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Does anyone know what this is? I know it was made by Crestworth

I came across this on Facebook and bought it, I dont have any pics of it working although it does work but basically hen you turn it on the little trains wheels move like a steam train. Any info would be appreciated like when it was made, how much its worth etc. Thanks guys I look forward to ur responses.

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Also I tried to add 2 pictures, i chose the files but then when i clicked add discussion they haven't appeared, does anyone know to add to pictures to posts? Thanks, Steve

I think your talking about this -

http://oozinggoo.ning.com/photo/photo/search?q=traction+engine

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Thank you for your help, much appreciated!

MileHigh said:

I think your talking about this -

http://oozinggoo.ning.com/photo/photo/search?q=traction+engine

To add an image to a post simply click on the image icon that appears above the text box and upload your image  -It must be sized appropriately for the web and be the correct file format JPG, JPEG, PNG

Wow, a Crestworth Traction Engine Lamp - always wanted one of them, you made a real lucky find, congratulations!

As far as I know there were two versions, one with engine parts made of steel, and a newer one with plastic parts.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/crestworth-traction-engine-l...

I would love to know if anyone has ever seen one with original box/packaging. I never have and an example of this packaging must be super mega rare.

They were also sold in the USA for a very short time. Probably not very popular here. They were likely a bigger hit in the 70s in the UK. In England, there's a longstanding tradition of traveling carnivals. The rides are pulled around by a sort of steam-driven tractor (think steamroller minus the roller) called a "traction engine"; when parked, the steam engine's drive can be disconnected from the wheels and used to turn the rides. These are a thing even today. So over there, where the carnivals kept these engines a nostalgic thing, people might want this. In the USA, most people probably had no idea what it was about.

I love mine but my gal has super-sensitive hearing
She can hear above 20k

she can hear ultrasonic motion detectors!!

Thus the wine from mine hurts her ears so I only display it

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