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This is a fine model of London Transport's Metropolitan electric locomotive, built by Guy Harding, our society's secretary. This exceptionally detailed model runs on special car batteries, which give long performance, and can withstand being flattened and re-charged again and again. The model is built from his own photographs and dimensions from the prototype. He regularly drives it at our running days and it is a reliable performer. Guy has built a matching set of coaches, a guards van he used as a driving truck, and a bronze medal winning coach in a model engineering exhibition. (The wood grain on the coach's ends travel the wrong way to the original coaches in Guy's model, downgrading him from a silver!) His sons, Sam and Mark frequently drive it due to its simplicity. Guy has even equipped the model with a speedometer which records the distance and tells the driver the speed all in scale miles!

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