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This model is the Dinky 31d-G-1 Trojan Delivery Van in Dark Blue OXO livery. This item is a restored original.
The model features no opening parts, all features are cast into the body casting. At the front the grille and headlights are picked out in silver and the bonnet area has cast ing lines to represent the bonnet cover and engine vent louvres. To the sides, the front doors and handles are cast into the main body casting, together with some body lines. To the rear are the cast rear doors. The front bumper and front and rear wheel arches are all details molded into the body. There is no interior or glazing on this model.
All wheels are of the shaped cast metal type - solid one piece cast metal hubs, painted light blue, with a separate black "rubber" tyre and fitted to steel domed axles.
The base plate on this model has been repainted in black. It bears the legend "Dinky Toys" at the centre top, "Trojan" in the middle centre, and "Made in England, Meccano Ltd." on two lines at the centre bottom. It is held in place by two machined rivets.
The original OXO van was issued in 1953-54 only — this restored version was probably made between 1975 and 1990 by a private collector for his personal collection and it has now passed into my care following his death.