Welcome to Estate Auctions Inc! We work with consigners from Coast-To-Coast and work hard to make sure we have top quality items. We are'Your Quality Zone' - search'YQZ' to see our other listings. Vintage English Mamod Live Steam Engine Roadster Automobile Toy Model Car NR. This is finished in red and white with black upholstery, which were the first versions.On the front you'll see "Mamod MADE IN ENGLAND" and by the steering wheel there's another sticker reading, WATCH WATER LEVEL. All of the parts still seem to be moving very well, this rolls with ease along with the gear shifting and steering wheel turning and moving the front wheels. 15 1/4" x 6 1/2" x 5 1/2 and remains untested with us.
There is some age appropriate wear to this item. You'll see some paint chipping and light to heavy oxidation throughout the exposed metal areas.
There's also some diminutive chips to the actual metal in a couple areas towards the bottom of the car. One of the front tires does look a little off center, but is still connected and working.
There doesn't appear to be any real signs of structural damage and overall this is still a great vintage. Keep scrolling there are 39 pictures and. More description beneath the photos below! Be sure to check out all of our many photos for any further details.
Here is some information we found about the Mamod toy company online at wikipedia! The company was founded in 1937 in Birmingham in the UK by Geoffrey Malins.
The name is a portmanteau of'Ma' lins'Mod' els'. The first models produced were of stationary steam engines.
Much later the company also began creating models of road rollers, traction engines, steam wagons and other steam road vehicles. These models were aimed at the toy market, so were simple to operate and ran at low boiler pressures for safety but were not accurate scale models. Most Mamod models use simple but effective oscillating cylinders, usually single-acting. Some of these engines have regulators either in the steam feed or exhaust but many others run unregulated (in the simpler models) or have a simple reversing mechanism to alter the cutoff, thus controlling the power/speed and direction of the engine.Early models had single or multi-wick lamps or vapourising spirit burners but in the mid-1970s the company changed to hexamine solid fuel which came in tablet form and provided low heat in a relatively safe form. This is a model of a two-seater roadster style car, possibly based on the look and style of a Mercer Raceabout from the early 20th century. The model first appeared in late 1976 and was designed by Steve Malins with input from George Morris. The first versions were finished in red and white with black upholstery (still available), newer versions have recently appeared in green/brass or burgundy/brass finishes.
A silver 4-seater limousine based on the Roadster is also a popular model appearing in the 1980s. The boiler cover forms the'bonnet' of the car with the sight-glass for checking the water level being the'radiator grille'. Early versions sported the traditional overflow plug, which was replaced by the sight glass in 1978 to conform with the new Euro Toy Regulations. The earliest Roadsters were meths fired, appearing in late 1976.
From about 1977 all models used a steel pan type solid fuel burner, although the older steel pan meths burners still fitted. The oscillating-cylinder engine is mounted externally on the left-hand side of the model and incorporates a simple forward and reverse lever like that used on the SE2a and MEC1 stationary engines. The unit drives a small solid flywheel mounted externally on the right-hand side via a shaft.Again a distinguishing feature of early models is the'split-drive' with final drive on the left hand side as opposed to later (and current) models were the drive is all on the right. This shaft drives the rear axle by a power band.
This arrangement allows a slightly higher road speed than the SW1 wagon but much slower than the TE1 traction engine (which was ridiculously too fast). This chassis and layout is used on other mobiles in the Mamod ranges such as the LB1 London bus, FE1 fire engine, SA1L limousine as well as the DV1/2 vans. The early wheels are in the style of wooden carriage wheels (as found on cars of the period - these were known as artillery wheels), with solid rubber tyres. Later models used a redesigned wheel which was based upon the design used for the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
Details such as running boards, spare wheel and carriage lamps are also fitted. In a 20 x 10 x 10 box. Facts about Estate Auctions Inc.
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This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys". The seller is "estateauctionsinc" and is located in Seaford, Delaware. This item can be shipped worldwide.