|The Explorer And Vanguard Tracking Station|
|Image via NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology|
|Image via Encyclopaedia Britannica|
The Tracking Station is a tin litho beauty with super graphics all the way around.
|Tracking Station back view, top view, and left side view.|
The images in this post are via Grand Old Toys - this particular pristine, completely functional unit in the original box was sold online for $610.
H/T to Luis Cesar for reminding me about this fab space age toy.