question about maker

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Relic, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Relic

    Relic Member

    All my engines were bought at shows and are "previously owned" none of them have any writing ,so how do I tell who made them? so ,say I wanted parts, I'm guessing they'er Athearn ,
  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hey..!! There are more than a few members here who are really knowledgeable when it comes to model engines (I'm not one of them...). If you were to post some pictures I'm sure someone can tell you who the maker is (was) and when it was built.

    Good luck.!!
  3. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    The easiest way is to post pics here, if there's no identifying marks. Ususally, though, there's a stamp or something on the fuel tank or bottom of the trucks.

    Different manufacturers put their locos together differently, and once you've played around with them enough, you get so you can identify whose is whose...

    ... in the meantime, post some pics. I love playing "Name that loco!" :)
  4. Relic

    Relic Member

    I'm gonna guess it would be better to take the photo's with the bodies off?
  5. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    If you can post pics of the bodies beside the mechanisms, we should be able to tell you what you've got.
  6. msowsun

    msowsun Member

    Just tell us the loco type, roadname and number, and we can probably figure it out from there........
  7. Relic

    Relic Member

    I'm not lost,just distracted, everybody waits till the last minnit to get their lawnmowers goin'

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