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Author Topic: Awesome Vintage Steampunk Toys  (Read 326 times)
RJBowman
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« on: September 15, 2019, 05:24:42 pm »

I have seen pictures of antique toy soldiers and mechanical toys on this forum, and having just found a photo I'd like to share, I think that there should be one topic for all antique toy discussion. Post your mechanical toy pics, toy vintage cars, Edison talking dolls, awesome Meiji wooden toys, and other relevant stuff here.
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RJBowman
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 05:30:07 pm »

Here's the one that spurred me to create this topic:



This, I'm told, is a Fleischmann German Deep Sea Diver. Described by the source as "tinplate", which I think is stamped tin. It looks like it was painted rather than lithoed. It has a (formerly) working electric lantern. Dated 1940 by the seller. Fleischmann toys is out of Nuremberg, so I have to wonder how many were actually produced in 1940.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 06:37:15 pm »

True:

Fleischmann Catalogue of 1936
 
Taucher  (diver) Part No: 250/19 E
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 02:14:24 am »

Just about any train set out of the era would do! Plus those lovely old building with brick sets, and meccano!
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 10:25:00 am »





Cairns Museum.

An anachronistic mix from the Hervey Bay Historical Village.

At a combined car club meet.

Maritime Museum of Townsville.
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 10:51:03 am »





Cairns Museum.

An anachronistic mix from the Hervey Bay Historical Village.

At a combined car club meet.

Maritime Museum of Townsville.

I have the plans to make a little boat like that one - timber though, not tin!
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 02:04:26 am »


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I have the plans to make a little boat like that one - timber though, not tin!
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My dad made us a boat like that - we named it 'Tubby' and my brother sailed up up the street in Tennant Creek (NT) one year when it flooded.
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Banfili
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 09:14:22 am »



I have the plans to make a little boat like that one - timber though, not tin!
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My dad made us a boat like that - we named it 'Tubby' and my brother sailed up up the street in Tennant Creek (NT) one year when it flooded.
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I live pretty much equidistant between two lakes, so I can pick and choose which one to sail in!
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2019, 01:24:36 pm »

Just about any train set out of the era would do! Plus those lovely old building with brick sets, and meccano!


Hornby O clockwork, date unknown. O gauge, by that time, was largely super-deformed in Hornby's catalogue, as Dublo was starting to prove more practical; so they decided to drop anything more sophisticated. By around 1957, all the finer pieces were gone and only these compacted super-deforms were available. They echo the oldest Hornby items and have no relation to the box cover art!


That is what had been, in the late '30s.

And their cheap M series of the same era.


Carette 1 gauge, live steam.

Carette O, clockwork.

And coaching stock,

And larger 2 gauge live steam loco.


Bing 1 gauge clockwork.

O clockwork.

Gauge 3 live steam.

Also, these companies made boats at the time:

Märklin clockwork.

Live steam.

Fleischmann.

Ernest Plank.

Arnold.

Carette.

Ives.

Jep.

Bing.

Falk.

Hornby.

Dent, no doubt named for what happens when it falls on the floor. 20" of cast iron.

I was also going to point out the Forbes Collection, but that was sold years ago while I wasn't paying attention. Not that I could buy anything if I had.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 11:46:23 pm »

Ooooh, love those, chironex!
Nice selection - are they yours, or and "I wish ..." collection?
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 07:22:47 am »

Some shots of my O-gauge tinplate layout:

Main part: 3-rail AC
The two inner loops are clockwork rail and 2-rail DC (cardboard sleepers).

The room is about 3.5 by 4.5 metres. Layout width is about 1.2 metres from each wall.




























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Banfili
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2019, 10:47:43 am »

Oh, nice setup, Bullet!
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chironex
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2019, 10:54:06 am »

Ooooh, love those, chironex!
Nice selection - are they yours, or and "I wish ..." collection?


I'd buy a real boat if I had that much money...
Images from here:
http://www.tcawestern.org
http://www.classic-collectables.com

Some shots of my O-gauge tinplate layout:

Main part: 3-rail AC
The two inner loops are clockwork rail and 2-rail DC (cardboard sleepers).

The room is about 3.5 by 4.5 metres. Layout width is about 1.2 metres from each wall.































I'm sure I recognise several of those toys from a Ron McCrindell book. The Collector's All-Colour Guide To TOY Trains [sic], Hodder and Stoughton, 1985.

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