Dinky 978-G-4 Bedford TK Refuse Wagon

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This model is the Dinky 978-G-4 Bedford TK Refuse Wagon in lime green with black chassis.

The model features a cast metal cab, separate cast metal chassis, cast metal tipper mechanism, cast metal container door frame and plastic rear refuse container. The front bumper, grill and Bedford emblem are picked out in silver paint. On the plastic refuse container the rear doors are a grey plastic as are the two operator steps and these are fitted into the dark brown painted container door frame. Yellow and black "hazard" stripes decorate the lower part of the container door frame. Both sides of the container carry "Refuse Wagon" in red lettering on a white background.

The interior is white plastic and consists of two seats and a dashboard (instrument panel) into which is inserted a black plastic steering wheel on the right. The only glazing on these models is clear, on all sides of the cab.

All wheels are of a shaped cast metal type - solid one piece cast metal hubs, unpainted, with a commercial 6 stud centre with a separate black "rubber" tyre.

The baseplate is actually the chassis casting and it is black painted metal with Dinky Toys on the raised area over the front axle, and "Meccano Ltd" just behind the bumper. To this chassis is fitted the "hydraulic" pumps that operate the refuse container. It is fixed through the use of a single front body locating tab and a single machined rivet at the rear of the cab.

This model was issued between 1964 and 1980.

 

Item: 1295