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Aristocraft/G.H.C./New One Model

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Aristocraft/G.H.C./New One Model
Posted by Clint deWitt on Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:07 PM

I have dozens and dozens of these engines! They all run superbly.

So, my question is, who likes 'em. I have found they run fairly well with 12 cars, and I mean the 0-4-0 camelbacks and up. Not the CB&Q, of course. But a great runner (I have 4 of those). In total I have 43 of these masterpieces, 13. 0-4-0 camelbacks alone, 8. 4-6-2 camelbacks, 4. friscos, 9. Thomas Rogers, yeah I'm sick, and many, many others.

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Posted by rrebell on Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:56 AM

You are talking three different companys although GHC may have sold some under their brand. 

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Posted by garya on Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:10 PM

rrebell

You are talking three different companys although GHC may have sold some under their brand. 

 

I have a 2-8-2 that is marked Aristocraft, but it says "New One" on the bottom.  2 out of 3 ain't bad.

Gary

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Posted by wvg_ca on Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:21 PM

i have a new one, ho size steamer...

most were -apparantly- mostly die cast construction ...

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Posted by rrebell on Monday, October 19, 2020 9:09 AM

garya

 

 
rrebell

You are talking three different companys although GHC may have sold some under their brand. 

 

 

 

I have a 2-8-2 that is marked Aristocraft, but it says "New One" on the bottom.  2 out of 3 ain't bad.

 

Thanks, not as knolagable on the very early years as what the company did in later years.

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Posted by drgwcs on Monday, October 19, 2020 10:26 AM

Clint deWitt

I have dozens and dozens of these engines! They all run superbly.

So, my question is, who likes 'em. I have found they run fairly well with 12 cars, and I mean the 0-4-0 camelbacks and up. Not the CB&Q, of course. But a great runner (I have 4 of those). In total I have 43 of these masterpieces, 13. 0-4-0 camelbacks alone, 8. 4-6-2 camelbacks, 4. friscos, 9. Thomas Rogers, yeah I'm sick, and many, many others.

 

Wow that many- I have to admit I do find them interesting but do not have any. It seems like the majority of the ones shown on ebay suffer from zincpest and are in several pieces. They seem to be comparitively rare probably because of the zincpest (and it sounds like you bought the rest of them Smile) I have been keeping my eye out for one of the Colorado and Southern ones- These seem to be pretty rare especially in good condition- Although they "modified" a narrow gauge engine to standard gauge- I was going to use one for a dual gauge switcher with added couplers.

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Posted by steemtrayn on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:17 AM

My second locomotive when I was 7 yrs old in 1959 (After a Tyco F7 starter set) was an 0-4-0 camelback, and shortly after a CNJ ten wheeler.

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