It is inevitable that we come across track items that just stump us - but somewhere out there is someone who may have the answer - and if you do - do please get in touch. If any visitor has a piece they would like to contribute, let's put it up and see if we hear from anyone.
8. Submitted by Carl Blum. These are monorail supports and were included with a consignment of Mamod steel 0 rails. Their origin is not apparent from any markings. 2022 04 23
Mystery solved by contributor. From a monorail set made by Jetrail.
7. Submitted by Brian Wright: "I believe the track to be H0 gauge and is US made from 1947. I say US made and 1947, because of the phrase "PROV PAT 23765/47", stamped on underside. I understand that is a US term for a Provisional Patent in 1947. The track is on a plywood base, painted green sides and brown top. Straights measure 6 5/8 x 1 3/8 inch, while 16 curves make a circle about 32 inch diameter. Steel rails (no rust!), sections connect together by brass pins" and "the only special pieces are:
- A homemade(?) level crossing made by adding 2 pieces of Aluminium sheet for the vehicle ramps. I say homemade because they don't have the same 'professional feel' to them, however the paint matches, so perhaps the sections are home painted? I agree that they way that the hollow section, extruded(?) lengths of rail are set into the bases is very well done, too well done to be done at home I would say. Hollow section to take the Brass 'joiner' pins.
- A power connecting bend, a piece of matching ply on the outside curve, with 2 knurled nuts to hold the wires. Also a length of copper sheet on the underside to reach the inside rail."
Solved: This track is from a train set produced by HUGAR during WWII, and it is UK, not US. The train is a Southern Railway electric train and everything is mostly made of wood. The Train Collectors Society Any Make, Any Age, Any Gauge. (UK)