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I think you will have to provide some more details.  According to Greenberg's Guide to Early American Toy Trains Hafner made two tender styles 1180 (large) and 1181 (small) and both tender styles continued in the Hafner line from 1914 until the early 1930's.  In the late 1920's Hafner took the 1180 and changed the number to 1190.   The book doesn't mention  a No. 100 tender.  There is a 1010 which was made in a wide variety of colors and came with the No. 1010 locomotives which was first produced in 1938 and made it into the postwar period.

I think you will have to provide some more details.  According to Greenberg's Guide to Early American Toy Trains Hafner made two tender styles 1180 (large) and 1181 (small) and both tender styles continued in the Hafner line from 1914 until the early 1930's.  In the late 1920's Hafner took the 1180 and changed the number to 1190.   The book doesn't mention  a No. 100 tender.  There is a 1010 which was made in a wide variety of colors and came with the No. 1010 locomotives which was first produced in 1938 and made it into the postwar period.

Hi Robert,

I realized I made a mistake. I meant to say that it is a No. 100 locomotive with an 1180 tender. Here are the details I know about it:

Hafner 100 engine:

  • Cast-iron body with red band below cab window on both sides
  • No side rods
  • Boiler band

Hafner 1180 tender:

  • Hafner's Railways logo on either side
  • Red body with red frame

Hafner 86 Coach:

  • Green body with green frame
  • Green roof
  • Overland Flyer above windows

Hafner 88 Observation:

  • Green body with black frame
  • Orange roof
  • Gold deck on observation
  • Overland Flyer above windows


I can post some pictures once it shows up.



Thanks,

Alex

The Greenberg Book says the #100 locomotive was manufactured from the 1920's to the early 1930's.  Starting in 1929 Hafner simplified the litho treatment of all of its passenger cars and eliminated all heralds except for UP.  The sets were a mix and match with respect to car side color and roof color and the consist could either be all of the same color or a variety of colors. The roof colors within a set could vary as well. This would suggest your set dates from the early 1930's.  Greenberg notes that dating Hafner to a specific year of production isn't possible - Hafner did not issue dated catalogs until after WWII - so the best that can be done is what has been done in the reference - give an estimated time frame for manufacture.

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