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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y18-2-A-1 or 2 Atkinson Model D Steam Wagon (1918) in black Tarmac livery. It comes packed in its original type J maroon box. This Code 3 version was issued as a limited edition. This item is #150 of an unknown quantity.
The model has a Black body, roof and chassis. The boiler, and interior are also black. The rear body has Gold "Tarmac" lettering along each side and it carries a white metal two part load (Canvas covered asphalt to the front and uncovered asphalt to the rear). The front cab area has gold and black paneling and "Tarmac" lettering across the front, in Gold.
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Black body & chassis
Plated Parts: Chrome
Radiator/Grille: None - chrome boiler
Wheel Hubs: Yellow, 8 spoke style
Box Type: Type J - maroon coloured
Other Comments/Identifying Features: This model has no obvious variation from the original issue. The base plate is a 1986 base and is held in place with two machined rivets. The cast load is of white metal, painted black.
Issued 1986 with a stated scale of 1:60. I do not know when this Code 3, limited edition, issue was made.