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Old 13-12-2017, 12:51 PM   #11
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Wow, you really have got something! Don't wish to be a Job's Comforter, but this could end up as a can of worms(which is the way that many of us have learned) The 0-6-2 tank loco is a Post war Hornby Dublo (the pre-war ones had a watch spring type hook) & may be a 3 rail mech. The 2 American style locos are possibly Athaern. the other cast body is a bit of a problem, having a cast chimney & steam dome, whereas the sketch of the Reidpath "Reidmere" body on Page 139 of "Scale Railway Modelling Today" (Rev. Edward Beal Sept 1939) shows a casting devoid of fittings. Since the production of these would be curtailed by the outbreak of the war, I would like to see further proof of identity before committing myself . Gaiety didn't do one, did they? I've never seen one,
but they did produce a Midland 4-4-0 tender loco casting. As regards the mech. to that one, check the magnet & the points, give it a TINY spot of a very thin oil & see if it works on a 12 volt controller. I doubt if you will get a maintenance sheet for anything. You don't appear to have stated your area address,so there's no way that anyone can point you towards help. Pity!
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Old 14-12-2017, 07:11 PM   #12
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Hi Folks,
This is brilliant feedback!Thank you so much for this insight.
I am now going back to the source which is my Aunt. I need to be tactful as they belonged to my deceased uncle who I believe may have acquired them in South Africa in the early 70's. But you have given me a great starter for 10.
Very Many thanks,
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:49 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Hunslet View Post
Hi all.
The Sans Serif lettering shows it to be post WW2 and obviously before 1948.
That's right, but it could be 1949 as well, as that was the year the horseshoe magnet was superseded by the later, more common, design. The LMS/LNER/GWR/Southern versions of the 0-6-2T were in production until mid 1953, when the BR version was released.
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