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Gilbert Painting Surfaces at Flyernut Meeting

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

On April 23rd more than one hundred A. C. Gilbert enthusiasts met at the Reliance Fire Hall in York, Pennsylvania. Many interesting Gilbert items were displayed, but the real treat of the evening was the unexpected exhibition of a painting that once hung over the Fireplace in the office of A. C. Gilbert! This artwork [...]

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Tags: Main Line

York Flyernut Meeting & Firehall Premeets

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments

A special event takes place on Thursday evening during every York Train Show, The Flyernut Meeting. Formerly known as the Gilbert Get-Together, over 100 like minded people who are interested in Gilbert trains and toys attend. This is a “show and tell” session during which attendees display unusual Gilbert items, which are often accompanied by [...]

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Thoughts On The Economy And York!

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Once again, the spring York Train Show is approaching. It seems that no matter what time of year it is, we are never too far from another York Train Show. Last year I did not go to York, spring or fall. I had not missed both of the annual shows since I re-entered my childhood [...]

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2009 Finish Our Layouts Year!

December 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I write this while enjoying the sight of a nearly mint American Flyer 370 GP-7 engine sitting under my Christmas tree, complete with original box and wrapper. Some 57 years ago, a much younger man found this same train under his tree Christmas morning and was probably real disappointed that he hadn’t gotten a football. [...]

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New Panoramic Photos Section

April 8th, 2008 · No Comments

I have something brand new for you on MyFlyerTrains.org, I have taken up Panoramic Photography. Now you will be able to see photos of the rail sites that I visit in 360 degree panoramas; it is almost like being there! These photos will be able in 2 formats. The first is just a very wide [...]

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Tags: Central of Georgia · Main Line

Union Pacific #4012 at Steamtown

March 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Union Pacific Big Boy #4012 at Steamtown. Photo Oct 2001 Though it may appear at first glance that #4012 is steaming though the West, it actually sits rusting away at the side of the parking lot at Steamtown. You have to stand next to this engine to begin to appreciate how large it is! My [...]

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The First Day of Spring – York!

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

The first day of spring arrived today and a not so young man’s thoughts turned to the upcoming York Train Meet, April 17 to April 19. (I do not expect to be in attendance at the spring York this year. What with the cost of gas, and being that I live in Florida and have [...]

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Tags: Main Line

Light Weight Portable Layout Ideas

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

So you say that you would like a layout but just don’t have the room. Take a look at the layout displayed by Stumpy Stone at the 2007 S Spree in Columbus, Ohio. This layout was set up on a couple of those fold up tables. The foam base was in two pieces, making something [...]

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K-Line Big Boy vs Gilbert Hudson

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Assuming that the Lionel S Big Boy is actually the K-line O-31 engine converted to S gauge (and we don’t yet know this to be the case), this photo gives us an idea what the new Lionel engine might look like on our layouts next to a Gilbert Hudson. I admit I was a little [...]

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Tags: Main Line

Ward Kimball’s Trains on eBay

February 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I couldn’t help but feel sorrow today when I saw multiple auctions for portions of Ward Kimball’s train collection for sale on eBay. (It is sad to see anyone’s trains go after they die.) I had the extreme privilege to meet Ward at my work in 1981. When I was introduced to him, he seemed [...]

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Tags: Main Line