Franklin Mint once issued a series of HO scale trains. Two questions: (1) Who manufactured the trains for Franklin Mint? (2) Where can I find a list of the models offered? Thanks in advance for any input. Duane Ellison
Duane=A0Ellison wrote: Franklin Mint once issued a series of HO scale trains. Two questions: (1) Who manufactured the trains for Franklin Mint?
------------------------------------------------- The steam locomotives offered by franklin Mint in the 1990s appeared to be by Mantua. I never saw an actual model but the photos in the ads looked like Mantua's steam locomotives.
Bill Bill's Railroad Empire N Scale Model Railroad:
A fellow last year approached me at my tables at the Timonium Show offering me his Franklin Mint Southern Rwy PS4 4-6-2. He told me he paid about $300 for it, but since it was such a "rare collectors item" of extraordinary quality, he would let it go for what he had in it. As the co-promoter of this show and also being a dealer in brass, I did not want to ruin his day with my usual 25-40 minute (condensed version) opinion of this wonderful "collector's" item. Before I could really answer his request, his eyes caught a very nicely painted PFM/United counterpart for $295 (early run) on my table. "Sure, go ahead and examine it..run it on the test track if you like." After gladly paying me the $295 plus tax, no more words were said about the Franklin Mint model, and I know for sure the field of brass locomotives gained one new member that day. HZ Howard Zane
A friend of mine wanted to get a train set for her son and showed me a Franklin Mint ad about two years ago. That particular set was made by Bachmann, so I told her she'd be better off going to a LHS and buying things individually.