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Any V&T modelers out there?

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Posted by toot toot on Sunday, January 28, 2007 1:15 PM

I have seen an example of the International Models Genoa for sale on eBay within the last couple of months.  The model on eBay had a turned stack and domes no rivet detail smooth sided tender, but it was unmistakable that it was a model of the Genoa

 

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Posted by toot toot on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:32 PM
 TwinZephyr wrote:

Is there any evidence of this model other than the Brown Book listing?  Can anyone provide a photo of the box label or maybe an old advertisement? 

 toot toot wrote:
back in 1952 International imported a somewhat crude 4-4-0 #12

One of what looks to be the International Models (1952) run "Genoa" is currently on eBay item number 150106042104

it has had the drivers replaced with plated wheels, (original wheels were brass & unplated) it does not appear to be the later KK version unless the stack was also changed

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Posted by toot toot on Sunday, August 31, 2008 7:44 PM
 TwinZephyr wrote:

Is there any evidence of this model other than the Brown Book listing?  Can anyone provide a photo of the box label or maybe an old advertisement? 

 toot toot wrote:
back in 1952 International imported a somewhat crude 4-4-0 #12

one of these Takara/International models in kit form is listed on eBay, item 290257263556.  Item description as follows:

Item:   H.O. Brass Steam Loco Kit (4-4-0)  "American" Locomotive kit
                                     Based on prototype Virginia & Truckee "Glenda"

Manufacturer: International Model Products   
                                   ( by Takara Ltd. Japan)

                 Date:  1952

       Condition: Kit Form ( NEW- original box)

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Posted by mikept on Monday, September 1, 2008 2:17 PM

I amd new to this forum. This is my second post. I have been interested in the V & T since 1984 and have started building an HO V&T Lines several times over the years.  Since I'm retired now, I have once again started an HO V&T. As a matter of fact, I have started a web site where I am documenting my progress and the history of my journey in building the layout thus far.  Please, everyone out there, visit my site below and tell me what you think.  I think it is a colorful and excellent Roadname to model, even loosly, as it was in existance from 1869 to 1950 and had about 34 steam locomotives over that time.

Mike Tuomala's V&T Lines Website - http://home.mchsi.com/~mtuomala/index.html

 Mike

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Posted by tomikawaTT on Monday, September 1, 2008 5:14 PM

Howdy, Mike.  Sign - Welcome [#welcome] to the Forums.

I googled your home town first, so I realize that Virginia City is a day's drive from you - but still well worth the trip.  Just take US395 off I-15 half way up Cajon Pass, then turn right onto US40 at Carson City...

The best-preserved of the original V&T locos are at the Nevada Railroad Museum, which is right alongside 395 in Carson City.  There's also a beauty stuffed and mounted in the old freight station (now a museum) in Virginia City.  The operating locos at Virginia City are later imports, but the roadbed is mostly original.

I don't recommend the route through my home town.  OTOH, if you do come, bring money...

Chuck (modeling Central Japan in September, 1964 - in Sin City in 2008)

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Posted by TwinZephyr on Monday, September 1, 2008 7:00 PM

Toot Toot, thanks for posting that auction listing.  Even though the silhouette on the box looks like a V&T engine, I don't think the seller's description is credible.  Too many details on the model (which was imported in the late 1950's, not the early '50's) differ from the V&T's engines.

People point to the Brown Book as proof International imported a V&T engine, but how can one be sure the Brown Book is correct? 

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Posted by toot toot on Friday, September 19, 2008 9:57 PM

i purchased one of the International 4-4-0 kits

the box does not identify the model as being "V&T"

the original sales slip was slipped into the box, it is dated 1953 but does not identify the kit except as "4-4-0 kit"

 

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Posted by Voyager on Friday, September 19, 2008 10:27 PM

Those of you who are fans of the V&T should check out the Yahoo group dedicated to this unique railroad. It has many useful files and photos in addition to the forum comments. And currently it lists a forthcoming symposium and model workshop to be held in Carson City in October. See:      http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/vandtmodelers1869/.

Voyager

 

 

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Posted by mikept on Friday, September 19, 2008 11:29 PM

Voyager,

Thanks for the recomendation of the V&T Yahoo group.  I took a quick look at it and there is some good modeling represented as well as information.  In the future, I plan on using it as a reference for my modeling, even though loosely depicting the V&T.

Mike

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Posted by Mike v & T on Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:12 PM

 My late father and I were into HO  V&T .  I have several HO engines and rolling stock, buildings and have looked at several layout schemes.  A great place to start is to visit the Sacramento railroad  mesum the have some restored engines and rolling stock and a great deal of historical photos.  I will build another layout one of these days.

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Posted by Vinney on Friday, July 28, 2023 4:23 PM

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