Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Great Train Show...


...came to town last weekend. Looking to move into another market, it was important to attend if for no other reason than to show the organizers that there was a market to cater to. I bought a couple of trinkets...

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...an HO scale AHM/Rivarossi 2-8-4 Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire", in excellent condition...and...

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...this nice vintage lot containing a 1953 Mantua 0-4-0 Booster, two assembled Mantua flat cars and a 4 wheeled bobber from 1960-62, as well as an Ulrich two bay hopper from 1959. Note that they have the older Mantua hook/loop couplers that were pretty common at around that time, and that the bare zinc metal and brass looks like it hasn't seen air for most of their 50+ years of life.

I'll give more detail reviews of each as time goes on...right now, I'm enjoying a slow day at the house.


2 comments:

Cristake said...

Great addings to your collection, sir. The 2-8-4 loco obviosly has the best look, but I love that 0-4-0 and its two flat cars. Which flat cars, by the way, are craving for something on them... what could/would it be? :) Maybe something "useless" in some junk/scrap box, there in the cellar... with some weathering.... like a truck or loco chasis... Huh, just daylight dreaming, nevermind. :))

Br'er Shaygetz said...

Yes, those flats are bare canvases just aching to be used to haul something...you're right, nothing so lame as pipe will do...it must scream "Unique!" ;-)