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14Bore19 Jun 2023 1:20 p.m. PST

My grandfather who never met as he passed away when my dad was a young teenager. And my parents are downsizing to passing along things and I got these figures from my grandfather's train set on the 1940s to 1950


These animals are metal but not sure what of. Sure the 2 dogs laying down are not lead and doubt any are. Only marking on many is England.

These are the Civilians. A bit scattered in scale but suspect that wasn't a issue at the time.
This train set was big but only remember some buildings as a kid left over and a picture of my grandfather and his big spreading train set

14Bore19 Jun 2023 1:47 p.m. PST

People, not the big hobo and guy who would be with hand cart are 2 1/4" or 57 mm
The rest are 1 3/4" or 44 mm

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2023 4:20 p.m. PST

What treasures!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2023 6:54 p.m. PST


Grelber19 Jun 2023 8:32 p.m. PST

Those are great!


bobspruster20 Jun 2023 5:10 a.m. PST


Dn Jackson20 Jun 2023 10:00 a.m. PST

Made of 'pot metal' maybe. Mixture of tin and lead. I have my father's W. Britain figures and those remind me of some of them.

14Bore20 Jun 2023 12:32 p.m. PST

Very possible Dn Jackson, I know lead and was sure they are not at least pure, and no lead rot which I know what that is.
My grandfather's collection would have ended about 1950 so these are previous to that.

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