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Offline Spitfire2865

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Strange Scratchbuilt coach
« on: Oct 05 2018 14:49 »
Well this is an odd one.
What appears to be a model representing a baggage coach for a circus train.  Most definitely 2.5" gauge according to the extra pictures sent by the seller after I asked.  By the truck design (Battendorf/AAR), era would be sometime post 1920ish.
The wheels and trucks are cast aluminum(?).
At $300 asking price it doesnt seem like theyll go down much, but worth a shot.  Though not sure how willing anyone here would be on shipping it to the UK. 
Certainly an oddity. 


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Re: Strange Scratchbuilt coach
« Reply #1 on: Oct 06 2018 12:08 »
An early US scratch-built wagon Trevor - maybe from around the days of Victor Shattock and the GGLS?

BTW - I like the prototypical hole in the roof where the tiger tried to escape!  :-)

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Re: Strange Scratchbuilt coach
« Reply #2 on: Oct 06 2018 19:54 »
Just the other day, I was looking at the Barnum & Bailey Circus carriages ("Greatest Show on Earth"), which were built in Britain in 1898 (to the US design) for use on the British  tour of 1897/99, and was thinking what a nice train that would make.

At the end of the extended European tour, which lasted until 1906, several of the carriages were sold to the Alexandra Docks and Railway Company (of Newport, South Wales), a company which was absorbed by the GWR at the 1923 "grouping".

They make an unusual and interesting  contrast to the usual British carriage designs.

Ian's comment about the "hole in the roof" reminded me of the ridiculous "Triang" 00 model (from the 1950's) which was of a circus car with a giraffe, which "ducked" as the car went under a bridge!
I never owned one (I was a Hornby Dublo addict) but a school friend had one.

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Re: Strange Scratchbuilt coach
« Reply #3 on: Oct 08 2018 10:46 »
Hey John

Not sure if you saw it a program with James May presenting toys of years gone by. In one episode he showed a train of mixed stock with a TPO dropping off/picking up mail a giraffe ducking its head down as yo mentioned and a helicopter on a flat car taking off all in about 2 yard lengths of track. Happy days of silliness.

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Re: Strange Scratchbuilt coach
« Reply #4 on: Oct 08 2018 18:23 »
Mark,
Didn't see that programme but I had a Hornby Dublo TPO which did pick-up and drop-off the mail.
Friend with the "giraffe car" I seem to remember also had a Triang "Transcontinental" set with a US-type streamlined diesel loco (the AT&SF "Super Chief" shape) and a flat car which fired a rocket!
That was all around 60 years ago....how time flies!
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