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Stronlite

(Japan)

The pre war Japanese manufacturer Seki used the names Bryant, Maraklin, Oxil and Stronlite for exports. Most of the images below have been saved from online auction listings, which helps explain the variations in sizes and quality.

(a) Locomotives


Stronlite 4 wheeled electric motor. Wheels seriously out of quarter.

Stronlite 4 wheeled electric motor. Note how the gears on the driven wheels also serve as flanges.

Stronlite 4 wheeled electric motor. Top view.

Stronlite 4 wheeled electric motor. From below.

A second Stronlite 4 wheeled electric motor. Wheels again seriously out of quarter.

A second Stronlite 4 wheeled electric motor, reverse side.

A second Stronlite 4 wheeled electric motor. The name is barely discernible, but is there.

Stronlite 0-4-0 tank loco, black, GWR, running number 6735.

Stronlite 0-4-0 tank loco, black, GWR, running number 6735.

Stronlite 0-4-0 tank loco, black, LNER, running number 5400.

Stronlite 0-4-0 tank loco, black, LNER, running number 5400.

Stronlite 0-4-0 tank loco, black, LMS, running number 7001.

Stronlite 0-4-0 tank loco, black, LMS, running number 7001.

Stronlite 0-4-0 tank loco, maroon, LMS, running number 105.
See also passenger set below.

Stronlite 4-4-0 loco, maroon, LMS livery. Missing tender.

Stronlite 4-4-2 tank loco, green, LNER, running number 407.

Stronlite 4-4-2 tank loco, green, LNER, running number 407.

Stronlite 4-4-2 tank loco, green, LNER, running number 407.

Stronlite 4-4-2 tank loco, green, LNER, running number 407.

Stronlite 4-4-2 tank loco, green, LNER, running number 407.

Stronlite 4-4-2 tank loco, green, LNER, running number 407.

Stronlite overhead electric loco ED539.

Stronlite overhead electric loco ED539.

Stronlite overhead electric loco ED539.

Stronlite overhead electric loco ED539.

(b) Goods/Freight Sets


Stronlite LNER Goods Set, with black 0-4-0 tank loco, and 3 four wheeled wagons.

Stronlite LMS Goods Set, with black 0-4-0 tank loco, and 3 four wheeled wagons.

Stronlite LMS Goods Set, with black 0-4-0 tank loco, and 3 four wheeled wagons.

Stronlite LMS Goods Set, with black 0-4-0 tank loco, and 3 four wheeled wagons.

Stronlite LMS Goods Set, with black 0-4-0 tank loco, and 3 four wheeled wagons.

(c) Passenger Sets


Stronlite GWR passenger set, with black 0-4-0 tank loco (6735) and two brown and cream coaches.

Stronlite GWR passenger set, with black 0-4-0 tank loco (6735) and two brown and cream coaches.

Stronlite GWR passenger set, with black 0-4-0 tank loco (6735) and two brown and cream coaches.

Stronlite GWR passenger set, with black 0-4-0 tank loco (6735) and two brown and cream coaches.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with black loco and two maroon coaches.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with black loco and two maroon coaches.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with black loco and two maroon coaches.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with black loco and two maroon coaches.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with black loco and two maroon coaches.

Another Stronlite LMS passenger set, with black loco and two maroon coaches.

A third Stronlite LMS passenger set, with black loco and two maroon coaches.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with red loco and two maroon coaches.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with red loco and two maroon coaches.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with red loco and two maroon coaches. Note cylinders.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with red loco and two maroon coaches.Handrails missing.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with red loco and two maroon coaches. Rear coupling missing.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with red loco and two maroon coaches. Front coupling missing.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with red loco and two maroon coaches. Paint retouched?

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with red loco and two maroon coaches. One pickup spoon missing.

Stronlite LMS passenger set, with red loco and two maroon coaches.

Stronlite LNER passenger set, with black loco and two teak coaches.

Stronlite LNER passenger set, with black loco and two teak coaches.

Stronlite LNER passenger set, with black loco and two teak coaches.

Stronlite LNER passenger set, with two shades of teak on the coaches.

Stronlite SR passenger set, with black loco and two green coaches.

Stronlite SR passenger set, with black loco and two green coaches.

Stronlite SR passenger set, with black loco and two green coaches.

Stronlite SR passenger set, with black loco and two green coaches.

