Gauge 3 has a long history, in fact a very long history, as model trains go, dating back to when it was among four original model track gauges created by pioneering German toy maker Marklin Gauges 1, 2, 3 and 4. During this period, what we may call the “golden age” of Gauge 3, several locomotive kits were offered by Little Engines , H. Coventry , and Carl Puriton among others. This was the age of the amateur machinist, working in his small home workshop with a minimum of tools, a box of sand castings, a tube of blue prints, and a great deal of grit and determination. Many of the models were coarse by today’s standards. But there was also a great deal of variety:

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West Coast services face six hour walkouts over Christmas period Some 1, workers to be involved in walkouts, says RMT Wednesday 29 November Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out on December 15 and 22 and on January 5, 8, 26 and The union said around 1, train managers, on-board catering staff, station and clerical workers will be involved in the action.

Virgin said it will run the majority of its services during the strikes. We will not accept our members being dealt with less favourably than others. We remain open to continuing talks with the RMT.

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By Kate Miller-Wilson Antique Collector For more than 80 years, the Avon company has been selling personal care and beauty products, jewelry, and other fine items, often packaging their products in collectible glassware. The glassware packaging and the products themselves are very popular with collectors, and there are several sources that specialize in these collectibles.

Where to Buy Collectibles from Avon Whether you’re interested in the glassware or vintage Avon products, you’ll find a number of these items at local antique shops and flea markets. However, if you’re looking for the best selection, the Internet is your best shopping resource. There are many items from the s through the s. You’ll find dolls, Cape Cod ruby glass, figurines, and collectible plates as well, all made by the Avon company.

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Here yesterday, gone today. Came across a copy of David Jenkinson’s The Times always thought that young Michael must be a Grauniad type for 12 May wherein young Michael amazed at improved Manchester to Brighton service via Kensington Olympia and improvements to railway catering. Away from the railway feature he was surprised at how cheaply a Professor of Philosophy could be hired then and an advertisement from the Wallop School which brings out the very worst of Master Blakemore.

Colour feature based upon publicity material produced by the Great Western Railway which combines elegant text with wonderful reproductions of contemporary colour material mainly from the s: The linking text notes that the publicity material is built around the Taunton to Minehead branch and is divided into three sections:

By tin plate toys had gradually disappeared as plastic and advanced metal alloy toys emerged.

I’m keeping a separate entry on the list both to acknowledge the long-time support the Auto Body Shop gave this Train Garden and to help folks find this train display. Two train gardens at one stop, you can’t beat that! November 19 through January 2, Weeknights 6: Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Trains are magical during the holidays! There is something to see and do every day at this annual holiday event! Be sure to check out their website for all the details!

December 1 through 31, Monday through Saturday 10am – 4pm. Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Each year the garden features displays with themes relative to the Fire Department and current issues.

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Thurston and fired by A. Collis and Fireman E. On Tuesday 28 January No. Sparrow and Fireman Miles.

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December 1st, Williamsport, IN: This sale will start at the normal time of 10 AM Eastern, and will be available to view live on StoutAuctions. This sale will be a majority HO, but will we also mix in some O gauge, and O scale brass trains. The HO trains in this sale will consist of both European and American trains. Also included for the toy collector in this sale will be a few wonderful lots of Wiking vehicles, many vintages and still in original boxes.

Almost all of the higher end steam engines are New York Central. There will be a wide selection of locomotives including Hudsons, Mohawks, and other road engines. There will also be complete passenger sets, rolling stock, Kato track, DCC controllers, and more. We will also have another selection of Fine Scale Miniatures craftsman kits and other accessories. O gauge and O scale will also be represented in this auction. The O scale brass is a really unique collection from a gentleman who enjoyed kit building of both locomotives and freight cars.

Many vintage pieces of O scale rolling stock including a Walthers Hiawatha passenger set and more. Rounding out this Monday sale is a nice selection of both pre and postwar trains.

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History[ edit ] The name for O gauge and O scale is derived from “0 [zero] gauge” or “Gauge 0” being smaller than Gauge 1 and the other then-existing standards. It was created in part because manufacturers realized their best selling trains were those built in the smaller scales. In the United States, manufacturers such as the Ives Manufacturing Company , American Flyer , and Lionel Corporation used O gauge for their budget line, marketing either Gauge 1 or ‘Wide gauge’ also known as ‘standard gauge’ as their premium trains.

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I’m keeping a separate entry on the list both to acknowledge the long-time support Arbutus Auto Body Shop gave this Train Garden and to help folks find this train display. New design every year. Two train gardens at one stop, you can’t beat that! November 18 through January 1, Weeknights 6: Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Trains are magical during the holidays!

There is something to see and do every day at this annual holiday event! Be sure to check out their website for all the details!

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All modelers have a life but what do we know of it. The ModelersLife podcast is as much about the people in the hobby of model railroading as it is about the hobby itself. I’ve met so many interesting people in the hobby over the years we decided it would be fun to share their back stories with everyone else. So sit back with a tall frosty glass of freshly squeezed dish rag water, a big bowl of pine needles from last seasons Christmas tree and enjoy!!

As always Otto was more than willing to participate and once again turned out to be a great guest. So good in fact we ended up talking to him for an hour and a half.

