battery-electric Ruston by Maxitrak, complete with working headlamp and sound
card. I’m not normally a great fan of amplified “music” when driving,
although have to admit that Geoff and I had great fun playing with this in the
workshop this afternoon (an ex-Ruston man himself, he complained
the engine’s the wrong colour). When switched on the speaker emits a pretty
authentic soundtrack of a large diesel engine firing up, it’s speed sensitive
when driving and, best of all, shuts down with a deathly wheeze and rattle when
switched off. There’s a fairly raucous horn sound you can play and, slightly
bizarrely, a guard’s whistle as well.
appears very little used and, for anybody who wants to collect it, will come
complete with a new-looking battery – if we ship it, battery is a lead-acid
type and can’t go by courier I’m afraid.