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Message 450

re: Snow Panel Yellowing

From: Chuck / myflyertrains
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: June 29, 2003
Time: 12:30 PM
Comments

My panels were also very dirty, but the washing did not really remove totally the yellow tint. I am not sure if the color is due to staining from being so dirty, or just normal discoloration due to age. Perhaps long term exposure to light is an issue... But, the ones on eBay do not look dirty, but seem to have the yellow tint.

Message 449

Snow Panel Yellowing

From: belairchevy
Remote Name: 165.121.178.185
Date: June 28, 2003
Time: 12:26 PM
Comments

Several years ago I purchased a set of snow panels that had damaged track and were almost brown from dirt. The track was removed and them I washed the panels in the sink using cool water and "Joy" dish detergent, padded them off with a towel, and used a blow dryer to finish them off. Some of the sparkle came off in the process but the panels were nice and white again. I chose not to try and replace the lost sparkle material although many of the craft stores have loose glitter that you could probably just sprinkle over the panels for a nice effect. 

Message 448

Winter set on eBay good example of yellowing...

From: Chuck / myflyertrains
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: June 27, 2003
Time: 12:20 PM
Comments

I have seen this a quite a bit. It seems that the glue used to attach the sparkles, mica chips, to the panels has yellowed with age. Not real attractive! You can see in the auction photos, where there are no sparkles, the snow is still white. I will get the photos from this auction on the site eventually. For now, you can see the auction at the link below...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3136247314&category=480

Chuck 

Message 447

Web Site Decision, the site stays up but...

From: Chuck / myflyertrains
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: June 27, 2003
Time: 09:54 AM
Comments

Ok, I have decided to leave the All Aboard site as is, and not move it back to Yahoo. To accomplish this, I now have it hosted on a free site that does have banners and popups. Something had to give, and this seems like the least of all evils. Thanks for your support. Chuck... 

Message 446

re : Winter Wonderland set on Ebay

From: Chuck / myflyertrains
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: June 23, 2003
Time: 07:32 PM
Comments

Nice winter set. Another one was on eBay this last week, in original box and all. It closed at $800 or so, but reserve was not met. Someone on the S-List chat Sunday said the reserve was $2000. Pricey! 

Message 445

re: K-Line "S" Boxcars

From: Chuck / myflyertrains
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: June 23, 2003
Time: 07:30 PM
Comments

Karl, good to hear from you! I would really like to see one of the K-Line boxcars. I suppose that probably will not happen until October York though. Not likely to find one way done here in Florida.

Chuck 

Message 444

Winter Wonderland set on Ebay

From: Karl
Remote Name: 64.12.96.204
Date: June 22, 2003
Time: 11:33 PM
Comments

OK.Heres's one for you. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3136247314&category=480

It looks almost complete... Karl

Message 443

K-Line "S" Boxcars

From: Karl
Remote Name: 205.188.209.71
Date: June 19, 2003
Time: 12:21 AM
Comments

Hi Group I just picked up a couple of the K-Line Boxcars at my local Hobby Shop this evening. I'm not familiar with the old Marx tooling but the boxcar shells use for the new S-gauge line do have a distinct O-27 look.... Gilbert boxcars are a scale 40ft in length. K-Line come in slightly over 43ft long. Width is 9.2ft for Gilbert, 10.6ft for K-Line and proportionally higher. The finish, paint and lettering is crisp, very well done. ...(one odd aspect here is very large reporting marks lettering where the length is listed as 36 ft?) Body, doors, door slides, and frame are all plastic with cast in detail (ladders, brake wheel, grabs. There is cast in brake detail on the underframe. The really great news, as previously reported are the neatly detailed diecast sprung trucks and couplers. These should give Flyonel something to seriously envy. I haven't had a chance to try them on a layout but they roll extremely smooth and easy. . I didn't pick up any of the Tank cars yet (they have this really chessy looking ladder). Scalers probably won't be happy with these cars as kitbash candidates because of the size. ...but for the price as toy trains these will be GREAT for the kid in us all to play with, while we save our Vintage Gilbert, and beautifully detailed S-Helper for more serious model railroading sessions... Thumbs up to K-Lines first S-Gauge effort.... Karl Chicago 

