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  1. It was a 3-cylinder locomotive and not based at all at the baureihe 52 (which was much lighter) but based on the Baureihe 44. Regards Fred
  2. The brake vans in France were also called "Fourgon de Queue" which would mean that they generally were at the end of a train. A couple of models I have of these cars do have a tail light. The drawing you show, shows a standard type that is modelled in H0 by Jouef, SMCF, Makete etc. Pictures of the diffrent models can be seen in my e-book on this type of cars that has the title "The end of the train": http://sncf231e.nl/caboose/ Regards Fred
  3. Live steam German Baureihe 01 by ASTER with J&M Models CIWL train Regards Fred
  4. I made a video showing an overview of all ASTER Live steam locomotives made from 1975 until 2016 (the year that ASTER started cooperating with Accucraft). Regards Fred
  5. Also built some 50 years ago (but kept in a smoke and cat free house ) Regards Fred
  6. These might have been presents for a young child at least 70 years ago, but she or he has been playing vary carefully with these: Regards Fred
  7. It is known that Märklin took over Lutz and that Lutz was already further than Märklin in the design of the various toy train systems and rails. One book I read mentions that Lutz used a gauge a few mm larger than 1 (between gauge 1 and 2). Another mentions that Märklin just used the Lutz systems. When Märklin introduced the 48/45 mm gauge in 1991 it was not called gauge 1 (Spur 1); a few years later the different gauges got their names, but initiated by Märklin and followed by "the industry". Regards Fred
  8. This is what I found and wrote in my book on Q: Up into the 1960's the American model railroad magazines and literature sometimes referred to "Q scale". John Armstrong's book "Track Planning for Realistic Operation" (1963 version) mentioned Q scale as using 1.177" (30 mm) track gauge for 1:48 scale, so it was the accurate gauge for standard gauge in this typical USA scale of 1:48. Later the name Proto48 or P48 was given to this gauge/scale combination. 17/64" scale seems to me the (correct) scale of 1:45 used in Europe (but not in France) with a gauge of 1:32. I myself do not know of USA prototype made to this gauge/scale. Regards Fred
  9. Here it is (free to read or download): http://sncf231e.nl/gauge-and-scale/ Regards Fred
  10. As you can see in the attached catalogue page the French (Jouet de Paris) were the only ones (again) that knows how to do things correctly; they made 33 mm gauge trains. Regards Fred
  11. You do not need an internet archive when you have books in your library Regards Fred
  12. I have now made 15 e-books on model and toy trains. I made a video presentation to introduce these: Regards Fred
  13. The class (Baureihe) 80 was indeed popular, also in larger gauges like these two (it takes two to tango): Regards Fred
  14. Elegance on Rails is an e-book picturing and describing models from my collection of Atlantic (4-4-2) locomotives, but also included are models of Single (4-2-2) and American or Eight Wheeler (4-4-0) types of locomotives. Presented are these types of locomotives in various gauges and scales of different brands. The e-book can be read or downloaded for free from my website: http://sncf231e.nl/elegance/ Regards Fred
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