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Dinkyville 0 Gauge

EMCO, HICO, Kroll Kar Co

(USA)

A slightly complicated history.

The Elec-Traction Streetcar was marketed by General Models Corporation (GMC) of Chicago in 1950. The axle is the motor armature and the model requires a push to start running. GMC also sold a MAC Handcar.

All Nation became the owner of GMC, after GMC ceased trading.

After the bankrupcy of GMC, the streetcar was offered in 1951 as a kit by Kroll Kar Co of Chicago with the same push start motor as the GMC model.

The 1952 EMCO (Edward Miller Co. New York) model lettered Dinkyville has a conventional self starting motor, with a companion model, the two man pump handcar. Both models were availble for O and S gauge track.

The 1955 HICO (Hetherington, Inc, Sharon Hill, PA.) model lettered Dinkyville was identical including the box with only the name changed. Handcar and Trolley models for O and S Gauge.

My thanks to eBayer LLove for the above information.

(a) The EMCO Trolley


EMCO Dinkyville Trolley. Two examples known with red body and yellow roof.

EMCO Dinkyville Trolley. Two examples known with red body and yellow roof.

EMCO Dinkyville Trolley. Two examples known with red body and yellow roof.

(b) The HICO Trolley


HICO Dinkyville Trolley.

HICO Dinkyville Trolley.

HICO Dinkyville Trolley.

HICO Dinkyville Trolley.

(c) The EMCO Handcar


EMCO Dinkyville & Western Railroad Handcar (yellow car, blue figures)

EMCO Dinkyville & Western Railroad Handcar (yellow car, blue figures)

EMCO Dinkyville & Western Railroad Handcar (yellow car, blue figures)

EMCO Dinkyville & Western Railroad Handcar (yellow car, blue figures)

EMCO Dinkyville Railroad Handcar (blue car, yellow figures)

EMCO Dinkyville Railroad Handcar (blue car, yellow figures)

EMCO Dinkyville Railroad Handcar (blue car, yellow figures)

EMCO Dinkyville Railroad Handcar (blue car, yellow figures)

(d) The HICO Handcar


HICO Dinkyville Railroad Handcar

HICO Dinkyville Railroad Handcar

HICO Dinkyville Railroad Handcar

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