Please feel free to post in this thread any Sentimental Oddities in your collection and the stories behind them!
I’ll kick the thread off with a one time ugly duckling.
I picked up what I guess was meant to be Melbourne Team from a auction for $5. was a real mess and no one dared to offer a bid. I nicknamed it Pinocchio with its long nose and all.
I left in the one day drawer... until one day I realised that it had been kit bashed from a Ron Fox Models tinplate carriage.
At the time I lived not far from Ron and though he is now retired he offered kindly made a pantograph for it.
Another friend resprayed the tram and it had its inaugural D cell battery guzzling run run on the T.O.Y layout at the Toowoomba 2019 Train Show.