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I’m new to this group, and I’m hoping to get some help identifying a model train.  The story I was told was my great uncle was given this train as a present in the late ’30s, perhaps around the time of the 1939 world’s fair in NYC.  In the early '70s it passed to my dad, and in 2008 it passed to me.

When I was a kid, I remember the wheels moving. It used to have a transformer that when attached powered the engine. There are removable screws/pegs that attach to the underside of the engine and secure the engine to the wood platform with the track. LCR_Jan 20 F1

I’ve looked everywhere on both the engine and the tender, but I don’t see any markings.  Can someone help me to identify this train?

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From memory, ISTR that the NYC Hudsons were shorter than would be expected. Something to do with low obstructions along the routes. I think around 15 feet above the rails. That would be 3.75" in 0 scale. This example appears to be about 5.5" high. So, yeah, not 0 scale.

But...the real ones were around 100 feet long, so in 0 scale that would be 100 quarters, or 25".  It doesn't appear to be out of proportion. So, what's the answer?

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Hello all...I think what you have is the 3/8" scale ( 1 gauge ) MiLoco Hudson ..1935-6 ..

If it follows the O gauge version ..would have a cast alumium boiler and tender .

Here is an ad from 1935 ...notice same # on tender .

If you would ever consider selling the engine I'd be very interested in adding to the collection .

MiLoco made both a Hudson and K4 ...both in 17/64th (O gauge ) and 3/8" ( 1 gauge ) ...

Cheers Carey 0120222320~2

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Hello all...I think what you have is the 3/8" scale ( 1 gauge ) MiLoco Hudson ..1935-6 ..

If it follows the O gauge version ..would have a cast alumium boiler and tender .

Here is an ad from 1935 ...notice same # on tender .

If you would ever consider selling the engine I'd be very interested in adding to the collection .

MiLoco made both a Hudson and K4 ...both in 17/64th (O gauge ) and 3/8" ( 1 gauge ) ...

Cheers Carey 0120222320~2

Thanks for your help, Carey.  If I ever do decide to sell it, I will shoot you a note.  A couple quick questions if you wouldn't mind

1)  How would one find out the value of a vintage train?

2)  If it needs repairs or anything replaced, can you make a recommendation?

Thank you

Lincoln

Hello Lincoln values kind of a difficult thing to assess anything over a little bit outside the norm.

Generally the Vintage O scale Market the things are fairly reasonably priced because there's not very many people that collect it.

Vintage 1 gauge if it's the European manufacturers they're all over that early Marklien Bing Etc goes for good value depending on its Rarity and condition.

That all said please keep me in mind if you ever consider parting with it it's a lovely piece I'll pay a good price,



Repair there are some folks that do various repairs mostly in the tinplate world...

I'm sure the engine just needs a good cleaning and going over to make it run again.

Here is a photo with the two MiLoco

O gauge 17/64ths engines ..

Hudson was a display model still in, bare aluminum and brass...K4 painted

Cheers Carey 0121221745_HDR~2

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Hello Lincoln values kind of a difficult thing to assess anything over a little bit outside the norm.

Generally the Vintage O scale Market the things are fairly reasonably priced because there's not very many people that collect it.

Vintage 1 gauge if it's the European manufacturers they're all over that early Marklien Bing Etc goes for good value depending on its Rarity and condition.

That all said please keep me in mind if you ever consider parting with it it's a lovely piece I'll pay a good price,



Repair there are some folks that do various repairs mostly in the tinplate world...

I'm sure the engine just needs a good cleaning and going over to make it run again.

Here is a photo with the two MiLoco

O gauge 17/64ths engines ..

Hudson was a display model still in, bare aluminum and brass...K4 painted

Cheers Carey 0121221745_HDR~2

Thank you very much, Carey!

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