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We go to Spain today!

Here are some pictures of a newly acquired 0 gauge 3-rail electric JOSFEL 2-4-0 which is some 70 years old. JOSFEL is a Spanish brand which started making toy-trains around 1940. The history of JOSFEL is (like more Spanish brands) rather obscure, but the Spanish brand Electrotren (now owned by Hornby and making H0 trains) is a derivative.

This silver-grey JOSFEL loco looks very similar to the brown JEP streamlined 2-4-0, such that I thought the locomotive body was based on the same tooling in some way. However the JOSFEL locomotive body is just a tiny bit larger!

And here is a running comparison on video:

Regards

Fred

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Decided to go ahead and run down the other bits needed to put together a 1940 Flyer Pioneer Freight set:

Picked up the 405 loco/tender at York a couple of weeks ago:

I recalled having a 484 caboose around here somewhere...found it. I'm guessing this version is later than 1940 with those black handrails, possibly even post-war:

Running down a nice 476 and 478 shouldn't be too tough.

PD

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sncf231e posted:

We go to Spain today!

Here are some pictures of a newly acquired 0 gauge 3-rail electric JOSFEL 2-4-0 which is some 70 years old. JOSFEL is a Spanish brand which started making toy-trains around 1940. The history of JOSFEL is (like more Spanish brands) rather obscure, but the Spanish brand Electrotren (now owned by Hornby and making H0 trains) is a derivative.

 

 

Regards

Fred

Fred:

This is great stuff.

Spain in 1940 -- just 4 years after the Spanish Civil war and just as Franco's dictatorship was getting underway -- seems light years away from today.

You might take these trains and stage a France/Spain border scene in which passengers change trains to continue their journeys.  As I'm sure you know, it wasn't until the 1990s that Spain began regauging some of its track and equipment to match the rest of Europe.  A vignette of passengers walking across a platform labled "Irun" from the JOSFEL train to a JEP train might make a nice period piece.

Thanks for sharing.

Steven J. Serenska

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sncf231e posted:

We go to Spain today!

Here are some pictures of a newly acquired 0 gauge 3-rail electric JOSFEL 2-4-0 which is some 70 years old. JOSFEL is a Spanish brand which started making toy-trains around 1940. The history of JOSFEL is (like more Spanish brands) rather obscure, but the Spanish brand Electrotren (now owned by Hornby and making H0 trains) is a derivative.

This silver-grey JOSFEL loco looks very similar to the brown JEP streamlined 2-4-0, such that I thought the locomotive body was based on the same tooling in some way. However the JOSFEL locomotive body is just a tiny bit larger!

And here is a running comparison on video:

Regards

Fred

Thanks for the education regarding Josfel and the video comparison. There seem to be quite a few small manufacturers who snarfed ideas from larger companies.

Something a little different for today. In 1975 the japanese brand ASTER produced this model of a 260 mogul locomotive in gauge one. The firsts ASTER models where more near high quality tinplate models than the high quality scale models of today. They may be compared to Basset Lowke, Bing or Marklin ones from the twenties. I find this engine has a very special look, it is based on an american model manufactured by the Schenectady Works of the American Locomotive Company in the United States from 1899 to 1907 modified for the Japanese railways.

All the visible scews, copper steam domes geaves a nice tinplate look and now this 40 years old locomotive is a future collectable model.

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Have a great tinplate weekend     Daniel

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Jim O'C posted:

The former ALCO plant was raised and is now the location of a casino and hotel with its own boat dock off the Mohawk. I lived in Schenectady for many years, but it has totally changed now.

Was just up to Schenectady last weekend...had a pint at Katie O'Byrne's. It will be interesting to see how the casino impacts the city's fortunes. They could certainly use a boost...

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:
Jim O'C posted:

Got a few Wyandotte/Hafner pieces from the Flynns this week.

and I have a few palm trees coming from Steve E.

picked up this Linemar matchbook construction kit a few weeks back.

 

Jim, the trees are in NASHUA, NH 03063 as of a few hours ago. Hopefully you'll have them tomorrow.

Steve

not in a hurry for them. Thanks Steve.

Hi friends,

 

Last week we visited Ashford Shed on the UK's Southern Railway.

This week we are at Camden Shed, not too far from Euston Station.  Two Princess Royale class Pacifics

dominate the photo--one by Hornby,and the other by Corgi-Bassett Lowke.  They are accompanied by

3 Hornby Compounds--each different-- and a Bing Royal Scot 4-6-0.  I would have put in Hornby's Royal Scot but its 4-4-2 wheel arrangement took it out of the running.

Enjoy.

 

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handyandy posted:

Here's a video of my Marx diesels. When I first got the powered unit running it could barely get out of the way of it's own shadow. Now watch the Big Orange roll!

Highball! ... Thank you for sharing, I really enjoyed watching it! I could have watched it longer than 35 seconds for sure! I like your layout, even though it's small, there looks to be a lot going on there!

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