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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

T is for Triang Minic Part 2 ; Civilian Vehicles

Three of the Civilian lorries with a military one for comparison, these were a 'mid-budget' range, more expensive than the Tudor Rose/Pyro end of the market and would have been competing with similar vehicles by Wells Brimtoy, Palitoy and Co. The cab is generic, but has shades of AEC/Guy. Note also; the two different wheel/tyre types.

Earlier versions of these trucks - especially the civilian ones - are subject to warping and were made with some form of phenolic plastic, later ones however; are a more stable styrene compound.

Civil version of the tracked tractor next to the military one, and two colour variants of the limousine, I think it's meant to be a Bentley or Rolls Royce?

The final incarnation of Triang Minic was these 'Minix' all plastic non-powered HO scale vehicles which were sold singly like Matchbox 1-75 series, or in sets of three and were also supplied to Triang Trains for the Motor-Rail coaches and flat-bed wagons.

There was also the Minic Motorway system in which vehicles similar to some of the above were fitted with electrically powered 'slot' motors, but that is a post for another day!

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