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Ken Kidder 0 Gauge

(San Francisco, California, USA)

USA based importer of Japanese and similar Far Eastern brass models to the USA, in 0, S and H0, standard gauge and narrow gauge, from the later 1940s until when?

Quote from the Model Railroader group :

Ken Kidder has a fairly long history and his product line is best remembered today as centering around very small, unusual steam locomotives, particularly a host of little 0-4-0 "Plantation" or "Mud Hen" engines, available in a range of inside and outside frame, standard and narrow gauge, some with tenders, some with just coal bunkers! However, Kidder did venture into numerous other areas over the years, incuding trolleys. One of the most collectible items today is the Ken Kidder "Steam Dummy", a totally unique model representing a small, shrouded, steam engine for urban street use.


Ken Kidder 0 gauge brass double truck Birney street car body with double rear doors

Ken Kidder 0 gauge brass 0-4-0 plantation tank locomotive

Ken Kidder brass Chicago South Shore & South Bend 85 ton electric locomotive
Made by Kawai Models (H0 scale?)

Ken Kidder brass Chicago South Shore & South Bend 85 ton electric locomotive
Made by Kawai Models (H0 scale?)

Ken Kidder pantograph, by KTM

Ken Kidder rail joiners

Ken Kidder switch motor

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