Dinky 040b-G-4 Triumph 1800 Saloon

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This model is the Dinky 40b-G-4a Triumph 1800 Saloon in Dark Blue. There are several shades of blue recorded for the 40b/151 Triumph, in some references only identified as the 151 version, but in this case I have catalogued these as the 40b version as identified in the Richardon's book (pg 60, "The Great Book of Dinky Toys" by Mike & Sue Richardson, published 2000 by New Cavendish Books [ISBN 1 82727 83 2]) and I have coded them G-4a, b, or c, according to the main three shades of blue listed — dark blue, mid blue, and light blue.

This model features a single piece cast body with separate cast headlights (often missing from the models after all these years). The body casting no longer has two internal rear pillars, the axles now being held in place by tabs on the base plate. The entire body is painted dark blue with the grille, headlight lenses, and bumpers picked out in silver. The wheel hubs are of the cast ridged variety and are painted Light Blue. There is no interior or glazing.

The base plate would have been lacquered tinplate metal with a blackish tinge. It is now rusty and marked with "Dinky Toys" at the top centre, "Triumph" in the middle centre, "Meccano Ltd" at the bottom centre, and "Made in England" on three lines over the rear axle.

All wheels are black rubber tyres on light blue cast hubs fitted to steel domed, rounded axles.

This model was issued between 1948 and 1957.

Item: 3647


This model is the Dinky 40b-G-4b Triumph 1800 Saloon in Mid Blue. The reason for the coding is explained above.

This model features a single piece cast body with separate cast headlights (one unpainted reproduction headlight on this model). The body casting no longer has two internal rear pillars, the axles now being held in place by tabs on the base plate. The entire body is painted mid blue with the grille, headlight lenses, and bumpers picked out in silver. The wheel hubs are of the cast ridged variety and are painted tan. There is no interior or glazing.

The base plate would have been lacquered tinplate metal with a blackish tinge. It is now showing its age and is marked with "Dinky Toys" at the top centre, "Triumph" in the middle centre, "Meccano Ltd" at the bottom centre, and "Made in England" on three lines over the rear axle.

All wheels are black rubber tyres on tan cast hubs fitted to steel domed, rounded axles.

This model was issued between 1948 and 1957.

Item: 3648


This model is the Dinky 40b-G-4b Triumph 1800 Saloon in Mid Blue. The reason for the coding is explained above.

This model features a single piece cast body with separate cast headlights (two unpainted reproduction headlights on this model). The body casting no longer has two internal rear pillars, the axles now being held in place by tabs on the base plate. The entire body is painted mid blue with the grille, headlight lenses, and bumpers picked out in silver. The wheel hubs are of the cast ridged variety and are painted tan. There is no interior or glazing.

The base plate is lacquered tinplate metal with a blackish tinge. It is now showing its age and is marked with "Dinky Toys" at the top centre, "Triumph" in the middle centre, "Meccano Ltd" at the bottom centre, and "Made in England" on three lines over the rear axle.

All wheels are black rubber tyres on tan cast hubs fitted to steel domed, rounded axles.

This model was issued between 1948 and 1957.

Item: 3649


This model is the Dinky 40b-G-4b Triumph 1800 Saloon in Light Blue. The reason for the coding is explained above.

This model features a single piece cast body with separate cast headlights (original headlights still present on this model). The body casting no longer has two internal rear pillars, the axles now being held in place by tabs on the base plate. The entire body is painted light blue with the grille, headlight lenses, and bumpers picked out in silver. The wheel hubs are of the cast ridged variety and are painted light blue. There is no interior or glazing.

The base plate is lacquered tinplate metal with a blackish tinge. It is now showing its age and is marked with "Dinky Toys" at the top centre, "Triumph" in the middle centre, "Meccano Ltd" at the bottom centre, and "Made in England" on three lines over the rear axle.

All wheels are black rubber tyres on light blue cast hubs fitted to steel domed, rounded axles.

This model was issued between 1948 and 1957.

Item: 3651