Little Loco & other Loads

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I recently acquired a large lot of mostly LGB wagons and locos from an estate - the more interesting ones I will share photos of when they get here. However, I do have one big pic of the collection and there are some small items that I know nothing about.

These little locos were, I think, a load on a freight car originally? Don't they have a funny name? And what about the 2 small yellow trucks/vans, which I don't recall seeing before.

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The other item I don't recognise is a small crane:

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There is a small flat car in the lot - would it have been mounted on that?
Are all these LGB accessories?

Any help gratefully received.

P.S. Here's why I was intrigued by the collection. #3 is a 2017 painted black, but the other 'inspection' loco/coach seems to have been made on a Bachmann 2-4-2 chassis, which I know how to fix if the gear is split. There's also a short coach about the same length with a pair of very short trucks. More to come. . .

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From the LGB LEHMANN GNOMY range........
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LGB 40043 Crane wagon
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Thank you. Now I have to find the frame for the crane. ;)
 

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I thought the little LGB Gnomy Stainz models where simple friction toys for kids? I'm sure we have one somewhere along with a couple of coaches, possibly a tram model as well. I have memories of seeing them for sale loose in a large clear plastic "tub". I'll have to go on a hunt for them.....
 

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This is my Gnomy friction motor tram alongside a Hornby O gauge Milk traffic van for size comparison.

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LGB 40043 Crane wagon
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Hmmm.. Looking around the assortment (which I only have a photo of at this point,) I find a couple of flat cars that look like the one Shed pictured. There might be

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There might be a flat piece that the crane sits on that I am missing, but all will be revealed next week when the shipment arrives.
 

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Thank you. Now I have to find the frame for the crane. ;)

Hmmm.. Looking around the assortment (which I only have a photo of at this point,) I find a couple of flat cars that look like the one Shed pictured. There might be

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There might be a flat piece that the crane sits on that I am missing, but all will be revealed next week when the shipment arrives.
The yellow flat truck is the one and I've attached the plans so you can see what you're looking for.
 

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Fred2179G

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attached the plans so you can see what you're looking for
That's a big help. I got the idea from the pic of the 40043 that there was a piece that slotted in to the stake pockets on the flatcar, used to pivot the crane. That may be the piece I don't have, but who knows. Let's wait until the whole kit and kaboodle turn up!

Thanks to all for the help.
 

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Gnomy Trams, Wagons and Carriages have featured quite a bit in UK 7mm narrow gauge model bashes at Show layouts.
PandSHobbies always seem to have a tub of them in one guise or another on the counter in their Scarborough shop.
 

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But you very rarely see (new) other than the open-back lorry, and the mini-Stainz.. :(
 

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There were also Christmas versions in the Gnomy series, some of which had a string to hang on the tree.
 

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Gnomy Trams, Wagons and Carriages have featured quite a bit in UK 7mm narrow gauge model bashes
Somewhere I read they were close to 1/64th, which would make them "S" scale [not uncommon in the US.] Which makes them a bit small for O scale?
I'm more curious about 'why' they exist at all - and if the answer is to bring joy to little people, then why are they featured as loads on the G scale cars?
 

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I wasn't aware the Gnomy stuff has been loads on regular LGB wagons. A quick google seems to suggest only on "collectors" wagons such as LGB anniversaries?

I suppose if you needed a more legitimate reason then perhaps a miniature railway loco being transported?
 

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Somewhere I read they were close to 1/64th, which would make them "S" scale [not uncommon in the US.] Which makes them a bit small for O scale?
I'm more curious about 'why' they exist at all - and if the answer is to bring joy to little people, then why are they featured as loads on the G scale cars?
Hm where is that ‘Confused , I don’t know‘ emoji when you need it?
 

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I'm more curious about 'why' they exist at all - and if the answer is to bring joy to little people, then why are they featured as loads on the G scale cars?
Perhaps they're like children cooking, they had some left over plastic so made something smaller to go with the main dish