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--30n and 343 Dodge Farm Produce Wagon (1950-64)

There is a lot published in TMT about this model but not yet here. So here is my contribution to this lovely model. 30n Farm Produce Wagon replaced 25f Market Gardener’s Van in May 1950. 

Dinky Toys 30N was announced for the first time in MM May 1950

25f Market Gardener's Van was replaced by 30n Farm Produce Wagon. Here together in DT catalogue 1950 USA. Export was very important for England after WWII.

25f Market Gardener’s Van also in Dutch DT catalogue 1950 together with 30n Farm Produce Wagon.

30n Farm Produce Wagon also in Dutch DT catalogue 1950 together with 25f Market Gardener’s Van

30n in 1st colour catalogue UK international 1952

There are several colour combinations and  3 baseplate versions. As far as I know, the order of issue of the numbers in the base is: 1) without number; 2) 30N and 3) 343. There are 2 types cab - with (early) or without ventilation holes on engine hood sides (later).

Here are my 3 Dodge Farm Produce Wagons with 3 different baseplate versions and 2 types cab. Green / yellow is my favourite colour combination. 

Jan Oldenhuis 2-2-2018

 

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Good to see some more about this lovely model, Jan! I found a nice picture of 'Father & Son' in my older files. Perhaps you like it. Kind regards, Jan W.

 

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Jan—-Very nice writeup.....I’ve always liked these Market Gardners’s trucks. And, to follow up on Jan W’s excellent photo, here is another....father, son, and French cousin....

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Terry. That little Ford is a beauty. A very nice color combination, that light blue metallic with yellow hubs. I do not have these French Fords, but the French Studebakers. Is on my wish list.

Jan O

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Jan—Since you mentioned the French Fords, I will just briefly intrude on this thread to show you my little collection of them, now only wanting the plain, non-liveried version of the covered wagon. I really love both the Ford & Studebaker trucks! By the way, I also really like that light metallic blue paint color, and am glad that the French Meccano factory saw fit to use metallic paints from time to time.
Best regards, Terry

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Terry. A very nice complete collection of French Fords together. A good decision from Meccano France to release so many variations of this Ford. The front steering cab of this small Ford is very attractive and gives a very nice line to the different combinations. The yellow / black calberson with red hubs and radiator is also an eye-catcher.

Best Regards, Jan O

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Missing in the above photos is the French 25f - Camion plateforme à ridelles with front bumper of which there are 21 colour and wheel variations.

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But wait, there's more!    They fit the description, being a Produce Wagon (in this case 931) and Farm Wagon (381).   It is not hard to see why Meccano went out of business when you look at the Convoy series - cheap and nasty and unprototypical.

Ron F