Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working

Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working

Vintage Hafner Clockwork Train Set With Battery Powered Light Complete & Working
FROM WYANOTTE, MICHIGAN, USA AND IS SIMPLY CALLED THEIR "HAFNER MECHANICAL TRAINS" SET. THIS TRAIN SET HAS A BUNCH OF FULLY WORKING, ORIGINAL FEATURES TO INCLUDE: 1.

HEAVY DUTY CLOCKWORK (MECHANICAL) OPERATED LOCOMOTIVE: A. WORKS PERFECTLY IN FORWARD (STRONG DRIVE), B. FULLY MADE OF TIN, C.

HAS BATTERY POWERED FRONT HEAD LAMP W/"ON/OFF" SWITCH, D. BUILT IN HEAVY DUTY KEY, 2. TIN WHEELS ON ALL TRAIN CARS, 3.

TIN COAL TENDER CAR, 7. 8 CURVED TRACK SECTIONS AND 8. 4 STRAIGHT TRACK SECTIONS (1 WITH BUILT IN STOP/RELEASE LEVER).

VLUWOB = V ERY L IGHTLY U SED W ITH O RIGINAL B OX. HAVING HUNDREDS OF MODEL CARS TO CHOOSE FROM, MOSTLY PORSCHE AND CORVETTES, I HAVE DECIDED TO START LISTING SOME OF THESE HERE ON E-BAY. 95% OF THESE ARE ONE-OF-A-KINDS LISTINGS AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO SHOW YOU AN ARRAY OF PICTURES AND DESCRIBE THEM TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. THIS HEFNER TRAIN SET IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE!

MY DAD ONCE WORKED FOR A SMALL TOY DISTRIBUTOR OUT OF NYC. HE WAS IN CHARGE OF PURCHASING AND OUTSIDE SALES, AS SUCH, HE WORKED A LOT OF SHOWS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. COMING FROM A LARGE FAMILY, HE NEVER GAVE IT A THOUGHT TO COME HOME EMPTY HANDED AFTER ONE OF THESE SHOWS!

THIS WAS ONE OF HIS HOMECOMING GIFTS TO THE FAMILY, MANY A YEARS AGO! THIS TRAIN SET WAS/IS MADE BY THE LITTLE KNOWN MECHANICAL TRAIN MAKER ALL METAL PRODUCTS CO. TOY MAKER WHO QUICKLY BECAME WELL RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE TOP FOUR (4) LEADERS IN THE TOY TRAIN INDUSTRY AFTER THE WAR. IN 1951 AND BY 1956 THEY CLOSED THEIR DOORS FOREVER AND WENT INTO BANKRUPTCY CITING THAT THE COMPETITION WAS TOO GREAT AND THAT WITH THE ADVENT OF BATTERY OPERATED TRAINS, WHICH HAFNER OPTED NOT TO PRODUCE ANY, FAILED TO KEEP UP WITH THE INDUSTRY AND CONSUMER NEEDS.

IT QUICKLY BECAME OBVIOUS WHY HAFNER WAS SO SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR TIME. THE QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD EXPECT TO FIND ASSOCIATED WITH A GERMAN COMPANY. THE MECHANICAL ENGINE IS HEAVY AND WELL BUILT AND DESIGNED. THIS PARTICULAR LOCOMOTION HAS THE ADDITION OF A BATTERY POWERED FRONT "RUNNING LIGHT" WHICH REQUIRED A SINGLE SIZE "C" BATTERY (NOT SUPPLIED).

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE COURSE IS RELATIVE SMALL ABOUT 40 INCHES X 28 INCHES, BUT DEPENDING ON WHICH AND HOW MANY CARS YOU ADD TO THE ENGINE, YOU'LL FIND THAT THIS TRAIN WILL RUN FAST OR BARELY DO A LAP! WITH ONE OR TWO CARS ATTACHED, THIS TRAIN WILL DERAIL ITSELF BY THE TIME IT HITS THE SECOND CORNER! WITH ALL OF THE CARS ATTACHED, IT WILL DO A COUPLE OF LAPS, BUT QUICKLY COME TO A STOP.

