Unique Art Manufacturing Company Steam Locomotive
Unique Art produced lithographed tinplate O-gauge toy trains from 1949 to 1951.
Unique Art Manufacturing Company, Unique Lines 0-4-0 tinplate steam locomotive and tender made in 1950. Note the year of manufacture matches the engine number. The motor is robust, but I replaced all the wiring because the original insulation had hardened and cracked. Like some Marx engines this locomotive has difficulty navigating Lionel switches because the large gears molded on the inside of two drive wheels bump the switch sides, often causing a derailment.