Clyde Beatty Circus Train

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by zoomiev, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. zoomiev

    zoomiev New Member

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    Help, I am intrested in modeling a a 1940's Clyde Beatty circus train. I need help locating reference photos. Also suppliers of cars and equipment related to circus. Any good sites for circus stuff????
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    jim currie Active Member

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    there is a circus museum in Wisconsin and one in Florida that have web sites and another good one would be to find a copy of The Greatest Show On Earth.
  3. Goattee

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    I found these in what appered to be a junk yard in upper New York.
    Hope they help!

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  4. TrainClown

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    I have some wagon kits my dad bought back in the 1960's. I also have a marching band and about a dozen animals. I have been on the look-out for more stuff but it is hard to come by out of date kits.

    Best circus scene I ever saw is in Victoria B.C. at Miniature World in the basement of The Empress Hotel. Everything moves. The acts, the rides and more. Way cool!

    TrainClown ;)


  5. zoomiev

    zoomiev New Member

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    Thanks for the leads and the great pictures.
  6. Jac's Lines

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    The website for the model train exhibit at the Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota, FL is:

    http://www.ringling.org/circus_museum.asp

    I visited this museum earlier this year. They have a massive 3/4" scale circus train model that has taken Howard Tibbals the better part of 40 years to put together. It's full of detailed circus scenes, a big top, and a scratch built train. I spent more than an hour just browsing the model alone. Simply an amazing layout and modelling achievement and well worth a visit if anyone is ever in the area.