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Author Topic: Del Prado locomotives of the world  (Read 1236 times)

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Del Prado locomotives of the world
« on: October 19, 2015, 02:01:46 pm »
Hi, I'm new to the forum! I'm collecting deprado locomotives for my father .
Could anyone tell me were they were made ?
I think it was Italy but someone told me it was Japan ?
Thanks

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Re: Del Prado locomotives of the world
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 02:07:47 pm »
You can usually pick up the whole set on Ebay for about 50...  We don't unfortunately have a section of the forum dedicated to static formed models I'm afraid.  I would guess they are made in china and exported through Japan / USA
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Re: Del Prado locomotives of the world
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 03:18:43 pm »
Hi, I'm new to the forum! I'm collecting deprado locomotives for my father .
Could anyone tell me were they were made ?
I think it was Italy but someone told me it was Japan ?
Thanks

I picked up one of these (in Japan) out of curiosity a while back ("Renfe 340"). The label underneath warning against placing on electrified track is written in Japanese, English and Italian; underneath the label embossed on the plastic it says "Copyright 2003 Del Prado Japan Limited". This page on Ebay (which places production between 2006 and 2008) says "Im not sure who made these for DEL PRADO but if anyone knows please tell me ... rumour it is TOMY in Japan.", which is plausible as Tomy produce a similar selection of unmotorized static Japanese models (however they also produce motor unit conversion kits). I've also heard rumour that the tooling came at least in part from Lima.
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Re: Del Prado locomotives of the world
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 05:45:18 pm »
The del prado ,models are often found at rail shows or toy fairs - 3 for 10 or so

There is a full list of the U.K. Releases here

http://modeltrains.comeze.com/trains.html

a complete list:

http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/DEL-PRADO-N-GAUGE-LOCOMOTIVE-SERIES?ugid=10000000011920809

There are different ranges in Germany / Poland , so it is worth keeping an eye on the sellers on eBay from these countries
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