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My Love For Hamberger Displays

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Cool pictures love the train! Do you display all your figures at Christmas? I just started collecting I want to keep it small though not enough room to display a bunch. I love David Hamberger pieces but also like the movements of Silvestri Arts pieces, but I only have some of their smaller ones.

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Yes I do display mine. I have two old Silvestri pieces, each has 3 motors and the movement is a little different each time. They were made in 1959, some of my favorite pieces! 

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I know there are several folks that do the outdoor settings, lots of waterproofing I would guess

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He only has them displayed for a week, but a lot of them are in rough shape. I was there this past Christmas, it's one of my favorite displays!

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Man those Hamberger pieces are great, I loved seeing them in store windows, peoples houses, etc. do they still even make those? I'm dying to start a collection to set up in my garage for my display, or do a display house.

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Hamberger Displays was cold to Center Stage Productions in late 2004 early 2005. Center State discontinued the line last summer.

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No he passed away in the mid-80's. His son's Jerry and Marty took over the business and then it went to Jerry's son, Michael.

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I think we need to give people on eBay a lesson how to spell Hamburger, they mess up my searches for Hamberger!  lol

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Here is the before and during repair. I will snap a pic when he has been repainted and has been recostumed.

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Not rotting, just had so many holes and small cracks, vinyl spackling, it can be sanded nicely. Structural pieces like legs can be repaired with bondo or depending on the break fiberFix tape.

 

I usually let it cure for a day or two and then reapply where needed. The entire piece will be air-brushed when I get done.

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