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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:16 pm 
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Post 'em if you got 'em:

Lionel 10:

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Great runner!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:39 pm 
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VERY NICE. Thanks for posting.


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The first standard gauge pieces I acquired was a set from around 1926 featuring a Lionel 33 motor with a 35 coach and a 36 observation:

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At the time I was looking for something to run around the Christmas tree, and this old set seemed to fit the bill. The old fellow I bought it from had "restored" the locomotive but the cars were in really rough shape. Too eager to get them cleaned up, I found some dry transfers, stripped them and used a can of Testors olive-drab spray paint and a top-coat of clear satin lacquer. I managed to save the brittle plastic strips for the celestory part of the windows, and hand-painted the trim as was done originally. Some day I'll get the car lighting sorted out, and there are a few teeth knocked off one of the drive gears on the loco that should be replaced. The color is wrong, just as the color on the loco is wrong, but they still look sharp running on a loop of forty-two inch diameter track around the tree.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:08 pm 
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I bet it DOES look great going around the tree. Thanks for sharing -

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Lionel 120 steel tunnel from the 1920's:

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Hand-formed and painted. Earliest versions were papier-mache.

The 120L included an interior light.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 9:12 pm 
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Paul, I love the tunnel. I just snagged photos of the O gauge stamped one at a flea market last weekend. No use for it myself, but I admire. I had no idea that the painting on the O gauge one was based on the 3-d modeling on the standard gauge tunnel. Thanks for sharing.

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Here's a pic of a Lionel 512 gondola I restored a few years ago. It was one of the first pieces I ever stripped and repainted. The barrels are repro's I got from George Tebolt.
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I don't recall the condition beforehand, but it must have been pretty rough. I don't make a habit of repainting pieces that are just well-worn or have play hits.

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Here's a Lionel 78 signal that someone restored before I got it:
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The 78 was sold for both O and Standard gauge operation. It is a very cool accessory. One would wire it to a long stretch of insulated track. When the train enters the insulated section it will stop and the red light comes on. A bi-metallic strip inside the signal will gradually heat and bend until it touches a contact, closing the circuit and restarting the train, the green light comes on and the red light goes out. It's great for simulating station stops. A number of Lionel stations were actually manufactured incorporating this feature...I think they called it "Automatic Train Control", or ATC for short.

The ATC feature could be turned off via a lever on the back of the signal and the train would just continue through the insulated section.

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Here's a Lionel O-68 (O-gauge) and a Lionel 68 (Standard gauge):

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The 69 was similar but included a bell that rang when the train passed the crossing (via an insulated section). Fun, but tiresome.

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Nice work on the gondola. Great accessories. The Standard Gauge diamond sign is one of my favorites.


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