Midget Clockwork Train Set (Chad Valley)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

A Midget Clockwork Die Cast Toys "Midget Train Set" floor toy, with box marked "Manufactured by the Chad Valley Co. Ltd., Made in England, Comprising Engine, Coach, Truck".


The set consists of three diecast pieces with thin black metal disc wheels: a blue four-wheeled tank locomotive with clockwork motor and separate key, a silver open goods wagon, and a green open goods wagon – these might not have all been in the original set, as the box artwork shows a locomotive with one wagon and one passenger carriage.


The locomotive looks at first sight to be painted in a single colour, but it also has a small black patch painted over the coal area behind the cab, and four dabs of red paint, on the front and back buffers.