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YAS-06
1918 ATKINSON LOGGER 'J.B.KIND'
Scale 1:60

Ãîäû âûïóñêà : 1996
Êîëè÷åñòâî ìîäèôèêàöèé : 5
Òèïû êîðîáîê :
Q2

Retaining the cab and chassis casting from the YGB03 and YGB22 with the flatbed casting from the Y-18-2 'Bass' of 1987, the model was in fact based on a 1919 vehicle which used a Stumph type 'uniflow' engine. This allowed Atkinson & Co. to increase the range of trucks to include 5 to 8 tons in 1923.
It was soon noted that the model's cold cast load of logs aried in shade from one model to another. The load was fixed in place by a chrome cross-head screw inserted through the rear base hole into the flat bed casting. The log chains were positioned into small grooves cast into the logs and glued at their ends. Wheels were changed from the old 'Cord' style to a realistic pneumatic design used before within the range. The plastic chassis components were painted bright red and chrome detailing added to the transmission chain and cylinders. Registration numbers were printed on the gloss black ash pan with a black plate printed on the water tank. Early models used base plates from the 'Olympic' series which were issued as a 'Non' Model of Yesteryears and therefore did not have this text cast or the series number printed. However a few models did appear, mainly in North America, with 'Models of Yesteryear' and 'Matchbox Collectibles' cast. These are rare.
Subsequent releases, during 1996, either did not have a series number or, it was cast onto the left underside of the flat bed with the model name wither cast or tampo printed onto the water tank.
The model was packaged in a plastic former within the commonality box.

YAS-06 1918 ATKINSON LOGGER 'J.B.KIND' YAS-06 1918 ATKINSON LOGGER 'J.B.KIND' YAS-06 1918 ATKINSON LOGGER 'J.B.KIND'


YAS-07
1929 FOWLER CRANE 'MARSTON'S ROAD SERVICES LTD'
Scale 1:68

Ãîäû âûïóñêà : 1998, 1999
Êîëè÷åñòâî ìîäèôèêàöèé : 2
Òèïû êîðîáîê :
Q2

This was the first Age of Steam II Collection and was eagerly awaited by collectors. During the yeats of 1924 and 1935, John Fowler & Co. of Leeds, West Yorkshire made particular advancements in steam technology, which included an 'undertype' and 'V-twin' compound engine. The 1929 Fowler crane model used the same tooling to create the bosy, flywheel and boiler sections for the 1905 Fowler Showman's Engine, as can be seen by the cast legend on the baseplate. However, this legend was deleted and replaced with a tampo printed version on the Mattel issue of 1999. The wheels were also as per the Showman's, but finished in unpainted, black plastic with light grey, unpainted tyres. Similarity with the Y21 Aveling & Porter Steam Roller could also be seen regarding, again, the bosy casting and the smoke stack. Everything else was brand new, including the canopy and supports. The crane jib was supported on a fixed pivot table and boiler door casting whilst the upper smoke box casting included the einch from which a thin elasticised cord was used to duplicate a hawser attaching to a pulley block and hook. Fine wires were used to hold the jib at a fixed angle and provide the winch driveshaft from a small gearbox to the side of the crank-housing. Collectors were particularly pleased with the inclusion of a pale gold steering chain, which was turned once around a steering worm shaft at the base of the transverse case andthe ends simply glued to the pivot table. The fitting of the steering shaft meant the deletion of the cast 'Matchbox' legend and 'Made in China'. Screws became the method of fixing the base components and this also applied to the front canopy support bracket. Extensive pale yellow, red and gold coachlining was applied to all body panels with the addition of a pale yellow line to the left panel within the crew area. A registration plate was to be found only on the rear body panel. The model was packaged in a plastic former within the commonality box.

