Post by toyhoarder on Sept 11, 2019 17:45:21 GMT -5
I picked this little gem up last September at my first train show in 25 years. I thought it was an old Mantua. When I got it home and really examine it, I wasn't to sure. The wheel spacing was wrong and the engine was all brass parts.
The motor is a small Mantua. It is starting to show a little zinc rot too.
Is it a Mantua? All the old kits i have seen has cast metal frame, not brass.
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2019 17:46:04 GMT -5 by toyhoarder
Post by JNXT 7707 on Sept 11, 2019 18:32:17 GMT -5
That is quite a find! I'm interested to see what can be dug up about it. Looks like it could be a VERY early Mantua(?)
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Looks like a Kitbash out of Mantua parts and some scratch building.
It could be. But, in my experience, there would be more visible clues such as filing marks, metal folding from cutting or more rough edges. I don't see that here, although the person who did this could have been a master craftsman. You had to be good to build the kits of this time and many manufacturers were selling components separately to build custom models.
Post by toyhoarder on Sept 13, 2019 11:07:19 GMT -5
I believe Justin IS right. The modification is under the cylinders and I didn't see it. It looks like someone made a ten-wheeler from an old 8-Ball locomotive. The bell is the part that was taped to the tender and is to small to fit in that extra hole in the boiler.
I always wanted a Mantua 2-6-0. I wonder if it can be restored back to one?
JNXT 7707: That's all you need to know, Randy
Sept 8, 2019 14:13:13 GMT -5
rbturner: Hey yardmaster, did you ever figure out your turntable issue?
Sept 8, 2019 14:13:21 GMT -5
yardmaster54: Jerry, don't be a hater and stop throwing stones. Randy I think the motor is shot. I kind of put it on the back burner for now.
Sept 8, 2019 18:59:09 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: It's OK ym - the Packers more or less own this stadium anyway - I'm good with it
Sept 8, 2019 19:19:27 GMT -5
yardmaster54: Not this year Jerry. The packers come to Dallas on 10/6/19. We'll have to make a little train wager. If you go to the game make sure you leave the stones at home.
Sept 8, 2019 20:04:23 GMT -5
wks: I would be more concerned about the Vikings.They are a tough team to defeat.
Sept 8, 2019 20:23:56 GMT -5
ZeldaTheSwordsman: Of course he'll leave the stones. Why throw away perfectly good Potential Modelling Material?
Sept 8, 2019 20:25:06 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Really there's not a team in the league that is not tough to beat. The talking heads on TV have to hype everything so they have something to talk about. ym, just sit down and figure out what you want to send me
Sept 9, 2019 22:19:32 GMT -5
yardmaster54: Jerry I already know what I'll send you. A empty box with my return address on it. You will have to supply the bubble wrap.
Sept 10, 2019 19:43:04 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Good deal, ym. I'll see if I can find some Packer-themed bubble wrap for you
Sept 11, 2019 9:22:14 GMT -5
mph: Randy, either your mascot, Markie, is having negative influence or you have WAY too much time on your hands to be thinking about these things.
Sept 14, 2019 21:19:14 GMT -5
wks: Rangers stadium in Arlington will close soon. Few home games left to see the "old stadium".
Sept 15, 2019 8:05:26 GMT -5
wks: I read it will be rebuilt as a football stadium.
Sept 15, 2019 8:06:37 GMT -5
mph: It would be more accurate to say remodeled, than rebuilt. It will be the home of the Dallas Renegades XFL team, and it will be reconfigured for football. I don't think they'll change the exterior.
Sept 15, 2019 8:38:25 GMT -5
rbturner: Mark, I have too much time. I had knee surgery Thursday and have been stuck in my chair for 3 days now. I did make a quick trip to the train room but sat in the chair there the whole time doing decoder work.
Sept 15, 2019 19:58:03 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: I haven't made up my mind on the newest version of the XFL yet. They've tried something like it 2-3 times in the past (at least) and it always ends up a bust. I'll be curious to see what ticket prices are like.
Sept 16, 2019 17:14:28 GMT -5