I read that the golden age of steam toys was 1890 to 1920 and I believe this would date from that period. The overhead shaft turns freely and the lines have the proper tension, so that when in motion all the miniatures move as designed. The base of each tool is cast.
The paint is flaking and I have not made any attempt to clean any surface. There is a small dent on the base of one of the four posts that supports the roof. (see photo) The length is 19.5 inches, the height is 17 inches and the width, 10 inches. I will take this to the UPS store for professional packing.Canadian buyers pay any duty if applicable. More photos available upon request. The item "Antique Ernst Plank 6 Station Line Shaft Machine Shop Toy For Steam Engine" is in sale since Saturday, January 16, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Tools, Supplies & Engines".
The seller is "seasideinn" and is located in Scarborough, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada.