Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lionel No.6 Armature Shaft Bushings

I'm working on finishing the repair and repainting of a very early ca. 1906-08 Lionel No.6 Steamer. This is a picture of the motor. The motor has a brass frame with bronze (probably) bushings for the armature shaft. Notice the scribe line for centering. Click on the picture to enlarge it. I hope to have the job done so that I can take the loco to show it at the SGMA display this weekend at the World's Greatest Hobby Show in Oaks, PA.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone! Here's a few of the cards I received -

From Kirk:

From Al -

Friday, December 12, 2008

Starting to Post Again

Sorry for not posting in a while, I was out in CA all week. I'll start posting in the next few weeks. I want to do a review of the Brass Piper and I've made some progress on my train room (they'll be up and running soon).

I also want to do some writing on Buddy L. If anyone has any cool Buddy L pics they can send....


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Great Toy Train Dealers

I'm going to start posting some great toy train dealers out on our links area. I'm not going to put out tens, hundreds or thousands. We may get a dozen or so if we're lucky. The goal is to identify great toy train dealers that don't just vomit out postwar price lists but have standard gauge on the shelves all the time. I think we should patronize these people more often than not.

I'm not going to make a big thing over it. If you have a favorite train reseller that has gone above and beyond, let me know and I'll put them up on the site.

The first one nominee will be Western Depot.