Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rare Set on eBay

Ya, I know.  There are tons of rare sets around.  They float in and out of eBay all the time.  These standard gauge Railchief cars are really cool in person though.  If you have a 400E and you want to replicate the Lionel O gauge set, check out these cars.   These cars are always interesting and quite frankly always amazing to see running on a big standard gauge layout.

Ebay Set Link


Sunday, January 19, 2014

More Swiss Tin

Check out some great tinplate layout pics from my friends in Switzerland.  These never get old....

Monday, January 06, 2014

Tinplate Show in Ulm in Germany

Happy 2014!

My friend Michel sent me a really cool pic from a German tinplate show.  I always remember those early TCA pictures of this amazing Fandor layout.  I think I saw them in an early TCA Quarterly.

I'm hoping Michel took more pics he can send me!

The hall on the picture is from ACE a european tinplate company and the train passing is a Maerklin 4000 loko, live steam.


Thursday, January 02, 2014

Wolverine Coal Loader and Hafner/Wyandotte Windup Train

Gotta love this tinplate coal loader!  Really cool and NO electricity!


Upcoming Greenberg Guide

Hi All,

Bruce Greenberg is coming out with a new Prewar Guide for Lionel.  It will likely be around the April, 2014 York Timeframe.  I always look forward to these as Bruce Greenberg really pays attention to detail and does his homework.  While there will always be debates about production runs, staffing and color schemes, there really is no debate of how valuable these guides are.  There really has never been anything like them before or since.  Here is a link to a current page for Bruce:


I highly recommend you take a look at the web page and then grab a copy of the  new guide at York or just before.  It really helps make good buying decisions and intelligent planning for layouts and your roster.