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who made me
Posted by NVSRR on Saturday, November 19, 2022 7:17 PM

 This little 0-6-0 is all metal no plastic.  mostly a white metal, but a couple spots also show brass.   The one screw is missing that holds the pilot on.  note the jewels in the. markers.

The bell has the gong in it and it moves seperape from th bell No markings on the underside at all. the gear is brass as well But those couplers.  prototype look. that coupler bar does lift the coupler pin, opening the coupler itself.    this is not a mantua or bowser from what I can see.   but who built it?

SHane

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Posted by NVSRR on Saturday, November 19, 2022 7:20 PM

The headlight is screwed on. it is a little loose

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Posted by doctorwayne on Saturday, November 19, 2022 8:51 PM

NVSRR
But those couplers. prototype look. that coupler bar does lift the coupler pin, opening the coupler itself. this is not a mantua or bowser from what I can see. but who built it?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52511188194_0a651f31e2_h.jpg

That coupler was from Model Die Casting, and I still have a couple of them around here, somewhere in my workshop.

...and this is the early version of Kadee couplers

 

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Posted by wrench567 on Saturday, November 19, 2022 9:14 PM

  It would appear to be a Model Die Cast locomotive. They were kits at one time then built but very little details. There is added details on yours. Probably some of English model supply or Carry. The semi blind center driver looks like it was shaved down but I have seen them like that.

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Posted by rrebell on Sunday, November 20, 2022 7:46 AM

Looks like an Aristacraft with a Devoe coupler (MDC had the rights to that coupler later in its life). 

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, November 21, 2022 10:25 AM

It does run. But takes a lot of power to get it running.   It does need a serious cleaning and maybe a new motor.  Or new magnets for it.  
I was thinking of adding a detail kit.  Since what is there is mostly mold on details.  

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An optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel

A realist sees a frieght train

An engineer sees three idiots standing on the tracks stairing blankly in space

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