I started this post within another post concerning Wheel Variations", which received a response from Terry so decided to start a new thread dealing exclusively with the cross hatching under the roofs of many models. This what I wrote in "Wheel variations":
I had been writing to Jacques "dinkycollect" about his use of the word "chequered" in describing the interior of the last issue of the 255 Mersey Tunnel Police Van. "At first I did not understand when you wrote the interior having a chequered ceiling cab, until I realised that I had been used to the terminology cross-hatched, going back to the days of Classic Toys magazine and the article on the 29h/282 Duple Roadmaster Coach. Cross hatching as you know became a norm when difficulties were starting to be experienced in ejecting the model from the mould. It appears with my favourite, the 965, although not in a sequence that would be expected."
I have seen cross-hatching inside late issue 282 Duple Roadmaster Coaches and the 965 Euclid Rear Dump Truck. How many models ended up receiving this treatment to solve an ejection problem as well as to prolong the life of the mould? I have never given cross hatching much thought, so can members add to the two I have listed? (I now have to go through all my models and see what others should be included. Photographing them will be difficult I imagine!)