Anybody recognize this?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by shaygetz, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Just got this in a dandy good ol' boy type swap thru the mail. We both think it might be early Aristocraft. The box is red and unmarked and may not be original to it. It is nicely formed and soldered brass wire and shapes. The steps are crinkle bent brass and the sides and roof are formed brass sheet. The roof is eight pieces carefully soldered together to form its unique shape and removes to reveal a single bulb wired to post terminals seen at the base. The finish is factory applied and the windows are printed acetate. Just a cool, cool tower to handle because of its surprizing heft and detail for its age. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  2. LIRR

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    Dunno when that was made, but it's really cool looking.
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Don't recall anything like that..But its sure is nice looking.
  4. SteamerFan

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    Looks liek an early Air control tower to me, or a yard tower. :)
  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Looks like an old fire watching tower that the used to use in forest area and were manned for watching forest fires. Mostly in the Nortwest area of the US and Canada.
    Hope that helps.
  6. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    This is kind of what I am thinking it is too.

  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Got any Red Green fans? It's kinda like Ranger Gord's Tower 3... :D

    Andrew
  8. Muddy Creek

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    Looks like a guard tower. Hang on to it. As industries on the layout move overseas in a prototypical manner, prisons are always a good industry to move in and provide employment.

    We've got lots of them up here.

    Wayne