3.5 inch / 3.5" gauge Toby Tram garden railway train

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Apr 29, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

Purchased last year as had interest in joining local engineering club, but have only had the time to run round the track once. It ran very well. Selling as do not have time to persue this hobby.

Sinclair C5 motor, with new 40amp battery purchased last year (chargerable via normal car battery charger). Dead man switch and electric bell, sprung loaded buffer and carry cradle.

Have been told by previous owner that there is an ammeter board installed, but not currently connected - unsure as to condition of this as haven't tested.

Rest of locomotive in good working order. Previously used to pull 3-4 carriages at local model engineers club. Although 3.5" gauge, this does not look out of place on a 5" layout.

Collection only due to weight. Can be shown running when being held. If you wish to view prior to bidding, please contact me via ebay to arrange time.

I had planned to carry out minor cosmetic work on Toby, but didn't get the time. Bodywork is sound, but shiny bits are no longer that shiny and could benefit from an extra bit of love!

Would suit garden railway as a ready to run loco without having to wait for steam build-up etc, or would suit model engineer club as a Thomas the Tank engine interset for the younger people. Sad to see him go - a dream that never materialised and he
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