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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

T is for Telecoms-Truck with Telegraph-Poles for Telephone-Line

Marx, dime-store style, hard polystyrene truck with two clip-in telegraph poles on the roof!

That's it . . . it's a Marx, dime-store style, hard polystyrene truck with two clip-in telegraph poles on the roof!

You want more? . . . I was saving this to compare with the Merit telegraph poles, but they're different, the ones I think might be copies are the Lone Star Trebble-O Trains ones in sub-N-gauge, but they're in storage, so the comparison can wait a year or two and these images can sod-off out of Picasa and go to the Marx dongle! Also - what's with the hole in the roof? Almost like it's been designed for action figures!


Jan Ferris said...

Interesting you should make this post as I was just inventorying my model railroad gear and came across two brands of poles. I will make a post or two on these 1/87 poles.

Hugh Walter said...

I'd love to see that Jan - back in the day (when a model railway layout was nailed to a board painted with household emulsion!) they all had holes or these little side-cut-outs for picture-frame tacks and it's hard to work out who copied who, who was influenced by who and who was doing their own thing!