Does someone know the Prototype of this Tin Toy " ARROW " locomotive ?

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Hello,


Does someone know the Prototype of this Tin Toy " ARROW " locomotive ?


The Vintage Tin Friction Arrow Locomotive




Here is the DELTON Prototype 0-4-2T at 1:24 Scale sitting next to the right of the B&B Railroad " PUCK " .


B&B RR PUCK & ARIEL 0-4-4T DELTON 0-4-2T



2-4-4T Very Similar Cab Front Over Rear Driver Placement as the DELTON 0-4-2T
Vintage Tin Friction Arrow Locomotive Toy Train





Thank you,

Norman
 
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Looks a bit generic to me
 
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Also looks like any of the Sandy River & Rangely Lakes Forneys - a two-foot gauge shortline up in Maine. LGB made two such locos in their selection of scales, one large one based on the SR&RL and the other on a Hawaiian plantation shortline - Ollamana? - something like that. Bachmann made a 2-4-4 version as well, in 1/20.3 scale.

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maxi-model

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The diamond stack would suggest it worked somewhere there was a risk of setting fire to things from sparks. A wood burner or a loco burning pressed sugar cane waste - like as you say Tac a plantation. Max
 
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Better picture of one here
Appears to be a Japanese make and possibly meant to be a ‘Western’ tender loco rather than a Forney. Very common for toy trains to have a fixed tender.
 
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Here's the New York 'EL' loco -

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Designed by Mr Forney -

As was this one -
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Thanks guys.

I think the NYC Elevated Railway Forney is the answer.
 
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Like I said, a Forney.
Yep. It's got a flange-less 2nd driver tac. Just like a real Forney. :)

Better picture of one here
Appears to be a Japanese make and possibly meant to be a ‘Western’ tender loco rather than a Forney. Very common for toy trains to have a fixed tender.
I agree. A simplification of a tender loco. Tenders are problematic when powering up a friction drive. ;)
'JAPAN' is written on the boiler. :nod:

Nice little injun. :wasntme:
 
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Ahh ! The penny has just dropped why my Bachmann Fourney has a spring loaded locking bar, rather than a simple screw in bolt, on its rear truck. So it can run, as the design was primarily intended, "tender" first - not just for locking it for shipping purposes. It will be run like this in future. Interesting what threads can make you do. Max