A pair of mysteries.

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A pair of mysteries.
Posted by Kent Model Locomotive Works on Monday, April 01, 2019 4:36 PM

 Hello all, so late last year I went to one of my vendors, and I found a old trolley car in a box of wrecked engines, however after going through multiple books and resources, I have been unable to find andything about it, it is labled 3rd Avenue, and I believe the number is 810. Below are the pictures of this trolley. I also found a small speeder last month, and it has a simular looking motor to a spare motor I've had for years, does anyone know who made either of these, and some history of them? (Pardon the mess in the background, been told we need to move out and then we're staying at our current location multiple times in the past couple of months). Thanks guys. Smile

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Posted by lionelsoni on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 10:18 AM

I cliked on one of those, and all I got was an ad for G-Mail.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 11:58 AM

Same here, and I tried several, random selection.

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Posted by Kent Model Locomotive Works on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 1:51 PM

Sorry about that, here. https://photos.app.goo.gl/e2dPdUB1gUMjLNYK7

 

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Posted by teledoc on Thursday, April 04, 2019 2:52 PM

Sorry to say that link doesn’t work either.  Posting photos on this forum is Pathetic and one of the biggest problems when using this forum.  The software upgrade that was done several years ago, totally destroyed the “User Friendly” aspect of this forum.  The older format would let you see who was actively On-line, while logged in.  That feature is no longer availabLe.  This forum needs a far better platform to make it a little enjoyable to use.  Bring back some of the older features, and above all, figure an EASY way to post photos, directly from any device, WITHOUT relying on third party issues.

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Posted by Kent Model Locomotive Works on Thursday, April 04, 2019 5:46 PM

Sorry, I'll try again later. Thanks for trying to help out though

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 04, 2019 6:41 PM

I can see the pictures, kind of blurry, but they're there for me.

Unfortunately I can't be much help.  I thought the trolley might have been a Lionel product, but it doesn't match any model I've got in my reference book.

The speeder I'm drawing a total blank on.  Sorry.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, April 04, 2019 7:12 PM

Let's bring them over.

Ives had an 810 trolley, but it looked like this:

The ends of the car you show resemble the style Lionel used for it's large Standard Gauge trolleys:

Your model looks hand-painted, which makes me think European manufacture for the American market.  My first impulse would be Bing or Bassett-Lowke.  Here's a treasure trove of information: http://www.tcawestern.org/manufacturers.htm

Becky

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Posted by palallin on Friday, April 05, 2019 2:52 PM

Isn't that motor car the General Models offering?

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Posted by Kent Model Locomotive Works on Monday, April 08, 2019 8:24 AM

Thank you so much!

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Posted by Kent Model Locomotive Works on Monday, April 08, 2019 8:29 AM

Apperently yes, thank you.

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Posted by Kent Model Locomotive Works on Monday, April 08, 2019 8:29 AM

The speeder has been identified as a General Models.

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Posted by Kent Model Locomotive Works on Sunday, April 14, 2019 9:14 PM

So I studied the trolley a little today, and it has the initials dep on the front, any ideas?

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Posted by Kent Model Locomotive Works on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:46 PM

Well guys, I think I solved the trolley mystery, I believe that it may have been built by bing, by looking at some other examples of constructions by them, and they seem very simular. Thanks for all the help, and if you have any other info on the trolley, that would be wonderful.

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Posted by Kent Model Locomotive Works on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:05 PM

After posting my former post, I found a exact match. It is a bing, for a pic of a better condition one, just type bing 810 trolley on google.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:23 PM

That's it alright!  Big Smile

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