1880s(?) 0-4-0 Handcrafted Brass Locomotive of unknown Japanese manufacture and imported by Ken Kidder. The model has never been run, and is pristine condition, with the exception of some discolorization of the metal surfaces due to ageing inside a closed box. It represents a Cabbage Stack wood-burning, saddle-tank switch engine. Its conformation makes it appear to be useful on a small privately-owned siding, or around a mine.Purchased in 1961, the model is a beautiful example of the then state of the art work produced by Japanese artisans. The original box has been lost, and the model will be carefully shipped in a small, secure replacement. It does not possess a front coupler. Free shipping by US Priority Mail includes insurance, and is offered only within the contiguous 48 states. Shipping outside this area is by USPS International First Class Mail or by USPS Priority Mail as selected by the Buyer, and insurance is offered only if available, and paid for by the Buyer. Cost of shipping varies according to destination. No shippers discount is available unless multiple purchases are made and shipped at the same time, in common container(s). For purchasers outside the USA, do NOT make payment until invoice is received. Invoice will be sent only after choice shipping instructions is received, and actual cost of shipping is determined by USPS. If International Priority Mail is requested, insurance up to $67 US will be included. No shippers discount is available unless multiple purchases are made and shipped at the same time, in common container(s).