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Author:  winced36 [ Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:56 pm ]
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Cruised through the Fall TCA meet on Friday. Other than a few parts for some repairs, I wasn't looking for anything in particular. Spotted this at one of my favorite Flyer dealers and decided I needed it.

I'm not sure what number this is, but I'm reasonably confident it's from 1938. It has been restored (had the required TCA sticker on the underside). It's missing a bit of valve gear which might be able to be replaced if I can find it.

Paul II

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Author:  paulrace [ Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:28 am ]
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That's sweet, Paul. How does she run?

Author:  winced36 [ Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:26 am ]
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Haven't had it on the layout yet (it's in a bit of a state with all of that mountain construction going on). I'll give it a try in a week or so after I get finished and the debris is cleaned up. The stuff I've purchased from this dealer over the years has been great from an operations standpoint, so I expect it will run well. I need to track down some catalog shots to see what sets it came with.

Author:  winced36 [ Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:04 pm ]
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A north-bound freight headed by an AF 3315 2-4-2 barrels past toward the 305 bridge:

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Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:23 pm ]
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Another York find, a Flyer 3206 flatcar:
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I bought this primarily to get the one retainer-clip that was still with it. I don't have any of them and I've been wanting to see what they look like so I can try to make a few.

Paul II

Author:  paulrace [ Mon May 02, 2016 7:27 pm ]
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That should even be within MY skill set. :-)

Author:  winced36 [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:12 am ]
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A display of prewar Flyer at the National Christmas Museum in Paradise, Pa.:

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Nice...

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:25 am ]
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Flyer 3192 (3195 loco and 3196 tender) from 1930 or 1931:

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Picked this up at York yesterday. Lucky to find one with the bell/hood over the headlight...most are missing. After a number of years where only electric-profile locomotives were catalogued, Flyer production returned to steam with this cast-iron model in 1930. Manufactured for just two years, it was the last cast-iron steamer manufactured by Flyer before they moved on to die-cast and sheet-metal.

It was catalogued with a set of 3150-series passenger cars or 3110-series freights. I kinda like the look of it with the later 3010-series four-wheel freights with similar journal boxes.

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:21 pm ]
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Flyer 3006:
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Another recent pick-up from York.

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:59 pm ]
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Here's a Flyer set of my own design I put together fronted by the 3195/3196 loco and tender:

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The loco/tender are from 1930, the cars from a couple of years later. I think they look good together as a group, with the journals matching, tender-to-caboose. Might put this around the tree this year.

Paul II

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