Awesome, you don’t even need Track!
FWIW, OGR member Arne found some info on my tinplate engine. Thought it might be a Fallows. There are similarities in the wheels and cab. The tinplate guys will give you the help.
That’s incredible, Carey. The mechanism looks like it is from a high-end clock. I’m not a tinplate type, but your video makes me think about the amazement and wonder a kid would have had when he received that train back in the day. Thanks for sharing.
Very very nice Carey !
ha ha ha ha ha Thanks Carey, you made my day, Im still laughing
Very nice find indeed !
Hello all...glad everyone was amused .... I just added oil to the spring and kept winding a bit more each time .. to give the old gal some time to remember how is was done .......but wow .. just flies ... glad there was enough floor space on the hotel room after pushing the beds away ......it would probably be more happy and less sliding on a wood floor .... and open up the turning radi a bit .... all good fun ..
THANK YOU for that SPRING show!
Who would have thunk Supercar Drift racing was pioneered by TRAINS
free from yourself from the rails ...go trackless !
We don’t need no dam track!
Like watching my wife drive! LOL
Priceless, Carey thanks for sharing. Might be the oldest self propelled train I've ever seen running.
Hello all ..thank you for your kind words .... working on a Brown from the 1860's ...accredited as the first mechanical toy train maker ...video and photos soon .
Your stamped / embossed tin train is very unique ..there was one manufacturer that did that type of work ..just can not find the maker right now ...but when I do I'll post ...
if you like things that go around in circles check out the Ives Whistler from 1870's -80's
I concur with the Fallows attribution. The cab windows on the loco are very distinct and the windows on the Fallows trolley were similarly punched.
...how about adding some traction tires?