Older, more xenophobic viewers will identify this as a Zenith X3, made by that august builder of the BEST 12 volt motors by far as a cheaper model for certain model railway suppliers and manufacturers. Complete with splined axle ends for the Stewart-Reidpath wheels of the day (very early 50s) and a good old 40-1 worm gear set. Tom, you're a gentleman and a boy scout, mate.
Here it is in my showcase
Ooops! I put it too far right, but as you can see, I am a bit of an open framer nerd. Not for me nasty Japanese cans, thankyou. Sharp eyed will spot a complete collection of Romfords, some with boxes and a similarly complete collection of K's on the right. Between them , a Zenith of the twin magnet, 7 pole type that I'd always wanted and Tom obliged.
As an aside, you will also see that my interests are wide. On the top shelf is a beautiful whaler, completely scratchbuilt by my old friend Steve Bowen and a lovely built kit by Fred Harris of Bluebird K3, holder of the World Water Speed Record for a while. I hate kits, but I was placed next to Fred's company stand of Replicast at the first Modelex show in Dunstable and was knocked out by the quality and "soul" of his work. That Christmas my dear wife bought me this one, Bluebird K7 and Stanley Sayers' "Slo-Mo-Shun".
Fred gave her a massive discount, just because we'd been nice about his resin cast kits. Now they are no longer available, I treasure my three. In that regard, the little red box on the third shelf is a tiny model of K7 made from some rivets salvaged from the real boat during its restoration after finally being raised. This is a very rare item.
On the fourth shelf are some Coventry Climax relics which will be going on my Austin Seven Special as it has a Coventry Climax engine. A zinc plate of Coventry Climax Engines, a steering wheel hub badge in enamel and a brass plate from the three spires period, before the famous graphic that I love on the cam covers of so many astonishing little engines. It's an eclectic bunch of bits, but I love 'em.
And I love my motors too, of which this is just a tiny selection of what Tom sent me.
In a thimble display case that cost me all of 50p at a local boot fair.
Now, how long will it take to make locos and slot cars for all this lot?