SO YOU NEED TO FIND SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE TO OPTIMIZE THE TRAINS LONGEVITY WHILE IT DOES ITS LAPS. THE CLOCKWORK DRIVE IS STRONG, ALL OF THE TRAINS HAVE NICE TIN LITHOGRAPHY FOUND ON THEM AND YOU HAVE NO RUST, CORROSION, DINGS OR DENTS FOUND ON ANY OF THESE ITEMS.

THE TRACK CONSISTS OF FOUR (4) STRAIGHT AWAYS AND EIGHT (8) CURVES SO YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO MAKE A SMALLER ROUND TRACK OR THE OVAL TRACK AS PICTURED. NO PINS ARE MISSING AND THE TRACK CONNECTS TIGHTLY AT ALL OF THE JOINTS. YOU DO HAVE SOME LIGHT TARNISHING FOUND ON THE TRACKS.

THE CHASSIS ARE ALL CLEAN AND WORK PERFECTLY AS DESIGNED. ALL OF THE WHEELS ON THE CARS ARE TIN AND SHOW NO CORROSION OR ISSUES.

THE BOX IS IN FAIR OVERALL CONDITION/SHAPE. YOU DO HAVE SOME WRITING ON THE LID AND ON IT'S SIDES. SOME TO MOST OF THE SEAMS HAVE WORN DOWN TO A POINT WHERE TAPE WOULD BE THE NEXT NECESSARY STEP TO PREVENT THE BOX FROM FALLING APART. THE INSERTS ARE ALL ORIGINAL AND THE COPY ON THE LID HAS FADED OVER THE DECADES AND IN COMPARISON TO TODAY'S PRINTING, IT IS SUBSTANDARD.

BUT, FROM A COLLECTORS POINT OF VIEW, IT IS INVALUABLE! THIS BOX WAS FORTUNATE NOT TO BE INVOLVED IN MY FAMILIES EPIC WATER GUN FIGHT. IT WENT UNDAMAGED AND HAS NO WATER DAMAGE AT ALL. FORTUNATELY, THIS BOX WAS WAS IN MY BROTHERS ROOM WHEN I WAS ATTACKED BY MY FELLOW SIBLINGS ON THAT BRIGHT AND SUNNY MORNING BACK IN THE EARLY 1970'S.

I DO ASK THAT YOU INSPECT MY PICTURES THOROUGHLY AS THESE DO BECOME A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF MY DESCRIPTION HERE! AND THESE PICTURES DO A FAR BETTER JOB OF SHOWING YOU EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT YOU WILL BE RECEIVING FROM ME VS. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE ANY PARTICULAR AREA OR FEATURE CLOSE UP, SIMPLY CONTACT ME AND LET ME KNOW WHAT IT IS YOU'D LIKE TO SEE MORE OF AND I'LL TAKE IT FROM THERE! AFTER ALL JUST HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO TEST A MODEL?

ALL ONE NEED DO IS TO TOSS IN A FEW BATTERIES AND GIVE IT A GO, OR A SIMPLE PUSH TO SEE IF THE FRICTION DRIVE IS WORKING! THIS HAFNER MECHANICAL TRAIN IS FULLY TESTED (AND WORKS PERFECTLY) AND WILL BE FULLY TESTED ONCE MORE, JUST PRIOR TO SENDING IT OFF.

I DO THIS TWICE, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FIRST TESTING WAS NOT A FLUKE! I TAKE PRIDE IN MY MODELS THAT I OFFER HERE IN THE E-BAY WORLD. I DO HAVE OPTIONS AND I CHOOSE TO OFFER ONLY THE VERY FINEST THAT I HAVE AVAILABLE. ALL-IN-ALL YOU WILL BE VERY, VERY HARD PRESSED TO LOCATE ANOTHER HAFNER MECHANICAL TRAINS SET. THAT LOOKS AS GOOD AS THIS ONE DOES.

