Little engines 1" line of engines

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Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by skyloop440 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:22 pm

Can anyone tell me if the old little engines 1" castings are still available some were, a friend of mine has a 1" L.E. 0-6-0 that he needs a couple castings to finish up.

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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by jcbrock » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:04 pm

Only in the secondhand market.
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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by cp4449 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:26 pm

The whole line was purchased by a gent in PA. Then it all went in storage. There have been several tries to purchase it all back but to no luck. Like the poster said above, only on the used market. It would help us all if we knew what castings he needed to get the locomotive finished. Some made be able to be built via CNC. There are lots of copies of the plans out there.

I have a 0-6-0 from LE.
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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by skyloop440 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:01 am

Thanks for the info all let him know, I do now that the Chassis is done and runs on air, and I believe he has the tender trucks and bolsters, he really only needs the finish casting Domes headlight etc. all can be made.

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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by Mike Walsh » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:11 am

Send me a PM with what you need and I can see what I've got to spare.

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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by squirrel22 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:05 am

Hello, I have a few little engines items, what items are you in need of? Thank you, Tom

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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:22 am

Yep, sadly ALL of the Little Engines small-scale stuff has 'disappeared' from the market, and has been unavailable for about 7 or 8 years now. Anything in 1", 3/4", 1/2", and 1/4" scales is now off the market. Pretty sad, actually, since they were once one of the major suppliers in all of those scales. That's why I always say that if a supplier is offering something that you want and/or need to finish a project, and you can afford it, you'd better go on and get it while it is still available. There are a lot of things that used to be available from now-defunct suppliers that I wish that I had.

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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by rspringer » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:38 pm

I recently purchased a 1 inch 060. Does any one have a set of prints I could get a copy from?

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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by Bill Shields » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:28 pm

John K at Friends Models is doing all that he can to keep the stuff alive...no LE stuff, but lots of other things that are useful, can be kit-bashed...I get very nice wheels from him...nice castings.
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by skyloop440 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:51 pm

Ok guys thanks for the offer of parts but I contacted my friend and all he is missing is the cab for his 1" LE 0-6-0 and he is just going to fabricate one so nothing else is needed.

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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by Kimball McGinley » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:24 pm

Can anybody elaborate on why this guy would buy the line and then scuttle it? Sounds like what happened to "Iron Pony" -> "Riding Railkits" too.

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Re: Little engines 1" line of engines

Post by Bill Shields » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:35 pm

a very involved story..
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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