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Posted by traindaddy1 on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:23 PM

Picked these up at a garage sale. lead. 1 1/2" tall  Would you recognize them and would you know who made them? As always, many thanks.

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:05 PM

I have these guys too and I believe they are manufactured by the "Erie" company.  I don't know much about them.  I think they are from the '30's - early '50's.  Look on the underside of the base and see if they have an "Erie" stamp.  I've seen them mixed in with early American Flyer sets and accesories.

Jim

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Posted by kblester on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:25 AM

I have these also. My Dad had them on our 1957 era American Flyer platform. I do not have any information on them.

 

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:25 AM
Appreciate your replies. No marking on the base. Our layout is Plasticville. These will go in the display case. Thanks, again.
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Posted by Roger Carp on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:21 AM

Hi traindaddy1

 

Please contact me at Classic Toy Trains for help in identifying your metal figures.

 

Thanks,

 

Roger Carp

Senior editor

262-796-8776 ext. 253

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Saturday, March 02, 2019 3:24 PM
Roger Carp: Thanks, so much.
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Posted by Major on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 2:17 PM

Bowser has also made these figures. I got a number of them about 20 years ago from Bowser because they are identical to the original ones made by Erie or Comet that A.C. Gilbert used to sell in the late 40's early 50's. They are over size for S-scale and a little under size for O scale but look great with the Mini Craft Buildings.

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Friday, March 08, 2019 11:05 AM
Major: Thanks.

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