The set would have been a great addition to the layout display, but all the prices I"ve seen for it are about five times the amount I paid for just the sedan.
The sedan itself is something of a puzzle. There's an Indian head logo on it, and the trailer came with one, too. There's no name, which isn't uncommon for these Japanese penny toys. One company is noted for having an Indian head logo -- Ichimura & Co., Ltd.
|The original set - sedan plus trailer.|
Whoever my Indian head logo manufacturer was, seem to have entered the market in the early 1950's, based on their designs. The rear wheels are thin rubber discs reinforced by tin hubcaps. My King car (see Part 39 - King Me) and tri-wheeled sedan (see Part 22 - Tri Something New) also have this early type wheel design.
|The mystery logo doesn't look anything|
like Ichimura's Indian head logos,
either the early or the later versions.
|Indian Head logo sedan (top) and|
mystery tri-wheel sedan (bottom)..
I'm not convinced they're made by
the same company.
Regardless, they Indian head mystery logo sedan is a good addition to the layout -- especially with the expanded roadway.
Total cost for the project:Layout construction:
- Pegboard: $4.95
- Flathead Screws: $0.40
- Molding: $2.49
- SilClear: borrowed from a friend
- Green Paint: left over from another project
- Wood Screws: $3.60
- Felt Pads: $1.99
Small Houses: $3.00
Testor's Gray Paint for road: $1.29
Bandai Areo Station: $8.99
2 tinplate signs: $1.00
4 tinplate signs (with train) $5.99
- Two Japanese toy cars: $2.00
- A.W. Livestock truck: $4.99
- Taxi: $2.99
- Ambulance: $2.99
- Two Japanese patriotic cars: $6.99
- Haji three-wheel sedan $3.00
- 1950's sedan $2.99
- LineMar Pepco Truck $8.50
- LineMar Bond Bread Van $8.00
- LineMar Fire Engine $4.95
- LineMar Dump Truck $12.99
- LineMar GE Courier Car $10.98
- Nomura Red Sedan $5.00
- Nomura Police Car $2.52
- Nomura lumber truck $3.48
- 6 Namura vehicles $16.99
- Orange Sedan $10.99
- King Sedan $9.95
- Indian Head logo sedan $4.99
Total Project Cost: $155.89