Message 442

Moving the club site

From: John deT
Remote Name: 67.30.205.197
Date: June 11, 2003
Time: 08:49 PM
Comments

Chuck: The site here is great (even if we don't post comments often) -- on the other hand, your catalog pages are SUPER great, and if you need the space go for it. It did seem that the yahoo site was more easily found by new All Aboard collectors, but maybe that's just an impression. John 

Message 441

Moving Club Site

From: JudgeatKCK
Remote Name: 66.140.92.229
Date: June 10, 2003
Time: 05:25 PM
Comments

Chuck, I don't see any problem in moving All Aboard Club back to Yahoo. I certainly enjoy the new catalogs you have posted. They have proved useful in researching particular items and accessories.

Message 440

gilbert accessories for slotcars or trains

From: judgeatkck
Remote Name: 66.140.93.31
Date: May 19, 2003
Time: 10:07 PM
Comments

I just purchased an American Flyer slot car/train accessory the keg loader. It is complete except for the small barrels. Does anyone know if replicas are made and what the approximate value of this accessory is. Thanks Judgeatkck

Message 439

American Flyer Collection Posted

From: greg@nickstrains.com
Remote Name: 68.109.72.58
Date: May 18, 2003
Time: 08:38 PM
Comments

I've listed some nice Flyer items on my site, www.NicksTrains.com. Click on American Flyer Collection under Newly Listed Items. In particular are the:

21139 UP Northern Exc+ 24016 Katy Boxcar LN/OB 21920 1958 PAs Exc- 21918 Baldwins Exc w/ screw crack 24800 series 1963 MP passenger cars Exc 24413 ART Reefer LN/OB and more with more to be added within the next few weeks.

I should mention also that I have not had a chance to really clean these items so they may look better with a little effort.

So, take a look at the site and let me know if you have any interest. Some of the photos are very large so it may take a minute or two to load them but the photos will give you a good sense of condition. You may also need to use your horizontal and vertical scroll bars to view the item once the photo has loaded (it'll make sense once you're there).

Thanks much! Happy railroading!

Greg Nicholas www.NicksTrains.com TCA, TTOS, LCCA 949-305-TRAIN (8724)

Message 438

800 Set / Is anyone out there?

From: myflyertrains / Chuck
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: May 04, 2003
Time: 09:32 AM
Comments

Just listed today, a set of 8 panels on eBay. 4 curves, 2 straights, 2 switches.

AMERICAN FLYER #1 PIKEMASTER LAYOUT SECTIONS Item # 3129960895

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3129960895&category=480

PS: Is anyone out there and actually visiting the All Aboard site?

Chuck 

Message 437

All Aboard Accessory Lot

From: myflyertrains / Chuck
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: April 27, 2003
Time: 09:18 PM
Comments

Sure accessories, for those in need...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3129161759

As always, Let the Buyer beware!

Chuck 

Message 436

Cross over panel - looks new in box!

From: Chuck / myflyertrains
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: April 07, 2003
Time: 09:04 PM
Comments

On eBay, what appears to be a crossover panel, new in the box. A bit rare!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3125178342

As always, Cavet Emptor

Chuck 

Message 435

panel layout for train show

From: JudgeatKCK
Remote Name: 66.140.92.242
Date: April 06, 2003
Time: 05:31 PM
Comments

I am looking for suggestions for displaying an all aboard panel layout at a train show here in Kansas City the first weekend in May. The Kansas City S-Gaugers will also be setting up our 40 foot long module layout. I have all of the panels and will have 3 four by 8 tables with which to work. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Message 434

Re: 12 Panel box

From: belairchevy
Remote Name: 165.121.176.91
Date: March 22, 2003
Time: 01:32 AM
Comments

In my 12 panel set is a box stamped with black letters B4N877, Train Set #3. It contains the locomotive, cars, and transformer. There is a second box stamped with green letters 20813 Train Set #3 That contains all the scenery items. Both boxes are approx 17 x 17 x 5. The box stamped B4N877 opens at the center while the 20813 box opens at the end.

