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CAROUSELS

Western train co. is proud to offer full service carousel restorations

Western Train Co. has been involved in the repair and restoration of Antique carousels for more than 12 years. We are proud to carry on the honorable work of Brass Rings Entertainment and the late Dan Horenberger.

In 2017 Western Train Co. assumed many current carousel restoration projects in progress

by Brass Ring Carousel Co. 

Western Train Co. offers Museum Quality Restorations of Historic Antique Carousels produced by American Carousel builders from the 19th and 20th Century including:

Gustav & William Dentzel Company Carousels

Charles I.D. Looff Carousels

M.C. Illions Carousels

PTC Carousels 

Stein & Goldstein Carousels

Herschell Spillman Carousels

D. C. Muller Carousels

Mangels Carousels

Allan Herschell Carousels

We can service any Historic Carousel imaginable, from "The Finest Carousel Ever Carved" to Aluminum Portable Models all the way to 1880's Steam Carousels.

 

We document the entire process of Carousel Restorations complete with photo and video updates of every step. Our team of Amusement Industry professionals is made up of carousel historians, master carvers, painters, machinists, engineers, and theming experts. We are ready to restore your antique or park model carousel back to its former glory. 

SEE OUR CURRENT RESTORATION PROJECTS

BELOW

1927 Illions supreme 

 

The most guilded carousel ever built and the magnum opus of famed carousel carver, marcus illions. 50 feet in diameter with 48 unmatched figures and all hand-carved trim. This carousel is currently under restoration at our workshop.

the animals from the carousel have been featured in more books, magazines, calendars, and miniatures than any other carousel ever produced, making it the most recognizeable carousel in the world. 

seen at: los angeles county fairground

Scope of work: 

- complete restoration of mechanism

- new bearings 

- new gears

- new vertical grain wood platform

- antique Transport and storage

 

 

1890s looff "broadway flying horses" 

 

the historic original coney island carousel. Built around 1890 by Charles I.D. Looff, a famous craftsman who carved and build more than 40 carousels, its first home was Coney Island in New York. It then moved to salisbury beach, ma and then to san diego, ca. it is under restoration at western train co's workshop for a private collector.

seen at: original coney island carousel/ salisbury beach 1914-1976 /san diego 1978 - 2004 

Scope of work: 

- complete restoration of mechanism

- antique wood parts restoration

- antique Transport and storage

 

 

1902 dentzel menagerie
"Knott's lagoon"

 

this historic 1902 dentzel menagerie carousel carved by gustav dentzel, was famously in service during the 1950s at knott's lagoon in buena park, ca. BUD hurlbut, AMUSEMENT PARK PIONEER, famously auctioned off the wood paneling and animals in 1991, one of his greatest regrets. now under SPECTACULAR restoration at our workshop, this project will produce the finest dentzel menagerie carousel restoration ever accomplished.

seen at: knotts berry farm lagoon / castle park

Scope of work: 

- restoration and repopulation of animals

- new fiberglass rounding boards, mirror frames, jester visages, etc.

- antique wood parts restoration

- New hydraulic drive mechanism

- antique Transport and storage

 

 

1990s fabricon "boomtown carousel" 

 

the boomtown carousel hails from reno, nevada where is runs weekly at boomtown casino. the carousel was manufactured by the fabricon carousel co. sometime in the 1990s. the carousel features wood & metal construction with fiberglass horses and facades.

Scope of work: 

- repair of broken sweeps

- repair of broken mud seals

- install new vertical thrust bearings

- repair damage to center pole