Identify this loco 2 2 2

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Identify this loco 2 2 2

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Post by Puddles » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:36 pm

Hello again
I am not sure if this is model of a real loco or made up from parts that my father scrounged from his father.
He made it in his early teens and entered it into a competition for young modellers held at an exhibition in Earls Court London (late 1920s) To my fathers disappointment the judging panel did not believe that my father at such a young age had made it all himself which he was always very disapolnted about. I played with it when I was a kid and as you can see it now needs a little bit of TLC, It is O gauge and clockwork.

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Post by hblmadt » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:53 am

Very similar to a jenny lind loco from around 1830's to 1860's

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Post by Chops » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:27 am

Your father was a most ingenious fellow. Not many could
pull off such a creation.

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Post by Puddles » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:37 pm

Thank you for your comments and info gents.
In his eighties my father was still making models. Every Christmas my sister or myself would buy him a kit of some sort to make. He would also buy the odd plastic kit himself. Visiting him one day he took me into his model room and on a shelf in his model cabinet he had laid a straight length of railway line with an oo gauge plastic model of The Rocket that he had made sitting at the end of the line.
He said ‘watch this ‘as he flicked a switch at the side of the cabinet,the little train started moving up the line and stopped at the end for a brief moment then reversed And started the journey back and forth stopping briefly at each end.
Now this was just a plastic model with no motor or engine,I was amazed and puzzled how he had made it move.

He had put a little electric motor powered by a battery under the shelf at one end of the track with a shaft going up through the shelf and coming up in the middle of the tracks with a tiny pulley fitted to the shaft,at the other end of the track was another pulley fitted between the tracks.He had tied a loop of black Cotton the length of the track between the pulleys and tied the train to the loop with a short length of Cotton. As the loop of cotton was pulled around and around the train was tugged to the end of the line Then stopped for a moment as the short length tied to the train went around the pulley and the train was then tugged backwards and so on back and forth.
He was a most ingenious fellow.
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Post by glencairn » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:12 pm

A lovely model indeed.

Perhaps your father and grandfather got the idea from Georges Carette & Cie.

http://www.tcawestern.org/carette.htm

and https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALe ... h&source=u

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Post by Puddles » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:29 pm

Thank you Glencairn for the links, very interesting reading and wonderful models.
I really do enjoy this forum, so many knowledgeable people willing to pass on information and skills.
Most grateful,

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Post by Hound Dog » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:11 pm

glencairn wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:12 pm
A lovely model indeed.

Perhaps your father and grandfather got the idea from Georges Carette & Cie.

http://www.tcawestern.org/carette.htm

and https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALe ... pMNtKl_qsl

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