Ralstoy International Articulated Well Side Truck

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This is the Ralstoy International Articulated Tanker in green. This is a larger model measuring 230mm long, 45mm wide, and 50mm high.

It is a two piece casting with all detail such as bumpers, lights, body lines and trim, doors, etc. cast into the metal. At the front, on the tractor unit, the bumper, grille, head lights, and radiator cap are cast details in the body colour of green. The tractor has five cast running lights on the top, cast doors. cast doors steps, bonnet markings, and bonnet louvres. The green well side trailer has cast body lines on the sides, floor and rear.

There is no glazing or base to the model. On the under-side the model carries the legend "Ralstoy, 10" cast on 2 lines under the tractor rear. The tanker has "Ralstoy 4, Made in U.S.A." to the centre middle.

All wheels are of a solid black rubber hub and tyre type. The domed axles pass through the wheels and are held in place by passing through pillars cast on the underside of the body casting of both tractor and trailer. The axles are held in place by being pinch-clamped to the pillars.

This casting was issued after 1950 when Ralstoy returned to diecast toy making, probably in the 1960s.

Item: 03946