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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:02 am 
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paulrace wrote:
Paul, those are ridiculously charming, especially the first two! They look good with your village structures, too. Thanks for posting.

Thanks, Paul. I think they kinda fit with the putz village concept, but an electric train will work just as well. I have an American Flyer (#3196) that is basically an electrified wind-up, about the same size. Next time it's out, I'll post a few pics.

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A recent project has been the repair/refurbishment of an American Flyer set that belonged to my grandfather (seen here on the basement layout). The "Suburban", the least expensive set made by Flyer during 1926-1927, was purchased new for use around the family Christmas tree and the "garden" assembled beneath it. The set was found packed away in the basement of the house, and like many that were stored in damp cool places, it suffered some serious corrosion damage. Easily able to navigate the tightest radius of three-rail curves, it is a good set for a cardboard Christmas:

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These toys are typically pretty resilient...a good cleaning and a bit of lubrication will typically see them back in action. However, despite much work by myself and my good friend Don Carver, this little 1096 locomotive is running poorly. It will be returning to the workbench soon for another round of "diagnostics" and cleaning, hopefully to regain good running order.

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