Part Three - Truck Bodies
So far, I've only found examples of two different types of truck bodies -- a panel truck, and a pickup truck. As with the variations for the car bodies, I would expect that in addition to the two styles of convertible pick up trucks, there is at least one version with a hard top cab.
1) Panel Trucks
2) Pickup Trucks
A) Models with top up -- known body colors: red, yellow
B) Models with top down -- known body colors: yellow
3) Fire truck
This is a somewhat unusual piece. Although it uses the same basic body as the rest of the Bandai Model A series, the pumper mechanism looks like it borrowed from another Bandai toy, a Model T-style fire engine! Only the fluting at the top of the boiler is different.
|The Bandai Model T-style fire engine. Note the pumper|
assembly.The boiler is the same as the one on the Model A.
The Model A's version is missing the fluting at top.
Bandai also used parts from the Model A series to make some battery-operated vehicles. The fire engine is very similar to the Model A friction toy, save for the base, which has the battery compartment. Plus, an additional spinning mechanism was added.
|Incorporating many of the Bandi Model A friction toy|
parts, this battery-operated toy nevertheless falls
outside the series.
|This fire engine has a completely different |
undercarriage than the rest of the Bandai Model A's
Part 1: Bandai Model A series overview
Part 2: Bandai Model A cars bodies