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Eight Wheelers

A number of trucks with eight wheels have been produced by Dinky and Matchbox.

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501
Foden Diesel 8 Wheel Wagon
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Dinky 501 Foden Diesel 8 Wheel Wagon

The Dinky Foden Diesel 8 Wheel Wagon. This is the Early version of the Foden chassis with a rectangular radiator grille. Produced from 1947 to 1952. The body also used for no 934. Earliest chassis were not fitted with a tow hook. The Violet blue cab/chassis, mid blue flash/back/hubs and small hook model shown is rare. available in maroon, violet blue, red grey finish at 1:48 scale. Dinky 501 in detail...

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Dinky
501
Foden Diesel Eight Wheel Wagon
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Dinky 501 Foden Diesel Eight Wheel Wagon

The Dinky Foden Diesel Eight Wheel Wagon. This is a later version Foden with the fancy radiator grille. Produced from 1947 to 1952 then to 1960 with the later style cab. available in blue & blue, red & fawn finish at 1:48 scale. Dinky 501 in detail...

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Dinky
502
Foden Flat Truck
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Dinky 502 Foden Flat Truck

The Dinky Foden Flat Truck. Made from 1947 and renumbered 902 in 1954. This is the early version of the Foden chassis with the rectangular grille. available in orange & green,blue & red, green& black, 2 tone bl finish at 1:43 scale. Dinky 502 in detail...

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Dinky
502
Foden Flat Truck
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Dinky 502 Foden Flat Truck

The Dinky Foden Flat Truck. In 1993 a similar model to this was sold for 4400 pounds sterling there are however a number of variations that may be very rare. Also numbered 902. available in orange & green finish at 1:43 scale. Dinky 502 in detail...

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Dinky
503
Foden Flat Truck Tailboard
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Dinky 503 Foden Flat Truck Tailboard

The Dinky Foden Flat Truck Tailboard. Made from 1947 and renumbered to 903 in 1954. This is an early example with the rectangular Grille. available in red & black, grey & blue, 2 tone green, blue & ora finish at 1:48 scale. Dinky 503 in detail...

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Dinky
503
Foden Flat Truck Tailboard
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Dinky 503 Foden Flat Truck Tailboard

The Dinky Foden Flat Truck Tailboard. Made from 1947 and renumbered 903 in 1954. This is the latter version with the fancy grille. available in blue & orange finish at 1:48 scale. Dinky 503 in detail...

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504
Foden 14-Ton Tanker
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Dinky 504 Foden 14-Ton Tanker

The Dinky Foden 14-Ton Tanker. This is the first version before renumbering. It was renumbered in early 1954 the price increased to 8/9 it remained in production for another year. available in Red finish at 1:43 scale. Dinky 504 in detail...

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Dinky
505
Foden Flat Truck with Chains
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Dinky 505 Foden Flat Truck with Chains

The Dinky Foden Flat Truck with Chains. Made from 1952 renumbered No.905 in 1954. available in green, maroon finish. Dinky 505 in detail...

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Dinky
901
Foden Diesel Eight-Wheel Wagon
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Dinky 901 Foden Diesel Eight-Wheel Wagon

The Dinky Foden Diesel Eight-Wheel Wagon. Renumbered from 501 in 1954 and produced until 1957. available in red & fawn, Lt Blue & Dk Blue finish. Dinky 901 in detail...

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Dinky
902
Foden Flat Truck
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Dinky 902 Foden Flat Truck

The Dinky Foden Flat Truck. In 1993 a similar model to this mint example was sold for 4400 pounds there are however a number of variations that vary rarity. also numbered 502. Advertised in the December 1957 Meccano magazine for 8/6. available in orange & green finish. Dinky 902 in detail...

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Dinky
903
Foden Flat Truck Tailboard
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Dinky 903 Foden Flat Truck Tailboard

The Dinky Foden Flat Truck Tailboard. Renumbered from 503. Advertised in the August 1955 Meccano magazine for 7/9 and in the April and August 1958 issues for 8/9.Mad between 1954 and 1957. This model was 7â" long. available in blue & orange finish. Dinky 903 in detail...

