Triang Minic 3102 Friction Moving Van - plastic

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This model is the Triang Minic 3102 Friction Removal Van 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 Removal Van box is green plastic. There is no glazing.

The original wheels are still on the model - one piece solid rubber hub and tyre style, mounted on either a plastic or a steel axle. The front wheels are a hard plastic mounted on a plastic axle which is clipped into the main chassis casting. The rubber rear driving wheels are shaped 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" cast onto one chassis rail, 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 circa 1956.

Item: 232

 


This model is the Triang Minic 3102 Friction Removal Van in red and blue. 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 Removal Van box is blue plastic. There is no glazing.

The original wheels are still on the model - one piece solid rubber hub and tyre style, mounted on either a plastic or a steel axle. The front wheels are a hard plastic mounted on a plastic axle which is clipped into the main chassis casting. The rubber rear driving wheels are shaped 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" cast onto one chassis rail, 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 circa 1956.

Item: 233