Here's one for you steam modelers

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  1. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    A few weeks ago I mentioned I had a few brass steam locomotive detail parts I have no need for. I mentioned I would list them and see if any of you great Frisco steam modelers would have an interest in them. There are twelve items, ten Cal-Scale, one Kemtron, one Cary. I've had these forever, they were all purchased from great St Louis hobby shops who are all gone now: Tom's Trains (TT), Tinkertown (T), and Dasho's (D). I'll list them all individually, and will note the purchase price I paid way back when. I'd like to sell them all to one buyer, and I'll offer them at my purchase price from years ago. I estimate these were all bought over the period 1965-1985, with a few bought from Tinkertown during their close out sale 5-6 years ago. Add in $1.25 for shipping, and they all are yours. Here they are:

    Cal-Scale HL-201, Pyle headlight, with visor .................................. $1.15 (T)
    Cal-Scale BE-281, Standard bell, rope pull .................................... $2.25 (T)
    Cal-Scale BE-317, Modern bell, squat base .................................... $1.75. (T)
    Cal-Scale PR- 216, Power Reverse, Type C ...................................... $1.75 (D)
    Cal-Scale AP-240, Air pump, Westinghouse, cross compound ...... $2.50 (D)
    Cal-Scale AP-256, Air pump, 9.5" single phase, with bracket ........ $1.95 (D)
    Cal-Scale GE-211, Generator, turbo ................................................. $1.15. (D)
    Cal-Scale GE-212, Generator, Sunbeam .......................................... $0.75 (D)
    Cal-Scale GE-213, Generator, loco light .......................................... $1.75 (T)
    Cal-Scale PV-247, Large pop valves (6) .......................................... $1.00 (D)
    Kemtron X-230, Chime steam whistle ............................................ $0.50 (TT)
    Cary WH-146, Steam whistle, left side mount ................................ $0.75 (TT)

    Sub-Total ........................................................................................ $17.25 sub-total

    Plus shipping cost ........................................................................... 1.25

    Total ................................................................................................ $18.50 total (~$1.54 per part)

    Let me know via PM if you are interested. As usual, payment via PayPal "friends & family" please. All of the parts listed above are in their original, sealed packet.

    Thanks. FYI, I'm on the verge of offering another locomotive or two from the ones that are left (diesel).

    Ken

    ps - I've posted all my remaining Frisco decals on eBay tonight. All Herald King, unopened, nice sets, $2.75 each, no shipping charge, in unopened original packets.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
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  2. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Ken ... I will take them all!
    Pay you tomorrow!
     
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  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Sherrel -
    OK, sounds good. You have some big steam project in mind?
    Back in the early days, I had three steam locomotives, none of which looked Frisco, but were decorated Frisco. All Mantua, all kit built by me, all spartan regarding much detail, though they ran very well. I bought a bunch of brass detail parts to give them a more realistic look - these parts are mostly what was left over. All three of them - a 2-8-2 Mikado, a 4-6-2 Pacific, and a 0-6-0 switcher (my favorite) looked a lot better with some fine detail parts on them. What stimulated me to use these detail parts was that, during the assembly of the Mantua Pacific, I dropped the body. These were all white metal cast bodies. The thing hit the basement floor on its nose and the headlight on the smokebox was ruined, all smashed. Tom, at Tom's Trains, introduced me to the world of brass details, and when he showed me the Frisco coonskin number plate/headlight bracket and a Pyle headlight to fit it, I was in heaven. They looked great on the Pacific so I did the same to the Mike. The switcher just got the coonskin on the front of the smoke box, which I got from cutting up one of the Kemtron brackets.
    Alas, when we returned to StL from Purdue in 1968, I had a new baby son (Kurt), a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering, and no money. Thankfully, I still had my old position from which I had taken a leave of absence to go to graduate school. But, I sold almost all of my model railroad stuff, including the three steam locomotives. I tried a few years later to buy the 0-6-0 back - it was a nice little model, PRR looking, and Mantua had stopped making it. But, the guy didn't want to sell it, so I never saw it or the other two again.
    There's my tale of the day!
    K
     
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  4. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    How many times can one man sell all his railroad stuff Ken? Lol
     
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  5. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Ken -- nice story .. I'm tired and werry tonight. 5 hours + of driving ANYWHERE in California these days will do that to you - and that is for a slightly less than 200 mile round trip! I have a couple long term things in the mill so it is quite a ways in the future. Have a Mantua mike that I did what you described that my son decided to make a scooter in the carpet with and lost a few brass parts that I had hung on it. Then, in a moment of weakness, I picked up a 4-6-0 off ebay which I think I can make a fair resemblance of a Frisco - if not then I will just apply Rule #1. All I know is that It sure won't be in the Wirth Class!
    Still trying to get all the parts I need for the F3 project. What "cut levers" do I need - I'm not sure- Anyone?
     
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  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Steve - Depends on how much railroad stuff one has, or had. I had a lot. Many times, I got as much enjoyment out of buying and looking at a nice Frisco model kit as I did in actually building it. Much of the stuff I sold over the past year and a half was never built. But, I enjoyed having it. Still five book case boxes left, though much of what remains I want to keep. We'll see!
     
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  7. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Kinda funny Ken, my dad is the exact same way.
     
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  8. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Sherrel - I recognize I need to get back to you on all the other diesel detail parts I mentioned. Will do shortly. Been busy - we are working on a remodeling project for parts of our condo. Just had the building replace the caulking on our east side windows that had some minor leaks - one had a major leak, when Irma's eye wall came upon us three months ago. I wasn't up there on a swing stage with the repair crew 15 stories up, but I watched them and talked to them through an open window and they did a good job with the new caulking.
    K
     
  9. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Ken - I'm a day late, but payment's on the way .... thanks.
     

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