Ambulance Car (Triang Railways R248)
Ambulance Car (Triang Railways R248)(i)
|Arch Two , Area 20 |
Ambulance Station (display)
The R.248 Ambulance Car first appeared in the Tri-ang Railways catalogue in 1963, and later appeared as part of the Tri-ang Hornby "Battlespace" range.
An Ambulance Car was an odd (but not unwelcome) addition to the range. Its main purpose in 19635 seems to have been to allow a set of otherwise fairly random-looking novelty wagons to be assembled into a meaningful set. A slightly unpretty bright red diesel shunter loco, pushing a snow-plough (which looked cool but had limited play value), hauling the helicopter launcher wagon was a pretty wierd setup ... but add an ambulance carriage and the set became the RS.38 Snow Rescue Set, and suddenly everything made sense.
00 Gauge; Gauge 00; OO Gauge; Gauge OO; 00 Spur; Spur 00; OO Spur; Spur OO; 4mm; 4mm/foot; 4mm/ft; four millimetre;