My understanding is that the F is for Joseph Falk, but when I was researching, there were subtle differences between this and any I found from Falk, but that the Schoenner engines were so similar to the Falk's that I could hardly tell them apart. Then I learned that Falk bought Schoenner. As you can see in the photos, it is pretty gunked up, has some rust spots, needs to be tuned up and needs at least one replacement part. Also, there is some soldering on the rear of the tank, where the missing piece is.I always picture the worst of the flaws, so any other wear or scratching is no worse than anything pictured, and is really just as you would expect for a toy that was clearly well enjoyed! I also found some Marklin accessories with it so check my other listings to see if they are still available! Please review the photos for a complete description.
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Check out my other items. The item "Antique Live Steam Engine Overtype Schoenner Falk Stamped 143F Dusty Barn Find" is in sale since Wednesday, May 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys". The seller is "housepicker" and is located in Stockholm, New Jersey.
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