TRIANG and their real world equivalents
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TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #1

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We now have such a thread on Dinky and Matchbox, and I think Triang Spot On, Minic, Magicar, Pedalcars & tin toys deserve the same.

I am starting off with the #276 Spot On Jaguar S Type.









The Jaguar S type is a saloon car produced by Jaguar Cars ltd. in the UK from 1963 to 1968. It was a technically more sophisticated development of the MK II, offering buyers a more luxurious alternative without the size and expense of the MK X. The S-Type sold alongside the Mark 2, as well as the Jaguar 420 following its release in 1966.


I had the personal (dis)pleasure of owning such a car, a 3,4 ltr. -  6 cylinder model on wire wheels. It rotted away like fallen pears.


Below: a 3,8 ltr. version.



Last Edit: 3 years, 6 months ago by Ecclesley.
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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #2

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Nice idea for a thread Ecclesley, I have quite a few Spot Ons and have uploaded my collection on a separate thread to.
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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #3

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Spot On #103 Rolls Royce












One of my all time favorites from Spot On and as a model car as such is this reproduction of a H.J. Mulliner Silver Wraith touring limousine. A well balanced design (#7356). Many of which were produced with the big R100 headlights, as the picture of the 1952 car below shows.


Spot On however favored the model with what is called the "Bentley MK VI headlights".
An artist impressions of the original RR brochure:





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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #4

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Spot On #113 Aston Martin DB III









The Aston Martin DB3 was a sports car built in the 1950s. Although it used some DB2 parts, they were quite different. The original modifications were done by ex-Auto Union engineer, Eberan von Eberhorst, though others handled the later DB3S work.


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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #5

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Armstong Siddeley Cabriolet.











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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #6

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Triang Magicar Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III and Bentley S3





 





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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #7

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Ford Zephyr Mk.1


This model released to commemorate the win by the Zephyr in the 1953 Monte Carlo Rally.











Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #8

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Malcolm, what is the slot in the side of the car for? I think I see a lever at the bottom of the slot. Is that to reverse the models direction? It is a wind up.
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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #9

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Triang Spot On #218 Jaguar MKX





 


Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #10

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Another interesting topic, great to see.

Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #11

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It's not only model cars that Tri-ang made! I have collected the Tri-ang Minic Ships models since 1965 already. Below the no. M706 S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam, which I bought in 1965.

I took the photo of the real one in the next year: 23 August 1966. Holland-America Line's Nieuw Amsterdam was the flag ship of their fleet of Trans-Atlantic Liners. It was dethroned a few years before, in 1959, by the bigger S.S. Rotterdam. Kind regards, Jan 


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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #12

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Nobleco wrote:
Malcolm, what is the slot in the side of the car for? I think I see a lever at the bottom of the slot. Is that to reverse the models direction? It is a wind up.
 


 


Yes Jim, that is the lever to reverse the motor.
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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #13

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#156 Mulliner (Guy) Luxury Coach










Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #14

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Pre-war (1938) Tri-ang Minic no. 56 ME Rolls Royce Sunshine Saloon. It was donated to me fifteen years ago, play worn and incomplete. I wonder if this is just a generic model or is it based on a specific real world prototype? Kind regards, Jan 





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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 6 months ago #15

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Hi Jan, This is listed as ....


1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II aluminium Sunshine Saloon by H.J.Mulliner



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