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To go along with my collection I bought a loco off an auction site. I believe it is one from the basic but fun hornby railroad series. It is a black 0-4-0 with a number 4 on it. Can anyone please tell me when this loco was made as I can't find any details on the web about it.
It has nunbers inside the body (L6995 ELEC) and (L6995-C/W). Can anyone help?

I also have a loco with a worn out emblem. It is a Class 3F 0-6-0, from the 1950's. Running number 47606. The worn emblem has the remains of a white wheel right of centre and the remnants of the word "VIC" in red across a yellow bit. These last details are inside a yellow circle and the sticker shaodows on the body appear to have a word on either side of the main emblem. I hope someone on here could understand my gibberish. Phew. Any ideas people?
 

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Hi BigBadgers2001,

Welcome to the forum


As you know i am no expert in British steam locos but i did a search on the net and came up with the following if its of help.

A general site for Hornby locos is here detailing years and types

http://www.modeltrains.net.au/hornby/item_menu.asp

As to the 0-4-0 i couldnt find anything from your description ...but the 3F got this page up not the running number of yours but does it look like this
this one is from 1958

http://www.modeltrains.net.au/hornby/item_...asp?itemid=1204

added a picture from that page here ....if you could get a picture taken of each it may help us more ...... if you need help putting a picture on no problems send me a private message and be glad to help


 

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Welcome to the Forum.

The number on your loco indicates it is an 0-6-0T (Tank) made by Triang, part number R52. They are often refered to as 'Jinties'.

The description of the emblem suggests it is the British Railways emblem which had a lion sitting in a crown holding a wheel and the words 'British' on the left and 'Railways' on the right. I don't know anything about the 'Vic' bit - this was not part of the BR logo.

Does it have lining? This is the thin red and white lines around the side tanks and the side of the bunker. If 'Yes' then it was made towards the end of 1957 or later.

(THe above information comes from Pat Hammond's book "The Story of Rovex Volume One - Triang Railways" published by New Cavendish Books in 1993. Copies can often be found in the larger public libraries.)

If I can find out anything about the other loco I'll make a fresh posting.

Regards,
John Webb
 

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Thank you all.
I have added photos of my items to my face book page,including pics of my locos and scratchbuilt odds and ends. Now I have learned a few things about the subject, and once I have cleared my work table under the stairs I will start setting up my track again. "Piddle I'th Hole" halt and shed 48N. I will post pics to my page as I progress through the project. from a complete beginner with only 6 foot by 3 foot of space.
 

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QUOTE (BigBadgers2001 @ 29 Nov 2008, 03:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>To go along with my collection I bought a loco off an auction site. I believe it is one from the basic but fun hornby railroad series. It is a black 0-4-0 with a number 4 on it. Can anyone please tell me when this loco was made as I can't find any details on the web about it.
It has nunbers inside the body (L6995 ELEC) and (L6995-C/W). Can anyone help?

First of all BigBadgers2001, welcome to the forum and enjoy your visits.

Second the loco above sounds like an elderly Triang-Hornby judging by the codes ELEC being electric and C/W being clockwork. If it has a vaguely American look it probably is as the model I'm thinking of was available as both clockwork and electric variants.

Hope this helps

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Thanks everyone.
I have been looking at the logo closely on a big photo of it. What a gobbin? lol. Its just a BR Late logo but the centreis reversed so the lion looks toward the front of the loco. The "Vic" bit is just bits of the lion showing through the rough crown detail.
Thanks to everyone for their help.
 
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