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Found this at a swap show......only marking are "Tyco" and "Made in Hong Kong"

I'm assuming it's 50's vintage, maybe a "space ship control car" out of a set? No idea if the couplers are original or not......

My forte is European N scale.....but this caught my eye as something different.....
 

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OK...re-reading that post.....I sound like someone trying to make a buck, let me restate....

I have never seen a Tyco like this, even searching to see what it's from came up with nothing....I don't even know what you'd call it.....

I'm NOT looking to make money off it.....as a matter of fact, if someone wants it I will send it for the cost I paid for it (nothing, he gave it to my son because he bought some other cars).....

I just think it's unique and different, and figured maybe someone here knew something about it.....

sorry for coming off the way I did in the first post....
 

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What's the banner say after the car is "unfolded"? Also, with single axle truck, it has that european wagon look. A real keeper to "Keep" us all mystified!
 

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Found this at a swap show......only marking are "Tyco" and "Made in Hong Kong"

I'm assuming it's 50's vintage, maybe a "space ship control car" out of a set? No idea if the couplers are original or not......

My forte is European N scale.....but this caught my eye as something different.....
DrenMadre;

From the doors and their associated hardware, It looks like a refrigerator car to me. With those trucks I guess it's supposed to be a European refrigerator car? That's my guess anyway. The photos below show an American refrigerator car. Notice the similar doors.

Traction Fan :smilie_daumenpos:

PFE 50' refer.JPG

PFE refer close up.JPG
 

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Tyco made a lot of toy-quality "not realistic, but I bet young boys will love it" stuff in the '60's. I had an "Army Rocket Command" set, with a missile car -- including a working, spring launched missile -- a radar / tracking car, and a command car. That looks somewhat like the command car, except that it had two axle trucks and hook horn couplers (and was olive drab with USArmy markings).
 

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I don't need it myself and on its own it's not valuable but I know some guys who are into Tyco who would give it a good home and probably be willing to pay shipping.

Want me to ask around?
 

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Eilif, thanks.....but I did receive a request already.....

It may not be valuable, but it'll give some fun to someone ;)
 
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