Triang Minic 3105 Friction Container Lorry - plastic

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This model is the Triang Minic 3105 Friction Container Lorry in red and green. This item is plastic and has a flywheel friction drive.

The model has a diecast plastic body. It has been shaped with very rudimentary representations of the body lines. The cab and chassis are red plastic. The rear container box is green plastic. There is no glazing.

The original wheels are still on the model - one piece metal hubs with separate rubber tyre, mounted on a steel axle. The rear driving wheels are identical to the front wheels and the steel axle passes through the friction drive motor to power the vehicle, the flywheel being mounted inside the rear body.

There is no base plate. The underside of the casting carries the legend "Triang" and "Made in England", the friction drive has been press fitted to the body and the plastic body pins melted to hold it to the body.

I do not know exactly when this item was issued but believe it to be between the 1950s and 1960s as it is shown in the 1957 Trade Catalogue.

Item: 3894