Breakdown Crane Truck Set (Trix Twin Railway 615)

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Breakdown Crane Truck Set (Trix Twin Railway 615)

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Arch Four , Area 43
00-gauge Miscellaneous (display)

A very dark (black?) two-piece 00-gauge model railway Trix Twin Railway (TTR) Breakdown Crane Truck Set, catalogue no.615.

The set is distinctive in that the crane's long arm isn't supported by a single long truck, but on a pair of shorter trucks, with one truck holding the crane's swivel-mount base, and the other holding the crane armrest and a toolbox.

This piece appeared in the 1939/40 Trix catalogue, but was flagged as "under preparation".

It also appears in post-war catalogues.

Trix Crane Truck set, catalogue image circa ~1963