Can you tell me about this train ?

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  1. BP61

    BP61 New Member

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    :wave: Hi, I asked about the gauge of this train last week . Now I have a photo, can anyone recommend what type of rail I should purchase to run it on. The gauge is 1 1/4 inch. any assitance would be greatfully accepted.

    Thanks Ian

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  2. SAL Comet

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    Ha Ian, 1 1/4" is O gauge. Your loco looks like what is known as tinplate or toytrain, one not a copy of any prototype. Are you sure it runs, the paint appears to be damaged by heat, or is it a livesteamer?
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    Thanks Scott it is a live steamer. It runs on Metholated spirit. There are 6 burners under the boiler. It is made of tin plate . we have some carriages that are made of tinplate that also have doors that open. They are quite exact for their age . I think the whole set is 60 or more years old. I also believe that it came to Australia from England. What is the best type of track to run it on please ?
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    Here is a picture of one of the carriages. Can someone confirm what age the train set is likely to be ?

    Thanks Ian

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  5. SAL Comet

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    Ha Ian, 60 years sounds like a good guess from the looks of it, but I'm don't know a whole lot about O gauge or live steam. Have you looked for brand name etc. on the loco/cars? You might want to post your pics. in the O gauge forum? I 'm sure someone here at the Gauge can help you out.
  6. jon-monon

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    Cool Toy!!!
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    Ian:
    I think it probably more than 60 years old; I would guess around World War I.
    For track, I would suggest all metal track, or rails with wood ties. No plastic. You probably need the widest radius you can find.
    I'll check a few references when I get time.