Hi Folks , I recently acquired the nice little fellow below , originally I was drawn to it by the similarity to the Bing British example that I have shared here with you all ...
After looking thru the photos a lot more closely , my mind is turning slightly towards it perhaps being pre-war Brimtoy ? Wells? or similar ( I really need to find me a set of British Toy Trains but at $50 postage per book on ebay and at most sellers ,its really putting me off buying them )
SO for your delectation and perusal let me entertain you ( lol )..... VVVVVVV
Now If we compare it to Bing British its kinda similar , but mebbe not? ( wheels for sure tho) and tinplate rather than cast chimney...
Either way its definately got a factory added on cylinders and cowcatcher ( for the US market I assume)
So wondering if this is another Stephan Bing UK creation , or as the tinkling in my meager brain possibly indicates an early Mettoy/Brimtoy/Wells creation ? Either way I think the "US-iffication " of it probably lends it to being a not common variant?
What say you ?
( or indeed anyone )