sncf231e posted:John Smatlak posted:
A meeting of two O gauge legends- a Marescot French-made Etat Pacific of 1928 and the Lionel scale Hudson of 1937. The Marescot Pacific is something I got recently, so I brought it to our monthly club gathering and another member brought his scale Hudson. Quite a treat to see the two of them together. The Marescot is indeed a beautiful model. As I understand it, these were produced by Robert Marescot in 1928, who is credited as being the pioneer of the "fine scale" model in O gauge. After 1928 Fournereau continued production of his line of trains, creating some wonders of their own. This loco has the "RM Paris" maker's mark underneath (Robert Marescot, Paris), which I understand is the means of differentiating the Marescot production from that of Fournereau, who I understand also produced versions of this model. A video is included of the engine running, enjoy!
Your Marescot is in very good condition and running! Nice find. Surprisingly the picture shows the Marescot is higher than the Lionel, must be the scale difference, Marescot used 1:43. The Marescot is nice to scale such that it looks also very good with scale cars instead of Marescot or Fournereau cars.
I was going to make a similar comment about the clear difference in scale. Very nice machine you have there!