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Many thanks Dick
I am not sure how relevant this, but as a youngster, I and many of my age can remember, Meccano as a household name, as was Hornby Dublo. Both brands certainly influenced my interest in railways.
Unfortunately like so many things in the 60’s, they were swept away, by so called progress and cost cutting.
However it is not widely known, that Meccano continued producing in France until 1973 with the Hornby Acho range.
The last locomotive released in 1969, by Hornby Acho was in fact the USA Tank loco.
I have included a photo from my collection. It is much sought after by collectors.
Incidently the French system designates the 060 wheel arrangement as 030 describing from one elevation, so 2-6-2 becomes 1-3-1.
Best wishes Andrew Jones Many thanks Andrew