I’m trying to help out a buddy who owns this engine,and I’m not an expert on a train like this since it’s the first one I’ve ever seen.
Don’t know where my friend found this but he’s asked my help in identifying it.
Best I could come up with us it’s a A.C. Gilbert Erector Set #8 J-3 Hudson 4-8-4 steam engine.
Best I could find online that it was made between 1931-1937.
Would this be correct ?
He’s interested in selling it,and knowing I collect trains has asked my opinion,but like mentioned I’ve never seen one of these before.
So can somebody help me further.
It is missing a few parts,but not really bad shape at all. Looks to be original paint,and does not have a motor in it but looks like it may have had one.