Now an old question of mine, which has not been anwered satifactorily since I put it for the first time, almost five years ago.
In 2001 I was in Liverpool, for visiting the 100th anniversary Meccano exhibition over there, and in order to do some research in the Meccano archives. An old desire of mine was to find and get photographic material concerning the original Mersey Tunnel Police Van(s).
The Mersey Tunnel Police were apparently that surprised by a foreigner being interested in the MTPVâ€™s, that they kindly provided me with ample interesting documentary material, sent to me by mail some weeks later. I was surprised to see that, besides the red one, also yellow vans, Land Rovers Mark II, existed in various appearances, apparently in the 1960s.
So, inspired by that image material, I could not control myself and I succeeded to create two new versions, in naÃ¯ve Dinky style, and of course based on two MTPV wrecks (and by that as Mark I versions, without the later more or less pronounced waistline).
I am very happy with the documentation provided and the results of my yellow van experiments, but now still one question remains. The Mersey Tunnel Police could not find any image of the familiar red Dinky Toys prototype, be it in colour or in black & white. So I put my old question here again: could anybody of you give information about the earlier red one, or, preferably, provide me/us with a photo of that original 1950s red Mark I Land Rover version?
Kind regards, Jan Werner