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Seki

(Japan)

The pre war Japanese manufacturer Seki used the names Oxil, Stronlite and Bryant for exports. The same company also used the name Maraklin for sets exported to Australia. Seki seem to have produced at least three different ranges of railway items, being aimed at their own home market, the US market and the UK market. Items marketed in Australia, as Maraklin, do not appear to be Australian in either outline or livery.

(a) Sets

A combination of two sets, not all of which may be Seki. Presumably for their home market.


Seki passenger set. Electric tender loco with one coach (observation car).

Seki mixed set.

Instructions within box lid

Electric locomotive

Station

Locomotive tender

Observation Car

Freight car (gondola).

Observation car

Electric locomotive.

Close up of coupling/coupler

Steam locomotive

Transformer

Electric locomotive

Seki locomotive with rolling stock.


Locomotive is EB148 overhead electric.

Seki C5185 locomotive, with two passenger cars. US market?


C5185 2-6-0 tender locomotive.

The passenger cars are very similar to the pre war Lionel 610

Was there a matching observation car?

C5185 2-6-0 tender locomotive.

Seki freight/goods set


EB505 overhead electric loco, with two freight cars.

EB505 overhead electric loco

EB505 overhead electric loco

EB505 overhead electric loco

Seki eight wheeled tank car 4048

Seki eight wheeled box car

(b) Locomotives


Sakai EB5873 2C2 overhead electric locomotive

Sakai EB5873 2C2 overhead electric locomotive

Seki C584 2-6-0 tender locomotive

(c) Passenger Cars


Eight wheeled passenger car, probably for the US market.

Eight wheeled passenger car, probably for the US market.

Eight wheeled passenger car, probably for the US market.

Eight wheeled passenger car, probably for the US market.

Eight wheeled passenger observation car, for the Japanese market.

Eight wheeled passenger observation car, for the Japanese market.

Drumhead. Tsumbami is the name of the train, translates as Swallow.

Eight wheeled passenger observation car, for the Japanese market.

Eight wheeled passenger observation car, for the Japanese market.

Note the journals, which are copies of Ives.

(d) Freight Wagons


Seki eight wheeled open wagon, or gondola.

Seki eight wheeled open wagon, or gondola.

(e) Accessories


Railroad crossing sign, with warning bell and light.

Railroad crossing sign, with warning bell and light.

Railroad crossing sign, with warning bell and light.

Railroad crossing sign, with warning bell and light.

Two platforms, with what appear to be electrically operated bells.

Two platforms, with what appear to be electrically operated bells.

Two platforms, with what appear to be electrically operated bells..

Colour light signal, two aspect.

Colour light signal, two aspect.

Colour light signal, two aspect.

Colour light signal, two aspect.

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