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I seen that on Facebook. Pretty sweet!! They made a whole little Mopar starter train set. Bunch of Chrysler rolling stock. Also came with a mopar semi/hauler.
Got another display shelf built. Waiting on the stain to dry for hanging.
I found a postwar Lionel identification book that is no longer made, but was luckily documented and published online. Ive been reading it and my inner nerd is showing, but think it’s pretty cool!
I found out my 2333 is a first year production (1948). In ‘48 the decals were rubber stamped on the shells. ‘49 and up the shells were mostly heat stamped. Surprised at how well the decals on this one have held up, looking at the rest of the body. Normally the rubber stamped decals wear off fairly easily from what I’ve heard.
Also found out a good way to identify an original F3 from ‘55-‘58. The F3 mold got nicked in ‘55, and wasn’t fixed until ‘58. This resulted in every F3 produced between those years to have a defect in the right side behind the horns. I checked my ‘55 engines (Wabash and Illinois Central) and sure enough the defect is present. Cool!
It’s the little bump by the back side corner of the square body lines.
And since we’re on a car forum I’ll include one of the cars.... LOL The dually served as the work bench today for building the shelf. I still get tickled when looking out back and seeing her in front of the shop. Looks just right!
When are you going to build a track that hangs down from the ceiling? Have it going around the whole room?
How many links do you have to Lionel stuff like that and others? I can post a ton of stuff if you want. Where did you find that about the defect on F3's?
Im trying to expand, but the the significant other has other thoughts about it.... lmao.
I would never turn it down!!
Here is a link to the pages with the info-
http://www.tcamembers.org/standards/TCA Postwar Lionel Repros - Part2.pdf
Got the 3rd shelf hung tonight! Made quite a bit more room for some future purchases LOL almost the whole bottom shelf is empty now. All kinds of goodies will just have to find their way there.
I ordered some more small accessories and people for the city. I was pulling out some of the boxes to get some more track out for the display, and my dumb ass found one of the accessories sets I already had. Jackass! They quickly found their way to the table though...
Not to side track your thread Zac, but I think you'll like this. Pretty cool.
Uh-oh now you did it. I see a rail yard using up space in the shop.
Post away!! Think that’s great!! Love the rail running around the pond! I couldn’t imagine the up keep to keep that looking nice! That’s a lot of work. Imagine trying to walk out back during the winter! LOL
I’ve thought about an outside rail in the yard, but we have too many trees! It’s a bitch picking up after em now. I could see a bunch of broken track if we tried it.
No worries!..... Yet! LOL I’ve also contemplated a layout in the shop, but am too afraid with the humidity. It would need a de humidifier running 24 7, and even that wouldn’t be enough for out there. Stuff would get ruined. Maybe in a couple years if it ever gets insulated lol.
The old o27 stuff out and about today! City is coming along!
He's in FL... it wouldn't be too long before a lizard turned it into a "Jurassic Park" type of incident.
Dude is welding on the extra cab, cool.