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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y09-1-A-2 Fowler ‘Big Lion’ Showman's Engine (1924) in Dark Maroon. It was packed originally in the type A line drawing style box.
The model has a Dark Maroon body with cream roof and yellow wheels. The roof sides carry waterslide decals reading "Lesney's modern Amusements"
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book.
Body Colour: Dark Maroon
Plated Parts: None
Wheel Hubs: Yellow, 12 spoke front, 18 spoke rear
Box Type: type A
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has a dark maroon cylinder block, copper boiler door, gold spiral roof supports, cream roof end plates, square firebox ends, and dark maroon name plate. The base is marked "Made in England By Lesney" on two lines.
Issued 1958 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:80.