YAS-07 1929 FOWLER CRANE 'MARSTON'S ROAD SERVICES LTD' YAS-07 1929 FOWLER CRANE 'MARSTON'S ROAD SERVICES LTD' YAS-07 1929 FOWLER CRANE 'MARSTON'S ROAD SERVICES LTD'


YAS-08
1912 BURRELL TRACTION ENGINE 'WOODS, SADD, MOORE & CO. LTD'
Scale 1:68

Ãîäû âûïóñêà : 1998, 1999
Êîëè÷åñòâî ìîäèôèêàöèé : 3
Òèïû êîðîáîê :
Q2

The second addition to The Age of Steam II Collection, was the new Burrell Traction Engine. Charles Burrell was building steam engines in the late 19th century and produced large Showman's engines, such a s 'Her Majesty' in 1897. With a new century came new demands for steam driven vehicles and so by 1912 the company of Charles Burrell & Sons Ltd. of Norfolk, England responded by producing a traction engine to suit these demands from both city and rural areas. It was compared favourable to th Y1 Allchin produced by Lesney in 1956. There was clever use of existing components (Y19-2 and Y21-4). The model proved to be an instant success with collectors. The YAS08 was fitted with the same wheel style and canopy supports as fitted to the YAS07, but the rear wheel hub locks were modified to an oval shape to meet the original 'Burrell' design. Tyres were of a pale grey, unpainted finish with wheel spacers fitted behind all wheels, but factory tolerances did not allow for sufficient clearance between the left rear wheel tyre and the flywheel. Therefore considerable lateral movement of the axle still existed. Considerable attention had been given to detail. Apart from existing tooling being modified, new tooling had produced a water hose, drive grear and drivers seat whilst the new front axle had a realistic attachment for the gold steering chain. Highlighting was in the form of gold plating given to a complete steering mechanism, which now included a worm and pinion. Shades of paint colour applied to the canopy were noted, varying from pure white to pale cream. Underneath the smooth canopy was cast 'Matchbox Collectibles'. Baseplate text was also cast inclusive of the 'Matchbox' legend and '(c) 1997' on the transverse case. The cast description of the model was misspelled to read '1912 Burrel Traction Engine'. This was resolved when the model appeared in 1999 with an updated Mattel base. Regarding the centre screw, YAS08 was deleted and Mattel, Inc China was substituted. The remaining cast model details were deleted and replaced with a tampo printed version inclusive of a new YAS08. 'Matchbox Collectibles' remained cast underneath the canopy. Five screws retained the base components together. A registration plate was to be found only on the rear body panel.
The model was packaged in a plastic former within the commonailty box and white mailer.

YAS-08 1912 BURRELL TRACTION ENGINE 'WOODS, SADD, MOORE & CO. LTD' YAS-08 1912 BURRELL TRACTION ENGINE 'WOODS, SADD, MOORE & CO. LTD' YAS-08 1912 BURRELL TRACTION ENGINE 'WOODS, SADD, MOORE & CO. LTD'


YAS-09
1929 GARRETT 6 TON STEAM WAGON 'RAINFORD POTTERIES'
Scale 1:59

Ãîäû âûïóñêà : 1998
Êîëè÷åñòâî ìîäèôèêàöèé : 1
Òèïû êîðîáîê :
Q2

Theengineering firm of Richard Garrett & Sons Ltd, was founded in 1778, but did not produce its first steam wagon until 1904/ By the late 1920s Garrett had become part of the Agricultural & General Engineers combine, agreeing to produce other company members vehicles, but retaining their individual brand names.
The 'Rainford Potteries' model was the first Garrett to have an open truck body to accommodate the load of resin cast drainage pipes secured by two gols chains. This body casting was first used on the Y18-2 Atkinson 'Burghfield Mills' of 1988. The rear registration plate, being part of the body casting, was utilised, with the front plate being part of the original boiler ashpan. No other casting changes had been made since the YY048/SB 'Chester Mystery Plays' model. Plated parts saw a return to chrome with additional plating to the transmission, which, along with the ashpan, was painted gloss black. Silver had been used to highlight the water tank straps. The wheels, in dark red with black tyres, also had the spacers fitted to eliminate lateral movement.
The model was packaged in a plastic former within the commonality box.

YAS-09 1929 GARRETT 6 TON STEAM WAGON 'RAINFORD POTTERIES' YAS-09 1929 GARRETT 6 TON STEAM WAGON 'RAINFORD POTTERIES' YAS-09 1929 GARRETT 6 TON STEAM WAGON 'RAINFORD POTTERIES'