JBBV 101 who or what am I????

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by JBBVry, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. JBBVry

    JBBVry Member

    here are a couple pics of what 101 looked like when i got her from Ebay. Does anyone have a clue what this engine is? as in who may have made it? I also have a couple pics of what she looked like when i striped her. just have to find them.

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  2. JBBVry

    JBBVry Member

    this is what i found when i striped her. yes that is brass under all that solder. the gennerator was a pice of a spring no Whistel the bell ws a one pice casting that was realy bad. I used Cal-Scale parts as you can see in the last pic. also not sure how good it shows up but the air pumps are wood and brass and very well done alittle big but look pretty good. if anyone here has any idea on this engine let me know. as for my money i would say she is a Scratch Built Engine.

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  3. siderod

    siderod Member

    I thought that was a 1:8 or simaler scaled locomotive, and i was going to say thats some damned crude workmanship. BUT seeing as it's N or HO i dunno.

  4. JBBVry

    JBBVry Member

    she is Ho. guess i sould have posted that.
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Looks like you got ahold of someone's long forgotten scratchbuild. It may also be an early kit, assembled by someone with those oldtimey humungous soldering irons. The amount of exposed solder when you stripped it makes it unlikely to be an original brass issue but I would not be surprized if it was found to be a modified one. The diecast cylinders lead me to believe it's a scratchbuild using commercial components, though it was not unusual for brass makers to use diecast elements in some issues. Even so, you've got the makings for a great first brass project, gotta love that old open frame motor. Wonder how many amps that puppy will draw?:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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