Midgetoy Trailways Coach - Midgetoy

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This is the Midgetoy Trailways Coach in the livery of White and Red with a Midgetoy decal on the roof. The model is 148mm long, 42mm wide and 48mm high.

The model has no opening parts or glazing. The unit is a simplistic casting of a 1950s Trailways Coach with the headlights and grille picked out in white (mask sprayed) and the rear air engine vents and engine cover also picked out in white. It is interesting to note the coach has been cast to indicate two sets of rear wheels but only one rear axle and wheels has been fitted. The body has cast body lines, doors, side locker doors, headlights, numberplates and bumpers. The casting shows evidence of por mask spraying as can be seen in the photos. The roof carries the Midgetoy logo and the word "Midgetoy" in black and red lettering on a clear waterslide decal.

All wheels on the model are solid rubber fitted to a steel axle that is pinch-crimped in place to the body of the coach.

There is no baseplate. The underside of the driver's cab section of the roof has the words " Midgetoy, Rockford ILL., PAT. 2775847, U.S.A" cast on 4 lines.

Issued circa 1957-60.

Item: 2976