Blue Spot Fish Van E87231 (Hornby Dublo 4300)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Blue Spot Fish Van E87231 (Hornby Dublo 4300)

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location:
Arch Four , Area 37
Hornby Wall (display)
Shelf 8

A white 00-gauge Blue Spot "INSUL-FISH" Insulated Fish Van, Hornby-Dublo 4300, with grey roof and black base, marked "INSUL-FISH 12T E 87231". The piece was launched in late 1961.

The van has pronounced surface reinforcing girderwork, notably around the central doorway, executed in moulded plastic.

1963 catalogue image: Hornby Dublo Blue Spot Fish Van

Legacy

After the Dublo range ended (after Meccano Ltd. went bust), the moulds for this model were then used by Wren, and then by Dapol to make a whole range of other model railway vans, so this piece was the ancestor of a large number of other railway vans from other manufacturers.

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