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Dinky
905
Foden Flat Truck with Chains
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Dinky 905 Foden Flat Truck with Chains

The Dinky Foden Flat Truck with Chains. Supplied in a blue striped box marked Dinky Toys 905 one end of the box also shows the number 505.The chassis is marked 'Foden Dinky Supertoys'. See also 505.Illustrated in the May 1955 and February 1958 issues of Meccano magazine. In February 1958 it was priced at 9/11. This model was 7â" long. available in green, maroon, red & grey finish. Dinky 905 in detail...

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Dinky
934
Leyland Octopus Wagon
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Dinky 934 Leyland Octopus Wagon

The Dinky Leyland Octopus Wagon. Released April 1956 UK price 8/-, April 1957 and February 1958 the price was 8/11, Advertised in the June 1958 issue of Meccano Magazine. In May 1959 price 8/9, May 1961 price 9/6, then in May 1962 when the colour scheme changed to blue with a lemon band and back, red hubs was priced at 10/6 until it was deleted in late 1963. available in yellow & green, bue & lemon finish. Dinky 934 in detail...

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Dinky
935
Leyland Octopus Flat Truck with Chains
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Dinky 935 Leyland Octopus Flat Truck with Chains

The Dinky Leyland Octopus Flat Truck with Chains. See also 905. available in green/grey finish. Dinky 935 in detail...

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Dinky
942
Foden 14 Ton Tanker Regent
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Dinky 942 Foden 14 Ton Tanker Regent

The Dinky Foden 14 Ton Tanker Regent. Launched in June 1955 replacing 941 "Mobilgas". In 1993 a similar model to this was sold for £4830 there are however a number of variations that may be very rare. Supplied in a blue striped Dinky Toys box & chassis marked 'Foden Dinky Supertoys'. available in red & blue finish. Dinky 942 in detail...

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Dinky
943
Leyland Octopus Tanker - Esso
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Dinky 943 Leyland Octopus Tanker - Esso

The Dinky Leyland Octopus Tanker - Esso. Released on March 1958 and advertised inside the back cover of that months Meccano Magazine for 11/6. Later versions were fitted with plastic windows. Advertised in the August 1958 Meccano Magazine for 10/9. Deleted in 1964.. Dinky 943 in detail...

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Matchbox
17D
Hoveringham Tipper
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Matchbox 17D Hoveringham Tipper

The Matchbox Hoveringham Tipper. Foden eight wheeler with tipping body and opening tailgate available in red & orange finish. Matchbox 17D in detail...

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Matchbox
20B
Transport Truck ERF Ever Ready
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Matchbox 20B Transport Truck ERF Ever Ready

The Matchbox Transport Truck ERF Ever Ready. available in blue, dark blue finish at 1:125 scale. Matchbox 20B in detail...

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Matchbox
21D
Foden Concrete Truck
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Matchbox 21D Foden Concrete Truck

The Matchbox Foden Concrete Truck. Fitted with rotating drum driven from the wheels. Shown in the 1969 catalogue. Fitted with Superfast wheels from 1970 this latter version did not have a rotating drum. available in yellow & red finish at 1:89 scale. Matchbox 21D in detail...

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Matchbox
30C
8-Wheel Crane
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Matchbox 30C 8-Wheel Crane

The Matchbox 8-Wheel Crane. This Magirus Duetz was shown in the 1969 catalogue. available in green, turquoise finish at 1:114 scale. Matchbox 30C in detail...

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Matchbox King Size
K-1
Foden 8 Wheel Tipper
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Matchbox King Size K-1 Foden 8 Wheel Tipper

The Matchbox King Size Foden 8 Wheel Tipper. available in red & orange finish. Matchbox King Size K-1 in detail...

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Matchbox Major Pack
M1
BP Autotanker
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Matchbox Major Pack M1 BP Autotanker

The Matchbox Major Pack BP Autotanker. available in yellow & green & white finish. Matchbox Major Pack M1 in detail...