We will also have 00 trains, a 5D test bench, two sets of rare green sample prewar passenger cars, R orange, black, plates, master carton of Geiger counters, Solid stripe, E set in killer boxes, series standard gauge freights in boxes, D10 Lionel dealer display layout and many other great items.

From a tomb dating — BCE, Kerameikos Archaeological Museum, Athens Most children have been said to play with whatever they can find, such as sticks and rocks. Toys and games have been unearthed from the sites of ancient civilizations. They have been written about in some of the oldest literature. Toys excavated from the Indus valley civilization — BCE include small carts, whistles shaped like birds, and toy monkeys which could slide down a string. Thousands of years ago, Egyptian children played with dolls that had wigs and movable limbs which were made from stone, pottery, and wood.

When Greek children, especially girls, came of age it was customary for them to sacrifice the toys of their childhood to the gods. On the eve of their wedding, young girls around fourteen would offer their dolls in a temple as a rite of passage into adulthood. The game consisted of a square divided into 14 parts, and the aim was to create different shapes from these pieces. In Iran “puzzle-locks” were made as early as the 17th century AD.

Enlightenment era Toys became more widespread with the changing attitudes towards children engendered by the Enlightenment. Children began to be seen as people in and of themselves, as opposed to extensions of their household and that they had a right to flourish and enjoy their childhood.

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Meghan Markle’s PA ‘quits suddenly’ Meanwhile, in nearby Saint-Felix, a man in his 30s was killed when his car crashed into a tree as he celebrated his team’s win. Such accidents were accompanied by baton charges by CRS riot squads, as officers desperately tried to keep crowds in order. Windows were smashed and officers who intervened were attacked. A man lies bloodied on the ground as supporters clash with officers in the aftermath of the match Image: Getty Images Europe Smoke covered the streets as the clashes threatened to ruin celebrations Image:

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Investigative journalist Wendy Bacon. The Justinian Investigative journalist Wendy Bacon, who led coverage of the illegal police phone taps for The National Times, says the saga was hugely divisive and painful for many. At the same time, Bacon said they felt they “couldn’t cover up problems amongst Labor people, including Labor judges. They really loved him. He was a rogue and he was known to be a rogue and his roguery was celebrated,” he said.

Marr believes the illegal police tapes should have sparked a royal commission into corruption at the highest levels. Murphy and his legal team in Sydney. Supplied Clarrie Briese agrees. While Briese plays down any criticism he faced for speaking out, he believes the turbulent saga led to significant reform, such as the establishment of an Independent Commission Against Corruption in NSW.

There was no judicial commission and that’s one of the improvements that came out of this whole affair,” he said. Murphy was acquitted of attempting to pervert the course of justice in , but fresh allegations surfaced and speculation raged.

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During the years that toy trains were produced, their design and motive power have changed dramatically. Moreover, toy trains did not initially run on tracks. It was only in that the German firm Marklin produced the first standardized sectional track for toy trains. Handmade live-steam locomotives were introduced in Europe after the mid th century.

Steam locomotives and antique toy trains were subsequently mass-produced in the United States by such firms as Garlick, Eugene Beggs, and Weeden well into the s.

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I would like to share a very important email that I have received from Mr Bruce Knights of Knights Rail Services who have done an amazing job keeping the works open, to visit Knight Rail Services website please click the link http: By all means look back with nostalgia at the past times. At any one time we have up to 3 of the SW mainline EMUs in for maintenance in the former erecting shop, whilst the Freightliner work is now carried out in the Lift Shop.

To give a flavour of the type and level of work that is undertaken on site, a few notable events from the past 7 days are Delivery of 3 x 08 shunters for full overhaul Weekly changeover of unit for C4 on Monday morning. So by all means remember the glory of the Works in days gone by. Please feel free to reproduce this email on your excellent website if you think it would be of interest Bruce Knights Knights Rail Services Ltd I am sure all visitors to this site and ex employees would agree with me and wish Bruce and his team all the very best of luck for the future and hope the works can remain open for many years to come!

I have, however, added a few queries and if you are able to help, please email us and we will pass your information on to those concerned. Can anyone help Carol with any information regarding Ernest Edgar Lay? If so, please let us know and we will forward it on to her Hello I have just found my grandfather, Ernest Edgar Lay, Holder-up in your employment ledgers.

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How and where can I sell my trains? Another popular place is eBay which is an auction site and quite extensive but comes with costs associated with selling them. There are also national auction companies that specialize in selling trains. These national companies primarily deal in highly collectible trains and average run of the mill trains are of little interest to them, however.

You could also check with local hobby shops in your area or you might also be able to get a table at a local train show and sell them there.

The home has hosted many social, musical, and political events throughout its history and even served as a nursing school and hospital for a time.

These pages are best viewed at x x 32 bit monitor resolution This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the “Post-war Era” only from until This transformer would operate four individual trains on four variable voltage circuits, however the two inner controls were usually used for accessories and these have no whistle or directional controls. Has both power and short circuit light indicators.

Produced from until , early units would have a Bakelite circuit breaker which is more reliable than the later produced wafer-type. There are four variations: Earlier editions of this variation came with a bakelite circuit breaker. Reproduction bakelite circuit breakers are available.

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