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

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

Illustrated within this site are my collections - these are centred around Mamod, Bowman and other British toy steam engines, Carlton Cycles and 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 both 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.

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Detail of a lovely Sun Snipe Plus c1965

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Sun Snipe Plus c1965

LATEST NEWS



Currently taking a break from steam, I am concentrating on my cycling interests. If you need to contact me please be sure of the same expert, friendly advice and help by emailing: freesteam@btinternet.com

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.

A new thread which will appear soon will be the assembly and rebuilding of  Mamod/Hobbies SE4 c1937, more soon. Recently added engines include a very rare 'Mastrand' TE and a mid 60s Mamod Minor 2, mint and unfired, complete with rare gold box.

New images of the Scalextric Junior cars have been added.

I have a limited stock of decals currently available, please email for details. A new print run will be done soon. 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.

My Ebay page

Click here for the 'What's new page

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