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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y13-3-B-9 Crossley (1918) in Aspects & Images livery. It is packed in an original type I straw coloured box with a gold Limited Edition label indicating it is model #204. This is an official Code 2 model based on the chassis from a Y13-3-B model (type C chassis).
|The proprietor of Aspects and Images, a model railway marketing company, obtained permission from Lesney Products to produce a promotional model based on the Y13 Crossley. A light brown one piece canopy replaced the original coal load and front canopy. 500 models were produced and sold to collectors who attended the Surrey Model Fair and Swapmeet on the 28th February 1981. A percentage from the sales revenue was donated by Mr. MacKenzie to the Pond Meadow School (for handicapped children) in Guildford, Surrey, UK.|
The model has no opening or operating parts. The cab roof and rear cover is a single unit. There is no glazing. The rear body is a type C body (no cleats).
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Red body, Black chassis
Cab Roof: Light brown
Rear Canopy: Light brown
Radiator: Black plastic with gold surround
Seats: Black plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Dark Red, 12 spoke
Plated Parts: Gold
Box Type: I - straw coloured window box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has type C body, type "B" front springs (additional strengthening web has been added), small grey metal spare rivet, and the type "C" baseplate. The base is held in place with 2 machined rivets.
Issued in 1981 with a stated scale of 1:47.