Dinky 025b-G Covered Flat Wagon (Truck)

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This model is the Dinky 25b-G Covered Flat Wagon in Blue and Red. This item consists of an original red rear canopy with restored blue and black truck casting.

The model features no opening parts, all features are cast into the body casting. At the front the headlights and grille are a separate cast metal component, although the headlights are missing on this model. The sides show cast engine cover louvres, body lines and doors, and the rear deck is cast to represent the wooden sides and deck floor. At the rear there is a cast tow hook. There is no interior or glazing on this model and the cab windows remain open. The front and rear wheel arches, chassis and running boards are details molded into the type 4 base plate of the model.

All wheels are of the shaped cast metal type - solid one piece cast metal hubs with a separate black "rubber" tyre on a steel crimped axle.

The base plate of this model is held in place by the axles which pass through holes cast into thin columns on the body to secure the two together. It carries the legend Dinky Toys at right angles across the base just behind the cab, "Made in England By" on one line just forward of the latter, and "Meccano Ltd" along the right hand chassis side just in front of the rear axle. It also carries a representation of the engine, driveshaft, and rear differential.

This item was issued between 1947 and 1950, evidenced by the solid chassis with cast drive shaft detail. Earlier versions had an open chassis or a closed chassis with single round hole. The trucks were sold in trade boxes and not individually packaged.

Item: 3623