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ERTL Thomas and Friends: Scrap Trevor

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      24.08.2010 15:44
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      An unusual Ertl die cast model

      Scrap Trevor is one of the little Ertl die cast toys that we have, as part of a larger collection of Thomas the Tank Engine Ertl toys. Scrap Trevor isn't a train type engine as such, but he is one of the characters from the series so has been made into a nice little die cast model to add to your collection.

      Scrap Trevors real name is Trevor the Traction Engine, which perfectly describes what he is. He is a little steam powered traction engine that has been modelled by Ertl to give him a rather care worn appearance.

      The Ertl Trevor the Traction Engine model has been made to look like a poor little unloved and somewhat rusty little fellow. This is due to an episode he was in as part of the tv series, where Trevour was found in a scrap yard, by one of the other engines.

      Scrap Trevor the Traction Engine comes on a flat based wagon which declares him to be 'saved from scrap'. He does look as though is ready to be scrapped, as his once gleaming green paint work and large red wheels are all rusted over and look in a very sorry state.

      Even the flatbed wagon that comes with Trevour looks as though it could do with a bit of a make over. The wagon has a mid section that is well shaped to allow Scrap Trevour to sit on top of it and still be connected to another Ertl Train Engine, ready to be pulled along either tracks or a play mat.

      We have found that Trevour won't fall off easily unless you play too roughly with the engine you are using to pull Trevour and the wagon along with. Trevours little face is teeny on the front of the steam engine body, although you can easily make out his features.

      Trevours wheels are made of red plastic that has been treated with a painted effect to give them a rusty and uncared for appearance. This matches well with the over all effect and encourages an interesting range of role play options for children.

      Due to the look of Trevour and the wagon, he has often been played with in rescue type situations. Where he has been seen by Edward or some of the other engines and then carefully recovered and saved from the scrap man. I feel that this helps to teach children about the importance of helping others as and when they can.

      As I recall we paid £3.99 for Scrap Trevour and the little flat bed wagon. He came packed in the usual simple clear fronted pack, so it was easy to see what he looked like prior to buying him. The cardboard backing clearly showed us who he was.

      He has lasted well, in spite of his faux rusty appearance. He looks pretty much the same as when we bought him. Prices for Scrap Trevour have risen a little and he is not often seen for sale. I would expect that he would fetch between £7 to £10 boxed and in new condition, which is a little more than some of the other Ertl models, but is still not overly high in price.

      To give Scrap trevour a rating, I feel he has to get 5 stars. He is different to most other Ertl Thomas toys and has plenty of detail to him. He also comes with a flatbed truck, than can be hooked up to almost any of the Ertl trucks and engines in the range.

      He is fun to own and would make a nice addition to a collection of Thomas Ertl die cast models. As with all the models in the range, he does contain small parts, so would best suit a child from age 4 onwards.


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