Message 433

12 Panel box

From: Stan9432 / posted from old club
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: March 15, 2003
Time: 08:35 AM
Comments

can anyone tell me if the 12 set pannel box had a smaller box inside of it tha was made by eastern corrugated container corp of clifton new jersey and had train set # 3 b 4n877 in it . The lettering on the box is blue please let me know i have this box and would like to know what went in it thanks Stanley Sobieski americanflyer@cox.net

Message 432

Crossover panel on eBay, if you need one...

From: Chuck / myflyertrains
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: March 14, 2003
Time: 12:36 PM
Comments

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3121193077

As always, cavet emptor!

Chuck 

Message 431

eBay Auction - you wouldn't find this one!

From: Chuck / myflyertrains
Remote Name: 65.33.185.192
Date: March 14, 2003
Time: 12:24 PM
Comments

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3120966667

Really hidden. 600 panels and more....

Enjoy.... 

Message 430

Panels sold at Cal Stewart

From: Ed Eckert
Remote Name: 207.214.211.248
Date: March 05, 2003
Time: 07:57 PM
Comments

I was at the Cal Stewart (TCA) meet in Santa Clara, Ca. A gentleman had 14 new/like new panels and 8 boxes. One rh switch boxed, two lh switches boxed, one crossover boxed, one curve boxed, one straight boxed, one crossover box with six straight panels incomplete. One box had 4 cream colonial houses in it and one regular colonial house, all in original wrapping. He was asking $700.00 and got $500.00 while I was standing there. Also a 20811 set without all of the pieces, but with the rolling stock brought $50.00. No other All Aboard stuff was there.

Message 429

Track for the sets

From: Philip.Howe2@verizon.net
Remote Name: 141.156.187.249
Date: February 28, 2003
Time: 06:03 PM
Comments

If you are considering track to replace the pikemaster on some or all of your panels, you might look at the American Models Universal Track flexible sections, or the S Helper flexible track. The newest track is from American Classics in California. They all look great, and have solid rails. They are easier to bend than the Gargraves track, probably, and look as good.

To attach them, you could try using the plastic ties from a hardware store which are used to bind bundles. Classic Toy Trains had an article last year on one layout built with O gauge track on which the owner secured the track to the table by using those plastic ties. Using them would avoid the need to drill into the panels, and if you wanted to move the track later, you could snip the plastic tie.

As I was considering this question, I thought that if the panels did not already have the raised trackbed, and were 20 or 21 inches square, the S Helper track with the roadbed would look very good on the panel. If Gilbert made the panels with a trough, the S Helper track would slip nicely into a wider panel with the trough. We can always dream of "what if".

These are my ideas. Track for operating accessories can be built with these modern track sections, or the manufacturers may make them now.

Message 428

Re: Why not flyer track

From: hcopter52/John
Remote Name: 198.208.223.35
Date: February 27, 2003
Time: 05:13 PM
Comments

I tried placing flyer curved track on the curve panels and you would have to bend the connecting pins so much that it would not hold a loco on the curves. I have not tried bending the track itself and probably will not. I am going to simply remove a section of pikemaster from a straight section so as to get it to lay in the accessory and then replace the track. Only problem I see with that is I will have to drill a hole in the accessory so I can replace the rivets. Dont really want to do that either..Suggestions? Thanks to all,John.

Message 427

Re; Why Not Flyer Track

From: myflyertrains / Chuck
Remote Name: 67.8.236.70
Date: February 26, 2003
Time: 11:25 PM
Comments

Standard curve track is 21 inch radius, and will not fit on the panels. Pikemaster track was approx 16 inch radius. I don't know if it would be possible to rebend standard track to fit; I have not tried. You could certainly use standard straight track though. 

Message 426

re: New layout Photos

From: hcopter52/John
Remote Name: 198.208.223.35
Date: February 26, 2003
Time: 11:47 AM
Comments

GREAT Photos Chuck, what took you so long? What else have you got to do? Why not go a step further and just lay down flyer track with roadbed on the panels? I know you like cargraves but if I am going to remove all the pikemaster why not just replace with all the flyer track I have along with the switches? Then I can run all the locos I have. I am interested in how well the cattle yard works with cargraves tho. Your thoughts---and keep up the excellent site,John.