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THE place for classic live toy steam engines, Corgi diecast cars and Carlton Cycles...

A very rare over type engine made by GR Cross, Norwich, c1950s/60s

Hello!, you may have come by this site by accident, recommendation or intent, either way I hope you find something of interest.

Shown on this site are my collections - these are centred around Mamod, Bowman and other British toy steam engines, Carlton and Sun Cycles as well as  Corgi Rocket and Junior die cast cars. I also have a love of model railways and collecting Brooke Bond tea picture cards and Scalextric Junior cars all of which you will find here too.

I hope this site appeals and excites both the dedicated collector and enthusiast as well as the newer converts to the cause! If you want to contact me about any of the content please use the email address below.


I would like to remind visitors that should you require any images used on this site to please get in contact with me first. All imagery on this site is strictly copyright. 

If you need to contact me please be sure of the same expert, friendly advice and help by emailing:

If you need definitive details about your steam toys, backed-up with 35 years of collecting experience, please don't be afraid to get in touch with me. I will do my very best to help.

I am always happy to give advice on all types of Mamod steam engine as well as many other English toy steam makes.

Recent steam toy additions include a very, very rare GR Cross overtype steam engine as well as two Liverpool based engines from Mersey and Wilson Bros. Finally a very crisp SE2 dating from 1965 has been added, complete with its very are blue window box.

I have a new stocks of decals available, please email for details. I am currently in the process of printing out Mamod 'Fit scuttle here' decals for early TE1 and SR1 use. See my decal page for other rare items. 

Click here for decal information page.

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