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The pages give details of all available stock at this date. All previous web-pages are void, other than the list of 0-gauge spare parts. Please ensure you ‘re-load’ your page to ensure you are looking at the latest postings, but if you are reading this you are probably OK!
These web pages equate to my hard-copy List No. 105 issued June 2019.
I am now moving more quickly towards retirement from trading in vintage trains and general toys. This is expected to be my final mail-shot, although I may issue a supplement before finally closing down in December 2019.
As explained early in 2019, I have almost stopped acquiring any new stock, so this list is very much ‘as before’ but nevertheless there are some interesting additions in most sections of the lists.
Within these pages…
Although I am not deliberately acquiring new collections, I do acquire interesting items whenever possible. The English 0-gauge section contains a nicely restored ‘Southern’ clockwork locomotive and some nice accessories (stations etc.). A few non-Hornby 0-gauge items are offered.
There is a considerable amount of Hornby Dublo stock available, covering the whole range.
Most of the European HO locomotives have now been sold, but a wide range of rolling stock remains available.
A wide range Die-cast and lead items are offered, although very little of the 'mint and boxed' standard.
The Tinplate, Meccano & Novelty pages include some attractive Tri-ang ‘Minic’ vehicles and Meccano outfits.
The Literature section is particularly extensive this time, covering Model Railway, other hobbies, full-size railway literature and items of general interest.
NOTE; All stock will be disposed-of after the expiry of this list, so this is your last chance to acquire items!
I am prepared to consider sensible offers on any item.
Hints and tips
You may find that an item has been sold or reserved prior to your call or letter. However, if you miss an item I may be able to offer an alternative from newly-acquired stock.
Meetings for Hornby enthusiasts are now held throughout the British Isles, monthly or bi-monthly. .You would be most welcome at any of them if you are within travelling distance. Details are given in the HRCA magazine.
Posting No.105 • June 2019
Although I no longer organise the renowned 'Reading' toy fair, this event is still one of the best for vintage toys only. The next event will be held on Sunday 27th. October 2019. About 150 trading tables and many exhibitions are already booked.
Other major events in the south of England at which ’vintage’ type items are on display and on sale, are:
(a) Sandown Park Racecourse. 4 times annually
(b) Beckenham, Kent. Annually, in April
(c) Alresford, Hampshire. Annually, in June
(d) T.C.S events at Leicester and Stoke Mandeville.. 3 times annually
(e) Amersham Bucks. Annually in October
allow time for me to deal with your orders. I employ no staff and can deal with one thing at one time only!
I try to despatch parcels within a few days of receipt of order/payment, but please allow up to 14 days before making a follow-up enquiry. Each premature enquiry tends to slow up the whole process!
Although I try to accommodate all enquiries, it would be appreciated if orders could be above £10.
I have changed the name of my ‘0-gauge spare parts’ business from ‘Somerlea Spares’ to ‘Old Tin Toy Train Parts’.
The website for spare parts is now ‘www.Old Tin Toy Train Parts.co.uk’ (secure website) but the lists can also be accessed from this website (www.maddocktoys.com). To find the spares lists, click on the '0-gauge' icon and then on the 'spare parts' icon.
e-mail for spare parts: firstname.lastname@example.org (note: one letter O, 3 t’s and a p)
Thank you all for your support over my 30 years of trading. I hope to keep in touch on a casual basis.