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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.

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!