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Anyone with info about this Antique Steam Train?


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Old 11-04-2017, 03:08:32 PM
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Hi guys

Apparently my dad's (born 1938) grandfather from Amsterdam (born 1800's somewhere) made this train and it ended up with my father.

Do any of you have any information or idea of it's dating, value or importance?

I have a full set of rails with it as well as the engine and the 3 cars.

Thank you so much

Christopher
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:29:21 PM
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Sweet little engine, thank-you for sharing....
I think it is a beggs engine from the early 1900s.
Missing a tender and needs a lot of work...
Does it have a burner under the engine?
If so it can be removed by rotating the small wire loop to the side under the rear platform of the train in your second picture.

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:32:04 PM
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The screw in the top middle sure looks like 1/4"-20, which indicates most probably US or English manufacture.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:59:15 AM
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Not sure which maker, but the train is definitely German. Could be one of several German makers including Bing, Carette, Doll, etc. The large bolt on top is definitely not original to the piece.
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:29:28 PM
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I do not know anything about them, however I would be entirely surprised if the tank was original to the piece.

I say that because it sticks out, or does not fit with the rest of the construction.
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I believe it is a BING product, pre WW1. A little internet sleuthing with that info in hand should confirm it for you.

Here's a slightly more intact version of your locomotive.

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/sto...n=559-activity

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Looks like a Cool Website I need to check into some more myself.

Sadly, the Original Poster doesn't seem to be with us anymore and likely wont ever see this unless he signed up for e-mail notifications on the thread, and then IF he can remember his password to log in with.

Checking his Profile he:

Signed up November 4th 2017 and asked about his Train on that day.

Checked in again 6 days later on November 10th 2017 (when there were Two Replies) and hasn't been back since then.

Two More Replies the Next Day on the 11th that he apparently didn't ever see either.

Good Information for the Rest Of Us though.

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