Retail box label for 022
Pre-lithographed tinplate locomotive, comparable in size to the Hess 575 series of trains. Notice cast wheels instead of stamped tinplate, paper litho pasted on passenger car reads “1st Classe”, locomotive name “Vulkan” embossed into boiler. The very early Hess logo is embossed into the frame. Set consists of locomotive, blue passenger car, tender and open gondola.
Two big wheeled Hess 575 locomotives. Although both have the same size bodies, the wheels, frames and flywheels are different sizes.
Five big wheeled Hess 575 locomotives. Both of the top row big wheel locomotives are flywheel powered. Row number 2 consists of clockwork powered locos with stamped tinplate wheels. Row number 3 is a clockwork powered loco with cast wheels.
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