Fun Ho! #38 Car Trailer

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This model is of the Fun Ho! #38 Car Trailer in lime green.

There are no opening parts on this model. All features are cast into the metal of the model. The model appears to be based on a typical trailer of the time, as used by farmers and home owners in New Zealand.

At the front of the Fun Ho! Trailer there is a separate casting representing the draw bar and chassis of the trailer. Above this sits the main body casting representing a typical box frame trailer of the time.

There is no interior or glazing.

All wheels appear to be one piece, black plastic, typical of the Fun Ho! miniatures of the time, mounted on steel domed axles that are pinch-clamped to short pillars protruding from the underside of the main body casting.

There is no base plate, but the underside of the casting is marked "Made In, New Zealand" on two lines at the top and "Fun Ho! No 38" on a single line to the bottom.

This casting was used between 197 and 1978. During its lifetime, 95,700 car trailer models were manufactured with a paint finish.

The scale is unknown but thought to be around 1:65. My reasoning is that the common length of a trailer in New Zealand at the time was 72 inches (1.828 metres), excluding the draw bar, and the model has a length of just over 1 inch (28mm), excluding the draw bar (1828/28 = 1:65.29).

Item: 3986