|The Linemar Central Coal & Coke Co. dump truck (click on images to enlarge)|
I now own four of the ten vehicles from that set: the Potomac Electric Power Company truck, the Bond Bread van, the NYC fire engine, and my latest addition, the Central Coal & Coke Co. dump truck.
|The Linemar line-up. (L-R): Bond Bread van, PEPCO truck, NYC fire engine, |
Central Coal & Coke Co. dump truck.
|Note how the bread van and PEPCO truck chassis (left) are similar, while |
the fire engine and dump truck chassis (right) are identical.
By contrast, the other two Linemar vehicles I have are of much simpler construction. The body is held in place on the chassis that double as bumpers. The stamping on the PEPCO truck is not quite as detailed as the fire truck or dump truck. And the Bond Bread van is little more than a rounded block.
Why two different manufacturing processes? I'm not sure -- unless both were already in use for other projects. But I haven't run across any 3" Linemar friction toys that weren't part of this set. So the mystery continues.
|The Linemar vehicle set|