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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y27-1-A-1 Foden C Type Steam Wagon (1922) in black Tarmac livery. It comes packed in its original type J maroon box. This Code 3 version has the scarce type A body, and was issued as a limited edition. This item is #107 of an unknown quantity.
The model has a Black body and roof and glossy red chassis. The boiler, and interior are also black. The rear body has Gold "Tarmac" lettering along each side and across the tail gate. The front cab area has gold and black paneling and a top sign reading "Tarmac" in Gold.
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Black body & glossy red chassis
Plated Parts: Goldish
Radiator/Grille: None - black boiler
Wheel Hubs: Red, daisy style
Box Type: Type J - maroon coloured
Other Comments/Identifying Features: This model has the SCARCE type A body with short strut behind the cab area, no body floor holes, and has a type C chassis without hook or hook rivet. The base plate is a 1984 base and is held in place with three, re-glued, machined rivets.
Issued 1987 with a stated scale of 1:72.