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Well I can't duplicate anything close to the beautiful detailed scale engines, so just for fun...let me post some of the "foreign" or "old" engines for your view.

Lionel 224 - 1940's

224 and train

American Flyer "Champion" 1930's

AF Champion Set - front view of train

American Flyer type X - late 1930's

AF type x loco front 2

ALPS (Japan) NYC tank switcher - 1950's

Alps NYC Tank Engine -side view edited [2)

American Flyer "Hummer" clockwork engine -1920's

American Flyer Hummer loco front quarter

American Flyer cast iron # 16 -1931

American Flyer type 16 A.F. 16 loco 1923-26

American Flyer type XX  - 1934

Flyer set 301 Locomotive

French Hornby type OE - 1954

French Hornby Loco

French Hornby type M - early 1950's but available since the 1930's.  Smoke deflectors and simulated cylinders added post war.

French Hornby MO set - loco

Hornby LMS Tank Engine - 1950's

Hornby M3 side

Hornby (post nationalization) British Rail locomotive - 1954

Hornby Type 51 loco and tender 2

Well there's a few "odd fellows" for you.  Best Wishes

Don

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  • American Flyer type 16   A.F. 16 loco 1923-26
  • Flyer set 301 Locomotive
  • French Hornby Loco
  • French Hornby MO set - loco
  • Hornby M3 side
  • Hornby Type 51 loco and tender 2

Here's my New York Central steam fleet with an interloper from the the Great White North.IMG_1186IMG_1187

30-1133-0 MTH RK Commodore Vanderbilt, 30-1143-1 MTH RK Empire State Express, K 3270-0001 K-Line 20TH Century Limited

30-1102 MTH RK L3A Mohawk, 6-38643 Lionel Alaska RR Mikado, not the Lionchief version but a really sharp looking engine, K-3010 K-Line NYC Pacific in gray paint reminiscent of the 20th Century Limited.

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Lionel 6-11303 C&O T-1 2-10-4 with the cylinder steam...and lighted gauges in the cab!  A real beast and  often overlooked Lionel gem.



Now I am a big fan of MTH steam engines,  BUT Lionel did the BEST job on these Texas class models.  I bought my Lionel Pennsy TMCC version years ago.  When MTH introduced this engine  (and using now) that use a ten driver frame that they used on another engine.  The MTH tooling  shoves the rear drivers well into the firebox.  Not a good look or prototypical.

Ron

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OK about a week ago, I posted about 10 what I called "odd fellows" made by some of our off shore manufacturers or made pre- war (like 0 gauge American Flyer).  Today, I thought I would post one of my favorites, the Marx 333.  This 4-6-2 was designed by Marx to compete directly with the Lionel engines of the 1950's.  Brought out in 1949 and available until 1958 this gal was one of only two 6 driver engines Marx ever made and the only one in die cast (other was a plastic boiler).  When combined (as here) with the #3991 die cast tender it made a magnificent pair.  It has smoke, illuminated number board, headlight, die cast boiler, smokebox, cab and boiler front.  The matching tender #3991 was the only die cast tender Marx ever made and its heavy enough to pass as a door stop! .  IMHO this was the finest steam engine Marx ever made and matched his competitors (of the time) pretty well.

Marx 333 steam loco

The full width "V" shaped pilot and the lack of awnings over the cab windows date this gal from 1949-1954.  In 1955 the casting was revised to flatten the pilot and add awnings over the cab windows.

Marx 333 leavng station

Best wishes

Don

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More of my steam fleet. Don picked out the Southern Power on a photo of my NYC Steam earlier.  Dressed up in passenger green but no distinctive Crescent markings.

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Lionel 16088 Southern RR 4-6-2 Pacific, Lionel 16046 Wabash 4-6-4 Hudson, one of the first if not the first TMCC steam engines and hiding in the back is a Williams AT&SF Blue Goose.  I really like that paint scheme and even though Williams version is a Class J Northern and not a Hudson I just couldn't leave at Trainland all those years ago.

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