Weekend tinplate photos/videos 9/14/18!

Here’s a train with a little bit of lots of different things.  I am still loving having a transition car, everybody should make one.

And everyone should have this much fun watching a train!!

Have a great weekend folks!

May God Bless us all.


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sncf231e posted:
Greg J. Turinetti posted:

Happy Friday!   So it looks like we have taken the thread from last week and changed the date to this week.  That works for me.  It makes for more great tinplate photos in one place.



Now I see; I thought there was no weekend-tinplate-photos-videos-thread this week.

A friend gave me a small  Hachette crane truck a couple of days ago.  Hornby France made in their M series of smaller 0 gauge trains between 1930 and 1940 a four wheel crane truck. The French publisher Hachette made a series of replicas of French Hornby trains including this crane truck. This crane looks similar to the Hornby M0 crane as the picture shows, but is a bit bigger:

The Hachette replicas do have correct looks, however they are made from very thin tinplate and thus a bit flimsy. Length of the car is 12 cm.

I updated my e-book on cranes, including also this Hachette one. The new version can be seen or downloaded here:





I believe the red crane was attached to issue #37 of the Grand Train Adventure. They also offered a crane car with issue # 20.

Jim O'C

Upstate NY/So VT

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