cast iron train question: model number JM103. Is this early Marklin?
I have and old cast iron train. I'm not real familiar with trains, so I need some help. This piece was passed down through my family. I just aquired it from my Gramdmothers estate. She was an avid collector of antiques, and this particular piece held significant meaning to her. Unfortunately she had Alzhiemers, and so she really had no idea what it was, or where it came from anymore.
It is all black painted cast iron, steam locomotive with attached tender car, and passenger coach as a sperate piece. The locomotive/tender is 6" long. The coach is 5" from front hitch to couple hitch.They measure appx. 1 1/4" wide.
Both pieces are marked with incised stamp, JM103. The number on the engine is on the inside on the tender box on this side. The stamp on the coach is hard to find, located inside the coach beneath the windows. Th JM portion is partcialy concealed by the front wheel. But it is marked the same JM103. If anyone knows what this is or where I might be able to find that out, it would be greatly appreciated.