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Discussion in 'FAQs' started by jlazyh, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. jlazyh

    jlazyh New Member

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    Hello All, I have an engine I need help identifying. I am not a collector but this was mine back in the 60's if I remember wright. I am a disabled old 60's Marine and I need to sell some of this stuff off. If you could help with the make and a possable value it would sure help. It is a heavy steel and I think it used to smoke, and had a horn. There is a wire going back to the coal car and I think thats where the horn was. Can you help?
    Thank You, Jess
    jlazyh1@netzero.com

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  2. 2slim

    2slim Member

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    Hi Jess,
    Looks like what ya got there is a good old Mantua Pacific! Did a little search on Ebay and there are a few listed there, at least 2 are in the same condition as yours and are going for $20 - $25 right now. As far as the smoke and horn go, if you can verify that yours has those it could be worth more as all the ones I saw on Ebay didn't have those features. You'll want to make sure she runs, even if it's not too good. If you've got the box that's a plus. I would think that if she runs and has a box you could get $25 - $30 for her.
  3. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

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    There's one on eBay with the same road number, 4073. Search for "Union Pacific 4-6-2".

    Yours appears to be in much better condition.

    Hope this helps,
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    IMHO Jess, it's worth a lot more to you or your grandchildren than what you'll get for it.
  5. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I remember I had one. Unfortunetly I sold it about 10 years ago. Being metal it would sure pull!
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    I've got exactly the same locomotive, picked it up at a garage sale with a box of other stuff--one of the Tyco ones rather than Mantua (only the names have been changed to protect the hobby) but otherwise the same.

    Typically the wire leading to the tender is used for power collection rather than for a horn.