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0-4-2T, by Great Western Model Locomotives in 1948?

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0-4-2T, by Great Western Model Locomotives in 1948?
Posted by BN7150 on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:22 PM

Do you have any idea about this O-scale model? I think it's a 1948 GWML product. Visit my blog to see for more photos. http://o-colle.seesaa.net/article/489968425.html

 page 33 of the Nov. 1966 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

 page 366 of the May 1948 issue of Model Railroader magazine

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Posted by snjroy on Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:28 AM

Hi there. It sure looks like it, but I'm not a specialist in the area. You might have more luck on the forums that specialize in 2 rail O scale. A Google search should lead you to them.

Simon

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Posted by dknelson on Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:36 AM

It closely resembles the 0-4-2T drawings that Linn Westcott made for Model Railroader way back, maybe before 1940.  It was I think a Vulcan prototype but Westcott drew in the herald for the model railroad he was planning at the time and more than one manufacturer copied even that when they made their version of the locomotive.

 

   Athearn's 0-4-2T in HO followed the drawings but the model was slightly larger than 1:87 so the motor would fit; a brass importer also had it in HO.  It would not be surprising at all if this outfit made it in O scale as well.

Dave Nelson

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