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I bought this engine some time ago in non-running condition. One of the tenders trucks were broken but over-all both were quite clean and well preserved. Simply marked - NEW ONE MODEL TOYKO JAPAN. Both are heavy die-cast metal.

Took the engine apart and found the brass screw-on brush spring keeper off it's pedestal and the commutator heavily contaminated, cleaned the commutator and replaced the cap. Put it back on the track and watched it wobble to life. Runs pretty good for a 0-4-0. Thought I would share.

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A fun project, and it is a cute engine. I've never liked Camelbacks and have just the one Lionel makes in O-Gauge, but I must admit that is a cute, small loco.
 

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I've always found camelback engines interesting, but in reality they were tough and dangerous to work on -- which is why they were eventually outlawed.
 

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Yes, but they burned cheap fuel and saved company's money. I couldn't find where one ever actually killed someone, but can't say that that didn't happen, Made in different styles from the little 0-4-0 switcher to articulated models for freight/passenger service. They burned the leavings from anthracite coal which was available in abundance and burned with very little smoke emitted.

I'm new to them and certainly no expert. But I enjoy them for their differences. Found I had two others, both made by Mehano sp.

The B&O switcher continues to run well and is improving with use. Couldn't figure what to haul with it so I stuck a coal car on it's tender. Sorry for the bad pics. My camera isn't playing nice today.

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