Boys' Vintage Toys

Beautiful toys from yesteryear

Mamod Steam


Mamod Meteor made by Malins of Birmingham. Only 1500 of these lovely steam boats were made and they were not commercially successful. The reason was , it was thought , was that they were too expensive for the market. An electric version was made named the Conqueror , and this too was not successful commercially. The Meteor performs extremely well , and it is a pleasure to own. I could gaze at this lovely boat all day. It uses a methylated  spirit burner with three wicks inserted through the forward hatch. The engine is a single cylinder engine as used in the ME1 stationary engine.