By Maz Woolley
The latest in the Dinky Trucks series has arrived. This is a reproduction of the 514 Guy Van already seen in this series. This time it is seen in Slumberland livery.
The model comes in a reproduction of the original box which changed later to having blue and white stripes. The model was sold between 1949 and 1952 and was the first of several liveries on this casting including the Lyons Swiss Rolls one already seen in this range.
The model is based upon the Guy Otter chassis which appeared shortly before the Second World War and gained a diesel engine when relaunched after the war. They were widely used by the nationalised British Road Services though Dinky never produced them in that livery.
Play value was added to the model with the opening rear doors.
The livery is beautifully printed. Slumberland are a UK firm producing mattresses and are a well known brand name even today.
The model had several different types of hubs over time but here Atlas have had the classic simple early type fitted.
To the front the lights and grill are neatly printed and the Slumberland logo is nicely reproduced on the raised van section.
This is another model from Atlas that I am sure will please many collectors and again it is a UK Dinky model which means that this series at least is meeting the original expectations set.
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