Monday, August 08, 2011

PHOTOS: Howard/Voltamp Repro Set

Here are photos of the set showing detail and the quality of these hand made trains. The loco, in the style of the early 2 inch gauge Howard mining loco, has hand embossed riveting, is beautifully built on a wooden undercarriage like many early American electric toy trains, it's beautifully painted and decaled, has an authentic looking reverse lever and wooden encased headlamp, and overall it is authentic looking, as you can see by comparing it to the photo of an original Howard loco included in the current Ebay listing for a similar set (110724417466.) The cars are patterned after the rare Voltamp/Boucher dump cars. The well made hoppers are mounted on a strong wooden car base just like originals, the paint job and decaling is superb, and the cars and loco have Voltamp/Boucher style couplers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

This is a real inspiration for those of us with tinsnips and torches who are glad to see new work is appreciated in the community and hope to contribute as well.

Your blog continues to be among my favorite sites. Thanks for all your work and encouragement.