbag Ives boxcar found in a local antique mall:

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Ives was the king of lithography...it shows here.

Paul II

Author:  javinda [ Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ives O-Gauge Gallery

They do have beautiful lithography

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