1. Tommy Keyes

    Tommy Keyes TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Everyone I've have been busy restoring a vw and with high school so took a long break from z for the past couple years but since I was recently given a few more pieces I figured I'd share these-anyways as many you are probably aware Nelson gray was Instrumental in american prototype z scale and he designed many of the early microtrains designs that we see today. I learned about him in one of my back issues of Z-track and have been collecting his pieces over the past couple of years. Notably all but one f7 is boxed for hobbyshop sale which is interesting because it contradicts what even a friend of his has said of his products, here is what I have-more photos can be added upon request. also old prices are marked from when they were originally sold. hope you enjoy!

    #100 60ft boxcar $4:25
    #102 tank car $2:75
    #107 f7 without chassis intended for marklin conversion $9:25
    #107 f7 chassis and shell (built and painted box missing)
    #200 nn3/z 40ft oldtimer boxcar $7:25
    #201 nn3/z oldtimer gondola $5:25
    #204w Nn3 caboose $25
    #303 fine scale usa couplers nn3/z (X6) $1ea
    #? nn3 0-6-0 conversion for nn3
     
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  2. Tommy Keyes

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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Is this show and tell, or a sale? It is interesting to see these early Z pieces. The F7 caouls also be used for D&RGW, as it used dual headlights. One was retired by Rio Grande and ended up on Penn central. Sure looked odd with all the single headlight units PC had.
     
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  4. Tommy Keyes

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    just show
     
  5. rvn2001

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    Hi Tommy,

    It's good to see you back. That's a nice collection!
     
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    Twinkle, twinkle little streamliner, How could you look any finer. We watch you speed down the line without care. We just admire your streamlined flare. Sharp looking loco. :cool:
     
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    I still have a few Nelson Gray cars in my collection and I think I still have one of his original price list/order sheets filed away around here somewhere.
    Copped from my collection DB

    100 60 foot boxcar Kit with trucks, couplers, and instruction sheet
    100 60 foot boxcar Kit with trucks, couplers, and instruction sheet
    102 Tank Car Kit with trucks, couplers, and instruction sheet
    103 Flat Car Kit with trucks, couplers, and instruction sheet
    104 Bulkhead Car Kit with trucks, couplers, and instruction sheet
    105 Gondola Car Kit with trucks, couplers, and instruction sheet
    106 F-7 Diesel Dummy Kit with trucks, couplers, and instruction sheet
    107 F-7 Diesel Shell Only Kit with instruction sheet
    107 F-7 Diesel Shell Only Kit with instruction sheet

    I can pull them out of storage and get pictures this weekend if anyone is interested?
     
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  8. Tommy Keyes

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    I'd love to see!!!
     
  9. Bruce Block

    Bruce Block New Member

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    I was told 15-20 years ago that this was a Nelson Gray 0-6-0 shell. I haven't seen this mentioned and I am sharing a few photos. Its history is just hearsay unfortunately on my end. Bruce
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  10. CNE1899

    CNE1899 TrainBoard Member

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    Bruce,
    If it is cast, it is what my dad created while developing steam power in the early days of American Z.
    Here's a link to a thread I created about my dad's stuff and his involvement with Z scale.

    By the way, I sold the Nelson Gray items in the thread to a TrainBoard member.

    Scott
     
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