Harlan Creswell Liberty lines 600e. Only 25 In The World. Standard gauge. Poetry
Nice overall curb spiral and condition. Harlan Creswells 600es inherent balanced beauty has earned it the title of the most beautiful steam locomotive ever designed. Just 25 were ever made. Creswell was a talented builder making stunning examples of Standard Gauge tinplate.
His hand-built creations were simply beautiful and very very few ever come up for sale. Creswell set out to build a model with very specific criteria, the first being that the loco would have to be made primarily of metal or castings.Second, it would need to utilize a strong motor, stronger than the Lionel #400E or #381. Third, the basic detail components such as wheels, stacks, side rods, cow catchers, domes, bells, whistles and steps would need to be the same as those utilized in pre-war era Standard gauge locomotives. Fourth, the center of gravity would need to be kept low and the pulling point very low to the track. Fifth, the locomotive must be able to pull a prototypical number of cars, in this case 20 Pullmans, as did the real Hudsons on the 20th Century Limited. Sixth, the loco would need to corner at a high rate of speed without tipping or derailing. And seventh, The loco would need to include as many of the traditional features as possible, such as smoke, operating whistle, chugger sounds, and a dramatic array of lights. The result was a sleek low design with external trappings that gave the Hudson an effect of motion even when it was standing still. The item "Harlan Creswell Liberty lines 600e. Only 25 In The World. Poetry" is in sale since Sunday, August 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Standard Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "astonmartin" and is located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Handmade
- Color: Black
- Material: Tin
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Gauge: Lionel Standard Gauge