Thanks for the help. That at least points in me in the right direction. This was just something my grandfather had picked up years ago.
It is marked "258" on the brass plate. Also it was in a box with a tender model 257....its not stamped on it but I found a few for sale and its listed as that. There were several box cars with the engine "655" "1679" "805" and a calaboose plated as "1657".
I'm not sure if it was all sold as a set or if someone put this set together at some point. I do know it set in his basement for at least 20 years.
Thanks for the info.
What I believe you got there is early O gauge/ 1930-35. #258 with the #257 four wheel tender.
Listed in the Greenbergs book at $85 good shape and $170 in excellent shape that's the 2007 quotes more with the box!
Box car#655 cream with maroon roof $35 good $60 ex
Box car#805 pea green terra-cotta roof $35 good 60 ex
#805 pea green maroon roof $44 good 95 ex
I can't really tell what color you have of this.
I got no more time right now.
If I were you I would hang on to them!
And yours look in excellent shape.
I wonder if these were ever run much. You can tell buy the wheel wear.
Remember these prices are all most four years old too. So the prices I gave you are low and if you had the boxes all the more better.
Hope this helps you out a little.
I think ya got some nice old trains there I would hang on to them! I will do a little more research on the sets sold back then and what they came with.
Did I talk you into keeping them?
EDIT.....By the way if you plan on running them please give them a LITTLE oil and lube job (LITTLE) key word
If they been sitting that long they probably need a LITTLE,
don't over lube and oil.
You would not want to ruin them by running them dry.