Details of Dinky Dublo 068 Royal Mail Van
The Dinky Dublo Royal Mail Van.
Released in April 1959 and advertised on the back of that months Meccano Magazine. The Royal Mail van was advertised as being just right to fit Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge railway. With grey, moulded non-scratch, treaded wheels, the model sold for around 2/3. The model was also fitted with smooth grey and black wheels. The model was withdrawn in 1964.
Based on the Morris 6-8cwt van, manufactured between 1948 and 1971, this 1098cc vehicle was the workhorse of the Royal Mail throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. Morris Minor vans were more robust the cars, because they had a ‘Y’-shaped steel chassis and torsion bar suspension. In 1972, the last delivery of over 700 of these vans to Royal Mail took place.
The original price was 2/3 . It was available in red finish at 00 scale. Released as Dinky Dublo 068 in 1959 withdrawn as Dinky Dublo 068 in 1964.
Base:tin plate base
Origin:Made in England
Wheels:black plastic wheels with tread, grey plastic wheels with tread
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