Dinky 290-G Double Decker Bus

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This model is the Dinky 290-G-5 Leyland Double Decker Bus in red and cream with Dunlop decals.

The model features a two piece cast metal body and base. The Leyland style grille and headlights are picked out in silver paint. This version has no roof box at the front, and the rear tail lights are concave. On each side is a black and red "Dunlop The World's Master Tyre" decal.

There is no interior detail and no glazing.

All wheels are of a shaped cast metal type - solid one piece cast metal hubs, painted red, with a separate black "rubber" tyre, fitted to domed steel axles.

The base plate, which also forms the bonnet and part of the driver's cab, is red painted metal with Dinky Toys at the top centre, and "Made in England by, Meccano Ltd" on two lines at the bottom centre. A model reference number (290) is cast at right angles to the rear axle. the base is fixed through the use of split rivets.

This model was issued between 1954 and 1963.

Item: 3659