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--25g and 429 Small Trailer (1935-64)

The trailer 25g has an Australian cousin made by Micro Models who also made a copy of the Talbot Lago.

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Hi,

Here is a photo of small trailer #429 with plastic wheels (and correct box?).  Continuing on from the #428 large trailer with plastic hubs.

Also, an underside photo showing the similarities between the Dinky small trailer and the Micro Models one.

Ron F

 

 

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Nice to see the one with plastic hubs. The box seems quite correct to me. I included your picture in my image documentation, Ron, if you don't mind.

Was this plagiarism by Micro Models or did they have a kind of deal with Meccano?

I'll add another example of a 'look-alike' below, also from a different die, but from the same basic company. It is the early French 25G (in front), which deviates in tiny details only from the early British one. The cast-in text below is the most obvious difference. Kind regards, Jan  

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Hi, a small post script to the 429 Small Trailer with plastic wheel hubs.  It does have a 'T' transfer on the back like all the rest.   I had seen that the transfer was dropped in the later issues, but this is not so.

Ron F

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Hi Ron, a nice demonstration that the 'T' survived all the time indeed, the last issue with plastic wheels included. However, it is not present on the French 25G (and the post-1953/54 issues of the 428 Large Trailer). Thanks for showing, kind regards, Jan 

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This is the photo I was looking for, the same couple as above, the French one (copy early 1950s) without the 'T' marking. Kind regards, Jan 

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There never was a T sign on the French Dinky trailer because the railer signal was carried by the towing vehicle. This lasted until the late 50s.

French towing sigh.

I have never seen the French trailer with domed axle ends Has some one one of these trailers with domed axle ends?

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Hi Jacques, welcome back! Happy to 'see' you again.

You may remember I bought this French trailer from you, five years ago, in Coventry.

Yes, one may not expect such a sign on the French one, still, a remarkable exception among the many Small Trailer variations.

Wishing you a quick further recovery, kind regards, Jan 

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Jacques....I will also add my sincere welcome back and so good to from you again! I have an English made small trailer that has no T on the back. It is the green color.
Best regards,
Terry

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Terry, all my six (British) Small Trailers do have the 'T'. Could your example without this sign be an adjusted exception for the US market (like the Petrol Tank Wagon without 'PETROL' and the Horse Box without the BR logo etc.)?  Kind regards, Jan 

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Jan---
Sorry I could not reply sooner.....our extended family is leaving today, so I will get back to normal activity soon! Regarding the 'T'......you may well be right about it not appearing on the export trailers, such as to the US. This is the second green one I have had over the years, and neither one had the T. In fact, when I got that orange trailer a few years back, it was the first one I ever saw with it, and I was guessing then that it was only on the older versions. Another interesting Dinky anomaly or mystery!
Best regards, Terry

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Thank you every one for your greetings, It will take me at least a month to recover before I can get home but there are improvements already but there is still a long way to go.

Chers.

Jacques

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Jacques----Just wonderful that you are back with us, and hopefully you can return home and resume your prior activities in the near future. Sometimes, we do not realize a treasure when we have it.....only when it is missing!
Best regards,
Terry