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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y09-1-A-15 Fowler ‘Big Lion’ Showman's Engine (1924) in Bright Red. It was packed originally in the type D1 or D2 box.
The model has a Bright Red body with white roof and yellow wheels. The roof sides carry waterslide decals reading "Lesney's Modern Amusements".
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book.
Body Colour: Bright Red
Plated Parts: None
Wheel Hubs: Yellow, 12 spoke front, 18 spoke rear
Box Type: type D1 or D2
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has a bright red cylinder block, gold boiler door, gold spiral roof supports, gold roof end plates, square firebox ends, and black name plate. The base is marked "Made in England By Lesney" on two lines, the underside of the roof is marked "Models of Yesteryear, No. 9, Fowler Showman's Engine" on three lines.
Issued 1965 to 1968 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:80.