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Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Toys & Games

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue

Toys & Games

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All Toys & Games – XL Files

Wooden Railway Models

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A collection of wooden railway models hand-made by the late Mr. Eric Dee of Pelsall. (1931 – 2003)

Mr. Dee was a brown saddle maker by profession and made these toys for his grandchildren to play with.

He was a fine craftsman and amongst other interests made a fine collection of miniature saddles.

The collection has been kindly donated to the Chasewater Railway and Museum by his daughter, Mrs. Jackie Bedward.

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These models are not the sort which are correct in every detail, but are beautifully hand-crafted for children to play with, push-along style.  The wheels are made from plastic cotton reels cut in half and they run with one wheel on either side of the strip of leather.

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Chasewater Railway Museum Exhibits – Wooden Models

Chasewater Railway Museum Exhibits

Wooden Models

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One of our most popular display cases is this one – containing a collection of wooden railway models hand-made by the late Mr. Eric Dee of Pelsall. (1931 – 2003).

Younger visitors like to see the models and the grown-ups appreciate the work and skill that has gone into making them.

Mr. Dee was a saddle maker by profession and made these toys for his grandchildren to play with.

He was a fine craftsman and amongst other interests made a fine collection of miniature saddles.

The collection has been kindly donated to the Chasewater Railway Museum by his daughter, Mrs. Jackie Bedward.1505

Just one of the models close-up