NOW ADD TO THIS FACT, THAT NOT ONLY IS IT 100% OPERATIONAL, YOU ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL BOX AND NOW YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT ANY MODEL TRAIN COLLECTOR WOULD BE PLEASED AND PROUD TO ADD TO THEIR PRIVATE COLLECTION! IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A MODEL AND OF AN ERA THAT HAS LONG PASSED US BY. THIS IS A RELATIVELY NEW STORE FOR ME HERE ON E-BAY, BUT, I COME WITH A WELL OILED AND POLISHED TRACK RECORD! A GOLD T/RATED POWERSELLER WITH OVER 8 YEARS OF THIS STATUS BACKING ME.

I SPECIALIZE IN PRIMARILY THE AUTOMOTIVE FIELD AND I CONCENTRATE WITH/ON PORSCHE, BENTLEY, AUDI AND. I HAVE A UPS ACCOUNT AND MOST OF MY OFFERINGS HERE SHALL BE SENT THAT WAY. I PACK EACH AND EVERY ITEM MYSELF AND DO SO AS IF I WERE RECEIVING IT. UNFORTUNATELY, IN THE PAST I HAVE HAD SOME RUN-IN'S WITH SOME SCRUPULOUS FOLKS WHO BY THEIR VERY NATURE "DO NOT PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS". SO PLEASE DO NOT FAULT ME WHEN IT'S TIME TO LEAVE YOUR FEEDBACK AS I HAVE NO MORE CONTROL OVER THIS THEN YOU DO!

THIS HAS BECOME A FULL TIME BUSINESS FOR ME AND I REALLY ENJOY DOING IT. I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO TILL IT BECOMES A BURDEN AND I CAN NO LONGER ENJOY IT. I WILL BE ADDING TO THIS STORE WEEKLY (OR TRYING TO) AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL SEE THAT I DO EXACTLY WHAT I SAY AND DO SO IN A VERY TIMELY FASHION.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, PLEASE READ THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS SECTION AS IT DOES APPLY TO YOU...... IT IS MY INTENTION TO LIST AT LEAST ONE NEW MODEL/TOY CAR A DAY UNTIL SUCH A TIME WHEN I CONSIDER MYSELF BURNT OUT. I HAVE LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM. SO IT MIGHT BEHOOVE YOU TO CHECK IN WITH ME REGULARLY.

WHO KNOWS WHEN YOU MIGHT FIND THAT ONE MODEL/TOY THAT WILL COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION! THIS IS WHERE I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IN READING ALL OF THE ABOVE. IN ORDER TO VIEW MY LISTINGS IN A CONCISE AND ORDERLY FASHION, ALL YOU NEED DO IS TO LOCATE THAT SMALL.

DOOR A TOP THIS PAGE. THIS IS LOCATED JUST BELOW MY SELLERS ID AND FEEDBACK TALLY. THE VIRTUAL DOOR TO MY STORE HERE ON E-BAY! IN ORDER TO STREAMLINE YOUR SEARCH FURTHER, ONCE YOUR IN MY STORE, TO THE LEFT YOU WILL SEE A "SEARCH" BAR, IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE JUST MY MODEL CARS, JUST TYPE IN "MODEL CAR" AND JUST MY LISTED MODEL CARS WILL POP-UP.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE SOME LP'S... I THINK YOU GET THE GIST OF THIS NOW!

I HAVE A LIST OF CATEGORIES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU IN STREAMLINING YOUR SEARCH AS WELL. I HAVE ADDED A NEW CATEGORY OF "ANTIQUE/VINTAGE TOYS", BE SURE TO CHECK THIS ONE OUT! ONCE AGAIN, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATIONS ON THIS EVER-SO-LIGHTLY USED, VINTAGE , FULLY WORKING, TIN, CLOCKWORK/MECHANICAL HAFNER TRAIN SET WHICH IS STILL IN IT'S ORIGINAL BOX AND FOR ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE GIVEN ME IN THE PAST.....

The item "VINTAGE HAFNER CLOCKWORK TRAIN SET WITH BATTERY POWERED LIGHT COMPLETE & WORKING" is in sale since Friday, August 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Rare Scales\Other Rare Scale".

911" and is located in Coventry, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.