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Crescent Toys

(London, UK)

Not really an 0 gauge manufacturer as such, but one of those firms who manufactured metal items which invariably appear on 0 gauge layouts, even though many are rather large, and more appropriate for a gauge 1 display.

Such British manufacturers include Benbros, Britains, Budgie, Charbens, Cherilea, Crescent, F G Taylor, John Hill and Company (JoHillCo), Lone Star, Taylor & Barrett, Timpo and probably others.

The range of products produced by these firms is vast, some suited to layouts, some less so. Cowboys and indians, soldiers, civilian figures, farm and zoo figures and animals, various carts and road vehicles, petrol (gas) pumps, street furniture, fences, trees, haystacks, garden, zoo and farm equipment as well as railway personnel and platform equipment.

Crescent Toys was a toy manufacturing company set up in 1922 by Henry Eagles and Arthur Schneider in Islington, north London. They manufactured high quality model soldiers, die cast metal sports cars and Grand Prix racing cars and various hollow cast figures,as well as the well known accessories for model railways such as a footbridge and range of signals in 00, and larger items for 0.


Crescent tug lift (platform trolley)

Crescent tug lift (platform trolley)

Crescent set 1545, railway personnel

Crescent figures

Crescent figures, 2 inches tall

Crescent Fortress, closer to 00 than 0 scale

Crescent Fortress, closer to 00 than 0 scale

Crescent Fortress, closer to 00 than 0 scale

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