A friend just gave me a tinplate Girard whistling train station, probably early 1950s, in perfect shape: no dents, no play damage, no rust, and no discoloration. It looks Santa Claus new. It even has a small coil of wire and an instruction sheet. The instruction sheet is in unreadable condition.
What do I need to know to hook it up and make it work? Is there some sort of switch to operate it?