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N Scale - Lone Star - EL.78 - Passenger Car, North America Coach - Painted/Unlettered

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Stock Number EL.78
Secondary Stock Number 78
Brand Lone Star
Manufacturer Lone Star
Body Style Lone Star Passenger Coach
Prototype Passenger Car, North America Coach
Road or Company Name Painted/Unlettered (Details)
Paint Color(s) Yellow with Black Roof
Coupler Type Other
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Release Date 1960-01-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype Coach
Model Variety U.S., North America
Scale 1/152



Road Name History:
Some items are designed to have their owner add whatever company marking they choose, usually in the form of decals or dry-transfers. These items are painted in a generic prototypical fashion but with all company affiliation deliberately left off.


Brand/Importer Information:
Lone Star was founded by Aubrey Robert Mills and Sidney James Ambridge in 1939 as the toy division of Die Casting Machine Tools Ltd. (DCMT) of London. DCMT was manufacturing diecasting machines and equipment. DCMT had made some toy cars for Crescent, and diecast toy cap-firing guns, which DCMT supplied under the "Lone Star" brand. "Lone Star" was a name that conjured up images of the Wild West, and while it was a reference to the Texas state flag (with its single star), the name also reminded children of the star-shaped Sheriff's badge that was often a key part of a cowboy costume.

Lone Star Locos appeared in the late 1950s as a range of fairly basic 000-scale diecast miniature trains and track, and were joined in the 1960s by the comparatively short-lived "Treble-O-Lectric" range of "proper" motorised 000-scale electric train sets. The motorised range was discontinued circa 1965. DCMT ceased its operation circa 1988.
The Lone Star Treble-O (triple O) rolling stock was scaled to 2mm to the foot (1:152) and track's gauge was 9mm.
Lone Star paved the way to the N scale model trains that would be soon after introduced by Arnold Rapido.

Read more on Irwin's Journal and on The Brighton Toy and Model Index.

Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-02-26 14:44:20. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-11-01 05:21:08

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