Not Lionel!

PhilP

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This *may* have been in a 'Lionel Store'?


But I doubt any serious train emporium would have given it house-room?
 
Tony Walsham

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YUK!!!
 
Rhinochugger

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Somebody loved it - but probably not a train buff :lipssealed::lipssealed:
 
PhilP

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What got me, was where the piston-rod was attached! :eek::shake::shake::shake::rofl:
 
trammayo

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Exactly - and you don't get many 6-4-0 locos!
 
Zerogee

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Looks like something Rowland Emmett would have dreamed up if he had ever got "into" American railroads.... :rofl:

At least they acknowledge in the listing that it is "a little bigger than G scale"!

Jon.
 
korm kormsen

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did somebody else notice the screws?
 
ebay mike

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Looks not too dissimilar to some of the cra 'collectable' transport items on offer in the dubious shops on the main road to the seafront in Great Yarmouth.
 
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Looks not too dissimilar to some of the cra 'collectable' transport items on offer in the dubious shops on the main road to the seafront in Great Yarmouth.
Isn't that what it is? Just a whimsical model of vague engineness to decorate your home? Might be a interesting challenge to fit a motor to it though.
 
PhilP

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Isn't that what it is? Just a whimsical model of vague engineness to decorate your home? Might be a interesting challenge to fit a motor to it though.
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Errrr.... NO!
:shake::shake::shake::shake::shake::shake::shake::shake::shake::shake:
 
ebay mike

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Isn't that what it is? Just a whimsical model of vague engineness to decorate your home? Might be a interesting challenge to fit a motor to it though.
If you fancy having a go Paul, I'm sure I've got some spare Aristo motors and gearboxes in the garage.
 
PhilP

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spare Aristo motors and gearboxes in the garage.
Meerkat impersonation ON..
(must dig the '66 out, and have-at that bogie..) :rolleyes:

Too many 'projects' (UFO's) on the go.. :(
 
korm kormsen

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as far as i remember, in continental europe, the cross-heads began to appear not before the '70ies. in south america even later.
 
dutchelm

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as far as i remember, in continental europe, the cross-heads began to appear not before the '70ies. in south america even later.
The first ones in use in this country were late 50s. I was an apprentice & I can remember cross head screwdrivers being handed out to the chaps. The screws were as rare as the loco!
 
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If you fancy having a go Paul, I'm sure I've got some spare Aristo motors and gearboxes in the garage.
No its the sort of thing best left to the very bored experts
 
PhilP

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You'll probably need to do a bit of boring to get into it!
:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 
JimmyB

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In the UK, except for engineering cross heads were rarely used until the introduction of pozi-drive in the '60s for wood screws.