Models of Yesteryear Y-1/1; 1925 Allchin Traction Engine

Models of Yesteryear

The first of the line of Models of Yesteryear was the 1925 Allchin Traction Engine. It was one of three models launched in 1956. It is a tiny model, but really pretty and well modelled. Production ran from 1956 through to 1965 so it was a good long run and there are a number of these around making the commonly found variants fairly modestly priced.

There are two variations to look out for which affect value. Firstly look at the treads on the rear wheels, if they are cast at an angle you have the commonly found version, unless the treads are painted red in which case you get a very small premium. Straight-cut treads get a nice premium, but smooth wheels are rare and valuable. The other variation to look for is the colour of the smoke box door - the round surface on the front of the engine - most of these are painted copper, silver or gold. If they have been left the same green as the rest of the engine then you get a good premium.

     
Models of Yesteryear Y-1/1; 1925 Allchin Traction Engine Models of Yesteryear Y-1/1; 1925 Allchin Traction Engine      

Green, angled unpainted treads, copper boiler door

Green, Gold Boiler Door

     
         

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