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kristofer4301
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Will scan and post Japanese literature when I go to work tomorrow.



Where have I heard that before?

She is used but everything is here and looks like nothing is broken!
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kristofer4301
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More photos







The price....3890¥
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THAT IS SO NEAT!!!

That box art is fantastic. I never knew tyco was in japan! Amazing find! Please, tell us more!!

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is there a date anywhere?
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kristofer4301
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Well lookie here


The set is in excellent condition!
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kristofer4301
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A little follow up....

Notice how it says MADE IN HONG KONG ASSEMBLED IN JAPAN.

My guess is Tyco shipped the train set to Epoch and they repacked it in this neat box (think of a pass-thru part for any of you in the manufacturing industry). The instructions are all in Japanese and they have no pictures. They are quite boring honestly.
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Weird
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Not surprised that the iconic Burlington Northern car made it to Godzilla land.
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That's new to me. Very cool find!
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thesiding
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IF THAT IS THE DATE then The TYCO HO logo is up for grabs and has no trademark

There is a Tyco Electronics co (NOT THIS one) or Mattel sold it to Japan or Liceensed it

At any rate did a nice job showcasing the set in terms of packaging considering USA taught them these skills after WW 2
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neato
well Tyco did sell trains in Australia too
I have a similar log dump car but my top is green
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Yes but in USA Tyco stopped making trains in 1993 And 1997 1998 Mattel bought out the company lest in USA
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Yes but in USA Tyco stopped making trains in 1993 And 1997 1998 Mattel bought out the company lest in USA

Originally posted by thesiding - July 10 2020 :  11:19:45 AM


On February 23, 2019, Terry Flynn announced that Tyco was now a registered trademark of his Harden Creek Slot Cars, LLC.
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Now that is an awesome piece of Tyco history! I did not know Tyco made it to Japan either. A keeper indeed!
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I am still trying to figure the Australian connection,
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I am still trying to figure the Australian connection,

Originally posted by Chops124 - July 10 2020 :  10:23:21 PM


read this
http://tycotrain.tripod.com/tycotrains/id71.html
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Not intending to derail this thread, but Tyco was one of only very few model rail manufacturers who bothered with Australia before the 2000s; you can almost count them on one hand.

Life-Like made some Australianized builds, such as a GP38-2 in the Australian National Railways green and gold, and Tri-ang also made some OO gauge American style trains.

The only notable company to make anything close to Australian prototypes in the late 20th century was Lima in Italy. Instead of just repainting an American or British loco for the Australian market, they actually produced some Australian locomotives.

These days the only Australian trains made are all mid/high range RTR DCC-equipped stuff, which at over $200+ they are well beyond my budget. I'm sure Made in China could be well below that, but it's most likely the novelty of being actual Australian locos that pushes up the price. Auscision, Austrains (not a typo, it's not Austrians!), Powerline and Trainorama are some which come to mind.

Powerline is most likely the only one left still offering cheaper Australianized American locos (such as an F3 masquerading as a South Australian GM class), which are usually made by Frateschi in Brazil.

One thing to note is that the original couplers on all the makers still differ between brands, for example the Tyco and Life-Like have horn hooks whereas Lima and Powerline/Frateschi had European loop couplers, and Tri-ang retaining the British tension lock. Modern Australian models use Kadees or plastic Kadee clones, or European loop couplers on cheaper models (for compatibility with existing Lima stock).

On a final note, aside from the old Tri-ang models and the Lima XPT (which was nothing more than a factory-repainted British HST), and the Cooee Classics Melbourne W-class tram, no Australian models ever use 1:76 OO gauge, it is always 1:87 or 1:87.1 HO scale.
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Chops124
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Au contraire, Australian Tyco, and other manufacturer's
Austrailian range is most interesting. Thank you for posting.

I'm not going to break the bank trying to obtain an
Aussie Tyco, but if one came my way I'd be quick to
pick up on it.
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quote:
Au contraire, Australian Tyco, and other manufacturer's
Austrailian range is most interesting. Thank you for posting.

I'm not going to break the bank trying to obtain an
Aussie Tyco, but if one came my way I'd be quick to
pick up on it.

Originally posted by Chops124 - July 30 2020 :  7:46:17 PM



Their Australian 430 has one of the most intricate (by Tyco standards) paint schemes I've ever seen!

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Erik The Train Nerd
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Very interesting
AMERICANTRAIN by tyco of course

Edited by - Erik The Train Nerd on August 02 2020 09:51:45 AM
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