GWR Express Cartage Service Van B4157 (Triang Minic 79M)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

GWR Express Cartage Service Van B4157 (Triang Minic 79M)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 1
1930s Model Railway Layout

A chocolate-and-cream "gauge 0"-scaled clockwork model GWR Thornycroft Express Cartage Service Van with a chocolate-coloured lower body and cream-coloured upper container sides and roof.

The piece was made by Triang in the late 1940s as part of the Minic vehicles range, catalogue number 79M.

Details

The rear of the upper cream container sides has the Great Western Railway GWR logo and "EXPRESS CARTAGE SERVICE" in brown, and the forward part of the sides carry a poster on each side – in this case, the van's right hand side is visible and carries a poster for (Tri-Ang) Pedigree Dolls.

The identification number B4157 is in small white letters on the bonnet'

In print

  • Peter Barton, The Minic Book (New Cavendish, 1987) page 54-55 ISBN 0904568490

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