Stronlite SR passenger set, with black loco and two green coaches.

Stronlite SR passenger set, with black loco and two green coaches.

The Pullman sets illustrated below are interesting, given that the name Stronlite is normally associated with British outline sets, and these sets appears more US outline. There is nothing within the first set to indicate the Stronlite name, all three being marked 'Foreign' without a maker's name. See also the additional passenger car which is clearly marked Stronlite, the name being a clip on part rather than the usual transfer or decal.


Stronlite Pullman passenger set, with overhead electric loco and two green Pullman cars.

Stronlite Pullman passenger set, with loco marked 'Foreign' only.

Stronlite Pullman passenger set, with coaches marked 'Foreign' only.

A second Stronlite Pullman passenger set, box lid missing, loco clearly marked Stronlite.

A second Stronlite Pullman passenger set, showing the loco, marked ED539.

A second Stronlite Pullman passenger set, showing the underside of the loco, marked Stronlite.

A second Stronlite Pullman passenger set, showing the Pullman passenger car.

A third Stronlite Pullman passenger set, unboxed.

A third Stronlite Pullman passenger set, unboxed.

A third Stronlite Pullman passenger set, unboxed.

A third Stronlite Pullman passenger set, unboxed. Loco marked Stronlite. Only one driven wheel/axle.

(d) Passenger Cars/Coaches


Stronlite GWR passenger coaches. Repainted roofs?

Underside of Stronlite GWR passenger coach, showing transfer/decal.

Stronlite LMS passenger coach.

Stronlite LMS passenger coach, showing transfer/decal.

A second Stronlite LMS passenger coach.

A second Stronlite LMS passenger coach, showing transfer/decal.

Stronlite LNER passenger coaches.

Stronlite LNER passenger coach, showing transfer/decal.

An image found online, described at Stronlite LMS 1st 3rd passenger coach, catalogue no. 4666

Stronlite Pullman car. Note lack of orange door and window lining, and interior colour, as compared to Pullman coaches in sets illustrated above. Roof vents similar to the often seen blue Sakai passenger coaches.

Stronlite Pullman car. Note lack of orange door and window lining, and interior colour, as compared to Pullman coaches in sets illustrated above. Roof vents similar to the often seen blue Sakai passenger coaches.

Stronlite Pullman car. Note lack of orange door and window lining, and interior colour, as compared to Pullman coaches in sets illustrated above. Roof vents similar to the often seen blue Sakai passenger coaches.

Stronlite Pullman car. Note lack of orange door and window lining, and interior colour, as compared to Pullman coaches in sets illustrated above. Roof vents similar to the often seen blue Sakai passenger coaches.

Stronlite Pullman cars, with orange lining and orange roofs, and pressed rather than separately applied roof vents.

Stronlite Pullman cars, with orange lining and orange roofs, and pressed rather than separately applied roof vents.

Stronlite Pullman cars, showing separately applied name, rather than transfer/decal.

(e) Goods Wagons/Freight Cars


Stronlite open wagon, NE livery.

Stronlite open wagon, LMS livery.

A pair of Stronlite open wagons, NE and LMS liveries.

Underside of Stronlite NE open wagon.

Underside of Stronlite LMS open wagon.

(f) Miscellaneous


Stronlite 4632 transformer/controller.

Stronlite 4632 transformer/controller.

Stronlite 4632 transformer/controller.

Stronlite 4632 transformer/controller.

Stronlite track connector, or lockon, marked Foreign.

Stronlite electric motor 4616, designed for motor boat use. 10mm armature, 3.5v to 10v, 3 amps.

Stronlite electric motor 4616, designed for motor boat use. 10mm armature, 3.5v to 10v, 3 amps.

Stronlite electric motor 4616, designed for motor boat use. 10mm armature, 3.5v to 10v, 3 amps.

Stronlite electric motor 4616, designed for motor boat use. 10mm armature, 3.5v to 10v, 3 amps.

Stronlite electric motor 4616, designed for motor boat use. 10mm armature, 3.5v to 10v, 3 amps.

Stronlite electric motor 4616, designed for motor boat use. 10mm armature, 3.5v to 10v, 3 amps.

Stronlite electric motor 4619, designed for motor boat use. 15mm armature, 3.5v to 10v, 3 amps, with reverse switch.

(g) Paper


Stronlite catalogue, date unknown.

Stronlite catalogue, date unknown.

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