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The big and small of it... (Marklin)


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Old 05-09-2008, 11:03 PM
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To get the discussion started, I thought I'd show two of my toys. Both of these were production toys. Made for kids to play with. The big Marklin was produced about 1919 and has a 7 inch flywheel. It is the largest engine sold as a toy that I am aware of.

The steamer sitting by its side is the smallest I have at about 4 1/2 inches. The safety on this model is a cork. I have no information on this engine, and wouold appreciate it if you know anything you might pass it on. Both run and have been displayed at Jacktown for many years.
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hi alan

nice marklin,as for the little guy ?? do you know Richard leach he may be able to identify or know someone who can.

i have a Plank Ideal that needs a few holes pluged do you know were i could find a few fittings? this is the only Plank to my knowlege that has a built in fuel base.

i have a several of these toys,was really into collecting untill i got into Hit n Miss stuff so please excuse the dust.

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Hi, Bruce. Is that where the sight glass tube is located? PM Research might have what you need, or a flea market German engine might be able to be used for parts. Remember, metric threads. There were two ways the sight glasses were installed. Elbows and straight glass or bent glass with a plate that acted as a compression arrangemenet.
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alan

the hole is for a drain cock

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Alan, I want to say your little one is a Buckmin (spelling?) but I'm not sure. They made some really tiny steam engines compared to the other manufacturers. It's a neat contrast sitting on the big Marklin.
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Thanks Mike. The only marking is PAT APPLD FOR on the side of the boiler. It's hard to tell much from the old plates they show in books, which is why I have had trouble IDing it.
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