I bought this engine in an old toy shop in Cornwall in 1999, it was only £30, still in it’s box with its original sales leaflet and instructions. I believe it to be mid 1970’s
At the shows this was nicknamed the Mad steamer for its trait of running around the table once it was going. So with this in mind i have now mounted this to a board with one of my generators for it to run. I do think it likes its new home as it seems a bit calmer, even though over the years it had loosened it own crank so this will have to be replaced soon.