Continental Garden Trains
Guests can read but log in to post
Continental Garden Trains

For the average enthusiast of trains in garden scale.
 
PortalPortal  HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 New Acquisition

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: New Acquisition   Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:05 pm

I picked up a new tanker this weekend on eBay.



It doesn't really fit my epoch, but I've always liked the color and graphics on it. It was also very reasonable - I won it with a bid of $36. Strangely, there was another like it running a day or so behind, which was over $60 when the sale for my car closed. It ultimately sold for sold for $72. Both were described as new; the only difference was the $72 one had the sleeve for the box. Go figure.

_________________
Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
Back to top Go down
Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:05 pm

Missed this post... (somehow I don't get notifications of new posts, only from topic I replied in)

Very good bargain Bill!
For 26 dollar I would skip the sleeve too! Laughing

_________________
Paul pirat
Back to top Go down
Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:00 am

I have a sleeve I will sell you for $20 Bill..... Razz

I always liked this car, and the later version with the brake hut. Ditto with the BP "Olex" version as well.

What I did do, was buy some of the N*****a Rolling Eyes tank cars, painted them in grey....ala Vacuum Oil of Prague, Epoch I/II:

http://www.ets-trains.com/detailzbozi.php?IDZbozi=590&PHPSESSID=62587e0ae683e0cba16260bdaaff69f2

_________________
Garrett
Back to top Go down
clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:34 am

Garrett, do you have any pics of your handiwork?

Paul, I don't know how or even if you can opt to receive an email every time a new thread got posted that wasn't yours - but what you can do, if it helps, is when you go to the 'Home' screen (not the portal with the rolling window), in the top right corner there is the option to 'View posts since last visit' - I've just found that myself, so have learned something new today! Cool

_________________
Cheers,

Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Back to top Go down
http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:06 pm

Spule 4 wrote:
I have a sleeve I will sell you for $20 Bill..... Razz

I always liked this car, and the later version with the brake hut. Ditto with the BP "Olex" version as well.

What I did do, was buy some of the N*****a Rolling Eyes tank cars, painted them in grey....ala Vacuum Oil of Prague, Epoch I/II:

http://www.ets-trains.com/detailzbozi.php?IDZbozi=590&PHPSESSID=62587e0ae683e0cba16260bdaaff69f2

I used one of those "N-word" Twisted Evil tankers as basis for my Christmas tanker. Once you paint over the cheap plastic, they don't look too bad!


BTW, Vacuum Oil was an American company; it merged with SOCONY (Standard Oil Co of New York) to form SOCONY-Vacuum and later became Mobil Oil. There is a brief article on Wikipedia, including mention of facilities in Nazi Germany.

I think I'll pass on your sleeve offer.

_________________
Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
Back to top Go down
Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:18 pm

clive_t wrote:
Garrett, do you have any pics of your handiwork?


As far as I got was the grey Shocked. The rest of the markings I am talking with my wife (the crafty person of the house) to see if we can find some blue letters somewhere in decal/transfer or have the cut out of sticker paper on her Cricut machine.

http://www.cricut.com/

_________________
Garrett
Back to top Go down
Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:33 pm

Clive and Bill-

Here was the inspration, at a museum in CZ-

http://zmzlonice.draha.net/R555472new3.jpg

_________________
Garrett
Back to top Go down
KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:50 am




_________________
Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
Back to top Go down
pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:13 am

Thats great Bill, loved the advertisement - "liniment.........Pegasus of the rails". But what is/was the "sign of the Gargoyle "?

When I was little we had a Mobilgas petrol station in the town and I was always fascinated by the logo, it certainly had a magical quality to me, now if only I could remember where it used to be .......... (reverses brain)

_________________
Wake me up by noon please.

Patrick
Back to top Go down
KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:54 am

Gargoyle was Vacuum Oil Co's trademark for their Lube oils. I have no idea why.


Socony/Mobil used Pegasus as their symbol for many years. The symbol originated with the Magnolia Petroleum co, another subsidiary of Mobil. There used to be a huge illuminated Pegasus sign on top of the old Magnolia Building (now the Magnolia Hotel) in downtown Dallas, TX. A well known landmark around these parts. It's gone now off the building, but I think it still exists in a museum somewhere.

_________________
Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
Back to top Go down
Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:36 am

That would be a great small 4-4-0 to own, reminds me of the Crown Metal Products locos built for parks!

They also had the sphinx brand of petrol too.

Poking around on google.cz turned this up:



Sorry to hotlink, but I cannot find a way to attach a file to the forum, the upload does not appear to work for me?

_________________
Garrett
Back to top Go down
Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:35 pm

Quote :
Paul, I don't know how or even if you can opt to receive an email every time a new thread got posted that wasn't yours - but what you can do, if it helps, is when you go to the 'Home' screen (not the portal with the rolling window), in the top right corner there is the option to 'View posts since last visit' - I've just found that myself, so have learned something new today!

Thanks! I tried it and it works indeed. cheers

_________________
Paul pirat
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: New Acquisition   Today at 6:09 am

Back to top Go down
 
New Acquisition
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Continental Garden Trains :: Continental Garden Trains index :: Model locomotives and rolling stock-
Jump to: